The best Hoi An cooking classes, street food tours and culinary experiences include everything from Red Bridge Cooking School's deluxe cooking class where you'll learn to make stock for pho noodle soup and fresh pho ...
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48 hours in Hoi An is just enough time to get a taste of Central Vietnam’s culinary capital and its distinctive cuisine, superb street food and cooking classes, and outstanding restaurants. But be warned: it ...
Feb-July The dry season of Hoi An will see maximum temeratures creep up from 25ºC to 33ºC in July with changes coming in September. Sep-Jan The start of the annual monsoon during September can bring heavy rain and if it starts early, the town may flood in October and November. Spectacular, but not so convenient for visitors until around December.
While there is a Hoi An Hospital, any serious injury (such as a broken limb or heart problems) and you’ll be heading for Danang, (45mins, 30km), a good reason to book extensive health insurance. A bout of stomach illness is not uncommon (take Imodium or similar) or sunburn may be your main worry. Do take these recommended vaccinations
Nationals of United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and some others can get a 15 day visa on arrival. Other nationalities need a visa in advance but you can do this online at Vietnam Visa on Arrival through our visa partner, the most respected Vietnam Visa agent.
The Vietnamese currency (VND) is called the ‘dong’ and you’ll find most prices quoted to you in dong. There are several ATMs around towns, be sure to get small notes for street food. Many small restaurants and shops will only accept cash. Bigger hotels and established restaurants will accept credit cards.
VIETNAMESE IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF VIETNAM.
ELECTRICITY IN VIETNAM IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
Most travellers arrive in Hoi An via a flight from Danang Airport from Saigon or Hanoi. Danang is 30km north of Hoi An and a taxi takes around 45mins. It’s easiest to get your hotel in Hoi An to organise a transfer which should be around US$20 maximum. Getting around Hoi An is mainly on foot, but you can take a bike or taxi to the beach.