Situated halfway between Hoi An and Da Nang are the popular Marble Mountains, a landmark not to be missed especially by first time visitors to the area. These cluster of limestone mountains represent five natural elements - water, wood, fire, earth, and metal - and each consist of caves, tunnels, and staircases that lead you to the intricately designed pagodas that sit at the top. Board a shuttle from your Hoi An hotel to the base of the mountains and be led by your English speaking tour guide through the nooks and crevices of the caves and up the steep marble stairs. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the valleys below as you climb. Though a relatively easy trek (children are welcome to participate as well!), this tour requires participants to have a certain level of fitness to make it all the way through and to the top! Don't worry – the views alone are completely worth it. Throughout your tour, you'll discover enchanting carvings, statues, and hidden places of worship - truly unique sights that you won't find anywhere else.
Explore the natural and cultural splendor of Vietnam in full with a bike ride through Hoi An's picturesque countryside. Pedal past paddy rice fields, small quaint villages and atmospheric gardens. You will have three amazing options to choose from. The 3 hour Experience At Tra Que Herb Village will introduce you to all the intricacies of a farmer's life: from watering the ground to picking greens. The longer Cam Thanh Village Cycling Tour In Hoi An will teach you how to dry and smoke fish and let you paddle a traditional boat through the exotic waterways of Cam Thanh coconut village.
One of the biggest industries in the area around Hoi An is fishing and rice production, and this 7-hour journey to the villages will introduce you to the day to day lives of the local communities. In the Phuoc Hai fishing village, you will see how the fishermen and the villagers make the most of every morning hard at work in their industries. You'll even visit the local fish sauce manufacturer and learn about how this well known, Asian condiment is made and how it gets its distinct flavor.
Get a real look at the daily lives of the locals in this half day trip to a fishing village just outside of Hoi An. From your hotel, you'll be taken to the fishing village where you'll get to see the day-to-day lives of fishermen and their families. The Cua Dai River is a big part of life here, and you'll cruise down this waterway while riding in a traditional Vietnamese basket boat. Later on, you'll get the chance to try your hand at fishing with a round net, and even race basket boats!