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Vietnam Cooking Tour

Tour code: COK-01

Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights

Route: Hanoi – Halong - Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh

Prices: 1307 $

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (.)

Our tour guide will welcome you upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport and transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Relax and free time in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City

Day 2: Cooking & Tours in Hanoi (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, the tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the Spices Garden Restaurant (at Sofitel Metropole Hotel), we will join in the group with other clients to attend the cooking  class with the good chief. Everyone rolls up their sleeves in the kitchen to prepare a proper Vietnamese meal. We will cook the dishes, the class lunch will be served in the Spices Garden Vietnamese Restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during the class. This afternoon you will discover Hanoi. We will visit to Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam,Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake, then we will visit Hanoi Flag Tower. Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Attend the Water Puppet Show, enjoy dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong - Overnight on Junk (B/L/D)

Leave Hanoi at 8:30 for Halong Bay, on arrival at Halong city at about 12:00.  Upon arrival, get on a Junk cruising around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch, passing Dog island, Incense Urn island, Ga Choi island, Finger island, Hoa Cuong Island and visit Surprise Cave and short swimming at Titov beach (if weather permitted). Have dinner on board and enjoy the night fishing. Overnight on board

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)

In the morning, cruise to Bai Tu long Bay, Fire island, Bo Nau island, fishing village. Having lunch on boat and arrive at Ha long wharf about 12.00 noon. Back to Hanoi by car and end tour at 16:00. We will recheck in hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B/L)

Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue. We will visit the quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty  - we will visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, have lunch at restaurant. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Cooking Tour in Hue (B/L)

The morning begins with a hands-on cooking class at Vuon Y Thao restaurant, highlighting the regal flavors of Hue cuisine as we prepare our own midday meal. Enjoy the lunch with the dish you cooked. In the afternoon, we take boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu, one of the ancient beautiful pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's Royal Tomb. Transfer back to the hotel. Free at leisure.

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An -  My Son Holy Land (B/L)

In the morning, take a private car from Hue to Hoian. Early lunch and drive to My Son Holy Land – one of the world heritage sites of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An in the afternoon for beach relax or on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Tour (B/L)

Firstly, go to the market and learn how to buy typical Vietnamese ingredients for the cooking. Secondly get on boat for a leisurely cruise 25 minutes along Hoian River to the Cooking School – Red Bridge. Thirdly, learn how to cook some of Hoian’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes which is the combination of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the chief before you prepare the same dish yourselves. After all, sit down and enjoy exactly what you have cooked. Back to Hoian town by boat and end tour. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoian - Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B/)

Have a breakfast at hotel, free time until the time to transfer to airport, take the flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon, the tour guide will pick up you and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Cooking Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center: the hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by a MC who will explain the teaching of the chef and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch. Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels: Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters, and weapon factories. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was only recently opened to tourists. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta (Floating Market) – Ho Chi Minh city (B/L)

Leave at 8:00 from your hotel for My Tho, on arrival, get on a private boat cruising Floating Fish Market and along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Phoenix Island and stop at a garden restaurant for Vietnamese lunch. The motorized boat cruises more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, wonder around a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. On the way back to Hochiminh, stop at a bonsai garden in My Tho. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 12: Hochiminh City – Departure (B)

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.

Tour Price
Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-15 pax 16 pax up Single supplement
Standard 3029 1884 1586 1447 1348 1307 395
Superior 3266 2006 1708 1569 1470 1424 511
Deluxe 3812 2289 1991 1852 1753 1697 773
Premium 4993 2873 2575 2436 2337 2259 1371

Price Notes:

+ The prices are in USD per person

+ The prices will be higher on public holidays

+ The prices will be better for group of 16pax onwards

+ The prices will be better during summer period (05 May to 30 Sep)

 

Accommodation

HOTELS USED IN TOURS


City/ Hotels

Standard (3star)

Superior (3 star+)

Hanoi

Moon View hotel/ Superior room

www.moonviewhotel.com

Medallion hotel/ Superior room

www.medallion-hanoi.com

Or

Quoc Hoa hotel/ Superior room

www.quochoahotel.com

Ninh Binh

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Halong

Asian Halong hotel/ ROH room

www.aseanhalong.com

Saigon Halong hotel/ Superior room

www.saigonhalonghotel.com

Halong boat

Huong Hai Halong Junk/ Deluxe cabin

www.huonghaihalong.com

Halong Sails/ Deluxe cabin

www.halongsails.com

Sapa

Royal view hotel/ Deluxe room

www.royalviewsapa.vn

Bamboo hotel/ Standard room

www.bamboosapahotel.com.vn

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Ratraco train

Quang binh

Nhat Le hotel

Saigon Quang Binh hotel/ Superior room

www.sgquangbinhtourist.com.vn

Hue

Heritage hotel/ ROH room

www.hueheritagehotel.com.vn

Huong Giang hotel/ Deluxe room

www.huonggianghotel.com.vn

Hoi An

Indochine hotel/ Superior room

www.hoianindochine.com

Hoian trail resort/ Superior room

www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Nha Trang

Green Hotel Nhatrangl/Superior room

www.greenhotelnhatrang.com

Nha Trang Lodge/ Deluxe room

www.nhatranglodge.com

Phan Thiet

Dynasty resort/ ROH room

www.dynastyresorts.com

Ocean star resort/ Superior room

www.oceanstarresort.com

Dalat

Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort/ Superior room

www.hagl.com.vn

Ngoc Lan hotel/ Superior room

www.ngoclanhotel.vn

Ho Chi Minh

Sabah Saigon Hotel/ Deluxe room
www.sabahsaigonhotel.com

 

Elios hotel/ Superior room

www.elioshotel.vn

OR

Lavender hotel/ ROH room

www.lavenderhotel.com.vn

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu hotel/ Standard room

www.ninhkieuhotel.vn

Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhkieuhotel.com

Phu Quoc

Thien Hai Son Resort/ Mountain view

www.phuquocthienhaison.com

Sasco blue resort/ Standard room

www.sasco-bluelagoon-resort.com

City/ Hotels

Deluxe (4,5 star)

Premium (5 star)

Hanoi

Flower garden hotel/ Deluxe room

www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn

OR

Lan Vien Hotel/ Superior room

www.lanvienhotel.com.vn

Sofitel plaza hotel/ Luxury room

www.sofitel.com

OR

Sheraton hotel/ Deluxe room

www.starwoodhotels.com

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Halong

Halong Plaza hotel/ Superior room

www.halongplaza.com

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.novotelhalong.com.vn

Halong boat

Indochina sails/ Superior room

www.indochinasails.com

Paradise Luxury Cruise/ Deluxe cabin

www.paradisecruises.org

Sapa

Chau Long hotel/ Superior room

www.chaulonghotel.com.vn

Victoria resort/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Victoria train

Quang Binh

Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel/ Superior room

www.quangbinh.muongthanh.vn

Sun Spa resort/ Superior garden view room

www.sunsparesortvietnam.com

Hue

Saigon Morin hotel/ Colonial Deluxe

www.morinhotel.com.vn

Celadon hotel/ Palace deluxe room

www.celadon-international.com

Hoi An

Hoian beach resort/ Deluxe Garden view room

www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

Golden sand resort/ Superior garden view room

www.swiss-belhotelgoldensandresort.com

Nha  Trang

Yasaka hotel/ Deluxe room

www.yasanhatrang.com

Sunrise hotel/ Superior room

www.sunrisehotelvietnam.com

Phan Thiet

Sea Horse resort/ Deluxe garden view

www.seahorseresortvn.com

Victoria resort/ Garden view bungalow

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Dalat

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.dalatresorts.com.vn

Sofitel palace hotel/ Superior room

www.sofitel.com

Ho Chi Minh

Grand hotel/ Superior room

http://grandhotel.vn/

OR

Liberty Centre hotel/ Deluxe room

www.odysseahotels.com/saigon-centre-hotel

Renaissance hotel/ Deluxe city view

www.renaissance-saigon.com

OR

Majestic hotel/ Colonial City Deluxe

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

Can Tho

Golf Cantho/ Superior city view room

http://vinagolf.vn

Victoria Cantho hotel/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Phu Quoc

Saigon Phuquoc resort/ Panorama room

www.sgphuquocresort.com.vn

Grand Marcure La Veranda resort/ Deluxe room

www.laverandaresort.com


Inclusion & Exclusion
Tour Included
  • Private car
  • Private boat
  • Join Junk in Halong bay
  • English speaking tour guide at each destination
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (Check in at 14:00, Check out at 12:00)
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Cooking classes with food stuff
  • Domestic flight tickets within Vietnam (Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Saigon by Vietnam airline)
  • Airport tax included
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water.
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax

 

Tour Excluded
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned
  • Early check in and late check out at hotels
  • Visa fee