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Culinary Delights of Vietnam

14/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Ho Chi MinhMekongHoi AnHueHanoiHalong BayHanoi
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$1647 $1400
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People often send their soul on the foods. That's why you can just only try the special local food, feeling the flavor and can understand their life, their culture and personality. Vietnam also has so many special kinds of ingredients that make the region's food more delicious and attracted. Travel around the country from the South to the North, with different specials local foods you can discover and get more knowledge about the colorful culinary life of the country.


  A tour shows almost the special cuisine of Vietnam from the South to the North.

  Attracted opportunity to join in cooking to learn how to make the traditional foods and know about those special ingredients by visit the local market.

  Chance to enjoy many special local foods

  Taste the flavor foods and understand more about the personality, the rich culture and the colorful of Vietnamese life.

  Be fond of doing farmer's work with local people.

  Joining in with local people and share the knowledge about cuisine.

  Memorable time to get more knowledge about the Vietnam's culinary as well as travels around Vietnam and makes the treasures of your life.

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Have welcome dinner at local restaurant,... D
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L, D
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Explore Mekong Delta B, L, D
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Hoi An Explore lush green orchard, local market, primary school, honey bee's... B, L
Day 5 Hoi An Go to local market to see how vietnamese select food and join in an... B, L
Day 6 Hoi An B
Day 7 Hoi An, Hue Explore Ba Na Hills complex by cable car and witness the amazing... B, L
Day 8 Hue Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady... B, L
Day 9 Hue, Hanoi Flight from Hue to Hanoi, enjoy Hanoi foodie tour B, D
Day 10 Hanoi Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology,... B, L
Day 11 Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hanoi Explore the nature beauty of Trang An Complex B, L
Day 12 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 13 Halong Bay, Hanoi Enjoy last moments on the bay, Transfer back to Hanoi B, L
Day 14 Hanoi Tranfer to the airport for your next flight B
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Have welcome dinner at local restaurant, Spend your free time in the city

Welcome to Vietnam - Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel in the downtown. After doing the check in, you will be free on your own to walk around the city center to get acquainted with the liveliness of this young city. 

In the evening, you will have welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the city centre, enjoy foodie tour by vespa motobikes in the evening

08.00 AM: After breakfast at hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. 

After the lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post OfficeChinatown and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.

About 04.00 PM, the tour finshes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. 

At 06.00 PM: Your motobike drivers will pick you up at hotel and first stop is to Café zoom to "watch the world goes by" (quoted by The Lonely Planet) and enjoy cocktail and appetizer (inclusive) before adventuring into favorite local eating spot. Guests experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa. The tour will start with a ride to part Chinatown and then heading to District 4 through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of locals and enjoy street sea- food and cold drinks, places that foreigner won't be found. Leaving district 4 to district 3 the tour pass through downtown district 1 to take in the sights on the way to Banh Xeo, specialty of Saigon and southern food with the locals. Then the tour will continue to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music (live) as a local. After this the tour will bring guest to a lively music venue to enjoy the drinks with live music. Come back to your hotel at 10.00 PM.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Taste a delicious Ho Chi Minh by night by Vespa motobikes

A true Saigon is going to surely be shown to your eyes on this vespa motorbike journey. Getting on a scooter in one of the busiest cities in the world with a stranger seemed like a sensible idea. Walking is not popular in Ho Chi Minh City – a city with 7.43 million motorbikes – so being on one is the ideal way to see the buzzing centre of the city. Let's experience the feeling when scooters, taxis, buses and bikes come at you from every angle. Though it sounds scary, the fact is that negotiating Ho Chi Minh City’s night traffic on the back of a vintage Vespa turns out to be exhilarating. The breeze on your face; the exotic smells of spices; the people watching; the bustling night markets and the neon lights of the bars and massage parlours, all will begin to have a hypnotic effect. Sitting back of the bikes, weaving through every small lane, watching the daily life in Saigon as if you were a Vietnamese citizen hanging out with a closed friend, enjoying typical local dishes, listening to the sound and admiring the colors of life here in the most honest way. This is a really worthwhile trip with plenty of tasty local food. Let's enjoy the thrill of living life like the Saigonese.


Unique Experience in Legendary Cu Chi tunnel

If you are around Ho Chi Minh City and wondering how to spend a day in this fascinating city, why don't get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime by visiting the Cu Chi tunnels ? Hiding the the secrets of underground Vietnam, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels trip will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as weapon store, military bunkers and base . Don't miss the chance to crawl inside the tunnels and fire several different weapons in the shooting range.


Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. Don't hesitate to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day city tour. You will gain fascinating insight into rich culture and history with our knowledgeable guide when going to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Moreover, haggling for lovely gifts at Ben Thanh market and feasting your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine will remark your trip in Saigon.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Explore Mekong Delta

At 08h00AM: Your private guide and driver will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby.
After 2 hours driving from HCM city, you will arrive Cho Gao distict of Tiên Giang province. Transfer to the local wooden boat to discover Tam Hiêp Island of Bên Tre province. 
Take a wonderful excursion to cross 2 branches of Mekong river, called Cửa Đại & Cửa Tiểu, 30km far from the Eastern sea, we arrive to Giao Hòa village. Walk to the local house to see how they make sticky rice cake wrapped in banana leaves.
Come back to the boat, go to Long Thạnh village. Stop to visit a local factory to see many kilns to make activated charcoal from coconut hard-shell. 
The boat will take us to Tam Hiep islandBiking on small village paths through huge orchards to arrive special farm where they are planting the creepers (called LÁ SÂM in Vietnamese). We pick up some leaves for making & tasting this special herbal jelly.
Biking to the local house located in the middle of green orchards to enjoy our exotic lunch. After lunch, we can relax on the hammock before seeing their family making the brooms from coconut leaves. 
Next, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time under the shade of water coconut. Walking to UT TRINH HOMESTAY for our check-in. Have the fresh shower, then go to the kitchen to help the family cooking some local dishes. Enjoy dinner with the lovely host!
Overnight in homestay.


Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper, brooms, sticky rice cake… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Explore lush green orchard, local market, primary school, honey bee's farm. back to HCMC and Fly to Danang, Transfer to hotel in Hoi An

Having breakfast at homestay, have biking trip under the huge orchards on this island. We’ll come to visit the local marketbuying something for our lunch. Visit the local workshop to see how she waves the scraps of fabric for carpets. Also, we can stop at the local primary school (closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays) where we can play with children and give them some useful gifts for their daily life. Biking to the honey bee’s farm where we will observe the process to have longan honey. Taste honey mixed with tea + lime
Come back our homestay for cooking the lunch. After lunch, check-out and say goodbye to the host. Back to Hòa Định ferry station. End the trip at Chợ Gạo!
Your private transfer will take you directly to HCM airport and then take a short flight to Danang.
Upon arrival in Danang airport, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.
 Welcome on arrival and check in your hotel. Relax at your leisure. Dinner on your own. 
Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Go to local market to see how vietnamese select food and join in an enjoyable cooking class in Hoi An

08.30am: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel's lobby.

Firstly, a visit to the Central market. You will learn tips of picking fresh ingredients and bargain for the best price.
Next, sit back and relax for 30 minutes while floating down the river into the water coconut forest.
After that, grind fresh rice milk with an ancient Vietnamese stone mill.
For the main part, make 4 iconic Vietnamese dishes at your own cooking station.
-Spring roll (Gỏi Cuốn)
-Sizzling pancake (Bánh Xèo)
-Southern Beef Noodle Salad (Bún Bò Nam Bộ)
-Beef Pho (Phở Bò Hà Nội)

Lastly, enjoying each dish with free-flowing passion fruit juice or an ice cold beer at our riverview lantern lounge.

Finish at approximately 01.30PM – transfer back to your hotel in Hoi An.
Then, free at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch