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  • Bike and Bite Tour

    1. Bike and Bite Tour

    If you love cycling and food, this Hoi An Bike and Bite tour is perfect for you. Exercise and sightsee as you explore the city. This tour focuses on street food in Hoi An. During the cycling tour, you will enjoy generous samples of 9 dishes. In a small group (up to 12), you will cycle through real neighbourhoods to indulge in Hoi An’s best foods at places that have been making these delicacies for generations. This tour aims to show you how real Vietnamese people live, work, and eat. Enough food is served that most participants will not need dinner after the tour. You should eat a light lunch before the tour.

  • Da Lat Countryside Exploration Day Trip

    2. Da Lat Countryside Exploration Day Trip

    Your tour starts with pick-up from your hotel and then you’ll head off to Elephant Falls for 9:00 AM. Encounter the rustic and romantic beauty of these majestic falls and feel the cool water droplets spray you from this 30m drop. Your next stop will be Linh An Pagoda, a stately temple with the largest statue of Maitreya Buddha in Lam Dong. Then, visit a coffee farm – hand-pick coffee beans, learn how they are cultivated, and how these crops are helping people out of poverty.   Head on to a silk weaving factory, where you will listen to a guide explain the silkworm’s life-cycle, how silk is spun and woven into beautiful sheets. If you like, you can pick up some silk for a great price here. Continue on to a cricket farm, one of the newest economic models in the area. Learn how crickets are prepared and even taste some yourself!   The car will then take you along the village road along two ...

    The day trip was more than I ever expected. The hosts greeted us at our hotel and we had a private tour for the day.

  • Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

    3. 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.

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

  • Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

    4. 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.

  • Hoi An: Essential Food Tour

    5. 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.

  • Fishing Village Visit and Fun Basket Boat Ride Tour

    6. Fishing Village Visit and Fun Basket Boat Ride Tour

    Experience a wide range of activities on this half day tour, which will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Hoi An at 8:30 AM. Enjoy learning about and partaking in traditional fishing techniques and paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Explore the nowadays tranquil coconut palm flanked waterways and learn about the past wars of this area. On this tour, gain an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. Join in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.    Seize the great opportunity to walk into Phuoc Hai Fishing Village, at Cua Dai beach, where you can see plenty of fishing boats and meet many nice and friendly local fishermen, learning about the cultural fishing lifestyle, before being transferred back to your hotel in Hoi An.    

  • Cooking Class With Farm Trip and Herbal Massage Fom Da Nang

    7. 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.

  • Lantern Making Class and Tra Que Bike Tour in Hoi An

    8. 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 packa...

  • Nha Trang: Bike Tour

    9. Nha Trang: Bike Tour

    Nha Trang is known as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Vietnam.  Your tour begins with a hotel pick-up. You will then be briefed about your bike tour and cycling in Vietnam. The tour will have you cycling to the countryside to visit a traditional village. You can still find many traditional crafts such as mat weaving and clay stove making. Here you will learn about these local traditional crafts and visit an Ancient house where you will be invited to enjoy tropical fruits.  A stop at Wooden bridge will give you a chance to take photos of rural life. Visit a local market and have a chance for a little shopping. To complete your experience, you will have a photo stop at a paddy field. There will also be a chance to try drinks such as coconut or sugar cane before your bike tour comes to an end.

    Thank you to Stephen who showed us around the Nha Trang country side. Starting in the city we cycled out to some areas that we would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise. It was a great ride, much better to do it this way than in a car. Highlights included visiting two sisters making traditional grass mats, we had the chance to try it ourselves and also learn about the art of doing this, it’s hard works and they work nonstop all day long, we picked up a couple of mats for ourselves. The fresh food market was great, looking at all of the locally grown produce, we also stopped by a rice field and then for coffee and tea - also nice highlights. Stephen was a gracious host, he knew we wanted to get some of the coffee filters to take home so he showed us to a local shopping centre where we could get some. We found this way of exploring Nha Trang very fulfilling!

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Great way to see Nha Trang’s countryside

Thank you to Stephen who showed us around the Nha Trang country side. Starting in the city we cycled out to some areas that we would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise. It was a great ride, much better to do it this way than in a car. Highlights included visiting two sisters making traditional grass mats, we had the chance to try it ourselves and also learn about the art of doing this, it’s hard works and they work nonstop all day long, we picked up a couple of mats for ourselves. The fresh food market was great, looking at all of the locally grown produce, we also stopped by a rice field and then for coffee and tea - also nice highlights. Stephen was a gracious host, he knew we wanted to get some of the coffee filters to take home so he showed us to a local shopping centre where we could get some. We found this way of exploring Nha Trang very fulfilling!

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!

One of the best tours I’ve had!

They treated me like a royalty all day, with easy pick up and drop off at each attraction. I would definitely book with them again!

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

Great tour was really well run, had an amazing time