Hoi An is highly regarded for its exceptionally preserved buildings dating back to the 15th century each with a story to tell about the city’s history as a key trading port. While recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and drawing visitors from across the world, there lies just a stone throw away, a region that harks back to a bygone era where bicycles remain the primary form of transport. We take visitors away from the busy markets and into a region with quiet back roads, skirted by rice fields and towering palms – to a place where locals say hello as you trundle past on your bicycle.
Just 5 minutes from Hoi An’s central market a busy wooden boat shuttles locals back and forth across the Thu Bon River between the old town and Cam Kim Island – an island rich in culture and natural wonders. On our Cam Kim and Duy Vinh biking tour we peddle around the island to witness a peaceful way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. Carpenters etch masterful engravings by hand as fruit pickers work out in the open fields before heading home to their families. This is a unique and for those who take part, privileged insight to local Vietnam village life.