Depart your Hoi An hotel and set off into the bustling streets astride a guide-driven motor scooter.
Stop first to enjoy one of Vietnam’s tastiest sandwiches and then savor cao lau, a steaming pork-noodle-and-greens dish unique to Hoi An, on a visit to the Central Market.
Call at a hard-to-find business to try a traditional local cake (banh beo), and after checking out Hoi An’s oldest pagoda, take off into the countryside. See farmers working in the rice paddies, as the sun glints on their hats and then return to town to sample a rice-flour pancake (banh khot) made with coconut milk, quail egg, and vegetables.
Next, perhaps take up the challenge of trying balut--a boiled fertilized egg, before settling at a riverside restaurant to enjoy nhau, Vietnam's beer-and-food ritual.
Have dinner alongside a cold beer before choosing to explore independently, or enjoy a hotel drop-off.