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  1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Nam
  3. Hoi An

Hoi An: Half-Day Discover Cultural Morning by Vintage Vespa

Product ID: 131031
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Just a short ride out of the Old Town, the stunning countryside will leave you spellbound with its endless rice paddies, conical hats and water buffalo. Journey further and discover the real local people, performing ancient arts and trades using skill.
About this activity
Duration 5.3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

From your hotel in Hoi An.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Pass a coconut palm village and acres of paddy fields to the new Cua Dai Bridge by Piaggio Vespa
  • Enjoy watching the fishermen go about their trade and take a photo if you wish in a small fishing hamlet
  • See how to make fish sauce and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee before you continue your journey
  • Sample some delicious food prepared at the local market such as banh xeo, banh su sê or xoa xoa
  • Visit the home of a local boat builder who makes basket boats, listen to their history and the construction techniques
  • Explore the Bamboo House to meet the husband and wife team who will demonstrate the art of bamboo furniture making, rice flour and noodle making
  • Learn how to use the fascinating coracle boats and try to row yourselves
  • Have a walking tour through the village and return to the Bamboo House for lunch
  • Ride back across the Cam Kim Bridge to return your hotel
Full description
At 07:30 from your hotel, meet your drivers, guide and classic vintage Piaggio Vespa. Then, it will be time to jump on, click on your helmet and off you go. Listen to the sounds of this famous engine whir as you start your journey. Pass a coconut palm village and acres of paddy fields making your way to the new Cua Dai Bridge which offers spectacular views of Hoi An, the river system and out to the sea to the Cham Islands

Arrive at a small fishing hamlet at 08:30, just in time to see the locals returning with their daily fishing catch. Enjoy watching the fishermen go about their trade and take a photo if you wish. A fundamental part of Vietnamese cuisine is fish sauce, almost every Vietnamese meal contains it. The villagers here make fish sauce daily. We stop our Vespas to learn about this ancient culinary craft enjoying a cup of Vietnamese coffee before we continue our journey. Next, set off toward the local market at 09:30. Touring on foot, arrive just in time to watch the traders feverishly selling their catch. You will then sample some delicious food prepared at the market such as banh xeo, banh su sê or xoa xoa. Return to your Vespas to continue the journey to another small village famous for the traditional art of making sleeping mats made of reed. At 11:00, your next stop will be the home of a local boat builder who makes basket boats that are synonymous with Vietnam. Their history and construction techniques are fascinating. Make your way to the Bamboo House built by a bamboo craftsman and observe the traditional art of bamboo furniture making. These trades have been handed down through the generations and continue to play a vital role in Hoi An culture. In addition, the craftsman’s wife will provide a demonstration of rice flour and noodle making – join in if you like.

Take a walk around the village to meet the locals who make fishing nets that are so important to the fishermen and women. Learn how to use the fascinating coracle boats and try to row yourselves. Have time to learn about the life and customs of the locals and observe mat making and weaving. It is common for the local craftsmen to sing their ancient folk songs as they work. The songs are soothing and relaxing and take time to enjoy the spellbinding music. While you have been exploring the village, your hosts will have prepared a delicious lunch for you to share with them. From here, ride back across the Cam Kim Bridge for the return trip to Hoi An before returning to your hotel. At 14:00, the tour will conclude.
Includes
  • Vespa tour with hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Coffee and fruit
  • Lunch
  • Local ferry fee
  • Tip for local house and service
What’s Not Included
  • Tip
  • Personal expenses
  • VAT tax
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Bring sunscreen
• You may wish to wear a light long-sleeved top
• Wear appropriate foot wear for being a pillion passenger
• Shoes as opposed to open sandals are suggested
• 12:45: If you are excited by the river culture and would like to relax on the water some more, you can join a chic boat for a 2-hour cruise. You will join the chic boat after a light snack at the Bamboo House and take in the activities. At 12:45, your Vespa will take you to your boat where you can enjoy lunch and drinks whilst soaking up the scenery and observe the daily lives of the locals. Enjoy Vietnamese food 'an com gia dinh' which literally translates as the family meal. In Vietnam, it is traditional to enjoy a healthy meal in a leisurely fashion, surrounded by loved ones sharing food and conversation. You will be served a healthy meal and offered free flow detox drinks. Your Vespa driver will be waiting for you on your return and you will be taken back to your hotel at 15:00
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ROSE TRAVEL SERVICE CO., LTD

Product ID: 131031