Did the food tour of Hoi An one day and a tour of Danang and My Son the next. Both were insightful to the local culture and customs. The food tour in particular brought us in a walking tour of Hoi An, led by our very capable guide Lam who not only ordered the various foods, from the famed baguette recommended by Anthony Bourdain, to the local versions of chicken rice, spring rolls and other local fare. Go hungry and skip lunch, cause this 6-hour tour, which for us began at 3pm, pretty much filled our tummies progressively over 10 dishes. Our guide Lam was instrumental in getting us waiting seats in crowded stalls, and getting the right amount ordered so we sampled just enough without stuffing ourselves and leaving no room for the next dish. In between – shopping! And again the guide was great in telling us where the tourist traps were and where we could get real bargains, from
Local craft to snacks. In all instances he interceded to bargain for better prices, which could be half what the original offer by the vendor was! The tour also took us to the heart of Hoi An where we sat in boats and let go lit lanterns filled with our wishes. A true postcard memory. The food tour is highly recommended. The tour of Danang and My Son took us to Marble Mountain, and more importantly to the ancient temple site in My Son. The drive to My Son took a little more than an hour and the trek to the relic site did require a fair amount of walking, but it was well worth it, having never visited ruins dating back a thousand years! Again, the guide Lam gave us pertinent information and was highly accommodative in finding toilets etc for our group of 8. But he shone on day two when he recommended a seafood restaurant for dinner that was both treasonable in price and the selection of seafood fresh and varied! All in, I’d recommend going with this tour company, which bends backwards to accommodate our wishes and schedules. And a special thanks to Lam who made the experience of visiting Danang that much more personal and enjoyable.
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