Be a Local at Thanh Toan

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  • duration 5 hours
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-9901
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  • Starts Hue, Vietnam
  • Ends Hue, Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bicycle to Thanh Toan Village
  • Learn how locals fish and farm
  • Visit Thanh Toan Bridge and the agriculture tools museum
  • Take a cooking class and enjoy your food
If you are a true explorer who loves cycling and cooking and are keen to experience life in the countryside of Vietnam, then this tour to Thanh Toan village should be on your “must-visit” list. Explore the peaceful village of Thanh Toan through a number of guided activities including biking, farming, fishing and a cooking class. Take this opportunity to learn about the local life, culture and people of Vietnam and Hue.

8 am: Your guide will meet you to bike to Thanh Toan Village where the famous “Thanh Toan Tiled Roof Bridge” is located. On the way, revel in the views of the bustling morning local market, green rice fields, majestic family temples and local people winding through zigzagging village paths.

9:15 am: Arrive at our Thanh Toan Eco Home for a short rest and welcome drink. Walk or bike along the canal and stop by the local market and mingle with the farmers. Cross Thanh Toan Tile Roof Bridge – a truly unique ancient bridge in Vietnam – and visit Thanh Toan Museum with a wide variety of agricultural tools exhibited showing a glimpse of Vietnamese life and culture.

9:45 am: Row a boat with a villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular scenery and learn how the locals catch fish. After observing, you can even try to catch your own fish! Take all fish that you have just caught back to our place to cook for lunch.

Either before or after the fishing, take a walk to the rice fields near the eco home where farmers are working on their own land. Learn about rice cultivation from them and see how it's done. Try it out yourself if you like!

11:15 am: Take a cooking class to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking three Hue speciality dishes. After the lesson, enjoy what you have just cooked along with some other dishes.

2:30 pm: Ride back to the city. End of your Eco trip to Thanh Toan village and see you again.


WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Welcome drink
  • Bicycle
  • Materials for cooking class
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • English speaking guide
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Beverages
  • Insurance
  • Tips
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    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

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  • What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

    The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C.

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