Vietnam Gourmet Tour 9 days
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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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
Drink at Hai Scout Cafe
Local English speaking guide/chef
Boat trip (weather permitting)
Cooking demonstration & lunch
Other meals, beverage than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Tips, Travel insurance
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
Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Class
Activities:Join in a cooking class, visit Cu Chi Tunnels
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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