NHA TRANG RIVERCRUISE AND COUNTRY SIDE
Nature excursion, Cultural, Lunch not included
You will leave the port aboard your coach to visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, also known as Thap Ba (or the Lady of the City), a remnant of the ancient Cham civilisation. The towers, built and renovated between the seventh and twelfth centuries from loose brick with neither plaster nor mortar, were used for the worship of the goddess Po Nagar of the Dua clan, which ruled over the southern part of the Cham Kingdom. From the hillside where the towers stand you will have a spectacular view of Nha Trang Bay and its shores lined with numerous colourful fishing boats. You will then proceed to the local boatyard, where new fishing boats are built and maintenance performed on old ones to prepare them for the subsequent fishing season. Next you will take a motorboat cruise along the Cai River, where you will have the chance to see a fishing village and a large yard for the construction of wooden boats. Upon arrival at Coconut Island, shaded by countless palms, you will see how the local children pick coconuts from the trees and open them so that you can enjoy the fresh milk. After leaving this island your boat will take you to another one, where you will be able to see how clay cooking stoves are made. These typical stoves are part of every Vietnamese family's cooking equipment. Your last visit will be to Vinh Ngoc Commune, situated 25 km from the centre of Nha Trang. It covers an area of over 1,500 ha with around 900 households, consisting of more than 6,000 people, many of whom are farmers. Upon arrival you will visit the central area, which was once the site of the village's paddy fields and cemetery. It is now home to the offices of the local authority, the clinic and medical station and the local market. You will then stop at a nearby kindergarten, where you will learn a little about the Vietnamese education system and become acquainted with the local children. Finally, you will stroll around to visit the Communal House, dedicated to the Chief of Hell and the heroic figures that contributed to the village's development and protection, and a typical house of a local family, where you will discover that ancestor worship plays a vital part in everyday life.
What you need to know
Please Note: Space is limited, so please reserve early. The order of the itinerary may vary. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. Don't forget to bring mosquitos repellent. When visiting the temple shoes should be removed and socks should be worn. Sunhats are recommended.