LIVING TRADITIONAL COOKING TOUR

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Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive journey from north to south.With great food, lush scenery and lots of warm, friendly locals, you will fall in love with Vietnam. Sail beautiful Halong Bay, laugh at water puppets in Hanoi, learn about rich emperors in Hue, get a new outfit tailor-made in Hoi An and swim in the South China Sea. See the city’s ancient streets, stop for a coffee in one of the many cafes and enjoy a cooking class.

And all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

LIVING TRADITIONAL COOKING TOUR

Tour code: COK 01

Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive journey from north to south.With great food, lush scenery and lots of warm, friendly locals, you will fall in love with Vietnam. Sail beautiful Halong Bay, laugh at water puppets in Hanoi, learn about rich emperors in Hue, get a new outfit tailor-made in Hoi An and swim in the South China Sea. See the city’s ancient streets, stop for a coffee in one of the many cafes and enjoy a cooking class.

And all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

HANOI - HALONG - HUE - HOIAN

- HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA

16days/  15 nights

DAY 01:          HANOI ARRIVAL                                                                              (D) On Arrival Noi Bai aiport, you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to Hanoi hotel for check in. You have free time to discover Hanoi - the unique city tree-line boulevard, French colonial architectures, peaceful lakes and oriental temples…         

DAY 02:          HANOI  - COOKING CLASS                                                 (B/L/D)

From 9a.m to 13p.m you will have Cooking class as follwing detail: A ciclo tour to the market with a chef for choosing a fresh food. It’ll bring you very close to the simple life. Than you will prepare and cook by yourself under the instructionof the chef from the beginning to the end and have linch with what you have cooked.

Afternoon: City tour includes Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda. Lake Of Restored Sword. In the evening enjoy a Vietnamese Water Puppet show. Overnight at Hanoi hotel       

DAY 03:          HANOI - HALONG BAY  (170 km)                                     (B/L/D)

This morning you will depart Hanoi for Ha Long Bay and drive pass some of the beautiful rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the afternoon. After arriving Halong Bay, you will board the Halong Junk Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and lunch of freshly caught seafood served on board. While having lunch, the boat sails out to the bay, passing amazing shaped mountains. At 4.30 pm, arrives and visit Sung Sot cave. Then sailing to Titop Beach and Mountain where we can land on the beach for swimming or stepping up (400 steps) to the top of the mountain for taking beautiful panorama pictures of Halong Bay and viewing the sunset. Overnight stay on Halong Boat.

DAY 04:          HALONG BAY - HANOI (170 km) - HUE  (1 hour flight)           (B/L)

You will enjoy early morning view of the bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. You have some time to swim before leaving back to the harbour. Check out and have early lunch before drive back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu Pottery village on the way. Enjoy dinner before boarding the flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to hotel for check in.

 DAY 05:         HUE                                                                                                    (B/L)

You will have a full-day Hue city tour to Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and  visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb. After lunch you will take a Dragon boat ride along the romantic Perfume River and stopping at Thien Mu Pagoda to see the 7-storey octagonal tower and an old Austin car, which transported Thich Quang to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation and continue to visit King Khai Dinh’s Tomb. Evening enjoy Hue dinner with traditional music. Overnight at Hue hotel

DAY 06:          HUE  - HOIAN  (160 km)                                                                (B/L)

Morning depart to Hoi An you will drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass for whole view of Pacific Ocean and famous Long Co fishing village, on the way to Hoi An you will stop over at the Marble Mountain. On arrival to Hoi An check into Hotel

DAY 07:          HOIAN COOKING CLASS                                                                 (B/L)

Cooking Class begins from 8a.m by Welcome drink at Hai Cafe, then trasfer to Tra Que Organic Village. You’ll walk through the garden, where the local faemers work their fields using the traditional method. Than you’ll go shopping in local market. Working together with Red Bridge Chef you’ll learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese foods. You’ll have your lunch with what you have cooked.

After cooking class you’ll have 30minutes leisurely cruise along the Thu Bon river to the center of the town. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Phuc Kien Temple, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful local markets. Overnight at Hoi An Hotel

DAY 08:          HOIAN - MY SON -  DANANG (110 km)                                       (B/L)

Today drive to My Son Cham ruined tower.  My Son is one of the most stunning sights in Hoi An area, and a UNESCO World Heritage recognized Site. During the century when Tra Kieu (known as Simhapura) served as the political capital of Champa, My Son was the site of the most important Cham intellectual and religious centre, and also may served as a burial place for Cham monarchs. My Son is considered to be Cham's counterpart to the grand cities of South-East Asia's other Indian influenced civilizations. Transfer to Danang, check in hotel. Overnight in Da Nang.

DAY 09:          DANANG – SAIGON (1 hour flight)          (B/D)

Morning free leisure time. Afternoon transfer to Danang airport for flight dynamic city Saigon. Upon your arrival you be met and transfer to the hotel for check in. The rest of that after enjoy your free time.

DAY  10:         SAIGON - TAY NINH - CU CHI - SAIGON( 250 km)                   (B/ L)

Today you travel by road to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh Province, the unique colourful world religion. Experience the colourful noon ceremony of Cao Dai followers. After lunch in Tay Ninh, drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground system, was shelter to over 16,000 locals and communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Transfer back to Saigon. Overnight at Saigon hotel.

DAY 11:          SAIGON - CANTHO  (160 km)                                (B/ L)

Morning you will drive to Vietnam’s most fertile region, the Mekong Delta. From Vinh Long, travel by sampan along narrow canals to tropical fruit orchards and bonsai gardens; sample freshly-picked fruits and the local delicacy, fried elephant ear fish; and navigate though the waterborne bustle of the area’s famed floating markets. Enjoy lunch with fresh food in the heart of fruit garden. Visit an old colonial house, a rice corn factory. Overnight at Cantho hotel

DAY 12:          CANTHO COOKING CLASS  - SAIGON       ( 160 km)                  (B/ L)

At 09:30 you’ll set off to local market for shopping fresh food. Than you go back to hotel and welcome to the main kitchen and proced to the cooking Vietnamese traditional styles. You’ll enjoy the self-prepared lunch. Transferred back to Saigon. Check in hotel.

DAY 13:          SAIGON Q                                                                 (B)

After breakfast you will have free time until departure and transfer to the airport for flight to your home “Home sweet Home

 

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