VietNam Culinary Tour - 12days/11nights
Price from: 1220 $
Vietnam is finally get more of the recognition it deserves in the world for its cuisine, with fresh ingredients and imaginative flavors, and one of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is the food. Even if you do not expect to do much Vietnamese...

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Vietnam is finally get more of the recognition it deserves in the world for its cuisine, with fresh ingredients and imaginative flavors, and one of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is the food. Even if you do not expect to do much Vietnamese cooking, a cooking class is a fun and interesting way to learn about the local ingredients and how to make some of the popular dishes
Private tour with English/French speaking guide
Date of Departure is at your wish
The tour can be customized with your specific requirements 
 

 

Itinerary

Day 01 :  Arrival  Hanoi 
To day , upon arrival   Noi Bai airport  you will be met by our English-speaking tour guide and transferred to Hanoi –the  unique city Tree-line Boulevard, French colonial architectures, peaceful lakes and oriental temples Hanoi
Accommodation : 3* hotel in Hanoi 
Meal : Dinner 
 
Day 02 : Hanoi 
Morning start our tour to discover  Hanoi , a peacefull city with beautifull trees and lakes , the city has thousand years of history and culture . Drive over the French quarter , that can explain why this city so called “ Paris of East “ before visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum  , President palace , President garden , his house on stilt and one pillar pagoda . Then visit Temple of Literature .- the central of culture of Hanoi.  Lunch at restaurant 
Afternoon visit Ethnology museum in which you study the great outline of 54 ethnics people living in Vietnam . Back to the center  of the city for one hour cyclo trip around old quarter of Hanoi. Your tour will concluded with great experience of water puppet show – the unique art of Vietnames people from red river delta. Free for Dinner 
Accommodation :  3 * hotel in Hanoi 
Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch 
 
Day 03 : Cooking in heritage cottage & Bat Trang ceramic village 
Morning  cooking class : The participants  will be dressed in  the northern part of Vietnam ‘s traditional costume , take a walk to the local market where they get chance to learn about  Vietnamese ingredients and prepare food for the lesson . After that depart for the heritage cottage  30 km from Hanoi ,  The family will introduce how to cook some East  northern part of Vietnam ‘s traditional dishes such as : spring rolls , stuffed pancake , Vietnamese salad .  Afternoon,  On the way back to Hanoi visit Bat trang ceramic village, explore the history of bat trang village  and the products. Dinner at a Hanoi ‘s restaurant
Accommodation : 3* hotel in Hanoi 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner 

Day 04 :  Hanoi – Halong Bay 
Morning depart for Halong Bay , we go through the scenic countryside , the wondrous Halong bay is truly one of  Vietnam ‘s most impressive scenic sight .After arriving Halong bay boarding the deluxe junk cruise . Enjoy welcome drink and lunch of freshly caught seafood served on board  the exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and  some 3000 limestone island rising amazing from the clear and emerald water 
After lunch you will have chance to take a swim and sunbath on the sundeck . Late afternoon visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo rowboat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon
Accommodation : Deluxe junk in Halong 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner 
 
Day 05 :  Halong bay – Hanoi – Hue  
Waking up enjoy the sunrising over the bay . after breakfast visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat forfinal glimpse of Ha long bay while cruising back to the dock . 
Transfer back to Hanoi , direct to the airport . Take the late flight to Hue. Free for Dinner .Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Hue 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch 
 
Day 06 : Hue – Cooking class  
This morning take the Tour to visit Imperial citadel then drive through country side to visit Tu Duc Royal tomb ( or Khai Dinh Tomb ). Lunch at restaurant . Afternoon  Join the cooking class at Huong Giang Hotel , you will have chance to learn how to decor the royal cuisine  with vegetables and fruits . Dinner after the class
Accommodation : 3* hotel in Hue 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner 

Day 07 : Hue – Danang – Hoi An  
This morning take the boat trip on perfume river to visit Thien Mu , a beautiful pogoda . After that depart Hue for  Hoi An  , we will cross  Hai van pass where you will have magnificient view of china sea . Stop at Lang co to have break .  Arrive at Danang, visiting the fascinating Cham museum and famous china beach enroute to charm   Hoi An , the  little attractive town very famous as living museum of major trading centers of SouthEast Asia in the 16th century. Lunch in a restaurant. Afternoon  take a walking tour  to Hoi An ancient town . Visit Phuc kien  congressional assembly hall , Japanese  Cover bridge and Tan ky ancient house. Evening free at leisure and free for Dinner 
Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Hoi An
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch 

Day  08 : Hoi An cooking Tours 
At 9am we walk the short distance from Dao Tien restaurant to the colourful Hoi An market and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy place.
You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson
We board the boat for a leisurely cruise (20 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Hoi An Garden  cooking school. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy
On arrival, after we freshen up we start our cooking lesson. The lesson runs for about 2 hours. The Hoi An Garden restaurant head-chef, first demonstrates the correct preparation of each dish before you prepare, under his guidance, the same dishes yourselves. Included in the lesson is an introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). At midday, after the lesson, you sit down to enjoy the food you have just cooked.. During cooking class you can prepare the Hoi An traditional dishes such as : Hoi An pancake with prok , shrimp , herbs , bean sprouts and peanut sauce , Hoi An special noodle ( Cao Lau ) , Shrip panda parcel with herbs 
Afternoon free for leisure and shopping around the ancient town. Free  for  Dinner 
Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Hoi An 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch 
 
Day 09 : Hoi An – Danang / Saigon  
After breakfast transfer to Danang for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city , which is former known as Saigon ,  you will be pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at a restaurant 
After lunch take the city tour include : Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, and the War Museum where we can view the photos of American & Vietnam War. Stop at the Reunification Palace; a glimpse into the lifestyle of the democratic regime of former South Vietnam for taking photos , and visit bent hanh Market . Free for Dinner 
Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Saigon 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch 
 
Day 10 :  Saigon Cooking Tours  - Cu chi Tunnels – Saigon 
This morning you will join in the morning cooking tour ou will have the opportunity to learn a selection of favourites dishes, an ability to recognize the basic ingredients both at the Center and with a trip to the colourful central food market, the blending of these many ingredients and spices to create the famous "nuoc mam" (fish sauce) as well as cooking of the multitude of different rices
Apart from the preparation and cooking under the Chef guidance, you will be introduced to the traditional Vietnamese kitchen with cooking utensils still closely linked to the Vietnamese way of life in the past, you will learn a touch of oriental science with the Yin-Yang balance to respect, some of the history of Vietnamese Cuisine from its roots in the Hue Citadel Imperial Cuisine to the effects of various influences from both the West and other Eastern Cultures.Finally you will understand the intricacies of the Vietnamese dining Etiquette and the technique to master the chopsticks! After cooking class time, leave Saigon drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground system covering nearly 250km, was shelter to over 16,000 locals and communist guerrillas during the war.Late afternoon transfer back to Saigon. Free for  Dinner 
Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Saigon 
Meals :Breakfast , Lunch 

Day 11:  Saigon – Cai be – Vinh Long – Saigon 
Morning departure for Mekong Delta (Vinh Long Province), drive overland to Cai Be, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival Cai Be, board a sampan boat to visit Cai Be floating market experience how local people exchanging their goods, fruit and many other commodities on the river. Continue to Vinh Long through small canals. Enjoy lunch with fresh food in the heart of fruit garden. Visit an old colonial house, a rice corn factory. 
Late afternoon we drive back to Saigon. Dinner at restaurant 
Accommodation : 3 * hotel in Saigon 
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner 

Day 12 :  Saigon –Departure  
Morning free leisure time, Free for lunch . 
Afternoon transfer to airport for you flight home.  
Meal : Breakfast 

End the  tour
 

 

Price and Notes

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price is per person and based on two people shared one room. For single traveler please kindly add the single supplement price. 
If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars! 

Group size                              1            2            3            4          5          6          7         S.S
Cost/person(USD) $2303   $1389   $1215   $1096  $1025   $977   $977     $235
 
Note: 
S.S = Single Supplement
Trip price valid until 30th Sept 2011 

Tour price includes:
Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
All private A/C transfers & transport ,with a reasonable supply of drinking water
Experienced English or French speaking guide
Private boat trip as per tour
Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour 
Meals and cooking class as stated in the itinerary 
All sightseeing tickets
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter 
Service charged and government tax 

Hotel List:
Hanoi Quoc Hoa or similar
Halong        Halong Sails cruise
Hue         Hue Queen  or similar
Hoi An        Vinh Hung 2 or similar 
Saigon        Hoang Hai Long or similar

 

 
Meals:
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Mekongflash Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. 
 

 


 

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