THINGS TO DO NEAR DA NANG: Farm, Fish, & Explore Hoi An
Farm Experience: Bike through the countryside, heading to Tra Que Village. Grab your tools and join the team of farmers to learn about the traditional gardening methods they use, how they cultivate the vegetables, and how they fertilize the land with seaweed. Afterwards, you can sit down to a home cooked meal that includes banh xeo, a special savoury pancake stuffed with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts.
Fishing Tour: Cycle into the Hoi An countryside passing by buffalos, rice paddy fields, and smiling farmers. Next, hop on a small, round bamboo basket boat (thung chai) which Vietnamese fishermen have been using for centuries. Learn how to spread a traditional net, and try your hand at catching some fish! Next, visit a water palm grove surrounded by coconut trees and learn about the history of this unique area before enjoying a seafood lunch onboard a boat.
City Tour & Lantern Making: Visit the home of a lantern craftsman in the old streets for a brief introduction to the history, shape and color of the lanterns as well as their production. Next, the kids will love creating their own lanterns to keep as souvenirs. Afterwards, indulge in an activity for the parents by exploring Hoi An’s winding cobbled streets and popping into the dozens of tailors’ shops that line the roads.