COUNTRYSIDE AND COOKING

Duration: 1 day | Destinations: Hoi An
This day-long excursion combines a bicycle tour of coconut palm fringed villagers, a coracle tour of the waterways, with a unique opportunity to learn about
Price: See Below
Tour Code: countryside
Overview & Highlights

This day-long excursion combines a bicycle tour of coconut palm fringed villagers,
a coracle tour of the waterways, with a unique opportunity to learn about
the cultivation of organic produce alongside one of the local farmers.
A great way to experience rural Vietnam and bring home a small part of it your new cultivating and cooking skills.

Full itinerary

09.00 Your guide will meet you at your hotel, from here your gentle cycle tour takes
you on the short but beautiful ride through lush farm land, rice fi elds and villages to Tra Que Village. Stopping along the way to visit local villagers and seeing how they use their surrounding resources to craft a living using age methods.

10.00 Take a trip along the winding river by Coracle boat. A local family and guide will take you on a journey through the untouched waterways, fringed by river coconut palms. Take the opportunity to see a local fi sherman dredge the river bed in search of river snails.

11.00 Arrive at Tra Que. Enjoy the village tour to nurseries and herb gardens abundant with bird’s eye chilli, lemongrass, basil, coriander and spring onions. All thriving in the rich soil.

11.30 Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with guidance of local family farmers.

12.00 Relax and enjoy a traditional herbal foot massage in the garden.

12.45 Join in with a cookery class hosted by the Tuan family. Each cooking lesson starts with a short introduction, explanations and demonstration of starters, accompaniments, main course and dessert, before you get to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at preparing your own Hoi An specality lunch include ing starter, main course and dessert. Sit back and enjoy your culinary creations at the family table overlooking the villagers tending their arable land.

15.30 Board your bicycles for a gentle ride back to Hoi An and your hotel taking rice paddies and farmers leading home their Bison along the country roads.

16.00 Arrive back at your hotel.