Vietnam Culinary Tour
Savor a fusion Vietnam culinary tour in fine-dining restaurants and explore the beautiful landscape. This tour provides an experience of the best of Vietnam from north to south, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and tranquil central Vietnam. First, start in Hanoi – a city of shaded boulevards, and sidewalk cafes where charm and sophistication fill the air. With narrow alleyways lined with shop-houses, art galleries, and food stalls, the Old Quarter is an enchanting place to wander for visitors and locals alike.
What’s more, kayaking through local fishing villages and enjoying an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to the central of Vietnam where you stroll through its tiny yellow alleys. Besides, experience the lives of daily fishermen when you hop aboard a basket boat. Delve into Vietnam’s complex history, descending into the vibrant metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, locally called Saigon. This land is forever known as the “Paris of the East” that has blossomed as one of Asia’s hottest destinations. Here, hop on the bike and savor the city’s food scene with a foodies tour. It brings you a completely new journey of the senses. Next, take a trip down the mighty Mekong and drift alongside splendid paddy fields. Also, relax in the lush gardens, and try to sight the freshest tropical fruit you can find.
Additionally, from dining in chic restaurants to discovering popular eateries hidden in alleyways, your guides will unveil the true essence of Vietnamese cuisine.
Vietnam culinary tour allows you to embrace the history, culture, and cuisine of this remarkable country. In addition, the tour provides you with the opportunity to deeply understand and appreciate the diverse cuisine, and warmth of beautiful Vietnam.
Departure/Return LocationHanoi / Ho Chi Minh City
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DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL (B/D)
Your trip begins with your arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and various products are splashed all over this area.
Afterward, our driver will take you to Press Club Restaurant for having dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L/D) - LUNCH OVERLOOKING THE HOAN KIEM LAKE
Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. At 8:00 AM, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to the key historic attraction of the city such as Hoan Kiem Lake; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; Vietnam Museum of Ethnology the Hanoi Temple of Literature - a rare example of Vietnamese architecture back to the 11th Century. In the afternoon, immerse in the unique cultural experiences right in the heart of the Old Quarter.
And enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant before making a stroll around the charming Hanoi Old Quarter to explore the fantastic maze off the back street. Then walking to the busy streets of Nha Chung where every day is always busy with several foods and vegetarians gathering for sales. And stop at old France House for a tea break and talk to him and discover more about the change of the local people, life and listen to the story of a family in each period.
After that, our driver will take you to a restaurant for having dinner.
Lunch: Cau Go RestaurantDinner: Green Tangerine Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
In the morning, check out from the hotel and get picked up by the Cruise. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous Limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise.
DAY 4: SUNRISE ON THE SUNDECK - BACK TO HANOI (B/L/D)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return to Hanoi around 17:00. Free in your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HOI AN (B/D)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Hoi An. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Dinner: Red Bridge Restaurant
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: ONE DAY BEING A LOCAL FARMER (B/L/D) - ROMANTIC REPAST BY THE RIVER
Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you on a cycling trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise. Have lunch at Otta Restaurant then you will be transferred to your hotel.
In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at Brother Coffee Restaurant.
Lunch: Otta Restaurant
Dinner: Brother Coffee Restaurant
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B/D)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check-in has some leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Dinner: Noir. Dinning in the Dark Restaurant
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 8: DISCOVER THE VIBRANT CITY(B/L/D) - EATING WITH ALL FIVE SENSES
Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the historic Central Post Office. Followed the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars. Then we will transfer you to the restaurant for having lunch. Return to your hotel.
Afterward, our driver will take you to the “Noir. Dinning in the dark’ restaurant, is an upscale and unique dining experience in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Lunch: Cuc Gach Restaurant
Dinner: Noir. Dinning in the dark Restaurant
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 9: EXCURSION TO MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D) - GARDEN OF THE SENSES FOR A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE
6 am: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motorboat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantations.
Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long.
Lunch: Ut Trinh Restaurant
Dinner: Jardin Des Sens Saigon
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 10: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.