Alongside the development of the old town of Hoi An, traditional craft villages started to bloom. The commercial harbour at Hoi An reached its zenith at the beginning of the seventeenth century thanks largely to the quality of goods from Quang region. Over the centuries, at this port, various types of goods such as swallows’ nest, sea-food, village handicrafts, sculpture and pottery have been bought by traders and exported to the four corners of the globe.
Most tourists who come to Hoi An are struck by the huge array of beautiful products on sale in the shops or boutique, many of these are made at Kim Bong carpentry village and are endowed with deep cultural significance. The red ceramics from Thanh Ha village are mainly used as household culinary utensils …
Take to the streets and the waterways to discover the charm of one of Vietnam’s most loved towns. On this unique boat and bike tour in Hoi An you will escape the hustle and bustle, weaving through the backstreets to reach the country lanes that lie outside the town’s borders.
Start your Hoi An tour with the bike portion, and follow country laneways to reach some of the villages that are dotted throughout the region, stopping to talk to the locals and learn more about life in this part of Vietnam. Pass emerald rice paddies, snaking waterways and plenty of waving children as you discover some of the beautiful landscapes found in this region.
Next up, your Hoi An boat tour! Follow your guide to the banks of the Thu Bon River to take to the waterways and discover even more of the area. Cruise the river, heading out to one of the river’s small islands where a barbecue feast awaits. Feast on local specialties and watch as the sun sets over the river, with bobbing local fishing boats adding to the atmosphere.
Jump back in the boat to cruise along the river, watching the last of the sun’s rays disappear behind the rice paddies before heading back to Hoi An. Watch the twinkling lights of the city appear as you approach the dock, before heading through the bustling waterfront crowds to head back into town. This unique Hoi An bike and boat tour comes to end back in the heart of the town.