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“So happy we did this tour! ”

Hoi An Eco Tour and Papa's Cooking Class
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: You can discover all manner of photo opportunities during the boat trip along the romantic river “Thu Bon”, peaceful fishing village and more you will have an experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life. The most important part of tour, you will be warmly welcomed in
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Just got back from the afternoon eco tour and cooking class, we had an amazing afternoon, that lasted until evening because we enjoyed ourselves so much!

We got picked up from our hotel at 2pm by Long the tour guide, then we went to the local market for vegetables and shrimp, really interesting part of the tour.

We drove to the restaurant, where you do the cooking class and had a cup of Vietnamese tea before the basket boat tour, which was relaxing and lovely to see local fishing life. Long made us grasshopper souvenirs from the leaves! We also did some fishing and crabbing ourselves- didn’t catch any fish though!

We did the cooking class at the restaurant afterwards, there was four people in our group, so everyone had their own space to cook. The food we made was amazing, we ate it at the table afterwards, plus more made by Long and his family - don’t have lunch before the tour, there is so much food!

Really good day in a small, intimate group. Long is a really good guide, so funny and one of the nicest people we’ve met in Vietnam!

Thank you so much to Long and his family.

Thank Hannah L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A very interesting experience if you are curiouse to learn something about local food! Long is very nice, bring you in the market to explain all types of vegetables and local food, than you try to cook with him some plate and eat them!!

Thank Gloria T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We did this tour as a group of 7 adults and a 9month old baby and all of us had great fun and left feeling incredibly full!! Started with a trip to the local market where Long (the friendliest and joyful guide!) gave us an insight into the start of the cooking process, always happy to answer questions too. Then onto the river in the fun bamboo boats and an attempt to throw a net and catch fish- they make it look very easy! The cooking class is in a restaurant next to the river and they were so accommodating, finding a baby seat for our daughter and keeping her entertained when we were attempting to perfect our spring rolls and 2 other local dishes. Lunch is eating these creations plus at least 4 other dishes-totally stuffed with fresh and tasty food. Highly recommend (even my dad who does not do any cooking at home had a great time!)

Thank Dixy86
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The wife and I took this class. The tour was fun, the food tasty and the host most excellent. It’s a great idea

Thank absurdlygoodlooking
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We just got back from this tour. Everything about it was professional but with a very personal feel. We were picked up and headed to the local market to see where our food was coming from. Then we headed to the village and enjoyed bobbing down the river in our bamboo boat. It was great even with a little rain and just a fun experience! Then it was onto cooking which included spring rolls, pancakes and a salad all which tasted delcious! When we sat down to eat, we were given even more dishes to try - deep fried tiger prawns, clams (which were bought when we were at the market), more salad, crackers, rice and we got stuck in! We were stuffed by the end! It was wonderful! This family run tour was led by Long who was extremely friendly and made us all feel part of the family! We had a 9 month old baby with us too and the staff were amazing with her, entertaining her whilst we cooked and letting her play with their own child. It was great! Overall, this is a lovely relaxed experience where all of your senses come alive! I would highly recommend it.

Thank you Long and all of your family for a great morning!

Thank 1991_2014
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