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VIETNAM

CULINARY DELIGHTS OF VIETNAM

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Halong Bay Floating Fruit Seller
Hoi An Market
Rice Growing

Overview


Vietnamese cuisine is regarded as one of the world's best, but few realize the variations that are found in the regional cuisines. Just like the country's geographical divisions, the food can also be separated in to South, Central, and Northern style. This tour has been created with a focus on food! As you travel up the coast on this twelve day tour, experience the best Vietnamese culture, history, beaches, and food, all the while staying in luxury hotels. With exclusive cooking courses and meals at top restaurants, this tour is sure to please the taste buds. 

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Itinerary


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Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 2 - Hanoi
Start the day with a visit of the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum. The museum offers an insight into the lives of Vietnamese women, highlighting the significant role Vietnamese women play in Vietnamese society. Then, explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university established to educate Vietnam's royalty and members of the elite. Eat for a good cause and have lunch at Koto Restaurant, close by the Temple of Literature. Continue to the nearby mausoleum of the histori...
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Day 3 - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Following breakfast leave Hanoi for your drive to Halong Bay. Arrive at Halong City towards noon where you will board your boat. After your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board. Overnight onboard boat...
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Day 4 - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang
Enjoy sun rise from your location in the middle of the bay. Breakfast is served (brunch on some boats) while the vessel cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang. Note: This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions. In Danang, have a short transfer to your hotel located in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An (B).
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Day 5 - Hoi An
When you think Asia and food, rice is usually the first thing that comes to mind. This is not surprising as rice is a major staple in the diet of many Asian countries, especially in Vietnam. You may have seen rice growing in Asian paddy fields. However, it is likely you do not know the sequence of Vietnamese rice cultivation. It is still a secret unbeknownst to most western tourists. Start the day with a hotel pick up at 8:30 am. Begin your journey with a short bicycle ride through rice...
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Day 6 - Hoi An - Hue
In the morning, discover Hoi An with a walking tour. Discover the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, former merchants’ homes, the town’s iconic 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market where an array of fresh ingredients are on offer. In the afternoon, drive through Danang, over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and down to the photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before visiting the Cham Museum and onwards to Hue. Enjoy an exclus...
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Day 7 - Hue
Formerly the capital of Vietnam, Hue has a strong royal heritage. Hue food is unique to Vietnam and Hue offers a variety of “Royal” restaurant cuisine. Get a hands-on experience with a cooking class and enjoy the taste of Hue’s local delicacies such as Hue pancakes. Learn how to prepare delicious Hue recipes in the beautiful, traditional Garden House of Y Thao. Set in a lush green garden near the Citadel, Y Thao is a charming ancient house filled with collectibles. You will prepare 4 or 5 c...
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Day 8 - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast transfer to Hue Airport for the short flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Your program includes the Reunification Hall, the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. After this historical visit continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars. Continue to the Jade Emp...
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Day 9 - Ho Chi Minh City
Located in suburban Ho Chi Minh City away from the well trodden tourist path, this is not just a cooking class but a genuine insight into a Vietnamese kitchen. Start from your hotel for a local suburban Ho Chi Minh City market (whilst it’s still busy) with your host, to shop for ingredients, all at a leisurely pace. You’ll then head back to the house to start your cooking, where you’ll eventually devour the results for lunch! Your host is a great cook and more than happy to show you around ...
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Day 10 - Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Your day is free until your transfer to the airport for your homebound flight
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Pricing 


Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Vietnam visa   
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks with meals
  • Surcharges for peak seasons

 

Notes

This price is based on Superior Class accommodation. Please contact us for supplements for Deluxe accommodation.

This price is based on 2 people on a private tour during low season. Please contact us for prices for alternative number of travellers. 
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