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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 
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    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!

  • Private Shore Excursion to Hue City from Tiensa Port

    2. Private Shore Excursion to Hue City from Tiensa Port

    After picking you up at the Tien Sa port, drive straight to Hue city and start your tour with a local expert. En route, stop at Hai Van Pass to see the view and at Lang Co Bay for coffee. Then drive to the other side of the Perfume River, from where you can admire the magnificence of the noon gate of the Royal Citadel, where Nguyen Kings used to declare the results of national examinations and new year calendar. Walk into the Imperial Citadel and the recently reconstructed Palace of Supreme Harmony. Then visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas. Here you can learn more about Buddhism in Vietnam and discover the spiritual life. Continuing on, take a dragon boat ride on Perfume River. This is a picturesque setting no matter the weather. Then enjoy our lunch at a quality restaurant. In the afternoon, drive straight Minh Mang tomb where its ancient architecture stands in ...

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

    3. 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

    4. 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...

  • From Da Nang: Monkey Mountain, Marble Mountains & Hoi An

    5. From Da Nang: Monkey Mountain, Marble Mountains & Hoi An

    See the finest sights in the region of Da Nang, enjoy an included lunch, and benefit from pick-up and drop off from your accommodation. After pick-up your first stop is the Marble Mountains, just outside Da Nang. Admire beautiful caves, historic Buddhist pagodas, and visit a traditional marble carving village. Next you’ll reach Son Tra, nicknamed ‘Monkey Mountain’ by American troops. The national park stands 693 meters above sea level, and its location on a peninsula affords breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. Whilst there, explore the Linh Ung pagoda - home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia. The 67-meter tall statue is located on top of a lotus-shaped platform and features 21 miniature Buddha sculptures. Enjoy some local cuisine at a local restaurant before visiting Hoi An. Walk around the historic old town and be amazed by the influences from Chi...

  • Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary & Ancient Town Day Tour With Lunch

    6. Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary & Ancient Town Day Tour With Lunch

    Spend the day exploring well-preserved history and culture in and around Hoi An by visiting an abandoned Hindu temple complex and walking through the city's Ancient Town. Learn the fascinating history of the region with an English-speaking tour guide while taking in natural and architectural beauty.  After being picked up at your hotel, this day trip begins with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, this serene sanctuary represents the unique culture’s spiritual origins in Indian Hinduism. Walk around, marvel at, and learn the history behind the dozens of red brick tower temples built over 10 centuries. After the first half of the tour, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover the coastal city of Hoi An on foot. The his...

  • Hoi An: Home Cooking Class with Market Visit

    7. Hoi An: Home Cooking Class with Market Visit

    Discover the world-renowned Vietnamese cuisine in one of the culinary meccas of Vietnam. Learn how to prepare your own dish during a hands-on cooking class with a local. Begin your culinary tour with a visit to Hoi An's colorful market. Experience the lively atmosphere and take in the aromatic flavors of the Vietnamese cuisine. Interact with merchants while purchasing ingredients to use for the cooking class. Choosing ingredients is an important step as they need to be fresh, green and fragrant. Then it's time to meet your passionate chef who will first demonstrate how to prepare each dish before guiding you in the preparation of your own dish. Get creative and feel free to add in your own ideas during the course of the lesson.  Experience the art of Vietnamese cooking and get a feeling for it. After the lesson, enjoy the meal you have prepared. At the end of the lesson, you'll have a...

  • Da Nang: 3.5-Hour Food Tour by Motorbike with Driver

    8. Da Nang: 3.5-Hour Food Tour by Motorbike with Driver

    Choose from a shared or private experience to explore Da Nang on this 3.5-hour food tour. Your tour guide will pick you up by motorbike and take you for a ride to Con Market, the largest wholesale and retail venue in the central region of Vietnam. Explore the market and its over 2,000 traders operating there. Enjoy a selection of local specialties such as Mi Quang or Banh Xeo. Try Da Nang’s version of a northern Vietnamese favorite, Bun Cha Ca and taste the unique sweet soups of Da Nang. The cooking methods of these sweet treats have been perfected over many generations and you certainly won't forget how they taste.  After spending time eating in Con Market, head to Da Nang’s most famous seafood street, which is not far from the stunning My Khe Beach. Find out what all the fuss is about by digging into a delicious selection of fresh shellfish dishes, which are perfectly complimented by...

    What a great experience this was. Didn’t really know what to expect but we walked away having a great tour with our great guides. Best way to see Da Nang is on the back of a bike. Come hungry as there is so much food too experience!!!

  • Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

    9. Full-Day Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

    Enjoy a full-day trip exploring Vietnam from Da Nang. Depart from your hotel to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Also visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village located here. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, to admire the beauty of the Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda – one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang city. This pagoda has a combination of modern and traditional styles and is home to the Guan Yin statue, considered to be the tallest statue in Vietnam (67 m). From here, you can view the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula as well as Ngu Hanh Son Mountain with its white, sandy banks. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.  Then, head to Lang Co Beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, average depth ...

    The best part of the day was Marble Mountain with Monkey Mountain coming in 2nd. The morning part was okay, the fog was heavy and the beach was okay at best. I would recommend just doing the half day afternoon tour.

  • Bike and Bite Tour

    10. Bike and Bite Tour

    If you love cycling and food, this Hoi An Bike and Bite tour is perfect for you. Exercise and sightsee as you explore the city. This tour focuses on street food in Hoi An. During the cycling tour, you will enjoy generous samples of 9 dishes. In a small group (up to 12), you will cycle through real neighbourhoods to indulge in Hoi An’s best foods at places that have been making these delicacies for generations. This tour aims to show you how real Vietnamese people live, work, and eat. Enough food is served that most participants will not need dinner after the tour. You should eat a light lunch before the tour.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

You need yo take these tours! I can't stress enough how great this service was. My husband and I were in Da Nang for a couple of days during Tet, and they were so kind to take us on a tour to Marble Mountains, The Lady Buda and An Phu Cave. Communication was great from the very start, we could arrange everything online and by a phone call. Our guides were so nice and experienced people, they picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and took us on their bikes, it was so fun. We stopped on the road to take some pictures while they were explaining us about the places we would visit, then they took us to many hidden little paths so we could reach points with gorgeous views, and God they are fit people, the tour demands some energy from your body since you'll be walking and doing some climbing as well, but it's all worth it, you get to see incredible sculptures in dramatic caves, impressive landscapes... while learning a lot about a fascinating culture. Highly recommend this tour!

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.

We went in January and it was very foggy but we still managed to get some good pics and see everything without any crowds! Lovely. Our tour was fantastic the guide ‘Snow’ was so informative and friendly. She was such a pleasure to spend the day with. The car picked us and dropped us off at the hotel and we were looked after all day, everything was included. The food is a buffet and has everything you would want, Asian and western. Just brilliant we will come back maybe when it’s less foggy though!

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

Gum is doing great on taking us to the food tour! Shared a lot stories to us and food were all good!!