Our Vietnam Gourmet Tour is excellent if you wish to have a culinary experience in Vietnam within a limited time. This itinerary makes it very easy to connect with tours in neighboring countries.
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Vietnam Gourmet Tour Itinerary
Saigon – Mekong Delta – Hoian – Danang – Hanoi
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Arrive at Saigon airport, meet the guide with the welcome signboard. Transfer to hotel for check in with an orientation tour of Saigon city to have an overview of Saigon. If time permits, dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Saigon.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon Cooking Class (Meals: B/L)
Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center: the hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by a MC who will explain the teaching of the chef and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch.
Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels
Overnight at hotel in Saigon
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Meals: B/L)
Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be.
Back in the car at about 3 pm to drive to Can Tho. On arrival in the capital city of the Mekong Delta, do a walking city tour, including the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities before checking in the hotel.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Mekong Delta – Saigon (Meals: B/L)
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 5: Saigon – Danang – Hoi An (Meals: B)
Morning transfer to the airport to take flight to Danang. Pick up upon arrival to Danang. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An Cooking Class (Meals: B/L)
We start the day (8.45am) with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe as our meeting point. Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine – the class runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, and includes demonstrations from the school’s chefs as well as the chance for us to help prepare some dishes.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Hanoi (Meals: B)
Morning transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. After check-in hotel in Hanoi we enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City’s old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi Cooking and Sightseeing Tours (Meals: B)
Morning cooking class: Today’s class begins with a walk, accompanied by the Chef of the Spices Garden Restaurant, to the local market, where participants get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. This afternoon you will discover Hanoi with an English speaking guide. Part of your tour will include sightseeing by cyclo, a bicycle type taxi, by which you will discover the Old Quarter made up of the so called “36 streets”, most of which are named after the crafts or merchandise traditionally sold there.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.
Day 9: Hanoi Departure (Meals: B)
Free at leisure until transferring to the airport to take departure flight for next destination.
- Accommodation based on Twin sharing
- Private transportation by A/C vehicles
- English-Speaking tourguide
- Cooking courses and demonstration
- Meals as indicated in the program
- Domestic flight from Saigon to Danang with airport taxes
- Domestic flight from Danang to Hanoi with airport taxes
- Boat trips as mentioned in the program
- All entrance fee, permission and visiting fee
- International flight from/to Vietnam and airport tax
- Visa arrangements
- Meals, drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips..)