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Culinary Vietnam

11 Nights: from US$2632 Trip Code: CUV0001

From the origins of pho and other traditional dishes in Hanoi to the spicy royal cuisine of Hue and the simple, fresh ingredients of the Mekong Delta, feast your way through Vietnam. Read more >

Discover the traditional (and not so traditional) cuisine of Vietnam on this culinary highlights itinerary. Arrive into Hanoi in the north of Vietnam, home to some of Vietnam's most recognisable dishes, including pho - a rice noodle soup commonly eaten for breakfast. Indulge yourself during a street food tour of the Old Quarter and surrounding markets, during which you'll taste various Vietnamese dishes as well as French pastries and French-influenced snacks.

Head out into Halong Bay for a leisurely cruise among the limestone karsts, where you will not only have the chance to relax and enjoy the scenery but will also try your hand at squid fishing. Here you'll taste some of the region's finest seafood, served up by the chef on board.

Fly to Hue, the home of the unique royal cuisine of the Imperial dynasty era. You will learn to cook rich and sometimes spicy local delicacies at one of the city's traditional garden houses, learning about the history of the region as you cook.

Drive along the Pass of Ocean Clouds to Hoi An, where you will spend time with Chef Duc and enjoy a private cookery experience from this eclectic and internationally influenced chef. You'll also spend time in a local restaurant, learning how to make pho using traditional methods, right down to making your own rice noodles from scratch.

Head south to Ho Chi Minh City for an evening tour of the city's late-night eateries and street food, all whilst riding pillion on the back of a classic Vespa. Explore the local "wet" markets and pick up some freshly prepared seafood, together with the traditional accompaniments of spicy mango salad, quails eggs and corn on the cob.

Spend the day in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice production area, for an insight into the local farming and fishing as well as small cottage industries specialising in the production of rice paper, popped rice and coconut candy.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 11 nights' accommodation in Vietnam
  • All airport transfers and internal flights
  • Breakfast every day, eight lunches and three evening meals
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day by day itinerary

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Taste classic street food in the markets and alleys of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Learn the art of royal cookery in the grounds of Hue's garden houses
  • Tour Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a Vespa, tasting local delicacies throughout the night
  • Cruise the stunning scenery of Halong Bay
  • Spend time with an innovative and eclectic chef in Hoi An
  • Visit the cottage industries turning out coconut candy and other local delicacies in the Mekong Delta

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Culinary Vietnam - 12 Days - Accommodation

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