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Chuon Lagoon cycling and sailing adventure

Take a break from sightseeing in Hue and cycle to Chuon Lagoon to meet local fishermen and sail the peaceful waters….

By Shi Ding Dang
Director of Oriental Sky Travel, one of Alfred&'s partners in Vietnam

Chuon Lagoon cycling and sailing adventure

Take a break from sightseeing in Hue and cycle to Chuon Lagoon to meet local fishermen and sail the peaceful waters. People love this tour because you get to learn about rural life in Vietnam and meet families whose lifestyle has barely changed in centuries. We’re diving into the daily routines of real lagoon life.

The tour begins with a pick-up in Hue, then we cycle for 90 minutes to the lagoon on narrow paths beside the Nhu Y River, mainly off-road. We’ll go through rich rice paddies and the 16th century Thuy Thanh Village, which was founded by Prince Nguyen Hoang and still has its original houses and temple. From Thanh Toan Bridge, you can get a great view of the rice fields, criss-crossed with irrigation streams.

The highlight is the sampan ride around Chuon Lagoon and getting to taste fresh, local seafood such as the Banh Khoai Can Kinh, fried fish pancake. We’ll meet fishermen who trawl for fish and shrimp, often in 12-hour shifts, selling their catch at the morning market. I like to show tourists the ancient fishing techniques, which you can even try for yourself. Everyone enjoys watching the sunset over the water before we transfer back to Hue – it’s really magical.

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Alfred & Shi Ding Dang

Originally from Quang Binh, Shi is the Director of Oriental Sky Travel and an adventurer, cyclist, fearless traveller and arabica coffee expert. Shi has 14 years of experience in the tourism industry, from guiding to establishing his own company which focuses on exploring Vietnam through cycling, caving, trekking and community adventures. Currently based in Hue, Shi has experience leading tours all over Vietnam, specialising in the DMZ, coffee tours, hiking and cycling adventures.
Shi Ding Dang, Hue tour guide

Alfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Pam, who's travelled extensively in Vietnam. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember – the vespa rider who’ll whizz you round HCMC for a unique foodie tour, the guide who’ll take you fishing with locals at Chuon Lagoon and the ranger who’ll guide you to golden-cheeked gibbons to hear their dawn duets.

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