Vietnam Culinary Adventure – A Journey of Flavors and Fun 13 Days / 12 Nights

Vietnam Culinary Adventure – A Journey of Flavors and Fun 13 Days / 12 Nights
Vietnam Culinary Adventure – A Journey of Flavors and Fun 13 Days / 12 Nights Vietnam Culinary Adventure – A Journey of Flavors and Fun 13 Days / 12 Nights See all 17 photos
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Get ready to savor the excitement! Join us on a whimsical Vietnam Culinary Adventure where tantalizing tastes and vibrant streets await. Unleash your taste buds on a flavor-filled odyssey that's as fun as it is mouthwateringly memorable. Embark on your gastro-tour today!

 

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  1. Embark on a culinary adventure by joining cooking classes in Hanoi, Hoian & HCMC to discover the unique flavors of each region!
  2. Set sail on Halong Bay.
  3. Discover the magic of Saigon after dark while savoring delectable street food the back of a Vespa scooter.
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Hanoi Arrival
Hanoi Arrival

Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Hanoi! Upon your arrival, our friendly guide will welcome you and whisk you away to a cozy hotel in the heart of the bustling city. Take a moment to settle in and relax.

Tonight, dive the enchanting world of Hanoi with us. Our dedicated guide will lead you on an adventure through the lively streets of the Old Quarter, where the nightlife sparks to life. Begin your evening at Bia Hoi junction, a lively spot where locals and travelers gather on plastic stools, clinking glasses of Bia Hoi (draft local beer) amidst cheers and laughter. Embrace the local customs and savor every moment with all your senses.

Stroll along the Old Quarter's charming narrow pathways adorned with tantalizing noodles, breads, and snacks. Experience the sidewalk transformation a culinary stage where vendors offer sizzling Vietnamese barbecue delights that vanish under daylight's gaze. Treat yourself to delectable desserts Hanoi's famous ice-cream parlor near Hoan Kiem Lake before retiring for a peaceful night's sleep.

Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi Sightseeing Tour
Hanoi Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a splendid journey through Hanoi, the enchanting "City within the Rivers." Dive a day filled with cultural wonders and historical treasures. Begin at Ba Dinh Square, where the spirit of President Ho Chi Minh lingers. Discover Vietnam's vibrant past amidst lush gardens and sacred monuments.

Venture to the Temple of Literature, cradle of wisdom and knowledge in Vietnam. Indulge in a traditional feast at Cha Ca La Vong, savoring Hanoi's iconic flavors that have delighted palates for over a century.

As the day unfolds, relish an egg coffee delight at Café Giang, a hidden gem in the city's bustling streets. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing water puppet performance in Hoan Kiem, an ancient art form that will captivate your soul.

Let these experiences weave a tapestry of memories as you journey back to your haven, reflecting on the magic of Hanoi's essence that lingers long after dusk descends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Wake up today local way!
Hanoi – Wake up today local way!

Experience the enchanting dawn of Hanoi before 07.00 am! Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing aura around Hoan Kiem Lake as locals gracefully perform Tai-chi and exercise. Delight your taste buds with a bowl of savory beef noodle soup at Ly Quoc Su Street - where Pho Bo, the beloved national dish, awaits to captivate both locals and tourists alike.

Journey to the majestic Roman Catholic Saint Joseph Cathedral - an architectural gem intricately crafted in neo-gothic style by the French in the late 1880s. Marvel at its stunning stained-glass windows and high-vaulted interior before unwinding at a nearby sidewalk cafe offering refreshing iced lemon tea. Sit back, sip like a local, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of life unfolding before your eyes!

Conclude your sunrise adventure with an electric ride back to your haven. Recharge and savor a delightful breakfast spread. Then, let culinary magic unfold as you partake in a cooking class. Traverse bustling local markets with a passionate Hanoi native who cherishes preserving the essence of Hanoi cuisine with every flavorful secret shared.

Embark on a whimsical “cyclo” ride through Old Quarter's vibrant streets - perfect for leisurely sightseeing and capturing timeless moments. Absorb the charm of age-old traditions thriving amidst lively exchanges along the way. Return to your sanctuary at the hotel as you bask in the leisurely pace of life for the remainder of your day's journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Halong Bay – The World Heritage Site
Hanoi – Halong Bay – The World Heritage Site

Today, Embark on an enchanting voyage through Vietnam's breathtaking landscapes! Cruise through the picturesque Halong Bay, a marvel of limestone cliffs, hidden caves, and inviting beaches. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of secluded coves and explore Sung Sot cave's mystical wonders beneath towering cliffs. Indulge in a sumptuous onboard lunch as you soak in the bay's mesmerizing beauty. Your day unfolds leisurely, offering moments to relish the scenery, unwind on deck, or bask in the warm sunshine. Get ready for an unforgettable odyssey filled with awe-inspiring sights and blissful relaxation!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

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Halong Bay – Hue
Halong Bay – Hue

Experience the magic of sailing junks gracefully gliding through 2,000 limestone islands rising emerald waters. Witness fishermen at dawn and savor a hearty breakfast to kickstart your day. Cruise past iconic landmarks like Man Head and Tortoise rocks, each telling a unique story through its shape. Sail through Bai Tu Long, prepare to disembark midday, and journey back to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, be welcomed warmly by your guide and driver who will escort you to your hotel. Embrace the freedom to explore on your own as your adventure unfolds.

Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue
Hue

Embark on a day of tranquility and discovery as you set sail on a traditional boat along the serene Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda, the emblem of Hue city. Wander through the Imperial Citadel's historic grounds, where the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty unfolded amidst grandeur and history.

A special highlight awaits at Dong Thuyen Pagoda atop a verdant hill, offering breathtaking views and an oasis of calm. Engage in soul-nourishing conversations with nuns over a mindful vegetarian meal prepared on a wood burning stove. Immerse yourself in their world, delving Buddhist practices and life within the peaceful pagoda.

In the afternoon, marvel at Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb fusing traditional Chinese architecture with modern Western influences. Explore Thuy Xuan incense village's timeless beauty, preserving ancient traditions in the heart of the Old Capital.

As dusk falls, indulge in regal culinary delights at a distinguished restaurant, rounding off your day immersed in history, culture, and flavorful experiences.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue – Hoi An
Hue – Hoi An

Embark on a delightful journey a sumptuous hotel breakfast to the quaint riverside town of Hoi An, via the majestic Hai Van Pass. Marvel at the transition in climate as you meander through Danang, pausing at the Cham Museum to delve Vietnam's rich history. Upon reaching Hoi An, settle your hotel for a tranquil respite the midday sun.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of this ancient town with its captivating architecture. Explore iconic sites like the Old Japanese covered bridge and Chinese assembly hall, and interact with locals eager to share their life stories. Engage with food vendors along your path and savor a delectable Banh Mi Phuong sandwich at the renowned Banh Mi Phuong. Wrap up your day with a serene boat ride along the Thu Bon River, basking in the mesmerizing hues of a sunset painting the sky.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An Cooking Class
Hoi An Cooking Class

Indulge in a morning delight as you venture to the Old City for a relaxing cup of tea or coffee at a charming café. Then, immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of the local market alongside our chef before embarking on a scenic boat ride to the Red Bridge for a cooking class featuring authentic dishes. Delight in savoring your creations during a delightful lunch affair.

Post-indulgence, retreat to town for some leisurely exploration time among vibrant art galleries, enchanting souvenirs, and bespoke tailor shops. Perhaps engage in the allure of express made-to-order clothing - an experience tailored just for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh
Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh

Embark on a journey as we whisk you away breakfast to the bustling city of Saigon. Feel the pulse of Vietnam in its largest and most vibrant city. Our adventure begins at Tan Son Nhat airport, where our warm representative will guide you to your cozy haven in the heart of the city.

After checking in and a short break, let's dive an afternoon filled with cultural treasures. Explore the magnificence of Unification Palace, marvel at Notre Dame Cathedral, soak in the history at the colonial Post Office, and admire the grandeur of the Opera House and Ben Thanh Market - all waiting to enchant you.

Cap off this magical day with a special dinner at Cuc Gach stylish restaurant. Let flavors dance on your palate as stories of Saigon unfold around you, creating memories that will linger long after the last bite.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh – Cooking Class & Cu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh – Cooking Class & Cu Chi Tunnels

8:00 A.M after your morning meal to the charming agricultural villages on the outskirts of Saigon. Witness the bustling homes of cows, buffalos, fishes, prawns, chickens, and ducks. Wander through rice fields, herb gardens, spice plantations, vegetable patches, and mushroom farms to uncover their secrets of growth.

Next, immerse yourself in a delightful cooking class where you get to savor the fruits of your labor. Then, venture further to explore the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels – a subterranean maze utilized by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War for protection against American airstrikes. Brave souls can even crawl through sections of these tunnels to gain insight the soldiers' wartime experiences.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho

Today journey out of Ho Chi Minh to the Mekong River Delta. Indulge in a delightful breakfast before setting off to the charming riverside town of Cai Be. En route, discover a candy factory and orchard garden, immersing yourself in traditional music. Savor a leisurely lunch at a picturesque riverside eatery before cruising by motorized boat to an island nestled in the heart of the Mekong. Explore a quaint local village on two wheels and then make your way to the pier for a transfer to Can Tho, the vibrant hub of the Mekong Delta region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

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Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh
Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh

Embark on an early adventure to the renowned Cai Rang floating market by motor boat. Cruise further to explore the enchanting orchards of the Mekong Delta and savor exotic fruits. Delight in a special broth crafted by Di Hai, a celebrated local chef whose tiny boat was graced by culinary luminaries Luke Nguyen & Gordon Ramsay during their 2012 Asian odyssey. Journey deeper rural life, passing quaint wooden and palm-leaf houses while immersing in the locals' daily hustle. Return to Can Tho for a flavorful lunch before cruising back to Ho Chi Minh, arriving just as the sun begins its descent.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh Departure
Ho Chi Minh Departure

Make the most of today! Enjoy some last-minute shopping or sightseeing at your own pace before heading to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Accommodations with daily breakfast

Private transfers

Service of English Speaking Guides as mentioned in the itinerary

2 domestic flights (Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Saigon) - Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

Bottled drinking water during the tour

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

Travel insurance

Flights into and out Vietnam

Vietnam Visa fee

Tipping and other personal expenses

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