Gastronomy of the South
Time: 5 days - 4 nights.
The unique experience is waiting for your discovering! That is a historic Cu Chi Tunnels, a vibrant city with its highlights and a yummy city with amazing street food and professional cooking class… You will have the opportunity to visit the local people, cooking and talking with them, especially, you will immerse in the cozy atmosphere among friendly people… It is perfect experience of the people, culture, history and of course specialties of the south, Vietnam.
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Day 1 Saigon Arrival - Street Food (D)
We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel on arrival for relax and prepare energy for late afternoon Saigon foodie. It is the highlight of the trip by discovering Saigon night life through amazing Saigon street food.
The foodie tour is great fun and the perfect way to discover some of the lesser known dishes & drinking that the locals love to eat. So, save your appetite, delight your palate and let us fill your tummy with delicious and authentic Vietnamese food!
Day 2 Saigon Cooking Class & City Tour (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then start cooking day with our chef to the colorful market. We will cook and then feast at cooking center! Afternoon, take a half day city tour to War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post office. Free for your own dinner and overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 3 Saigon - Mekong Delta experience (B, L)
Early breakfast at restaurant as local people then drive to experience colorful Mekong delta. Take a board to explore floating market, workshops, orchid garden…. We then go to local family, far from the typical tour routes to prepare lunch and see how the average Vietnamese family cooks and eats. The rest of time is yours to chat with local, explore daily life of rural Vietnamese families in Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon for an independent dinner. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 4 Saigon - Home Demonstration Cooking - Incredible Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)
Have breakfast at hotel then driving to local home for morning home cooking with very friendly host. This morning, you will go to the local market with host to buy some ingredient for cooking. You will then prepare, chatting and learning the way to cook some delicious simple dishes that usually cooked in most of the Vietnamese families. The cooking with lunch is full of fun, laugh and cozy.
Afternoon, optional driving to Cu Chi Tunnel - about 30 km from Saigon, hundreds of miles of narrow underground tunnels attest to the determination of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. These tunnels had a great role in facilitating Viet Cong control of this area.
Driving back the center, the rest of time is your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 5 Saigon Departure (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for departure.
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