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Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $342 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 passengers) $281 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 passengers) $223 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-8 passengers) $192 USD
Per Person (Based on 9-10 passengers) $177 USD
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You will be able to see the process of Vietnamese cooking from start to finish. Make sure you are paying attention so you can master these dishes back home!

The principles of Vietnamese cooking are rooted in the diversity of their local markets and there isn't a better way to explore them than with a local chef. Learn how to pick a fresh egg, which herbs to buy, and how to select ripe fruit while discovering how a variety of ingredients play a part in the national cuisine. After a market overview, head over to a dynamic cooking school located in an elegant old building with a French colonial style exterior and traditional Hoi An interior. This is where the magic will happen. Your chef from the market will guide you every step of the way as you advance your knowledge of typical ingredients of Central Vietnamese cuisine. Take what you have learned back home and put your skills to the test!

After lunch, take a short walk around Hoian ancient town which is perfect for a guided walking tour. Begin with a visit to an old merchant’s house, Tan Ky, that was built in a combination of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese styles. The 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge, a Chinese assembly hall and the local market with stalls brimming with local specialties will fill the remainder of your day.

With a full stomach you will have the opportunity to explore Hoian. This famous ancient town was built based on practices from Japan and China but with a Vietnamese touch. Make sure you check out the pagoda located on the famous Japanese covered bridge.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Guided market visit with local chef
  • Hand on cooking course
  • Guided walking tour through Hoi An ancient town

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4.5 hrs)
  • 9:00 AM (4.5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please dress comfortably.
• Beverages are not included in the cooking course meal.
• All entrance fees are included.


• Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays as well as peak season. You will be notified of any increased costs prior to confirmation. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.