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Delve into Tam Giang lagoon, the largest wetland of Southeast Asia, famous for photogenic scenes and exotic lifestyle. Relax on a poetic sampan ride amid floating village, aquaculture system and entertain with unusual fishing technique. Continue by foot to retrace devoted rituals, rural crafts before landing on a farm-to-table dinner with your fresh catch.
Expanded over 22,000ha, Tam Giang literally “three rivers”, is a system of fived interconnected lagoon stretching from the north to south of Hue. Lying between freshwater basins and ocean, this wetland area offers various ecosystem and rich biodiversity worth exploring. We run the tour at a quiet corner in the lagoon, just 30min out of Hue city. We use small motorized sampan like locals and enhance with proper stool and life vest. This provides safe and authentic cruise as well as more direct income for involved fishermen.
Explore the lagoon with plenty photographing opportunities however experiences and local immersion are very important. Not to spoil but if you wish to share some goodwill to the kids living on house boats, some notebook, pencils will be very appreciative.
The tour departs in the afternoon and include a dinner at a local farm instead of tourist restaurant on the lagoon. You can custom it in the morning with lunch and finish around 2pm. The morning tour will include a market visit which is very lively and authentic.
The best time to explore Tam Giang lagoon is from March to August. In this season, an early sunrise tour of 4 hours (5:30-9:30) is also a good option for early bird and photography enthusiast.
Child rates is applied for children 6 to 11 years old. Children below 6 years are free, please make a note in the booking. For family with many children, we recommend using Inquiry Form to request us most favorable Family Offer. We offer 10% discount for group from 10 persons.
Tam Giang Lagoon
After a short drive from Hue City, you arrive at an ancient fishermen village situated by Tam Giang lagoon. Get the first insight into rural life and fishing culture. Put on your life vest and sit comfortably on a fisherman sampan to leisurely explore Tam Giang peaceful scenery. At a floating village where many families living on house boat, the guide explain their original lifestyle and adaptation to modern call. Continue riding amid the maze of aquaculture system and keep your camera handy for some lovely shots.
The fisherman turns off the engine and push slowly the boat with a long bamboo stick as you approach the fishing trap. This is a smart technique practiced in this area. You can try your luck to lift up one and see if a good catch of shrimp, crab, fishes. Traditional fishing with net is equally exciting. Hang on the fisherman’s stilt house “Nhà Chồ” to enjoy a refreshing drink with nice view. On a good weather day, stay late and hunt stunning sunset.
Get on land and continue a leisurely walk to visit village communal house, local craft workshops. Learn more about the ritual devoted to fishing and aquaculture. Enrich you experience by joining a local farm for a homey dinner and enjoy in a rustic setting.
End your meaningful travel with a sensational drive back to hotel in early evening.
Une journée authentique, parfaite. Très bonne balance entre la culture et la nature.Très bonne idée de commencer le tour en scooter. Un stop au cimetière est à recommander, car c’est un lieu insolite pour les Européens.La découverte de la vie des pêcheurs et la balade dans la lagune sont excellentes.Et l’accueil et le dîner dans la famille était exceptionnel et restera pour nous un moment inoubliable.Florence & Didier, 16th of June, 2022.
Our tour with Tuan was extraordinary. We enjoyed all our experiences that we were educational, historical & special for me & Lori. Tuan was friendly & easy to understand. He mixed personal stories with the stories of this city & country. We would recommend this customized experience to anyone wanting a tour without the tourists.
Cami & Lori