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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

Spend time in Vietnam's countryside on this tour from Hoi An. Browse a local market and float along the Thu Bon River to witness rural life firsthand. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese food and savor your work during a cooking class. Following pickup 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.

From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

2. 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. 

Cooking Class With Farm Trip and Herbal Massage Fom Da Nang

3. 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.

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

Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

5. 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: Cooking Class with Farm Trip and Herbal Massage

6. 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.

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

From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

8. From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (request transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Aquamarine Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: Halong-Hanoi 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi.

Hoi An: Essential Food Tour

9. Hoi An: Essential Food Tour

Vietnamese food is famous as far away as Melbourne and Manchester, all thanks to its sharp and smoky contrasting flavors and use of fresh, tasty ingredients. In Vietnam food is more than just a necessity, but a way of life. This tour is a foodie adventure of Hoi An, stopping at the city’s best restaurants and food stalls. Throughout this tour, you can try classic Vietnamese dishes such as bánh mì baguettes and sizzling bánh xèo pancakes, as well as some delicacies found only in Hoi An. These delicacies include white rose dumplings and Cao lầu noodles made with barbecued pork and crispy crackling. All these dishes have one thing in common, in that they’re seasoned to perfection with chili, lime, herbs, and spices. Throughout your tour, try 5 tasty Vietnamese dishes and wash them down with a coconut coffee sweet enough to be dessert.

Hue: Royal Cake Cooking Class

10. Hue: Royal Cake Cooking Class

Hue is a charming city that is popular with tourists. Not only does it have beautiful landscapes and friendly locals but also wonderful local cuisines. Hue has an interesting history and was once a former capital of Vietnam. Hue is also famous for its popular royal cuisine and on this tour, you will have the chance to learn how to cook Hue royal cakes. This is a fun experience for anybody visiting the city and a chance to eat some delicious cakes.  Your time in the class will be spent learning from a local family, located in the lovely countryside. Learn how to bake traditional cakes such as loc cake, beo cake, and nam cake. You'll go in the morning to the market all together to buy the ingredients and then spend approximately 4 hours cooking, before enjoying your creations.

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What people are saying about Central Vietnam

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.