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Hoi An: Half-Day Tour of Crafts Villages by Boat

Product ID: 36677
Take a relaxing boat tour along the lovely Thu Bon River, combined with a visit to traditional craft villages. Gain an interesting insight into the traditional manual craft industries that have been providing livelihoods to the locals for centuries.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels in Hoi An city center only.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Jump aboard a local-style boat to traverse the waterways from Hoi An to nearby craft villages
  • Visit Thanh Ha pottery village
  • Visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park museum
  • Watch the hand-crafting of decorative pottery and have a product made especially for you
  • Travel to Kim Bong carpentry village, where traditional wooden fishing boats are made
  • See skilled carpenters create handcrafted furniture and carvings
Full description
Your driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hoi An and transfer you to the port.

From the port, you’ll get on a boat for the ride to Thanh Ha pottery village, where you’ll meet the local people and learn about daily life in the village. You’ll have a chance to see how pottery is produced here, and watch as vases, pots, kettles, and cooking pots are made. You'll also get the chance to visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park museum.

After you’ve observed the pottery-making process, you’ll head back to the boat for a 30-minute ride on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bong carpentry village. See firsthand how wooden fishing vessels are constructed using traditional methods. You’ll also visit the carpentry workshop where handcrafted furniture and a variety of souvenirs are made.
  • Transfers and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Our guide was very nice but it was very difficult to understand his English. I also did not find the sites on the crafts tour to be all that interesting.

October 12, 2018

Excellent tour guide and very interesting tour, we all enjoyed it.

September 27, 2018

key was fantastic. super knowledgeable. we had a great time.

March 6, 2018

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Hoi An Express

Product ID: 36677