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Cam Thanh Village Farming and Basket Boat Experience

Pick up from Hoi An

Tour Code: DAD-06 Duration: Approx 5 Hours

Experience working on a farm and then catching fish on a river in a basket boat and hear stories about the Vietnamese war at Cam Thanh village.

Highlights:

  • Take part in Farming Activities at Cam Thanh Village
  • Hear Stories About the Extreme Conditions During War Era
  • Transform into a Fisherman and Catch fish on a Basket boat

Tour Description:

You will drive a bicycle instead of the usual minivan to the destination. This will give you a better chance to both observe and appreciate the countryside’s scenery. It is peaceful, calm and relaxing. After arriving at the destination, transform into a local farmer and get your hands and feet dirty. Your “fellow farmers” are going to teach you how to plough, plant baby rice plants, water them or harvest them if the harvest season has come. Learn how to do the farming procedure in the traditional way, there are no machines to help you whatsoever. Following your hard work on the field, try riding a water buffalo - an almost symbolic activity of Vietnam’s countryside.

Let’s learn about another skill that still follows the traditional ways: making fish sauce. You will visit a family with the tradition of making this signature Asian spice. They will tell you stories of how the procedure is carried out, show you the fish sauce containers and more. Continue on your trip to the fishing village. Try what it feels like to be in a basket boat, a unique boat that is small, circular and usually made from bamboo. People say its origin dates back to the French Colonial Era when a variety of new taxes were introduced, including tax for owning a boat. The poor fisherman couldn’t pay it yet couldn’t also risk losing this livelihood. 

Basket boats then were invented to avoid tax paying, because fishermen would claim that they are just really big baskets, not boats. And it worked. The story is only one of the many stories during the brutal war era. There will be a lot more to hear, so make sure to carefully listen to them. Then, test out your paddling skills as the locals are going to show you how to properly control it. Moreover, the villagers will instruct you how to catch fish using their very own nets. Become a true fisherman by trying out all the skills you have learned! The meal after your first fishing trip also marks the end of the trip as you will cycle back to the city afterwards.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am

What's Included:

  • Bicycle
  • Lunch
  • Basketboat Experience
  • Life Jacket
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • It is advisable to wear shorts, long pants, tights and t-shirts; strap sandals or shoes. No white clothing.
  • Children below 8 years of age are not permitted
  • This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Prices shown are based on minimum of 2 pax. For solo travellers please check in with Adventoro Concierge
  • 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 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

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

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