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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


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 Vietnam Women’s Museum. Continue to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. In the afternoon, take part in a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a neighborhood ‘wet’ market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients .After visiting a local market to buy the day’s ingredients, learn how to prepare and cook  Vietnamese cuisine before sitting down to enjoy a delectable meal. Overnight in Hanoi (B,L,D)
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Day 3 - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Following breakfast leave Hanoi for your drive to Halong Bay. Arrive at Halong City where you will board your boat. After your welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or 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 on Halong Bay (B,L,D)
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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
Start the day with a hotel pick up at 8:30 am. Begin your journey with a short bicycle ride through rice paddies to the countryside, arrive at a farm where youYou will have the chance to visit their house. Your guide will explain the different steps of rice cultivation.Enjoy lunch with the host family before riding back to the hotel. Note: this tour is non private and operated on a join in basis. Free at leisure the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An (B,L)
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Day 6 - Hoi An - Hue
In the morning, discover Hoi An with a walking tour. 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 exclusive private dinner at the lovely Tha Om garden house. The whole house stands on big pillars placed on a round or square stone base, which is sometimes decorated. The altar of the family’s ancestors occupies the central room.  Overnight in Hue (B,D)
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Day 7 - Hue
Hue food is unique to Vietnam and Hue offers a variety of “Royal” restaurant cuisine. The cooking class takes approximately 2 hours. Finally, enjoy the delicious and beautiful dishes you just made. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of this beautiful city. Start at the Imperial Citadel, from here take a cyclo through dai noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake. Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide.  Overnight in Hue (B,L)
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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.After having experienced the frenzy of Saigon by day, discover the lively local streets by night.  Finally, end the evening at a live music café, returning to your hotel around 10:30 pm. Note: Places are subject to change upon availability. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B,D)
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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. After your lunch return to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.Free at leisure the rest of the day to explore Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a last blast of savors at Mandarin Restaurant. You may have the opportunity to meet the chef and have a cooking demonstration. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)
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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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