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Vietnam Gourmet Treasures - 12 Days

Vietnam Gourmet Treasures

Vietnam · Private Tour · 12 Days
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Private Tour
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culinary
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culture

Vietnam is a foodie’s paradise, and part of the pleasure is discovering the endless variety across northern, central and southern cuisines. Get a taste of authentic Vietnam cuisine on a journey from bustling Hanoi, through tranquil waterways and limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay, to the historic city of Ho Chi Minh, where traditional culture blends seamlessly with a contemporary style. The beauty of this tour is that you can cook Vietnamese traditional dishes by yourself with the guidance of experienced chef as well as friendly locals. Savour your appetite as we walk through the history and culture of Vietnam.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi → Hoa Lu → Ha Long Bay
Day 4 - Ha Long Bay → Hanoi
Day 5 - Hanoi → Hue
Day 6 - Hue
Day 7 - Hue → Hoi An
Day 8 - Hoi An → My Son → Hoi An
Day 9 - Hoi An → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City → My Tho → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City

What is included

  • Return airport transfers in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Local flights in Hanoi - Hue, Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
  • Transports by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 11 nights accommodation at luxury hotels with breakfast
  • 10 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide
  • Cooking classes

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to a centrally located hotel.

In the afternoon, you will have a tour briefing before enjoying the first of many delicious dining experiences at a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Hanoi

After breakfast, attend the Metropole Hotel cooking school, including a market tour, cooking demonstration and lunch.

In the afternoon, tour the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, followed by a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter.

In the evening enjoy a traditional water puppet show and dine at a traditional northern meal.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Hanoi → Hoa Lu → Ha Long Bay

After breakfast, drive to the 10th Century capital of Hoa Lu and visit King Dinh Tien Hoang Temple and Le Dai Hanh Temple.

It will be followed by a boat trip exploring the magnificent limestone karsts of Tam Coc before traveling on to Ha Long Bay.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hanoi → Hoa Lu100 km 1h 45min
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Hoa Lu → Ha Long Bay180 km 3h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Novotel Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

day
4
Ha Long Bay → Hanoi

After breakfast, you will board your boat and cruise amongst the limestone karsts and explore the numerous caves before heading back to Hanoi.

On the way you will be stopping at Dong Tried ceramic village to view the centuries old traditional craftsmanship.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Ha Long Bay → Hanoi145 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Hanoi → Hue

After breakfast in the morning, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his House on Stilts before flying to Hue.

In Hue, explore its historical sites by cyclo including the imposing Imperial Citadel. Also visit Dong Ba Market before enjoying an evening banquet of Hue specialties.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hanoi → Hue 1h 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Hue

After breakfast, you will be visiting the King Khai Dinh Tomb and the Imperial Citadel, followed by a lunch of vegetarian fare at a Buddhist Pagoda.

In the afternoon visit Thien Mu Pagoda by boat and attend a cooking demonstration before enjoying a Royal Banquet with traditional music.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Hue → Hoi An

After breakfast, you will travel to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass. In Hoi An, you will see its historical streets, Chinese assembly halls, old shop houses and the famous Japanese Covered Bridge.

In the afternoon tour the colourful market and attend a cooking demonstration, learning the secrets of local cuisine ingredients, which you will later enjoy for dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hue → Hoi An136 km 2h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Hoi An → My Son → Hoi An

After breakfast in the morning, visit My Son, a former capital of the Champa Kingdom, admiring the remarkable towers that have withstood time, war and the elements.

Returning to Hoi An at noontime. The day is yours to enjoy time at the beach, shopping or further exploration of Hoi An.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hoi An → My Son38 km 50min
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My Son → Hoi An38 km 50min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Hoi An → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arriving there, walk through its busy streets and visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and the Chinese District of Cho Lon.

This evening enjoy a smorgasbord of southern dishes followed by a spectacular rooftop view of the city at night.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hoi An → Ho Chi Minh City 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, the day commences with a market tour before attending your cooking class at the Vietnam Cookery Centre. After preparing a selection of traditional dishes, enjoy your cooking effort at lunch.

The afternoon is free to explore and shop before an excellent dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Ho Chi Minh City → My Tho → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, travel to My Tho and board your boat to cross the Mekong River, and navigate the numerous leafy island waterways and arrive at a fruit orchard. Here you can sample the tropical fruit and learn about the Delta way of life.

Lunch is a choice of exquisite Delta specialties before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Ho Chi Minh City → My Tho70 km 1h 10min
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My Tho → Ho Chi Minh City70 km 1h 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
12
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you are free at leisure until transferring to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your ongoing flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Sofitel Metropole Hotel

Ha Long Bay
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Novotel Ha Long Bay

Hue
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Imperial Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City
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Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
7-9 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$5814$3505$3262$2973$2920

Photos

Pho Noodle Soup
Vietnamese Street Vendor
One Pillar Pagoda
Tam Coc National Park
Halong Bay
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hue Citadel Complex
Thien Mu pagoda
Chinese Assembly Hall
Da Nang-Nam Chon Bay-View from Hai Van Pass
My Son
Floating Market

Map

What travelers say

  • Marloes
    Ago 2014

    It was very nice to meet you in Hanoi.

    Thank you very much for the wonderful trip we made. It was great! Halongbay and Sapa we loved it.

    Hoian was so nice, I never thought that before. Also the biketour was very nice with the fisherman’s boats.

    Hoian Boutique hotel was very nice too, it was my favourite hotel.

    Nha Trang, we liked the islands with the waterparks and my husband and sons made a dive.

    All the 5 star hotels were very good. In all the hotels we had an upgraded room. In Nha Trang we had 2 rooms with Jacuzzi on the balcony.

    Saigon with the chi chi tunnels was also a new experience.

    All drivers with tourleaders where on time, we never had to wait. Everything was well organized and very relaxed.

    Really we enjoyed us very much and I hope to sent a lot of new clients to Vietnam.

    We loved Vietnam.

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