The flavors of Vietnam excite every traveler, from the spicy to the sour and sweet. Myriad cultures have helped in shaping the array of dishes you can find on offer here, each changing as you move through the country, characterizing the people around you and place you are in. Simple yet original, the cuisine of Vietnam has been greatly influenced by French occupation, assisting in creating some of the finest fusion cuisine found in Asia today.

Our tour in a country often referred to as the ‘Kitchen of the World’ introduces the salivating street food, visits cooking schools and enters local homes to connect with the Vietnamese people at an intrinsic level. To understand Vietnam, you must understand its food. This program will leave every visitor with masterful culinary skills, and a profound appreciation of the country.

Flavor of Vietnam

Tour Schedule

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Arrive in Hanoi to enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Hanoi Street Food Tour

Visit a local market and dine on fresh street food before visiting a famous restaurant for dinner.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Feast on delicious ‘pho’ for breakfast. Drive to Halong Bay to enjoy an evening dinner cruise. Overnight onboard the boat.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi/Fly to Hue – Imperial Dinner

Wake up and practice Tai Chi on the boat deck. Explore the limestone karsts spread throughout the sea before departing for Hue.

Day 5: Hue Dong Ba Market – Transfer to Hoi An

Explore the fascinating historical sights of Hue and it local food markets.

Day 6: Hoi An Walking Tour – Cooking Class at Red Bridge School

Pick up ingredients from a local market and spend the day at a legendary cooking school learning how to prepare them.

Day 7: Hoi An – Danang/Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival at HCMC we visit the former Presidential Palace and peruse the many sights of this charming city.

Day 8: Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels

Explore the unique and magnificent architecture of Cao Dai Temple and visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels.

Day 9: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Bassac Cruise

Drive to Can Tho and board ‘The Bassac’ to see local village life around the Mekong Delta.

Day 10: Can Tho – Saigon Departure

After a night onboard The Bassac, we say goodbye to rural life and head back to Saigon.