Farm Tour and Cook with Local Family in Hanoi
Starting time: 3 pm or 9 am
Duration: 4.5 hours
Minimum: 1 Person
You leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 17 km = 35 minutes. I will see you in meeting point. Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty 1428. It is the most famous market in the region where many traditional items for sales. If on market days, people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade.
People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old woman chew betel and area nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier.
Right next to the market place is nice vegetable farms. We take a tour around vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more., and you may have chance to join with a farmer working in his field.
You will have opportunity to help in the work of the small land-holding. Depend on the season this will involve ranking, sowing, water greens, picking greens and other garden activities. You will have opportunity to ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle.
After that, you go to my house to cook delicious and traditional dishes, enjoy local fresh vegetable, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family’s custom together. I offer free tea and local wine.
At the end of the meal, you can free walking around the village or take the taxi back Hanoi center.
– This tour I can host in the morning from 09:00 – 14:00 or in the afternoon from 15:00 – 19:30.
– The market is open in the morning only from 07 – 11:00 and there is no market in the afternoon.
– From the Hoan Kiem Lake to my house is 17 km, I recommend you go by UBER taxi if possible, it is much cheaper and more comfortable
– When you confirm booking with me, I will send you a direction in Vietnamese and my mobile phone number so you give to your driver he will take you to my home exactly.