Along with exploring new cultures, one of the greatest points of travel is the discovery of new cuisines. From Hanoi and Halong Bay to the historical charms of Hue and Hoi An, and on to the buzzing streets of Ho Chi Minh City - only a visit to Vietnam can truly reveal the diversity of the country’s cooking tradition. Experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, spend time cooking with some of the country’s top food experts and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Journey.
- All sightseeing tickets
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- AC Land transfer Car/ Minivan
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Halong Bay Cruise program as per tour
- Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry)
- Kayaking in Standard and Superior Class
- All in-tour experienced English speaking guide
- 2 Flights Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Economic Class)
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- Travel insurance
- Other services not mentioned above
- Kayaking in Deluxe and Luxury Class
- International flights & departures taxes
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
- Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation
Warmly welcome on arrival Noi Bai Airport by our driver & AC car.
Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.
The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Have breakfast at your hotel. Start an exciting day with an awesome cooking class. 08:30am You driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to cooking class then we will meet at the cooking class. Enjoy a special Vietnamese welcome tea.
Next, a short brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine highlighting the contents of tradition meal. After that, you will take a short walk to the Chau Long Market - Enjoy a tour of the market highlighting the ‘wet’ / unusual fruits / livestock / silkworms, with Tracey Lister and/or cooking center chefs. A lot of opportunities for you to take photos After the market tour, back to cooking center and commence cooking class with Tracey Lister and /or cooking center chefs. Take home printed recipes as well as samples of some local fruit, green bean cake, quail eggs, etc.
On completion of the cooking class, enjoy the meal and have the chance to chat with Tracey Lister and Dinh Phung Linh. Relax in the comfort of the cooking center dining area and enjoy free flow local beer or wine or lemon juice 12.30pm Finish cooking class. Receive going home gift and visit the cooking center shop with Vietnamese Culinary tools, books, spices etc available for purchase Finish cooking class.
12:30 Our drive and tour guide pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Ho Chi Minh Complex, including the mausoleum of the nation's founder and leader. Here, the large crowds gather to pay their respects to the man they simply call Uncle Ho as they silently file past his glass sarcophagus. The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho's wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of must-see places in the complex is One Pillar Pagoda dating back 11th century. From far view its shape looks like a huge lotus flower. The next stop is Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, the site of Vietnam's oldest university and dedicated to one of the world's most famous scholars, Confucius.
From here, we continue the walking tour of Hanoi 's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake , the focal point of the city. This is not only a beautiful spot but also is the historical site of the legend of Le King and golden turtle in the lake. Our guide will tell you about the legend of the lake and how it become one of the Must-See places in Hanoi Old Quarter for both domestic and international tourists. 16:30: Come back to your Hotel, finish the tour.
Learn how to cook some kinds of local foods
Enjoy the fascinating cuisine art in a cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City
Discovery of rural areas, farming life, and fruit gardens in the immense Mekong Delta
Have a short brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine highlighting the contents of traditional meals
Eat like a local - try the food of the most popular street stalls and hidden alleyways in the city in Hoi An Town
Enjoy original and distinctive taste of Hue foods which reflects the values of culture, history, traditional custom, and culinary art