Guided tour

Hoi An: Half-Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Tour

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Hoi An: Half-Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Tour

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 31 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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Pickup included
Please contact the supplier with your hotel information (including room number) or address of your residence to arrange transfer services.


  • Enjoy a trip through the countryside outside of Hoi An
  • Visit a silkworm breeding house and learn about how silk is made
  • Watch textile workers weave silk into beautiful garments
  • Learn how to feed the silkworms and unravel silkworm cocoons using traditional methods
  • Visit the silk showroom to see the finished product
Full description
Be picked up at your hotel and and head straight to the silk village. Upon arrival, you can relax and enjoy a welcome drink. You will then be able to directly see the artisans spinning, weaving silk and you can admire the collection of áo dài (traditional Vietnamese silk clothing for women). Continue to the ancient Champa mulberry and traditional mulberry garden, followed by a visit to the silkworm breeding house, where you will learn how to feed the silkworm and see the silkworm cocoons. See how silkworm cocoons are unraveled in the traditional way. At the Cua Dien Textile Machine, you will see how the silk is weaved and transformed into textiles. Visit the showroom of silk products and learn how to differentiate between pure silk and artificial silk. After a preliminary study of silk-weaving, visit the Ma Chau Craft Village. The village has a hundred-year history of silk weaving. Ma Chau Silk Village is located in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, famous for growing mulberries, silk germination and silk weaving.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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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Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Please book adult tickets for any additional children.
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4.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

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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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