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Vietnam Food Tour - 14 Days / 13 Nights

Vietnam Food Tour - 14 Days / 13 Nights

Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, Hue, Hoian, Hanoi
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$951 /pp
The tour surely will be ideal choice for those who are gourmets. Along Vietnam, you will have chance to enjoy the flavours of many local cuisines cooked particular recipe. Now, take the tour and with us discover the cuisines art of Vietnam. Surely, you will love it!
Highlights:
 
  • Attend cooking class in Ho Chi Minh city, Mui Ne, Hoian and Hanoi and learn how to cook local foods.
  • Swimming and sunbath in beautiful beach in Mui Ne.
  • Discover Hoian, the fabulous ancient port town and the mystery Forbidden City in Hue.
  • Explore Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the fouth King of Nguyen dynasty with the longest reign.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Saigon Arrival

Day 2
Saigon City Tour (B)

Day 3
Saigon Cooking Class (B/L)

Day 4
Saigon - Mui Ne (B)

Day 5
Mui Ne Free Day (B)

Day 6
Mui Ne Free Day (B)

Day 7
Mui Ne – Saigon (B)

Day 8
Saigon - Danang - Hoian (B)

Day 9
Hoian City Tour (B/L)

Day 10
Hoian Cooking Class (B/L)

Day 11
Hoian – Hue City Tour (B/D)

Day 12
Hue – Hanoi (B/L)

Day 13
Hanoi Cooking class (B/L)

Day 14
Hanoi - Departure (B)

Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Arriving Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Room is at your disposal  from  14.00 onwards. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B)
Day 2: Saigon City Tour  (B)
Today, let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, a not-to-be-missed place for visitors. Built in 19th century and designed by the famous architect Gustav Eiffel – also designed the architecture for Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi and Eiffel Tower in Paris, the office with roof and windows at vault reminisces about the images of the first railway stations in Europe. 
 
Continue to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral , the architectural masterpiece of Ho Chi Minh City. The monuments was designed following the inspiration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris by Bourad, a French architect and completed in 1880 after 3 years constructed. All its components was imported from France. Visitors will feel very peaceful in mind as you can hear the quietest of footsteps along the walkway from the door to the dais.
 
Afterwards, we will come to visit the Reunification Palace, a particular architectural monument which is associated with many significant historical events. The monument is now an attractive touristic destination thanks to its display of dozens historic war vehicles such as transmitters, telephones, tanks and helicopter. The landscape at the Palace seems to reconstitute a wartime in 1975.
 
 We will also excurse in the Chinese District of Cho Lon, astonishing Ben Thanh and Binh Tay Market. Particularly, Ben Thanh market is an astonishing place which is considered as a symbol of every other market in Vietnam. Visiting around, shopping and exploring Ben Thanh have been an indispensable experience to all visitors in Ho Chi Minh City and also opportunity to confirm that “Discovering an Asian market is never boring”.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 3: Saigon Cooking Class (B/L)
Day 3: Saigon Cooking Class (B/L)
Today we will join an interesting cooking course. The class starts with a stroll around a local market to prepare your ingredients for the course and learn how to differ some kinds of traditional herbs used in a Vietnamese meal. Moreover, it is also a good chance for you to explore the daily life of Vietnamese people. Transfer to the course after preparation and you will be directed to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes by a professional chef. Afterwards, you will savour your lunch with your achievement and some additional foods made by cooks. That’s when you enjoy the flavor of Vietnam.
 
In the evening, from the back of a scooter, we will enjoy a food tour around the city before transferring back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 4: Saigon - Mui Ne (B)
Day 4: Saigon - Mui Ne (B)
After breakfast, we will depart to Mui Ne to enjoy the beautiful beach of South China Sea. The beach with a long white sandy area, the blue water and a resort full of facilities surely will satisfy you. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 5: Mui Ne Free Day (B)
Day 5: Mui Ne Free Day (B)
Spend the day freely to enjoy the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 6: Mui Ne Free Day (B)
Day 6: Mui Ne Free Day (B)

Spend the day freely to enjoy the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 7: Mui Ne – Saigon (B)
Day 7: Mui Ne – Saigon (B)
Free time at your leisure until the departure to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 8: Saigon - Danang - Hoian (B)
Day 8: Saigon - Danang - Hoian (B)
Once satisfied with breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for flight to Danang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel in Hoian for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 9: Hoian City Tour (B/L)
Day 9: Hoian City Tour  (B/L)
We will start a walking trip with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore.
 
Deliberately walking here, you will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoian.
 
We will come to an anchorage and row boat on the Thu Bon River. Floating on the soft water, you can witness the daily activities of local fisherman such as net-casting and fishing. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant with some traditional Hoian foods. Specially, the port town Hoian is famous with the dish named Cao Lau, the proud of Hoian cuisine. Cao Lau is said to be the soul of Hoian flavour thanks to its attraction. It is a kind of yellow noodle containing a little Chinese and Japanese style. The dish combines shrimp, pork and some kinds of traditional vegetables and herbs. Once you try this cuisine, surely you will never forget it!
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Hoian Cooking Class (B/L)
Day 10: Hoian Cooking Class (B/L)
After breakfast, you will have chance to join a delightful cooking class. You will visit a local market to buy some necessary ingredients for your course and learn how to select them. The cooking course will take place in an extremely friendly ambiance with the guidance of the chef. You will be taught how to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes and take recipe home. Enjoy your result with some additive dishes prepared by cooks for lunch.
Transfer back your hotel.  Free time at your leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 11: Hoian – Hue City Tour (B/D)
Day 11: Hoian – Hue City Tour  (B/D)
Following your breakfast, we will transfer to Hue with many chances on the way for some amazing photos. Reaching Danang city, we will visit Linh Ung Pagoda with the tallest tallest standing Buddha statue in Vietnam. Standing on the top of mountain, you can contemplate the nice view of Danang City, Marble Mountain and Ba Na Mountain.
 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. Arriving Hue City, transfer to hotel for check in. 
 
The route will lead us to the Purple City known as Forbidden City in the heart of the Imperial Citadel. Having built in 1804 under the reign of King Gia Long III, the citadel continued to be built more until it was renamed in 1822 under the reign of King Minh Mang III. Inside the citadel, there are over 50 architectural monuments with different functions.
 
Being the accommodation of the King with family, Forbidden Citadel was strictly protected from not only the civilians but also unauthorized officials. Thus, the life inside the citadel has been a secret. The wall architecture is decorated with nature patterns that makes it once the grand center of the ancient capital.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 12: Hue – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 12: Hue – Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, we will transfer to the pier for a boat trip. Floating along Perfume River, we will drop off and visit a typical garden house built following the precise rules of geomancy. Continue the journey; we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the most beautiful ancient pagoda of Hue. Built in 1601, the pagoda has been improved many times under the reign of Kings during Nguyen Dynasty. 
 
This is good chance for you to rescue your mind from the daily pressure and breathe the fresh air as well as find a peaceful feeling for your spirit. The pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial captial and often the subject of folk rhymes about Hue.
 
We continue the route and explore Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the fouth King of Nguyen dynasty with the longest reign. Located in a narrow valley, the tomb had been erected from 1864 to 1867 with 475 ha in area. There are about 50 monuments inside the tomb with the fresh and smooth structure which reflect a poetic spirit of King Tu Duc.
 
Transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 13: Hanoi Cooking class (B/L)
Day 13: Hanoi Cooking class (B/L)
Today we will visit a local market to buy some ingredients for cooking class with guidance of a chef. You will be guided how to select suitable ingredients and cook some traditional Vietnamese foods. You can take recipe home if you are interesting. After cooking course, enjoy the achievement for lunch with some additive foods prepared by cooks. 
 
After a short rest, we will visit around the city. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 14: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Day 14: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noontime only. Meals on your own. 
 
End of the tour!
 
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Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Internal flight ticket in economy class (Saigon  - Danang; Hue - Hanoi)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusion:

  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

 

Important notes:
 
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
 
Visa:
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
 
Passport:
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
 
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
 
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
 
Tipping:
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.

 

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1. ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
DAILY PROGRAM
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Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B)
Day 3: Saigon Cooking Class (B/L)
Day 4: Saigon - Mui Ne (B)
Day 5: Mui Ne Free Day (B)
Day 6: Mui Ne Free Day (B)
Day 7: Mui Ne – Saigon (B)
Day 8: Saigon - Danang - Hoian (B)
Day 9: Hoian City Tour (B/L)
Day 10: Hoian Cooking Class (B/L)
Day 11: Hoian – Hue City Tour (B/D)
Day 12: Hue – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 13: Hanoi Cooking class (B/L)
Day 14: Hanoi - Departure (B)

2. PARTICIPANTS AND DATE OF TRAVEL

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
Adult(s)
Child(ren) (2 - 11 years)

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