PRIVATE TOUR: THE CHARM OF CAM KIM (Full day Tour – Optional Boat trip)
Cam Kim Island, Dong Binh Island, Tra Nhieu village, Kim Bong carpentry village....
Traversing the narrow bridge that spans Thu Bon River from the old town, Cam Kim Island is a bucolic region not far from Hoi An centre. Expansive rice paddies and corn fields separate the island’s scattered hamlets. Small houses with vegetable gardens, lines of areca or coconut trees, gentle but magnificent water buffaloes ambling in the rice fields and children riding bicycles for noon break, paints an enriching portrait of this peaceful island. The villages also have some traditional handicrafts such as carving, boat building, mat making that have endured over hundreds of years of generations. There are two options to discover, full day cycling or half day cycling with a boat trip back to Hoi An.
Start 8:00 am: The Local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, check your bike and start to cycle to Cam Kim Island. You will cycle for about 13km mainly on small paved paths in the middle of the island, through rice and corn fields, passing by beautiful hamlets. Firstly, a visit will be paid to Dong Binh Island where half of villagers have retained the traditional handicraft of making mats. Lunch with a family in Tra Nhieu village, will enable you to talk with the family about lifestyle and tradition. In the afternoon, you can have fun with a fisherman by trying to cast a fishing-net for fish, shrimp, and crab. Then keep cycling for another 3km on the northern side of the Island, where upon you will arrive at Kim Bong carpentry village, here, traditional skillsets have been utilized for a long history of building boats, beautiful wooden houses and furniture in the old town dating from the 18th century. Take a quick visit to a family making noodles, and rice paper in the village, then return to the hotel at the end of afternoon.
Optional Boat trip: This trip can be combined with a 1-hour boat trip along part of the north side from Dong Binh village. Thus, the schedule will be rearranged, you will visit Kim Bong in the morning and Dong Binh in the afternoon. The total cycling distance is about 15km.
Kindly note that, this timing is for REFERENCE only. It may be changed due to weather or other actual conditions, but visiting the sites remain the same. We recommend to start the tour around 7.00-7.30 in summer and take longer break at noon to avoid hot & humidity hours. Please check with our sale team or receptionist for the most convenient starting time.
Bike-cycle, tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, fishing activities, mineral water.
Services not mentioned in the itinerary, tipping, personal expenses.
Under 05 years old children: free of charge.
05-10 years old children: 50% charge of full price.