Vietnam Real Food Adventure 10 Days / 9 Nights

Vietnam Real Food Adventure 10 Days / 9 Nights
Vietnam Real Food Adventure 10 Days / 9 Nights Vietnam Real Food Adventure 10 Days / 9 Nights See all 6 photos
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Experience the real taste of Vietnam with our exciting ten-day street food tour that gives you a chance to relish the cuisine of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoian, and Ho Chi Minh. Our trip is not just about food but also about immersing yourself in the local culture and discovering hidden gems that you wouldn't find on your own. Stroll through the alleys and markets of Hanoi to try tasty bánh mì sandwiches and pho soup. Savor fresh seafood and sip on local beer while cruising through the stunning limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. Discover the royal cuisine of Hue, known for its spicy and flavorful dishes. And, explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh, sampling delicious street food dishes while learning about Vietnam's fascinating history and culture. Our 10-day Vietnam Real Food Adventure is the perfect opportunity to dive deep the country's culinary culture and indulge in the mouth-watering flavors of Vietnam.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Uncover the Enchanting City of Hanoi
  2. Taste the Vibrant Flavors of Hanoi Street Food
  3. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and delectable cuisine of Vietnam with unforgettable Hanoi cooking class experience
  4. Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning beauty and adventurous activities of Lan Ha Bay
  5. Experience the authentic side of Hue on a thrilling Vespa tour, where you'll taste the best street food and explore hidden gems with local guides. 
  6. Experience Hoian like a Local: The Ultimate Vespa Tour
  7. Experience the hustle and bustle, rich culture, and mouth-watering cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City 
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Hanoi arrives - Hanoi Street Food Experience
Hanoi arrives - Hanoi Street Food Experience

Upon your arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a friendly driver Sao La Tours. Sit back and relax as you are transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city by a private car. The journey will take approximately 40 minutes, allowing you to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Hanoi along the way.

After settling your hotel, get ready for an evening filled with culinary delights. Join us on the "Real Hanoi Street Food Experience" and embark on an amazing adventure to discover the best street eats, local markets, hidden food carts, and charming street cafes. Our knowledgeable guide will take you to some secret spots that are worth exploring.

End the day at Hanoi Aira Boutique Hotel, where you will enjoy comfortable accommodation for the night.

Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Morning Cooking Class Experience
Hanoi - Morning Cooking Class Experience

Get ready to unwind in a luxurious local villa with a spacious 500m2 area and a beautiful garden. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in tranquility. Our green garden provides a refreshing oasis where you can indulge in the serenity while connecting with others through the cultural stories and tales shared by our Rose Kitchen chefs. And after this enlightening experience, a delectable meal awaits!

Join us for an exceptional program that promises an authentic blend of culture and culinary delights. Whether you're a seasoned home cook looking to master Vietnamese healthy cuisine, a spouse accompanying your partner on a business trip, or an adventurous traveler seeking more than just sightseeing, this is the perfect adventure for you.

Morning Class: 09:00 - 13:30

Experience the following activities:

Hotel pick-up service
A fascinating trip to the local market to source fresh ingredients
Immerse yourself in the local culture
Transfer to a local home
Learn to prepare authentic Vietnamese dishes under the expert guidance of our professional cook
Revel in the flavors of your own culinary creations and sample a variety of delicious dishes
Indulge in unique and special local wines
Cooking class concludes, and we drop you off at your hotel

Choose a selection of 03 courses and more:

Course 1:
BBQ pork with noodles and fish sauce (Bun Cha)
Fried spring rolls (Nem)
Banana flower salad with chicken, or green papaya salad with dried beef
Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Course 2:
Chicken/Beef soup (Pho)
Green mango salad with seafood
Grilled fish
Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Course 3 (Vegetarian Option):
Spring rolls (fresh or fried)
Banana flower salad or green papaya salad with peanuts
Tofu in tomato sauce
Eggplant with ginger sauce
“Che” (Vietnamese traditional dessert) or Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Special food requests are available to cater to your preferences.

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

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Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight boat trip
Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight boat trip

Embark on an enchanting adventure starting with a delightful breakfast at the homestay. Picture-perfect farmlands will greet us as we make our way towards Hai Phong city, offering glimpses of Vietnamese village life along the route. hardworking rice field workers to pigs being transported on bicycles and buffaloes plowing fields, the journey is a feast for the eyes.

By late morning, our destination, Hai Phong City, unfolds before us. Prepare to be amazed as we step aboard the V'spirit Premier Cruise, a 4-star luxury brand renowned for its exceptional customer service. Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay share their breathtaking beauty, and the cruise is meticulously designed to exude space and opulence, ensuring an unforgettable comfort-filled experience.

Indulge in a scrumptious lunch served on board, all the while taking in the stunning panoramas. As the sun gracefully sets over the bay, a delectable dinner awaits, boasting an array of fresh seafood, salads, and fruits.

Get ready to spend a restful night on board, drifting in the serene embrace of the enchanting Lan Ha Bay.

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

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Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Train overnight to Hue
Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Train overnight to Hue

Experience a delightful boat ride through unique limestone rock formations as you return to Hanoi. Indulge in a wholesome brunch amidst the picturesque views. After disembarkation, your driver will greet you for a transfer to the Friends Travel Vietnam Office, where you can relax and freshen up before embarking on an overnight journey to Hue at 19.30PM.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Delight in a comfortable Deluxe Soft sleeper cabin, sharing the train cabin with fellow travelers.

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Vespa Tour Street & Eats of Hue
Vespa Tour Street & Eats of Hue

Start your day by arriving at Hue train station in the morning at 9:00 am. Take a taxi to your hotel to drop off your luggage and complete the check-in process.

In the evening at 5:30 pm, embark on a culinary journey to savor the flavors of Hue. Known for its diverse culinary heritage boasting over 1,000 specialty dishes, Hue is a food lover's paradise. Although we can't try them all in one go, we have curated the perfect selection to give you a taste of the best that Hue has to offer.

Kick off your evening with refreshing cocktails or a cold beer as you meet your knowledgeable tour guide, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of dining and discovering Hue's unique cuisine. Begin with a leisurely stroll to a family-owned Banh Beo restaurant, where you will have the chance to roll your own "cake" and indulge in the first flavors of Hue.

Afterwards, hop on a ride through the city, taking in the beautiful view of the Perfume River, as you make your way to a bustling local restaurant. Here, get ready to sample classic Vietnamese dishes like grilled pork skewers and Hue-style Vietnamese pancakes. As the night falls, enjoy a thrilling ride through the illuminated Citadel walls and riverside stalls, perfectly capturing the vibrant atmosphere of Hue at night.

Our next stop will be another local favorite, where you can be adventurous and try some more daring dishes, guaranteed to pleasantly surprise your taste buds. Concluding our food tour, we will head to a popular Vietnamese dessert shop where you can indulge in some sweet treats to end the evening on a high note.

Highlights of the Hue Food Tour include unlimited cocktails and beer, the unique Banh Beo experience, a local restaurant serving mouthwatering grilled pork skewers and Hue-style pancakes, a memorable night ride through the city, a specialty cuisine restaurant, and a delightful stop at a Vietnamese dessert shop.

After this delightful food adventure, retire to Hue Huong Giang Hotel, our comfortable accommodation for the night.

Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Easy Rider Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Easy Rider Hue  - Danang - Hoi An

Join us for an exciting day in Hoi An! After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, our friendly driver will pick you up the hotel lobby at around 8.00AM. Get ready for an adventurous ride on the back of our Easy Riders' motorbike. Your luggage will be securely fastened to the bike.

We'll take you on an unforgettable journey through the famous Hai Van Pass, where you'll witness breathtaking views. Along the way, we'll make stops at the Marble Mountains, China Beach, and lagoon. But the highlight of the day is the refreshing swim at Elephant Springs (available only in the summer season).

Our day trip will conclude at around 4 PM, and we'll drop you off at your hotel. Rest and relax at the beautiful Hoian Laluna Riverside. Don't worry about meals, as breakfast and lunch are included.

Join us for a memorable adventure in Hoi An, packed with stunning landscapes, cultural experiences, and delicious food!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Vespa Tour: Hoi An Bike Tour Street & Eats
Vespa Tour: Hoi An Bike Tour Street & Eats

Evening Adventure: Taste the Flavors of Hoi An

Step the enchanting world of Hoi An as we embark on a culinary journey like no other. Our evening begins at a vibrant café nestled in the heart of the city. Savor the mouthwatering Banh Can, a local street food delicacy, while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of bustling streets and vibrant market stalls. To quench your thirst, indulge in a refreshing cocktail that perfectly complements the flavors of Hoi An.

Next, buckle up for an exhilarating ride on Vespas as we make our way to the heart of town. Brace yourself for an explosion of taste as you sample the renowned 'White Rose' dumplings, a true culinary gem of Hoi An. Then, we'll venture further the magic of the lantern-lit An Hoi Islet. Hop on a traditional boat and enjoy a leisurely ride along the ancient town, marveling at its timeless beauty as the sun gracefully sets over the Thu Bon River.
As we arrive at Cam Nam Island, join the locals for a mouthwatering seafood starter, served with a breathtaking view of the river. Cold beers in hand, take a moment to soak in the ambiance and cherish the camaraderie.

Our journey continues with a scenic drive along the riverbanks, through charming alleyways, and bustling streets, leading us to a vibrant local restaurant. Here, you'll discover the art of wrap 'n' roll, Vietnamese style, as we prepare a hot pot at your table. Engage in the culinary process and learn the secrets of creating authentic Vietnamese dishes.

The adventure doesn't end there. A short ride through the vibrant streets brings us to a newly emerged neighborhood, housing a modern Vietnamese restaurant. Here, you'll have the chance to indulge in tantalizing BBQ specialties, where grilling your own meal becomes an experience in itself. And of course, our evening wouldn't be complete without savoring the delicious Banh Flan, a lighter version of crème caramel, for a sweet finale to our delightful culinary adventure.

Retreat to the tranquil oasis of Hoian Laluna Riverside, where you'll find comfort and relaxation after an evening filled with delectable delights.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An Free & Easy
Hoi An Free & Easy

Explore the charming town of Hoi An at your own pace. Recently recognized as a World Heritage site, Hoi An was a bustling trading port in the past centuries. Stroll through the well-preserved Old Town, immersing yourself in its timeless atmosphere and visiting key attractions. You'll even receive a sightseeing pass to discover more sights at your leisure.

Today is a day to fully embrace the wonders of Hoi An. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets lined with art galleries, indulge in paintings, ceramics, and vibrant cloth lanterns at the local markets and heritage shop houses. For a scenic adventure, rent a bike and pedal through rice paddies to reach the stunning Cua Dai Beach. Don't miss the chance to have something tailor-made by one of the city's renowned artisans. And of course, delight in the mouthwatering regional cuisine - whether it's savoring a riverside meal or participating in a memorable cooking class.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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

Experience an exciting day in Vietnam! Your private car will conveniently pick you up your hotel in Hoian and transfer you to Danang Airport for your domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, our reliable pick-up service will await you with a sign-board under your name. We will drop you off at your hotel for check-in and to store your luggage.

In the evening, get ready for an unforgettable adventure! Join our Vespa tour, "Ho Chi Minh After Dark," and immerse yourself in the local life while indulging in various delicious street food dishes. We will start by picking you up at your hotel and heading to Café Zoom, a renowned spot quoted by The Lonely Planet for "watching the world go by." Enjoy a cocktail and appetizer before embarking on this culinary expedition.

On the back of our vintage Vespas, we will explore Chinatown and District 4, witnessing the vibrant nightlife of locals. Delight in mouthwatering street seafood and refreshing cold drinks that are hidden away tourists. We will then journey through downtown District 1, taking in the enchanting sights on our way to savor Banh Xeo, a specialty of Saigon, and other authentic southern dishes. Experience the local culture at a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop, where you can enjoy live music like a true local. Lastly, we will take you to a lively music venue, where you can enjoy drinks accompanied by live music.

Riding pillion behind our drivers, you will truly immerse yourself in the vibrant Vietnamese nightlife. This tour includes free-flowing drinks and a wide array of delicious food, so make sure to bring along your appetite. Have kids with you? No worries! We can customize the tour to be more kid-friendly.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Get ready for an extraordinary day full of cultural immersion, culinary delights, and memorable experiences in Ho Chi Minh City!

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Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh - a place that is both free-spirited and effortless. While you're there, don't miss the opportunity to explore Mekong Delta, famously known as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam. This captivating region boasts an enchanting mosaic of lush green landscapes, interlaced with a maze of rivers, canals, and streams. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic lifestyle of the mighty Mekong, where floating boats, houses, and bustling markets form the heart and soul of this water world.

Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh - a place that is both free-spirited and effortless. While you're there, don't miss the opportunity to explore Mekong Delta, famously known as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam. This captivating region boasts an enchanting mosaic of lush green landscapes, interlaced with a maze of rivers, canals, and streams. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic lifestyle of the mighty Mekong, where floating boats, houses, and bustling markets form the heart and soul of this water world.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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

An experience English speaking tour guide.

Domestic flight Hanoi - Hue & Danang - Ho Chi Minh

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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