6 Days North and South Vietnam Cooking Tours

  • Maison D'Hanoi Boutique Hotel, 35-37 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam Culinary Tours

Go Asia Travel is proud to offer you the best of the best deal to discover the beautiful country of Vietnam. During this cooking holiday, you will discover several locations where you will squid fish at night, visit caves and islands, cruise along Halong Bay on traditional Asian junk, and taste and create a Vietnamese feast on delicious seafood. Join your hosts during this holiday, relax, and taste the beauty that the Asian cuisine has to offer.

Highlights

  • Cooking classes on the tours
  • Exciting cruise along the Halong Bay
  • Guided tours in the Halong Bay, Cu Chi tunnel, and Mekong Delta
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Maison D’Hanoi Boutique Hotel (one night)

Your home in Hanoi would be Maison D’Hanoi Boutique Hotel where you will stay in a deluxe room. Maison D’Hanoi prides itself on having a collection of the most distinctive and luxurious accommodation in Hanoi City. Situated right in the middle of Hanoi Old Quarter, the Maison D’Hanoi is accessible to the majority of historical buildings, attractions, corporate offices, and a range of exciting actives.

The facilities in the hotel include Indochina tube house design, Hanoi M’café restaurant and bar, Maison tour desk center, reception, concierge, and Madam Yen Restaurant.

V’Spirit Cruise Halong Bay (one night)

During your cruise adventure in Halong Bay, you will stay aboard V’Spirit Cruise. The two recently built wooden junks managed by V'Spirit will bring you a holiday to remember. Coated in a traditional design, the junk features deluxe cabins of contemporary style.

Each cabin has large windows, private bathroom, and comfortable bed. Look nowhere further as you have found the right one to visit Halong Bay.

Elios Hotel Ho Chi Minh (three nights)

In Ho Chi Minh City, you will stay in Elios Hotel’s senior superior room. Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant. In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music, and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel is within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.

Facilities in the hotel include conference facilities, laundry, non-smoking rooms, parking, business center, coffee shop, gym, restaurant, room service, board room, and LCD and projector.

The class is held in the most beautiful agricultural village where you will see Vietnamese medicine garden with many different kinds of herbs, spices, and vegetables. You will learn how to grow many kinds of mushrooms in the mushroom house and experience what it is like to be a Vietnamese farmer.

You will then select herbs and vegetables from the garden and the talented, professional chef will show you how easy it is to prepare delicious healthy food using these ingredients.

On the other hand, if you do not like cooking, you will also have chance to become real Vietnamese farmer where you can grow up vegetables, rice, and harvest many different kind of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms in the farm then giving it out for the master chefs to cook it for you.

Your time in the agricultural village is a great chance to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Ho Chi Minh city where you will replace the sound of bike and car horns with the peaceful sounds of cows, birds, ducks, frogs, and other inhabitants of the organic farm land.

Schedule

Day 1: Hanoi

Upon arrival at the airport, the driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter to check in. Relax and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

  • 08:00 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, three and a half hour drive to Halong Bay
  • 12:30 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
  • 13:30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands
  • 15:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
  • 16:00 Cruising to Titov Island
  • 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area
  • 17:30 Enjoy the sunset party on sundeck
  • 19:00 Dinner is served

Overnight is on V’spirit Cruise. Included meals are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh

  • 06:30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
  • 07:30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay
  • 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • 10:15 Return to the boat and check out
  • 10:15 Continue your cruise exploring the bay
  • 11:00 Fruit carving demonstration and cooking class before traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • 12:15 Disembark V’Spirit Classic
  • 12:30 Transfer back to Hanoi and flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Overnight is in Ho Chi Minh City. Included meals are breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnel

The journey starts in Ho Chi Minh City at 7:30 a.m. to Ho Chi Minh agricultural villages at 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The activities include:

  • Visiting cow areas
  • Visiting buffalo areas
  • Visiting rice fields
  • Visiting big herbs, spices, vegetables, and mushrooms areas
  • Challenges on the garden, becoming real Vietnamese farmer
  • Pick up a lot of herbs, spices, vegetables, and mushrooms on the garden
  • Cooking challenges 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Hands-on cooking class with three dishes and one dessert
  • Enjoy great healthy cooking tips
  • Handing out nice certificate, recipes, souvenirs
  • Collect email and update nice healthy recipes monthly
  • Visiting rice paper factory at 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Understanding the whole process to make rice paper
  • Surprise to see main ingredients to make rice paper
  • See how you mixed the flour with water
  • See how the fresh rice paper comes out after steam
  • See how you handle it on the tray and how you dry it out
  • See how you cut rice paper in the shape you want
  • See how you pack the rice paper in the packages before selling or exporting
  • Visiting rubber tree forest 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Exploring the big rubber tree forest and understanding how the local people collect the latex
  • Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels at 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Watching a presentation video
  • Getting to see the tunnels and discover how these tunnels were constructed
  • Visiting Hoang Cam's smoke-less store
  • Trying gun shooting with real bullets (fees not included)
  • Tasting boiled tapioca, drinking hot tea

The journey will end at 5:30 p.m. in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. The meals served today include breakfast and lunch.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta tour full day

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. At 8:15 a.m., you will drive to Cai Be. There will be a short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.

At 10:30 a.m., you will start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market. Experience how people exchanging goods, fruit, and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation.

Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.

Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can indulge yourself into the nature.

Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden in Vinh Long. %Head home to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive at the hotel at 6:30 p.m. Meals served today include breakfast and lunch.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

  • Cruising to Titov Island
  • Explore Cai Be floating market
  • Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave
  • Foodie trip to taste many kind of local foods in Hanoi
  • Kayak around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc village
  • Visit Halong Bay with cooking showing class and overnight on boat
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh agricultural villages
  • Visit Hoang Cam's smoke-less store
  • Visit Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels tours

This vacation will take place in Vietnam. Your journey starts in Hanoi before you explore the magnificent Halong Bay. The holiday ends in Ho Chi Minh City where you will learn so much from the visit to the agricultural villages.

During your vacation, you will enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes. Go Asia Travel provides you with good hygienic local food with set menu.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 20 kilograms checked baggage and 7 kilograms hand baggage on domestic flights
  • All meals
  • All private transfer between airports and hotels
  • Boat trip in Mekong
  • Domestic flight ticket Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
  • English speaking guide in guided tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour with cooking class in Halong Bay, Cu Chi tunnel, and Mekong Delta tour
  • Tax and services charges
  • International flight ticket of arrival and departure
  • Others not clearly mentioned in What’s included
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa to Vietnam (can be organized on request)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). From Hanoi, you will fly and arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. All private transfers between airports and hotels are included.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Go Asia Travel is one of the best tour operators in Vietnam offering personal travel services and private tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

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