Vietnam Culinary Delights

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Duration
14 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Culinary Trip
Trip Grading
Easy
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
2 Lunches & 1 Dinner
Hotel Category
3 Star Hotels
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Indulge in Hanoi’s food scene on the back of a Vespa. Cruise Halong Bay, one of the most magnificent scenic spots in all Vietnam. Discover an eco-village and indulge yourself in a traditional cooking class, Visit a Vietnamese vineyard and coffee & tea plantation and sample some of their local produce. Immerse yourself in the chaotic Saigon city scene and discover the hidden streets and alleyways that are not known to many tourists. Learn the secrets of the Mekong Delta and stay with a local host family.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Hanoi Arrival

Begin this afternoon with a local market tour of Hanoi. Your local English-speaking guide will introduce you to a wide range of exotic food for you to sample and taste. After exploring the market, visit a cooking school where you will be given the opportunity to prepare your very own authentic Vietnamese meal.

DAY 2

Hanoi

Discover the best of Hanoi on a full day city tour. Visit Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature and the old quarter. Conclude the tour with a one-hour downtown pedicab ride.

DAY 3

Ninh Binh

After breakfast, embark on a journey to the beautiful area of Ninh Binh, often described as “Halong Bay on Land” Cycle through the unique scenery and neighbouring villages to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. After visiting two temples, enjoy a paddle board ride to Bich Dong Cave Pagoda.

DAY 4

Halong Bay

After breakfast, be transferred to Halong Bay. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, it is a picturesque bay with almost 2,000 islets rising from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Cruise along the tranquil waters of Halong Bay. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

DAY 5

Hue

After brunch on board, cruise back to the pier before noon. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 6

Hue

This morning, explore Thuy Bieu eco village on a guided walking tour. Meet with the locals and learn how to prepare your own traditional dishes. After lunch, board a dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s historic river temple, before watching the sun set over the river.

DAY 7

Hoi An

Travel to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass. On arrival, explore Hoi An on a guided walking tour. Visit the Old Quarter, Museum of Folk Culture, Chinese Assembly Hall, Japanese Covered Bridge, and the Historic Old House.

DAY 8

Danang - Dalat

Cycle through the countryside to a local village and learn how the locals create colourful Vietnamese lanterns.

DAY 9

Dalat

Today, visit the Lat village minority tribe, Langbiang Mountain, Golden Valley. This afternoon, proceed to Dalat Flower Village, the historic Dalat Old Railway Station and the Museum of Ethnology.

DAY 10

Dalat to Saigon

Visit Cau Dat Tea Hill, the lush scenic tea garden of Dalat, and learn how traditional Vietnamese tea is processed. Sample some of the local tea and take in the sweeping views of the garden.

DAY 11

Saigon

Travel to Saigon and be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, explore the streets of Saigon from the back of a Vespa.

DAY 12

Mekong Delta

This morning, travel south to Cai Be, and board your cruise boat to begin your journey sailing down the Mekong Delta. the fresh air on the Mekong River, and visit the colourful Cai Rang floating markets.

DAY 13

Saigon

This morning, visit An Binh Garden, and enjoy a cup of tea and some of the local tropical fruits. Cruise along Co Chien River, and visit a traditional pottery kiln where you can learn how ceramics are formed.

DAY 14

Saigon Departure

After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure before being transferred to the airport.

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Vietnam Culinary Delights
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