Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 days

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12 days



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What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam

The 12-day Culinary Tour in Vietnam is a private excursion for small group travelers who are enthusiastic about experiencing the best Vietnamese cuisine from the Northern to Southern regions. In addition to understanding the area’s fascinating history and culture in the present day, you can also take in the breathtaking scenery and immerse yourself in the local’s lifestyle. Let’s learn about the vibrant culture of Vietnam by indulging in some of its flavorful dishes!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

- Meet our tour guide at the airport and head to the hotel.- 14:00: Check-in time (you can check in earlier if you pay the extra fee).- Have all day to relax and unwind, walk around the area by yourself, or join us in our optional activities:+ Water Puppet Show: A traditional Vietnamese water performing art shows unique performances in the water with folk music.+ Hanoi By Night Foodie Vespa Tours: A walk around the Old Quarter for some of Hanoi's most excellent food could be a fantastic start to your trip.Note: Please be present at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and contact us, so we can easily find you. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour and Walking Food Tour Full Day

Morning:- Head to famous tourist attractions:+ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: A resting place of the commander and President Ho Chi Minh.+ Literature Temple: The very national first university in Vietnam and known as the symbol of Vietnamese tradition and culture.+ Hoan Kiem Lake: The lake is famous for its historical values and is located in the center of Hanoi, one of the must-visit tourist destinations of the city.+ Hanoi Old Quarter: The area includes numerous historical sites and has the most dynamic vibe in the city.- Enjoy lunch after the city tour Evening:- Go on a Vietnamese street food tour.- Explore the cuisine and try some of the lesser-known dishes that are the locals' favorites:+ Bun Bo (Sauteed Beef Rice Vermicelli): an ultra-popular rice noodle dish in Vietnam from Central Vietnam - Hue.+ Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls): steamed rice roll with ground pork and chopped wood ear mushrooms inside.+ Banh Mi: one of the best street food in the world with different flavors.+ Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee): a unique and signature drink in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning:- Breakfast at the hotel.- Transfer to Halong Bay, which is famous for its karst islands, magnificent caves, stunning beaches, and emerald water.- Get on the Halong bay cruise to admire the bay’s beauty.- Taste seafood feast for lunch on the cruise. Afternoon:- Join activities such as visiting a cave, kayaking, or swimming in the sea.- Get back to the junk for relaxing and dining.Evening:- Dinner on board.- Spend the night on the cruise.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning:- Join a Tai-chi class in the early morning.- Enjoy a beautiful sunrise.- Have breakfast on board.- Discover several magnificent caves in the bay. Noon:- Return to the main dock to go back to Hanoi.- Lunch will be included on the way back to the port.Afternoon:- Head to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Da Nang.- Arrive at Da Nang airport.- Transfer to a hotel in Hoi An for check-in and stay overnight.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Walking Foodie Tour

Morning:- Breakfast & Lunch at the hotel.- Take a rest til evening.Evening:- Discover Hoi An cuisine and culture on the Evening Walking Foodie tour.- Explore the local eateries, markets, and restaurants for a memorable culinary experience.- Wander around the food stalls to discover Hoi An traditional dishes, including:+ Banh Mi: a chance to taste the signature food of Vietnam with different flavors.+ Cao Lau: The texture may distinguish Cao Lau from other noodles. It is familiar with Japanese Udon but chewier than pho noodles.+ Banh Beo: a popular snack of the Hoi An people.+ Banh Khot: a round pancake made with rice flour, turmeric, coconut milk, quail egg, and vegetables at a famous street vendor near Hoai square.+ Balut: One of the top 10 weird foods in the world - the fertilized embryo of a growing egg, which is cooked in the shell and served raw or steaming.Local coffee: enjoy a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee, known for its blend of solid drip coffee and sweet condensed milk.- Free time in Hoi An Ancient Town or go back to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

Morning:- Have breakfast at the hotel.- Ready to be picked up and transferred to Hue via Cloudy Pass by shuttle bus or private car.- Stop at some spots on the way to take photos or go sightseeing (extra fee).Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Half-day Hue City Tour

Morning:- Have breakfast at the hotel.- Start your tour at Thien Mu Pagoda, a prominent Buddhist temple with its antique style and a fantastic location to admire the tranquil Perfume River.- Imperial Citadel of Hue is the next stop, the largest and most impressive building in modern Vietnam, allowing visitors to explore pre-modern history partly.- Spend time wandering around the citadel and seeing the front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Museums of Royal Antiquities.- Visit Dong Ba Market, the largest and oldest market in Hue, where visitors can purchase low-cost commodities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning:- Have breakfast at the hotel.- Transfer to Hue airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.Noon:- Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City.- Head to the booked hotel and relax for the rest of the day or explore the city on your own.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class Full Day

Morning:- 07:30: Ready to be picked up at your hotel to start the one-day tour.- 08:45 - 10:00: Visit Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Villages in Cu Chi District to glimpse rural life and become a Vietnamese farmer by joining the buffalo areas, rice fields, and herb farms. Noon:- 10:00 - 13:30: Participate in the interactive cooking session and learn the techniques required to prepare three delicious Vietnamese dishes and one sweet Vietnamese dessert.- Enjoy the meal after making them.- Receive a certificate, a souvenir, and delicious healthy recipes.Afternoon:- 13:30 - 14:00: After lunch, visit the rice paper-making village to understand how it is made and get hands-on in making it if you want.- Explore the rubber tree forest and see how the local people collect the latex.- 14:00 - 16:00: visit Cu Chi Tunnels - an elaborate underground community comprised of 250 km of tunnels and chambers below the city There, you can:- Have an overview of the tunnel's life by watching an introduction video.- Discover how the tunnels were constructed, how people lived there, and how they fought against the enemy during the war.- Visit Hoang Cam's smokeless stove and play gun shooting with real bullets to have an authentic experience (fees are not included).- Enjoy boiled tapioca, and hot tea afterward.Evening:- Return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus and rest at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Mekong Delta

Morning:- Breakfast at the hotel.- Head to Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness.- Visit the floating rice market in An Cu commune, the largest rice exporter in Vietnam, and learn more about the locals’ life. Noon:- Visit the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and the Cai Be floating market.- Head to Tan Phong islet and Hai Yen Bee Farm to visit the big flower garden where bees produce honey and learn more about bees' life.- Stop at the Linhzhi mushroom area, and experience the pulling fish hooves and Monkey Bridges.- Admire the orchard, enjoy the garden fruits, listen to Vietnamese folk music, and then get in a rowing boat to a small canal.- Have lunch at The Mekong Ecolodge Resort.- After the meal, tourists will check into their rooms and rest. Afternoon:- Participate in scooping ditch fishing activity and vegetable picking in the restaurant's garden to prepare for dinner.- Enjoy your dinner at the Ecolodge.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning:- Have breakfast.- Discover an enjoyable itinerary and participate in many activities with local people on Tan Phong island by bike.- Spend time learning how to make the rice paper for the spring roll dishes.- See how to knit the banana hammock from the rope of dry banana leaves.- The next stop will offer guests and the homeowner will make a jackfruit leaf cake together.- Learn how to make leaves that can cover the roof of a Vietnamese home.- Pick up a water hyacinth knitting lesson while receiving expert advice on making homemade presents.- Pay a visit to the local schools to engage with the students.- Return to Mekong Ecolodge for one more night of rest before heading home.Noon:- Experience the Hiep Duc ferry boat with the local people to go through the Tien River.- Return to Ho Chi Minh City.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure

Morning:- Breakfast at the hotel.- Transfer to Tan San Nhat airport.Note: Hotel check-out time is noon. However, subject to room availability, late check-out can be settled with a surcharge.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

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* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner daily.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
* Boat trips as specified.

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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