14 Days Vietnam Cooking Tours and Culinary Vacation

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

Culinary Tour Vietnam Cooking Holiday

Vietnamese cuisine is simple, elegant, and stunning, and different from one region to the other. This culinary vacation will allow you to travel through the land your way while feast your appetite across Vietnam’s three different regions. Each region has its own unique specialties, flavors, techniques, and ingredients. Visit breathtaking places in Vietnam, join cooking classes, and have a memory to keep for a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Cooking classes
  • Entrance to various sites
  • An English-speaking tour guide
  • Private culinary trips to three regions in Vietnam
  • Transportation and domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast and bottled water
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 13 days with instruction
  • English
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During this holiday, you will be staying in various hotels along the trip that have been prepared carefully by Vietnamese Private Tours. You will also stay one night on a cruise on the Halong Bay.

Day 1 - Arrival at Hanoi

You will be picked up at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and transferred to your hotel. As you arrive at your hotel, you will check in and have a short rest. Afterward, you will need to get ready for a quick street food tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Day 2 - Hanoi cooking class

Start your Vietnam culinary vacation and get a great taste of the northern cuisines in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. You will join a cooking class starting in the morning from where you will go shopping at the local market. You will prepare local herbs and spices which you will use to cook lunch. In the evening, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy another food tour around the narrow streets of the old quarter.

Day 3 - Halong Bay overnight cruise

You will be picked up early in the morning to drive to Halong Bay. This four-hour drive will take you to one of the most beautiful bays in the world, arrive and check in the board for Halong Bay overnight cruise. Lunch and dinner will be served on the cruise.

Day 4 - Halong Bay - Hue

Start your day with a thrilling kayaking, then go back to the cruise for a cooking class on board. For today, your lunch will be served before you depart, and then you will drive to the airport in Hanoi for a flight to Hue in central Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Hue.

Day 5 - Cooking class in Hue

You will be picked up for a Hue city tour with some local food tour in the streets. In the evening, you will be learning how to cook spicy cuisine of Hue in a cooking class.

Day 6 - Hoi An street food tour

After breakfast, you will take a short drive through the stunning countryside to get to Hoi An, another interesting city in central Vietnam. Check in at your hotel to get relaxed before a street food tour at Hoi An through its most famous foodies.

Day 7 - Hoi An cooking class

You will get together for a cooking class in historic Hoi An. Foods in Hoi An are a bit more herbier that those in Hanoi and even Hue, get your food ready for the lunch. In the evening, you will tour around Hoi An for another street food tour.

Day 8 - Hoi An - Nha Trang

You will be transferred to Da Nang International Airport (DAD) for a short flight to Vietnam premium beach destination, Nha Trang. Upon your arrival, you will have the time to take a short rest before a food tour around this beach town. The rest of the day will be at your own disposal. You can relax at the beach or get a boat trip off the main island.

Day 9 - Nha Trang

Today, you will enjoy a free day at your own plan until night. At night, you will have another food tour, probably a special seafood tour.

Day 10 - Nha Trang - Da Lat

Today, you will drive to Da Lat, a former French resort town. Upon arrival, you will be taking a food tour while enjoying sightseeing visiting all the interesting attractions. You will enjoy the evening on your own.

Day 11 - Da Lat cooking class

Following your Vietnam culinary vacation, you will be taking part in a cooking class to learn the secret of the mountain gourmet recipes in Da Lat.

Day 12 - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you will take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Arrive and check in at your hotel in the city center. Afterward, you will be enjoying a private Saigon city tour followed by a food tour at famous Ben Thanh market.

Day 13 - Mekong Delta Tour

Join a Mekong Delta tour and you will be exploring the mighty Mekong by speedboat, visit famous Cai Be with its bustling floating market. You will also be able to stop at local villages and markets to explore and enjoy its unique cuisine.

Day 14 - Departure

End of the trip, you will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) for your departure flight.

During this vacation, you will have the chance to explore the street food in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Nha Trang, Hue, Hoi An, and Da Lat, while enjoying sightseeing at the interesting attractions there. You will also be able to have a private Saigon city tour followed by a food tour at the famous Ben Thanh market. Furthermore, you will be able to have a Halong Bay overnight cruise. On the top of that, you will be able to complete your vacation by going on a Mekong Delta tour that you would not want to miss during your trip to Vietnam.

Halong Bay overnight cruise

Halong Bay overnight cruise is an absolute experience for anyone looking for something unique when traveling in Vietnam. Hạlong Bay in the northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets.

This vacation will take place in various regions in Vietnam, starting from Hanoi to Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, and Ho Chi Minh City.

During this vacation, you will be served daily breakfast at your accommodation. You will also be provided with a bottle of water during your sightseeing every day. You will enjoy your lunches and dinners as you go on your culinary and cooking trips.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During your stay in Nha Trang, you will have plenty of time to spend on your own. There are a lot of fun activities for you to choose from. You may just relax at the beach or get a boat trip off the main island at an additional cost. You can go scuba diving, as Nha Trang is also one of the best scuba diving destinations in Vietnam and probably has the biggest collection of dive centers.

Alternatively, if you are up to fishing, boat trips and fishing tours are among the best ways to discover Nha Trang's hidden islands. The typical boat trips and fishing tours head to Mun Island.

  • 1 bottled water during your sightseeing every day
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
  • Airport transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
  • All sightseeing tours in privately guided tours
  • Assistance during your stay
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Domestic flight ticket mentioned in the tour program
  • English-speaking tour guide during your trip
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Any optional tours
  • International airfare
  • Meals other than specified
  • Personal spending during the trip

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Transfer from this airport is included. Vietnamese Private Tours will pick you up from the airport.

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