Vietnam Gourmet Trail
Vietnam is owner of breathtaking natural wonders, including the majestic mountains, sparkling beaches and lush fields. Not only that, it is also home of genuine hospitality, and culturally rich history. The Vietnam Gourmet 14 days takes you off-the-beaten trail of UNESCO world heritage wonders of Ha Long Bay - Hue Citadel - Hoi An town, bring you to discover the unseen world of Vietnam gastronomy, explore exceptional culture and local lifestyle through markets outing, meeting and eat with friendly people, staying in boutique style hotels/resorts. Every day is a travel like a local!.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Welcome dinner - Magnificent Ca Tru music
Welcome on your arrival at the airport to transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel for tour briefing and relax. You will indulge Hanoi’s soul with welcome dinner at typical local restaurant that is wide range menu with authentic Hanoi food and take part in a very small World Heritage Intangible Ca Tru concert held in an ancient house in the old quarter of Hanoi. A nice sleep will definitely come to you after the incredible experience.
Day 2: Explore & taste Hanoi like a local – Night train to Sapa
Today, you will discover reality Hanoi's beauty; both can't miss attractions and offbeat.
Day 3: Lao Cai Railway station arrival – Breakfast like local – Colorful hill-tribe market outing
Arrival Lao Cai Train station about 6.30, breakfast at local restaurant then drive to hill tribes market – the market will be flexible due to schedule. Indulge yourself into the bustle atmosphere of Dzao and Flower Hmong tribes. The open-air markets seem be simple but really meaningful to the local people. Let’s try some food challenge with H’Mong specialties at market.
The market scheduled
Day 4: Sapa off-road trek – Lunch with ethnic people in village – Night train back Hanoi.
After breakfast, we start light trek to Cat Cat village, admire breathtaking mountainous landscapes, a nice waterfall, an old French dynamo and see Black H’mong tribe in their traditional dress. We will pass through rice paddy terraced fields, rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park to Y Linh Ho village. We will have awesome lunch with Black H’mong people at their village before climb up the main road to return Sap town.
Take your time for shopping then head to Lao Cai Railway station. Have bath and dinner before embark the night train, ride back Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi arrival – Flower night market – Ha Long Bay Cruise – Seafood BBQ
Arrival Hanoi around 5:30am, transfer to visit Flower Night Market – that organized from 2am to 6:30am. Indulge yourself to Hanoi lifestyle and beauty with tranquility parks where local people doing Tai Chi exercise and marvelous sunrise from West Lake. Have yummy breakfast at local restaurant.
Ride to Ha Long Bay to enjoy fresh seafood as well as explore spectacular and amazing Natural World Heritage. Embark the traditional junk to explore gorgeous Ha Long bay – an exotic bay, owned thousands of limestone islets with countless spectacular shapes, sparkling caves, emerald water adorned sails...multiple activities is waiting for you, such as kayaking, swimming, floating village visiting, sunset beach cocktail or food taste in sundeck… Then, end your day with delicious seafood dinner on board.
Day 6: Ha Long bay more cruise – Amazing cave discovery - Hanoi street food dinner
Enjoy a light breakfast then visit Amazing cave - beautiful natural treasure. Hidden inside the cave brings great view from the top for Halong Bay.
Bruch is served on board while cruise toward habour. We arrive charming Hanoi in afternoon. Then, end your day with authentic Hanoi street food for dinner.
Day 7: Hanoi departure – Hue arrival – Welcome royal-style dinner
Morning today is your free time to do some shopping or whatever you choose. Your guide will meet you again in the afternoon for departure to Hue. Arrive in Hue, you will be transferred to hotel. We then have welcome dinner with royal famous food in ancient-style local restaurant.
Day 8: Historic Hue explore – Learn to cook with local
Today, it’s time to explore Hue culture and its cuisine. Your morning will start by strolling in local market then be filled with fun & friendly cooking class with traditional Hue women. You will learn how to cook 3 delicious Hue dishes and enjoy local secret. After the class ends, your afternoon is time to visit ancient Hue citadel, tombs and peaceful Perfume River cruise. In evening, you will be free at Hue night market for a dinner and maybe some local shopping.
Day 9: Hue departure – Da Nang stopover – Hoi An sunset dining cruise
Hoi an, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, considers the most wanted visiting in Vietnam. Today, we will travel in our private van to Hoi An via scenic Cloudy Pass, Lang Co Beach, Marble Mountain... The route proud as the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam with the majestic mountains on one side and other is the sparkling blue sea.
We arrive at theluxurious boutique resort in the afternoon. Then, end your day with amazing sunset cruise in Thu Bon River.
Day 10: Learn to cook like local – Explore cultural Hoi An.
Take the morning to master your Vietnam cooking with talent chef. You will visit the traditional herb village, learn how to do farm work following traditional methods of hundreds of years ago. Of course, we will collect some specialties ingredients for our cooking. You will learn how to using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils and cook four Vietnam traditional dishes.Sit down, talking with chef while feast the dishes you have cooked. After the class ends, your afternoon is free to explore the ancient Hoi An Town and shopping.
Day 11: Hoi An departure – Eat with local in Ho Chi Minh City
You will be free to shopping and exploring until transfer to Da Nang airport to catch flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Your guide will welcome you on arrival the airport to escort you to hotel. Then, it is time to sit back, relax and get ready for our cozy dinner with local family. You will help our local host prepare your dinner and experience a local’s cooking techniques. Your highlight of time life will definitely find here, among very friendly people.
Day 12: Explore Ho Chi Minh highlights – Street food eat like local
Today, you’ll explore Ho Chi Minh City from an inside out. Start your day with a local breakfast, tasting a delicious dish, specially designed for breakfast. Then, it’s time to experience Ho Chi Minh’s must-see sites, including museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post office, market… We will finish the day with amazing street food trail by scoter – amazing experience is waiting for you.
Day 13: Trip to Mekong Delta –Discover colorful floating market
This trip offersyou a striking opportunity to capture an essence of Mekong Delta: its verdant landscape, friendly people and fantastic cuisine.
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City early to explore colorful Cai Be floating market. You will visit the fisherman village, learn how to catch fish, picking vegetables, and help our local host prepare your seafood dinner. Afternoon walking to visit a coconut candy home manufactory and handicraft families in nearby village. We arrive exciting Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. Rest of time is yours to do some shopping or whatever you choose.
Day 14: Saigon Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for departure
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