The Culture And Cuisine Of Vietnam - 9 Days

Vietnam culinary tour

Our 10-day discovering Vietnam Culinary itinerary will take you to the most famous sights in Vietnam, as well as provide you the opportunity to sample the best cuisine at the country’s top attractions. This is ideal for those who enjoy nature, and culture and want to learn more about our country’s cuisine.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in HCMC (D)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/D)

Day 3: HCMC – Danang – Hoi An (B/L/D)

Day 4. Hoi An (B/L/D)

Day 5: Hoi An (B/D)

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue (B/D)

Day 7: Hue Cooking Class (B/D)

Day 8: Hue – Hanoi (B/D)

Day 9: Hanoi (B/D)

Day 10: Departure Hanoi (B)

Highlights

  • Admire beautiful natural landscapes
  • Discover Hanoi famous sites and enjoy Hanoi cuisine
  • Learn about the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine
  • Experience special cooking class in Hue city

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVE IN HCMC (D)

Arrive at the airport in HCMC. Private transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at Hoa Tuc Restaurant HCMC. The cuisine of the south uses many herbs and spices and has been influenced by Cambodia, Thailand and India, among others. Curries using coconut milk are an example of this influence. The south also has a wide selection of tropical fruits and vegetables that are not readily available in the cooler north

Day 2
HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart for a half day city tour including the Unification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office and Cholon, the city’s lively Chinatown. Traditional “pho” shall be served for lunch at a local café on Pasteur Street. Free time until evening you will enjoy the evening food tour by a vintage Vespa. Overnight in HCMC

Day 3
HCMC – DANANG – HOI AN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, private transfer to airport and flight to Danang. Then transfer to hotel in Hoi An. Free time for the rest of the day. Enjoy the resort. Dinner with wine served at the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 4
HOI AN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, private transfer to Hoi An town for sight seeing. Hoi An was a major Asian trading centre in the 17th and 18th century and many of the original buildings remain. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the ancient town centre, including the 400-year- old Japanese covered bridge and the colourful local market area of this unique UNESCO-designated World Heritage city. Rest of afternoon is free before dinner cruise on Thu Bon River. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 5
HOI AN (B/D)

After breakfast, morning cycle tour through the paddy fields down to the nearby beaches. Free time in the afternoon. Evening dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6
HOI AN – HUE (B/D)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Transfer to hotel in Hue for a two- night stay. On the way, stop at the grandiose Tu Duc Mausoleum. Free time in Hue. Cycle ride to a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7
HUE COOKING CLASS (B/D)

After an early breakfast, we depart for a cooking class run by the owner of the Y Thao Garden House, starting at the Dong Ba Central Market. She will give instructions on how to choose food for our cooking lesson. Lunch is the food we have prepared.
In the afternoon, travel by Dragon Boat down the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda standing by the riverbank with its seven story tower. A Royal Banquet will be served in the evening at the local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8
HUE – HANOI (B/D)

Transfer to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi and private transfer to Hotel for 2 nights. Depending on flight times, late afternoon cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. In the evening you enjoy a traditional water puppet performance followed by a dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9
HANOI (B/D)

A full-day tour of Hanoi to include the Fine Arts Museum, French and Chinese-influenced architecture, the Lake of the Restored Wword, and the “Old” Quarter. Dinner at the Le Tonkin Restaurant, which specializes in preparing authentic Northern Vietnamese Cuisine. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10
DEPARTURE HANOI (B)

Transfer to Noi Bai Airport after breakfast to connect with international flights home

Tour price includes

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip
  • Cooking class
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas & New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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