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Culinary Delights of Vietnam Tour

  Duration: 12 Days Departure: You choose Type: Private, Flexible, Unique Our: only from $1140 Destinations: Ho Chi Minh  Mekong Delta  Danang  Hoi An  Hue  Hanoi  Halong Bay       Description: People often send their soul on the foods. That's why you can just only try the special local food, feeling the flavor and can understand their life, their culture and personality. Vietnam also has so many special kinds of ingredients that make the region's food more delicious and attracted. Travel around the country from the South to the North, with different ...
 
 
Highlights of this tour
  • A tour shows almost the special cuisine of Vietnam from the South to the North. Attracted opportunity to join in cooking to learn how to make the traditional foods and know about those special ingredients by visit the local market. Chance to enjoy many special local foods Taste the flavor foods and understand more about the personality, the rich culture and the colorful of Vietnamese life. Be fond of doing farmer's work with local people. Joining in with local people and share the knowledge about cuisine. Memorable time to get more knowledge about the Vietnam's culinary as well as travels around Vietnam and makes the treasures of your life.

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City Next Day →

Activities: Welcome to Saigon, time to have Ho Chi Minh City viewing, have the southern Vietnamese cuisine dinner

Dinner

Meal: Dinner

Itinerary:

Our guide will warmly welcome you at Ho Chi Minh City Airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in (the rooms are at your disposal from 14:00). In the evening you will have dinner with the flavors of southern Vietnamese cuisine. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Cooking Class - Ho Chi Minh City Tour Next Day →

Activities: Take part in a cooking class; explore small markets, winding laneways, and unique buildings.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary:

In the morning, you will take a stroll to a local market to shop for fresh ingredients. Then, back to your class and try hand-on demonstration to gain insight into the diversity of the Vietnamese cuisine. During lunch, you will taste what you have made and enjoy some additional dishes prepared by the host. In the afternoon, set out on a city tour of the former capital of French Indochina, once known as Saigon. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the ethnic Chinese district of Cho Lon, especially Thien Hau Pagoda. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City Next Day →

Activities: Visit Cai Be floating market, explore the local’s daily life activities, discover Dong Hoa Hiep Island and An Binh ancient church

Breakfast, Lunch

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary:

On this day, you will take a cruise to discover Mekong Delta with the first destination in Cai Be floating market. Cai Be is among the biggest and the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundred of local barges selling all kinds of fruits and vegetables. On the way, you will come across some local factories making rice paste, coconut candies and some other specialties. After that, you will enjoy lunch at “Le Longanier” beautifully surrounded by orchards. The tour continues to Dong Hoa Hiep Island – a beautiful land on the way from Cai Be to Vinh Long. Then, you will stop at Ancient Mandarin House built in 1890s and listen to the house owners talking about the history of this house. Later, you will pass by peaceful and charming landscapes on the way to Vinh Long such as Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc, An Binh famous for its boundless fruit orchard and Tam Ho’s nursery garden. The cruise finishes at Vinh Long where you will have a drive back to Ho Chi Minh city for overnight.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An Next Day →

Activities: Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, visit Hoi An town and enjoy local traditional food.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary:

Leaving the buzzing and modern Ho Chi Minh City, you will take a flight to Danang and then transfer to the quiet former trading town of Hoi An (30 km – 45 minute drive). With more than 200 years of history and the ravages of weather and war, nowadays the ancient Hoi An city still remains much the same as it was in its heyday. Join in a walking tour and a food tasting tour will help you have an overview of the historical vestiges as well as culinary art in the town. Sites include Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Phung Hung Ancient House. Your guide will navigate you through the back streets and alleys of the town and then spend time to taste local foods and learn in more depth about the history and intricacies of Vietnamese food. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Half Day Tra Que Village Next Day →

Activities: Visit Tra Que village and experience the local daily life.

Breakfast, Lunch

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary:

In the morning, transfer by cycle or cyclo as you wish to Tra Que village which is located on the banks of a lagoon with fertile soil known for harvesting the country's best vegetables. You will spend the morning to do farmer's works among the villagers and learn how to grow vegetables. Enjoy a footbath with herbal leaf. Especially, you have chance to try some specialties of Hoi An in this local house. Transfer back Hoi An in the afternoon. The remainder of day is free at your leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Hoi An Cooking Class - Hue Next Day →

Activities: Cooking class in Hoi An, transfer to Hue, visit garden house.

Breakfast, Lunch

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary:

In the morning, you will be fond of visiting the local famous restaurant that is the most energetic and development eating establishments in Hoi An. An expert chef - your host and teacher for the day will guide you through Hoi An bustling markets for ingredients first. Then you will enjoy an interesting cooking class in the restaurant kitchen and have chance to be shared the secrets of chef's signature dishes. In the afternoon, continue your tour with a scenic drive past spectacular beaches to the former imperial capital of Hue. Hue is the photogenic city graced with the Perfume River and enigmatic emperors' tombs. Visit one of unique garden houses in Hue City if time permits. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Hue sightseeing Next Day →

Activities: A cyclo tour around the Ancient City of Hue, visit Imperial Citadel, local market, Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb.

Breakfast, Lunch

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary:

Your tour today will start with a cycle tour around the Ancient City of Hue. You will first visit the Imperial Citadel which was recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Then continue to visit a local market, stroll through the aisles abundant in the market, you can see there are many fresh produces, and also have chance to know more about the local ingredients that are used in the region's foods. Stop at a local restaurant and enjoy lunch with some specialty foods of Hue, such as "banh uot" - a steamed rice pancake stuffed with delicate, finely chopped pork and "bun thit nuong" which is a rice noodle dish served with grilled meat. Next you explore the Thien Mu pagoda and tomb of Minh Mang King. Back to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Day 8: Hue - Hanoi Next Day →

Activities: A walking tour around Hanoi, continue food tasting tour, Water Puppet Show

Breakfast, Lunch

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary:

Leaving Hue and take a flight to Hanoi - the ancient capital of Vietnam. Firstly, take a unique walking tour of Hanoi with a local guide. Enjoy yourself in the finest foods of Hanoi. Continue your food tasting tour with an opportunity for you to discover more about the Hanoi's culinary by strolling along 'food alley' in the heart of Hanoi's main market and try the regional delicacies and unusual foods. This gastronomic day will show you the personality, culture as well as the colorful lives of the Vietnamese people. Enjoy a Water Puppet Show and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Cooking Class - Hanoi sightseeing Next Day →

Activities: Take part in cooking class then sightseeing around the most attractive sites of Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary:

In the morning, you will take part in a cooking class. Explore the lively Hanoi local market for preparing to the demonstration. Donning a chef's uniform, you will learn how to make a number of regional delicacies. After that, you will have time to enjoy delicious dishes that you created in the cooking class in your lunch. In the afternoon, take part in Hanoi City tour with visit to The Temple of Literature and Ethnology Museum. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay Next Day →

Activities: A journey to Halong, visit a cave, go swimming, kayak, take part in a Vietnamese spring roll cooking demonstration

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary:

Today you will leave Hanoi and take a journey to Halong. Along the way, you can have view of the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. You will take a cruising tour to visit amazing Halong Bay - the Vietnam's Wonder. Have lunch at your cruise while enjoying the hundreds of unspoilt dramatic limestone karsts. In the afternoon, you will visit a beautiful cave, go swimming, do kayaking, and take part in a Vietnamese spring roll cooking demonstration on the sundeck, or you can simply relax as you wind through the Bay. Stay overnight on your cruise.

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi Next Day →

Activities: Enjoy Halong Bay's dawn, view strange-shaped limestone rock formations, back to Hanoi, enjoy afternoon and evening at leisure.

Breakfast

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary:

This morning you will have time to enjoy the dawn and pure fresh air at Halong Bay. Have breakfast then weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations and return to Halong City. Next, drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy Hanoi in the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 12: Hanoi Departure View Price →

Activities: Free discover before transfer to Noi Bai Airport for onward flight

Breakfast

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary:

This last day you will have free time to discover more about Hanoi by yourself. You can do anything that you missed in the previous day, go shopping, go sightseeing or simple relax before your transfer to Hanoi's Airport for onward flight. End of tour services.

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All private transfer and transportation Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast French or English Speaking Guide All In-tour flights as per itinerary Boat trip & cruise as per tour Meals as stated in the itinerary All sightseeing tickets Vietnam visa on arrival approved letter (Easy & recommended) Services charges and government taxes

Price Exclusions

International flights & departures taxes Beverage Travel insurance Personal expenses, tips and gratuities Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$45) Other services not mentioned above

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