Boat Trip and Cycling Tour Hoi AnSunday, March 03, 2013
One thing that visitors to Hoi an should not miss is the chance to enjoy the boat and cycling for getting into the craft villages of this ancient town! Hoi an is now famous all over the world for not only its ancient cultural values but also its traditional craft villages which are preserved by many generations. So, alongside the development of the old town of Hoi An, traditional craft villages started to bloom. The commercial harbor at Hoi an ancient town reached its zenith at the beginning of the 17th 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. We are here to offer a a boat trip tour and then cycling to Hoi an traditional handicraft villages. Discover by yourself and tell us your own experience!
Highlights Our private guide will lead you through the well-kept historic district of this once-prosperous seaport city. You will have chance for insight into the local ancient space and soak up the cool atmosphere on the glistening Thu Bon River. This new trip option will bring you to 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 …
Itinerary At 08:00, our guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi an. You have to walk to the port after passing the ancient town where guests embark on the boat. On the way you can enjoy the busy daily life of Hoi an people. Depart for Thanh Ha pottery village where you can learn and enjoy the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Observing the steps of making a pottery product: vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot … Continue boating more 30 minutes to opposite Land of Thu Bon River for Kim Bong Village. Have an introduction walk during which the guide will explain the story of Kim Bong Village.
Throughout the walk you will have the possibility to admire the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also make a stop in the carpentry workshop where carpenters create hand crafted furniture and sculptures as well as a range of souvenirs. Hop on the bicycle; go around the island about 45 minutes for relaxation the fresh air of this countryside landscape. Embark on the boat for going back to the port. End this tour at about 12:00.