Unlike many big cities of Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hai Phong cities; Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam has still preserving its own peace and tranquil. This is a non-vehicle and non-motorized city and the-first-of-its-kind in Vietnam. In addition, Hoi An is compared with Venice in Italy. Today, travelers come to Hoi An not only visit the old town with beautiful structure, taste amazing cuisine, finding out local lifestyle but they also do some eco tours to know more of Hoi An culture. In order to give those tourists who want to have a deep insight into the local fishing life, Premium Travel Vietnam organise Hoi An Basket Boat Tour.

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Exciting Basket Boat activity in Cam Thanh village, Hoi An


Duration: half day

Starting time: 08:30 a.m

Finish time: 12:30 noon

Pick up point: at your hotel

Drop off point: either in town or at your hotel

Highlights: boat cruise – basket boat ride – fishing net release – crab fishing – origami making


Today, we will experience Hoi An’s fishing and eco life with Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV). So we will come to pick you up at the hotel and transfer to Hoi An dock. Then we start taking boat cruise downstream on Thu Bon rive to Cua Dai estuary. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to find out the fishing life of local people in Hoi An. So, the landscape of Hoi An’s rural areas on two sides of Thu Bon river is really picturesque . And if we see a fisherman fishing on the river, your camera is ready to take great pictures when he is throwing the fishing net into river. Possibly, you can have a talk with him to know more of his daily life.

After that, we keep cruising our boat heading to Cua Dai estuary. It will be a great chance for you to see fishing life of Hoi An people.

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Hoi An fisherman fishing on the river

Then to continue our Hoi An Round Boat Tour, we are heading to 7 – hectare Cam Thanh water coconut forest and we will go by some of very tranquil coconut palm – flanked waterways. A quiet rural village appears in front of our eyes and you will feel how relaxing the scenery is when you stay away from hustle in Hoi An center.

At arriving, you can firstly take a seat to take some beautiful photos or view the peace of area and enjoy a fresh water coconut. Following the tour are some thrilling and interesting stories of a past war led by a local villager about what happened in 1960’ when Viet Cong guerillas were hiding here.

Afterwards, we then get on basket boat to go further in coconut forest and the boat rider will instruct you how to run or paddle this boat. You will see how funny and exciting the ride is! Moreover, she will tell you how to make some origami artwork from coconut leaves as well as trying to catch little purple crabs for fun.

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Fishing crabs on basket boat


Moving on our trip, we will keep paddling to enjoy round boat performance by a local guy and even coracle boat racing competition on the river if possible. You will definitely have a huge fun out here. Eventually, we will take you to a local restaurant nearby for lunch with some of Hoi An’s local dishes. And lastly, our guide and driver will come to take you back to your hotel. Then our Hoi An Basket Boat Tour will come to an end here.

What do you expect in Hoi An Basket Boat Tour?

First, this is one of the best Hoi An Basket Boat Tours in Hoi An, if you participate in this tour with PTV, you will have a full range of fishing life activities from learning to cast fishing net into river to paddling unique basket boat in Hoi An. Therefore, the tour gives you an insight into Vietnamese fishing culture as well as harmonizing yourself into an authentic local fishing life.

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Unique Basket Boat in Vietnam

Hoi An Basket Boat Ride Price?

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Tour inclusionTour exclusion
– 4 – seat private car with air conditioning and hotel pick up and drop off

– Experienced driver

– English speaking guide

– Entrance ticket

– Cold water and wet tissue

– Lunch


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bringTravel information

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Sandals or shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray


We might see lots of Korean and Chinese tourists and hear dancing music at coconut forest because it is a popular place for them.We will not organise the tour in case of bad weather i.e storms, typhoons, flooding…


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A bunch of basket boats in Bay May Water Coconut Jungle – Hoi An

How to book Hoi An Basket Boat Ride?

So, if you come to Hoi An or Da Nang and would like to find a professional tour operator with best services for Hoi An Coracle Boat Tour, do not hesitate to contact us:

Premium Travel Vietnam


Whatsapp/Viber at 0084 979613777

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Hoi An

Hoi AnHội An (, Hoi an, Vietnam), formerly known as Fai-Fo or Faifoo, is a city with a population of approximately 120,000 in Vietnam’s Quảng Nam Province and noted since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Town Hội An, the city’s historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its Read more

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