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Hoi An Eco Cooking Class & Basket Boat Cruise | Half Day Tour

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Visit a local market, cruise down the Thu Bon River, and take part in a hands-on cooking class. This eco-friendly tour from Hoi An is ideal for those looking to experience authentic Vietnamese countryside culture while learning valuable culinary skills to bring back home.

Quick Facts

  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the morning market in Hoi An
  • Cruise down the Thu Bon River
  • Explore the dense Coconut Palm Forest in a bamboo basket boat
  • Take part in a hands-on cooking class in a rural setting
  • Included
  • 5 hours
  • All year long
  • English
  • 1+


  • Cruise
  • Food
  • Nature
  • Water


  • Cẩm Thanh
  • Thu Bon River
  • Hoi An Market


Following a complimentary pick-up from your hotel, you will visit a morning market in Hoi An, where an abundance of seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat, and fish are on display. 

Here, you should feel free to interact with the vendors after your guide has given you valuable tips on how to bargain. 

You will then board a bamboo basket boat and cruise down the Thu Bon River, where you'll get up close to the traditional fishing nets and boats.

The journey then takes you through beautiful narrow canals that are surrounded by the lush Coconut Forrest.

You will learn how to fish with a fishing net, and if you are lucky, you'll catch some fresh crabs to bring to the cooking class. 

Arriving in Cam Thanh village, you will begin the cooking class with your chef. The course takes roughly two hours and includes dishes such as Pho Bo, Banh Xeo, and Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

You will, of course, get to eat what you cooked, and following the lunch, you are driven back to your hotel in Hoi An, where you can expect to arrive at roughly 1 PM. 

Good to know

What's included?

  • Basket boat
  • Bottled Water
  • Cooking ingredients & utensils
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Fresh passion fruit juice
  • Ice tea
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips