Get a glimpse of the fascinating local life along the Thu Bon River on this afternoon boat tour in Hoi An. Learn about local traditions and beliefs, try traditional fishing techniques, and gain insight into life in a fishing village before reaching the river mouth where it debouches into the sea.
Enjoy a scenic and captivating boat cruise along Thu Bon River
Gain insight into the traditions of local fishing communities at several stops
Learn to use drift nets and lift nets and, if lucky, catch some fish
At a local pier, hop aboard a boat and set off along the tranquil waterways of Thu Bon River. Travel to Kim Bong Village – the first stop of this cultural exploration – and visit a couple of workshops to hear about Vietnamese seamanship and traditional craftsmanship.
Continue the river journey, passing by large lift nets located along the shore of Duy Vinh Commune, until reaching the fishing village of Tra Nhieu. Upon arrival, stop by the Temple of the Whale and learn about the important role ascribed to the giant marine mammal in the local culture. Take a break at the house of a local family and enjoy an interesting conversation about life in the village.
Next, return to the water in small fishing rowing boats and learn using drift nets and lift nets. Try catch some fish before swapping boats again and cruising to the point where the Thu Bon River flows into the sea. Witness the many fishing boats return from a day at sea before kicking back with a refreshing coconut water and travelling back to the pier in Hoi An. Along the way, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the beautiful riverside scenery as the sun slowly sets behind the river.