Gourmet Vietnam Tour

10 days / 9 nights

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Overview

Gourmet Vietnam Tour

Trip code: CUI0003VN10D

Destination: Vietnam

Itinerary

Arrive in Ha Noi- Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your Spain speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Ha Noi

Overnight in Ha Noi

9amMeet at HCC.  Collection can be arranged but extra charge will be made.*enjoy a special “La Han” Vietnamese welcome tea 

9.10am. Brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine, highlighting the contents of tradition meal 9.20am Take a short walk to the Chau Long Market  - Enjoy a tour of the market highlighting the ‘wet’ / unusual fruits / livestock / silk worms, with HCC chefs *lots of opportunities  to take photos

10am.Back to HCC and commence cooking class  with HCC chefs * take home printed recipes as well as samples of some local fruit, green bean cake, quail eggs,  etc

11.30am On completion of the cooking class, enjoy the meal  * relax in the comfort of the HCC dining area and enjoy free flow local beer or wine or lemon juice

12.30pm Finish Class  * receive going home gift and visit the HCC shop with Vietnamese Culinary tools, books, spices etc available for purchase

After breakfast, 7:45 A.m drive to Halong Bay (3,5 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.

Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy tour visit Ha Long as mentioned program on cruise for 2 days 1 nights.

Overnight on the junk.

Distance Halong –Hanoi: 165km à 4 hour transfer included break time on the way

After gazing at the sunrise, you will navigate through the numerous oddly shaped limestone outcrops. Stop by a cove for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Have a brunch on boat

In the afternoon return to Hanoi then transfer to airport for flight to Hue

Overnight in Hue

Distance         Halong –Hanoi: 165km à 4 hour transfer included break time on the way

We will visit Khai Dinh Tomb and the minh Mang tomb. Then we will visit to the Imperial City, an impressive royal complex built in the 17th century based on the ancient feng shui practice of geomancy. The Imperial City is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

And we go boat station to embark boat for cruise along the poetic Perfume River, we will stop for visiting the iconic Thien Mu pagoda (Heavenly Lady pagoda – symbol of Hue).

Overnight in Hue
Breakfast at hotel

We transfer to Hoi An pass by Da Nang

We enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky old house, a handicraft market where you can see the artists at work making beautiful silk lanterns, the Cantonese Assembly Hall, temples and pagodas in the Chinese architectural style, and the large colorful market..

Evening at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An

We start the day (8.15am) with a drink at Hai Scout Café– our meeting point.

Visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. 

We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.

On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.

Breakfast and transfer to Da Nang airport for a flight to HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON); sightseeing of HO CHI MINH CITY - including Cholon market and Chinese district, visit Thien Hau Pagodas and the Emerald Emperor Pagoda and take a walk through the huge Binh Tay market, visit the Presidential Palace - residence of the President of South Vietnam until 1975, Notre Dame cathedral and the Central Post Office and Ho Chi Minh City Museum; dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Market visit from 8:45am till 9:45am

Follow our Chef through  the vibrant Ben Thanh market  to purchase necessary ingredients for the cooking lesson. 

Hands-on Cooking Class from 10am tll 1pm

Participant will discover Vietnamese kitchenware to cook & enjoy a 4 courses meal.  MSG and "Knorr powders" are of course forbidden! We will adapt the menu to vegetarians or for people with food allergies.

Inclusion:  market  tour,  cook  and  enjoy  3  dishes,  1  complimentary dessert, water, iced tea, folder with recipes, 1 souvenir.

Free time your visit and relax.

After check out hotel, Our car pick up and transfer to the airport

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast: 02 nights in Hanoi , 01 night in Ha Long, 02 nights in Hue, 02 nights in Hoi An, 02 Nights in Sai Gon
  • Meals as mentioned in the program: B: 08 Breakfast, L: 06 Lunch ( 03 lunch on cooking class, 02 lunch on local, 01 lunch on cruise), D: 02 Dinner, Br: 01 brunch on cruise
  • All local boat rentals as mentioned in the program.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • 01 FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 16pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas).
  • Insurance covering covid treatment with the liability of USD 10,000

Exclusions

  • Late check out or Early check in
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa). (Vietnam visa authorization letter (15USD/ pax). Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.

Accommodation

First : 3-Star Hotel

Superior : 4-Star Hotel

Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)

IMPORTANT INFO


Cancellation Policy


1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.

From

$638/Pax

Applied for group 29-30 persons