-> Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Thu Bon River -> Visit a local herb garden -> Make rice milk in a traditional way -> Make you own rice paper -> We teach you how to make 4 traditional Vietnamese dishes (vegetarian dishes available), like: ▪ Grilled, ... View more
Destinations: Hoi An, Thu Bon River Delta
Duration: 1 Day (9.30am-3pm)


We start at the meeting point at 9:30am and from there we will embark the boat for about a 35-minutes trip to join my family’s village on a small island on the river delta of Hoi An.

We will set off to visit the gardens of the local farmers to discover the herbs and spices used in the daily preparation of Vietnamese cuisine. From here, we will go to my family's home where you will begin your cooking lesson...

After a welcome drink you will learn how the rice paper used in “nems” is prepared, and make your own using the stone grind used by my grandmother to make rice flour, and learn how to prepare several typical dishes of this region:

  •   Banh Xeo (small rice flour crepes) a specialty of Hoi An.
  •   Grilled, marinated pork brochettes with a special sauce.
  •   Green papaya salad
  •   Fish prepared according to a local recipe. 

Once the meal has been prepared, we will enjoy the meal in my grandmother’s garden. You will also be served pumpkin soup and “Xí Mà“, a dessert (black sesame pudding).

We will return to Hoi An by boat where you'll arrive around 3pm and where the trip ends.

Group size
Maximum 12 people

Leaves every day, year-round
Meeting point at our location at 9:15am and departure at 9:30am.

Don't forget
Suntan lotion - Hat or cap - Sun glasses - Windbreaker for the months of November, December, and January, since it can be a bit chilly on the boat ride. 

Adult: 30 USD
Under 7 years free
Children 7-12 years: 30% discount
Children 7-12 years: 50% discount if they don't cook (lunch included)

What’s included?

  • Boat trip and visit to herb garden
  • All food – welcome drink – water
  • Recipe book
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages other than complimentary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Cash for personal expense

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!


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