Day 1: Danang arrival – Hoi An/ overnight in homestay (L)
You will be pick up on arrival by our experienced local guide and driver. Transfer to Hoi An peaceful town. Check in nice homestay where is a quiet place surrounded by nature but it is not so far the city centre, the beach and the rice fields.
We will drive you to the docks on the Co Co River where your day’s adventure will start.
At the dock we will board our boat to take you onto the river and head downstream towards our first fishing destination. The tour is let you understand more about local life. Where we meet and chat with fishermen about their works. You will have a chance to learn how to lift the big fishing net out of the water and how to spread the unique fishing net named “RO” into a professional circle to catch fish and others daily activities of the local fisherman.
Around 40 minutes, we arrive at The Coconut Palm area. Meet a local fishing family who will bring some traditional basket boats for us to board. You will be getting on a very unique round boat (Basket Boat) or Thung Chai in Vietnamese. Learning the technique how to drive the round boat and starting discovering the floristic composition with relaxing and then having fun with catching the special Purple Crabs.
A family home constructed from bamboo and water coconut is our tea stop and have a taste of what life is like for traditional fisher-folk. Back to the Bus pick up place.
After a short drive through the local countryside we arrive at Organic Herb Tra Que Village , and the home of your host, Mr Tuan. A welcome drink of freshly picked fruits is waiting, before we take a walk around the village and learn about the history and customs of this charming village. We walk through the organic herb gardens where hundreds of local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago no electrical machinery here.
We return to the home of Mr Tuan, and this is where the real fun begins. Everyone is given farming instruments, and we set about joining the farmers in preparing the land for sewing or planting. Our farmer describes the traditional farming methods while we help fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river, and then water it using huge tin cans strapped to our back. Time is then spent picking vegetables and herbs, and learning how to wrap them to prevent damage. Sharing with you about the traditional methods of gardening in organic way.
Many of the local herbs are used by the farmers for traditional village medicines. You will have a chance to enjoy the herbal foot massage with a real farmer concept.
Experience half day to be in the farmer house you will have the opportunity to interact with local farmers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in daily cooking life.
It’s now time to try are hands at making the village speciality named “Tam Huu” spring rolls using the local herbs and vegetables we have just picked or Xeo Cake ( Banh Xeo). We then sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal.
The tour takes us around 7 hours
Back to your homestay
Overnight in homestay in Hoi An
This day, we have 2 another options for activities:
Enjoy the new peaceful day and your breakfast at homestay. Meeting our guide and driver to start a new day tour. This day, you will explore our ancient town with our guide. We will visit 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, 300-year-old Chinese temple, 200-year-old Vietnamese former merchant’s house, the local fish market, etc. Also, there are many different choices of destinations that you can drop by such as art galleries and tailor shops, and have some made-to-order clothes.
Have nice local lunch in restaurant
Afternoon, we start to go from Hoi An to Hue. On the way, we will visit the highlights includes: marble mountain and Cham museum, Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach.
Reaching Hue – gentle city
Overnight in Hue
Day 3: Hue – peaceful Sinh Village – Thanh Tien –half day city tour (B,L)
This tour gives you the lovely experiences as you have chance to explore the inner charms of local people living culture and village beauties. You have chance to try the local food as well
The tour starts by walking or cycling to Toa Kham pier. We will have experience on board along Huong river watching Bao Vinh old town from the board, reaching Sinh Village. In Sinh Village, client have chance to study the painting material and techniques of Sinh Village where existed for over 300 years of this traditional handicraft. After that, client can take bicycle to see the peaceful landscape of Sing village, meeting and having conversation with local people. Stop at local house in Thanh Tien village to know about the way to do paper flowers in Thanh Tien village. By this route, you also have real look on local people life, their houses architecture, visit some pagoda and small garden. We also have chance to have experience in local market as well
Have lunch on boat
Afternoon we visit highlights of Hue includes: Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Citadel, Tu Duc tomb. We also can visit Dong Ba market if time permits
Overnight in Hue
Day 4: Hue departure (B)
Enjoy the last day in Hue by your way until our driver comes to pick up and transfer you to the airport, connect flight to your sweet home
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LIST OF RECOMMEND ACCOMMODATION
Pomelo Garden homestay
or La Sa homestay
Good Accommodation/ nice homestay in Hoi An with daily breakfast
Experienced English speaking guide
Door to door Private for whole trip
Good Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)
Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets
Services charges and Government taxes
Visa stamping fee in Vietnam (45USD for Single entry and 65 USD for Multi Entry at the airport).
Personal travel insurance
Any flights to and from Vietnam
All personal expenses
All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
Flight ticket from Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh (you already booked yourself)
Surcharge on Christmas or new year time
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