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Morning Walking Tour of Hoi An Old Town with Cooking Lessons in English

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Stroll through the atmospheric Old Town. See the UNESCO World Heritage listed streets of Hoi An and learn about the legends of the Chinese Assembly Halls. Take part in an authentic Vietnamese cooking class, then shop for ingredients at a local market. Feast on a banquet of your own creation.

Highlights
  • Travel through the UNESCO World Heritage listed streets of Hoi An
  • See the atmospheric Hoi An Old Town
  • Attend an authentic Vietnamese cooking class
  • Enjoy your culinary creation

Description

Discover the history and flavors of Hoi An during this walking and cooking tour. Stroll through the Old Town and admire the many Chinese Assembly Halls, the ornate Japanese Covered Bridge and the many local buildings. Work up an appetite before learning how to make a host of Vietnamese dishes during a cooking class. With a trip to the local market and a banquet of your own creations, this is a tour that takes in the best of this charming town.

After being picked up, head straight for the Old Town ready to hit its ancient streets. Now known as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town is packed with buildings of historical and cultural significance and boasts of 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. At the end of the walking tour, head to a family run restaurant for a 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. The tour ends as you sit down to feast on all the delicious dishes you've created.

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 07:45

    Check-in at Hoi An Post Office

  • 08:00

    Start the Old Town Tour

  • Hoi An's Old Town

    Stroll along the many sites in Old Town such as the Cantonese Chinese Congregation, the Hainan Chinese Congregation, and the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed by the town's Japanese community in the 1590's.

  • Shopping at the Market

    Head to the local market to pick-up the supplies to create your meal. See how the locals shop for some unique ingredients you can only find here!

  • Traditional Vietnamese Cooking Class

    Head to a family-run restaurant for your cooking class. Learn about the delicious dishes that will be prepared as instructed by the chef!

  • Take a Bite of the Dishes You've Concocted

    Feast on your own creations then pick out recipes of Vietnamese dishes for you to bring home.

  • 12:00-13:00

    Check-out at Cooking Class Center

  • (For Check-In) Hoi An Post Office (Post Office, Trần Hưng Đạo, Sơn Phong, Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Cooking Class Center Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Hoi An Post Office (Post Office, Trần Hưng Đạo, Sơn Phong, Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam) Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Cooking Class Center Time: 12:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • No clothing that exposes the shoulers and knees.

  • Clothing that can get dirty

Additional Note(s)
  • Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions can be catered for the cooking class.

  • 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.

  • Starting April 01, 2018, the new meeting point is at the front entrance of the Hoi An Post Office.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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