Live a day full of discoveries! On the program: market gardeners’ village Tra Que and fishing village Van Lang. You’ll have the opportunity to have a talk with the farmers of Tra Que about the history of the village and the growing methods, as well as learning the traditional fishing with the fishermen of Van Lang.
HOI AN TO EXPLORE THE RURAL COUTRYSIDE Full day
Discover Tra Que, the market gardeners’ village has 200 owners and 500 farmers, cultivating 20 sorts of vegetables and herbs like mint, salad, basil, coriander, broccoli and others, on more than 50 hectares of ground. They sell 10 tons of vegetables each year.
Known in central Vietnam, the vegetables are cultivated with care, the market gardeners only use natural fertilizer, including a kind of alga harvested every morning.
Enjoy a walk in the village to meet the locals cultivating the earth. You will learn everything you need to know about Tra Que’s history, the vegetables growing methods, the use of medicinal plants and the Vietnamese material medical. A special time with those market gardeners passionate about their work, and proud to share this passion.
You will continue through the rice fields and discover the places that make the charm of Vietnam like the local market Ba Le, traditional cemeteries, schools… to the village Van Lang and the water coconut forest of Bay Mau, stretched on approximately 7 hectares, surrounded by the mangrove, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the beautiful traditional houses covered with water coconut leafs.
At the time of the Vietnam War, Bay Mau was a shelter for the locals and soldiers, making it a place full of history.
Arrived in the village, you will be warmly welcomed by Mr. Han, from a family of three generations. He will offer you a green tea tasting.
Then you will prepare the lunch with the Han Family. On the menu: crunchy pancakes, nems from Hoi An, tam huu, grilled fish in a leaf of banana tree… It’s delicious!
After that, you will take a cruise on board of a « thung chai », a round basket boat made of bamboo, much more stable than you think, and the fishermen will teach you the traditional fishing. Guaranteed fun!
Apart from fishing, you will go to the rice field and ride buffalo, do photo shooting with buffalo.
Back to Mr. Han’s house; take advantage of a relaxation time thanks to a foot massage with medicinal herbs, a traditional therapy practice, very enjoyable.
Your feet will be in a tepid bath with lemongrass and leafs of lemon tree that will delight your sense of smell.
And finally, to finish this beautiful day, you will have the chance to chill in the shade of a coconut tree, before going back to Hoi An.
What is included today: Private transfer, tour guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, hotel in Hoi An, activities in the farm ( Ride on water buffalo, gardening activities, Cooking lesson, Foot massage with medicinal herbs)