Cam Kim Bike Tour - Tired of being hassled by sellers everywhere you go? Want to enjoy something new and unique? Cam Kim island, a beautiful carpentry island which is about 10 minutes ride by ferry from the city, is a must when you are in Hoi An. A pleasant ride to Cam Kim island will let you free from the busy life in the old town. Instead of old buildings everywhere, you will enjoy stunning views of the countryside on Cam Kim island with beautiful rice paddies, cute water buffaloes, and friendly local people. This island is almost free of tourists and full of a chance for local culture explore.
The fishery is the main occupation in Hoi An and fishermen love their fishing boats. Boatbuilding is a traditional occupation from 15th century here in Kim Bong carpentry village. Firstly, let’s see how they make the boats with their skillful hands.
Kim Bong carpentry village has been famous for its skillful carpenters with various stuff made from wood: furniture, religious statues, finely crafted wooden doors, wooden toys and so on. Then you will see how people here make this beautiful stuff by hands.
Rice paper is everywhere in Vietnam. Let’s see how people they make it here and try making your own rice paper under locals’ instruction. The locals here are very hospitality, they would invite us to try some fresh rice paper with fish sauce also.
No duvet or mattress, only sleeping mats are available in the countryside. Visiting this family to see how local people live here and trying to make a sleeping mat yourself are a nice experience you should have on this island. The ladies in the sleeping mat house are friendly and kind. They are happy to interact with you. Don’t hesitate to ask them about their life and their culture
5. Come back to your childhood at a kindergarten/primary school
Kids are cute and lovely everywhere. Let’s stop by a kindergarten/primary school and see how local kids here love seeing foreigners and love being photographed though the only word they know is “Hello”. We will have some fun games to connect with the adorable kids. What an experience! The kindergarten closes on every sunday. Please note that we could not visit this place on sunday tour.
Have you heard about the seven – hectare water coconut woods with the unique ecosystem of water coconut trees- Cam Thanh village and be so fancy with Basket Boat? Now, with Cam Kim bike tour, you also have a chance to know how the paddle the basket boat along the water on water coconut tree lake.
7. Have lunch with Quang noodle
Time for lunch! We will have lunch at the local place where is fresh and cool nearby the lake. The real taste of Quang noodle from the local village is a great experience after a long ride.
8. Check out homemade rice wine
Let’s Mot! Hai! Ba! Do! (One! Two! Three! Drink!)! Vietnamese rice wine is so special. Are you curious how to make rice wine in Vietnam? Most rice wine is made in small home distilleries using either normal or sticky rice. The white rice is first cooked and mashed, then water and yeast are added before the mixture is left to ferment. The resulting broth is eventually distilled to produce alcohol. We have a chance to visit Mr. Muoi’s house who has 25 experienced- year in traditional making rice wine.
Tour Price: 22 USD/ Person
Children under 6: free (go with parents)
Tour Includes: Bicycle, helmet, English speaking tour guide, Vietnamese coffee, activities, water bottle, Lunch and Many photo opportunities
Tour excludes: Personal tip
Why choose us?
On this tour, we give a small donation to the families whose homes you visit along the way. It’s a great way of supporting the local community, and you get a fun and informative morning in return.