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Farm Tour and cook with local family in Hanoi

Vietnamese
2 to 6
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Guests can bring alcohol
I speak English

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Hi, My family are living in suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I love traditional, culture and nature. I wish to exchange it to every one in the world. My parents are farmers. They work very hard on the beautiful land(fruit and vegetable plantation). My family loves to meet travelers from around the world to introduce our local life, local market, chat with hospitality people, cook our traditional dishes and share peaceful moment with my family.

I'm in my thirties
Spring Roll ...

Farm Tour and cook with local family in Hanoi


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You will 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 there are many traditional items for sales. 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 areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier. Right next to the market place, there are 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 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 08:30 – 13:00 or in the afternoon from 14:30 – 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.

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Nadia

went in
April 2017

We had a wonderful day with Mandy!! She's such a sweet lady! She gave us a great insight into the real culture of Vietnam and it was honestly the perfect ending for our trip to Vietnam. We have learned so much about the Vietnamese people and typical Vietnamese food in 1 day. I can highly recommend you to book a cooking class/ experience with Mandy- it's so so worth it! And if you do- please encourage Mandy to open her own cooking school so that more guests can experience this! :D THANK YOU MANDY!

Chanel

went in
April 2017

What an amazing day! Traditional farming village, market & Mandy is the star of the day. We interacted with the vendors at the market (with Mandy's help), walked around the farm gardens learning lots about traditions & community farming. Mandy even covered us in ponchos when the rain started. After tasting local foods fresh from the gardens, Mandy had us in our home for tea & lunch. Having a great chat while helping make spring rolls, floating cake, beef & wintermelon soup, and lemongrass chicken. We loved every minute of our day. Could not recommend highly enough, had the best day immersed in the community. Mandy is a terrific host, so friendly, knowledgable, warm & kind hearted. We loved Mandy & will be back for a visit next time. If tossing up between a cyclo tour & this... Mandy wins hands down. Great value for money, wonderful experience! A must for food lovers! Thank you Mandy, we will be back!

Jackie

went in
March 2017

Mandy is a most gracious host while sharing her family and customs with us. We were allowed to assist in the preparations and cooking of a Vietnamese feast. My son and I highly recommend this exceptional experience.

Nav

went in
March 2017

We had an amazing time with Mandy and her family. She showed us around the village, a festival that was going on and the farms. It was really neat to meet local people and learn about the local culture. Afterwards Mandy showed us how to make a few dishes. The spring rolls were amazing. We also got to meet some of her family. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. If you are thinking of taking a regular cooking class I would recommend this one instead as it has the added value of seeing how the locals live. Mandy was an amazing host!

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