Cam Thanh Village, just outside Hoi An, is known for dense water coconut jungles and immense rice fields. During the Vietnam war, Cam Thanh was a shelter for local people and soldiers. Nowadays, this place supplies seafood, vegetables and rice for the area.
This morning, meet your guide and transfer to the picturesque Co Co river for a bamboo basket-boat ride to Thanh Dong village which is the first and only organic farm in Hoi An. Get a glimpse about the history and customs of this charming village before venturing into the garden and getting your hands dirty – You may like to borrow the farmers’ clothing provided by the villagers and learn how cultivate vegetables without chemicals before harvesting vegetables for your cooking class. Continue a short bamboo basket-boat ride through the peaceful water coconut forest to a riverbank restaurant looking out rice fields.
On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink, take part in traditional Vietnamese folk games such as balance Bamboo Bridge, pot smashing then join in a hands-on cooking class. After the cooking class, savour the dishes you have prepared. Bid farewell to the chef before transferring back your hotel.