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Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

From US$ 75 per person

Explore the flavors of Hoi An on a private combined food and history tour of the city’s UNESCO-protected streets. Shop for authentic produce in local markets and cook up a storm in the lively class.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Stroll through Hoi An's atmospheric Old Town
  • Wander through colorful streets, listed by UNESCO as a fine example of a well-preserved Southeast Asian trading port
  • Explore the legends of the Chinese Assembly Halls
  • Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese food during a lively cooking class
  • Soak up the sounds and fragrances of a local market as you shop for produce to cook
  • Feast on a banquet of your own creation
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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.

  • English speaking guide
  • Hoi An Ancient Town entrance fee
  • Hoi An market Visit
  • Vietnamese cooking class for lunch; items can include yellow pancake, spring roll, papaya salad with chicken, grilled fish with banana leaf, Aubergine in clay pot, and steamed rice
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Front entrance of Hoi An Post Office, 6 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoi An

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Important information

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  • Please dress according to local standards and keep shoulders and knees covered
  •  Lunch menu is subject to change without prior notice
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour
  • Effective September 1, 2021, travelers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at
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Outstanding tour!

My husband and I had the privilege to take this tour which actually has 2 parts, the city tour and the cooking class. Both the guide and the chef were extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. It was very clear they both loved Hoi An and enjoyed sharing their city with us. In addition to truely enjoying the tour, our guide Luong Nguyen was an angel. I was unfortunately pickpocketed the night before and she could tell I was Cleary unsettled. She went above and beyond to assist me in the recovery of my wallet. She renewed my faith in people. I know she is the kind of person who generally cares about others. Her expert knowledge made me forget about my troubles during the tour. You will be lucky to have her as your guide!

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May 31, 2018

August 24, 2018

Schönes Erlebnis

Es war ein schöner Tag mit sehr schönen Erlebnissen Vom herstellen von Reisnudel , über Fisch Sauce bis zum Bambus Boot fahren. Und der lunch war nur gut Gelungener Ausflug

September 20, 2015


Product ID: 10649