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Tra Que Herb Village and cooking class

Prices starting from:
40 USD/pax
Hoi An
Duration: 1 day

Tra Que is a small village located 3km north of Hoi An’s Old Town. Its location is between the De Vong River and Tra Que alga pond. Thanks to the special condition of rich soil and water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables: lettuce, salad, houttuynia, flagrant knotweed, basil and coriander vegetables, etc, with which the traditional specialties of Hoi An have gained part of their fame. The village is named after the sweet-scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Hoi An people.

Tra Que Herb Village and cooking class

40 USD/pax

Important Notes


Vehicle: bicycle 

Kind of tours: Group tour

PU & DO: hotels in the center.


  • Bicycle,
  • Local guide,
  • The course of cooking,
  • Foot massage,
  • Light meal,
  • Cold tissue and water.


  • Drinks,
  • Insurance,
  • Personal expenses,


  1. Children who do not know how to cycle are not allowed // You must be able to cycle.
  2. If you have any health problems that make you unable to cycle, you should not participate.
  3. This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  4. You will be picked up by pedicab, taxi or car, depends on the weather conditions.

Full Itinerary

Tra Que Herb Village

07:50 - 08:10 AM: After your breakfast, meet our local tour guide at the lobby hotel by bicycle.


Starting our day at Hoi An Market, the guide who takes you visit the market to buy ingredients for the cooking class. After buying ingredients you ride back to Tra Que Village and prepare for your cooking under instruction the Chef.

Before starting your cooking, you will be welcomed with a special local soft drink called “É” water or local tea. After your welcome, take a short walk around the vegetable garden to see local farmers at work.


It's time for cooking, your chef will demonstrate how to cook some typical Vietnam cruising then start cooking by yourself with dishes such as Banh xeo, “tam huu” spring roll, “Tra Que” spring roll… and enjoy what you have cooked.

Finishing activities, we return to the hotel by bicycle. Tour ends.   


Tourists visiting Tra Que Village are often fascinated by watching the farming procedures of local farmers, including raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other activities which are rarely seen in modern daily life. Moreover, tourists can listen to people talking about organic farming techniques and try their hand at actual farming. The farmers don’t use chemical or fertilizers but a kind of algae found only in a lagoon in Tra Que. Thanks to this technique, Tra Que herbs and veggies are widely recognized for their quality, safety, and especially outstanding taste and flavor.

The beautifully laid out gardens with mixed beds of vegetables and tiny flowers are also attractive enough for a bicycle tour around, before lunch at local friendly families with wonderful food of Hoi An such as Cao Lau, Quang noodles, Xeo cake, etc and some kinds of drinks extracted from local herbs.

Taking some cooking lessons provided by tourism companies isn’t a bad idea either. Just imagine that you can cook Vietnamese food by yourself and learn how food is grown in Vietnam: what an experience.


Tra Que Herb Village and cooking class

40 USD/pax