Neatly, you climb onto your bike and soon your senses are triggered by the smells, flavors, colors and sounds that rules in the countryside. As you concur the roads you will go through lush palm forests, across bridges and past fields with water buffalos and farmers toiling in their rice fields. Then, swap your bike for a traditional basket boat taking you into the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Spoilt with impressions you will reach a local village. With a luring appetite, the villagers will introduce you to their local sustainable vegetable practices and the fine art of Vietnamese Cooking. Well deserved it is time to satisfy those hungry taste buds of yours with a delicious, home cooked lunch. Enjoy!
Included: Meals: 1 x lunch
Entrance fees: All entrances fees included in the trip
Transport: Bicycle according to itinerary
English speaking tour guide: Included for the entire tour according Not included: · Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
· Tips to guide and driver
· Drinks and personal expenses
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
· Get out of the city and explore the daily life in the countryside by bike
· Embark the traditional round basket boats and slowly float down the river
· Get introduced to sustainable farming and learn to cook Vietnamese food
Day 1: Hoi An Cycling and Cooking
Pick up at 8:30 am from your hotel and transfer to the address 548 Cua Dai Street, which is the starting point for your adventure ahead. Slowly you will concur the streets and start the day by cycling along the Thu Bon River paying a visit to a local fishing village.
Continue riding at a peaceful pace along country lanes while taking in the mesmerizing natural surroundings. Observe local life on the go and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields using centuries of farming practices. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges and past fields of water buffalos.
Take a short break with a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying an hour ride in one of the famous, yet traditional round Basket Boats in the Water Coconut Palm Forest.
Continue riding your bike to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown the environmentally sustainable practices, which the local villagers have used for centuries and are still being used extensively today. Visit a local family and after a short, informative and fun cooking lesson, we sit down for a delicious lunch. Enjoy!
After lunch, ride back to your hotel where the tour ends around 3:30 pm – with stomachs full and your curiosity satisfied. For today at least. (L)
Child age: 6-9 years
This tour is not recommended for: Children below 6 years of age
Sep-Nov: rainy season so rain may occur.
Jun-Aug: summer where the temperature is hot.
Hoi An, Hoi An countryside, Thu Bon river, Cam Thanh village, Water Coconut Palm Forest, Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village