In each place, you will have a different taste. Joining cooking tours, your cooking at home will be more abundant. Let's join our 12 day tour Taste of Vietnam
Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival in Hanoi you’ll be warmly welcome and transferred to city centre for hotel check-in and tour briefing. This evening you’ll be introduced to Vietnamese gastronomy at one of the finest restaurants in the city.
Day 02: Hanoi (B, L, D)
Hanoi retains numerous tree-lined boulevards, lakes, verdant parks, unique blend of French colonial buildings and Sino-Viet architecture. Today we explore this fascinating city, taking in the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature, and the Lake of the Restored Sword, the bustling 'Old Quarter', and the famed Water Puppet Theatre.
Day 03: Hanoi (B, L)
This morning we go with teacher chefs from the cooking school to a local market to choose the freshest things for the class at a French villa. No doubt we’ll be introduced to “Nuoc Mam”, a fermented fish sauce that compliments most Vietnamese dishes, and spring rolls. Not only the beautiful setting and food, the young and friendly staff also makes for the restaurant’s reputation.
Day 04: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
Today we journey east to Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay. Arrival at around 12:00 we’ll board a nice junk and set sails. From the comfort of our junk, we’ll spend the day exploring this incredible setting and discovering the many islands and inlets found in the bay made famous in the film Indochine. You can challenge yourself with kayaking and swimming. Vietnamese seafood lunch and dinner included. Overnight on board.
Day 05: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (Brunch, D)
Wake up to the morning coffee and a wholesome breakfast whilst cruising on to other spectacles of the bay. Get ashore about noontime, bid farewell to Halong and return to Hanoi for an early evening flight to Hue. The dinner tonight will give us first impression of the former capital’s cuisine: Spicy and well displayed, reflecting the climate in Middle Vietnam and its imperial root.
Day 06: Hue Sightseeing & Cuisine (B, L, D)
This morning, we accompany Mrs. Cuc, the hostess of Y Thao Garden House to Dong Ba central market and have a lesson on the ingredients for the cooking class at her property. Lunch is the food we’ve prepared. In the afternoon, we travel a dragon boat upstream the romantic Perfume River to Thien Mu, the most revered pagoda in Middle Vietnam. Proceed to the Imperial Citadel, the base of the last dynasty in the country. Round off the evening by attending a sample Royal Banquet. We’ll dress regal costumes, served ambrosia and entertained by court music.
Day 07: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B, D)
This morning we drive to visit Tu Duc Tomb, a burial complex on a serene hill. There we’ll have a lecture on Vietnamese people’s thinking about life after death. We leave Hue late morning on a scenic journey through vivid green fields of rice and the photogenic fishing village of Lang Co, climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. In Hoian, settle in to hotel and rest.
Day 08: Hoian (B, L, D)
A morning walking tour of the town’s ancient area to see the Japanese Covered Bridge, several former merchant houses, one or two Chinese Assembly Halls, and the colorful market. Savor Cao Lau, the noodle unique to Hoian, for lunch. The whole afternoon is free. You can opt for leisure, shopping or water activities. The highlight of this evening is a sumptuous five-course meals featuring Hoian's unique cuisine at the White Lantern Restaurant.
Day 09: Hoi An - Danang – Saigon (B, D)
We catch a morning flight to Saigon, the biggest and most dynamic city in Vietnam. Visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office and Saigon’s Chinatown.
Day 10: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
This morning we journey to the watery world of My Tho in the Mekong Delta, just a couple of hours by road from the hustle and bustle of Saigon. On arrival we make a boat trip along the narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation. Visit some of exuberant orchards and try exotic fruits. Lunch at a riverside restaurant serving all Delta fares such as Elephant's Ear Fish, Rice Ball, etc. Return to Saigon for overnight.
Day 11: Saigon (B)
Today is totally free for you to rest or venture the city
Day 12: Saigon departure
Enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for departure.
- Accommodation of the class quoted
- Land transfer by AC vehicle
- Local English-speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Government tax and service charge
- Supply of bottled water & tissues on car on touring days
- Visa arrangement
- Any flight does not mentioned and international tax
- Travel insurance
- Early check-in and late check-out
- Hotel/Room upgrade
- Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others