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The Original Taste of Hoi An Food Tour

108 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An 560000, Vietnam
+84 121 762 1693
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Ranked #2 of 123 Activities in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Our tour is in two parts: firstly we take guests on a walking tour of the markets and streets meeting the local producers and vendors; we then invite... more » Owner description: Our tour is in two parts: firstly we take guests on a walking tour of the markets and streets meeting the local producers and vendors; we then invite guests back to our private air-conditioned dining room in the Ancient Town to taste carefully chosen examples of this food bought directly from the producers – most of whom we see or meet on the tour. The idea behind our tour is simple:in Hoi An there are around 350 restaurants catering to visitors with another 500 or so vendors and eating establishments catering to locals with foods that don’t usually appear on visitor menus. This is the food of the local Hoi An people - some call it street food - many with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Our tour gives visitors a safe opportunity to try these foods – we ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. « less
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Maroochydore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Neville Deans food tour of Hoi An must be the most entertaining and insightful tour I have taken. Neville is a wonderful and knowledgeable character who has a great affinity with the locals. His style is relaxed and informative.....and fun!! A wonderful way to become accustomed with Hoi An,and best taken early in your trip. Totally recommend to anyone visiting... More

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Encounter Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We only found Neville and his food tour at the end of our 8 day holiday in Hoi An and wish we had done this at the beginning. Then we would have been eating and drinking all the delicious local food on offer, in the restaurants and at the roadside stalls. You need to book, and you are asked to... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We cant rave enough about this tour. Neville is a knowledgeable host, raconteur and force of nature. To be honest, I was talked into going by my foodie wife as I'm a bit timid when it comes to foods that are new and unusual. However I am so glad that we went. We tried an enormous range of foods (seriously,... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Vietnam. We did this tour on the second day of our holiday and it gave us a great insight into the food of Hoi An and future places to visit. Neville picked us up promptly by taxi and took us to a local market, this is where the tour... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Neville and the team have put together a fabulous walking tour.Neville has an enthusiasm and knowledge which he generously shares throughout the tour by introducing you to local haunts and sharing insights into Vietnamese and Hoi An's food . A friend recommended this tour to us by saying if you only do one thing - do this tour. He was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We decided to do the tour following a recommendation from a friend. However, it is impossible to articulate how great this tour is without taking part in it. From the moment we were picked up from our resort by Neville the experience begun. Neville introduces you to his passion for food through a walking tour of the streets of Hoi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Neville and his team were absolutely amazing and turned what could have been a somewhat boring plod through the streets into an entertaining and education food journey through Hoi An's local food scene. Neville and Sen had it orchestrated down to the finest of details and all the food was amazing (don't eat a thing before you go because you... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are looking for a tour that takes you to where the locals go to buy their produce and where you can get a taste and incite into the food of Vietnam then take a tour with Neville. Our morning commenced with being picked up by a larger than life Australian who has retired to Vietnam with his long... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Neville is a big man with a big heart for everything Vietnamese and by the end of your four and a half hours with him you too have taken the food and it's people to your heart- and stomach! The food is wonderful and Neville has so much information to impart, and he is so entertaining that the time just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Neville is a fantastic guide. You will not want to eat for days after, (or at least a few hours!) The knowledge he brings and respect he has gained from the locals is invaluable. Plus many many recommendations for other things to do/eat/see/buy whilst in Vietnam. Even days after the tour I have emailed him for advice and he is... More

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