Vietnamese cuisine has a reputation for its piquant, savory flavors — unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in the world. Take a cooking class to learn some of the secret ingredients. These are typically led by restaurant chefs or experienced home cooks. Homestays are great opportunities to take a cooking class with local cooks.
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Prepare for a delicious adventure when you cruise around Hanoi by Vespa to sample local delicacies. You won’t miss a thing! Best of all, the street foods you’re going to enjoy are favorites of locals, so you can be sure that you’re getting the most authentic experience possible.
4 hrsFrom $53
This combined sightseeing tour and cooking class is the perfect introduction to the history and culture of Hue, its people, and its cuisine. The royal city was the seat of emperors for thousands of years, and to this day it is full of intrigue and charm.
8 hrsFrom $70
What’s it like to move through life at the pace of a bicycle or a bamboo boat? How does one spend a day when they’re not rushing from place to place and deadline to deadline? The answer to these questions is waiting for you in Hoi An, Vietnam. Discover the simple pleasures of rural life when you surround yourself with vegetable gardens, rice terraces, fishing boats. In Vietnam, ‘slow living’ isn’t just a buzzword — it’s a bonafide way of life.
6 hrsFrom $118
As the Imperial City, Hue became known for its fine cuisine and continues to be a special destination for food lovers to this day. Where better to take a cooking class and learn about Vietnamese cooking? Travel by motorbike to Thanh Toan Village to spend some time with a local chef.
4 hrsFrom $31
After sunset, Hanoi’s nightlife comes alive. Discover Hanoi after dark when you indulge in this exciting foodie excursion that takes you to some of the nation’s most exciting sights and most delicious restaurants and food vendors. Have children in tow? No problem! This tour can easily become child-friendly. so you don’t have to miss out on a moment of adventure! Now hop on your Vespa — it’s time to hit the town!
4 hrsFrom $96
Take this tour to see the rural landscape outside of Hanoi. Your guide will also take you over the historic Long Bien Bridge, which dates back to the early 20th century but endured heavy damage during the Vietnam War. This tour also takes you to a local farm, where you’ll help gather ingredients to make a meal. In total, you’ll cover 9 miles .
4 hrsFrom $57
Explore Hue, Vietnam as you zoom through the city on a Vespa. This thrilling tour lets you enjoy the local landscape, an authentic cultural exchange with a family, and a superb meal. Action, beauty, fun, excitement, food, and culture — this tour has it all!
4 hrsFrom $92
A bamboo raft will be placed on the surface of the Co Co river bank near The Field restaurant. We aim to provide a unique dining experience on the countryside environment with a romantic atmosphere during their stay.
Guests will be served with fresh food and daily catch from the surrounding river, fresh local vegetables will be prepared as appetizers.
Before dinner, the guests will have a chance to experience a short basket boat trip on the Co Co river to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery and sunset in Hoi An.
4 hrsFrom $92
You don’t have to venture far from Hue’s city centre to enjoy this lovely lagoon. This tranquil excursion takes you to a popular fishing village where you will enjoy the tranquil beauty of Chuon Lagoon; spend time with local fishermen and learn about their way of life; and even try your hand at fishing. Spoiler Alert: your voyage concludes with a fresh seafood dinner.
3 hrsFrom $29
A small bamboo house will be built on the rice field next to the Co Co River bank. We aim to provide a private and romantic atmosphere to the guests during the dinner.
Guests can choose either fresh sea food or daily catch from the surrounding river, fresh vegetables will be collected from the organic garden nearby. Before dinner, the guests will have a chance to experience a short basket boat trip on the Co Co river to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery and sunset in Hoi An,
During the basket boat trip, the daily life of the local fishermen will be introduced to the guests. The fishermen will teach how to catch fish using the old fishing methods.
A boat trip to Cua Dai estuary offers you a chance to explore the magnificent scenery of the countryside, water coconut forest along Thu Bon River. Activities: Watching sunset & BBQ dinner
Getting on a wooden boat sailing along the major branch of the lower section of Thu Bon River.
Plated BBQ dinner will be served during the boat trip while you enjoy the beautiful surrounding where you can see how the local people live and fish in this area. Make sure your camera is handy; the view of the sunset is spectacular.
- Elliot H.
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