Guided tour

Hoi An: Half-Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Tour

4.7 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

Hoi An: Half-Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Tour

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 35 per person

Discover Vietnam's long history of making silk with a half-day tour in Hoi An. Explore the silk village, seeing how silkworms are taken care of and how their cocoons are transformed into beautiful and elaborate handicrafts.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please contact the supplier with your hotel information (including room number) or address of your residence to arrange transfer services.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an old weaving factory in Quang Nam to learn the story of mulberry growi
  • Visiting mulberry garden and silkworm raising house
  • Learn how to cultivate and remove silkworm cocoons by traditional methods
  • See workers weaving silk into beautiful fabrics
  • Visit the silk showroom to view the product
Full description
We will pick you up at your hotel and head to Hoi An Silk Village. Upon arrival, you can relax and enjoy a welcome drink. This village is the tourist destination chosen by a number of domestic and foreign visitors. Specially, in this village, more 40 mulberry roots about hundreds of years old and many other species of mulberry from the nationwide are kept. We will visit the traditional house in Quang Nam and listen to the story of craft sericulture there. Next, we will visit the ancient mulberry gardens and the silkworm-breeding houses, where we can see the cocoons, learn how to feed the silkworms and unravel silkworm cocoons using traditional methods. You can feed cocoons by yourself. Food for these cocoons are collected from the mulberry trees in the gardens. Discover the handicrafts of Champa people and learn how to make traditional textiles as we visit the Vietnamese traditional silk weaving house. Finally, we will visit the showroom to see the silk products and tailors then enjoy snack in the mulberry garden.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoi An City Center
  • Entrance fees
  • Snack
  • English speaking guide (Other languages available upon request with surcharge)
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Please book adult tickets for any additional children.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This tour was extremely informative and we learned so much. It was not just verbally bit hands on as well. We got to try the mulberrys and feed the silk worms, preparing their food. I didn't realise that as they grew the leaf size they eat increases. They eat so much and so fast. It was great to see how to wave the silks and learn about the different blends. We had our own tour person who helped us at the end with picking the clothes we wanted. Also the lunch was fabulous and they catered to our vegetarian needs.

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January 5, 2020

Very worthwhile tour ... Great value.

There was hardly any distance at all to travel for the silk tour which was great as we had plenty of time there. It was very interesting with hands of activities for our small group. The guides were excellent & there was no pressure at all to buy things. The lunch we were served was also excellent ... Thank you to all at the caulk Centre & to our guides

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February 14, 2017

Interesting and good value experience

Learnt a lot about the production of silk, from nurturing the silk worms, extracting the fibre from coccoons, spinning and weaving the traditional way. Hands on experience of these activities. Declined the offer of eating a now dead pupa! Good and patient guide, free pickup and return to hotel. Displays of silk garments but absolutely no hard sell. Good quality lunch provided. Very reasonable cost $19pp. Would highly recommend.

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February 14, 2017

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