Guided tour

Hoi An Foodie Tour: Half-Day Local Foods Experience

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

Hoi An Foodie Tour: Half-Day Local Foods Experience

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 45 per person

Take a journey through Hoi An’s culinary history on a private or shared tour. Head out to the beautiful countryside by bicycle to experience some traditional local food favorites, including the most famous of Hoi An specialties, Cao Lau.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoi An City Center (Except South Hoi An area)
Private group available


  • Ride through the countryside, past verdant rice-paddies to visit a local village
  • Sample the traditional Hoi An specialty, cao lau
  • Learn how to make white rose cakes, a local delicacy
  • Get a unique chance to interact with a local family at their home
  • Try some yin and yang food balancing favorites in Cam Nam
Full description
Take an interesting journey by bicycle to the villages outside Hoi An to discover a variety of local foods.  Visit a village known for its vegetables and stop to enjoy a bowl of cao lau. This traditional Hoi An specialty, made of local noodles, pork, fresh vegetables, and rice paper, is believed to have originated in Japan. The noodles are made with local sticky rice soaked in water that must be taken from the Ba Le well, the oldest well in Hoi An. It’s believed that the water from this well is the best of the best. Stop to meet a local family and try your hand at making some special cakes known as white roses. Before your tour ends you’ll also have the opportunity to taste the yin and yang food of Cam Nam, such as banh dap (cracked or smashed rice pancakes) and che bap (corn and coconut sweet soup).
  • Transfers and transportation as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycle
  • Food
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request with surcharge)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is available in Hoi An city center (except South Hoi An area)
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Very pleasent trip

We went by bike, and it was a very nice way to see the city and countryside. The food was excellent and our guide very informative.

November 22, 2014

Product ID: 36686