Kick off your Hoi An cultural tour on the waterways of Vietnam wish pickup from your hotel. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to a traditional fishing village where you’ll follow your guide and meet local fishermen and their families. Experience daily life like a native and learn about the customs and traditions that keep these villages in motion.
You’ll greet your professional captain and friendly crew as you board your boat for an eco-tour of the area. Cruise along the Cua Dai River and revel in the peaceful waterways lined by picturesque coconut palms and thick, green mangroves. Your expert guide will share stories about the unforgiving conditions soldiers on both sides of the conflict experienced during the Vietnam War, as well as facts and anecdotes about how the famous war impacted the surrounding communities.
Once you’ve taken in the natural landscapes and serene waterways, you’ll join local fishermen and women in a hands-on experience that’s sure to be a memorable part of your journey to Vietnam. Cast round nets by hand and lower giant drop nets from shore as you learn about traditional techniques still used to fish today. Your crew will create flowers, animals and hats from palm leaves that serve as a perfect memento to this beautiful day.
Then strap on a lifejacket and hop aboard a bamboo basket boat where you’ll learn how to paddle and navigate the waters from your friendly crew. Once you’ve mastered the technique you’ll be ready to participate in an entertaining basket boat race.
Arrive safely back at your eco-tour boat and share a meal of seafood and fresh produce prepared by your captain. Enjoy typical dishes like rice pancakes, baked fish and frosty beers before returning to your hotel.