See a typical morning in the countryside of Vietnam at Xuan Son market, watching locals go about their business and observing the types of products available in the area. Then, board your boat for the day and cruise to Xuan Tien Village to learn about local fish farming practices with Black Carp and Phong Nha eel.
Continue cruising down the river to Gia Tinh Village, and wander through the village on a guided tour, visiting a craft house where locals make handmade rattan items. You’ll even be able to put your skills to the test and try it yourself!
Next, the boat will take you to Gia Hung Village, the location of one of the most impressive churches in Vietnam due to its mixture of elements from both local and Western architecture. A short walk away lies the village where many families bake different types of rice cakes, which you will learn how to do as well.
Lunch is served on the boat as it sails back to Lien Trach, giving you time to swim and relax in the Son River. Afterwards, the boat docks at Ha Mon Boat Station, where you will grab a bicycle and cycle back to Phong Nha through rural farming villages.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance and activities: 2.5h boat cruise – 2.5h sightseeing – 1h swimming – 1.5h cycling