HOI AN CULINARY EXPLORER
Hoi An has witnessed many ups and down throughout the course of Vietnamese history. It is incredible that this lovely town could preserve all of the pristine Eastern Asian cultures against the country’s rapid urbanisation. Being a poetic crossroad of the travellers, from the traditionally decorated roof to the refined local cuisine, Hoi An has earned a special place in the heart of those who come to visit. It is for a good reason that Hoi An has been honoured with the title of World Heritage Site by Unesco. Every first step to Hoi An is a new journey to find the meaning for the most quintessential achievement of the people who have built Hoi An into what it is today.
Enjoy the best of local cuisine, including ‘Chicken Rice’, ‘Banh Mi Hoi An’, ‘Chè’ dessert
Enjoy every sip of traditional tea tasting at Reach Out Tea House
Explore all the famous sites of the World Heritage Hoi An Town
You will be pick up at your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi An at 08:00. Then travel by car to the Marble Mountains. As one of the most effective ways to enjoy a culinary tour is to spend the extra energy beforehand, which brings you to the hike at Marble Mountains, a collection of five different summits, each with its distinctive traits and beauty. Take an elevator to the top and get ready to capture the panoramic view that spans over the scenery vastness. Topple the summit of each mountain are various pagodas, whose veil has hidden plentiful mysterious caverns under the sunbeam.
Take the time to soak in this adventure before returning to Hoi An by car.
The first treat of your culinary curiosity is the local ‘Chè’ dessert, the most popular and outstanding dessert of the Vietnamese people. Its heighten sweetness is a great way to spark your culinary quest and refill your energy before resuming to the tour.
Everyone hates busy streets with noisy and smoky atmosphere, which is the perfect reason to explore the Ancient Hoi An town with a walking tour. Thanks to the local policy that barricades vehicle at the centre of the town, you can easily lay back and travel around town with your own pace. Your first stop is Phuc Kien Communal House, a cross-cultural product of Chinese architect and Vietnamese faiths in their worship to the mighty gods. Continue to explore Tan Ky ancient commercial house, another condense spot of cultural heritage, forged by the excellence of Japanese and Chinese geniuses. Inside this house is the interweaving harmonic display of Japanese and Chinese decorative styles.
Nonetheless, your eyesight will probably look to Japanese Covered Bridge on the way. It is one of the iconic constructions of Hoi An, a genuinely quintessential masterpiece of the Japanese experts, who built the bridge as an efficient way to conduct trading and business with the Chinese community at the time. This will also lead you to Phung Hung Ancient Trading, the old prosperous trading centre of Hoi An in the early era.
To enjoy lunch, you will be served ‘Chicken Rice’ meal. Inside the beautiful presentation of this fine meal is the softness of carefully prepared chicken meat, combined with the best quality rice in Hoi An. Is is a delightful emphasis on the culinary tour.
In the afternoon, extend to Thang Loi Silk, the most known factory to produce high quality, 100% silk-embroidered dress. If you crave for extraordinary and traditional fashion design, then absolutely have one made specifically tailored to your custom needs. Moreover, join right in the Lantern making class and learn with the locals how to hand make a traditional lantern that shapes like a blossoming lotus or dazzling diamond.
You must already fancy for the next culinary taste. Wait no more as you get to try ‘Banh Mi Hoi An’- voted numerous times as one of the best sandwiches in the world. Laid inside the crunchy cover of French baguette are the delicious pork chop, pate and plentiful veggies, which tie the brilliant taste together. The wonder does not stop there. Head on to Reaching Out Tea House to try the traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee, presented in an exclusive Vietnamese tea tasting sets.
Travel by car back to your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi An.
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
Transfer by vehicle with A/C
All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
Local English speaking guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Personal Travel insurance (Highly recommended)
Tipping for drivers & tour guides (compulsory: 3USD/pax/day)
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic
Optional tours and extra services
Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
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