Living Traditions Cooking Tour 10D/9N
10 Days / 9 Nights from $1,730 per person
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: HANOI
Enjoy a city tour by cyclo, visiting the Old Quarter and West Lake. Continue to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed Sep-Dec), Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Later, visit the Ethnology Museum and this evening watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets. (B,L)
DAY 3: HANOI
Shop for fresh produce in a street market with a local chef and try your hand at making traditional Vietnamese dishes. (B,L)
DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY
Travel to Halong Bay and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the limestone islets. This afternoon, return to Hanoi. (B,L)
DAY 5: HANOI TO HUE
Fly to Hue and enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. (B)
DAY 6: HUE
Visit the Imperial Citadel and walk through Dong Ba Market. This afternoon you will visit the Royal Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. (B,L)
DAY 7: HUE TO HOI AN
Drive over the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An’s Old Town. This evening partake in a cooking class at Red Bridge Cooking School. (B,D)
DAY 8: HOI AN TO SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
Transfer to Danang and fly to Saigon. Upon arrival you will travel to the Mekong Delta. Cruise along the river, paddle through canals in a sampan and walk through the local villages. This afternoon return to Saigon. (B,L)
DAY 9: SAIGON
Accompany a local chef to the Central Market to select ingredients for your cooking class. This afternoon, visit the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunifi cation Palace. (B,L)
DAY 10: DEPART SAIGON
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Saigon airport where your arrangements end. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.
Note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed every afternoon, all day Monday and Friday and from September to December year round. Itinerary for Halong Bay is subject to change depending on local conditions.