Your picturesque tour begins when you are picked up at your hotel in Hoi An city. After passing through town, you will find yourself cycling among villages and rice fields on quiet roads, ending up in Van Lang fisherman village and the water coconut forest of Bay Mau. The 17-acre (7 hectare) mangrove forest features canals and houses covered in woven water coconut leaf. This haven provided refuge to people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War; however, the forest is now famous for its abundance of seafood.
On our journey to the village we will stop at Ba Le market, rice fields, cemeteries and schools. Upon arrival in the fishing village you will be warmly welcomed with a green tea by Mr. Han and his family, the third generation of his family to live here. You are then free to stroll through the village before rowing a basket boat with the help of skillful locals, learning their traditional fishing techniques in the water coconut forest of Bay Mau.
After returning to Mr. Han and his family, you will enjoy a traditional therapeutic foot bath with medicinal herbs, before helping to prepare lunch with a local family. Lunch will feature many local dishes, such as Tam huu spring rolls, banh xeo local pancakes and grilled fish in banana leaf, among many other Vietnamese delicacies.
Free time and the opportunity for a short rest will follow lunch, before we return to your hotel.