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Why Choose Our Tour?

The only Vietnamese Food Tour featured in National
Geographic Traveler’s 15 Food Tours Worth the Travel

MARGARET LOFTUS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

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The Five Reasons We Are Vietnam’s Best Food Tour Experience

#1: #1: We are Vietnam's most highly regarded food tour experience, winning the Global FoodTrekking Award presented by The World Food Travel Association. The FoodTrekking Award is the world's most recognized and respected program that benchmarks and celebrates innovation and excellence in food tourism.

With more than 1300 TripAdvisor reviews since 2011, The Original Taste of Hoi An has also been inducted into the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame and named Winner of TripAdvisor’s exclusive Travelers’ Choice Award - the first food tour in Vietnam to have received both these awards.

We’re also featured in major publications such as::

#2: We were the First Food Tour in Hoi An. (We have more experience) Since 2011 we’ve delivered our four-hour Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour to more visitors than any other food tour operator. We’re the only food tour operating in Hoi An with full government regulatory compliance including tour manifest and tour program. Nobody does it like us. And nobody has more experienced or better-qualified staff. We take what we do very seriously. This is not a just a part-time job for us. This is what we do and we do it better than anyone else.

#3: It’s All in the Detail (We’re the food tour perfectionists). We concern ourselves with every detail: dietary requirements, food safety and food handling, organization and information accuracy including a printed menu and map of the tour route. Our staff are trained to International Certificate Standard in Hygiene Practices. We’re the only tour in Vietnam operating with a tour guide wireless system ensuring guests can observe social distancing yet not miss any details.  We’re the only food tour with its own private air-conditioned tasting room with comfortable purpose-built facilities. We offer hotel pick-up and return transfer. We start on time. We monitor the phones 24/7. We personally answer all email enquiries and bookings. Most importantly, we know our product, we believe in it, and we’re passionate about it!

#4 Our Tour Support Team is the Best. 
(We are the tour professionals.) We understand that a food tour itself doesn’t amount to much without a great support team. Our tour hosts along with our support team love what they do! They’re entertaining, knowledgeable, and trained to provide the best service during the 4-hour tour. Our team is like a family. We regularly meet to review and ensure we continue to deliver the best possible food & cultural experience. Our hosts will get to know you and your individual needs. By the end, you’ll feel like family too.

#5 A Perfect Blend of Food and Culture (We’ve got it all.) We’re different from any food tour you’ve ever taken. Why? Our tour is a perfect blend of:

  • Food: Over 40 tastings – more than any tour in Vietnam, possibly in the world.
  • Cultural Tidbits & Fun Vietnamese Facts: The kind you can really understand and fun to share. We’ll answer those BURNING questions like, ‘Why do Vietnamese throw food scraps and litter under their table?’ and ‘Why do Vietnamese use MSG in everything?’ or ‘Why do Vietnamese appear to be eating all the time? ‘ Stuff you’ve ALWAYS wanted to know, but maybe afraid to ask.
  • Where to get best local food: With around 1000 restaurants and food vendors just here in Hoi
    An, the food options are overwhelming. As locals, passionate about discovering the best-of-the-best local foods, we’re able to steer you in the right direction to make the most of your time in what is fast becoming the culinary capital of Vietnam.
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