A cycle and paddle trip to explore the rural life in Hoian
If you’re looking for a way to explore Hoi An that doesn’t involve just a walking around, then this trip is worth considering. Just a short ride out of the Old Town the stunning countryside leaves you spell bound: endless rice paddies, conical hats and water buffalo. Journey further still and discover the local people performing ancient arts and trades using skills handed down through the generations. You will explore the local life by bicycle at your own pace.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals (using our guide as a translator). There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.
After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh cocopalm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular.
To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
Explore picturesque countryside and riverbank
Interact with local villagers and artisans
|DEPARTURE FROM||Hoian Town|
|DESTINATION||Duy Linh, Cam Thanh|
|TRANSPORTATION||Taxi/ Private bus, Kayak|
|ACTIVITIES||Cycling, Kayaking, Sightseeing|
|BEST SEASON||Year round|
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Address: 117 Van Cao Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
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Hoian Cycle & Paddle Tour – Hoian Rural & River Life Itinerary
Hoian – Duy Vinh Village – Cam Thanh – Hoian
08.00 – Pick up from hotel, cycle to Duy Vinh.
09.30 – Visit a local family weaving sedge mattress by traditional loom
10.00 – Kayak from Duy Vinh to Cam Thanh, passing cocopalm forest.
11.30 – Arrive in Cam Thanh, take a short pedal to local house for lunch.
13.00 – Get transfer back to hotel by taxi (or electric cart)
* Cycle distance: 10km
* Paddle distance: 4km