3 Days Vietnam Culinary Holiday

  • Da Nang - Hoi An

3 Days Vietnam Culinary Holiday

  • Da Nang - Hoi An

Vietnam Culinary Tour

Savor Vietnam's local culture in this cultural and culinary trip. Get to know the magnificent architecture of the citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas, and temples in the city of Hue. Visit the port of Da Nang and both its natural and man-built attractions. Finally, Hoi An will conquer your heart with the combination of its traditional touch and ancient culture. Your time in Vietnam will be a memorable experience!

Highlights

  • Cooking class with locals
  • Visit a local market and try local food
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City
  • Learn how to catch fish and purple crabs with rods and a special net
  • Learn to ride a basket boat and join a boat race competition
  • Visit mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village
  • Private transportation services
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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Little Hoi An Hotel - Four stars

More than 300 years ago, there was a prosperously commercial maritime port town on this river. Song Hoai Square is the local community place with numerous cultural activities, daily local lifestyle presented, and more. Overlooking that legendary Hoai River running peacefully in front and just a few steps from the famous Japanese Bridge, the Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel offers guests a superb location whether you are in town to relax, tour, shop, dine, or simply explore the two UNESCO’s World Heritage list sites: Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Holy Land.

Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel and Spa also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Hoi An. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like smoking area, bar, pub, restaurant, laundry service, dry cleaning, concierge, and a private beach at Cua Dai.

The 30 stylish rooms and suites are tastefully designed and decorated with a perfect blend between the Vietnamese lifestyle architecture, and heritage influenced theme, to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. No matter how many times you come back to visit, you can always experience something different.

Muong Thanh Hotel - Four stars

Being the 18th member of the largest hotel chain in Vietnam, the four-star Muong Thanh Grand Da Nang hotel is located on the east bank of the romantic Han River and faces one of the most beautiful beaches in central of Vietnam.

With a total of 370 fabulous rooms and 8 luxurious apartments, together with a variety of facilities, including gym, spa, karaoke, restaurant, and bar, Mường Thanh Grand Da Nang will be sure to bring guests the most comfortable time for discerning business or leisure travelers in Da Nang.

The harmonious combination between Muong Thanh's hospitality, north west's bold style, and Da Nang’s unique culture, Muong Thanh Grand Da Nang promises to bring a completely new image, as well as an unforgettable experience to their visitors when they get here.

Day 1: Hue - Da Nang

At 07:30, you will be greeted at the hotel by your driver and tour guide. The trip will start with a visit to Hue Imperial City. You will visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, created in the 19th century for the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty, and Tu Duc Tomb.

On the way from Hue to Da Nang, you will stop at Hai Van Pass, one of the most beautiful places in central Vietnam. Later, you will explore the beautiful city of Da Nang, which is right next door and offers some wonderful activities for you to embark on.

First, you will visit Ngu Hanh Son, also known as Marble Mountain, where you will discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. You will also visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village.

After lunch, you will continue to Son Tra Peninsula, going through the Thuan Phuoc Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam, that crosses the lower Han River. You will then take a nice walk along a beautiful long white sandy beach. Shopping is optional and depends on your demand. You will spend the night at a hotel in Da Nang.

Day 2: Da Nang - Hoi An

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide will meet you at the lobby and take you to Hoi An Ancient Town, one of the heritage sites of the world. In the morning, you will enjoy a half-day walking tour through narrow lanes lined with ancient houses, influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French, and European architecture. Here, you will visit many places of interest, such as the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Duc An ancient house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, among others.

You can also visit the local market and try some local food, such as cao lau and the best banh mi in Vietnam, at Madame Phuong’s store. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to another village by boat and enjoy a cooking class. You will also be able to explore many beautiful views of the Vietnamese countryside and meet many warm-hearted local people.

Later, you will learn how to ride a basket boat and join a boat race competition. Moreover, your tour guide will show how to catch fish with rods and special nets. Then, you will stop at a restaurant and join a cooking class with locals; you will surely enjoy it. In the evening, you will enjoy some free time for walking and shopping. You will spend the night at a hotel in Hoi An.

Day 3: Departure

Since there is no activity planned for the third day, you will be able to enjoy some leisure time before leaving for the airport.

  • Boat trip, where you will be able to admire the Vietnamese countryside
  • Excursion to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain)
  • Excursion to Son Tra Peninsula
  • Guided tour around Hoi An
  • Stop at Hai Van Pass
  • Visit to Da Nang
  • Visit to Hue Imperial City
  • Visit to the Thuan Phuoc Bridge

Da Nang

Da Nang, a port city in Southeast Asia, once considered a provincial backwater, is set to become a favorite holiday location. In the past, Da Nang was closely related with the Sa Huynh cultural traditions. The many palaces, towers, temples, citadels, and ramparts will captivate you. Vestiges from the splendorous past of this city can still be seen in Cham Museum. In addition, Da Nang has other various interesting attractions, such as Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains), the LinhUng Pagoda, and My Khe beach.

Hoi An

The ancient and peaceful Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. It caters to travelers of all tastes and nationalities. Warm-hearted, welcoming, and traditional, but never out of touch with the outside world, the people of Hoi An are in overdrive mode, trying to catch up to the opportunities their new found fame has recently given them. Hoi An has ancient streets which connect the city, as well as a street adjacent to Hoi An River. Hoi An has been recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

Hue

Hue is a wonderful place, famous for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas, and temples. Various structures are laid out in harmony with nature and in accordance with the principles of geomancy. Besides, the city has plenty monuments that will take you back to its past glory.

At the local market you will be able to try local food, including cao lau and banh mi, both traditional dishes from Vietnam. You will also enjoy a cooking class with the locals, which will allow you to deepen your knowledge in Vietnamese cuisine and culture.

Discover Hoi An

Hoi An is the city where you will have more free time to explore on your own. This city offers many attractions that will surely turn it into your favorite city in Vietnam. You may go to the local market and try the unique local food. Here, you will be able to find clothes, shoes, lanterns, handcrafts, and more! You can also book a seat at one of the traditional art performances; these usually include Apsara dance, Cham dance, Folk dance, and Vietnamese opera.

One of Vietnam’s most famous home-grown arts is the making of water puppets. This ancient art originated from the farmers who worked on the paddy fields in the countryside. During times of flooding, the farmers would entertain themselves and their families by performing water puppet shows out in the fields. Today, this performance art has been taken into the theaters and regular shows are put on for visitors. The show lasts about one hour and is very enjoyable.

Hoi An is also famous for its water sports; with clean beaches, white sand, and pristine water, this coastal city is the best place to enjoy water sports. If you are the adventurous type, you can easily go for windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and snorkeling.

Another great option is joining a food tour. An evening food tour is the perfect introduction to Hoi An's food, culture and history. In this tour, you will have chance to eat the best local food in town, discover Hoi An's nightlife, and have fun while playing some Hoi An's traditional games.

Nigh time is not necessarily sleeping time at Hoi An, there are many bars and clubs you can visit. The variety offered by the city ensures you will be able to find the right place for you, no matter your budget and tastes.

  • 1 cooking class
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 24 / 7 hotline support guaranteed
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Guided tour of Hoi An
  • Guided tour of Hue
  • Private boat trip
  • Private door-to-door pick-up and drop-off services
  • Private transportation
  • Ride on a basket boat
  • Tissues and water on the coach
  • Visit to Da Nang
  • Visit to Hai Van Pass
  • Visit to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain)
  • Visit to the Thuan Phuoc Bridge
  • Additional charges during high season or public holidays
  • Beverages
  • Compulsory gala dinner on Christmas or New Year
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Kay L.
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent service and well organized. Tommy, our guide, was very knowledgeable and provided interesting and informative commentary. He also gave an historical perspective on how the local food developed. It was well worth the effort. You will not be hungry at the end."

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  • Review by Richard J.
    10 out of 10

    "First of all, I don't write reviews. However, the private food tour that my wife and I took with Hong and Nancy was so fantastic, it demanded a review. Our hotel was in Da Nang on the beach, but we were able to also book a car through the tour to take us to Hoi An. The car was clean, new and with great air conditioning (a definite plus as it was pretty warm at the time). We were dropped off in Hoi An and met our guides, Hong and Nancy. We hopped on our mopeds and were off for a great time. The food was wonderful, the portions more than we could eat and Hong and Nancy couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We truly felt at ease the entire time. At the end of the tour we were stuffed and exhausted but we took some time to walk around Hoi An before heading back to the hotel for the day. Thankfully, Hong arranged for the car to pick us back up and take us home when we were tired. It was perfect. Hong went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of from the second we left the hotel to the moment when we arrived back at our room. We've been lucky enough to travel around the world and we both agreed that this was one of our favorite traveling experiences, I highly recommend it."

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  • Review by Raena P. from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "My friend and I did the evening walking food tour with Nancy and it was so much fun! Nancy was very passionate about food, knowledgeable, and very kind. She definitely made our tour! The food was amazing and we enjoyed eating and talking with the locals. Thank you for such a great tour!"

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  • Review by Paul W.
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and two boys, aged seven and nine, joined the evening walking food tour last night with Nancy and what an experience it was! This night was certainly a highlight. From White Rose, Ban Mih, and duck porridge to eating in the central markets, all of the food was delightful. Nancy was a great tour host, who was very knowledgeable and informative. To finish, we played bingo with the locals (which I won!) and had a nice boat ride on the river, making a wish with the lantern. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Kelsey S.
    10 out of 10

    "I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who loves food and wants to try street food safely. Lucy spoke amazing English, so she was very easy to understand while she talked about the food we were eating, the culture, and the history of Vietnam. Highly recommend doing the walking tour."

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  • Review by Christina M.
    10 out of 10

    "From start to finish, this was the best experience I have ever had on a food tour! Nancy, our host, was superb and very friendly! We found ourselves being fast friends, which really made me feel welcome! She made sure to tell us the history behind everything we tried and answered all of our questions! This tour has all the local food you want to try, not to mention you go to a local family's house for the last few meals! The family was very kind and we got to try authentic cuisine and the herbal wine, which is drunk for good health. Priceless! You get a great feeling of the local culture on this tour; after all, that is what you ultimately are looking for: the local experience! To top it off, we played Vietnamese bingo and took a lovely boat ride on the lake, where we lit paper lanterns! Nancy was the best tour guide I've ever had. I highly recommend this tour, ask for Nancy!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Washington
    10 out of 10

    "This was a fantastic tour. Make sure you go on an empty stomach. We wandered through the back area of the town to key locations for a variety of food. Everything was delicious and I tried things I would never have tried before. Lucy was excellent and informative and a great guide."

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Food Tour is a travel company that specializes in the eat like a local experience. They allow visitors from all over the world to experience the ultimate food and cultural exploration.

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3 days / 2 nights

Low season
  • May 1 - September 30
High season
  • October 1 - April 30

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