Fun and interesting half-day learning about Vietnamese food and the Hoi An way of life. Visit Hoi An’s colorful central market, boat trip on the Hoi An River, herb garden walk, 2-hour hand-on cooking class, and finish with lunch.
First lesson of buying typical Vietnamese ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson at local market. After the market visit, is 25 minutes cruising with the Red Bridge boat on Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Chance to view local river life.
On arrival, exploring the cooking school’s herb - vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes, which is the mix of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is firstly demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s before you prepare the same dish yourself. We will later enjoy exactly what we have cooked. Tour then ends by a Hoi An river cruise back Hoi An town.
- Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) at Hai Scout Café
- Local English speaking guide/chef
- Boat trip (weather permitting)
- Welcome drink at Red Bridge and 1 bottle of water
- Cooking demonstration & lunch
- All recipes and notes
- Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An
- Transfer from your hotel to Hai Scout Café
- Tipping & personal fee outside the program
- Travel insurance
We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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