• Explore riverside village of Tra Nhieu by bike and boat with family.
  • Meet a local family earning a living making sleeping mats, and see a demonstration.
  • Join the farmer raking and harrowing the soil and planting the rice seedlings as well as rice production.

Pedal and Paddle in Hoi An

Engage with nature and learn to plant rice with a local farmer on a family-focused bike and boat tour.

After meeting your tour guide, hop on your bike and peddle your way along the winding village paths and shady pathways past garden houses. Visit some of the local cottage industries to see the production of traditional handicrafts including bamboo furniture and rice paper. A local family will welcome you into their home for a cup of tea. While you relax they will demonstrate how they earn a living from making sleeping mats.

Another short boat trip brings you to the village of Cam Thanh, a tranquil oasis of intricate nypa-palm waterways and mangrove forests. Climb into a traditional round basket boat, still used by the local fishermen in the area, and paddle through the underwater nypa-palm forest.

Continue cycling through the scenic countryside. Then, stop at a farmer’s house in Cam Thanh village, and enjoy local Vietnamese food cooked from the fresh ingredients from the farm.

After lunch, you will learn about rice production, a main staple in the Vietnamese diet. You can wade into the rice paddies, roll up your sleeves, and join the host in tilling the soil and planting the rice seedlings. Next, you will be taught milling with very basic tools which the Vietnamese have used for hundreds of years. After your great local experience, it’s time to say goodbye to the host and cycle back to town.

Additional information

CityHoi An
DurationFull Day
ThemeAdventure, Boats & Cruises, Cycling, Family

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