Preparing springrolls at the Cooking Class on Halong Bay
Preparing springrolls at the Cooking Class on Halong Bay

Vietnam Cooking Tour - 11 Days

Vietnam is known to the travelers not only for great natural attractions, but also for sensational cuisine. Vietnam Cooking Tour introduces you to some typical Vietnamese cuisine and the cooking styles in the South, the Central Region and the North of Vietnam in 11 days, 10 nights. After the tour, you'll surely have some basic knowledge of Vietnamese gastronomy and know how to cook great Vietnamese dishes for your beloved ones at home.

 The pace of travel is easy and relaxing. Accommodations for the trip include 4* and 5* luxury hotels with convenient location. On the tour, you take part in hands-on cooking classes instructed by Vietnamese dedicated chefs. Some cooking classes also involve a trip to local markets for acquiring necessary cooking materials. Besides, there are great dining experiences and culinary delights at local fine-dining restaurants and on luxury cruise boats.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1 Arrive in Sai Gon (no included meals)
Day2 Saigon Morning City Tour/Free Afternoon (B/Diner Cruise)
Day3 Saigon Morning Cooking Class/Free Afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food/D)
Day4 Sai Gon – Da Nang – Hoi An (VN 324: 1120 – 1230)/Walking Tour (B/-/D)
Day5 Hoi An Morning Cooking Class/Free Afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food)
Day6 Hoi An at leisure (B)
Day7 Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi (VN164: 1015-1130)/City Tour (B/-/D)
Day8 Hanoi Morning Cooking Class/Free afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food)
Day9 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise (B/L)
Day10 Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch/D)
Day11 Depart Hanoi (B)

Traffic in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Traffic in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

The tour price includes
English-speaking guide;
Transportation + air tickets (with domestic air port tax) for SGN-DAD-HAN as indicated on the tour program;
Tourist boat for the cruise on the Perfume River in Hue as indicated on the tour program;
Double cabin on a shared junk cruise on Halong Bay;
Accommodation on twin-shared basis as indicated on the tour program;
Meals as indicated on the tour program: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
All admission fees during the guided times as indicated on the tour program;

The tour price doesn't include
Insurance of any types;
International airfares and airport taxes;
Drinks or personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified in the inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Arrive in Saigon (no included meals)
Arriving at Saigon Tan Son Nhat Airport, welcomed by our staff and escorted to the hotel.
Free time.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day2 Saigon Morning City Tour/Free Afternoon (B/Diner Cruise)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a tour of Sai Gon taking in: The War Remnants Museum, The Cathedral, The General Post Office, The Municipal Theatre and the Central Market, Binh Tay Market and the China town. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Lunch is on our own.
In the evening, we’ll go out for a luxury dinner cruise on the Sai Gon River.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day3 Saigon Morning Cooking Class/Free Afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning trip to the market for acquiring ingredients, then hands-on cooking class. Enjoy your own cooked food for lunch.
Free afternoon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day4 Sai Gon – Da Nang – Hoi An (VN 324: 1120 – 1230)/Walking Tour (B/-/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have free time at leisure until our tour guide and driver come back and transfer you back to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. Arriving at Da Nang Airport, meet Paradissa's local tour guide and travel to Hoi An Old Town.

Arriving in Hoi An, we have a walking tour of Hoi An ancient town which was busy with trade back a few centuries ago. We’ll visit some old merchant houses, a Chinese Congregational Hall, Hoi An Museum, and the famous Japanese covered-bridge.
Lunch is on our own and dinner is served with fine cuisine of Hoi An in the old town.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day5 Hoi An Morning Cooking Class/Free Afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning trip by boat or cyclo to the local market for getting the cooking materials. Then, have great time learning to cook your food yourselves with instructions from an experienced local chef. Have lunch with your own cooked food.
Free afternoon.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day6 Hoi An at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day7 Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi (VN164: 1015-1130)/City Tour (B/-/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Hanoi. Arriving at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, Paradissa local tour guide will meet and escort you to the city. In the evening, we'll sample the elegant cuisine of Hanoi at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day8 Hanoi Morning Cooking Class/Free afternoon (B/Lunch with your own cooked food)
Breakfast at the hotel.
3-hour hands-on cooking class with trip to a local market for purchasing cooking materials.
Free afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day9 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Halong Bay for a luxury junk cruise amid towering mountains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, there's a cookery session for you to attend to.
Overnight on Halong Bay.

Cooking demonstrations on board the junk on Halong Bay
Cooking demonstrations on board the junk on Halong Bay

Day10 Halong Bay – Hanoi (Brunch/D)
Our morning starts with some Taichi moves on board the junk. Then, more cruise and visits on Halong Bay. We enjoy a sumptuous brunch before disembarkation and road trip back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day11 Depart Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time until our staff transfers you back to the airport for your departure flight. We trust you had a great gastronomic trip in Vietnam with Paradissa.