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Cam Thanh Countryside Rice Planting Experience by Bicycle & Boat

Pick up from Hoi An

Tour Code: DAD-83 Duration: Approx 6 Hours

Discover for yourself just how rice planting is done and how local Vietnamese farmers and fishermen have developed their own culture and good fun from their daily livelihood.

Highlights:

  • Find out how rice is made and get Yourself an Exclusive Hands-on Experience in Planting, Harvesting and Processing the Paddies from Local Farmers
  • Pick up some new Fishing Skill as you try out cast net Fishing Techniques as Opposed to Traditional Fishing Method
  • Immerse Yourself into the Culture and Daily Lifestyle of Local Fishermen and Their Families by Taking part in Different Local Activities and fun Throughout your tour

Tour Description:

Tired of urban life? Do you feel like experiencing a change of pace and hone your skill along the way? If this is you then do continue reading because this is the tour for you. As obvious as it is, rice has always been the major source of carbohydrate diet for Asian countries. Its tender texture coupled with its sweetness makes it a good combination with many other Asian menus that you know and love. In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that many of the recipes are made in order to complement the taste of rice with a richer flavour. All in all, rice still reigns supreme when it comes to Asia’s dietary choice for starch and carbohydrate. But of course, amidst that popularity is a whole intricate process of planting, harvesting and processing of grains. Today, you will be able to try out the whole process as you cycle through the beautiful roads of the Vietnamese countryside. So strap up and get ready for a whole 6 hours of fun!

Once you get on board the minivan from your hotel, you will head straight to the countryside. There, a bike will be waiting for you and you will be able to start cycling to your next destination - Cam Thanh Ecological village. Of course, if you are not comfortable with a bike, you can also opt for a scooter using our “Xe Om” service with an additional 120,000 VND chargeable to you. Along the way, you will pass by verdant meadows and vast fields. Be sure to also enjoy the feeling of the wind brushing past your cheeks as you cycle your way to the village. Once you arrive, your local host family will greet you and get you ready for an exciting day.

Today you will learn how to grow wet rice. Start with some ploughing and raking with a buffalo before planting the paddy itself. In the process, get the chance to ride a water buffalo, water (and flood) the farm, grind and pound the rice itself. Sweat together with your host family as you patiently plant each paddy and grind every bit of the rice smoothly. Afterwards, get back into the van and head toward a local fishing village where you will get on board a boat. Join local fishermen on their round net and cast net fishing and add the new techniques into your skill set. As you wait for the net to reel in some catch, enjoy and dance to the cultural folk music of Ba Trao alongside your local fishermen.

Next, join your local fishermen on a local fishing boat Phuoc Hai and experience the local cast net, Chai. While you are on the boat, explore the water coconut palm jungle and cruise around the meandering waterways as you earn how to make beautiful origami made of water coconut leaves. You can also try out the Vietnamese basket boat ride and catch some crabs before returning back to your boat. On your boat, your lunch/dinner (if you travel in the morning, you will get lunch whilst if you travel in the evening, you will get dinner) will be ready and you can enjoy it with a can of cold beer or soft drink while making your way back to the hotel at the same time.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made more than four days from commencement date will be given full refund
  • Cancellations made less than four days before commencement date will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • There will be no refunds given for cancellations made one day before or less from commencement date

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

What's Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up and return (only Hoi An old town and beach areas)
  • Boat cruise plus Vietnamese bamboo basket boats
  • 1 cold water
  • Lunch on board cooked by Captain Cook
  • Cold beers, soft drinks are always available on board for selling
  • 10% VAT

What's Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal tips
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • Price for tour is based on minimum 2 pax
  • Child prices are applicable to children below 11 years old
  • This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Tour is Seat-In-Coach (SIC/Join-In-Tour). If you want a private tour, an additional surcharge of 3,500,000 VND is applicable for your tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off are both only in Hoi An. If guests stay at hotels like Four Seasons - The Nam Hai Resort or Le Belhamy Resort, there is a 600,000 VND chargeable for the round trip transfer. If you are staying in Da Nang, please arrange your own transfer to the meeting point at Nam Long Restaurant - 103 Cua Dai Street or at the front of Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort
  • If group tour from 12 pax and up, a private trip will be offered
  • Please also bring:
  • Sun protection cream & lotion
  • Fully charged camera
  • Caps/hats
  • Footwear - flip-flops, thongs, sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel and extra clothes in case of being wet
  • Tour itinerary and prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Locations

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Locations:

    Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Hoi An. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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