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Hoi An Organic Tour - Land and Sea Activities

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Hoi An - After having our breakfast, we waited at our Hotel for Jack to appear and take us on our Organic Tour which I had arranged for my family. It cost US$ 260 for my whole family for 1 day of activities. My family was sceptical but at the end of the day - we all had great fun - thanks to Jack Tran.

Jack Tran is the Managing Director & Owner of Eco-Tour co., Ltd (www.jacktranecotourshoian.com) and very season tour guide and it was him that took us on this private tour which began at 8:30am. There were parked bicycles at the hotels and cycling on the road was to my mind dangerous for my kids. So, I asked Jack to bring the bicycles nearer to the beaten track and he agreed.

Choosing our bicyclesChoosing our bicycles

Trev and Quin in the backgroundTrev and Quin in the background

After cycling about 45 minutes, we arrived at our 1st stop and it was an eco farm manned by 2 elderly women and they were kind but could not speak a word of English. Nevertheless, she was always with a smiling face.

Briefing on this Eco FarmBriefing on this Eco Farm

Seaweed used a nutrients for the vegetables (no fertilizers are used)Seaweed used a nutrients for the vegetables (no fertilizers are used)

Eco Vegetable FarmEco Vegetable Farm

My youngest had a go at Farm lifeMy youngest had a go at Farm life

Do I know you, farmer?Do I know you, farmer?

Who is that pretty farmer?Who is that pretty farmer?

Picking our vegetables for LunchPicking our vegetables for Lunch

Our 2nd Stop - Ridding the Water Buffalo

Susan andPaxton riding the water BuffaloSusan and Paxton riding the water Buffalo

My family with the Water Buffalo handlerMy family with the Water Buffalo handler

Cycling to our next destinationCycling to our next destination

Prawn FarmPrawn Farm

Me and my wife (Pillion)Me and my wife (Pillion)

We fell downWe fell down

We had a good laughWe had a good laugh

Water buffalo having a batleWater buffalo having a batle

3rd Stop: Rest at Coffee Shop

Coffee Break and restCoffee Break and rest

Drinking water and restingDrinking water and resting

4th Stop - to the Jetty to board the boat for our sea activities

Our private boat crewOur private boat crew

Putting on our Life JacketsPutting on our Life Jackets

Trev preparing to cast his fishing netTrev preparing to cast his fishing net

Each one of us take turns to cast the fishing nets into the open sea and try to match the Vietnamese fishing man. Look how the Vietnamese fisherman does it.

Our CatchOur Catch

Our CatchOur Catch

Our kids in this basket to the beachOur kids in this basket to the beach

Me and wife in the basketMe and wife in the basket

Me and Quin reeling in the Big fishing netMe and Quin reeling in the Big fishing net

Pushing the fishes into the centre of the netPushing the fishes into the centre of the net

Working as a team reeling the fishes down to the center of the netWorking as a team reeling the fishes down to the center of the net

Quin sleeping...so tiredQuin sleeping...so tired

Trev so tired and taking s short napTrev so tired and taking s short nap

Preparing our LunchPreparing our Lunch

Freshly caught prawnsFreshly caught prawns

Captain Cook cooking our lunchCaptain Cook cooking our lunch

Cheers! to a good lunchCheers! to a good lunch

One of our delicious mealOne of our delicious meal

After Lunch, we rested and one of the creative boat crew created a spectacles out of palm leaf.

Harry Potter SpectaclesHarry Potter Spectacles

Off we go again for another activity - racing through the narrow waterwaysOff we go again for another activity - racing through the narrow waterways

Sitting in the basket through the waterwaysSitting in the basket through the waterways

Going back to the Jetty - one crew man in the backetGoing back to the Jetty - one crew man in the backet

A visit to Jack Tran houseA visit to Jack Tran house

After this we hop Jack's van back to our hotel. It was a fun and fulfilling adventure.

(Source from countrytravel.blogspot.com)

Tags: activities, adventure, bicycle, buffalo, cycling, destination, eco tourism, eco trip, ecotour, fishing, Hoi An, organic, palm, Quang Nam, riding, sea, tourism, tourist, travel, Viet Nam, water buffalo, waterways.