Nha Trang Special Countryside
9:00 Pick-up from the port, then tour around by private car. This is specially tailor-made excursions. Exploring the country trails, village’s life, town and farms, pagoda, the best way to experience the “true” Vietnamese countryside. Through countryside trails, villages towns and farms.. This countryside tour offers you a fascinating insight into the “real lives” of everyday people who are the backbone of Vietnam . Just a few kilometers from Nha Trang’s beach front is the picturesque countryside dotted with palm trees, fruit orchards and irrigated rice paddies.
The first stop of the tour is an embroidery factory and then Long Son Pagoda. Built in 19th century, the ornate pagoda decorated with colorful mosaic dragons, sits in the shadow of a towering white Buddha seated on a lotus blossom. Driving through miles of flat rice fields to a rural village, enjoy the opportunity to interact with the local people as they go about their daily lives, with farming and cottage industries as their primary source of income. The village path leads us to the home of one family who weave mats from rushes which grow abundantly in the surrounding area. Two people working together will weave just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded for food and other essentials.
Charcoal stove making village: Considered as kitchen God to all Vietnamese, so there’s one stove in every family although gas cookers have been used abundantly nowadays. Tourists are told the legend of kitchen God by craftsmen to experience the fire culture in Vietnam.
Pagoda Orphanage: where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful mission – helping the orphans.
Bakery: Visit the household bakery that supplies the surrounding villages with delicious French style baguettes. The aroma wafting from the primitive oven is tantalizing
Rice paper making: One of the most typical food from rice steamed and processed into round piece dried in the sun on the bamboo brackets that are on sale in the inns or shops.
Conical hat making village: Conical hat making village: Manual skill work by women, it’s also your gift for your friends when toward home.
Ancient house: these are traditionally laid out in the same manner throughout the village. Ancestor worship is an important part of daily life in Vietnam and a large area of these small houses is usually reserved for the family altar. Next, pass through a fruit orchard boasting a plentiful supply of tropical fruits. Lunch in a restaurant on the riverside.
Visit Dam Market for shopping .
15:00 Drop-off at the port. End of service