Karma Waters is a nonprofit organization recognized as a leading responsible tour operator providing substantial local community and environmental benefits while operating two restaurant locations in Central Vietnam.
Tour revenue will be directly invested in providing free vegan meals, clothes, toys, and medical bill assistance for at-risk citizens in local hospitals and their families.
Any day by appointment
Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
1 to 6
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Towel, Floppy hat, Sunscreen lotion
Become one with nature on this unique guided tour! What's more, this special 2-part tour will be your best opportunity to learn Vietnamese secrets for living a healthy vegan lifestyle!
First, become an adventurous bike rider as you enjoy a scenic bike tour to an organic farming village where you'll have the chance to learn how to farm organic food. Then, join a cooking class and help prepare delicious vegan dishes! The final treat of the day comes when you get to indulge in your own special vegan creation.
Take a 3-km scenic bike trip through rice paddy fields to visit a historic 200-year-old organic vegetable farm in Tra Que village. The fields between Karma Waters and Tra Que are part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An. Along the path of this educational trip, keep your eyes peeled for various migrating birds, especially egrets near fish ponds. Observe that some of these fish ponds are used to produce fertilizer in growing organic vegetables here. You will also notice some cows and may have a chance to ride upon a friendly water buffalo. Nearing the village, see a wide variety of organic vegetables growing as well as flowers and other organic produce.
Once you reach the farm, you will be taught the basics of organic vegetable gardening by local Vietnamese farmers while you learn the tricks of the trade, firsthand. Immerse yourself in a unique hands-on organic farming experience cultivating the soil, planting and tendering various organic vegetable seeds and plantlets, and gathering organic vegetables. Make your own mark in sustainable farming - harvest some vegetables used in preparing vegan cooking class dishes at Karma Waters. In fact, Karma Waters actually purchases some of their organic produce from Tra Que.
Afterward, you may choose to return to Karma Waters by 11:30 AM to participate in the second part of this exciting tour: the vegan cooking class! In this class, you will prepare and cook your choice of three vegan dishes as taught by your own personal vegan chef.
With Karma Waters Vegan Cooking Classes, you will gain plenty of knowledge and culinary experience from expert vegan chefs who can teach you how to cook Vietnamese, Indian, and international cuisines.The Karma Waters philosophy is to promote and provide a healthy organic vegan diet, which significantly reduces your pollution footprint, as a major personal step towards living a more sustainable lifestyle! In fact, they have successfully influenced some of their non-vegan customers to convert to veganism.
In this cooking class, there are no hidden ingredients or methods; the only "secret" is to put love into everything you do! To participate, you will first choose vegan dishes you'd like to prepare. Karma Waters' specialties are Pho noodles soup, spicy vegetables with rice crackers, Hoi An Cao Lau noodles, turmeric pancake spring rolls, and raw summer rolls. Next, you will work alongside your teacher and learn how to cook your meal. Finally, you will savor the flavor of your own creation as you sit down at Karma Waters Restaurant and indulge in your special vegan meal!
Lovely place, the food is fantastic here and more importantly, it is safe. The places we have been to in Danang gave us an upset tummy. We had the pho and the spring rolls, which were very yummy. So glad we found this place.
Silly title but I had to think of something, mainly because we were looking for another place to eat and passed this little place on our way - and, yes, really couldn't believe it when it said 'Vegan'. And it was. And it was just superb. So much so that we recommended it to some of our meat-frenzied fellow-travelers.
Had Pho and a veggie burger. Both were amazing! Best Pho I had. And the tofu was so good, wish everywhere did tofu like theirs. I'll forever be chasing that flavour! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Cute little cafe. Bit of a walk from the main old town, but a nice meal at the end makes it worth it. We were super impressed by the banh mi and lots of nice juices. It's quiet and small and the people who own it are lovely. Might be a bit higher priced than some of the other vegan..
We made really good and special vegan food. The staff were really nice, we had a good time. Highly recommended!!
The Karma Waters is an amazing experience for us, my wife Ruth, Daughter Edel & wife's sister Regina. We stayed along the banks of this river so serene, cool, calm and heart warming all day long. It was a great experience for us visiting Vietnam for the first time. I will share with all out readers our stay with the Karma Cay Tre Resort along this river with photos of our activities here. May God bless all those who wish to visit this beautiful & historical city of Hoi An..
213 Nguyen Duy Hieu street, Hoi An, Vietnam
By taxi, bicycle, walk
To grow veganism through a cooperative structure and sustainable community development.
Providing free vegan meals for people in need in hospitals in central Vietnam
Providing vegan lunches to the underpriviledged
Providing support clothing, toys, and vegan food to ethnic minority children and families in Quang Nam Province