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Confident cooks and hopeless pot burners will equally love this Hoi An tour focused on food. Hit the market with a local to source some fresh ingredients, then learn to cook old-school Vietnamese food faves at a family-run restaurant. The best part? You get to eat your creations.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed streets of Hoi An.
Stroll through the atmospheric Hoi An Old Town.
Experience an authentic Vietnamese cooking class.
Learn how to shop for ingredients at a local market.
Feast on your delicious culinary creation.
Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees as indicated; Transport as indicated; Meal (Dinner).
Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guides.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Start time at 8:00am.
Approximately 4-5 hours.
Meeting point: Intrepid Travel Vietnam - Hoian Office, 328 Nguyen, Duy Hieu street, Hoian.
Finish point: Cooking Class Center.
This is a place oozing with charm, and having largely escaped the destruction of successive wars, its streets and architecture are a delight to explore. After being picked up, head straight for the Old Town ready to hit its ancient streets.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An's Old Town is packed with buildings of historical and cultural significance, and boasts a number of streets that are off-limits to cars. Stroll past the many Chinese Assembly Halls, from the Cantonese Chinese Congregation with its impressive main altar, to the Hainan Chinese Congregation, which serves as a memorial to 107 merchants from Hainan Island who were mistaken for pirates and killed during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc. Stop by the Japanese Covered Bridge, which was constructed in the 1590s by the town’s Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream.
After this brief walking tour of Hoi An, head to a family-run restaurant for a delightful local cooking class. The chef will run through the range of delicious dishes that you will recreate, then it’s time to hit the local market to stock up on all the fresh produce needed to create the feast. Learn how to choose the best supplies, and discover some of the less-familiar ingredients, then head back to the restaurant ready to cook.
Pick up recipes to wow your family and friends with and discover the tricks to making some of the legendary Vietnamese dishes at home. Sit down to feast on all the delicious dishes you’ve created, and promise yourself (and us) that you'll share this culinary glory when you get home.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this day tour.
Please dress according to local customs and ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.
From time to time Vietnamese authorities close sites temporarily with very little if any notice which will lead to alternate arrangements being made for the tours affected at late notice.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements (ie. vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free). Provide as many details as possible. Note that with advanced notice, we are able to accommodate most requests.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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