Hoi An's craft villages boat tour and lantern making class
Excursions & day trips

Hoi An's craft villages boat tour and lantern making class

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Ride aboard a local-style boat to traverse the waterways from Hoi An to the nearby craft villages
  • Visit Thanh Ha pottery village famous for formerly providing decorative pottery to the palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty
  • Explore Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum
  • Learn the traditional art of lantern-making class
What to expect

Take a scenic boat tour along Thu Bon River, combined with a visit to traditional craft villages. Your driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hoi An and transfer you to the port and you’ll get on a boat for the ride to 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. The craftsmen, with their gifted hands, create the products with different shapes.

Visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village formed in the 15th century by the Northerners: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha TinhLearn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. Next stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures. Continue taking another boat ride to Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you will observe how the villagers making pottery products such as vases, pots, and kettles. The next destination is Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum, where masterpiece series includes works of art of human architecture and sculpture are clearly and vividly re-appeared, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Taj Mahal (India), Sydney Opera House (Australia), the White House (USA), Pyramid (Egypt), Notre Dame (France)… made entirely of clay, made by the artisans in the village.

Finish the tour by visiting the home of a local lantern craftsman to learn the traditional art of lantern-making. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft villages in Vietnam. transfer back to your accommodation in Hoi An.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Boat
    • Travel insurance
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-10)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from hotels in Hoi An city center only (except South Hoi An area such as Duy Hai, Thang Binh, and southwards). You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm the pick-up details directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • The minimum number of participants required per booking is 2 adults
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Hoi An Express Vietnam
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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