At the HCM Agricultural Villages in Cu Chi you'll learn about Vietnamese farming life and how to prepare healthy meals using organic produce. See activities such as feeding livestock, picking vegetables, and more. Enjoy a lunch of the dishes you prepared.
What to Expect
Head out to Cu Chi in the early morning on a full-day tour of this agricultural area that’s only 35 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi is famous for its cattle. You’ll see herds of wandering cows in the fields, and learn how the local people still maintain the agricultural traditions of their ancestors.
See the vegetable gardens, and the areas where mushrooms, fruits, and herbs are grown. Learn about mushroom cultivation methods and encounter some unusual fruits. Gain an understanding of the use of herbs for health and incorporating healthy produce into your meals.
Put on your traditional Vietnamese hat, grab your bamboo basket and scissors, and head to the garden to pick vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, and herbs that you’ll use in your cooking class.
After gathering your fresh produce, you’ll go to the restaurant where your class is held. Learn regional cooking techniques under the guidance of a professional chef. Prepare Vietnamese dishes as you learn some great tips for cooking healthy and delicious food.
Enjoy what you have prepared at a lunch that also includes a nice surprise dessert. You’ll receive a certificate, recipes, and souvenirs of your day!
- Cooking class
- Iced tea
Know Before You Go
Please bring insect repellent if you need protection. Let us know about any special food requirements.