DAYS
09

Vietnam Gastronomy Delights

Private & Any time
Vietnam cuisine and street food are very famous to the world. This tour is certainly a true adventure for food lovers that make your tongue and taste going from unfamiliar to astonishing of delicious dishes from very simple to most Royal style
Depart at: Sai gon
Finish at: Ha noi
Tour destinations: Sai gon - Vinh Long - Hue - Ha noi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Sai gon arrival (D) 
Day 02: Sai gon Cooking Class (B/L)
Day 03: Sai gon – Vinh Long (B/L/D)
Day 04: Vinh Long – Saigon fly to Hue (B)
Day 05: Food tour & Royal dinner (B/-/D)
Day 06: Hue Biking– train to Hanoi (B)
Day 07: Hanoi hot breakfast – Moon Garden homestay (B/L/D)
Day 08: Moon Garden – Street food (B)
Day 09: Hanoi Departure (B)
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Saigon arrival 
Xin chao! Welcome to the commercial hub of Vietnam! 
On arrival in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), HIT Indochina’s local guide meet you at the airport. Our guide will brief about our tour and an introduction about Vietnam on the way transferring to your central city hotel. After freshening up you are taken on an orientation of this vibrant city on foot.
Depending on your time, we would like to invite you for a welcome dinner for your very first taste of Vietnamese food. Back to hotel and relax. Overnight in Saigon this night.
Meal included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 02: Saigon Cooking Class
Today we start our food adventure by a cooking class of the most typical food in South of Vietnam. First comes first, we must go to markets to get ingredients and today we will go by Vespa. On the way to local markets we may pass by some landmarks of the city with colonial buildings. Get inside the markets and our guide will help you pick suitable items for our cooking class.
Back to our kitchen and try to make our lunch today. Enjoy your lunch with dishes made by your from a to z. 
The remaining of this day is some time to get the sights and sounds of our busiest commercial hub. Riding on the most popular and favorite transport of Vietnamese, we will take you to the best highlights of the city including: Independence palace, North Dame cathedral and Post Office building.
Free time to enjoy Saigon city which is most alive at night, try out night club, bar and discothèque.
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon


Day 03: Saigon – Vinh Long homestay 
Today we drive deeply into Mekong delta where is not only the biggest rice bowl of Vietnam but the giant Mekong supplying favorable environment for orchard gardens and water products with hundred types of fishes. The drive in good conditions takes us about 2 hours to arrive a homestay in Vinh Long province. 
Check in your room and explore surroundings with biking or boating in small canals to visit and taste best fresh fruits right in garden. The dinner for today is dishes with the most typical products of area: “Ca Tai Tuong” – elephant earing shaped fishes.
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Vinh Long


Day 04: Vinh Long – Sai gon fly to Hue
Wake up in the morning of rural area with the smell of flowers, fruits and rice fields. You will have some hours try to be a farmer this morning with fishing or harvesting activities depending on seasons. 
We check out the homestay in mid-afternoon and drive back to Sai gon. Get arrive in Sai gon around lunch time and free with your meal in order to get ready for afternoon flight to the last imperial city of Vietnam, Hue city. The flight costs you one hour to foot on the most graceful, gentle city of Vietnam. Check your hotel and relax with an easy walk to the fame Perfume river.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue


Day 05: Hue food adventure and Royal dinner 
Hue has very special cuisine style in the whole picture of Vietnam cuisines. This is gentle, sophisticated and very much influenced by Royal style. In Hue, there are hundred types of cakes which are tiny but the flavor is booming in your tongue. Our tour guide will take you for visit to Forbidden citadel and a Royal tomb firstly before your food adventures.
You should try traditional cakes (many), bun bo gio heo (noodle with beef and pork), cơm hến (rice serving with mussels) but the food highlight today must be a Royal dinner with Royal style food serving in the most luxurious way. You are going to dress like King and Queen and enjoy dinner with royal style cuisines.
Meal included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue


Day 06: Hue Biking to rural village – train to Hanoi 
Rise up early this morning, because we will take a bike out of the city before its morning stream. Our visit today is Thanh toan bridge with local markets. You will witness how authentic ingredient for daily meals of local people trading at their favorite markets. Take time to have a friendly conversation with traders before we riding back to the city center. Enjoy lunch with your own budget then we transfer to railway station to transfer to Hanoi city – the place with the most typical culture as well as cuisine of Vietnam. 
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Soft berth A/C cabin on overnight train


Day 07: Hanoi hot breakfast – Moon Garden homestay with real cuisines 
Arrive in Hanoi in early morning. Our tour guide will help you get out of half awaken status with delicious, hot, famous bowl of “Phở bò” (noodle with beef) or Vietnamese style sandwiches and authentic Vietnamese style coffee which is strong but extremely fragrant and tasteful. 
Spend about one hour this morning to visit Ho chi minh mausoleum to admire the humble and simple life of our greatest leader then we drive outskirts to very special accommodation hidden deeply in a authentic rural village of Red River delta. Up on arrival, you are welcome by fresh green tea then follow with lunch by typical Vietnamese food. This afternoon is active activities with fishing, biking and cake making with hosts. 
Close the day with hot foot bath in herbal waters right from the host garden
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Moon Garden - Hanoi outskirt


Day 08: Moon Garden – Hanoi Street food exploration
After enjoying breakfast in the front yard we will check out our room for transfer back to Hanoi center. Spend this whole afternoon for exploring the heaven of street food in Ancient Quarter. There are hundred things you can taste in which we highly recommend pillow cakes, donuts, “cốm” cake for appetizer, “Bún chả” (grilled pork with noodle) or “bún ốc” (noodle with nails”) for main course and seasonal mixed fruits or caramel for dessert – perfect way to complete your meal.
Free night out with a drink at Red Mao Lounge or enjoy live music in Swing’s Bar. If you are a Jazz fan, go to a café club by sax maestro of Quyen Van Minh to enjoy your last night in Vietnam.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


Day 09: Hanoi Departure 
Our tour guide and driver is at your disposal. We leave this last time for your own schedule to get Vietnam image and memories in your very own way. We just remind you to check the time of your flights and our guide will attend for transfer you to airport. Get ready for onward flight back to your home country.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not available


End of tour “Vietnam Gastronomy Delights”.
 

Why this Tour?

  • Saigon cooking class
  • Mekong Delta fruits and river products
  • Hoian herbs and foods
  • Hue Royal cuisine
  • Hanoi street food – Cooking Class in hidden Moon Garden Homestay

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What is Included

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Private A/C car transfer as program
  • Entrance fees 
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Domestic flights
  • Homestay at clean basic conditions
  • Boat trips as in the program
  • Street food expenses
  • Visiting excursions as indicated in the programs
  • Accommodation at twin share basis (Package option)
  • Daily breakfast, meals as indicated (Package option)
  • Drinks of 02 bottles of water/person/day
  • Services charges and taxes 10%

What is NOT Included

  • Pre/Post accommodation
  • Visa fee arrangement
  • Personal expenses and other drinks
  • Other services not mentioned

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