Ride basket boat in Hoi An – Visit Cam Thanh Village

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Cam Thanh Village

Do you want to experience some unique activities combining with finding out eco friendly material? However, you don’t know where should to explore. Why don’t visit Cam Thanh village to ride basket boat in Hoi An right now?


It’s about 7km from Hoi An Ancient town to Cam Thanh village. It is easy for you to reach there by motorbike or car because this place becomes famous recently, which you ask any local if you are wonder how to get there.

Ride a bamboo boat in Cam Thanh Village

Ride a bamboo boat in Cam Thanh Village

Ticket Price

It is about 150vnd/ boat for 2 people if you want to discover by youself. Besides that, you can also book a tour to learn how to ride basket boat and enjoy the local cuisine.

What to expect in this interesting activity – Riding boat in Cam Thanh Village

At the first glance, a small basket boat seem unstable in a river but it is just your imagine, let’s try sitting on a lovely basket boat like that. You  are not regret to explore Cam Thanh coconut village with a friendly local and ride a boat once visiting Hoi An.

Each basket has one seat for three adults comfortably on a built-in bamboo bench which stretches across its centre.The boats gauge about two metres in diameter so there’s plenty of room for your bags, shoes, camera. All of boat riders won’t let more than two adult passengers on board, but a toddler and a baby are excepted.

After boarding at the river bank, boat operators takes you a 45-60-minute ride on the Cua Dai River.  There are beautiful spots for you along the way to take photos if you want. You also have an opportunity to throw a traditional fishing net and learn how to paddle the boat. In addition, you can receive some nice gift from  the talented and clever hands of your boat operator when he tủn palm leave into beautiful flowers or rings.

Hoi An is a famous city for abundance of eco activities, then tourists of all ages can take part in one of them. Especially, for kids, riding a basket boat is a must try activity. They will have a blast on the boát weaving though the coconut forest, enjoying entertainment and being curious with animals in the river.

Especially, tourists can watch a interesting performance of actors dancing on a boat. Sometimes, you experience an “adventurous” game. When tourists sit on the boat, then rider will use paddle to shake the boat; it is interesting feeling that you should try if you come to coconut village.

Basket Boat in Cam Thanh Village

Basket Boat in Cam Thanh Village. Source: bookhotel.vn

Local also make some souvenires from coconut leaves to give tourists like a welcome gift. Most of things is a eco friendly material, which make a special impression at the first glance. Let’s keep it as warmly welcome from friendly local in Hoi an to nice tourists.


Here, we recommend for you to take The Half-day Hoi An Countryside Tour to explore not only coconut village but also other traditional villages in Hoi An city. It is worth for you to visit these places when you come to Hoi An. 

Let’s see our video from the previous tour

Don’t hesitate to take note this place for your future trip to Vietnam right now. Hope you have useful information to have a nice trip. We are nice friends who are willing to welcome you to visit our country.