A Vietnamese Farming Experience

Farm, Harvest & Cook Right on a Vegetable Farm

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$27.00 per guest
Hosted by Nguyen Thi Hong

Highlights

  • Experience real farming life like a farmer, from selecting seeds to sowing, ploughing, transplanting, harvesting and cooking!
  • Enjoy the picturesque countryside on a real rice farmhouse with your host family
  • Have a hearty local meal with organic ingredients
  • Check out the farm with little chickens and ducks running around!

Inclusive of:

  • All tools and materials
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
5 Out of 5
8 Reviews
Alex Rogers
5
23 May, 2018

MUST DO! As a gardener and horticulturist I cannot recommend the tour highly enough. I really enjoyed the time spent on ...

K C
5
6 Jan, 2018

lovely time learning about the unique farming traditions of Tra Que from the locals.

$US 27.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Indochina countries, supporting its growth from the beginning including the rise of fall of dynasties, till today. This experience will allow you to get as close to nature as possible as you try your hand out at traditional Vietnamese farming techniques and get in touch with nature with a local farmer. Then harvest some fresh ingredients yourself off the farm and cook them on the spot! It doesn't get any fresher than this! Our farm is located in charming Tra Que, a short hop over from Hoi An. Vegetable farming have been the mainstay of people here due to the great growing conditions of good soil, abundance of water and mild weather. People always say Tra que vegetable are sweeter! Many types of vegetables are grown here: lettuce, houttuynia, basil, coriander and lots more. They make great ingredients for traditional Hoi An dishes like Cao Lau, Quang noodles, tom huu (made from Tra Que vegetables) and cake with meat (Banh xeo - Pancake). Take a break from the crowds at Hoi An and spend a charming day farming with local farmers. You will learn how to loosen soil, administer fertilizers, sow seeds, then harvest and cook the famous Hoi An Tôm hữu. Tôm hữu is Hoi An's favorite dish, and it is almost always available on special occasions, especially to welcome relatives and friends from afar. Join us and have a unique agri-cultural experience!

Additional Information:

  • Please note that since this is a farming experience and you will be working with dirt so wear appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen and hat is recommended as this is an outdoor activity
  • Important to stay hydrated during the activity
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time

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Your Local Host

Nguyen Thi Hong

Ms.H?ng is 47 years old and she is now working in the vegetable field everyday to feed up her big family. She used to be a pharmacist and after her marriage, she was taught to making vegetable by her family - in - ...

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8 reviews from people who took this experience

Alex Rogers
5
23 May, 2018

MUST DO! As a gardener and horticulturist I cannot recommend the tour highly enough. I really enjoyed the time spent on the farm. All group participants get to try out the gardening tools and unique ways of gardening. It was nice to get away from the city for awhile and the views were lovely. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. Our tour was delayed about 10 minutes when there was an issue with our pickup location BUT our contact fixed the issue within minutes AND paid for ALL of our taxis in order to fix it. Our guide was a nice young man who spoke excellent English (which he taught himself!). Dinner was nice and hands on. It felt like a family dinner and was on his family's patio overlooking the water. I would give 10 stars if I could. I really enjoyed it.

K C
5
6 Jan, 2018

lovely time learning about the unique farming traditions of Tra Que from the locals.

Lana Sotherland United States
5
10 Sep, 2017

We had a great time with Mrs Hong on her farm. She showed us how to plant spinach and water the vegetables which was harder than it looks! We got to try plowing, picking, planting, and watering out in her garden. Then we sat at a table outside her house and made Tôm hữu and fresh spring rolls, both of which were delicious. It was so quiet and peaceful there and Mrs Hong was a friendly host!

sandra richie Australia
5
30 Aug, 2017

My husband and I had a great afternoon with Hong. It was a fairly hot afternoon and were asked to come prepared with sunscreen, protective accessories and water (though water was also provided by the host) which was a good warning sign. This experience definitely goes into the the list of one of the best things we did in our travels around South East Asia. Its great in its simplicity. The pace was comfortable, the host was excellent and we learnt a lot about traditional methods of farming. The activity itself involved farming vegetables in a well managed farm, learning about the vegetables and their usage and importance in the Vietnamese diet. Working on the fields gave us a tiny peek into what life is like in rural Vietnam being a farmer. We were then invited into the house of Hong with whom we prepared a fresh hearty meal. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone not afraid of a little sun, its worth it!

Robert Ng Singapore
5
18 Feb, 2015

Having missed an opportunity to take part in the rice farming in Laos, this experience seemed like a good alternative so I decided to give it a go. It seemed to be a bit more refined than what I expected (of rice farming to be fair). I pictured myself to be in the mud knee deep with the farmers sowing stalks of rice in the paddy fields in the countryside. Having browsed through the pictures, i set myself up for an experience close to what I had in mind to avoid disappointment. The experience itself was unique and in its own category. Though without the typical rice farming notion one has, this was a unique experience in itself (not to be compared with other types of farming). What was really great about the experience was that it takes you through the entire 'process of preparing and sowing the seeds that would eventually grow on to become produce for the local farmer. Right down from learning the techniques to prepare the land, sprinkling manure and the actual sowing itself all takes a healthy amount of dedication. You eventually get a deep sense of appreciation for the farmers that live by the land. It was nice to be disconnected for a little while from everything else and connect with the the locals that depend on farming as a mainstay. Later we prepared a sumptuous meal with the host, it was fresh and delicious. It was educational no doubt, but also a good way to go back to basics, get your hands dirty and discover a new found appreciation for land and the people who 'live' on it. Definitely recommend such an activity. Backstreet seems to have a pretty neat operation. The host was kind and generous and patient, the guide spoke excellent english and the whole arrangement was executed well I must say. Keep it up!

US$ 27.00 per guest
8 Reviews