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From Hoi An: Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

1. From Hoi An: Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

Following pick-up from your hotel, visit a morning market in Hoi An and marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain.  Cruise down the Thu Bon River and get up close to the traditional fishing nets and boats. Then, paddle through the water coconut palms aboard a bamboo basket boat. Learn how to fish with a fishing net, listen to some folk songs and receive some handmade souvenirs made from coconut leaves. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as spring rolls, papaya salad and pork in clay pots as you prepare your own lunch or dinner.

Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

2. Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hoi An then travels the 50 km journey to the captivating Cham temples of My Son Sanctuary. A must-see for history buffs, the sanctuary dates back from the 4th to the 13th century and owes its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of India. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the temples and learn about the site's headless statues, whose upper bodies are currently on display behind glass at The Louvre in Paris. Unlike a half-day tour, this full-day experience allows you plenty of time to explore the complex and see everything that the sanctuary has to offer. After your tour of the temple, stop by a local restaurant for a traditional lunch to replenish your energy. Later, enjoy an incredible cultural performance practiced by the Cham people for many centuries. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel in Hoi An.

From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

3. From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

4. Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An will be a great way for you to not only learn to make some famous Vietnamese dishes, but also you will have the chance to experience different activities in the coconut jungle in Hoi An. Paddle basket boats and watching people catch fish using traditional methods. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you will go to cook in a countryside area of Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice. Menu: Goi cuon – Fresh Rice Paper Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp with a Tangy Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce. Pho Bo cooked Ha Noi style Mi Xao Hai San: Fried Noodle Banh Xeo – Crispy Vietnamese Crepes

Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

5. Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

If you think that Da Nang is boring at night, think again. Why not take part in a food tour around the city, hanging out with locals? You will see the thrilling views while riding on the beautiful roads, enjoying the best local food and exploring the real Danang. Your tour focuses on the nightlife of the locals. You will ride on Bach Dang Street and Vo Nguyen Giap Road, along My Khe Beach. Throughout your ride, you can gaze up at the beautiful bridges which span the Han River, and drive towards Son Tra Mountain to admire the beauty of Da Nang at night. Throughout your the tour, you will be presented with the ideal chance to try authentic local food which the locals love to eat at night.

From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

6. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

7. Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

Discover the history and flavors of Vietnam during this combined 5-hour walking and cooking tour of Hoi An. This private tour will allow you to get an insight into Hoi An from your local leader. Listed by UNESCO as a beautifully-preserved example of a historic Southeast Asian trading port, see colorful buildings of historical and cultural significance. Wander along relaxing streets that are off-limits to cars and stroll past the many Chinese Assembly Halls, such as the Cantonese Chinese Congregation with its impressive main altar, and the Hainan Chinese Congregation, which serves as a memorial to the 107 Hainan Island merchants that were killed during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc after they were mistaken for pirates. Stop by the covered 16th-Century Japanese Bridge, with its Buddhist pagoda and constructed to provide a link between the Japanese and Chinese communities. Then head to a family-run restaurant for your cooking class. Meet with your chef, who will explain the range of dishes that you will prepare, before taking you to a local market to stock up on fresh produce. Learn how to choose the best supplies and discover some of the less-familiar ingredients. Back at the restaurant, discover recipes that will wow your family and friends back home, and learn the tricks to preparing some of Vietnam’s legendary meals. At the end of your lesson, sit down to feast on all the delicious dishes you have created.

Hoi an: 5-Hour Street Food Tour by Motorbike

8. Hoi an: 5-Hour Street Food Tour by Motorbike

Hoi An Street Food Tour By Night brings you a wonderful time to explore local cuisines here. Different cities in Vietnam have different types of food. Local cuisines are representing the culture of Vietnam become very special. When you arrive to Hoi an, you also must try the interesting food here from local restaurants since people here are so good at cooking.  The tour will take you around Hoi An by motorbike to try 5 different local restaurants. Explore the local cuisines here and understand how the local people cook the food here. It also will be really interesting to see the street business in Vietnam. Your local tour guides are the experts here and know where the best places are to eat. Highlights of Hoi An Street Food Tour By Night: 4:00 PM Pick-up from the hotel and talk about the program. 4:30 PM Tour begins. Eat in five different restaurants with more many dishes. This tour is the time you will explore the hidden local places by night in beautiful Hoi An. What is the menu? – Hoi an local seafood in the An Bang beach. – Hoi An famous Banh My – Banh Xeo – Cao Lau noodle – Quang noodle – Hoi an corn soup for dessert 8:00 PM Finish the Hoi An local food tour and drop our guests at the hotel. 

Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

9. Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

Following pick-up, begin leisurely cycling along country roads to explore local rural life with your tour guide. Witness the local farming and fishing communities and how they live in Hoi An. Discover a beautiful organic vegetable village, cultivate the soil with a local farmer, enjoy the company of water buffaloes in the rice paddy fields and see ducks swimming along the rice farm. Watch as rice farmers tend to their crops as you learn about the area and experience the friendliness of the local people. Board a boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen, and enjoy an interactive experience of traditional net fishing. Have fun paddling the unique bamboo basket boat before enjoying a delicious seafood meal onboard.

Hoi An: 5-Hour Countryside Sightseeing Bike Tour

10. Hoi An: 5-Hour Countryside Sightseeing Bike Tour

Visit Tra Que vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. You'll have a hands-on experience of growing vegetables with the farmers. Then, you'll ride to Cam Thanh ecovillage. On the way, you will contemplate the beauty of the countryside in Vietnam, have photo opportunities of the rice paddies, sumptuous landscapes and ride water buffalo in the rice fields. Next, you'll ride through the coconut palm jungle and have chance to row basket boats with the locals. You will also be immersed in the natural beauty of the nipa palm forest. Get some lovable handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves such as hats, watches and rings. Afterwards, enjoy some local food for lunch or dinner at a restaurant

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

Spring was a great guide with fantastic clear English. It was a little difficult to hear what was being said around the market because of the bustle and size of the group. My daughter (11) and I had a great day. To travel to the course by boat was nice and the bamboo boats were a fun thing to do with my daughter. We caught 7 crabs! The cooking course was hands on which was brilliant. I liked that you ate each course as it was cooked rather than everything at the end. An enjoyable day and highly recommend.

Amazing tour run by a local family with great levels of English, the husband has great levels of the local markets and area and is extremely helpful whilst the wife gives an excellent cooking class with delicious and tasty dishes. The basket boat is also extremely enjoyable and fun! Pick this tour if you would like to support friendly locals and have a great day

Excellent tour! We loved the entire day, the boat rides, the locals and of course the cooking class was top notch!

Fantastic experience. Hip, the host, is absolutely brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend.