8:30 AM Your jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your day cruising through the country lanes and villages in Hoi An. After crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of Hoi An the river system, we arrive at the fishing village which is alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch. Explore the village and take photos before visiting a house where local fish sauce is made. We sit to enjoy a local coffee.
The local makes fish sauce
We continue our journey to an amazing village, home to 7 hectares of water coconut palm. Having an opportunity to learn how to row this unique bamboo basket boat. Learn about the daily life of local people, learn how to paddle the Vietnamese unique bamboo basket boat.
After that, we make our way by jeep to the famous village of Tra Que which is famous for its fresh local herbs and vegetables. Your local village hosts will provide you with a cooking demonstration and show you some of the local specialties. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at preparing your own Hoi An specialty lunch. Sit back and enjoy your culinary creations at the family table overlooking the locals tending their arable land. Before we set off on our tour of the village, it’s time to relax and enjoy a traditional foot massage in the fragrant garden.
Tra Que vegetable village
Then, they will take you on a tour of the village. Enjoy the nurseries and herb gardens, learn about the unique algae and its nourishing impacts on the soil. Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with the guidance of local family farmers. We continue our journey in the countryside to a very old pagoda and the pottery village of Thanh Ha. After that, your jeep will return you to your hotel around 3:30 PM.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian