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.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Biking and Cooking in Rural Nha Trang

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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour, complete with helmet
  • Use of cooking equipment, ingredients and utensils
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Nha Trang. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and the Nha Trang / Cam Ramh International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of menu during the cooking class.
  • Featured menus for cooking classes may vary from season to season, depending on the availability of certain ingredients.
  • Any example inside the description serves as an indication of what customers may learn to make.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion
  • We always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • This bicycle tour is a recreational one and covers approximately 15 kilometres of cycling with various stops made en route
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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