Hanoi Snake Village Tour

from $40/pax
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

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.

Tour Information

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!

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

Included

  • Transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter to Le Mat – snake village (by car or motorbike)
  • 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…

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
  • To 1 day from 7 days before arrival: 30% of total tour price.
  • To 12 from 24 hours before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • Within 12 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 15 minutes (For example: For dinner time, the pick- up time will be between 17.45 and 18h). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • For private tour: the pick-up time is up to the guest.

The hotel pick-up must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter, in the case your hotel accommodation is outside of this area, please kindly be informed that the meeting point is at 6A Nguyen Quang Bich street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi city.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

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 2 reviews
Hanoi Snake Village!

I feel so confused to join this tour with my friend but I know that I do a right decision.The tour guide meet me at 4PM and order a taxi to transfer us to Snake Village. In fact, it is a large place to feed the snake, not a village. As the tour guide told me, at the moment, there are less and less local people can be able to do this work. It not bring much benefit. However, although it not a real village, you can even have most of things to see and discover about the snake world.

by Ms Caroline on Hanoi Snake Village Tour
Highly recommend

Booked Hanoi Snake Village tour, I do feel scared at the first moment but I wanted to do the adventurous experience and chosen it.
Well, I can even touch the the real snake that Vietnamese people us it to do the "Snake Wine" or the dishes and they told me that it speciality :)Anyhow, I like it and it is not dangerous at all.