Hoi An is not only famous for its old houses, small alleys, historic sites but also especial good food. It is a big mistake if you miss Tra Que village when you come to Hoi An. Escape from the bustling ancient town just about 15 minutes by cycling, you will join a cooking class, enjoy local food and relax with traditional foot massage. Spending a day of living, working, and cooking with the local people in the Tra Que vegetable village will be a chance for you not only to discover the daily life of farmers but to become a real chef. Tra Que vegetable village is located 3km north of the Old Town of Hoian. Thanks to the rich soil and unique source of underground water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables such as basil, mint, lettuce, and coriander, etc. with which the traditional dishes of Hoian like “Quang” noodle, “Tam Huu” roll, “Banh xeo” Pancake, and fresh spring roll have gained their reputation throughout the country. Interestingly, Tra Que is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the local people.
► Cycle past the countryside
► Hand-pick the freshest produce
► Learn about traditional Vietnamese cuisine
► Enjoy food massage – Asian treatment method
8:00 Local guide pick up at the hotel, then you will go bicycle to Hoi An’s colourful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients you will use in the cooking lesson later.
9:00 Ride pass small roads, rice padddy fields, take pictures of water buffalos, cow or farmers on daily working at their fields and fish – ponds. Explore many beautiful views of VietNam country side meet many warm hearted local people. They will pass through the bendy small narrow roads in the village to one of the typical local houses and then how they are living and farmer teach you how you plan the beansprouts.
10:00 Take a rest with special welcome drink. You will be taken around the herbs garden where local farmers work on their field using organic methods from 300 years ago.Then you will enjoy foot massage with local herbs ( lemongrass, basil thai….)
10:30 We will give you foot massage with some local herbs.
11:00 Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food.( Made some flowers and animals by vegetables for decoration). After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
13:30 Return to the hotel.
• Joining the cooking class and catching fishes
• Foot massage
• English speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees & a cold drink
• Tips( not compulsory), International Insurance and Personal Expenses
• Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages
• Children under 5 years old are free of charge
• Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price