1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Nam
  3. Hoi An
  4. Hoi An Market

From Hoi An: Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

Product ID: 133461
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Experience everyday rural life in Vietnam on an eco tour from Hoi An. Visit a local market, cruise down the Thu Bon River and take part in a hands-on cooking class.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the morning market in Hoi An
  • Cruise down the Thu Bon River
  • Explore the dense coconut palm forest by bamboo basket boat
  • Take part in a hands-on cooking class in a rural setting
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel, visit a morning market in Hoi An and marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain. 

Cruise down the Thu Bon River and get up close to the traditional fishing nets and boats. Then, paddle through the water coconut palms aboard a bamboo basket boat. Learn how to fish with a fishing net, listen to some folk songs and receive some handmade souvenirs made from coconut leaves.

Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as spring rolls, papaya salad and pork in clay pots as you prepare your own lunch or dinner.
Includes
  • Pick-up at the hotel
  • Bottle of water
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner
What’s Not Included
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The lobby of your hotel in Hoi An.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Food ingredients can be adapted depending on whether you are vegan, vegetarian, prefer gluten-free or have allergies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 282 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Spring was a great guide with fantastic clear English. It was a little difficult to hear what was being said around the market because of the bustle and size of the group. My daughter (11) and I had a great day. To travel to the course by boat was nice and the bamboo boats were a fun thing to do with my daughter. We caught 7 crabs! The cooking course was hands on which was brilliant. I liked that you ate each course as it was cooked rather than everything at the end. An enjoyable day and highly recommend.

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March 12, 2020

I had a great experience on this tour, from the market visit, to the bamboo boat ride & of course the cooking lesson. Our guide was very helpful & full of useful information, even sharing the locations of her favourite restaurants to try cao Lau, bahn mi etc. The cooking lesson was good and we were given a copy of the recipes to take with us. I will definitely cook them again at home, although I may have to adapt them slightly if I can't find rice paper easily!

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February 21, 2020

I was able to spend a very meaningful time. And it was delicious! Recommended!

March 2, 2020

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Hoian Eco Coconut Tour

Product ID: 133461