Half Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Discovery Tour

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Half Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Discovery Tour
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Discover Vietnam's long history of silk making on this half day tour in Hoi An. Explore a silk village to watch and learn every step of the fascinating process, from silkworm-cocoon to stunning silk garments.
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In Brief

Location:
Hoi An, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hoi An Silk Village, 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Hoi An 560000 Vietnam

● Visit a traditional Quang Nam house to learn the story of sericulture (silk weaving)

● View a collection of Vietnamese Ao Dai and Vietnamese ethnic group costumes

● Visit ancient mulberry gardens and a silkworm breeding house

● Learn how to feed the silkworms and unravel silkworm cocoons using traditional methods

● Watch textile workers weave silk into beautiful garments

● Discover the handicrafts of Champa people and learn how to make traditional textiles

● Visit the silk showroom to see the end product

● Eat a snack in the lush mulberry garden

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Local special set lunch/dinner
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Silk Village

Exclusions

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hoi An City hotel

Returns To

Return to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum group of 2 people per booking is required

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

We were picked up from the hotel, given a welcome drink of mulberry juice and then we met our tour guide. The tour guide Thu was so friendly and informative. We were able to feed the silk worms, use the looms and see what is entailed in the silk industry. Originally my husband thought the tour would just be a sales tour however we both found it to be one of the best tours we've done in Vietnam. Very insightful and we would highly recommend. There is an option at the end of the tour to look around the shop but there is no obligation to buy if you don't wish to. After the tour, we were given a small meal and transported back to our hotel. Thu, our guide was fantastic at her job and made our day special.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
I started with a totally wrong expectation that the tour might be primarily a sales opportunity for Hoi An Silk Village products. We were picked up on time and taken to the Village and introduced to our pleasant, well spoken and very knowledgeable guide Lyn. For the next three hours we were taken through all of the in depth details that it takes to grow the mulberry leaves, feed the worms, harvest the silk from the cocoons, spin the thread and weave an actual silk cloth. Lyn and the ladies that operate the village tour made afternoon very interactive, and hands on so you came away with a good knowledge of just how interesting and complicated the silk cloth making process really is and just how many benefits there are to true silk clothing. At the end of the tour there was a no pressure opportunity to purchase silk and silk cotton blend items before being served an very delicious meal in the facility restaurant. In summary a very enjoyable afternoon that far exceeded my expectations.
• Submitted 03 May 2018
It's was a great tour. Interesting. Learn the process of silk making and great history behind. Very peaceful surrounding and atmosphere
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
I really enjoyed this tour. As there were only four people on this tour we weren't rushed at all. Our guide was very informative and we saw exactly how the silk was processed. We got to feed the silkworms, spin the silk from the cocoon, spin the bobbin for the shuttle and also have a go on the weaving looms. My husband although reluctant to do this tour thinking it was for women! enjoyed it and learnt how much work goes into making fabric. The lunch after was good. Spring Rolls with shrimp, fried tofu, pork noodle soup and watermelon to finish. Just be aware that saying you can't eat shellfish doesn't mean that there won't be any. Not too much of an issue with me as I am not allergic/anaphylactic, it just doesn't agree with me if I eat it. Definitely recommend this tour. Great value for money.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
Very interesting and very well executed Hands on as we were able to try some of the processes ourselves On wordpress. 5 stars for this one. Martine - Belgium
• Submitted 02 Jun 2017
Tour guide and tour were very interesting. Punctual pick up and hotel return. It was only the 2 of us and the entire compound was empty.... Nice to see charts with the life cycle of silk worms and moths. Great fun to help feed the worms, 'make' silk thread from cocoons caterpillars were available for eating! and then try our hand at weaving!! The silk store had magnificent items for sale at reasonable prices. The 4 course lunch afterwards was EXCELLENT. The trip was well worth the time and money.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Our tour was a great experience.We had a hands on tour with a very knowledgeble guide. I tried some of the many aspects of silkworm farming such as weaving and pulling the silk thread from the cocoon. We learnt a great deal whilst also having fun.This was followed by a nice lunch.I could thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone!
• Submitted 16 May 2016

In Brief

Location:
Hoi An, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included