Center of Vietnam is a home of the World heritage sites, Hoi An is one of them here, this ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Da Nang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River, occupied by early western traders in the 16th century, Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters….and more is awaiting for your discovery.
First lesson of buying typical Vietnamese ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson. After the market visit, is 25minutes cruising with the Red Bridge boat on Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Chance to view local river life. On arrival, exploring the cooking school’s herb -vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes, which is the mix of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is firstly demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s before you prepare the same dish yourself. We will later enjoy exactly what we have cooked .
Way to two World heritages sites in one day, private excursion takes you in comfort to the World Heritage site of My Son, the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom. Explore the lush green valley uncovering a multitude of red brick ruins and temples dating back as far as the 7th century.
The Captain and crew will greet you as you step onto the boat. Once on your deck, our hostess will escort you to your private table and a complimentary cocktail and snack are served upon boarding, setting the scene for the unforgettable evening ahead. Don’t forget to have your camera in hand to take nice photos as the sun going down behind the mountain and all fishing activities on the river while cruising on Thu Bon river.
Tra Que is a charming little village on the edge of Hoi An, the village is famous for its sweet scented & green vegetables that spice up on the daily meals of Hoi An people: Cao Lau and Quang noodles. Come here, you will have a chance to discover the art of cultivating and water plants, tasting and doing a cooking class with local dishes prepared by host.
Ride by bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Learn to cook traditional Hoi An food, have lunch and relax. After lunch you will be shown how to decorate and pack the lantern.
Transferring to Cua Dai beach. Relaxing in fresh cool wind & enjoy the beautiful landscape on the speed boat to Cham island. Visiting Bai Lang , including Au Thuyen , Tay Tang pagoda and Bai Lang fishing village. Then speed boat cruises to Bai Xep for snorkeling. Going to Bai chong to relax, swim sunbath and enjoy a special lunch with fresh seafood.
Visit Kim Bong Carving wood village. You will also make a stop in the carpentry workshop where carpenters create hand crafted furniture and sculptures as well as a range of souvenirs. Afterwards you will hop on your bicycle for a 1.30 to 2 hours tour within inner and outer Kim Bong where you will explore today’s sprawling and peaceful rural village life and contemplate several temples, old houses and the famous Kim Buu pagoda, mats weaving & coracle boats, old bamboo bridge. During the trail, you will enjoy refreshments at villagers’ homes and enjoy the snack with local foods there. Have a lunch at local home’s villager.
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