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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 a morning or afternoon guided tour from Hoi An. Browse a local market before floating through a dense coconut palm forest on a traditional bamboo basket boat. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese food and savor your work during a cooking class. Meet your guide at the Godiva coffee shop before heading to explore a morning or afternoon market in Hoi An. 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.  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 Bánh cuốn (Vietnamese steamed rice rolls), Bánh Xèo (Hoian rice pancakes), Phở (pho noodles with beef), and Chè (sweet bean soup) as you prepare your own lunch or dinner.

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

2. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

3. Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence

Hoi An: Vietnamese Cooking Class only

4. Hoi An: Vietnamese Cooking Class only

Dive into authentic Vietnamese cuisine with this cooking class in Hoi An, perfect for the whole family. Learn how to prepare four Vietnamese specialties and enjoy your dishes for lunch or dinner. Choose between a morning or afternoon class. After getting picked up, get transferred to a cooking house in Cam Thanh Village where your class will take place. Afterward, it’s time to get cooking. The menu for the class includes Beef Noodle Soup, Deep-fried spring roll, Hoi An Pancake ( Banh Xeo) with pork and prawns, Fresh spring roll without the rice paper Vegetarian option available on request

Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

5. 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 a 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

Discover Ba Na Hill: Full-Day Tour from Hoi An

6. Discover Ba Na Hill: Full-Day Tour from Hoi An

Begin your full-day shared or private tour at 08:00 with pickup at your residence in Hoi An. Make your way to the beautiful Ba Na Hills, a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountain region of central Vietnam. See the fascinating Linh Ung Pagoda and marvel at its exquisite architectural design. Stand before the massive 30-meter tall statue of Buddha towering in the clouds, and then make your way to a French cellar still used today to distill alcohol. Continue the tour to the lovely Tinh Tam Garden, stand at the Nghinh Phong Peak, and make your way to Vong Nguyet Hill for some spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding region. Visit Golden Bridge, a 150-meter long pedestrian bridge with two giant stone hands supporting the structure. Get a scenic overlook and enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape of nature comfortably and smoothly.

Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

7. Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

Enjoy a full-day trip exploring Vietnam from Da Nang. Depart from your hotel to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Also, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village located here. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, to admire the beauty of the Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda – one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang city. This pagoda has a combination of modern and traditional styles and is home to the Guan Yin statue, considered to be the tallest statue in Vietnam (67 m). From here, you can view the whole city, mountain, and Son Tra peninsula as well as Ngu Hanh Son Mountain with its white, sandy banks. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.  Continue to Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass, the longest and highest mountain pass in Vietnam with a length of 21 km. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on the geographical boundary between Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province. Then, head to Lang Co Beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, average depth of less than 1 m, and average temperature in the bathing season of 25 °C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. In Lang Co beach, there are various kinds of shrimp, lobster, sea shrimp, crab, butter-fish, mackerel fish, and oysters. Not far from the beach, see the Chan May scenery and Lang Co fishing village. You'll have free time to swim, take photos and have lunch. 

Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

8. Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

After being collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, you will depart for the Cham Islands (locally known as Cu Lao Cham), which feature some of the most beautiful seascapes and landscapes in the area. This island complex has only 3,000 inhabitants and most of them make a living from fishing. You can take a trip of only 25 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay) for this amazing beach and nature excursion. Snorkel or dive to experience the beautiful coral reefs, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the island or walk along the eco-tour trail. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of endangered species. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty.   The cluster of islands that make up Cham island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island being Hon Lao, featuring magnificent beaches and forests. You can also experience the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a Traditional Fishing Village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation at 3:00PM.

Chan May Port to Hoi An Private tour

9. Chan May Port to Hoi An Private tour

Chan May port to Hoi An excursion is a fantastic full-day private tour that allows you to discover Hoi An's hidden charm. From 7 am to 8:30 am, the tour guide and driver will come to pick you up at the Chan May Port gate, from your Cruise Ship about 600 meters. Visiting Lap An lagoon- a beautiful and largest brackish lagoon in Southeast Asia with a rustic view of oyster farms. Lang Co beach on the way to Hoi An for you to take beautiful photos. Lang Co Beach is one of Vietnam's and the world's most beautiful beaches. After that, you'll cross the Hai Van pass. It is not only a stunning pass but also a Vietnamese wonder. You arrive at the Marble Mountains around 10:45 a.m. In the heart of Da Nang, there is a beautiful cluster of five limestone and marble mountains. Around 12pm Enjoy a lovely lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant in Hoi An. After that, Continue to explore Hoi An ancient town. Around 3:20 pm, The car takes you back to Chan May Port.

Nha Trang: Hon Tam and Mot Island Scuba Diving

10. Nha Trang: Hon Tam and Mot Island Scuba Diving

Begin your day with pickup from your hotel at 7:20 AM and travel to Cau Da Port. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise to Hòn Tam and Mot Island and view the beautiful scenery of the coast.  Take the opportunity to scuba dive around the island, with the assistance of a local dive instructor. Explore the beautiful underwater world of Nha Trang Bay. Admire the delicate coral reefs and observe a multitude of aquatic life in its natural habitat. Recover from your first dive with a light lunch, complimented with tea and coffee.  Plan one or two dives for the day, depending on your health and the dive instructor.

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Amazing day with an amazing team Hang & Ang provided a true authentic insight into life at Vietnam through a trip to the market, a trip out at water, a cooking class and interactions that all make this a must!

This tour is a great way to get away from the noise of the city for a while. We enjoyed paddeling along the river, seeing Banana and Mango Gardens and Rice Fields. So nice and peaceful!

Awesome cookery classes, taught myself and my teenage son lots and the food was amazing too :)

It was a great day to visit the temples and the caves; a must do when visiting Da Nang

Driver was on time. Tour was informative and enjoyable Food was tasty and fun to make