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From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

1. From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

2. Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

If you think that Da Nang is boring at night, think again. Why not take part in a food tour around the city, hanging out with locals? You will see the thrilling views while riding on the beautiful roads, enjoying the best local food and exploring the real Danang. Your tour focuses on the nightlife of the locals. You will ride on Bach Dang Street and Vo Nguyen Giap Road, along My Khe Beach. Throughout your ride, you can gaze up at the beautiful bridges which span the Han River, and drive towards Son Tra Mountain to admire the beauty of Da Nang at night. Throughout your the tour, you will be presented with the ideal chance to try authentic local food which the locals love to eat at night.

From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

3. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

4. From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then make your way to the Bà Nà Hill Station in the Trường Sơn Mountains. Ride the world's longest cable car to get stunning views of the magnificent surroundings. Arrive at station number 2, located 1,138 meters above sea level. Avail of all the facilities, such as the Debay wine cellar, built by French colonialists in 1923. Marvel at a 100-year-old bưởi (pomelo) tree, and visit and the Linh Ung Pagoda. Go for a stroll in the flower gardens of Lộc Uyển and Quan Am Pavilion. Continue by cable car to Entertainment Paradise, where you can participate in exciting games, visit the ghost house, or watch 4D films. Savor a delicious lunch before going to the monkey garden. Discover the highest mountain peak in central Vietnam at God Mountain. Return to the cable car station for the return trip to Da Nang.

Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

5. Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

This private or shared tour starts with morning pickup from your accommodation by jeep followed by a drive along the coastline to the stunning Marble Mountains. Ride the elevator to the top and explore the caves and temples built right into the mountain. Take in the spectacular views of the city and vast beaches along the coastline of Da Nang.   Continue along to the coast towards Monkey Mountain where the road climbs to Linh Ung Pagoda — one of the most significant destinations for Buddhists in Vietnam. From here, gaze at the mesmerizing Lady Buddha standing tall 2,300 feet above sea level.    Next up is the Monkey Mountain Heliport Vestige, built in 1965 by the US army as a strategic site for accessing their mountain bases. Journey onward to the viewing tower for panoramic views of the Son Tra Peninsula and the surrounding lush green forests. Also nearby is an army radar station where you can take in wonderful ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. The tour continues after a break for lunch when you cruise along the coastline on the Hai Van Pass. You will see bunkers remaining from the war and also have time to explore the area before taking a final drive back to your accommodation.

Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

6. Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then travel to the former imperial capital of Vietnam to see the sights of Hue. Experience the natural beauty of the Hai Van Pass, and get stunning views of Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co Beach before arrival. Visit the ancient citadel to see highlights such as the Forbidden Purple City and Emperor's Private Residence. Continue to the 17th-century working Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of the city. See the car that belonged to a former monk who drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime's cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and their followers. After, visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui.

Tam Thanh: Mural Village Tour from Da Nang

7. Tam Thanh: Mural Village Tour from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will head to Tam Ky city across the Cua Dai bridge. With a length of approximately 1400 metres, Cua Dai bridge is an important construction to carry the banner for the future development of the district. Along this road, you have chance to discover dazzling, remote, largely unpopulated beaches, punctuated with occasional fishing communities. You will also encounter mile after mile of scenic rural farms and villages. Continue to visit the 32-kilometre Ky Anh Guerrilla Warfare Tunnel Complex, which is now being made into a tourist destination by the central province of Quang Nam. You will have 30-45 minute stop to visit the Vietnamese Heroic Mother Statue. The statue resembles "Heroic Mother" Nguyen Thi Thu, who was from the Dien Thang Commune, Dien Ban District, and whose 11 children and grandchildren all died in Vietnam's fight for liberation. After that, head to Tam Thanh Mural Village. A large group of volunteers from Korea, following the project “Art for better community”, turned their artistic talents into transforming the Tam Thanh fishing village in Quang Nam into the first mural village of Vietnam. After exploring this artistic venture, return to your hotel at approximately 05:00PM.

Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

8. Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

Discover how Da Nang comes to life at night on a guided evening tour. Explore this vibrant city’s relaxed riverbank, bustling marina, and enormous dragon-shaped bridge. Hop aboard a cruise down the Han River, stopping to admire panoramic city views and scenes of local life. Afterwards, visit the impressive Da Nang Dragon Bridge. Spanning an awe-inspiring 200 meters and resembling a majestic dragon, this world-famous bridge is truly a sight to behold. Finally, wrap things up with a delicious dinner or shop for handicrafts at Helio Night Market. See how the locals love live music, explore a dance arcade, and visit countless food stands.

Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

9. Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

Vietnam is famous for its rich cuisine. Each region has its own specific character and taste. The food, however, generally has a variety of vegetables, soups, and delicious sauces. Especially Pho has shown its important position in Vietnamese cuisine. The dish is the harmonious combination of noodles in broth cooked elaborately with spices and many different herbs added. You will have the chance to make some other dishes such as Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh salad.  Following pick up from your hotel, visit a morning market in Da Nang and 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 and learn about the ingredients needed for cooking classes Visit a vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. Undertake a farming experience at the organic garden with farmers, learning about different types of vegetables and herbs, methods of cultivation, fertilizers, irrigation here. Drive along the scenic Han River back to the cooking class. The chef will guide you in making the famous traditional Vietnamese dishes also share valuable information about Vietnamese culinary culture. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as Pho the beef noodle, Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh papaya salad. Dessert is fresh seasonal fruit. You get to prepare your own lunch or dinner.

Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

10. Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

Meet your local guide and discover Vietnam’s unique food culture as you immerse yourself into the local lifestyle. Stop at a local food market in Hoi An to witness how locals bargain with vendors to buy fresh ingredients for your upcoming cooking class — you'll even learn some Vietnamese words to try for yourself. Next, head to the Cam Thanh Coconut Village and explore the coconut water palm forest. Enjoy a firsthand experience of the famous basket boat dance and help fishermen catch crabs and fish using traditional fishing methods. Afterwards, take a small break in the coconut village forest before your cooking class begins. Your guide’s brother is a professional chef with many years of experience. Watch as he demonstrates the steps to cook authentic Vietnamese favorites that are only offered locally. Each guest will cook their own dishes in a hands-on culinary experience before sitting down together to savor your delicious creations. Menu for the cooking class: 1. Fresh spring roll 2. Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo) 3. Papaya salad 4. Chicken in clay pot with steamed rice 5. Fresh fruit

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

We went in January and it was very foggy but we still managed to get some good pics and see everything without any crowds! Lovely. Our tour was fantastic the guide ‘Snow’ was so informative and friendly. She was such a pleasure to spend the day with. The car picked us and dropped us off at the hotel and we were looked after all day, everything was included. The food is a buffet and has everything you would want, Asian and western. Just brilliant we will come back maybe when it’s less foggy though!

It was a lot of fun buying our ingredients from the market and making delicious meals with them. We also got welcoming drinks at the start and end of class which were excellent. They were very patient with us teaching us steps of how to make each dish.

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

Very nice trip with a a very serviceminded driver Mr. Kin.