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Half-Day Rice Farm Day Trip

  • 4.5-hour rice farm experience from Hoi An
  • Visit a local rice farmer and learn all about growing rice in Vietnam
  • Get into the rice fields for a hands-on farming lesson
Half-Day Rice Farm Day Trip
From US$63.00
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Learn all about rice production on a 4.5-hour tour that visits a family-owned rice farm in Hoi An. Bike to the rice farm (motor transport also available) and ride a water buffalo, then join a hands-on demonstration of planting, harvesting, and processing the rice. Top off the experience by learning to cook crispy rice pancakes, then eating the resulting snack accompanied by cold drinks.
What to Expect
After pickup at your Hoi An hotel, your guide takes you on a bike ride into the countryside.

Pass by vibrant green rice paddies on your way to meet a local farmer. In the middle of the rice paddy, share a cup of tea and hear stories from the farmer about daily life in rural Vietnam.

Your guide provides farming clothes to wear during your hands-on experience in the rice field. Step into the muddy rice field as your guide explains the process of growing rice. Try your hand at farmwork by practicing with a water buffalo plow, and transplanting rice seedlings into the rice field. 

Try riding a water buffalo at a small pond, then take a break for a light meal of crispy pancakes with the local farmers at their house.

After 4.5 hours, your tour ends with return to your hotel. If needed, motor transport to and from the farm is available at additional expense.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2018
Lots of just plain fun!

Not normally my type of tour but live and learn. How can you not enjoy learning and having fun while doing so. I participated in the stages of rice farming from the planting to separating the rice from the chaff. First you learn how to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 8 July 2018
A Fun Learning Experience

We are very jet lagged having just arrived home from Vietnam last evening, but want to write a review on our 1/2 day adventure with this special Jack Tran's staff, Viet. He was knowledgeable, friendly, warm, and fun. My teens (2 boys, 1 girl) thought...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mcgovernjle
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing Experience

We had a great experience. Lilly our guide is an amazing guide and made us feel welcome. She taught us about the region and was very kind to our girls. The farmer family hospitality was such that we felt like we were visiting not doing...More

Thank peterr7872
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile
Great fun

Great morning. Very hands on experience of rice farming in Vietnam. Tour guide Lily was outstanding. Took photos for us, answered all our questions and made sure everyone in the group was happy with their own personal experience. Also the lunch was really nice. Cooked...More

Thank pasqualib2016
bkt7, Owner at Jack Tran Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Pasquali Thanks a lot for sharing your review on the tripadvisor We are happy to learn you had a rice farming tour with Jack Tran Tours team We Wish to see you again Jack Tran CEO & Manager

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Bike ride through rice paddies, meet a water buffalo & sup at a local family farm

Bike ride amidst the rice paddies, tour a local mill, visit to a family farm, plow with a water buffalo & cook/eat your own crispy rice cakes (!!) Great tour - yielded a sincere appreciation for the hardworking farmer & the origins of our food....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank elpogo11
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Jack Tran Tours is the one we used and recommend