Hoi An Small-Group Cooking Class, Market & City Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Hoi An

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Enjoy a walk through the historic Ancient Town of Hoi An before learning to prepare several delicious Vietnamese dishes during this Hoi An combo tour! On your Ancient Town walking tour, admire the many well-preserved historic buildings that line the colorful streets of Hoi An. Then visit a local market with your guide to shop for ingredients for your meal, and begin your cooking class where you’ll learn how to make classic Vietnamese food and, of course, enjoy eating your creations. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
Discover the history and flavors of Vietnam during this walking and cooking tour in Hoi An. Oozing with charm and having largely escaped the destruction of successive wars, Hoi An is lined with streets and architecture that are a delight to explore. After meeting your guide, head straight for Ancient Town, ready to hit its enchanting streets.A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ancient 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.At the end of the walking tour, head to a family-run restaurant for your Vietnamese cooking class. The chef will run through the range of delicious dishes that you will prepare, and 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 before heading back to the restaurant, ready to cook.Under the watchful eye of your chef, make favorites like spring rolls and grilled tuna (see below for a sample menu), and grab some recipes to take home so you can wow your family and friends. Your experience ends as you sit down to feast on the delicious dishes you’ve created.MenuHoi An rice pancake (with pork and shrimp) Green papaya saladHoi An crispy spring roll (pork, herbs, vegetables)Grilled tuna in banana leafVietnamese dipping sauceVegetarian menu Hoi An rice pancake (no pork) Green papaya salad Hoi An crispy spring roll (no pork) Grilled eggplant in banana leaf Vietnamese dipping sauce

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cooking class
  • Cooking equipment and ingredients
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Transportation as indicated

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Dinner included
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide