Explore the flavors of Hoi An on a combined food and history tour of the city’s UNESCO-protected streets. Shop for authentic produce in local markets, and then cook up a storm during a lively cooking class.
What to Expect
Discover the history and flavors of Vietnam during this combined 5-hour walking and cooking tour of Hoi An. Listed by UNESCO as a beautifully-preserved example of an historic Southeast Asian trading port, you will 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.
You will 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, you will sit down to feast on all the delicious dishes you have created.
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees as indicated
- Transport as indicated
Know Before You Go
• Please dress according to local standards and keep shoulders and knees covered
• Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour