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Hoi An Walking & Cooking Class - Small Group Tour

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 Vietnamese food flavours at a family-run restaurant. The best part? You get to eat your creations.

Discover the history and flavours of Vietnam during this walking and cooking tour of Hoi An. 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 few 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 Hoi An 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.

Experience Includes

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed streets of Hoi An
  • Learn how to shop for ingredients at a Hoi An local market
  • Stroll through the atmospheric Hoi An Old Town with entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Vietnamese cooking class for lunch (items can include yellow pancake, spring roll, papaya salad with chicken, grilled fish with banana leaf, Aubergine in a clay pot and steam rice ).
  • Transportation as indicated
  • Group size limited to 12 people for a more intimate atmosphere

Experience Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities



Departure location

The Front entrance of Hoian Post Office, 6 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoian.

Start times



4 to 5 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • Itinerary subject to change. 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.
  • Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this day tour.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Dress according to local customs and ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.
  • Please inform us of any dietary requirements (ie. vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free) at time of booking.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.