Following a morning or afternoon hotel pickup in Hoi An, you'll transfer by minivan to a bike station in the countryside. After a safety briefing, start on your bike route while accompanied by your guide. You'll pedal along scenic country roads to a local farming village, then participate in daily activities. Work alongside farmers hoeing and tending the soil, watering vegetables and herbs in the garden, and riding water buffalo through the rice paddies.
Then ride a boat to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cu Dai Sea and join fishermen who employ traditional round-nets and cast-nets to fish. Learn to paddle a tightly woven bamboo basket boat, known locally as thung chai, and take a spin around the now-tranquil waterways flanked by coconut groves. You'll hear about extreme conditions endured here by soldiers who fought on both sides of the Vietnam War (American War) that raged for two decades.
Lunch or dinner is served on board the boat along with cold beer or a soft drink. Afterward, you'll return to your hotel by minivan.