DAYS
12

Vietnam Food Adventure

Private & Any time
You have a big love with food and always are exciting to try new ones. Then nothing can be more suitable for you than this holiday. A real adventure with Vietnamese cuisines by try to cook foods with traditional Vietnam recipes. Really tasty holiday!!!
Depart at: Sai gon
Finish at: Ha noi
Tour destinations: Ho Chi Minh city tour - Mekong delta overnight cruise - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Hoi an cooking class - Hanoi - Halong bay cruise - Moon Garden homestay - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) arrival  
Day 02: Saigon full day city tour   
Day 03: Saigon – Private Cai be Princess to Dong Hiep Hoa  
Day 04: Vinh Long – Sa dec  - drive back to Sai gon 
Day 05: Hochiminh city – fly to Hoi an 
Day 06: Hoian cooking class 
Day 07: Hoian FREE day 
Day 08: Hoi An – fly to Hanoi 
Day 09: Hanoi – drive to Halong Bay – Cooking Class on-board 
Day 10: Halong Bay – back Hanoi – Moon Garden homestay 
Day 11: Moon garden homestay – Vietnamese lunch – Hanoi center 
Day 12: Hanoi Departure 
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) arrival 
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam’s commercial heart and largest city. Transfer to your hotel followed by a tour briefing, welcome drinks and your first taste of Vietnamese cuisine for dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 02: Saigon full day city tour 
A full day to explore the center of Vietnam’s southern capital and center of commerce - Ho Chi Minh City. Tour starts with a visit to some of Saigon’s most colorful architecture and historical legacies on visits to the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Then Independence Palace and Ben Thanh Market just nearby. Free the rest of the day and your dinner. Overnight in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 03: Saigon –  Mekong Delta
The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at around 10.30 am. The cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We will then proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. 
A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier" restaurant, a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.
After lunch, your boat will cruise deeper into the countryside along smaller rivers and canals. We will cruise under several small bridges traditionally made by wood and bamboos, passing by numerous suspended fishing nets, an ancestral way of fishing in the Mekong Delta. Your river junk will proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep islet reaching an ancient mandarin house where you will disembark for the night. Free time to discover the old house and surroundings.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay


Day 04: Vinh Long – Sa dec – Drive back to Saigon
After breakfast, back on board your private sampan for your second-day cruise in the delta. Crossing the large Co Chien River we will pass under the spectacular My Thuan Bridge. A visit will be made at a beautiful fruits orchard plantation.
We will proceed the cruise upstream on a beautiful canal. Sa Dec is appearing like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals, with a lot of activity on the banks. You will disembark at the local marketplace, one of the biggest of the delta. 
Lunch will be served at an ancient house (Nha Co).Visit of Sa Dec charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets and beautiful old houses dating from the last century, among some old Chinese temples, ancient Dinh, including the primary school of Marguerite Duras famous writer. (See Marguerite Duras novel turned into a famous movie, “The Lover”).
Your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon and free the rest of the day at your hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 05: Saigon – fly to Hoian
Free until you will be transferred to the airport for 2 hours flight to Danang City, famous for My Khe Beach and the former R&R for US servicemen. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Hoian. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoian. Hoian Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Drive to hotel for relaxing and overnight
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian


Day 06: Hoian cooking class
Experience Hoian cuisine – represented for Vietnam Central food to see how it different from one in Mekong Delta. Our car take you to Red Bridge restaurant for an exciting cooking class so that you can make some Vietnamese dishes on your own. Enjoy your self-cooked lunch before back to the hotel. Free the rest of the day for wandering around the town or swimming at Cua Dai beach. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian


Day 07: Hoi an Free day 
Free time at leisure to enjoy the beach and taste Hoi An specialties. Overnight in Hoian
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian


Day 08: Hoian – fly to Hanoi 
Free time and last goodbye to our host for transfer to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Take time to see the city with its most highlights such as Hoan Kiem lake, Temple of Literature, Hochiminh mausoleum and a Water Puppet show at late afternoon.  In this evening, we will discover the street food in the old quarter and enjoy traditional Vietnamese foods. Tonight we will experience a fine hotel in Hanoi center
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Day 09: Hanoi - Halong Bay – cooking class on board
Whatever you do, going to North Vietnam without a visit to Halong bay is a big mistake. This morning depart for Halong Bay, heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. The fantastic cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. And a unique Cooking Class over the bay while sailing deep into the bay. Enjoy Vietnamese seafood under your own “trademark” and overnight ononboard
eal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On cruise


Day 10: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Moon Garden homestay 
Waking up and enjoy the sun rising over the Bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Our car will pick you up at the pier and transfer to Moon Garden homestay house which 50 km from Hanoi center. Arrive the house at around 4pm. Welcome by hosts then free time to walk around village followed with amazing relax foot bath in herbal water before going to bed. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay


Day 11: Moon garden homestay – Hanoi center 
Waking up in morning do some exercises then have fun with Cooking class to make North Vietnamese food. Then take bicycle to see Duong Lam Ancient village and Mia Pagoda – depending on the season, you can join some farming activities like: harvesting corn, sweet potatoes or go fishing (exciting and lots of laughs!!!). Back to lunch. Free time before transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Day 12: Hanoi Departure 
We do hope you got an idea about Vietnam culture through its cuisines. Of course, we have lots of things to show you about our country, so that we look forward to seeing you coming back soon of another themed holiday. Transferring to the airport is the point we must say goodbye.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

 

Why this Tour?

  • Private Mekong Cai be Princess cruise
  • Taste food at an Ancient house in Mekong Delta
  • Cooking Classes in Hoian
  • Food taste over Halong bay
  • Lovely stay in Moon garden
  • Street food heavens in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh city

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

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What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Private cabin in Halong cruise.
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Cooking class and food tastes
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Others not mentioned

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