This Hanoi agricultural study tour will take you off-the-beaten-path to rural farming villages only a 45 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. We are strongly committed to a tour that is outside the typical tourist path.
During the tour you will experience many aspects of the diverse and innovative agriculture that is practiced in Vietnam, including visits to rice paddies, vegetable farms, as well as a farm practicing a highly integrated permaculture method particular to Vietnam, VAC model farm (V for vuon (garden), A for ao (pond), and C for chuong (livestock pen).
We hope to highlight the diversity of local crops, production methods, and important diseases and insect pests in addition to the environmental challenges and opportunities faced by small-scale farmers throughout Vietnam. Participants will take part in question-and-answer sessions (interpreter-led) with a variety of farmers: rice, vegetable, livestock, and fruit.
The Hanoi Agricultural Study Tour is geared towards agricultural professionals, faculty and students who hope to expand their knowledge of farming in this rapidly growing society that faces significant environmental hurdles. The tour will focus on climate change, its implications for food systems, and local adaptations and mitigations.
Unique Hanoi Agricultural Study Tour : Agricultural visit to rural Hanoi, Vietnam
Price: US $89
Duration: 8 hours (8.30 am to 16.30 pm)
Pick up and drop off: At your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or any other places 5 kilometers from Hanoi Old Town
Style of Tour: 100% our tour are PRIVATE which means that you got your own personal experience
Tour rate: $89 per person (applied for a group of 2 people above) – private tours,
8.30am : Your tour guide and driver greet you at your hotel in downtown of Hanoi, Hit the road for a short drive of 45 minutes to head to the peaceful countryside of Hanoi, where the tour starts.
Check out a Local Wet Market:
Begin your adventure with a leisurely stroll through a bustling local wet market. Witness the vibrant sights and sounds as locals sell chickens and ducks in cages, and display an array of fresh meats and vegetables. Engage with the friendly vendors, observe their daily routines, and gain insights into the local trade.
Warm Welcome from a Host Family:
Experience the warmth of Vietnamese hospitality as you arrive at a host family’s home. Savor a cup of refreshing green tea and enjoy fresh fruit, lovingly prepared by your gracious hosts. Feel the sense of belonging as you engage in lively conversations and learn about their traditions and way of life.
Exploring the Quaint Village, visit local farms and meet local farmers
Embark on a short walk/ push bike ride around the picturesque village, witnessing the unfolding of local life. You will have a chance to meet farmers who earn their living by growing rice, vegetables, flowers etc.
You will interact with locals in a Q and A session with the support of our tour guide, who will be your live interpreter with the followings topic to choose from
+ What type of organic/non-organic fertilizer do they use?
+ What are the common dishes of the plants?
+ What kind of pesticides do they use?
+ How do they trade their agricultural products? Selling to the local market or other wholesale traders?
+ What does climate change affect their farming practices, productivity and so on?
+ How to grow rice and vegetables
+ Opportunities and challenges of family-run farms
Next, pay a visit to a local family that has a 10.0000 square meters farm that grows chickens, ducks, grapefruits, jack fruits, and raise freshwater fish.
Unveiling the Secrets of Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine:
Return to the host family’s house and unlock the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine by having a homecooked lunch with authentic tasty Vietnamese food, sampling Vietnam rice wine
In the afternoon, check out a local mushroom farm to see the different types of mushrooms: oyster mushroom, straw mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (lingzhi mushroom) – a precious type of mushroom used to make medicines etc
Return to Hanoi:
After the tour, we drive back Hanoi. The Hanoi Study farm tour finishes at your hotel around 4pm.
Remember that we can accommodate vegetarians and allergy-afflicted eaters, but let us know in advance.
The tour can be customized based on your interest. If you have any specific topic not listed above, please get in touch with us for further discussion.