South Central Coast
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  • From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

    1. From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

    This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes: 

    • Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables 
    • ...

    Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

  • Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

    2. Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary Tour with Boat Trip and Lunch

    Enjoy a day trip exploring Vietnam’s cultural, historical, and natural sights including a local market, My Son Sanctuary, and a boat ride with traditional lunch. Travel by bus along the Thu Bon River to get to your first stop, a local fishing village. Head to the local market to see the traders’ best catches of the day.  Next up is a visit to My Son sanctuary, a Hindu temples built between the 4th and 14th centuries AD and a UNESCO Heritage Site.  Explore and learn about the Valley of the Kings of the old Champa Kingdom here. Watch a traditional dance performance before heading along the jungle trail to see the ruins themselves.  Next it’s back to Hoi An city by bus to catch a boat ride with lunch onboard. Glide along the Thu Bon River and see different Vietnamese villages from the deck, such as the fishing village of Duy Hai and the carpentry village of Kim Bong. As you take in the ...

  • Da Nang Night Life & Take a Ride on the Sun Wheel

    3. Da Nang Night Life & Take a Ride on the Sun Wheel

    When the sun sets, Da Nang has a particular charm, ensuring you can enjoy relaxing moments as you explore the city. Choose from a shared or private tour to discover the magic of Da Nang at night. In recent years, Da Nang has attracted a lot of tourism and recreational activities in the city have boomed. After departing from Hoi An, come see the city for yourself by taking a ride on the Sun Wheel, the largest observation wheel in Vietnam. The Sun Wheel is now one of the 10 highest observation wheels in the world. Then, enjoy the magic of the night's lights. After the ride, you will have a delicious dinner in Da Nang as you admire the Han River and its bridges with their colorful lights reflecting on the water. You will be able to see many sculptures made of stones before you hop aboard a boat at Bach Dang wharf to journey along the Han River. The Dragon Bridge will breathe fire each Sat...

  • 3-Hour Sunrise or Sunset Photography Tour in Hoi An

    4. 3-Hour Sunrise or Sunset Photography Tour in Hoi An

    This photography tour is available either at sunrise or at sunset. For the sunrise tour, start with early pick-up and go to Cua Dai Port before the sun comes up. Take the boat to Duy Hai for a view of fishermen and their nets on the water. You will also have the chance to watch the fishermen bring in their catch from a night at sea on the river’s delta where the ocean and the river meet. Discover amazing scenery, river landscapes and take portraits of the local people. Hoi An is very peaceful and quiet at sunrise. You can enjoy the atmosphere of rural village life with immense paddy fields, garden houses, small roads and rivers. This makes up a rustic and simple picture of the rural life at the beginning of the day. Finish your tour with a visit Duy Hai fish market and take a rest to enjoy a delicious coffee. For the sunset tour you will be picked up from your hotel to go Tra Que Villa...

  • My Son Sanctuary & Cruise Trip to Countryside - Small Group

    5. My Son Sanctuary & Cruise Trip to Countryside - Small Group

    One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. You will get to explore the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. You will also enjoy a lunch of a local delicacy, quang noodle. In the afternoon you will board a cruise and go past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu, Kim Bong carpentry village, and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village while having lunch on the boat.

    Pick up was on time, nice air conditioned van, good driver. Was very hot and humid at the site, guide sensitive to this issue. Guide was very informative at the site and his english was very good. Beautiful site, very moving history, glad to have gone.

  • Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

    6. Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

    Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An will be a great way for you to not only learn to make some famous Vietnamese dishes, but also you will have the chance to experience different activities in the coconut jungle in Hoi An. Paddle basket boats and watching people catch fish using traditional methods. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you will go to cook in a countryside area of Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice.

    Great Guide, had a lot of fun trying to catch some crabs, amazing food. would definately do it again!

  • Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

    7. Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

    Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An is a great option for you to not only learn how to make famous Vietnamese dishes, but also to have the chance to experience different activities in Hoi An's coconut jungle: paddle basket boats, watch people catching fish using traditional techniques, and more. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you go to cook in a countryside spot close to Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice.

  • Cham Islands Escape from Da Nang

    8. Cham Islands Escape from Da Nang

    Head from Da Nang by shuttle bus to a waiting speedboat that will take you to the Cham Islands on this 1-day tour. Enjoy snorkeling and diving along beautiful coral reefs. Savor a delicious seafood lunch on the island, and take a walk along the eco-tour trail. See the island’s traditional crafts, and enjoy time sightseeing and swimming. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of molluscs, many of which are endangered species. The cluster of islands comprise a marine protected area for its marine inhabitants, beaches and coral reefs.

  • From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

    9. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

    You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach, at which point you will embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 20-minutes speed boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Cham Island is the historical and cultural vestige attached to the formation and development of the Hoi An commercial port town. This is a tourist site which boasts a cool climate all year round. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery, along with about 3,000 residents living at both the Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat. You will spend a half-day at Bai Lang Beach where you will visit many interesting places such as Au Thuyen, which is a shelter for boats in bad weather, and the a...

  • Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise in Hoi An

    10. Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise in Hoi An

    Step on board and be escorted to your own private table, sip on a complimentary cocktail and snack, and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the sun setting over the Thu Bon river. This is a relaxing sun set cruise, perfect for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. A great way to start your evening is by watching the boat cast off from the idyllic outdoor observation deck. Dinner is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dine on the water and sample the fresh produce of the ocean with seafood including fresh prawns, fish, and squid. Choose from a selection of fine wines, and order a tasty dessert of tropical fruit. The elegant dinner cruise lasts a leisurely 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to sip some cocktails and relax while listening to music. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a little more about the local history and see some of the lesser-known areas of Hoi An. The tour ends ...

    excellent cruise with welcome drink and a wide spread of vietnamese cuisine all included!!!!!. worth every penny for the 2 hours we spent cruising along the Thu Bon river with great views all through. very convenient pick up and drop location. throughly enjoyed.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

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.

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

Great trip, you could have saved yourself the snorkeling at this point but it was still great to jump into the water and swim :)

Excellent tour! We loved the entire day, the boat rides, the locals and of course the cooking class was top notch!