• Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Explore Hoi An on a combo tour that starts with a guided walk through the Ancient Town, followed by a cooking class at a local restaurant. Your knowledgeable guide shares the history of World Heritage-listed Ancient Town and shows you well-preserved historic buildings including the Cantonese Chinese Congregation and Japanese Covered Bridge. Then visit a local market before preparing several mouth-watering Vietnamese dishes. Top it off with a delicious lunch featuring your creations. This small-group tour is limited to 12 participants, which allows for more customized attention.


  • Ancient Town walking tour and cooking class combo in Hoi An
  • Stroll through the atmospheric and UNESCO World Heritage-listed streets of Hoi An’s well-preserved Ancient Town
  • Learn about the legends of the Chinese assembly halls from your guide
  • Shop for ingredients for your cooking class at a local market
  • Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese dishes
  • Feast on a banquet of your own creation!
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

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What You Can Expect

Vietnamese Cooking Class and Hoi An Ancient Town Walking Tour

The atmospheric Hoi An Old Town

After meeting your guide in central Hoi An, hit the enchanting streets of the Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full of charm and remaining largely unscathed despite successive wars, Hoi An’s Ancient Town offers plenty of architectural highlights and streets that are a delight to explore, including several that are pedestrian-only.

Walk at a leisurely pace with your knowledgeable guide. Stop for photo ops of the Japanese Covered Bridge, which dates to the 1590s. The town’s Japanese community built the bridge to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Then take note as your guide points out the many Chinese assembly halls, from 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, to the Cantonese Chinese Congregation, which features an impressive main altar.

After an informative walking tour, head to a family-run restaurant for your cooking class. Meet your chef-instructor who explains the range of delicious Vietnamese dishes that you will cover, then hit the local market together. Learn about key ingredients and stock up on fresh produce needed for your feast before returning to the restaurant, ready to cook.

Your chef-instructor shows you how to make favorite dishes such as spring rolls, papaya salad and grilled tuna (see sample menu under Itinerary). At the end, sit down to feast on the delicious dishes you’ve created — a perfect ending to your half-day experience of Hoi An. Be sure to take a complimentary recipe booklet so that you can wow your family and friends back home.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Hoi An ancient town is stunning. It and #39;s a fascinating place, a few hours isn and #39;t really long enough to explore but our guide Lungh certainly took us to and told us about many interesting places e.g. Japanese covered bridge. Bong and #39;s market tour and cooking class was great, the food fresh and tasty!


4 star rating: Recommended April 2018

The walking tour was ok , we had to use our Old town tickets that we had purchased the day before to gain entrance to the buildings thst we visited , which we were not aware of beforehand. We did not know if the guide was suppose to supply this or not ? We were the only ones on the tour . We were taken for a coffee stop for 30 minutes too which we didn't really feel was needed in the 2 hour walk . At 10oclock we were met at the market by our chef who took us around the food market to choose some ingredients for the cooking lesson. We then had to walk quite a distance to the local restaurant which he owned . As we were the only 2 people on the tour , we got a private cooking lesson. This was very good , in fact we cooked too much and we struggled to finish all the food. We received a cookbook with the recipes that we cooked and some chopsticks . The cooking experience was the best part of this tour .

Kylie G

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

This was a great way to get to know the history of Hoi An! The cooking class was good too, but a venue with air conditioning would have been better. Yummy though!

Dimitrios K

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

Good tour in a very interesting small town.

Jo W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2017

Spent most of the time walking to the Museum. Very little time cooking. The restaurant only had 3 small burners and 8 people. It was all very rushed and you got to do very little cooking. The market visit took 10 minutes we and only bought 2 ingredients. This could have been because of the torrential rain. Maybe if the weather is good, you do get to see around the market and buy your ingredients. The food was tasty and we got the recipes.

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