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From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

1. From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

Explore beyond the borders of Da Nang, with this private day trip by visiting the fascinating Marble Mountains and Hoi An’s Ancient Town for the most beautiful spots. Start the journey with a pickup at your accommodation in Da Nang and head to Non Nuoc Village. Also known as Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, it is set at the foot of the Marble Mountains and features hundreds of artisans showcasing their work. Find stone and marble statues as well as household items, utensils, and jewelry. After browsing through the many sculptures at the foot of the mountain, take a short lift up the Marble Mountains. One of central Vietnam’s famous landmarks, the Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone cliffs named after the elements of the Earth. But don’t be deceived by its imposing facade. The mountains themselves have many caves, tunnels, and shrines to visit and explore. On this tour, pass by the Linh Ung Pagoda, the Tang Chon Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, and Tam Thai Pagoda. After descending the mountain, head to Hoi An’s Ancient Town. Once a flourishing trading port, this UNESCO World Heritage Site remains well-preserved with old-style shophouses, museums, and temples all open to explore. Wander through the weathered streets and pass by bridges, museums, and assembly halls before stopping for a tasty Vietnamese lunch (at your expense) and heading back to Da Nang.

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Hoi An Walking Tour & Cooking Class - Small Group

2. Hoi An Walking Tour & Cooking Class - Small Group

Discover the history and flavors of Vietnam during this combined 5-hour walking and cooking tour of Hoi An. This small group tour will allow you to get an insight into Hoi An from your local leader. You will be joined by a maximum of 12 passengers. 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.

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Hoi An: Cooking Class with Farm Trip and Herbal Massage

3. Hoi An: Cooking Class with Farm Trip and Herbal Massage

If you are looking for a cooking class complete with a cycling trip to a herb garden in a rural setting, a hands-on cooking class, and a herbal massage, then you've come to the right place! This is your opportunity to spend a half-day touring with your guide's family. You will get a taste of Hoi An's countryside and cuisine, whilst also having a wonderful and relaxing time. You will visit Hoi An's colorful market to explore the atmosphere of local life in the morning, choosing ingredients for cooking lunch and receiving some tips for bargaining. Later, you will learn to cook some delicious traditional food of Hoi An, a must do activity in the city. You will then visit a vegetable farm, where you will have the chance to interact with real local farmers by experiencing knowledge concerning gardening and practices on farms.

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Lantern Making Class and Tra Que Bike Tour in Hoi An

4. Lantern Making Class and Tra Que Bike Tour in Hoi An

Hoi An is beautiful not only because of the ancient old quarter but also because of the countryside around the city. Only 15 minutes cycling from the city center, you will be surprised by the beauty of an amazing vegetable farm called Tra Que village. The special thing here is that people use only seaweed to fertilize the herbs, so they are totally organic. Visiting Tra Que village on a bike tour, you will have an easy ride through the beautiful rice fields watching water buffaloes lounging in the mud during the hot days. Moreover, you will have the chance to interact with local people when you experience farming work and make some rice paper. The people of Hoi An believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house will bring luck, happiness and wealth to the members of their family in the house. Learn how to make your own awesome handmade souvenir lantern during this combo tour package. This tour combines a cycling trip to Tra Que village and a short hand made lantern making class. No prior skills are required. After completing your products, you say goodbye to the locals and go for a light lunch. At the end of the tour, a bowl of Pho for lunch is a must.

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Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

5. Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

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 is a great option for you to not only learn how to make famous Vietnamese dishes, but also to have the chance to experience different activities in Hoi An's coconut jungle: paddle basket boats, watch people catching fish using traditional techniques, and more. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you go to cook in a countryside spot close to Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice.

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Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

6. 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.

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Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

7. Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

Meet your local guide and discover Vietnam’s unique food culture as you immerse yourself into the local lifestyle. Stop at a local food market in Hoi An to witness how locals bargain with vendors to buy fresh ingredients for your upcoming cooking class — you'll even learn some Vietnamese words to try for yourself. Next, head to the Cam Thanh Coconut Village and explore the coconut water palm forest. Enjoy a firsthand experience of the famous basket boat dance and help fishermen catch crabs and fish using traditional fishing methods. Afterwards, take a small break in the coconut village forest before your cooking class begins. Your guide’s brother is a professional chef with many years of experience. Watch as he demonstrates the steps to cook authentic Vietnamese favorites that are only offered locally. Each guest will cook their own dishes in a hands-on culinary experience before sitting down together to savor your delicious creations. Menu for the cooking class: 1. Fresh spring roll 2. Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo) 3. Papaya salad 4. Chicken in clay pot with steamed rice 5. Fresh fruit

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Cooking Class With Farm Trip and Herbal Massage Fom Da Nang

8. Cooking Class With Farm Trip and Herbal Massage Fom Da Nang

Cycle to a rural herb garden before enjoying a hands-on cooking class followed by a relaxing herbal massage with this tour package. This cooking class and farm trip with a herbal massage tour package cannot be missed during your vacation in Hoi An. Spend a half day tour with a local family to get a taste of Hoi An's countryside lifestyle and the local cuisine. Have a wonderful and relaxing time with this three in one tour package. You will prepare four main dishes during the cooking class. Vegetarian options are available on request.

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Hoi An: Guided Heritage Painting Tour

9. Hoi An: Guided Heritage Painting Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, your day will begin with a delicious coffee in a quaint Vietnamese cafe, where you’ll meet a local artist and receive your painting set.  Wander the peaceful streets of Hoi An Ancient Town, taking in historic surroundings as you go. The unique atmosphere here is an amalgamation of elements from Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese culture, evident in the architecture and urban design. Next, it’s time to capture the beauty of this unique location on canvas. Get watercolor and painting technique tips from your local artist, then paint your very own picture of charming Hoi An. Take your time portraying your surroundings under the expert guidance of your local artist, who will help you improve your brush technique as you work.  To enhance your experience, enjoy some delectable local cuisine to snack on while you paint. Once you’ve finished your work of art, you’ll have it carefully packaged to take home with you. To round off the day, visit a renowned gallery in town to view the work of local artists and learn some surprising facts along the way. Whatever your level of artistic skill, you’ll finish this tour with a unique memento of your Vietnamese adventure.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

This was a very nice cooking class. We really liked that we bought all of the ingredients together at the local market. Then we took the bicycle to a local farm where we could see how they cultivate different herbs. Now we finally know how Asian basil smells and tastes like. We were always wondering what this is in the summer rolls we don’t know. :) The cooking lesson itself was really good. Our chef was strict with us but we appreciated it. Sometimes we felt like we were a little bit in a hurry. The chef could slow down just a little bit. Lunch was amazing- a cute little table by the river. Very idyllic. A big plus was the massage - just a very good idea to make time pass by more quickly while the chef prepared everything for the cooking class.

Love the whole experience!

Our guide, Viet and his team were super!! The entire experience from hotel pick-up to drop off was first class! We had a wonderful time learning to fish, cast the fishing net, visit a fisherman on a remote island, ride and paddle a round boat AND the most incredible vegetarian lunch prepared and consumed on the boat! Bravo to Captain Cuc for his excellent culinary skills!

Great experience! Tour offered ao dai selection then a photo tour of Hoi An. Photographer and guides were easy to work with and know what to do which make the process smoothly. We got the pictures the day after and it turned out beautiful!!

Great Guide, had a lot of fun trying to catch some crabs, amazing food. would definately do it again!