Vietnamese Cooking Class and Hoi An Ancient Town Walking Tour

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Explore Hoi An on a combo tour that starts with a guided walk through the Ancient Town, followed by a cooking class at a local restaurant. Your knowledgeable guide shares the history of World Heritage-listed Ancient Town and shows you well-preserved historic buildings including the Cantonese Chinese Congregation and Japanese Covered Bridge. Then visit a local market before preparing several mouth-watering Vietnamese dishes. Top it off with a delicious lunch featuring your creations. This small-group tour is limited to 12 participants, which allows for more customized attention.


  • Ancient Town walking tour and cooking class combo in Hoi An
  • Stroll through the atmospheric and UNESCO World Heritage-listed streets of Hoi An’s well-preserved Ancient Town
  • Learn about the legends of the Chinese assembly halls from your guide
  • Shop for ingredients for your cooking class at a local market
  • Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese dishes
  • Feast on a banquet of your own creation!
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide


  • Dinner Professional English-speaking guide
  • Cooking class
  • Cooking equipment and ingredients


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Hoi An’s Old Town has many cute shops and art galleries, almost every house is an art work! This tour gives you the chance to discover amazing gems in the small alleys. And Vietnamese food is simple, yet healthy and flavorful. You’ll love learning the secrets to making it yourself.

What You Can Expect

After meeting your guide in central Hoi An, hit the enchanting streets of the Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full of charm and remaining largely unscathed despite successive wars, Hoi An’s Ancient Town offers plenty of architectural highlights and streets that are a delight to explore, including several that are pedestrian-only.

Walk at a leisurely pace with your knowledgeable guide. Stop for photo ops of the Japanese Covered Bridge, which dates to the 1590s. The town’s Japanese community built the bridge to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Then take note as your guide points out the many Chinese assembly halls, from 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, to the Cantonese Chinese Congregation, which features an impressive main altar.

After an informative walking tour, head to a family-run restaurant for your cooking class. Meet your chef-instructor who explains the range of delicious Vietnamese dishes that you will cover, then hit the local market together. Learn about key ingredients and stock up on fresh produce needed for your feast before returning to the restaurant, ready to cook.

Your chef-instructor shows you how to make favorite dishes such as spring rolls, papaya salad and grilled tuna (see sample menu under Itinerary). At the end, sit down to feast on the delicious dishes you’ve created — a perfect ending to your half-day experience of Hoi An. Be sure to take a complimentary recipe booklet so that you can wow your family and friends back home.

Sample menu:

  • Hoi An rice pancake (with pork and shrimp)
  • Green papaya salad
  • Hoi An crispy spring roll (pork, herbs, vegetables)
  • Grilled tuna in banana leaf
  • Vietnamese dipping sauce

Vegetarian sample menu: 

  • Hoi An rice pancake (no pork)
  • Green papaya salad
  • Hoi An crispy spring roll (no pork)
  • Grilled eggplant in banana leaf
  • Vietnamese dipping sauce

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Vietnamese Cooking Class and Hoi An Ancient Town Walking Tour $ 49 $ 29 50 Anytime 1 Day

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