Living Traditions Cooking Tour
10 days from $1,950 per person twin share
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAYS 1-2: ARRIVE HANOI
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tomorrow, tour the city by cyclo, visiting the bustling Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Continue to Ho Chi Minh Complex to pass Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and visit the Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature. Later, visit the Ethnology Museum and this evening watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets. (B,L)
DAYS 3-4: HANOI – HALONG BAY
Shop for fresh produce in a street market with a local chef and try your hand at making traditional Vietnamese dishes. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L) Tomorrow, travel to Halong Bay and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the limestone islets, returning to Hanoi later in the afternoon. (B,L)
DAY 5: HANOI TO HUE
Fly to Hue, the former imperial capital, and enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. (B)
DAY 6: HUE
Tour the Imperial Citadel and walk through Dong Ba Market. Later, visit the Royal Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. (B)
DAY 7: HUE TO HOI AN
Drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Hoi An’s Old Town, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. This evening partake in a cooking class. (B,D)
DAY 8: HOI AN TO SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
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. Return to Saigon this afternoon. (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 Reunification Palace. (B,L)
DAY 10: DEPART SAIGON
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Saigon airport where your arrangements end. (B)
Itinerary for Halong Bay is subject to change depending on local conditions.
# Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.