With a maximum of 15 guests per tour, we promise to provide a truly unique and distinctive experience for visitors, vastly different from typical bustling tours. The journey begins in the morning at Xuan Son Market, the first destination. Here, you’ll witness the everyday activities of local people in the early morning.

After a boat ride, you’ll arrive at Xuan Tien village, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the local fish farming activities, including the Son River Carp and Phong Nha Loach, fish varieties highly esteemed by visitors for their deliciousness and uniqueness not found elsewhere. Next, the boat continues to Gia Hung village. Renowned for the Gia Hung parish church, it’s one of the most beautiful and impressive wooden architectures in the area.

From the church, a short walk takes you to Mrs. Cuong’s house, specializing in making various rice flour cakes like pancakes or water fern cakes. You’ll witness her skilled hands continuously producing freshly baked cakes and directly taste the flavors of these freshly made treats. Lunch here will also be served by Mrs. Cuong’s family, offering local homely dishes. After a delightful lunch, you’ll visit a nearby household to witness the traditional rice wine-making process in a Vietnamese village. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste “Rice Wine Rice,” a dish closely associated with generations of Vietnamese people.

Preparing for the next part of the day’s journey, a two-hour bike ride through small villages back to Phong Nha via the Bong Lai Valley awaits. Here, you’ll encounter a serene countryside scene with children innocently playing alongside water buffalo in the fields, small houses amid the smoke from kitchen fires amidst bamboo groves. Alongside the tour guide, you’ll explore and discover the interesting activities of the local people and admire the beautiful sunset as the sun gradually disappears behind the mountains.

INCLUSIONS
• English speaking tour guide
• Pick up from/to Phong Nha Accommodation
• River Cruise
• Bicycles & helmets
• Water & Lunch
• Travel Insurance during the day
*Tour excludes lunch, personal expenses and additional drinks or beers.
WHAT TO BRING
• Comfortable clothes and shoes + changing clothes
• Swimming suit
• Sunscreen
• Hat, sunglasses
• Bug spray
• Camera or phone
Price (tour price depends on the number of guests)
• 1 guest
6,500,000 đ
• 2 guests
3,800,000 đ/guest
• 3 guests
2,800,000 đ/guest
• 4-5 guests
2,200,000 đ/guest
• 6 guests
1,900,000 đ/guest
• 7 guests
1,800,000 đ/guest
• 8 guests
1,650,000 đ/guest
• 9 guests
1,500,000 đ/guest
• >10 guests
1,350,000 đ/guest

Itinerary

8:00 –  08:30 Pick-up from your Accommodation in Phong Nha to Xuan Son Market
8:30 – 9:30 River Cruise picks you up from Xuan Son Ferry to Xuan Tien Village to visit Carp Fish farm in The Son River.
9:30 – 10:30  Downstream to Gia Hung Village, drop by Gia Hung Church to visit & contemplate unique construction of the most beautiful church in the area and learn more about local people life. 
10:30 – 11:30 Visit Mrs. Cuong’s rice paper cake maker, learn how to make rice paper cake. Have lunch here with the products of local rice paper cakes added some extra  flavours. 
12:00 – 12:30 Visit homemade ricewine or move on to another local house before getting bicycles to continue the journey. 
13:00 – 14:30 Across Khuong Ha Village toward Bong Lai Valley by bicycles. Visit Pub With Cold Beer or Duck Stop on the way. 
15:00 – 16:00 Cycle back to Phong Nha. Tour ends. 

Reservations

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