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Cua Dai River Basketboat Tour

Pick up from Hoi An

Tour Code: DAD-106 Duration: Approx 4 Hours

Paddle around the picturesque and clear water of Cua Dai River as you discover the historical and strategic significance of the river during wartime period.


  • Speak and Enjoy the Company of Local Fishermen and Learn more About Their Fascinating Fishing Techniques 
  • Enjoy a ride on a Bamboo boat and make your way Around the Scenic Waterway Surrounded by Swaying Coconut palm Trees
  • Learn more About the History and Importance of the Waterway During the Wartime Period and Their Integral Function Today

Tour Description:

The waterway and river of Cua Dai has played a significant wartime role in its old days. Today, the river is the thriving source of income for local folks and bless the surrounding villages and residence with its bountiful fish and river ecosystem. The local folks have been supporting themselves with the resources of the river and has even innovated their own bamboo boat for their fishing purpose on the river. Paddle down the stunning surrounding of Cua Dai RIver filled with coconut and palm trees as you chat and spend time with local villagers and fishermen casting their nets into the clear river.


You will first be picked up at your hotel and transfer out to a local fishing village. There, you will learn about the daily lives of Vietnamese fishermen, their families and their community. Then, make your way onboard your cruise and paddle your way along Cua Dai River. While you are there, join local fishermen around the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing. While you are there, learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat and join in a basket boat race on the river. Helf annually by talented local folks, this race is popular amongst both locals and tourists and offer visitors a unique experience of Hoi An in itself. The history behind the invention of the boat is also interesting to learn. When the French arrived in Vietnam, they began levying heavy taxes – including a tax on the ownership of boats. Most of the poor Vietnamese fishermen who depended on boats for their livelihood could not afford to pay their taxes, so they invented a new type of boat – Thung Chai a.k.a. round bamboo basket boat - the very same one you will get to see. Enjoy a spectacular basket boat dancing on the round boat by talented local crews before continuing down the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of the past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers during the wartime period. Finally, you will also try your hand on making origami creations from reeds of palm leaves such as grasshoppers, birds, rings, sunglasses, bracelets. Then, head back onboard for your lunch and drink before concluding your tour for the day.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation from guest incur additional charges as follows:
  • 48 hours before the departure day: 50% charge of the total tour cost.
  • After 48 hours before the departure day or no-show: 100% charge of the total tour cost
  • Customers cannot receive any types of compensation in the case of annulations is due to a force majeure

Pick-Up Time:

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

What's Included:

  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary (Only Hoi An old town and the beach areas)
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat and Basket Boat
  • Soft Drink or Cold Beer
  • Lunch
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Travel insurance

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities
  •  Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone and beverage

Additional Information:

  • Minimum two (2) pax for confirmation. This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • 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

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

List of Location(s):

    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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