Tour Duration : 4 hours
This tour gives you a great opportunity to explore some unique villages and join in with locals performing some of their daily activities. It is another great chance for families of all ages to experience life in Hoi An together, while supporting the local people who will welcome you to join them and teach you a little about their lives in Vietnam.
Your personal guide will be with you at each step of the tour to provide interesting information about the villages, the old crafts and the people.
- Try your hand at pottery, making sleeping mats and rice paper and noodles
- Learn about village life
- Cycle through the Hoi An countryside
8am/1:30pm – Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang
Our first stop is Thanh Ha Pottery Village where we will visit a family that has been living in the same house for 5 generations and learn how to make pottery with them.We will then walk around the village to see how other families live there.
After crossing a typical Vietnamese rural bridge, which has stunning views of the surrounding areas, our next stop is at another family business where they specialize in making sleeping mats from reeds. Sleeping mats were a household essential for every Vietnamese family,especially during 20th century. Sadly, there are not many mat makers left like these any longer, as people are switching to other kinds of business to enable them to earn a better living. Whilst we are here, you can challenge yourself and try making one!
After a short ride, we visit another artisan family to watch how they make rice paper and noodles. Again, you will get the chance to make one for yourself and enjoy eating the fruits of your labour.
Back on the bicycles for a long ride through the paddy fields, the lotus flower filled dams and the wonderful countryside. Over another typical rural wooden bridge where we will stop to indulge the photographer in you and to rest the legs. We then continue on to another village where the amazingly talented and skilful local people make wooden fishing boats and wood and lacquer carvings.
About 12:00/17:45pm. We say goodbye to the villagers at this point and return you back to your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang
PRICE: Please contact Tommy Dao for special cost as it depends on number of people.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Hotel pick up & drop off at hotels in Hoi An or Da Nang
- A High standard bike with helmet or wooden boat
- Informative English speaking tour guide, other languages are available on request
- All Entrance tickets and Fees for local family activities
- Cold bottled of water & cold towels
- Travel insurance
THE TOUR EXCLUDES:
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses such as shopping
TIPS TO BRING:
- Sun-protection creams
- Fully charged cameras
- Shoes suitable for cycling
- We highly recommend booking early.
- For last minutes booking and larger bookings please call us at +84 905044564