Authentic Vietnam Cooking Tour Experience 12 Days / 11 Nights

Authentic Vietnam Cooking Tour Experience 12 Days / 11 Nights
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Indulge in the flavors of Vietnam with the enchanting 12-day Vietnam Cooking Tour! Embark on a culinary adventure filled with mouthwatering dishes, authentic street food, and expertly crafted recipes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture as you learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes through four exciting cooking classes. Let your taste buds dance with delight while your heart savors the homestay experience, embracing enriching moments with warm hosts and discovering the art of Vietnamese cuisine. Get ready to elevate your cooking skills to new heights in the heart of Vietnam - a journey that promises not only exceptional food but also unforgettable memories of joy and cultural immersion.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Embark on a culinary adventure with the Ho Chi Minh Cooking Course and City Tour!
  2. Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hoi An - A whimsical and vibrant expedition awaits.
  3. Discover the Vibrant Hues of Hue: A Journey Through City Wonders and Culinary Delights!
  4. Experience the vibrant harmony of Hanoi through an unforgettable city tour intertwined with a delightful cooking session.
  5. Discover the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay and the serene allure of Mai Chau.
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Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Arrive at the vibrant Tan Son Nhat Airport and let the magic of Ho Chi Minh embrace you as we whisk you away to the heart of the city. Once settled in your hotel, our 12-day Vietnam tour package kicks off with a leisurely stroll through the bustling city center. Savor the essence of Vietnamese cuisine at Ngon Restaurant, your first delectable stop on this flavor-packed journey in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh Cooking Course & City Tour
Ho Chi Minh Cooking Course & City Tour

Start your morning by delving the vibrant world of Vietnamese cuisine at the Vietnam Cookery Center. Before the cooking class, immerse yourself in the bustling Ben Thanh Market to discover local ingredients and get ready to unleash your inner chef.

Under expert guidance, hone your cooking skills and delve the artistry of Vietnamese flavors. crafting traditional soups to braising fish or pork, savor every moment of creating delectable dishes.

Once the class concludes, relish the joy of tasting your own creations alongside delectable treats prepared by the chefs. Let this experience tantalize your taste buds and enrich your culinary journey with unforgettable memories!

AFTERNOON: Embark on a captivating city tour of China Town, starting with a visit to the revered Thien Hau Pagoda, a place where wishes for health and wealth soar to the heavens. Trace the footsteps of "The Lover" and savor a moment in one of the local cafeterias immortalized on film. Explore colorful shops brimming with paper treasures before delving the vibrant tapestry of Binh Tay Market, steeped in history and bustling with energy. Be enchanted by ancient Chinese architecture juxtaposed against the market's lively spirit. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at Restaurant, embracing the essence of this remarkable journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An

Embrace a leisurely morning as you await your flight to Da Nang City, a culinary haven in Vietnam. Upon reaching Da Nang Airport, immerse yourself in the rich history of the Cham culture at the Cham Museum. Indulge in a delightful lunch at Apsara Restaurant before embarking on a journey to Hoi An, a vibrant trading hub of the 16th century Southeast Asia, where ancient houses and shops await to captivate your senses.

Experience the charm of Hoi An Old Town in a delightful afternoon stroll. Explore the authentic local handicrafts at Thang Loi Handicraft workshop - witness intricate wood carvings, vibrant lanterns, exquisite silk creations, and more. Immerse yourself in the essence of the town as you meander through its ancient streets, discovering hidden gems like the historic Tan Ky Old House and the vibrant local market. Uncover the cultural richness at Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall while paying homage to Thien Hau, the revered protector of seafarers.

As night falls, indulge in a culinary extravaganza with Hoi An Chicken Rice, a renowned dish that captivates food enthusiasts worldwide. Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese sandwiches at Banh My Phuong, endorsed by none other than celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Let this evening be a feast for your senses, savoring flavors that tell tales of tradition and innovation in every bite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An Cooking Class
Hoi An Cooking Class

Morning: Embark on a delightful journey to the local fish market, where fresh catches await to dance in your culinary creations. Our friendly chefs will unravel the secrets of noodle varieties, guide you in choosing the finest seafood and herbs, and unveil how spices transform Vietnamese dishes not just flavors but also remedies. Marvel at the stories behind local rice, grains, and fruits – the unsung heroes of our vibrant cuisine.

Immerse yourself in a culinary adventure at The Market Restaurant! Transported back the local market, a vibrant array of street food carts awaits, offering live cooking spectacles and tempting delights like Vietnamese sandwiches. Indulge in rice crepes, rice paper, and dumplings paired with zesty Hoi An chili sauce. Don't miss the chance to savor the renowned Cao Lau noodle dish, steeped in authenticity. The exploration continues with an assortment of Vietnamese tea, handmade cupcakes, and delectable treats. Step our kitchen for a 2.5-hour cooking class where our chef showcases the art of Hoi An cuisine. Roll up your sleeves for hands-on culinary creations before relishing your self-prepared dishes with pure delight. Take home not just memories but also a recipe keepsake and a Vietnamese cooking memento.

The tantalizing recipe features a delicious medley:

  • Shrimp mousse broth enveloped in cabbage leaves
  • Lime-scented BBQ chicken
  • Prawn-laden mango salad
  • Crispy pancakes bursting with prawns, pork, and bean sprouts

Afternoon: Embark on a journey to Tra Que Herb Village, a haven of organic herbs tended by friendly farmers eager to share their wisdom. Sip on nature's bounty as you savor a cup of organic goodness and rejuvenate your senses. Next, hop on an unforgettable cyclo ride through the charming Cam Nam Village, where the Thu Bon River unfolds its scenic beauty before your lens. Capture the essence of local life against the backdrop of serene waters and picturesque landscapes as you cruise along scenic riverbanks and quaint villages. Immerse yourself in the hospitality of residents, witness their daily routines, snap memorable photos, and soak in the lush surroundings cocooned by coconut trees at a tranquil canal. Sail away on a boat trip along the enchanting Thu Bon River, embracing captivating sceneries and experiencing authentic fishing activities amidst the golden hues of sunset.

As night falls, indulge in dinner delights at Ba Le Well - a culinary haven offering an array of specialties including spring rolls, grilled pork, shrimp paste, pancakes, and more.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An – Hue
Hoi An – Hue

Embark on a day filled with wonder and discovery in Hue, Vietnam. Start your morning with a scenic drive Hoi An to the romantic city of Hue. Indulge in royal cuisine at Restaurant, nestled in the heart of this idyllic destination.

As the afternoon unfolds, hop on a cyclo for an exhilarating journey to Trang Tien Bridge and Dong Ba Market. Feel the nostalgia as you meander through ancient streets towards the majestic Hue Citadel. Explore hidden gems within its walls, like the Thai Hoa Palace and Forbidden Purple City, unraveling tales of the Nguyen Dynasty along the way.

Come evening, savor traditional Hue cakes – Banh Beo, Banh Loc, and Banh Nam – at a local eatery. These steamed rice delicacies are sure to tantalize your taste buds on this delightful gastronomic adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue City Tour & Cooking Course
Hue City Tour & Cooking Course

Todat, Embrace the day at Dong Ba Market in Hue for a vibrant morning of authentic experiences. bustling wholesale trade to heartfelt homage at Thien Mu Pagoda, immerse yourself in the local charm and mystic tales. Stroll through Kim Long Village to witness centuries-old traditions before marveling at the architectural wonder of Tu Duc Tomb.

In the afternoon, savor a vegetarian lunch at Dong Thien Pagoda, supporting local education initiatives. Engage in a royal cooking class at Tha Om Restaurant, mastering lantern-shaped meat rolls and more. Let creativity and flavor mingle as you craft and relish your culinary creations amidst the restaurant's welcoming ambiance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue – Hanoi
Hue – Hanoi

Embark on an exhilarating day in Hanoi! Begin your adventure with a car ride to Phu Bai Airport for your flight to the vibrant capital of Vietnam. Explore the captivating Ethnology Museum, savor delectable dishes at Season of Hanoi Restaurant, and marvel at the revered Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature. Rest and rejuvenate at your hotel before an afternoon filled with cultural delights.

Witness the enchanting Water Puppet Show, indulge in the renowned fish sausage at Cha Ca La Vong, and relish the flavors of grilled fish with rice noodles that will leave you craving more. Dive a world where artistry meets culinary excellence, creating unforgettable memories at every turn.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi City Tour & Cooking Session
Hanoi City Tour & Cooking Session

Morning: Immerse yourself in the vibrant morning vibe of the local food market, bustling with activity and fresh flavors. Wander through Hanoi Old Quarter's antique streets where locals savor breakfast on pavements, surrounded by quaint houses and peaceful alleys. Indulge in a must-try "Pho Bo" experience at renowned spots like Pho Bat Dab or Pho Bo Hang Dong; patience is key as these delectable bowls draw eager crowds. Energized after a delightful breakfast, explore more of the Old Quarter and sample local delights like "Banh Cuon," aromatic coffee, and flavorful "Bun Cha."

Afternoon: Embark on a culinary adventure at Anh Tuyet Restaurant for a hands-on cooking session featuring three traditional Hanoi dishes: crispy "Nem" meat rolls, refreshing "Nom" mixed salad, and succulent "Ca Hap" steamed fish. Before diving cooking, enjoy a lively market tour to discover Vietnamese ingredients and learn how to choose the freshest produce. Delve Hanoi gastronomy with insights on herbs, spices, and Vietnamese culinary techniques. Conclude your day with a scrumptious supper at the restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Mai Chau
Hanoi – Mai Chau

Morning: Hanoi to Mai Chau. Witness breathtaking mountain views, vibrant rice fields, and charming ethnic houses along the scenic drive west of the capital. Capture these unforgettable moments with your camera as you delve the serene beauty of Pom Coong Village over a delightful family lunch with welcoming local residents.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the captivating valley surroundings, exploring ethnic villages and admiring terraced rice fields that exude lush greenery. Discover local flavors at Mai Chau Market and gather fresh ingredients for a culinary adventure during your Thai long house homestay. End your day on a high note with an engaging ethnic music show, performed by the talented Thai people under the starlit sky.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Stay overnight at the Thai’s long house.

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Mai Chau – Hanoi
Mai Chau – Hanoi

Embark on a journey Xa Linh to the pristine village of the Muong ethnic group. Trek through lush jungle for 2 hours before emerging in the picturesque setting of Hoa Binh Reservoir. Interact with villagers, revel in the untouched beauty, and savor the primitive charm.

Afterward, return to Mai Chau for lunch at traditional stilted houses with Thai hosts. Bid farewell to your gracious hosts and make your way back to Hanoi. End your day with a delightful supper at Season of Hanoi Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Halong Bay
Hanoi – Halong Bay

Experience a day like no other in Halong Bay!

Morning: Embark on the luxurious Indochina Sails after a picturesque drive through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and a briefing on boat safety and your exciting itinerary. Settle your cabins and unwind at your leisure.

Afternoon: Delight in a delectable lunch featuring Vietnamese & Western cuisines while cruising towards the enchanting Bai Tu Long Bay. Pass by serene corners and visit the charming Cua Van Floating Village, an UNESCO Bay gem with 150 floating houses bustling with friendly residents. Explore the area via kayaking or bamboo boats before joining a Vietnamese cooking class onboard. Conclude with a joyous feast.

Evening: Dive happiness with our Happy Hour offering buy one, get one free drinks 18:00 to 19:00. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet dinner at 19:30 showcasing seafood, salads, meats, fruits, and desserts. Keep the merriment alive with night activities across various ship areas complemented by another round of Happy Hour 21:00 to 22:00. Unwind further with board games, cards, massages, and even some adventurous night squid fishing under the starlit sky!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight on the Cruise.

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Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure
Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure

Embark on a magical day starting with the warmth of morning coffee, tea, and pastries at 6:45. Dive Tai Chi at 7:00 for a healthful boost before setting off to enchanting Ti Top Island. Climb to its summit for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Bay, followed by exhilarating water fun and beach adventures. Return to the cruise for a buffet breakfast featuring delightful "Pho" before unwinding on deck amidst nature's splendor. Disembarkation awaits around 11:00.

In the afternoon & evening, journey back to Hanoi via Tho Ha Village known for its historic terracotta craftsmanship. Explore the rice paper-making process in Mr. Viet's traditional house while engaging in conversation with a former NVA member turned host. Visit the ancient pagoda rich in history and tranquility, then stroll through alleys lined with terracotta houses leading to a mesmerizing lake view. Bid farewell to this idyllic village and head back to Hanoi.

Conclude your adventure by traveling to Noi Bai Airport for your onward flight, marking the end of the vibrant 12-day Vietnam Cooking Tour. Let this journey be a testament to inspiration, creativity, and joy woven every moment along your path.

Meals: Breakfast / Brunch.

Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Accommodations with daily breakfast

The transfer with private and air-conditioned cars.

The air tickets for HCMC – Da Nang and Hue – Hanoi.

The cooking sessions in the destinations of HCMC, Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi.

Meals as mentioned (full board).

The English-speaking guide.

Entrance fees to promoted attractions.

Ticket for Water Puppet Show.

Cyclo and boat trips.

The cruise and overnight stay on Cruise in Halong Bay

Water and cool towels

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

Travel insurance

Flights and out Vietnam

Vietnam Visa fee

Tipping and other personal expenses

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