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Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

1. Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

Upon arrival at the class at Cam Pho, in the heart of Hoi An, you'll be greeted with a traditional Vietnamese tea. Then, start to make a 30 cm lantern made of silk and bamboo in the shape you like - choose between a lotus, diamond, sunrise, or sunset.  All the materials you need will be provided, so you can focus on enjoying the experience of making your own lantern. You can either make your lantern completely from scratch for a full class, or choose the express class to start with a pre-made frame. Vietnamese people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings luck, happiness, and wealth to the family. After the class you can take your foldable lantern home as a souvenir from Hoi An.

Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

2. 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

Hoi An: Vietnamese Cooking Class only

3. 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

Hoi An/Da Nang: Vegetarian Cooking Class & Basket Boat Ride

4. Hoi An/Da Nang: Vegetarian Cooking Class & Basket Boat Ride

Enjoy a cooking class and basket boat ride near Cam Thanh village on a combo activity from Hoi An or Da Nang. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang. Transfer to Cam Thanh village by boat and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the area. Explore the market with the chef and pick out the necessary ingredients for the cooking class. Discover the Cam Thanh Coconut Village as you paddle through the narrow channels of the area. Then, learn how to catch crabs with rods and special nets. Learn how to create a full vegetarian meal of “Pho" noodle soup, tofu rice paper rolls, fried spring rolls, and a traditional Vietnamese Pancake. Enjoy your creations in the serene surroundings, before returning to your hotel.

Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery Adventure

5. Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery Adventure

Be picked up from your hotel in Hoi An, early in the morning and be whisked off through the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. After about an hour of driving through rural Vietnam, reach the historic complex of My Son.  My Son is one of Vietnam’s most important heritage sites, providing a unique insight into the lives of the Cham people who lived here over a thousand years ago. Skip the line and explore this atmospheric architectural ensemble before the tourist hordes arrive. Learn about the original building techniques applied during construction and the traditional materials that were used, such as timber, brick, and stone. Look out for the numerous craters that were left here by American bombs from the war in the 1960s and 70s. After exploring the ruins, stop off for an unforgettable experience to watch the Apsara dance beside the historic temples. The performers will give a dance demonstration to the sounds of panpipes and drums, wearing colorful traditional costumes and cone-shaped hats. On the way back to Hoi An, stop at a rice paper workshop to test your culinary skills and learn how to make a delicious local snack. Afterward, sit back and enjoy your creations with a cup of Vietnamese coffee and engage in a friendly chat with our hosts about the rural way of life here. To finish the tour,  head back into Hoi An and be dropped off at your hotel or perhaps at a local restaurant for lunch, whichever you prefer. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for hints and tips on how to get the most out of your stay in Hoi An. 

Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

6. 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: Ao Dai Photography Tour

7. Hoi An: Ao Dai Photography Tour

There are many things traditional to Vietnam that deeply impress people from all over the world. Ao Dai is one of them. As you can see, Ao Dai is not just a costume, it is the essence and the glory of the Vietnamese culture. Nowadays, Ao Dai is worn more commonly in daily life, such as by teachers and students in schools, flight attendants in Vietnamese airlines, office workers and hotel and restaurant employees. Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous tourist destination with ancient houses, small alleys and cozy cafés. On this tour to Hoi An, you can have a wonderful experience while dressing up in traditional Vietnamese costume and taking many photos in the different beautiful places that this city boasts. Each destination in your tour is chosen carefully and for your best experience. You will have that chance to explore whilst not only sightseeing, but also learning culture and capturing memorable moments in each picture that you take.

From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

8. From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

Explore beyond the borders of Da Nang, with this private day trip by visiting the fascinating Marble Mountains and Hoi An’s Ancient Town for the most beautiful spots. Start the journey with a pickup at your accommodation in Da Nang and head to Non Nuoc Village. Also known as Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, it is set at the foot of the Marble Mountains and features hundreds of artisans showcasing their work. Find stone and marble statues as well as household items, utensils, and jewelry. After browsing through the many sculptures at the foot of the mountain, take a short lift up the Marble Mountains. One of central Vietnam’s famous landmarks, the Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone cliffs named after the elements of the Earth. But don’t be deceived by its imposing facade. The mountains themselves have many caves, tunnels, and shrines to visit and explore. On this tour, pass by the Linh Ung Pagoda, the Tang Chon Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, and Tam Thai Pagoda. After descending the mountain, head to Hoi An’s Ancient Town. Once a flourishing trading port, this UNESCO World Heritage Site remains well-preserved with old-style shophouses, museums, and temples all open to explore. Wander through the weathered streets and pass by bridges, museums, and assembly halls before stopping for a tasty Vietnamese lunch (at your expense) and heading back to Da Nang.

Fishing experience, basket riding and cooking class

9. Fishing experience, basket riding and cooking class

If you are looking for a cooking class complete with a fishing trip, a hands-on cooking class, and a fun basket boat riding, then you've come to the right place! This is your opportunity to spend a half-day tour 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 colourful market to explore the atmosphere of local life in the morning, choose ingredients for cooking lunch and receive some tips for bargaining. Later, you will learn to cook some delicious traditional food of Hoi An, a must-do activity in the city. With the fishing life tour, you will enjoy the big experience by boat on the rive with local people there! Learning traditional fishing customs basket boats while exploring the water coconut palm which was a witness for the local history. Discover the daily lives of Central fishermen during this tour

Lantern Making Class and Tra Que Bike Tour in Hoi An

10. 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 package. This tour combines a cycling trip to Tra Que village and a short hand made lantern making class. No prior skills are required. After completing your products, you say goodbye to the locals and go for a light lunch. At the end of the tour, a bowl of Pho for lunch is a must.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 reviews

The most amazing experience in Hoi An! Definitely the highlight of our time in Vietnam and a perfect way to round off our visit as we are due to go home very soon. Seriously recommend taking this class with the family owned business who really take care of you and show you how to make these amazing creations. Suitable for everyone whether old or young, please don’t miss out on this experience

Great time! We enjoyed making lanterns and the teachers were great. This was a lot of fun for adults and children.

Really enjoyable activity for a solo traveller or groups. The instructors were really nice and friendly :)

Really enjoyable class with amazing friendly teachers. The lanterns turned out great

A very fun activity. Very well supervised and with a nice result.