Departure Date: 04/09/2019
Treat your taste buds to a holiday of a lifetime this year in Vietnam. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh fill up on all this beautiful country has to offer. Known for its history, culture and amazing cuisine, why not feast your way through Vietnam on this amazing 13-day tour. Let us guide you through the different flavours each region has to offer. Not only will you be sampling the best Vietnamese food but you'll also be learning how to create speciality dishes and bring home plenty of memories and new culinary expertise.
First stop Hanoi. After checking into your hotel in the Old Quarter why not explore it's winding streets, all jammed packed with delicious Vietnamese dishes just waiting to be tried. The following morning you can immerse yourself in Hanoi cuisine by participating in your first hands on cooking class. Our tour starts at the local markets discovering new herbs and spices before heading back to the cooking school where you will learn how to put them together and create your own delicious lunch. In the evening you'll be picked up at your hotel and be taken on a street food tour of the Old Quarter, sampling a wide range of local specialities.
From the vibrant Hanoi to the beautiful Hue. Explore the area around the Perfume River before visiting the ornate Imperial Citadel and colourful Thanh Toan Bridge. Sample the different flavours this region has to offer by snacking on the street food while touring the city. Learn the differences between Hanoi and Hue food in an evening cooking class. Taste the different flavours of the region and cook your own spicy Hue food before learning the art and technique behind food decoration.
Picturesque villages, Rice Paddies and the largest Fresh Water Lagoon in South East Asia's - this drive on the Hai Van Pass has it all with its outstanding coastal views and down through the thriving city of Da Nang. Upon arrival in the charming town of Hoi An you can relax before a street food tour of Hoi An's most famous eateries. Here you can sample the areas favourites; Banh Xeo and Nem Lui, before learning how to create some more of the regions favourites the following day. In your down time explore the beautiful lantern city. Hoi An has something for everyone with its beautiful beaches, interesting historical sites and hundreds of tailors ready to create custom couture for you.
The next stop on our culinary adventure is Nha Trang. Enjoy a food orientation tour full of information on the best things and places to eat, then feast to your hearts content. Relax during free time at the beach before eating at one of Nha Trang’s most well-known restaurants, Lac Canh barbeque restaurant.
In the morning unwind on a scenic bus ride up to the former French Resort area of Da Lat. Take in the sights of the city and participate in a filled cooking demonstration with Ms Xuan. She'll show you how to make mountain specialities and explain what makes Da Lat Cuisine so unique. After why not explore all the foody hotspots that Da Lat has to offer and enjoy a free day in the cool mountain air.
After a short flight we will arrive at our destination Ho Chi Minh City. This bustling city combines the old and new of Vietnam from its historical sites to vibrant nightlife. From here we will take a day trip to the Mekong Delta. We'll explore the mighty Mekong by powered boat, stopping at villages and markets to explore and enjoy its unique cuisine, before returning to Ho Chi Minh to fly home.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 12 nights in luxury 3 star accommodation. Price includes Cooking classes in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Dalat, Orientation tours of the local street food in each location, Imperial Citadel and Tomb in Hue, Orientation walk in Hoi An, Day tour to Mekong incl. boat tour, War Remnants museum in HCMC , All transport and flight during the tour, Meals (12 Breakfast, 4 Lunch , 1 Dinner) and full time tour leader. Depart on 4 September with Emirates including one checked bag of 20KG.
From €2660 per person sharing
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