Explore Hoi An as it should be, by bike. Visit famous attractions then cycle through the peaceful countryside, meet friendly people and have many memorable experiences.
8:00 AM: Start the tour from your hotel, cycling to Hoian town center to fist visit Cam Pho - one of the oldest communal houses in Hoi An. It was built in the shape of Chinese character means the country for worshipping and trading business and cultural exchange between locality and Chinese, Japanese traders. A non-touristic destination makes your visit more enjoyable and enriched by learning Japanese tea-ceremony or making toys from coconut leafs with local expert.
Leisurely walk to the Hoi An city’s symbol - the Chua Cau or the Japanese Covered Bridge, built in the 17th century to allow the Japanese quarter to be accessible from the Chinese neighborhoods. The bridge’s original style has been carefully preserved for the last 400 years.
Immersing into the life of town, cycle to Quan Thang ancient house - one of the most authentic old houses in Hoi An with the lively and fine architecture and sculptures were made by craftsmen of famous Kim Bong carpentry village in the oriental style. The house offers a good look of Hoi An family's daily life.
Next stop is the Phuc Kien or Fujian Assembly Hall before cycling to to Tra Que village. Stop for a nice visit Chuc Thanh Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hoi An, built in 1671 with a great value dated from 17-18 century.
Continue to Tra Que, it is famous for its aromatic herbs, mint and basil. Their leaves are smaller than normal ones and have a special flavor. Visit village, vegetable fields and meet the farmers who work all the seasons of the year. It is a good opportunity to observe the techniques of vegetable gardening. Visit a home gardener (Mr Chinh). He will tell you the story of the history and customs of this charming village as well as of his family.
Continue cycle to Cam Thanh village. Along the way the landscapes of fishing farms and water palmtrees will accompany you.
Arrive in Cam Thanh, take a little rest in the house of fisherman (Mr. Phong) enjoy green tea and foot massage with medicinal herbs that planted in the family garden. Then prepare vegetables and herbs from Tra Que village, small practice of cooking the dishes: crispy pancake (meat, shrimp, beansprouts…), spring rolls of Hoi An, Tam Huu, grilled fish in banana leaf… Enjoy the dishes that you made.
In the afternoon, embark a small round bamboo sampan basket boat to the water palm trees forest. This is a relaxing moment after hours of biking.
Late afternoon, cycle back to your hotel or city center. End of services.