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Family-friendly Activities

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Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

1. Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

Upon arrival at the class at Cam Pho, in the heart of Hoi An, you'll be greeted with a traditional Vietnamese tea. Then, start to make a 30 cm lantern made of silk and bamboo in the shape you like - choose between a lotus, diamond, sunrise, or sunset.  All the materials you need will be provided, so you can focus on enjoying the experience of making your own lantern. You can either make your lantern completely from scratch for a full class, or choose the express class to start with a pre-made frame. Vietnamese people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings luck, happiness, and wealth to the family. After the class you can take your foldable lantern home as a souvenir from Hoi An.

Hoi An: Private Bicycle & Boat Tour with Home Cooked Dinner

2. Hoi An: Private Bicycle & Boat Tour with Home Cooked Dinner

Take to the streets and the waterways to discover the charm of one of Vietnam’s most loved towns. On this unique boat and bike tour in Hoi An, escape the hustle and bustle and weave through the backstreets to reach the country lanes that lie outside the town’s borders. Start your Hoi An tour with the bike portion, and follow country laneways to reach some of the villages that are dotted throughout the region, stopping to talk to the locals and learn more about life in this part of Vietnam. Cycle to a farming area called Tra Que Vegetable Village, which supplies organic veggies for all of Hoi An and nearby areas. Pass emerald rice paddies, snaking waterways, and plenty of waving children as you discover some of the beautiful landscapes found in this region. On the way, stop for a drink to cool off from the heat. Next up is your Hoi An boat tour. Follow your guide to the banks of the Thu Bon River to take to the waterways and discover even more of the area. Cruise along the river and enjoy the changing light over the city as the sun sets and you make your way to the Old Town dock. Afterward, visit a local home for a feast of authentic flavors with a friendly family. Their hospitality and cooking will mark the perfect ending to your afternoon in Hoi An, with lots of laughter and smiles.

Cam Thanh Bike Tour from Hoi An

3. Cam Thanh Bike Tour from Hoi An

Immerse yourself in local life on a sustainable 5-hour adventure to the villages of Hoi An. Watch traditional handicrafts, visit a local school, and interact with the locals to learn about their way of life. Depart from Hoi An at 8:00 AM with a hotel pick-up. Your driver and guide will welcome you at the hotel lobby and take you to a nearby village to visit a local family. Sit down to watch them skillfully make traditional rice paper. Then, cycle to Cam Thanh village. Enjoy superb views of the rice paddy-fields as you cycle. On arrival, you will learn the traditional methods of rice production from the locals. Continue to visit a local family that makes its living from making fish sauce. At this village, you will marvel at the serene atmosphere of the characteristic countryside houses. Watch locals masterfully turn water coconuts and bamboo into furniture. Continue to a fishing village to explore the water coconut palm plantations, and set sail on board a unique basket boat. Enjoy a local lunch prepared on site, and relax and interact with the villagers and village kids, before your return to Hoi An.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

Really enjoyed this lantern making class! The class took place in a cute little workshop decorated with lanterns, and we were able to pick out the colours we wanted to use. The guides were absolutely lovely, very upbeat, and played some fun pop music to set the mood. The guides were very knowledgeable and ran us through everything we needed to know, and spoke excellent English. As a group activity, it was excellent value, but we still got lots of one on one input and help from the activity leaders, who checked our work at every stage and made sure we were on track (meaning everyone produced a lantern of high quality too). The lanterns were foldable so will be easy to carry back with us in our luggage. Both of us had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this activity to anyone in Hoi An!

We had a really great time, me and my two other friends age 20 really enjoyed this activity. We had lots of fun making our lanterns, you get to choose your own colours and you learn a bit of history behind the lanterns with the Vietnamese culture. Staff were so lovely and helpful :)

It was a really fun activity, the hosts were very skilled and made the whole experience enjoyable and seem easy. We also got to take the lanterns home once made which was a bonus. I would definitely recommend for anyone who likes lanterns and wants to have a go making it themselves.

Just do it. It’s so worth it! The people were so nice and it was so fun making the lanterns

I had a really great time making a lantern in this class.