Culinary Tour - Mastering the Art of Vietnamese Cooking ULVT07

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Personal Highlights: Shopping the food stalls of Saigon in advance of a cooking class with a noted instructor Experiencing Banh Xea, Vietnamese crepes as you join the locals for Saigon street food Learning about rice pop corn and coco candy at Cai Be floating market A private market visit and
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Family, Kayaking & Canoeing, Sightseeing, Relaxing & Wellness, Walking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Vietnam, Hanoi (Vietnam), North Central Coast Vietnam (Vietnam), Hue (Vietnam), Halong Bay (Vietnam)
  • Group size: 6 persons
  • Duration: 14 Day(s)

Your Tour

Personal Highlights:

  • Shopping the food stalls of Saigon in advance of a cooking class with a noted instructor
  • Experiencing Banh Xea, Vietnamese crepes as you join the locals for Saigon street food
  • Learning about rice pop corn and coco candy at Cai Be floating market
  • A private market visit and cooking class with Chef Duc Tram owner of the Mango Rooms in Hoi An
  • A banquet in a private villa of a noted architect in Hue
  • A foodies tour of Hanoi with an American expatriate chef and cookbook author
  • A farewell dinner in Hanoi at the home of Madame Tuyet

Day 1 Depart USA


You depart on your trans-pacific flight to Vietnam where you will begin your culinary exploration of this delightful country.

Day 2 En Route

Since you will be crossing the International Date Line you will "lose" a day but make it up on the return trip.

Day 3 Welcome to Vietnam

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, referred to by most people by its old name, Saigon. Your guide will greet you and transfer you by private car through the city to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be given an orientation tour of the city which will include a visit to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Saigon Post Office. In the evening you'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the stylish Mandarin Restaurant, where an introductory talk on Vietnamese cuisine will be given.

Day 4 Cooking and Strolling in Saigon

Let the cooking begin! Begin your culinary discovery of Vietnam with a specially-led cooking class. Visit a local market to select the ingredients prior to a hands-on demonstration where you'll gain a deep insight into the diversity of Southern Vietnamese cuisine. For lunch, sit down and taste your creation. After lunch, step off the beaten path and take a stroll with your guide to the oldest quarter of the city. Explore Siagon's well-kept secret, Le Cong Kieu, where genuine antiques are mixed with genuine fakes. Follow a typical street to reach the Beaux Arts Museum, a superb neo-colonial building home to various modern arts. Explore the art galleries surrounding the museum, where local artists gladly display their talent. A visit to Saigon would not be complete without a taste of its best ice cream at Fanny's, a quaint little atmospheric parlor, before continuing on to the trendy boutiques and shops of Thon That Thiep Street. Dinner tonight will be "street food" but of the highest quality and clenliness. We take you to one of our favorite spots for Banh Xeo a type of crepe that you use to wrap fresh vegtables chiles etc. This, along with griled prawns, gives you a real insight to the local dining scene in Saigon.

Day 5 A Day on the Mekong Delta

This morning your guide will be waiting for you along with your driver to take you to the Mekong Delta town of Cai Be. On arrival you will board the Cai Be Princess boat. These exclusive boats are modeled after traditional sampans and are the perfect way to explore the Delta. You start by visiting Cai Be floating market. You then proceed to visit some local cottage industries such as making rice pop corn and coco candy. The day's journey continues with an excursion to Dong Phu, Binh Hoa Phuong and Anh Binh islands. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River create large networks of meandering rivers, crossed with countless arroyos. Lunch will await you at a superb colonial style villa located in a quaint village. After lunch you get back on the boat to discover the beautiful landscapes along the river. After crossing the Co Chien River, the boat will dock and you will be returned to Saigon. This evening has been left open allowing you to choose the type of meal that matches your mood.

Day 6 Danang, Hoi An and China Beach

After breakfast, your guide will be waiting to take you to the airport for the flight to Danang in Central Vietnam. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and taken to the ancient port town of Hoi An. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the center of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. After lunch at a local restaurant, a walking tour is the best way to see this marvelous town. Visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. You then head to the coast where your sea front villa awaits. Take a dip in the ocean before enjoying the finest of international and Vietnamese cuisine as you dine at one of the Nam Hai's fantastic restaurants.

Day 7 Fusion Cuisine in Hoi An

Depart early from your hotel to meet Duc Tram, chef and proprietor of Mango Rooms restaurant who returned to Vietnam after cooking and learning in Texas, Latin America, Japan, Europe and Australia.Chef Duc will take you on a tour of Hoi An market to choose some of the ingredients that will be used in the day's lesson. Duc will introduce the various ingedients on sale at the market that he uses in his cooking as well as his favorite produce. The fish section is a hive of activity and it's fascinating to see the range of seafood available. After visiting the market, stroll through the ancient streets of Hoi An to the restaurant where the hands on cooking class will take place. You will learn how to season amd make Duc's signature dishes; Lust in Translation; tuna rolls double layered with nori and rice paper sheets served crispy and topped with yoghurt, passion fruit and mint. Pearl of China Sea; Large prawns battered Japanese-Vietnamese style and tossed with onion, green pepper, garlic and butter and Magnum Opus; blue fin tuna steak seasoned in garlic, onion, ginger, basil, sesame seeds, pan seared and served with mango salsa. The best part is that you get to eat as you cook. On returninmg to the hotel the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 Hue and the Royal Court


In the morning you leave Hoi An bound for Hue. The scenic route passes through Danang where you will visit the Cham museum where the finest collection of Cham statues and works of art are on display. After your visit continue the drive over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before arriving in Hue. Here, in the former Imperial capital of Vietnam, you will visit the Citadel, the ancient Forbidden City from which the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. No culinary tour would be complete without a visit to Hue. Regarded as the best in the country, the " Royal Cuisine" of Hue originated in the days of the Nguyen Dynasty when the rulers were served lavish meals. Although the emphasis today is on presentation, the delicious flavors of the royal cuisine continue to tempt modern palettes. Lunch will be in the magnificent surroundings of your hotel which was formerly the residence of the French Governor in colonial times. Your afternoon is at leisure giving you the opportunity to try out the hotel's acclaimed spa. Dine tonight at the private "garden house" known locally as "nha vuon" of one of Hue's most famous architects. This traditional style house, which is set in a large and attractive formal garden, has connections with the ancient Hue Royal Imperial Court. On arrival you will be greeted in the foyer of this maginificent house with a traditional Vietnamese welcome. The lady of the house will personally prepare an extraordinary Vietnamese meal which is served in the traditional manner in the private gardens of her home.

Day 9 A Market Visit and Dinner on the Perfume River

Rise for an early morning breakfast followed by a visit to the city's vibrant Dong Ba Market to see its abundance of fresh produce. It was in Hue that royal chefs developed the more elaborate dishes of Vietnamese cuisine. Continue your exploration of Hue by visiting the Mausoleum of Tu Doc, built decades before its occupant's death, the tomb was used as a palace retreat before the Emperor's final resting place. Enjoy lunch along the way at the Pilgrimage Village Resort. Before returning to your hotel, drive to Ho Quyen which was the arena where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperor. Dinner is at the opulent La Residence Hotel this evening.

Day 10 Exploring Old Hanoi

After a morning at your leisure, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. Upon arrival yourguide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. You then take a cyclo tour of the old quarter, " 36 streets and 36 wares" to witness the vibrant life of the Vietnamese who live and work in this ancient area of Hanoi. With your specialist guide, visit " traditional medicinal street" your senses will come alive with the variety of herbs and spices available for sale. Lunch is served in a restored colonial villa where a choice can be made from over a hundred traditional Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee in one of the city's original coffee shops before visiting a local market to discover Hanoi's specialty foods. Tonight you dine at one of Hanoi's best restaurants.

Day 11 A Foodies Tour of Hanoi


Hit the streets of Hanoi for a full day street food tour with an American expatriate food writer and chef. A hanoi resident and the author of five cookbooks he will be your guide to the "real" food of Hanoi. Start the day with the locals and Hanoi's celebrated beef and rice noodle soup, Pho. During breakfast you will get an overview of the Vietnames food scene, particularly in Hanoi. Continue to a local market to learn about and taste some of the ingredients used in local cuisine and to observe the buying and selling rituals that are part of the process. Your host will introduce you to the vendors. Next, have a Vietnamese Ca Phe ( coffee) or tra (tea) with the locals at one of the many sidewalk cafes in the historic French Quarter. A drive to Truc Bach Lake provides an opportunity for a snack of Phu Cuon, a grilled beef and rice noodle roll. From the the lake you visit a neighborhood market near the Temple of Literature. Your host visits the market on a daily basis and has many friends among the vendors. Lunch is at one of Hanoi's best bun cha establishments. Bun Cha Chanh is situated down a narrow lane where tourists never venture. It is run by two sisters and you will sit on stools along with the locals and enjoy the traditional grilled pork with vermiclli noodles.A final stop will be at one of Hanoi's renowned Bia Hoi, where they serve draft beer and tasty snacks. these pubs are traditional gathering spots during the afternoon and evenings and gives you a chance to once again mix with the locals and enjoy a beer and some snacks as your host reviews all that you have see and eaten during the day. For obvious reasons we have left this evening open in case you want to stay with your new friends.

Day 12 From Hanoi to Halong Bay

Depart Hanoi for Halong by road. The journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta allows you to enjoy the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and check in at the Emeraude Cafe. Feel as if you are stepping back in time to French Indochina as you board a wonderful replica of one of the classic steamships of the era. A welcome drink will be served as the boat leaves the harbor. Have lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit " Sung Sot" one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. As the boat cruises through the limestone karsts and clear waters in the afternoon, several options are available. On board kayaks are available for rental for those wishing to go out for a paddle or take a dive into the clear waters from the boat's own platform. For those seeking a more culinary experience, take part in a Vietnamese spring roll cooking demonstration on the sundeck. After the sun sets, enjoy a delicious international and Vietnamese buffet dinner. After dinner the award winning film " Indochine" starring Catherine Deneuve will be screened on the sundeck should you desire to watch a movie before retiring to your cabin for a good night's sleep.

Day 13 Dinner at Madame Tuyet's

For early risers, complimentary tea and coffee are served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. As you return to Halong City, enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Upon disembarkation, your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi. You're farewell dinner will be held in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter in the home of Madame Tuyet, a true Hanoian. Madame learned her culinary skills from her grandmother who used to cook for the French in the 1930's.

Day 14 Return to USA

Today is departure day. Your private car and guide will be at your disposal to enjoy some free time for last minute purchases or simply relax before your transfer to Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport where you board your US bound flight. Gaining back the day you " lost" you arrive back the same day.


Departure Dates

Available Year Round


Culinary Tour - Mastering the Art of Vietnamese Cooking ULVT07 Location and other villas and tours nearby

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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Saigon, China Beach, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included

  • Superior Rooms at the properties indicated in the accommodations area (We reserve the right to substitute a property of equal quality in advance of departure should the designated hotel be unavailable)
  • Private Transfers to and from the airport at destination
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary by B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Private guides for city explorations and private driver/guide while traveling.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, attractions and other venues as indicated on the daily itinerary
  • Baggage handling at all hotels
  • All applicable taxes and service fees

Services Not Included

  • International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
  • Beverages with included meals (unless otherwise indicated on itinerary page)
  • Any meals not indicated on the Itinerary page
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. minibar, film, postcards etc.
  • Gratuities to Guides and Driver/Guides (we provide suggested guidelines for your selected destination in your pre-departure material)
  • Any passport or visa fees or government departure taxes (It is the traveler’s responsibility to secure the latest informationregarding passports and visa requirements)


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