Half-day Cycling to Le Mat Snake village with Snake meal

Tours & Sightseeing in Hanoi

Tour description provided by Viator

The ancient Le Mat snake village is located in North Hanoi. This village is famous for its tradition of catching snakes and making delicious culinary dishes from them. Joining this half-day tour, you will have more interesting knowledge about the local life in Vietnam.
Pick up from your hotel at 8:30 am, our tour guide will take you to our office by taxi to choose bike. We mostly use European Bike Cube from Germany and LAPIERRE™ from UK, which are more suitable and safer on roads. We supply free safety helmet on tours and always bring first aid kit in case something happens while we cycling.Start cycling. This Hanoi private tour is an excursion to 1 of the nearest traditional villages from Hanoi city center. The tour introduces Le Mat snake village to see how villagers feed snakes and make meals from snakes. Le Mat village, since the 18th century, is an purely agricultural one but it is famous for its snake – catching vocation. 20% villagers are living on the vocation of raising and catching snake with new services generated around this job. Le Mat people owns a treasure of knowledge and experience about snake catching techniques, making tonic medicine from snakes or medicine for treating injury bitten by snakes etc. Along village paths or big roads in Le Mat, you still see quite a lot of restaurants of snake speciality.Lunch is included. You will enjoy snake meals in Le Mat with local snake wine – it’s a strange feeling.Finish tour at 01:00 pm.

What’s included

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Hanoi city center
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Snake meal
  • Bike and helmet
  • 2 bottles of mineral water/ person/ day

What’s not included

  • Drinks during meals
  • Gratuities
  • What not mentioned clearly
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