Welcome to day 18 of our trip! Today, we’ll be exploring Hoi An, one of the most charming cities in Vietnam. Known for its well-preserved ancient architecture, colorful lanterns, and delicious local cuisine, Hoi An is a must-visit destination in Vietnam. To make our experience even more special, we’ve organized a noodle-making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.
Our day in Hoi An will start with a walking tour of the ancient city. We’ll explore the picturesque streets, cross the Japanese Covered Bridge, and visit some of the most important landmarks, such as the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and the Tan Ky ancestral house. Our local guide will share with us the history of the city, its importance as a trading port in the past, and its cultural significance.
After the walking tour, we’ll head to Oodles of Noodles, a social enterprise that aims to empower disadvantaged youth in Hoi An through vocational training and job opportunities. Here, we’ll have the chance to learn how to make some of the most iconic Vietnamese noodles, such as pho or bun bo Hue, under the guidance of local chefs. We’ll also get to enjoy that delicious lunch featuring the noodles we’ve just made, as well as other local specialties. Not only will we have a great meal, but we’ll also be supporting a good cause.
After lunch, we’ll have some free time to explore Hoi An on our own. We can visit some of the local shops and markets, buy some souvenirs, or simply relax in one of the many cafes around town. Make sure to try some of the local delicacies, such as banh mi or cao lau, and don’t forget to take some photos of the colorful lanterns that light up the streets at night.