Da Nang (Municipality)
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From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

1. From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

Head to Bach Ma National Park which has a diversity of flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes to explore. In just one day in Bach Ma, you can trek and discover the highlights of the mountain. See the old villas that remain in the jungle despite being damaged in the War and reclaimed by nature. Once in Bach Ma, travel by car to the summit, on a sunny day, this is a great place for panoramic views of natural wonders including Cau Hai Lagoon and Chan May Port. Start hiking along the path through the forest to the summit trail. The trail continues to a pavilion with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, usually, mist-shrouded and above the clouds. Back to Do Quyen Waterfall for trekking along a path through dense jungle. After an exciting day in Bach Ma, depart to Lang Co beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. Sample some local seafood as you relax on the beach before returning to your hotel.

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Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

2. Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will travel to Hoi An by shuttle bus before taking a speedboat to Cham Island. It is the perfect spot for a day-trip, complete with snorkeling or diving over beautiful coral reefs. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on the island, and you will also be able to walk along an "eco-tour" trail. It is highly recommended to stay overnight on the island, speedboat you with more time to explore and enjoy the stunning experience of sunset and sunrise. You will even be able to go fishing at night and experience a barbecue on the island. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of Endangered Species. The cluster of islands that make up Cham Island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island Hon Lao which features magnificent beaches and forests, the township of Bai Lang which is a small harbor, a traditional fishing village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. It is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Your tour will conclude at 3:00 PM at which point you will be transported back to Da Nang.

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Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

3. Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

Vietnam is famous for its rich cuisine. Each region has its own specific character and taste. The food, however, generally has a variety of vegetables, soups, and delicious sauces. Especially Pho has shown its important position in Vietnamese cuisine. The dish is the harmonious combination of noodles in broth cooked elaborately with spices and many different herbs added. You will have the chance to make some other dishes such as Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh salad.  Following pick up from your hotel, visit a morning market in Da Nang and marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain and learn about the ingredients needed for cooking classes Visit a vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. Undertake a farming experience at the organic garden with farmers, learning about different types of vegetables and herbs, methods of cultivation, fertilizers, irrigation here. Drive along the scenic Han River back to the cooking class. The chef will guide you in making the famous traditional Vietnamese dishes also share valuable information about Vietnamese culinary culture. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as Pho the beef noodle, Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh papaya salad. Dessert is fresh seasonal fruit. You get to prepare your own lunch or dinner.

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From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

4. From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

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Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

5. Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

Escape the bustle of the city and discover the stunning nature around Cam Thanh. Ride a basket boat down the river and admire the scenes of village life. Select the option including hotel transfers to enjoy pickup and drop-off in Hoi An. Row through small channels and quiet backwaters as you appreciate the view of verdant coconut trees. After the boat trip, watch local residents perform a one-of-a-kind boat show. Enjoy a taste of traditional Vietnamese life with this unique activity.

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What people are saying about Da Nang (Municipality)

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

It was a lot of fun buying our ingredients from the market and making delicious meals with them. We also got welcoming drinks at the start and end of class which were excellent. They were very patient with us teaching us steps of how to make each dish.

Amazing Chef/Guide! Great dishes and a lovely mix of activities. The cooking area was beautiful and it was only a small group so it felt very inclusive. Highly recommend, even to those who aren't cooking inclined (Like myself).

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

Cool experience at the market and great hospitality and kindness from the staff. Highly recommended