Gourmet Vietnam 1

Gourmet Vietnam

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 4 Days
  • Starting: Saigon, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Destinations: Saigon – Mekong

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Gourmet Vietnam 1

BRIEF ITINERARY:

  • DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL
  • DAY 2: SAIGON COOKING CLASS
  • DAY 3: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
  • DAY 4: MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Saigon Arrival (Dinner)

Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh city airport, our guide will welcome you after clearing custom, transfer you to the hotel for check in. Welcome dinner in a fine restaurant hosted by Explorient Travel .

The rest of the day you are free at leisure.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon Cooking Class (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center: the hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by a MC who will explain the teaching of the chef and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch.

Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels : Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters, and weapon factories. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was only recently opened to tourists.

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Breakfast, Lunch)

Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden.

Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue by boat to visit the brick and pottery factories. Back in the car at about 3 pm to drive to Can Tho. On arrival in the capital city of the Mekong Delta, do a walking city tour, including the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities before checking in the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch