Tam Giang Xe Om Adventure
Hop on the back of a motorbike and journey out toward the stunning Tam Giang Lagoon, stopping along the way at local landmarks and attractions. This full-day tour will introduce the local culture and beauty of rural Hue, as you travel just like the locals do!
up to 20 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 20 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Vietnamese
Meet your ‘Xe Om’ driver early and hop on the back of his bike to Thanh Toan Bridge. ‘Xe Om’ means "hug the driver," so hold on tight!
Your first stop at the traditional tiled bridge will also include a visit to the nearby Thanh Toan Museum where you can learn about rural farming techniques. You’ll then step inside the Ngo family’s temple and learn about local ancestor worship.
You’ll then take a quick break for breakfast and a Vietnamese coffee before traveling on to Tam Giang Lagoon and the An Bang Graveyard. Also known as ‘Ghost City,’ this area houses hundreds of colorful family tombs, nestled among the sand dunes and farmland behind the lagoon. Take lunch at a local fisherman’s home and enjoy a trip out on his boat to learn how to row and fish.
In the afternoon, you will hike up Tuy Van Mountain to visit the Thanh Duyen pagoda. From this pretty temple, you’ll be able to enjoy arresting views of the lagoons and the ocean stretching out to the horizon.
Your final stop of the day is Loc Binh beach, a stunning stretch of sand at the edge of the Tuy Van mountain. Here you’ll be able to take a swim and then enjoy a seafood BBQ with beer! The tour concludes with a return trip to Hue or onto Da Nang just as the sun is beginning to set.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, sun protection (or a rain jacket in the rainy season) and a camera.
Transportation with experienced drivers, English-speaking guide, bottled water, entrance fees and breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
You don’t have to venture far from Hue’s city centre to enjoy this lovely lagoon. This tranquil excursion takes you to a popular fishing village where you will enjoy the tranquil beauty of Chuon Lagoon; spend time with local fishermen and learn about their way of life; and even try your hand at fishing. Spoiler Alert: your voyage concludes with a fresh seafood dinner.
3 hrsFrom $29