Hoi An Vespa Tour & Cooking Class (3D2N)

Once a busy trading port on the Silk Road, the UNESCO recognized ancient town of Hoi An is now very popular with visitors keen to see the beautifully kept trading houses and temples from another era and delve into the vibrant food culture. The surrounding area boasts beautiful beaches, rivers, waterways, mountains, and stunning rural countryside of lush rice paddies, fertile farmland and colorful villages, with a history dating back over a thousand years to the Cham Kingdom’s holy land at My Son. Our Hoi An tours will give you local insight and show you how people really live in this charming town and its surrounding countryside. Be captivated by charming Hoi An. Wander through the towns’ narrow streets, marveling at its heritage buildings and catching glimpses of traditional ways of life.

Outlined itinerary

Day 1: Danang Arrival – Hoi An

Day 2: Hoi An Vespa Tour & Walking Ancient City (B/L)

Day 3: Hoi An Red Bridge Cooking & Departure (B/L)

Itinerary

Day 1
DAY 1: DANANG ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Danang, be met by our car driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hoi An
Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on the arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with a small surcharge).

Day 2
DAY 2: HOI AN VESPA TOUR & PM: HOI AN ANCIENT CITY

Explore Hoi An’s countryside like a local from the back of a stylish Vespa scooter. Set off from Hoi An’s Ancient Town and board a local ferry to Cam Kim Island. Visit a traditional boat building yard before riding along winding village roads to enjoy the idyllic countryside scenery of rice paddies and farmland, making stops along the way to learn from friendly local families about their livelihoods including the art of mat weaving, farming and making “banh dap” (rice crackers). Take a rest stop at a village café to fuel up on local drip-coffee in preparation for an exhilarating river crossing on a 300m (984ft) bamboo bridge to the opposite seaside island to arrive at Duy Hai Market and harbor. Take another local ferry to the water coconut palm-fringed waterways of Cam Thanh just where the Thu Bon River meets the sea, and continue to Tra Que Fishing Village for a snack of fish crackers. Enjoy a seafood lunch at beautiful Ha My Beach before returning to Hoi An.
NOTES
Suggested departure time: 08:00
Tour duration: 04 hours (80km/50mi)
Capacity: Min. 2 pax
Guests sit pillion behind the driver
In the afternoon, enjoy Hoi An ancient city. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An known then as ‘Faifo’, was a prosperous trading port, attracting Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish ships amongst others. Today, this World Heritage ancient town is recognized for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets and distinctive local cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past. Hoi An’s narrow lanes are ideal for a guided walking tour of its many atmospheric sights including: old merchant houses with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, first built in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with its intricate woodcarvings; and the colorful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day or two. Enjoy an hour-long boat trip on the Thu Bon River for up-close views of fishing boats and country villages before returning to your hotel.
NOTES
Suggested departure time: 14:00
Tour duration: 3.5 hours

Day 3
DAY 3: RED BRIDGE COOKING SCHOOL EXPERIENCE & DEPARTURE

Set on three acres (1.2ha) of lush tropical gardens, the Red Bridge Cooking School is one of the highlights of the culinary scene in Hoi An. Meet up with your chef and other guests at Hai Café in the Ancient Town for a brief introduction and a welcome drink. Meander through Hoi An’s colorful central market with your chef and take in the sights, sounds and aromas of the bustling market scene. Learn how to select fresh produce and ingredients essential for Vietnamese cuisine. Embark on a relaxing 20min boat trip to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Take a tour of the school’s herb garden before beginning the join-in, hands-on cooking class. After completing the lessons, enjoy and savor the dishes you have prepared in the lovely restaurant overlooking the river. Board a local boat for a short cruise along the Thu Bon River back to Hoi An town. you are free for shopping until transferring to Danang Airport for your flight.

NOTES
Availability: Morning only
Suggested departure time: 08:00
Tour duration: 04 hours

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Tour price includes:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transportation.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on the coach.
  • Services charges and government tax.
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

  • International flights & Departure taxes if any
  • Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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Hoi An Vespa Tour & Cooking Class (3D2N)