This morning, you and your guide will set out for Go Noi Village, roughly 9 miles outside of Hoi An. Upon arrival, you will meet Mr. Phap, a local who tends a farm that is part of a larger collective that produces organic vegetables.
You will then hop on a bike and cycle through this beautiful village and surrounding rice fields. In time, you will reach some of the collective’s plantations, growing crops including chili peppers, water bindweed, lettuce, basilica, spinach, squash and edible chrysanthemums. You’ll be able to try your hand at a few agricultural activities such as vegetable harvesting, planting, weeding, tilling the soil, watering or fertilizing crops with organic compost.
You then continue cycling to a small pier on the Thu Bon River, where you will board a boat for a 15-20 minute ride to a beautiful bamboo bridge (used by farmers to reach their fields on the other side of the river). You will take a short walk across the bridge and continue through plantation of peanuts, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, corn, and aromatic herbs, enjoying the authentic countryside atmosphere and chatting with farmers as they work.
On the way back to Mr Phap’s farm, you will visit a wood carving workshop and see first-hand the incredible skill each carver possesses. The morning winds down with lunch at Mr. Phap’s house, which, upon request, you can help prepare. Following the meal, make your way back to the hotel and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort Meals: Breakfast / Lunch