Vietnam Gourmet Tour 9 days

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The discovery of new cuisines is one of the great joys of travel. Vietnam is not only famous for the beauty nature, stunning landscapes…

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    All about the Vietnam Gourmet Tour 9 days.

    Vietnam Gourmet Tour 9 days

    • Discovering the delicacies of Vietnamese cuisine by traveling to the highlights in the North, the South and the Central of Vietnam.
    • Discuss the special traditions ingredients that used in region foods and make them more delicious.
    • Taste the best of a country’s cuisine in famous local restaurants.
    • Chance to learn how to prepare traditional foods by joining in cooking classes with famous local restaurant’s chefs.
    • Understanding more about local life through the trips include visiting colorful local markets, cruising tour, and board to floating markets.
    • Opportunity to get photos with stunning sites around the country.
    • Not only explore the Vietnamese culinary but also know more about Vietnam’s history, beauty nature and cultural.

    The discovery of new cuisines is one of the great joys of travel. Vietnam is not only famous for the beauty nature, stunning landscapes, special cultures but also known as the place that service flavorful, colorful and extremely healthy cuisine. Joining in our Vietnam gourmet tour include visit highlights of Vietnam and cooking classes you will have memorable time for learning cooking techniques, tasting famous local foods and special ingredients, exploring the most fascinating destinations in Vietnam

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Drink at Hai Scout Cafe
    Local English speaking guide/chef
    Boat trip (weather permitting)
    Cooking demonstration & lunch

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Other meals, beverage than mentioned
    Other services than mentioned
    Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
    Tips, Travel insurance

    1. Day1 Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

      Activities:Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), free time discover at your leisure
      After arriving at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and then transfer you to the hotel for check in procedure. After freshen up you will take an orientation tour to have an overview of the city with visit to attractions includes the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office. Free time discover at your leisure before stay an overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

    2. Day2 Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Class

      Activities:Join in a cooking class, visit Cu Chi Tunnels
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
      Start your tour today with a morning cooking lesson, the hands-on cooking course conducted by a professional chef. A guide will translate, explain the chef’s teaching and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. Firstly you will visit the local market, talk with local people to shopping for ingredients. Then continue your course and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will have chance to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. This was an important place used by Viet Cong in resistance to American forces during the war. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, the tunnels have more than 200km of underground tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels where thousands of fighters and villagers could hide. Coming here you can discover how people communicate and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters during the war

    3. Day3 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

      Activities:Visit Trung Luong Bonsai garden, Cai Be floating market, boat towards Vinh Long province, watch a typical and interesting music show
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
      In the morning, you will check out your hotel and drive to Cai Be. Belong the way, stop at at a Bonsai garden for a tea break. After arriving you will visit the family that makes the popcorn cake, rice paper making family on a motorized boat. Next you take part in the floating market of Cai Be to feel the local life. Vinh Long province is the place which is welcoming you to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. Pass through small shady canals, then step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Stop at a local home or Bonsai Garden to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you will join in a short walking tour about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life. Beside you can also stop en route to explore more about local fruit trees. Then continue your cruising tour to visit the brick and pottery factories. At about 03.00PM you will leave your cruise and then take a car drive to Can Tho. Can Tho is the centre of Mekong Delta, here you will take part in a walking city tour, visit the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities. After that, transfer to your hotel for check in procedure.

    4. Day4 Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

      Activities:Visit Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating market, Bun Tau noodle factory, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City
      Waking up early for preparing to enjoy 3-hour cruising tour to 2 big floating markets in Can Tho, Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating market. Joining in these floating markets, you will discover a typical way that local people display and advertise their farm products on the Mekong River to trade their goods. Spend time to visit a Bun Tau noodle factory, take a short trek and then explore a rice-husking mill. You will have an opportunity to try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. Finally you will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City

    5. Day5 Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An

      Activities:Take a flight to Danang, visit Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountain, visit charming Hoi An, and enjoy a walking tour through the Hoi An Old Quarter
      In the morning you will transfer to the airport and take flight to Danang and then drive to Hoi An Old Quarter. Belong the way you will spend time to visit the fascinating Cham Museum, enjoy famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains. With more than 1000 years of history, Hoi An was the principle port of the Cham Kingdom from 7th to 10th centuries, and was a major international port for Western and Asia traders from the 16th to 18th centuries. High grade silk and ceramic which were two main products trading in this area are still produced now. Today, Hoi An is famous with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Here you will enjoy a walking tour through the Hoi An Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties before spend an overnight stay in Hoi An.

    6. Day6 Hoi An Cooking Class

      Activities:Join in a cooking class, visit local market, and board the Red Bridge boat for a 25 minutes leisurely cruise along the Hoi An River.
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
      Today we will enjoy a Hoi An cooking class on a Cooking School near Hoi An River. Firstly, you will stop at Hoi An’s colorful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. Interact with local sellers for ingredients purchasing which will be used in the cooking lesson later. Then spend about 25 minutes to board the Red Bridge boat along the Hoi An River to the Cooking School. In this leisurely cruise you can have chance to view local river life, so make sure hand on your camera. Upon arrival, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes you will have time to explore the herb and vegetable garden of the school. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to run the cooking class – an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine. The the school’s chefs will show you their demonstrations, brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving, and taught you how to prepare some dishes. At last, spend your free time to explore the ancient town of Hoi An or shopping at tailor shops before an overnight stay in Hoi An

    7. Day7 Hoi An - Hanoi

      Activities:Transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Hanoi, one hour cyclo trip visiting Hanoi Old Quarter
      This morning you will leave Hoi An and then transfer to Danang Airport to take a flight to Hanoi. After check in the hotel in Hanoi and freshen up, you will spend one hour to enjoy cycle trip around Hanoi Old Quarter. Here, you can explore hundreds of specialty shops which sell many things like the name of the street there, such as Hang Gai Street, Hang Thiec Street, Hang Trong Street, etc.

    8. Day8 Hanoi Cooking and Sightseeing Tours

      Activities:Join in a Hanoi Cooking Class, sightseeing Hanoi by cyclo, enjoy a performance of a traditional water puppet show.
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
      Spend this morning for a cooking class. Firstly, the Chef of a famous local Restaurant will guide you start with a walk to the local market. Here, you will get a chance to talk with locals and learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. Next, you will roll up your sleeves in the kitchen to prepare a proper Vietnamese meal under the chef’s instruction. Then enjoy your lunch with all the different dishes prepared during the class. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore more about Hanoi with an English speaking guide. On this trip you will take a cycle tour sightseeing around the city, discover the Old Quarter made up of the so called ”36 streets”, most of which are named after the crafts or merchandise traditionally sold there. Stop at a Hanoi’s fine restaurant to enjoy dinner. Then take a chance to visit Thang Long water Puppet Theater near Hoan Kiem Lake for watching a traditional Water Puppet performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture at least 1,000 years ago

    9. Day9 Hanoi Departure

      Activities:Enjoy Hanoi at your leisure
      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 Noi Bai Airport for onward flight

    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

    It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

    We pick hotels for you based on:

    Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

    Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

    Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

    Hotel Standards

    3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

    4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

    5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.

    Important note:

    – Price is in United State Dollar (USD)

    – Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.

    – Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.

    Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.

    Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.

    Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.

    Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.

    The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

    Step 1: Check Rates

    Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.

    Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.

    Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

    Step 2: Book Extra Services

    This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

    Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.

    Step 3: Submit Booking

    Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

    After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

    Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

    Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

    1. Check availability :

    After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

    Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.

    2. Deposit:

    After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

    If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

    If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

    Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

    Step 5: Final Payment

    The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

    The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

    Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

    At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.

    The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit

    Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


    It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


    Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.


    Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

    If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs

    You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

    All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

    Private Tour Guide

    You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

    All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

    If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

    Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

    With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

    Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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