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Hoi An Half-Day Trip to Cam Thanh Village with Bamboo Basket-Boat Experience

Hoi An, Vietnam

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn traditional fishing techniques while riding in a bamboo basket boat through the Cam Thanh fishing village. Take part in hands-on daily activities while you participate in local life. Go fishing and bait crabs and mussels, then eat your catch for lunch or dinner at the home of a local fisherman.
  • Half-day tour of Cam Thanh Village from Hoi An
  • Fish with local fisherman from a bamboo basket boat
  • Cook and eat lunch or dinner at a local home
  • Fruit juice and mineral water provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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All activities
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch or dinner
English speaking tour guide
Fishing with local fisherman
Fruits juice, mineral water
Drinks (if not specified)
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up Point: Your hotel in Hoi An city

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel in Hoi An and make a morning or afternoon departure, depending on the option selected at booking. It's a short drive to the Cam Thanh fishing village where you take part in the daily life of local fishermen and their families. 

Start with a welcome snack of bottled water, coconut, and fruit juice. Then get settled into a bamboo basket boat and hear a brief introduction about the history of the Cam Thanh River, including the role it played during wartime. Learn to paddle this traditional Vietnamese vessel and join in a playful basket-boat race against local fishermen who instruct you in the art of round-net and cast-net fishing.

Try to catch crab and coconut mussels and make tools from coconut leaves as you explore the Bay Mau coconut forest. After immersing in these hands-on activities, return to a fisherman's house to cook what you have gathered for lunch or dinner. Mineral water and fruit juice is provided to accompany the meal.

After you partake in traditional fishing techniques and consume your catch, you're returned to your hotel.
Pass By:  
Hoi An Ancient Town
Free pick-up at your hotel in Hoi An town
Stop At:  
Cam Thanh community home
08:30 - 09:00: Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to Cam Thanh fishing village 09:30: Meet local fishermen and experience the daily life of their family and let them welcome you with with water, coconut fruit and fruit juice. 10:00: Get on a bamboo basket-boat on the Cam Thanh water and have a brief introduction of its history. 11:00: Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round-net and cast-net fishing. Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket-boat and join in a basket-boat race. Explore and go fishing and catch crab, coconut mussels and make tools from coconut leaves. Then you will return to the fisherman´s house and cook what you have gathered. Enjoy lunch or dinner and mineral water. 13:00: Return to your hotel
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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What is the maximum group size during Hoi An Half-Day Trip to Cam Thanh Village with Bamboo Basket-Boat Experience?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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, Jul 2018
Great day, lots of fun and great experience . Fishing was different, but lots of fun. Great day all round. Would recommend.
Good time but we were under the...
Alex H
, May 2018
Good time but we were under the impression we would spend more time on the bamboo basket boat.
08:00 Hotel pick up 08:35...
Lili W
, Apr 2018
08:00 Hotel pick up 08:35 Morning tour around the local market 09:10 Slow boat ride along the river 09:30 Bamboo basket experience includes fishing for crabs 10:00 Cooking class seafood spring rolls, savory pancake, fish 11.45 Lunch An organized tour by a local agency - BC Family Tours 13:10 Transfer back to the hotel
Not quite as advertised but OK. We...
Michael B
, Apr 2018
Not quite as advertised but OK. We were greeted with 'Welcome to your cooking tour' ! which was not what we had booked - but apparently they combine this 'eco tour' with a cooking tour to start with and then both groups go their separate ways. If this was fully explained and/or the descriptive tour content amended there would not be any confusion or misunderstanding because 1 You start in a long boat and then transfer to a Bamboo Basket Boat later 2 You do not cook what you catch 3 You eat in a restaurant/home rather than a private home. However 1 The Basket Boat was fun and 2 The Lunch was endless and as good a tour as we ate in Vietnam so the program was good value. AS a Tour Operator I have always described accurately what we have sell and provide and if BC Tours based in Hanoi operating in Hoi An with local guides had taken more care with describing what they provide a lot of confusion would have been avoided. However I would still recommend this half day trip.
Great tour. Very fun to ride in the...
Sharal V
, Nov 2017
Great tour. Very fun to ride in the basket. Tour guide was ok. I had more fun with the local who I rode the basket with. I speak Vietnamese so may be I got more of a personal touch. She made it fun for me and gave me a little more history beside the tour guide and the lives of the local. She is also very polite with here demeanor
Unexpected this tour is so good...
, Oct 2017
Unexpected this tour is so good. Very reasonable rates. Not only have rowing bowl experience, cooking class and then have a very nice lunch. Good boat trip and at the end, we again entertained by traditional Vietnam noodles . Nice people and guide.
Actividad pintoresca y divertida
, Feb 2020
Esta excursión es muy variada. Disfrutamos desde la visita al mercado hasta la preparación de nuestra propia comida. La actividad en las barcas de cesta es muy divertida y única en su tipo. La balsera que nos llevó al bosque de cocoteros era muy agradable, simpática y muy atenta. Nos hizo disfrutar mucho esta actividad. Nuestra guía fue muy profesional y paciente especialmente en la clase de cocina.

Product code: 8093P15

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