General

Take Car or Motorbike to transfer to Le Mat – Snake Village to experience the traditional village and sample their most famous specialty: Snake Meat

Duration: 3 hours

Our tour guide and car transfer you out to the Le Mat “snake village”, where you can experience the traditional village and sample their most famous specialty: Snake Meat!

They’re farmed for their meat. Snake Village gives you the chance to see or even hold some snakes and see them in the farm, before enjoying a feast of snake delicacies!

There are nearly 10 dishes to try, ranging from snake soup, snake meat softly fried, rolling fried, solid fried snake skin, meat covered leaves, snake heart and even snake soaked traditional medicine… A once in a lifetime experience! At the end of the trip, your guide will take you back to your hotel, the tour complete!

Tour price ($US)
Adult(s) 1 2 – 3 4 – 5 6 – 7 8 +
Price/pax 65 55 50 40 N/A

 

About Snake Village

Le Mat is a small village located in Long Bien District in the capital city of Hanoi. The village has long been famous for a traditional job: catching snakes. It is rumored that even the kids there are skillful in doing the job, and that’s why there is no snakes left in the village and its surroundings. Nowadays, hundreds of families breed snakes to supply tens of snake restaurants in the village.

Not only famous for the talent of catching snakes, the village is also well-known for serving delicious dishes made from the reptiles. Just half an hour’s driving from the center of Hanoi, you will find yourself in Le Mat village where snake – restaurants have mushroomed.

Most of these dining venues are built on big plots of land surrounded by small farmer houses and rice fields. They are designed as rich houses of the old feudal time with wooden chairs and tables and precious potteries or porcelains.

The most popular snakes served in these restaurants are grass snakes and cobras (the cobra is ten times more expensive than grass snakes, of course), and they are all alive.

Guests can see how the chosen snake is prepared. Its heart and gall are poured into glasses of wine to drink. Other parts of the snake are cooked in different ways to make around ten dishes, for instance: grilled, fried, wrapped in leaves, rice soup, etc… Besides, snake alcohol is quite popular because it is believed to make ones healthier. Not many people think snakes are nice, but snake dishes are actually not so bad.