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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-friendly tour from Hoi An. Visit a local market, explore a coconut palm forest by bamboo basket boat, and take part in a hands-on cooking class.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the market in Hoi An
  • Experience selling and bargaining at the food market like a local
  • Explore the dense coconut palm forest by bamboo basket boat
  • Take part in a hands-on cooking class in a rural setting
  • Savour traditional Vietnamese dishes that you've made yourself
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Spend time in Vietnam's countryside on a morning or afternoon guided tour from Hoi An. Browse a local market before floating through a dense coconut palm forest on a traditional bamboo basket boat. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese food and savor your work during a cooking class.

Meet your guide at the Godiva coffee shop before heading to explore a morning or afternoon market in Hoi An. 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.  Then, paddle through the water coconut palms aboard a bamboo basket boat for 40 minutes. 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 Bánh cuốn (Vietnamese steamed rice rolls), Bánh Xèo (Hoian rice pancakes), Phở (pho noodles with beef), and Chè (sweet bean soup) as you prepare your own lunch or dinner.

  • Guide
  • 40-minute bamboo boat ride
  • Cooking class
  • Bottle of water
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 11 Hoang Dieu Street (Godiva Coffee Shop)

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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 355 reviews

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This is a must do! We spent the morning roaming around the market and learning about the local fruits, veg, meat etc and then took a coconut basket tour along the river. Which was so fun and beautiful. Then we started making lunch and it was incredible. The chef was super engaging and so knowledgeable, having worked in resort kitchens for 20 years. They were able to adjust foods accordingly to my nut allergy and pescatarian preferences. Just make sure to tell them before. Everyone was very helpful, engaging and kind! We loved it!

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February 6, 2023

Thank you for this culinary sharing which made me live in another time, it is one of the best way to apprehend the culture of a country than to learn how one restores oneself. Vietnamese cuisine is like its inhabitants made of sweetness, fresh flavor, delicacy. It is an unforgettable experience!

January 20, 2023

We really enjoyed the market tour, would have loved to stop a little more and maybe try some of the food which was displayed on the booths. The boots trip was nice, but the music and touristic "performances" a little too much for our taste... Would have been nicer to see the nature and to enjoy the little canals around a little more. The cooking class again was really nice and we had a lot of fun trying the recipes.

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January 18, 2023

Product ID: 133461