Vietnam Food & Culinary Tasting Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights

Vietnam Food & Culinary Tasting Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights
Vietnam Food & Culinary Tasting Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights Vietnam Food & Culinary Tasting Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights See all 5 photos
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Indulging in delicious Vietnamese cuisine is a journey within itself, and a Vietnam food tour is the perfect way to experience the country's diverse and flavorful dishes. Starting in bustling Ho Chi Minh, you'll have the chance to sample mouthwatering street foods such as banh mi and pho. Traveling deeper the country, you'll explore the Mekong Delta and taste exotic fruits, coconut candies, and fresh fish the region's floating markets. In the charming town of Hoi An, sample the famous cao lau noodles, made with water an ancient Cham well. Finally, the trip concludes with a breathtaking visit to the stunningly scenic Ha Long Bay, where you can enjoy savory seafood dishes while beholding mesmerizing views. This 10-day culinary journey is sure to leave your taste buds satisfied and your heart longing for more.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover the vibrant culture, delicious food, and hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh City 
  2. Cruising on Mekong Delta - Experience the Essence of Vietnam
  3. Explore the Enchantment of Hoan Kiem Lake
  4. Discover the vibrant and delicious cuisine of Hoian on a culinary cruise with us. Embark on a food-filled adventure through this charming ancient town and indulge your taste buds in traditional Vietnamese flavors
  5. Experience the Flavors of Hanoi: A Taste of Street Food in Vietnam
  6. Uncover the Enchanting Beauty of Halong Bay
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Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Once you arrive in Vietnam, your adventure begins. A dedicated driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and whisk you away to your hotel in private transportation. Take a moment to check-in, unwind any jet lag, and then explore the vibrant streets of the city. Everywhere you look, you'll find historical charm, stunning architecture, and an enticing array of products on display.

After a fulfilling day of exploration, return to your hotel for a rejuvenating night's sleep. Rest up, as tomorrow promises even more exciting experiences.

Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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The Southern Food Taste
The Southern Food Taste

Embark on an exciting journey through the vibrant streets of Saigon! Our tour begins at 9:00 AM on Nguyen Thien Thuat backstreet, a lively thoroughfare lined with historic constructions dating back to the 1960s. Discover the hidden gems of this bustling city as you meander past Vietnamese guitar makers' stores, intriguing eateries, and mass residential apartment buildings. Don't forget to capture the essence of Saigon with your camera, as street photography is highly recommended. Our walk continues until we reach Ban Co market, where you'll have the opportunity to indulge in delicious Vietnamese "chè" desserts made of beans, sticky rice, and coconut milk.

At 10:00 AM, we journey to District 10 and 5, immersing ourselves in the local culture by exploring typical residential apartment buildings. Witness the unique lifestyles of Saigon as shops, street food stands, and rickshaws pass by.

By 11:30 AM, we find ourselves strolling along Hai Thuong Lan Ong & Trieu Quang Phuc streets, the traditional medicine streets in China Town. Get a whiff of the aromatic herbs that fill the air as you observe the shop owners conducting their business. Our next stop is Thien Hau Temple, an important place of worship for Chinese who venerate the Heavenly Queen.

At 12:00 noon, we gather at a local restaurant for a delightful lunch before returning to the hotel around 1:00 PM.

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

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Cruising on Mekong Delta
Cruising on Mekong Delta

Start your day at 7:20 am by getting picked up the hotel. Fuel up with a delicious breakfast before embarking on an exciting trip to the Mekong Delta. Our first stop is the charming town of My Tho, nestled alongside the majestic Mekong River.

Hop on a sampan and cruise along the river, passing by the enchanting Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Your adventure continues as we make a stop at the picturesque Unicorn Island. Take a leisurely walk along the country lanes, surrounded by lush orchards and serenaded by beautiful folk songs performed by the locals. Don't miss the opportunity to visit a fruit plantation and indulge in the tropical fruits.

Next, we'll navigate through the tranquil Thoi Son canal on a hand-rowed sampan, immersing ourselves in the scenic countryside. Explore a family-run business and discover the fascinating world of a honey-bee farm. Savor the flavors of a refreshing honey tea and relish the sweet delights of a coconut candy workshop.

Recharge with a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, and take a break to relax and unwind.

In the afternoon, delve the local daily life of the Mekong delta by cycling around the charming Tan Thach village. Interact with friendly villagers and get a glimpse their way of life. For those who prefer a leisurely experience, kick back and relax in a comfortable hammock, enjoying the gentle breeze. Finally, we'll make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy some free leisure time before a private cab arrives to transfer you to the airport. Get ready for the next exciting flight to Hoi An. Don't forget to indulge in the included breakfast meal!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Immerse Yourself in Hoi An Cruisine
Immerse Yourself in Hoi An Cruisine

Join our unforgettable Hoi An food tour as we embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Starting at sunset, we will guide you through the vibrant streets of Hoi An, exploring hidden cafes, bustling food stalls, lively markets, and local restaurants that make this city a food lover's paradise.

Our first stop introduces you to a beloved local bakery, renowned for their mouthwatering banh mi sandwiches. With over 20 years of experience, they use the freshest local ingredients to craft these delectable treats that will awaken your taste buds in anticipation of the gastronomic feast that awaits!

Continuing on, we'll immerse ourselves in the local culture by joining the locals at a small eatery. Picture yourself sitting on the iconic small plastic chairs, indulging in succulent BBQ pork rolled with rice paper and fresh herbs. Served alongside a traditional soy dipping sauce, this dish is a true highlight of Hoi An's culinary scene and an absolute must-try.

The heart of our food tour takes us to the bustling central market, where a vibrant tapestry of stalls awaits. Here, you'll find a dazzling array of local produce, including fragrant noodles, delectable sweet jelly, seasonal fruits, and the freshest live seafood. Our knowledgeable local guide will walk you through this colorful labyrinth of flavors, enlightening you on the most celebrated dishes of Hoi An and the deep-rooted significance of these culinary traditions in central Vietnam's rich culture.

Prepare to embark on a sensory journey as you discover the best of Hoi An's cuisine. This is a truly immersive experience that will leave a lasting impression. 

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

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Hoi An - Hanoi
Hoi An - Hanoi

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, catch your flight to Hanoi. Once you arrive, check-in at your hotel and take some time to relax and recharge. Enjoy the freedom to do as you please and make the most of your leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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A Taste of Street Food in Hanoi
A Taste of Street Food in Hanoi

At 17:45, we'll pick you up at your hotel. Then, at 18:00, get ready to embark on an exciting culinary journey as we introduce the itinerary of the tour. We'll take you on a delightful drive through the 36 old streets in Hanoi's charming old quarter, where you'll have the chance to savor a variety of mouthwatering street foods.

At 19:30, we'll make our way across the Ho Chi Minh Complex for some sightseeing. As we make our way along the side of the enchanting west lake, you'll be able to indulge in more street food and refreshing drinks.

Next comes a scenic ride past the iconic Long Bien Bridge, where we'll make a stop for pictures and take in the breathtaking views. We'll continue our journey by riding around the vibrant old quarter of Hanoi, making stops at fascinating landmarks such as the Opera House, the Metropole Legend Hotel, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the Big Church.

By 21:20, we'll head to a local coffee spot, where you can experience the authentic local lifestyle while enjoying a delicious drink.

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

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Hanoi - Halong Bay
Hanoi - Halong Bay

Start your day by checking out of the hotel and getting picked up by the cruise. Take a scenic route that leads you through the Red River Delta, where you'll be captivated by the lush green rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see. As you arrive at Halong Bay, embark on a cruise that allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking limestone rocks and mesmerizing karst grottoes.

After indulging in the exploration of the bay, treat yourself to a delectable seafood lunch. Following that, visit the renowned limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, where you'll have the opportunity to kayak or swim, getting even closer to the enchanting floating villages and shops. As the evening approaches, return to the boat for an early dinner, and then unwind at your leisure. You can choose to participate in the boat's activities or simply relax for the rest of the day.

End the day with an overnight stay on the cruise, surrounded by the tranquility of the bay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

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Halong Bay - Hanoi
Halong Bay - Hanoi

Start your day with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson or simply indulge in a delicious breakfast. As the boat sails back to the port, don't miss the breathtaking Limestone Cave, adorned with stunning stalagmites and stalactites. Our journey concludes at the main harbor, with a return to Hanoi at approximately 17:00. Enjoy your leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

 

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Hanoi Departure
Hanoi Departure

Start your final day of the trip by indulging in a delightful, healthy breakfast. Once you've completed the check-out formalities at the hotel, take some time to explore the local markets and find the perfect souvenirs for your loved ones. As the day progresses, it will be time for departure. Bid farewell and board your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Trip Ends.

Our prices include

All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver

Tissues and water on coach

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Domestic flight Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An

Domestic flight Hoi An to Ha Noi

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

International flight tickets and airport tax

Vietnamese Visa handling and stamp fee

Dinners, except as specified above

Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Camera fees (if any)

Insurance

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