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11-day Path of Vietnam Culinary

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V’Explore Travel is an established company specializing in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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11-day Path of Vietnam Culinary

Experience the simplicity yet flavorful of the traditional Vietnamese gastronomy as well as the elaborateness of the modern Viet/French fusion where the two come together for a cuisine in a perfect balance of tastes and texture with this brief but complete vacation. Discover how the landscape and climate define the art of cooking in each region: Taste the sweet & sourness of the tropical fruits in the southern cuisine,Savor the fragrance of fresh herbs in a country-style meal of the north and Addict to the hot and spicy dishes of the central.

DAY 1

Arrival in Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, a fusion of Asian and French influences, and the seat of the Vietnamese Government. Greeting at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in (driver only).

Ha Noi
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DAY 2

Enjoy street food –city tour

Your sightseeing tour of Hanoi include: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex with Presidential Palace (façade only), Temple of Literature, Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake. The tour begins with an introduction to the local food scene over a hearty bowl of pho; noodle soup, the quintessential Hanoi street food. Then it is off to a bustling local market where your guide will demystify the local produce, and encourage you to taste some of its most exotic ingredients . the tour lasts for 4 hours and finishes with a typical Vietnamese ca phe, or che (Vietnamese tea) and local sweets. Then continue with a cyclo ride around Hanoi's old quarter and ends with the world-famous Water Puppet show. Read more

Ha Noi
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DAY 3

Ha Noi – Ha Long

08:00 Driver will pick up at hotel. Drive to Ha Long City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes 12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands. Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu) Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 19.30 – 23.00Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.23:00 End of Program for Day One (Please notice, the itinerary could be changed due to bad weather and tidal condition) Read more

Ha Long
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DAY 4

Ha Long–Hanoi–Hue

06:00 – 08:00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. 08:00- 11:30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception. Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say good bye to the crew. 12:00 – Transfer back to Ha Noi airport for evening flight to Hue On arrival in Phu Bai airport, you will have warm welcome with driver only and transfer to the home-stay for check in Read more

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DAY 5

Hue city tour by scooter

Aodaigo ladies in a traditional Áo Dài (Vietnamese traditional dress) meet and take you to Quốc Học High School, founded on October 23, 1896 and known as the first and the oldest high school in Vietnam. Then we ride eastward along the city river to Thanh Toàn tile-roofed Bridge in Thanh Toàn village, Thủy Thanh Commune, Hương Thủy District, about 8 km from Hue city. Here we will enjoy the peaceful scenery of the countryside with farmers working on their tranquil rice fields, talk to friendly local people in the small market and learn more about their daily life. 9.00 am – Leaving Thanh Toàn Village, we head to Vọng Cảnh Hill to have a vista of the beautiful Perfume River. Then we will have a stop at Hổ Quyền Arena, built in 1830 on the south bank of the Perfume River. It was the arena where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperors, the royal families and mandarins. Stop for a rest at Mr. Hè Café. Its owner is an artist and a war items collector. You may be curious and interested in learning the history behind his collection of Vietnam War items, such as canteens, zippo lighters, soldier headgears and etc. A short walk from Mr. Hè Café is Từ Hiếu Pagoda, also known as the resting place of the Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs. Tu Hieu Pagoda attracts visitors with its own beauty and thrilling and fascinating stories of the eunuchs. Afternoon: Imperial Citadel and its Royal Enclosure, the Forbidden Purple city. Have a home style dinner in Ngo’s house. Savor with special dishes like fig salad created by Mrs Tuyet who helps you how to make this typical dish in Hue. You can find down some organic vegetables for your meal from the garden. Enjoy royal tea with the open atmosphere of a hospitality and friendly family. Read more

Hue
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DAY 6

Hue – Da Nang - Hoian

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel over the spectacular the Hai Van Pass. The panoramic views of the clouds, the sea and the mountains unfold at the scenic Lang Co lagoon. On the way, stop at Danang to visit Marble Mountain. Check in the hotel for relaxing. At night, enjoy your dinner at the fabulous Secret Garden, setting in a lovely privileged garden located in the heart of Hoi An. Read more

Hoi An
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DAY 7

Cooking Class - City Tour

+ Starting at 8.30am, a chef-guided tour to the local colorful and crowded HOI An Market from Dao Tien Restaurant River View, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy place. You will have an opportunity to meet the local sellers and learn about the foodstuff to be prepared for the cooking lesson. + The market tour will give you an insight not just into the scents and flavor of Vietnamese herbs and spices but also real market culture, how to bargain and where to buy your fresh foodstuff. The market place is the core of Vietnamese society. On the way back to the restaurant, we will take a walk along the busy river bank till An Hoi Bridge before boarding our private boat for a short transfer across the river to the Restaurant, it takes about 25mins to 30 mins on the quiet river and you will see living activities of local fishing people. Upon arrival, you will receive a refreshing seasonal drink as a welcomed drink from our hospitality staff. We start our cooking lesson. The lesson runs for about 2 hours. The head chef first present a theory lesson, and then He demonstrates course by course according to the lesson plan, during his demonstrate He will ask some check questions to ensure that you understand what he does, of course you can ask questions at any time. You will see the finished courses and you will have plenty of opportunity to get involved and try your hand at reproducing the flavors. + You can dine on the dishes you have just prepared. Then we have the walking tour Phung Hung Ancient House, Museum of Hoi An, Kwan Kung Temple, Japanese Covered Bridge and Workshop of Traditional Handicrafts Read more

Hoi An
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DAY 8

Hoi An easy day

Free time is at leisure

Hoi An
DAY 9

Hoi An - Da Nang – Saigon

Have breakfast at hotel. 11:00 am driver picks up and transfers to Da Nang airport for flight to Sai Gon 12:10/13:25. Upon arrival guide picks up & have city tour includes: War Remnants Museum, features Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French in 1880 and City Post office building. Drop by Ben Thanh market for viewing local people doing their transaction at busiest time. Tonight enjoy Dinner on Bonsai Junk with music and entertainment (optional). Overnight in Sai Gon Alagon central hotel & Spa Read more

Saigon
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DAY 10

Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long

At 08:00 AM our tour guide will pick up at hotel and drive to Cai Be (about 2 hours). Our day will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then we can make a stop at some local workshops and handicrafts villages, where you can see how people make rice paste, coconut candy, rice-paper for spring-rolls. A smaller dug out boat will take us deeper into the delta through small canals to enjoy the tranquil beauty. It is so interesting to see local farmers catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta. A great lunch will be served at local house. We will then cycle on village paths to see the local farms, houses. After that the boat trip takes you to Vinh Long city where you meet your coach again and drive back to Saigon Read more

Saigon
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DAY 11

Saigon – Departure

Downtown shopping (embroideries, lacquer ware, wood-carvings...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (driver only). Have a safe trip!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ha Noi
Day 3
Location Ha Long
Day 4
Location Hue
Day 6
Location Hoi An
Day 9
Location Saigon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transportation in good condition
  • Local English speaking guide as in program
  • Meals as described (without drinks)
  • Accommodation on Double/twin room with breakfast.
  • Entrance fees and boat fee as in program
  • Cooking classes as in program
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour

Package excludes

  • All airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa or any other formalities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • The current domestic airfares for two flights Hanoi-Hue & Da Nang - Saigon: US$238/per person. Please advise us if you want us to book these flights for you with a surcharge fee of US$238 per person
  • Other services not mentioned in the Package Includes

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Ross, Australia

V'Explore made all the travel arrangements for myself and my wife for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Personal drivers, guides, accommodation and tours. All done with professionalism, friendly service and to a good standard.

Ray, Canada

We have used V'explore for two different tours in Laos Cambodia VietnamThailand and Myanmar. Their attention to detail and extremely well organized tours made it a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend this tour Company and particularly because of their competitive rates.

Danica, Australia

I travelled with a friend and V'explore looked after us so well the entire time! All the tour guides were knowledgable and friendly. No better way to organise a trip to Vietnam than through V'explore. Highly recommended!

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