Central Vietnam is fully exciting by many beautiful sites of nature and culture, calling anyone to discover. This Central Vietnam tour concentrates on Vietnam’s diverse and fascinating cultural heritage and food. From Danang, you make your way to Hoi An via the Marble Mountains. The picturesque town of Hoi An was once one of South-East Asia’s major trading ports and you have 3 days to explore this charming fishing town with its narrow streets, ancient family homes, and Chinese Assembly Halls. You also have a great chance to explore Vietnamese recipes well as taste special Vietnamese food.
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Tour Type: Landscape and Culture
Starts/ Ends: Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city – Danang – Hoi An walking tours – Hoi An cooking class – Danang – Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Danang Arrival
Day 2: Danang – Transfer to Hoi An
Day 3: Hoi An – Cooking Class
Day 4: Hoi An – Relaxing Day
Day 5: Danang Departure
Day 1: Danang Arrival (L)
Welcome upon arrival at Danang airport by local tour guide and driver, then transfer to our hotel/resort at Danang beach. Danang City is considered as the most worth-living city in Vietnam and one of the top worth to visit destinations in the world. Having a coastline of 30 kilometers long, Danang is famous for many beautiful seashores stretching from the north to the south such as My Khe, Nam O, Xuan Thieu, Thanh Binh, Tien Sa, Son Tra, Bac My An, Non-Nuoc. They are calm seas with green water during four seasons.
Free at leisure in the rest of the day at the beach. Overnight in Danang.
Day 2: Danang – Transfer to Hoi An (B, L)
This morning, check out of our hotel and transfer to Hoi An, beautifying central Vietnam with historic artifacts and colorful streets. On the way, we will visit Danang city with the Cham Museum, which houses the most complete collection of Cham Artifacts anywhere in the world. There is a walking tour with our guide in the afternoon around the ancient town of Hoi An. The evening is your leisure time to explore the ancient town and its cuisine.
Day 3: Hoi An – Cooking Class (B, L, D)
Our tour can start at 08:15 AM or at 01:30 PM. We will meet at the lobby of the hotel from where we can walk to Scout Cafe to have a refreshing drink. Then visit Hoi An’s colorful market and experience the amazing sights, sounds, and aromas of this busy place. We will have the opportunity to interact with local sellers while purchasing some of the ingredients which will be used in the upcoming cookery lesson.
Afterward, board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise, of about 25 minutes, along Thu Bon River to the Cookery School. This will give us a chance to view local river life, so make sure our camera is in hand.
Upon arrival, explore the cookery school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s as well as Vietnam’s more well-known dishes. The cookery lesson runs for about 2 hours, each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge’s Chef before we prepare the dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we can then enjoy our culinary creations.
Day 4: Hoi An – Relaxing Day (B)
Today we are free and at our leisure. Hoi An is peaceful enough for people to immerse themselves for relaxation. You can enjoy going to the beach or shopping for souvenirs.
Day 5: Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi (B)
We will transfer to Danang airport to take a flight to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. The 5-day Central Vietnam Tour concludes.