Taste Of Vietnam
You do not have much time for vacation but still want to experience reality Vietnam, so the “Taste of Vietnam” is for you. The journey from Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city will take you explore from the spectacular natural beauty to the unique cultural heritage, from ancient charm to the vibrant modern... Wherever you are, you also enjoy the delicious specialties of the place instead of taste rigid and boring the meal that is set-up for tourists, meet friendly people, cook with them, eat with them and soak up their atmosphere
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Day 1 Hanoi Arrival – Welcome dinner with Hanoi’s specialties
We will pick you up from the airport and transport you to a hotel in the heart of the old quarter – great for taking in the heaving atmosphere that is Hanoi. The guide will offer advice and assistance on local cycle tour if you wish – otherwise take it easy. We will celebrate the first night with drinks and a very special local Hanoi dish of Cha Ca La Vong. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi highlights exploration – Hand-on cooking class – Street food taste.
How Hanoi people enjoy breakfast?! You will be among of them to have breakfast today before visit some the city’s highlights and take part in great hand-on cooking class. Your cooking class begins by visiting the bustling local market to learn about the ingredients and the culinary culture of Vietnam. Chefs will help you choose some fresh ingredients to serve your course. Return to cooking center, under the guidance of talented chefs, you will learn how to cook three Vietnam foods. This is time for you learning from expert’s tips to preparing delicious food, make friends, cultural exchange and of course enjoy great food that you have cooked.
Finish your cooking class, we will continue to discover Hanoi’s highlights, including Literature of Temple, Ho Chi Minh complex, Old Quarter, French Quarter….Stop to admire peaceful sunset from the 100-year-old bridge, crossing the Red River. That is moment to soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of Hanoi.
Day 3 Hanoi – Ha Long bay cruise – Demonstration cooking on board
Have breakfast at the hotel then depart to Ha Long Bay with short break on way. Embark the junk on arrival with welcome drink. The board start cruise around thousand limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rises spectacularly from the ocean while enjoying your lunch.
Afternoon, it is time for your choice: swimming, kayaking, explore the most amazing bay by catamaran or simply laze on board the boat. Demonstration dinner today on board must be interesting.
Day 4 Ha Long Bay cruise – Hanoi airport departure – Da Nang airport arrival – Welcome to Hoi An Town
Enjoy light breakfast on board then visit Amazing cave – the biggest and most beautiful one in Ha Long Bay. Stroll nearly one hour in the cave to explore the glittering stalactites with ample countless shapes, unleash your imagination.
Return to your junk where brunch is ready for your appetite whiles cruising toward the habour. Disembark the junk, drive direct to Hanoi airport, catch flight to Da Nang.
Warmly welcome on arrival Da Nang airport, transfer to Hoi An ancient town for check in and relax. Your dinner today is Hoi An specialties at cozy local restaurant.
Day 5 Traditional herb village cycling – Hand-on cooking class – Freely explore beautiful ancient town
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then take a half-day cycling and hand-on cooking tour. This class designed for those wanting a practical, hands-on, gourmet experience. The tour start with biking to the herb gardens of Tra Que Village and a talk on the art of Vietnamese gastronomy, vegetables, herbs & spices and how to prepare and use them. The practical session comprises cooking & cutting techniques. The recipes are provided for you to take home.
Afternoon, you are free to grab a bike and explore, get shoes made, dresses, suits or to just relax with a book.
Day 6 Explore Hoi An peaceful water paradise – Fishing like local – Sunset dinner cruise
Morning today is yours for stroll in elegant town or just relaxes at your hotel, shopping...
After exciting exploration, now is time to feasts dinner on the boat while cruising in marvellous sunset.
Day 7 Hoi An departure – Ho Chi Minh arrival – Street food taste
Breakfast at your hotel then take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel and free at your leisure.
Late afternoon, experience the authentic Saigon cuisine with foodie adventure. It is a uniquely chance to discover reality Saigon at night with wide selection of amazing food.
Day 8 Eat with local – Local market outing - Ho Chi Minh City exploration
Skip repeated breakfast at hotel; we enjoy breakfast in the local way - a great starting a day of exploring the exciting city.
We then visit a “friend's house” - where the typical female Vietnam, resourceful, tender and well cooking living with her happy family. You will surely be warmly welcomed and immersed in cozy atmosphere, among friendly people when you stroll in local market with her, meet, talk to vendors, neighbors… Together with her, you will cook and enjoy the lunch with her family. The sincerity and warmth from local people make your trip remarkable.
Return city center, we spend the rest of day discover the city’s best attractions, including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post office, Jade Imperial pagoda…. Dinner is free as your own choice.
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh departure
This day is free at your leisure or shopping and discovering until transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.
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