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“Excellent experience”
Review of Jack Tran Tours

Jack Tran Tours
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$75.00*
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Half-Day Hoi An Farming and Fishing Life Tour
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$43.00*
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Sunrise Fish Market Tour in Hoi An
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$39.00*
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2.5-hour Sunset River Cruise and Basket Boat Rowing in Hoi An
Ranked #1 of 151 Outdoor Activities in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jack Tran Tours (Formerly HOI AN ECO-TOUR) is a local Vietnamese fishing family-run business that shows travelers about the vietnamese people how they live, work and eat. We specialize in organizing and hosting cultural tours in and around Hoi An. We do this by engaging local Vietnamese people who: provide knowledgeable commentary; demonstrate traditional fishing and farming techniques; and then provide our guests with the opportunity for some hands-on experiences. Jack Tran Tours is to provide our guest with the opportunity to experience first hand the authentic daily lives of the local fishing and farming communities in and around Hoi An. Our guests benefit through a much deeper appreciation and respect for our people and our way of life - as well as having a thoroughly enjoyable and safe experience with many, many wonderful photo memories of their time with us.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Hoi An Eco Tours provides a very enjoyable day out. We weren’t able to do the bike-riding part (because we can’t ride bikes) but even so, I don’t feel like our day out with Johnny and the Farming and Fishing Tour was lacking for anything.

We started the day with a walk around a farming village. And you don’t just see the farm bit, you really have a proper walk through the village and get a glimpse of how the people live. There was the bit with riding the water buffalo. I’m not sure water buffalo are meant to be ridden but it was a bit of fun and a great holiday snap none the less.

The water part of the tour was great too with a relaxing boat ride followed by a slightly more adventurous jaunt in a traditional bamboo basket boat. Using this quiet little boat you take a turn around the water-coconut forests where your tour guide and assistant will make you a variety of toys using only the fronds of the water coconut tree – little birds, working pin wheels, grasshoppers etc. You get to see how the fisherman work and try your hand at casting nets and such which was good fun too.

After the fishing, there was lunch. So much food! It was all delicious but there was so much of it we could only pack away about half of it. Sorry chef! Lunch is had on the boat, and indeed it would have been very romantic were I sharing it with someone other than my brother.

All in all, it’s a good time and it’s nice to know that it’s being done sustainably. I did get the chance to speak to Jack who runs the business and he’s clearly very passionate about his work. Although we did have a little bit of a communication problem in setting up the tour, it was an IT problem rather than a service problem, and Jack called to personally apologise for the mix-up. We were very well taken care of the entire time. Considering we had a private tour, it was also excellent value for money.

Thank segquest
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JT734, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Dear segquest,

Warmest regards from Jack Tran's Hoi An Eco-tour Family at Phuoc Hai Fishing Village, Cua Dai, Hoi An- Vietnam !

On behalf of the team who was assisting you on the date, I am Jack Tran, the Director and owner would like to express our huge thanks for joining FARMING & FISHING LIFE tour. We would love also to thank for reviewing us on the TRIPADVISOR- THE WORLD TRAVEL LARGEST SITE that is so helpful for many travelers to plan their travel to any destination in the world they want to come.

Having read your very minded review has delighted us as we know that now you had such a wonderful trip with Johnny Hoa, one of our best guides as well as our boat assistants who was trying the best to ensure that your trip was running greatly.

We have learned that sometimes we had a bit difficulty in communication due to the fact that the technology was out of our control and we were so glad that it was fixed up right away then to make sure your trip was still under planed as the best as possible.

We also hope the experience with bit of buffalo ride, basket boat adventure, the water parts of fishing, food for lunch cooked by captain cook, weird hats, adorable birds, odd bracelets, precious watch...etc that were made of from the water coconut leaves had amazed you with the wonderful impression.

Again, it is deeply appreciated to see your excellent review online and we wish to see you back next time with our team.

Best wishes,

Jack Tran & The Team

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Johnny Hoa started this great day with a tour around the farm fields with stops along the way. The highlights included the water buffalo ride, the farms and trying a hand at fishing. Great value with wonderful guides who truly want you to have an excellent experience. Thanks to Don & Grap also for the fantastic lunch on Captain Cook.

Thank James R
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JT734, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear James R,

Warmest regards from Jack Tran Hoi An Eco-tour Family at The Phuoc Hai Fishing Vilage, Cua Dai, Hoi An- Vietnam !

Thank you very much for joining Farming & Fishing Life Tour with Hoi An Eco-tour Company. We feel very delighted to read your wonderful feedback on the TRIPADVISOR. It is great to know you had the best thing with buffalo ride, cast fishing, farm..etc. We are also very pleased to hear you had an excellent experience with our team Giap, Don, Tien and the captain cook on board the boat with the lunch.We do appreciate your review on the TRIPADVISOR, the world largest travel site and we do wish to see you back next time with us.

Your recommendation about us will be deeply thankful.

Regards,

Jack Tran
The Owner

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Thank you to Tien, Cuc, Duong and Do: great day: we did the farm and fishing tour: friendly nice people, and a professional company

Thank yonchi
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JT734, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear yonchi,

Warmest regards from The Hoi An Eco-Tour Family at The Phuoc Hai Fishing Village, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam !

On behalf of our family, we would love to say to thank you very much for reviewing us on the TRIPADVISOR, the world largest travel site. We are so glad to see that you have had a wonderful experience trip with our crews. We hope you will be back and recommend our tours to your family and friends and others.

We wish you would have a great trip in Vietnam !

Best wishes,

Jack Tran
The Owner

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

My husband and I did the fisherman and waterways tour on 8 November and had a fantastic experience. All of the staff were so happy, friendly and keen to ensure that you had a good time. There was lots of laughs paddling the round boats, trying to throw fishing nets and hauling in the days catch. Even though we were in and out of boats all afternoon I felt very safe. The crew is what makes this tour so good. I would recommend it to anyone who likes hands on fun

Thank Kallie1983
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JT734, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

Dear Kallie1983,

Warmest regards from Jack Tran & The Hoi An Eco-Tour Family !

Thank you very much for reviewing us on the TRIPADVISOR. How thrilled and delighted to read your fantastic feedback online.

It is also great for us to see you and your husband had a great time with our crews to paddle the round basket boat, throw the cast net and and do hope that you had a great laugh and fun with the team.

On behalf of our family, I am Jack Tran, the owner would love to thank you for joining tour with us and we wish you had a wonderful holiday in Vietnam and hope to see you back next time.

With all the best,

Jack Tran
The Owner of HOI AN ECO-TOUR co

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

A great day out with a lovely, friendly and lively crew - thoroughly enjoyed it, learnt a lot and had a very memorable meal on board.

Thank amandaBuffy66
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JT734, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Dear Simone T,

Thank you very much for reviewing us on the TRIPADVISOR. It is great to learn you had a wonderful trip with our family. We wish to see you and your friends back with our team

Best regards,

Jack Tran
The Owner of Jack Tran HOI AN ECO-TOUR Co

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