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With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.


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Hoi An Cycling Tour 1 Day

Hoi An Cycling Tour 1 Day trip will bring customers to experience local life of Hoian by biking through the countryside to Tra Que vegetable village and Cam Thanh Fishing village.

Hoi An town is a UNESCO World Heritage area. An ancient trading port, once the largest in Indochina, Hoi An was a meeting point for many cultures that left their mark in the different architectural features of its wooden buildings. The original traditional street pattern still exists, as does the quay that once welcomed ships from all over East Asia and beyond. Many remained there for months at a time, waiting for favourable trade winds to carry them home.
There are plenty of good restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and price levels. The town is also a good place for shopping for silk. You can have your clothes tailor-made within a day or two at reasonable cost.

Thung Chai Basket boats, similar in style to coracles in use throughout the ancient world, are widely used throughout Central Vietnam, and are highly suited to the local terrain and lifestyles of local fishermen due to their relative light weight and portability, often doubling as a carrier for various handy items. Circular and constructed of bamboo and tarred for waterproofing, these small boats can typically carry up to five people, and represent a fun-filled opportunity to touch the authentic rural soul of Vietnam. As a precaution, life jackets are provided for your safety during this excursion.

This trip will start right from your hotel in Hoi An. You will ride along countryside and ride pushes further into the road slowly narrows and turns to a pleasant path to visit a Pagoda with its over 300 years old, and it is one of the largest pagodas in Hoi An and is home to hundreds of friendly monks who are very happy to give you a guided tour of the pagoda and its grounds. After 30 minutes visiting this pagoda, you will continue to ride further into the narrow roads to the Herbal Farms.

Once arriving at Herbal farms, you will have a chance to learn the traditional farming methods of the locals. It is said that the vegetables here are special because the farmers do not use any pesticides or chemical fertilizer at all. You will be slowly rolling through wide open rice paddies on a long section of single track trail with water buffaloes wallowing in the shallow pools then passing duck farms, green field of peanut and sweet potatoes. You can imagine that Vietnam’s countryside has been like this for generations.

Finally, you will stop at Cam Thanh fishing Village, where you will meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of tradition net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat along the waterways of coconut palm paradise. Walking around the village and talking with local peoples, visiting the 7 hectares water coconut palm forest where you hear history about endurance in hard condition of Guerillas during the war. After that, you will enjoy your lunch at a friendly local family. You will have a chance to learn more about their life. Taking a short rest before cycling back to your hotel where you will spend the night.

Inclusive

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunche as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available.
  • Good quality touring cycles for all cycling days in the programme.
  • Drinking water for cycling days as itinerary.
  • Simple first aid kit.
  • VAT and other taxes.

Exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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