The “Farmer – fisherman” tour offering tourists a chance to catch fish and collect rubbish like real farmers on the Thu Bon River in Hoi An ancient town has attracted many international tourists.
The tour is not to discover and sightsee the landscape, but is aimed at turning tourists into true fishermen who would live in the countryside and collect rubbish on Thu Bon River, Bay Mau Coconut Village, and the Hoi An’s Cua Dai sea.
Finland President Tarja Halonen se-lected this tour several years ago.
She also tried to practice rowing coracle and to be a fisherwoman during a week in Vietnam. Before returning to her country, she thanked the tour operator for offering her a meaningful and interesting holiday.
She said she was happy to be a fisherwoman, and to enjoy the life of the rural people and shared happiness with gentle and optimistic fishermen.
“Especially, I can taste the local traditional culture. Those are my unforgettable moments in Vietnam.”
The tour founder Tran Van Khoa hailing f-rom Hoi An said that he formed this tour because 80 pct of the Vietnamese population earns a living f-rom agriculture like fish catching and breeding.
“Vietnam has exported millions of tons of rice and seafood each year”.
This green tour not only helps promote Vietnamese culture to the world, but also contributes to protecting the environment.
On average, 4,000 international tourists book the tour every year, said Khoa.
Here are some photos of the tour “Farmer – Fisherman”: