Hoi An , Vietnam Cultural
My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of king Bhadravaman, until late 13th century, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavaman III . My Son used to be a group of more than 70 temple towers. Each temple has a typical architecture which reflects a historical stage of the Champa kingdoms. Most of the architecture and sculptures were influenced by Indian culture. Most of the temples point to the East, the sun direction. Champa people thought that the East was the place where the gods lived.
Duration: ~ 5 hours
Physicality: Cycle ~ 10 km and Paddle ~ 4 km
8:00 AM - Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals . There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.
After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh cocopalm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular.
To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
Depart: 08:00 AM
Length: 8 hours – 20km cycling/ 3 hour kayaking
Route: The Ancient Town - Cam Kim - Duy Hai - Cam Thanh - Hoi An
Met by your English speaking guide at your hotel in Hoi An at 8am for your cycle and kayak tour. After a brief introduction and biking guidance, you will begin your cycling to Hoi An’s countryside. You will get a chance to visit a variety of villages – from wood carving, sedge mat making, fish sauce making, to bamboo making villages, partake in some local activities and observe our community at play. We will cycle across scenic rice paddy fields and lovely rivers. We will keep at a nice and easy pace, taking in the scenery and local hospitality.
After lunch with a local family, you will kayak around the palm islands to the old town and learn more about Hoi An’s countryside life . Enjoy some light refreshments before returning to your hotel.