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COUNTRYSIDE AND COOKING – HOI AN BIKE TOUR (SIC)

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Duration: 1 day Transportation: Bicylce

Route: Hoi An - Cycling – Cam Thanh water coconuts - Tra Que village - Cooking - Hoi An

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 60
(per person)

Route: Hoi An - Cycling – Cam Thanh water coconuts - Tra Que village - Cooking - Hoi An

Duration: 8 hours

Distance: 15km

Transportation: Bicycle (Asama)

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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 with your new cultivating and cooking skills.

08.15 Depart from your hotel. After a short briefing, your gentle cycle tour takes you on the short but beautiful ride through lush farm land, rice fields and small 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 old 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 fisherman 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 the 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 local 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 including 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 in the rice paddies and farmers leading home their Bison along the country roads.

16.00 Arrive back at your hotel.

Inclusive Of: Hotel pick up/drop off, Bicycle, English speaking escort, Coracle boat, Lunch, Entrance fees.

Exclusive Of: Personal expenses, Tips, VAT tax, Travel insurance.

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