Traveling to the narrow bridge that spans Thu Bon River from the old town, Cam Kim Island is a bucolic region not far from Hoi An center. 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 production. There are two options to discover, full day cycling or half day cycling with a boat trip back to Hoi An.
08h00: The local guide will meet you at your hotel, check your bike and start the cyclo 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 skill sets 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. End of Cam Kim Island Tour from Hoi An.
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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