Water activity

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

Activity provider: Hoian Eco Coconut Tour

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

Activity provider: Hoian Eco Coconut Tour

From US$ 35 per person

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.

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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the lobby of your hotel at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

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

Spend time in Vietnam's countryside on this tour from Hoi An. Browse a local market and float along the Thu Bon River to witness rural life firsthand. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese food and savor your work during a cooking class.

Following pickup 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
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • 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 289 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I got a private class by accident, as everyone else on my tour apparently fell sick and had to cancel. It was a great experience, and everyone was so welcoming and lovely. The cooking class was very detailed, patient and thorough, and they are excellent teachers. I made fresh rice paper from scratch, banh xiao, pho, and a delicious green bean soup dessert. Thank you for the wonderful experience! Had a great time, and the wet market experience was very fun.

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June 16, 2022

Amazing tour run by a local family with great levels of English, the husband has great levels of the local markets and area and is extremely helpful whilst the wife gives an excellent cooking class with delicious and tasty dishes. The basket boat is also extremely enjoyable and fun! Pick this tour if you would like to support friendly locals and have a great day

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May 11, 2022

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

Product ID: 133461