Hue Artisans Cycle Tour
Explore Hue’s artisan craft scene on the full-day biking tour. You will head into the craft villages outside the royal city to meet local artisans and learn how to produce your own versions of their traditional crafts.
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Vietnamese
Start the day early and travel by bicycle to the Toa Kham boat dock with your guide. The bikes will come on board with you for a morning cruise down the Perfume River in a traditional dragon boat. Your first stop is the ancient village of Bao Vinh which was once an important trade center along the river.
You’ll continue by boat to Trieu Son village where you’ll visit a 17th-century house and the local market. You’ll then spend some time exploring the neighboring villages by bicycle, including a vegetable village and incense-making village. You’ll have the opportunity to meet plenty of local people along the way.
Crossing the river by boat will take you on to Sinh village, where you will learn all about traditional paper paintings from Mr Ky Huu Phuoc. Using traditional materials, Mr Ky will guide you through the intricate process of his craft. Afterward, you’ll have a unique souvenir to take home.
After a lunch of local dishes, you will cycle to the Thanh Tien paper flower village. The 400-year-old art of paper flower making is a great source of pride in the area, and you will have the opportunity to see how it’s done. With your paper painting and flower in hand, you will take the dragon boat back along the Perfume River to central Hue.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a camera, and a tip for the artisans.
Boat ride and bicycle, English-speaking guide, bottled water and snacks, entrance fees and a local Vietnamese lunch.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
8h30: “Thanh Toan Eco Tour” staff will pick you up at your hotel around Hue Center City and take you to the appointment point. Check your bike, warm up and let join the trip with us.
8h45: Start biking to Thanh Toan Village where the famous “Thanh Toan Tiled Roof Bridge” is located. On the way, you can’t help surprising to catch the images of the bustling morning local market, the green rice fields, majestic family temples as well as the daily life of local people crossing the zigzag path of the village.
10h00: Arrive at Thanh Toan Tile roof Bridge – a truly unique ancient bridge in Vietnam, and visit Thanh Toan Museum with a wide variety of agricultural tools exhibited to explain the details of Vietnamese life and culture.
10h30: Row the boat with the villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular sceneries and explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing trap, casting net, etc. After observing, you can join hand with them to catch your own fish.
Get back to our “Eco Home” where you can see around the vegetable garden with many kinds grown by local farmer such as: Malabar spinach, gourd, fiber melon, winter melon, fig…
12h00: Join cooking class to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Hue specialties . After the lesson, enjoy what you have just cooked and some other dishes
13h30 - 14h00: Ride back to the city. End of your Eco trip to Thanh Toan village and see you again
5 hrsFrom $46