Vietnamese Culinary - The Harmony of Materials

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Tour Information

Price: $ 1,525.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh.
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Ho Chi Minh City.

Description

Summary: Vietnamese culinary use more vegetable mix as well as different type of sauce of which make it really healthy and tasty to enjoy.
The trip will give you oppotunities to discover typical food of different area of Vietnam: North, Middle & South, from popular cuisine to fine dining experience at famous restaurant. Taking part into cooking classes during the trip also bring you enjoyable experience.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, pick up and transfer to hotel in the city center. The rest of the day is free to stroll in the trishaw in the colonial districts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)

8.30 am visit Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Fine Art Museum. Lunch test Banh Cuon and Cha Ca La Vong in the Old Quarter.
Afternoon 1.00pm: Drive to the West lake to visit Quan Thanh temple, Phu Tay Ho temple, stop for a Hanoi beer and try some Shrimp pancake, speciality of the West lake. Walk to visit some gardens nearby. Dinner in a Fine dinning Vietnamese restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi City Tour - Cooking Class (B/L/D)

Morning: “Pho” Noodle Soup test. Cooking schedule: 10.00 am: Proceed to the market. 11.00 am: Cooking demonstration. 12.30 pm: Lunch with the dishes prepared during the demonstration. Afternoon: visit Ngoc Son temple, French quarter, 1 hour Cyclo tour and Tea break near opera house. Visit History Museum. Water puppet show. Dinner at “Sen” restaurant to have different Vietnamese cuisines. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong (B/L)

Morning: drive to Hai Phong, the third biggest city in Vietnam. Visit Hang Kenh communal house, Du Hang pagoda. Try some local cuisines with sea flavors: seafood spring role, shrimp noodle soup.Afternoon continue to Halong city. Stay at hotel in Halong.

Day 5: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B/L)

Boarding wooden junk, seafood lunch on boat, and cruise for 4 hours on the Bay passing Dinh Huong, Litter Duck, Fighting Cocks Islands and some floating villages. Visit Thien Cung, Dau Go caves on an Island. Return the wharf and drive back to the air port for fly to Hue. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day 6: Hanoi to Hue by fly (B/L/D)

Morning: visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, and Temples build in 1802. Visit some famous local restaurant for testing: Nem Lui a kind of minced pork with sugar cane, Banh Beo, Bun Bo or sour beef noodle for lunch.
Afternoon: take a boat on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, further boat cruise to Minh Mang King’s Tomb. Dinner in Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant for royal cuisine introduction. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (B/L/D)

Drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An. Lunch in a traditional restaurant to enjoy some Center dishes: Cao Lau, tapioca noodle, wonton. Afternoon: Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River. Dinner with Center speciality in the atmosphere of Hoi An ancient street. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class (B/L/D)

Cooking class in a famous restaurant of Hoi An of “Quang region” cuisines. Lunch with food prepared. Afternoon free to walk in the market, streets, Cua Dai beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Danang - Ho Chi Minh City - Fly (B/L/D)

Morning: pickup to Da Nang airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Check into the hotel. Lunch with famous dish Banh Xeo, and some Southern dishes.

Afternoon: visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around Ben Thanh market. Dinner in Binh Quoi cuisine village to try different Southern dishes. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking Class (B/L/D)

Morning: free until the time for take part in the cooking class with focus Southern cuisines and having lunch with food prepared. Afternoon: walk in Binh Tay market and visit Vinh Nghiem pagoda to learn some vegetarian food. Free at night. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free until transfer to aiport for departure flight.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 -4 Pax

5 - 6 Pax

7 - 8 Pax

9 - 10 Pax

Single Supplemental

Cost/pax

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Enjoy Cooking Class in 3 typical cities of Vietnam with 3 different cuisine style
  • Enjoy food test at some authentic local restaurants
  • Double/Twin share accommodation in 3 stars hotel
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Air-condition Car during the trip
  • One way air-ticket from Hanoi to Hue and from Da Nang to Saigon
  • Boat Trip in Ha Long Bay, Huong River in Hue
  • Half Board: breakfast, lunch
  • Ticket

Trip excludes:

  • International Flight to and from Vietnam
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expense
  • Services not include in the Tour Itinerary