Learn how to cook stunning Vietnamese dishes on a half day tour of Hoi An. You will start with a visit to the local market to pick up ingredients - but not only that: while there, try mastering a few bargaining techniques and learn the basics of Vietnamese shopping vocabulary. Then, go on to visit Cam Thanh village to get organic vegetables for your cooking master class later. Before you get to cook, though, lots of other adventures await: you will ride in a basket boat, take parting in a boat racing competition, catch fish with rods and a traditional net and row through a coco palm forest. During the two hour cooking class, you will learn to make deep fried spring rolls, papaya salad with shrimp crackers, pork or fish in a clay pot with steamed rice and Banh Xeo (rice pancake with fresh salad) with seasonal fruit for dessert.
The wandering never ends in the beautiful ancient town of Hoi An. In this immersive city and countryside tour, become a local for a day and discover the physical and intangible heritage of this well-beloved city in Vietnam. Choose from a variety of packages––each crafted with distinct itineraries––and select your ideal Hoi An adventure. In the morning tour, travel to the charming rural setting of Cam Thanh Village. Traverse lush rice paddies by riding a buffalo and cruise along a winding river towards the famed Coconut Forest aboard a traditional bamboo basket boat! In the afternoon tour, see well-preserved 15th to 19th-century structures and artifacts that has entranced tourists and locals alike for its indigenous and foreign make. Travel back to awe-inspiring past of the UNESCO World Heritage Site by visiting the Hoi An Museum, the ornate Chinese Assembly Halls, and the emblematic Japanese Covered Bridge. In the full day tour, experience it all in the comfort of exploring at your own pace! Finally, in the evening tour, witness the quaint little town lit up in a constellation of city lights and a vibrant display of street performances. Start the tour with a home-cooked dinner at a local’s home then stand by for a spectacular sunset while sipping on a delicious cup of Vietnamese coffee. Afterwards, sail down the Bach Dang river amidst the warm glow of floating candles along the river. Next, travel and hang out at the night market to shop and taste local specialties! A game of bai cho, a traditional Vietnamese bingo game, will be waiting for you after so be ready and put your game face on! Before the evening tour ends, enjoy a relaxing foot massage after a day of exploring. Explore Hoi An in all its ancient glory and embrace the peaceful local life.
I would 100% recommend this trip for anyone that’s visiting Hoi An. Love the whole program, we started by visiting the market and we took a 40 mins boat ride to the coconut tree village. We then took the coconut basket to the cooking class. We managed to make spring rolls, fried noodle, vietnamese pancake, and pho. We absolutely enjoyed the class and our chef/guide (Nii) was very pleasant!!
We really loved this tour. Everything went smoothly and it was exactly as described. They picked up us from hotel, we met our guide at the market each of us got small basket to carry the products bought there... Very interesting experience in a good way. Then we travelled by boat about 40 minutes and we had a basket ride with a crab fishing which was really funny. Cooking was amazing, they showed us how to make rice milk in a traditional way, we learnt and cooked 4 recipes. We received a present in the end and they dropped us at our hotel. Very nice tour. We really enjoyed it 😊 I highly recommend this tour to anyone who will stay in Hoi An.
Initial confusion on collection at hotel however only minor. Slightly delayed start due to terrible traffic around Hoi An. The market was interesting learning about the different ingredients & their origins. Enjoyed the boat ride to the Coconut Forest (about 40mins). Wished the Coconut basket ride was longer. Cooking class was great and in natural surroundings (the loud music being played for the nearby Coconut basket guests was tolerable). Recipe booklet given at end to try to repeat at home. Our teacher “Nee” was lovely & spoke good English.
It was our first time in Hoi An, and we were introduced to our tour guide name Flower.
She was an amazing tour guide, with plenty of enthusiasm and excellent chef.
The entire cooking class was an absolutely pleasure and the floating boats were a small treat. Stacey and I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and look forward to using the recipes back in our home country.
Thank you Flower for all the help you provided and the fantastic experience.
Long and Stacey
The morning guide was cheerful and full of smiles. We had fun riding on the water buffalo. The owner was skilful and sensitive to the rider and the buffalo. The coconut basket ride was enjoyable too. They took their time to bring us through the waterway to the restaurant. Though they couldn’t speak English, they use simple words like, ‘photo’ and hand gestures to communicate to us. As the weather was pleasant, we were all relaxing on the boats.
Dishes at the restaurant were simple yet tasty. The hosts were warm and friendly. They spoke good English too. Strongly recommend the countryside tour for something different.
The afternoon tour was informative. Christine spoke English well and was patient and got along very well with our children. She was also humble and the learning was two-way and enriching. She chose the 5 best places to show us the ancient Hoi An town. Having being born and grew up in the ancient town, you can feel her love for the place. She also shares her personal memories about the town and the people she knows. Overall, a great way to take in the sights and sounds of Hoi An and learn more about Hoi An. Our group of ten had a lovely time with her. She is young but experienced and paced the tour well to suit the needs of our group.
Highly recommend this experience in Hoi An. Throughout this experience, we able to taste the Vietnamese home cook dishes, coffee and delicious local street food.
The tour guide 'Gum' can speak fluent English. She is friendly and tell us a lot about the local cultures.
We ended the activities with boat ride, foot massage and their local bingo game. Overall, It was really fun and interesting tour for us.