Tra Que Vegetable Village tour

Tra Que Vegetable Village tour

TRA QUE VILLAGE TOUR

You could spend a year in Hoi An and not discover all of its charms. However, if you only have a few days and you want to experience the delights of the local countryside then the half day Organic Discovery Tour is a good option.

Tra Que is a charming little village located just a few kilometres from Hoi An. The village is named after the sweet scented vegetables they grow in the village, and are used to spice up famous Hoi An dishes, like the local noodle dishes Cao Lau and My Quang, or Hoi An Pancakes (Banh Xeo).

The half day "Organic Discovery Tour" is available everyday - with both a morning and afternoon program available.

 PROGRAM

8.30 am or 3.30 pm

After a short drive through the local countryside we arrive at Tra Que Village , and the home of your host, Mr Tuan. A welcome drink of freshly picked fruits is waiting, before we take a walk around the village and learn about the history and customs of this charming village. We walk through the market gardens where hundreds of local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here.

We return to the home of Mr Tuan, and this is where the real fun begins. Everyone is given a farming instruments, and we set about joining the farmers in preparing the land for sewing. Our guide describes the traditional farming methods while we help fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river, and then water it using huge tin cans strapped to our back. Time is then spent picking vegetables and herbs, and learning how to wrap them to prevent damage.

Many of the local herbs are used by the farmers for traditional village medicines - this includes the herbal pillow, which helps relax your body and mind, ready for a good night's sleep.

It's now time to try are hands at making the village speciality named “Tam Huu” spring rolls - using the local herbs and vegetables we have just picked or Xeo Cake ( Banh Xeo). We then sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal.

 Menu - Tam Huu, Family's spring rolls, Banh Xeo, Vietnamese dishes ( Fish, Soup, vegetables, Rice)& Fruit Salad

1.00pm or 6.30pm - Transfer back to Hoi An.

Valid until December 31, 2009

includes:

 Morning Tour

• 1 drinks (non-alcoholic) - welcome

• Village entrance fee

• Lunch

• Local guide

• Foot Massage

• Farming course

• Making fun with cooking some dishes.

 Afternoon Tour:

• 1 drinks (non-alcoholic) - welcome

• Village entrance fee

• Snacks & Fruit Salad or Special cakes from Hoi an

• Local guide

• Foot Massage

• Farming course

 Note:

• The program requires a minimum of 2 paying passengers to operate.

• The program operates on a seat-on-coach basis.

• No child prices

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