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Duration: 4hr 30mins
Destination: Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
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Welcome to Hoi An Ancient Town!

Hoi An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda, as well as its colorful food culture.

Hoi An – Great experience

  • The city of must-eat food

  • Visit Hoi An busy market

  • Join Vietnamese cooking class

  • Enjoy your own dishes

  • Explore the beautiful waterways of Hoi An in boat
  • Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

    The town comprises a well-preserved complex of 1,107 timber frame buildings, with brick or wooden walls, which include architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, notably an open market and a ferry quay, and religious buildings such as pagodas and family cult houses. The houses are tiled and the wooden components are carved with traditional motifs.  They are arranged side-by-side in tight, unbroken rows along narrow pedestrian streets. There is also the fine wooden Japanese bridge, with a pagoda on it, dating from the 18th century. The original street plan, which developed as the town became a port, remains. It comprises a grid of streets with one axis parallel to the river and the other axis of streets and alleys set at right angles to it. Typically, the buildings front the streets for convenient customer access while the backs of the buildings open to the river allowing easy loading and off-loading of goods from boats.

  • We start the day (8.15 A.M / 1.30 P.M) with a drink at Hai Scout Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 3863210) – our meeting point.

    Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

    We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
    On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.


    1. Making fresh Rice paper

    2. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp

    3. Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs & a Peanut Sauce

    4. Seafood Salad with mixed Vietnamese Herbs served in Half a Pineapple

    5. Vietnamese Eggplant in Clay Pot

    6. Food Decoration – Tomato Rose & Vietnamese Cucumber Hand Fan

    Lunch includes the above meals as well as: Steamed Ocean Fish on a bed of Freshly Chopped Vegetables (not included in the demonstration)

    A vegetarian lunch can be provided on request.

    Finish at approximately 1 P.M / 6.00 P.M – transfer back to central Hoi An.


    • Visting fee

    • Bicycle

    • Speaking guide

    • Farming tools

    • Lunch

    • Banh Xeo(local pancake) & Tam huu dishes demonstration

    • VAT

    • Visa

    • Travel Insurance

    • Hotel accommodation in Hoi An

    • Peak tourist season or special event rates

    • Tip

    • Drinks and other personal expenses

  • SIC = SEAT IN COACH MORNING COOKING TOUR 08:15 – 13:00 AT 35 US$/pax

    PRIVATE AFTERNOON COOKING TOURS 13:30 – 18:00 (See below rates)

    Price in $US/per person (private tour)

    Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 pax
     Price  227 114 81 49 48 44

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