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Culinary tour in Vietnam

Vietnam is blessed with a rich cultural heritage and many cultural and natural sites to visit. Surprises await you in the land of the dragon, especially in its culinary delights that tantalize your taste buds as you travel through the different regions of the country.

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Itinerary Plan

Vietnam, Hanoi
Day
1
Welcome to Vietnam!
Nội Bài International Airport To Hanoi

You are greeted at Hanoi Airport by your driver. After settling into the hotel, immerse yourself in one of the few Asian capitals that has reconciled its past with modern development. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to visit the museum of ethnography, which will prepare you for your adventure.

Travel duration - 1 hour
Vietnam, Hanoi, Temple of litterature
Day
2
Visiting Hanoi
Hanoi

Your driver picks you up in the early hours to introduce you to Hanoi. Nearly ten centuries ago, King Ly Thai To saw a dragon rise above the river. This dream revealed the location of the new capital, as well as its name, Thang Long (the Dragon that takes off). Astrologers and geomancers contributed to urbanism which we can still see the traces of in this garden city. You'll notice very distinct neighborhoods- royal, commercial, and intellectual. You can visit the city's temples, the ethnography museum, the embassy district, and much more. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Ninh Binh
Day
3
Hanoi – Ninh Binh
Hanoi To Ninh Binh

Today, you are headed to Ninh Binh. Next, you have the opportunity to climb up to Mua cave and admire the panoramic landscape of Tam Coc.
After lunch, embark on a traditional sampan for a river trip through the rice paddies to the sacred caves of Tam Coc. The enormous limestone mountains towering over the rice paddies have earned this place the name "Terrestrial Halong Bay" for its similarity to the landscapes of Halong Bay.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Vietnam, Ninh Binh, Mountains
Day
4
Ninh Binh - Hanoi
Ninh Binh To Hanoi

Discover the historic part of Halong Bay by bike with Hoa Lu as the first stopover. It was the first royal capital of Vietnam, in power from 968 to 1010 under the Dinh, Le, and Ly dynasties. Afterward, visit the Bich Dong pagoda to learn more about the history of Vietnam and the origins of Buddhism. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Vietnam, Bai Tu Long Bay
Day
5
Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay
Hanoi To Bai Tu Long Bay

Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, less touristy than Ha Long Bay, but just as magnificent. Arrive around 12h00 in Hon Gai Harbor and transfer to your cruise ship. Enjoy a welcome drink and settle into your cabin, followed by lunch as the ship sets sail.
Visit Thien Canh Son Cave in the early afternoon. Swim, relax, and explore the lagoons amidst the karst mountains by kayak. Around 5:30 p.m, enjoy the sunset while the boat sails to Cong Dong-Cong Do, where it will drop anchor for the night. A cooking class is offered before dinner, which is served around 19:00. Enjoy the rest of the evening.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Vietnam, Hanoi, Streets
Day
6
Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi - Hue
Bai Tu Long Bay To Hue

Wake up with a Tai Chi class before breakfast, then visit the fishing village, Vung Vieng by bamboo boat. Discover the daily life of the locals there.
Return around 9:00 Am to pack and relax on the deck of the boat. Enjoy brunch before disembarking and heading for Hanoi.
Once back in the capital, drive to the airport to catch your flight to Hue at 7:15 p.m.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Vietnam, Hue, Architecture
Day
7
Imperial Capital, Hue
Hue

Discover the old-fashioned charm of this royal city and its surroundings. Visit the Forbidden City and the magnificent Mausoleums of Minh Mang and Tu Duc. The Pagoda of the Old Lady Celestial is a memorable place to watch the sunset on the Perfume River. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Hoi An
Day
8
Hue - Hoi An
Hue To Hoi An

Admire magnificent scenery on your drive to Hoi An. Settle into your hotel in this charming little town.
Stroll through the night market by the river in the evening. Dine on street food at one of the various street food stalls or opt for a restaurant in the old town.

Vietnam, Hoi An, Local market
Day
9
Hoi An
Hoi An

Discover Tra Que Garden on your own. Located a few kilometers from the city, you can get there by bicycle or taxi. See the farmhouse and the village's organic gardens. Enjoy a welcoming refreshment, take a stroll in the garden with the chef, and join the farmers. Learn more about traditional farming methods, like how they prepare and fertilize the land with organic resources such as wild weeds and algae from the nearby river. Then, participate by raking the soil, sowing, transplanting, or watering- a real Vietnamese gardening experience!
It's time to have a good foot massage with traditional herbs for some relaxation. Then, a cooking class where you will create some typical dishes such as banana flower salad, spring rolls, rice cakes, and Banh Xeo. Sit down for lunch and enjoy your cooking, as well as some additional dishes prepared by the chef- fish marinated in spices, chicken with lemongrass and chili, steamed rice, and dessert. Spend the afternoon at the beach, exploring the city or relaxing at your hotel.

Vietnam, Da Nang
Day
10
Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
Hoi An To Ho Chi Minh city

Leave for Danang by car to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our guide will pick you up at the end of the afternoon to enjoy a city tour by Vespa. It's a fabulous opportunity to see interesting monuments in Ho Chi Minh which few tourists visit, to ride through China Town, to explore Ho Chi Minh's favorite shopping district, and to enjoy the superb flower market and dinner with local dishes.

vietnam, ho Chi Minh, Cathedral
Day
11
The economic capital city, ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh city

In the morning, visit Binh Tay Market, one of the emblematic markets of Ho Chi Minh before continuing to Ba Thien Hau Taoist Temple, built by Chinese merchants more than 150 years ago. Next, visit to the War Remnants Museum which will allow you to better understand the country's history on the Indochina and Vietnam Wars. Your guide will introduce you to street stalls so you can experience some authentic, local dishes. After lunch, visit the Reunification Palace, then Saigon's Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the historic central post office.

Vietnam, Mekong River
Day
12
Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long - Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh city To Can Tho

Get up early to drive to Cai Be and embark on a boat to explore the waters of the largest river in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a culinary experience with locals, then head to Vinh Long to discover magnificent landscapes along the river and observe typical rural life on the Mekong Delta. At the end of the afternoon, transfer to Can Tho for a homestay experience where you can participate in preparing dinner with your hosts. Such a unique experience!

Travel duration - 3 hours
Vietnam, Can Tho, Floating market
Day
13
Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Can Tho To Ho Chi Minh city

After breakfast, visit the fascinating Cai Rang floating market by boat. A short visit to the rice mill and bike ride around the village to discover the magnificent landscape and local village life. Disembark at Ninh Kieu and drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Stop and visit the well known Vinh Trang pagoda on the way.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh
Day
14
Last day in Vietnam!
Ho Chi Minh city

It's your last day, take advantage of your last moments to go shopping. Your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your international flight back home.

Travel duration - 1 hour

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