We begin our cycling tour through the charming and peaceful villages around Hoi An, winding along narrow country lanes and past rice paddies where we see the local people going about their daily lives. A boat tour takes us through the water coconut palm forest where we see how the local people use the palm to make roofing for their houses as well as for many other activities.
A highlight of our tour is the famous, large Tra Que Herb and Vegetable Village comprising more than 200 households and covering around 40 ha. The soil is enriched by seaweed from the river and strict policies ensure there is no contamination of soil or water. This ensures the unique flavor that has made their herbs and vegetables famous, not only locally but also all around the world. You will observe how traditional and local farming techniques maintain the extremely high standard of produce growing and being harvested for the local markets. Visitors are invited to join in planting and preparing the new crops, to attend a brief cooking lesson and to enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties
After lunch we continue on to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village famous for earthenware since the 16th and 17th centuries. The local villagers still practice the ancient skills to create bricks, tiles and flooring for restoration of the old buildings many of which are falling into disrepair. As well they provide a huge range of pottery, bricks and tiles, pots, bowls, and all types of ornaments and figurines for today’s market and the tourist trade. You can watch products being made and be offered the opportunity to be creative on the pottery wheel yourself.
A short ferry trip takes you back to Hoi An after a relaxing and interesting day discovering and exploring the surrounds of Hoi An.
- Depart From: Meeting Point
- End At: Meeting Point or drop off at your hotel
- Start Time: 8:00 am
- Finish Time: 4:00 pm
- Duration: 8 hours
- Distance: 25 km
- Highlights: Awesome scenery, fishing village, water coconut forest, basket boat, cooking class, Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village
- Transportation: Bike, ferry boat.
- Meals: Lunch, coffee, tea and purified drinking water.
- What to Bring: Sunscreen, camera, sport shoes.