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Hoi An: Unique Street Food Tour

1. Hoi An: Unique Street Food Tour

Famous for its well-preserved Ancient Town, the seaside city of Hoi An is also known for the delicious cuisine that reflects its historical status as a melting pot of many different cultures.  Eat as the locals eat and see what the locals see on a food-focused walking tour through the streets of Hoi An. Let your knowledgeable local guide what your preferences are or follow their itinerary to ensure you sample the best that Hoi An has to offer.  Some food you might try on the way include café sữa đá (Vietnamese coffee), hột vịt lộn (Balut egg), thịt nướng (Vietnamese grilled pork tenderloin), Quang noodles, bánh bột lọc (Vietnamese clear shrimp and pork dumpling), bánh bèo (water fern cake), Cao lau , sugar cane juice, and the best Bánh mỳ in Vietnam. Get ready for an experience your tastebuds won't soon forget. 

Hoi An: City Tour, Banh my and Coffee

2. Hoi An: City Tour, Banh my and Coffee

Hoi An “is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century... Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. The town reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures (principally Chinese and Japanese with later European influences) that combined to produce this unique survival.” Discover Hoi An with our half-day city tour to have an overview of Hoi An's architecture and people’s lifestyle easily on your first day in Hoi An. During the walking tour, you will discover a destination with two faces - the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses. Your trail includes a leisurely stroll around Hoi An old town, passing by cultural attractions like the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Hoi An Museum, Ancient Houses, Handicraft Workshop, a journey to the Hoi An Center market You will try best Banh Mi in town and secret coffee stop. This is a great way to spend your very first days in Hoi An.

Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Tour

3. Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Tour

Work your way around Hoi An’s Old Town after the sun has gone down. On this small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people, you will be joined by a local leader who will give you an insight into the food scene in Hoi An. Enjoy a culinary adventure away from the Midday heat. Meet your guide at sunset for a walk through the local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants at the heart of the historic city. Go to a bakery that has been making the town’s tastiest banh mi (a type of sandwich) for over 20 years, using fresh local ingredients. Next, join the locals at a small café to try the hot and crunchy banh can crackers, served with quails eggs, pork, and a tasty salad. Continue into the heart of Vietnamese cuisine as you head straight for some favorite local eating spots. Your knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the colorful array of ingredients, explaining to you the most popular dishes in Hoi An and the significance of these foods to the traditional culture of central Vietnam. Dig even deeper into the local food scene, passing through a maze of tiny alleys to emerge at a favorite (secret) restaurant in Hoi An, where you’ll sample Hoi An’s specialties: Cao Lau noodles with pork and wonderful sesame and peanut hot milk. There is more food to come. Your Hoi An food tour continues with more bites, based on what’s available that day. Be sure to save space though, as you still have yet another treat in store for you, dessert and a local beer.

Hoi An City Tour

4. Hoi An City Tour

Take a stroll the old town and visit total 5 famous Places in Old Town: The Japanese Covered Bridge; The Assembly Hall; The Old House of Tan Ky ; Museums and Hoi An Traditional Art Performance House. Enjoy a famous dish in Hoi An : Banh Mi (Hoi An Bread) for meal and end of the tour.

Evening Food Tour with a Local Home Dinner

5. Evening Food Tour with a Local Home Dinner

Head off the usual tourist trail and straight into foodie heaven. A local food-loving guide will uncover hidden treasures and snacks favored by locals, such as white rose bread. Next, go to a Hoi An local market and wander around the food stalls, where you might find amazing cao lau noodle and much more besides. Next, we will taste Vietnamese coffee, also visit a local house to have a dinner with local family. Then, head to the heart of Hoi An's ancient town, sit on an authentic boat on Hoai River and in the evening and release flower garlands like a local, and play games such as bingo or Dap Nieu (a game involving breaking clay pots with wooden clubs while blindfolded). After the tour, you have the option to return to your hotel, or head to Pub Street, where you can experience Hoi An bar life. Menu: Bánh mì (a type of Vietnamese sandwich)White Rose DumplingsCao Lau NoodlesCoffeeBalut egg (optional)

Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery Adventure

6. Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery Adventure

Be picked up from your hotel in Hoi An, early in the morning and be whisked off through the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. After about an hour of driving through rural Vietnam, reach the historic complex of My Son.  My Son is one of Vietnam’s most important heritage sites, providing a unique insight into the lives of the Cham people who lived here over a thousand years ago. Skip the line and explore this atmospheric architectural ensemble before the tourist hordes arrive. Learn about the original building techniques applied during construction and the traditional materials that were used, such as timber, brick, and stone. Look out for the numerous craters that were left here by American bombs from the war in the 1960s and 70s. After exploring the ruins, stop off for an unforgettable experience to watch the Apsara dance beside the historic temples. The performers will give a dance demonstration to the sounds of panpipes and drums, wearing colorful traditional costumes and cone-shaped hats. On the way back to Hoi An, stop at a rice paper workshop to test your culinary skills and learn how to make a delicious local snack. Afterward, sit back and enjoy your creations with a cup of Vietnamese coffee and engage in a friendly chat with our hosts about the rural way of life here. To finish the tour,  head back into Hoi An and be dropped off at your hotel or perhaps at a local restaurant for lunch, whichever you prefer. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for hints and tips on how to get the most out of your stay in Hoi An. 

Hoi An: City and Food Tour

7. Hoi An: City and Food Tour

If you’re adventurous with food and enjoy exploring local cuisine, then this is a tour you’ll probably want to do. This Hoi An city and food tour focuses on the unique local breakfast street food of Hoi An, as well as some of the typical architecture styles of the city. Your trail includes a leisurely stroll around Hoi An Old Town, passing by cultural attractions such as the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, the Chinese Assembly Halls, handicraft making, a journey to the Hoi An Center market, some hidden food treasures favored by locals, and a foot massage at the end. This is great way to spend your very first days in Hoi An. You'll find out more on this single tour than you would have in a month of random wandering around town!

Hoi An: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

8. Hoi An: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

Discover the incredible aromas and flavors of Vietnam on a street food adventure in Hoi An. Join a local guide as you explore the incredible culinary culture of the city during this 2.5-hour walking tour.  First, be welcomed by your guide at the meeting point. Then, set off together to visit the bustling local markets and street food vendors in the city. Learn about Vietnamese culture as you taste a range of traditional dishes and delicacies.  Feast on dishes such as Cao Lau - a noodle recipe that is typical to the region. Also, try Banh My (also known as Bahn Mi), a typical Vietnamese staple sandwich filled with various savory ingredients, or Bahn Khot - a crispy bite-sized mini pancake. Wash this down with a cup of sweet Vietnamese coffee. Savor other delicacies such as sliced pork wrapped in rice paper, spring rolls, or sweet soup.  Finally, visit a local person's house and soak up the homely atmosphere. Gain a real insight into how local people live and eat.

From Hoi An: Sunrise Boat Trip Tour

9. From Hoi An: Sunrise Boat Trip Tour

Discover the old world charm of Hoi An with an early morning sunrise boat cruise on the stunning Thu Bon River as it begins to come alive. Arriving by jeep at Nguyen Hoang Dock, board your boat for a cruise up river as the sun rises over the tranquil waters, broken only by the paddling of local fishing boats returning with the daily catch. Enjoy a light breakfast and explore the fishing village of Duy Hai and the countryside market of Noi Rang as traders set up for the day. At 05:00, your jeep will collect you from your hotel before taking the journey to the Nguyen Hoang Dock. A chic boat will be waiting and you will board for the journey along the Thu Bon River. Begin your cruise as the first light of the sun begins to rise reflecting across the river. Enjoy a light breakfast that has been brought to the boat for you to enjoy as your slowly glide along the river. Your cruise will take you along the river towards Duy Hai fishing village, flanked by sampans and coracle boats returning laden with squid and weary fishermen. Enjoy the incredible photo opportunities as the sun rises and the river and surrounding villages come to life. Dock at the busy fishing port of Duy Hai village, a hive of activity as the fishermen begins trading. This will be a rare opportunity to experience a true slice of local life. You will then visit and take a tour of the countryside market - Noi Rang, just as the early morning trading begins. Return to the boat to continue your journey along the river before returning to Hoi An. At 08:00, your boat will take you to the another local Thuan Tinh Dock, where you will return back to your hotel by jeep.

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What people are saying about Hoi An

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 55 reviews

We had a very tasty and informative late afternoon walk with Bon/Flora, our fun and friendly guide, who took us to taste some great local bites in the alleys of Hoi An. I recommend to arrive with an empty stomach since all the food you taste is delicious. Definitely recommended!

Very authentic street food tour in Hoi An. Country typical food not for wimps. Flora was really great and didn't leave out any answer. With her warm manner, she gently guided us through the culinary world of Vietnam and Hoi An.

The weather was atrocious but the tour went ahead anyways and we and our guide made the most of it. He even ended us taking us out for a few drinks after in the locals spot

Bong is amazing!! She guided our family through the streets and alleyways of Hoi An and gave us an experience we will never forget!!

We kept going despite the weather. Super guide! What an experience!