Vietnamese Cooking Holidays

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Vietnamese Cooking Holidays
Vietnamese Cooking Holidays

Have a wonderful time and discover the beauty of Vietnam through the winding creeks and rivers, and the old city streets. Allow yourself to be taken aback by a well organized itinerary that will bring you where you want to go, show you what you want to see, and teach you what you need to learn about Vietnamese cuisine. Our experienced guides will look after you, share their knowledge about the Vietnamese way of life, and guide you through the most popular destinations all the way to the hidden jewels of Vietnam. Experience the culture, relax, and create memories that will make you crave for more.

Cooking Class Tour in Phu Quoc
Cooking Class Tour in Phu Quoc

Vacation highlights

  • 4 cooking classes
  • 3 market visits, floating fish market
  • Honey tour, distillery visit, coconut candy tour
  • Cycling, cruising on Halong Bay, night fishing
  • Excursion to historical and world heritage sites
  • 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 11 nights accommodation

Tour’s Program

Day 1: Arrival

Hanoi Our tour guide will welcome you upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport and you will be transferred to the city for hotel check-in.
Relax and free time in hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.

Day 2: Cooking class, cycling, excursion, entertainment

Hanoi
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up for a transfer to the Spices Garden Restaurant (at Sofitel Metropole Hotel) where you will attend the first cooking class.
Roll up your sleeves and prepare a proper Vietnamese meal.
The class lunch will be served in the Spices Garden Vietnamese Restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during class.
This afternoon you will discover Hanoi.
We will visit to Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake, then we will visit Hanoi Flag Tower.
Wander around Hoan Kiem Lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy an hour of cycloing around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Attend the Water Puppet Show.
Dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Hoi An cooking class
Hoi An cooking class

Day 3: Transfer, boat ride, excursion, night fishing

Hanoi – Halong Bay
Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 08:30 .
Arrival at Halong city at about 12:00.
Upon arrival, you will get on a junk ship and cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch, passing Dog island, Incense Urn island, Ga Choi island, Finger island, Hoa Cuong Island, and visit Surprise Cave and short swimming at Titov beach (if weather permits).
Have dinner on board the ship and enjoy the night fishing.
Overnight on board.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Excursion, boat ride, transfer

Halong Bay – Hanoi
In the morning, you will cruise to Bai Tu long Bay, Fire island, Bo Nau Island, and the fishing village.
Having lunch on boat and arrive at Ha Long Wharf at about 12:00.
Back to Hanoi by car and end tour at 16:00.
We will recheck-in at the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Transfer, internal flight, excursions, free time

Hanoi – Phu Quoc
Transfer to the airport to catch morning flight to Phu Quoc.
The city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas, and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We will visit major sites including the Duong Dong Town, Bai Sao Beach, Dinh Cau Temple.
We will have lunch at a restaurant.
Free shopping in Duong Dong market.
Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

Royal Cooking Class at La Veranda Resort
Royal Cooking Class at La Veranda Resort

Day 6: Cooking class, excursion, free time

Hue
The morning begins with a hands-on cooking class at Mango Bay Resort, highlighting the regal flavors of Hue cuisine as we prepare our own midday meal.
Enjoy the lunch with the dish you cooked.
In the afternoon, we visit Coi Nguon musemun
Transfer back to the hotel.
Free time at your leisure.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Transfer, excursion, free time

Phu Quoc-Hue- Hoi An – My Son Holy Land
In the morning, take a private car from Hue to Hoi An.
Early lunch and drive to My Son Holy Land – one of the world heritage sites of Vietnam.
Back to Hoi An in the afternoon.
Free time to relax by the beach or on the bank of the Thu Bon River or go shopping around.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Market visit, cooking class

Hoi An
Firstly, go to the market and learn how to buy typical Vietnamese ingredients for the cooking.
Secondly get on boat for a 25 minute leisurely cruise along Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School.
Thirdly, learn how to cook some of Hoi An and Vietnam’s well-known dishes which is the combination of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine.
The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the chef before you prepare the same dish yourselves. Sit and enjoy exactly what you have cooked.
Back to Hoi An town by boat.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Free time, transfer, internal flight

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh
Have breakfast at hotel.
Free time before transfer to airport to take the flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival in Saigon, the tour guide will pick you up for your transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 10: Cooking class, market visit, excursions

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels
Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center. The hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by an emcee. The emcee will also talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch.
Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels: Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200 kilometer long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters, and weapon factories. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was only recently opened to tourists.
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch

Day 12: Free time, departure

Ho Chi Minh City
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.
Meal plan: Breakfast