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12 Days Food and Romance Tour in Vietnam
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Fascinating Food Tour Vietnam

Join this romantic culinary vacation that is perfect for your romantic getaway in Vietnam! Whether this is your dream honeymoon or the best way to recharge and connect with your love, you’ll both love the great balance of time to yourselves, and planned tours to see the country. With your free time, you can enjoy the spas, the beach, or get adventurous and explore further. All the best beaches and romantic scenery here. And they say that a couple that cooks together, stays together!

Highlights

  • Attend fun cooking classes
  • Enjoy white sand beaches in Nha Trang
  • Take an overnight cruise to experience the magnificent Halong Bay
  • Experience Mekong delta with boat trip cruise around
  • Friendly English speaking guide in each destination
  • 11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

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6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 30 participants
Airport transfer included: Tan Son Nhat International Airport
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Accommodation

During this food tour you will be staying at some various accommodations provided by Viland Travel. On day three, you will have an opportunity to stay overnight on the train while on day 10 you will be staying on a cruise for a night.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival

Arriving at Tay Son Nhat Airport (SGN), you will be greeted at the airport with ‘Welcome’ signboard, and then you will be transferred to a hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. You will have the rest of the day to decompress after a long flight. Viland Travel encourages you to get out and explore the city surrounding the hotel. There are lots of great food options nearby, and after a nice exotic meal you can find yourself a wonderful 10 USD massage, or grab a few cold beers from the roadside stalls and watch as people pass you by.

  • Overnight: in Ho Chi Minh

Day 2: Explore Mekong Delta

Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong Delta as their primary source of income or sustenance, and it connects six different countries. Viland Travel will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and then transfer to My Tho, on two and half hour drive.

On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a motorboat to enter My Tho city, through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Visit the coconut candy mill and take a boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.

Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant, then enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Meet at the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta.

  • Overnight: in Ho Chi Minh city
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Cooking class - night train to Nha Trang

In the morning, Viland Travel will pick you up and start a market visit. Viland Travel's Vietnamese Chef will guide you through the colorful and vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase the ingredients you will use during the cooking lesson. Then, you will start the cooking class.

  • You will use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty three-four courses meal
  • Complimentary dessert and a free flow of water
  • Nice folder with detailed recipes
  • All chefs and team are fluent in English

Cooking class will finish at around 12:30-13:00. Then, you will back to the hotel and you are free at leisure to explore Ho Chi Minh by yourself. Then you transfer to the railway station for a night train to Nha Trang.

  • Overnight: on the train (four berths shared cabin)
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 4: Nha Trang beach town

Arrival in Nha Trang in the early morning, the driver will pick up at the train station and transfer you to your hotel. There is plenty to keep you busy in Nha Trang, with its beautiful white sand beaches you may just want to relax on the beach all day too. In the evening, there are big food markets, or you can try out a nice luxury seafood buffet at one of the top hotel chains.

  • Overnight: in Nha Trang
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: Nha Trang beach town

You have the entire day to spend however your heart desires. Nha Trang has some world-class diving and snorkeling spots and compared to a lot of other tropical seaside countries it’s very reasonably priced.

In the evening, Nha Trang is host to many great skyrise rooftop lounges where you can enjoy a fancy cocktail and take in the views from above.

  • Overnight: in Nha Trang
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 6: Nha Trang beach town

You have one more free day to spend in Nha Trang and relax. Some great suggestions for the day could be a nice relaxing one. There are the famous mud spas, where you sit in a giant tub of mud, chalked full of minerals and nutrients that are great for your skin.

Once you are done sitting in the warm mud, you can lay in the sun and let it bake into your skip, followed by a mineral soak. You’ll feel smooth and fresh as the day you were born. Other highlights include VinpearlLand, an amusement / water / theme park on an island connected by cable cars, the Sailing club is a great spot to have a posh afternoon or take a trip to some of the nearby waterfalls.

  • Overnight: in Nha Trang
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 7: Nha Trang - fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

You will be transferred to the airport for flight to Da Nang. The driver will transfer you to Hoi An.

  • Overnight: in Hoi An
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

In the morning, the bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel (in Hoi An ancient town area). Depart for My Son Holy Land. You will spend two hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of ancient buildings, of the Champa Kingdom. My Son is the Holy Land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48 kilometers west of Hoi An.

My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late fourth century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.

  • 12:00-14:00 leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You will visit a village to see the lifestyle of the local people here. You will have lite lunch onboard before the boat stops at Kim Bong Carpentry Village - named so after the traditional job of the villagers you will be visiting. The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station and you will be walked back to your hotel.
  • Overnight: in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - fly to Hanoi - the taste of Hanoi

You are free until it is time to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. The driver will hold a ‘welcome’ signboard with your name on, then they will transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi for check in. You will experience Hanoi cuisine in a local restaurant.

  • Overnight: in Hanoi
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay world heritage - overnight on cruise

With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveler to Southeast Asia. Stay for one night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.

At 08:00, you will fetch you from your hotel, to head to Halong Bay. You will arrive slightly before noon, at the Halong Bay Pier, where you will be transferred to the cruise ship. Once on board the ship, you will be provided a welcome drink, followed by cruise briefing and safety instructions, conducted by the host of the boat. After that, you will check in your cabin.

Lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing by Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet. After lunch, the ship will continue exploring the wonders of Halong Bay, passing by countless islands including Soi Sim beach, Coconut Tree Island.

Viland Travel will anchor the vessel at Frog Pond area, where you can take time to explore this beautiful scenery by kayaking through the majestic scenery and swimming in emerald colored water.

Relax on the sundeck with some cocktails, complemented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls for dinner, you specially prepare a meal to reward your taste buds and stomach. After that, you can engage in various evening activities, such as relaxing at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Halong Bay world heritage - Hanoi

Wake up to a refreshing morning with an organized Tai Chi class scheduled at 06:30. Once, you have revived your bodies with smooth, deliberate, flowing movements, you may enjoy a light breakfast with our assorted homemade pastries, along with coffee, tea or fresh fruit juices.

You will move next on to Sung Sot Cave, where you will have the option to climb up and down 600 steps, to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong Bay. After the visit to the cave, you will check out of the cabin, and settle your bill, if you have incurred any additional expenses, like drinks or snacks in the bar. A beautiful lunch will be served as the ship cruises back to the Halong Bay harbor.

The coach will pick you up and return back to Hanoi. ETA to be about 17:00 if the traffic is cooperative.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 12: Hanoi departure

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home. End of services!

  • Meal: Breakfast

Location

Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.

Other landmarks include One Pillar Pagoda, a tiny temple atop a stone pillar, and the 11th-century Temple of Literature, once home to a Confucian academy. French colonial buildings dot the city, from the neoclassical Opera House to the Gothic Revival St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

The mausoleum of Communist leader Ho Chi Minh and a museum at Hoa Lo Prison (also known as the Hanoi Hilton, which held prisoners of war) recall the Vietnam War. Cultural activities range from tai chi martial arts around Hoàn Kiếm Lake to traditional chamber music and water puppetry.

Halong

Hạlong, a city on Vietnam’s northern coast, is a jumping-off point for Hạlong Bay, a broad inlet of dramatic, often mist-covered limestone islands. Replicas of traditional junk boats tour the bay and depart from the city’s Bai Chay district. Bai Chay also has an artificial beach, a casino, cafes and dozens of hotels from resort-style complexes to hostels.

Bai Chay connects by bridge to Hon Gai, the more industrial part of town, and together the two districts make up Hạlong City proper. Still, the most popular destinations are offshore: Many of Hạlong Bay’s islands are peppered with scenic lakes, caves, and grottoes. The largest island, Cát Bà, is home to Cát Bà National Park, a habitat for rare, endangered langurs; Hospital Cave, a secret 1960s wartime hospital carved into a cavern; and several beaches at Cát Cò Cove.

Hoi An

The historic coastal riverside town of Hoi An has been known to travelers for over 300 years, when it was a major port of call for merchants from Japan, China, and even Arabia. These traders made use of the port's facilities and built a formidable town until its importance waned as the Hoi An river silted up and international focus shifted to the coastal port of Da Nang.

Hoi An is now enjoying something of a renaissance as tourists flock to the once peaceful town. The ancient streets and temples have withstood this modern onslaught remarkably well, and Hoi An remains a "must see" on any tour of Vietnam.

The streets themselves -narrow and faced with formidable frontages of ancient "shop-houses" - together with the town's remarkable and eclectic architectural styles, evoke a feeling of times gone by, and it isn't difficult to imagine the town of three - or four hundred years ago, bustling with trade and enjoying its economic and cultural heyday.

These days, the trade is almost entirely tourism-related, although the town retains its traditional market, and other glimpses of Vietnamese life are visible at almost every turn. The influx of tourists has translated into a good range of decent accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets, from simple guesthouses to fully-fledged five-star resorts on the banks of the river or on the beach itself (located a short distance from town).

Likewise, dining in this coastal town is a pleasure, with some of the best seafood in Vietnam offered at very reasonable prices. The last few years have seen the arrival of some excellent new restaurants and bars, situated along the riverfront, and one street back on Nguyen Thai Hoc.

As the tourist numbers increased so did the number of shops selling art, jewelry, lacquer, ceramics, etcetera - and of course Hoi An’s famous tailor shops.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Diving
  • Enjoy fancy cocktails
  • Massage 10 USD
  • Mud spa
  • Relax on the beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Try out a nice luxury seafood buffet
  • Visit VinpearlLand

What's included

  • Cooking class in Ho Chi Minh city
  • Cooking demonstration in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking in Hạlong Bay
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta and Hoi An
  • English speaking guide in each destination
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Land transfers by air-con vehicle
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Delicious meals as stated on the itinerary
  • A bottle of water per person during the guided tour
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) pickup and drop off

What's not included

  • Beverages, tips, and personal expenses
  • Other things not mentioned
  • Peak season surcharge and compulsory dinner at the hotel for Christmas and New Year
  • Vietnam visa
  • Domestic and international flight ticket

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Tan Son Nhat International Airport Airport transfer included: Tan Son Nhat International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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