Half-Day Hoi An Craft Villages by Boat

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Hoi An

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A relaxing boat tour along the lovely Thu Bon River, combined with visiting traditional craft villages; gain an interesting insight into the traditional manual craft industries that have been providing livelihoods to the locals for centuries.
Pick up from centrally hotels located in Hoi AN then transfer to local harbour.From the harbour, we will depart for Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you can learn about and take part in the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Thanh Ha Pottery Village has over 500 years of history from the establishing period up to now. With the gifted hands of the craftmen, they create the products with different shapes. Here, we will observe the necessary steps used for producing pottery products such as vases, pots and kettles. After learning about pottery making, we visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park museum. The museum is a continuous shift where past, present and future influence each other. We will then take another 30-minute boat ride up Thu Bon River where we will head to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village. This is a traditional craft village in Hoi An and formed in the 15th century by Vietnamese from the Northern Provinces: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. Visit and learn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also have a stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures.

What’s included

  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Boat
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Kim Bong Carpentry Village
  • Entry/Admission - Thanh Ha Pottery Village

What’s not included

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included