Hoi An private tour via the Carpentry Village

We did the full day tour from Dang to Hoi An via Cam Kim island. We were picked up promptly at our resort in Da Nang by our tour guide Quan and our driver. We were then taken via boat to the Carpentry village on Cam Kim island. Here we learnt the art of making boats and then cycled around the island. We stopped at local houses where we learnt to make placemats from the grass reeds, then off to another house where we made rice paper noodles and sampled these after. It all made me feel very lucky that I live in Australia, they lead such primitive lives. Every person we met were all very friendly and most helpful. We then took the boat back to Hoi An and Quan showed us around the old town, visiting the sights and learning the history. There is plenty of time to shop and Quan took us to a tailor to have some dresses made. There is lots of walking on this tour but can be done at your own pace. We ended the tour at around 4pm as we were a bit weary and I found the constant traffic noise a bit annoying. Best to visit the old town after 3pm when no cars or motorbikes are allowed. Quan was a fantastic guide and very easy to talk to and to accommodate our needs. We highly recommend this tour for getting to see how the locals live and to see the old town for sightseeing, food and shopping.

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