Biking and Cooking in Rural Nha Trang
Biking and Cooking
in Rural Nha Trang
Away from the swaying palm trees and tropical waters of Nha Trang, a rustic look into how
Vietnamese families preserve their traditions and heritage is brought forward by
following our trails. Cooking and a bike ride with ample authenticity included.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Located in the South-Eastern province in central Vietnam, little has changed. Without embracing modern times to leave the past behind, a rustic project has been the foundation of giving visitors a peek into the hues of a bygone era. To dive deep into this authentic way of living, a family-owned and managed project has been developed and constructed to preserve Vietnam’s ancestors’ heritage.
Thatched cottages and bamboo constructions are dotted across the rural horizon to provide guests with a relaxing setting of a green, peaceful country home. At Memento, our basecamp for the morning, every daily routine becomes exceptional, and our biking and cooking excursion to this ancient country home is no exception.
08:00 - 14:00
From your booked resort in Nha Trang, your English-speaking guide welcomes you in the early morning before we leave the tropical shores of one of Vietnam’s most alluring beach destinations for a more in-depth journey into the countryside. The drive to the charming Memento Country Home, around 15 kilometres from downtown Nha Trang is our starting point of this authentic trail.
Upon arrival at the country home, hop on a bicycle for a leisurely ride in the countryside. Friendly villagers and local farmers are eagerly awaiting your arrival to show guests how rice alcohol and paper are made, as well as how herding pigs are among the most sought-after experiences en route. Pedalling further and Dien Binh appears behind the horizon. Known for its bounty orchards and star apple trees, it can be a colourful spectacle before harvest season arrives. Before cycling the final stretch back to Memento, the last stop is made at the local market to buy ingredients for your upcoming cooking challenge.
Return by bike back to the country home and get a hands-on fun cooking class, guided by a local chef. You may try to make a Vietnamese rice pancake and a spring-roll on the wood-fired clay stove, crowned with a banana flower salad. Skipping trying out your own cooking is a must and a cooking class Vietnamese style is not the same when sharing your experiences with those teaching you the culinary ropes.
After lunch, you can opt for relaxing activities like reading a book in the shadowed garden, swimming, hanging around or fishing at the rice field pond. You can also indulge yourself at the homemade spa with a herbal bath (optional) to get back refreshed and rejuvenated.
Return to your hotel around 2 pm, bringing with you great memories and improved cooking skills.