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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)




City/ Hotels

Standard (3star)

Superior (3 star+)


Moon View hotel/ Superior room

Medallion hotel/ Superior room


Quoc Hoa hotel/ Superior room

Ninh Binh

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room


Asian Halong hotel/ ROH room

Saigon Halong hotel/ Superior room

Halong boat

Huong Hai Halong Junk/ Deluxe cabin

Halong Sails/ Deluxe cabin


Royal view hotel/ Deluxe room

Bamboo hotel/ Standard room

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Ratraco train

Quang binh

Nhat Le hotel

Saigon Quang Binh hotel/ Superior room


Heritage hotel/ ROH room

Huong Giang hotel/ Deluxe room

Hoi An

Indochine hotel/ Superior room

Hoian trail resort/ Superior room

Nha Trang

Green Hotel Nhatrangl/Superior room

Nha Trang Lodge/ Deluxe room

Phan Thiet

Dynasty resort/ ROH room

Ocean star resort/ Superior room


Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort/ Superior room

Ngoc Lan hotel/ Superior room

Ho Chi Minh

Sabah Saigon Hotel/ Deluxe room


Elios hotel/ Superior room


Lavender hotel/ ROH room

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu hotel/ Standard room

Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel/ Superior room

Phu Quoc

Thien Hai Son Resort/ Mountain view

Sasco blue resort/ Standard room

City/ Hotels

Deluxe (4,5 star)

Premium (5 star)


Flower garden hotel/ Deluxe room


Lan Vien Hotel/ Superior room

Sofitel plaza hotel/ Luxury room


Sheraton hotel/ Deluxe room

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room


Halong Plaza hotel/ Superior room

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

Halong boat

Indochina sails/ Superior room

Paradise Luxury Cruise/ Deluxe cabin


Chau Long hotel/ Superior room

Victoria resort/ Superior room

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Victoria train

Quang Binh

Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel/ Superior room

Sun Spa resort/ Superior garden view room


Saigon Morin hotel/ Colonial Deluxe

Celadon hotel/ Palace deluxe room

Hoi An

Hoian beach resort/ Deluxe Garden view room

Golden sand resort/ Superior garden view room

Nha  Trang

Yasaka hotel/ Deluxe room

Sunrise hotel/ Superior room

Phan Thiet

Sea Horse resort/ Deluxe garden view

Victoria resort/ Garden view bungalow


Novotel hotel/ Standard room

Sofitel palace hotel/ Superior room

Ho Chi Minh

Grand hotel/ Superior room


Liberty Centre hotel/ Deluxe room

Renaissance hotel/ Deluxe city view


Majestic hotel/ Colonial City Deluxe

Can Tho

Golf Cantho/ Superior city view room

Victoria Cantho hotel/ Superior room

Phu Quoc

Saigon Phuquoc resort/ Panorama room

Grand Marcure La Veranda resort/ Deluxe room

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