Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi




Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi

After arriving in Noi Bai Airport (35 km from downtown Ha Noi), you will be greeted by our guide and then transferred downtown for check-in at the 5-star Sofitel Metropole Hotel. Welcome dinner at a typical Vietnamese restaurant with folk show. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2: Cooking lesson and city tour of Ha Noi

Morning start with a walk to the local market, where you get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. A cooking demonstration will follow, which takes place directly in the kitchen and where everyone has the chance to get involved. After the class lunch will be served to sample all the different dishes prepared during the demonstration. Afternoon visit to Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy a one hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. After dinner, enjoy the incredible Water Puppet performance.

Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

Head out of Ha Noi to the World Heritage listed Ha Long Bay. Explore the mystery and beauty of Ha Long Bay during a five hour cruise. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip through the bay stopping to explore some of the many islands, caves and grottoes. Enjoy a lunch of freshly caught seafood on board. Dinner and overnight in Ha Long Bay at the 4-star Ha Long Plaza Hotel.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Bac Ninh - Ha Noi

Drive to Bac Ninh Province and visit Quan Ho village, the cradle of Vietnam traditional music and theatre. Enjoy special music performance by the locals in the temple. Lunch in Ha Noi. Aternoon free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 5: Ha Noi - Hue

Transfer to the airport for flight to the Imperial city of Hue. You will be met at Phu Bai Airport then transferred downtown for check-in at the 4-star Huong Giang Hotel. Visit to Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba Market. Lunch at local restaurant. Aternoon a continuation to visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs. After dinner, enjoy Ca Hue (with a performance of traditional music on the boat) on the Perfume River.

Day 6: Cooking Lesson for Vietnamese Royal Cuisine

Today you will learn how to cook some of the most famous Vietnamese Royal foods. All of the lessons and practice will be done in the best kitchen in Hue: Huong Giang Hotel. Lunch at the hotel. Aternoon boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda built on the bank of the river. Dinner and overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon)

Transfer to Phu Bai Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Meet at the airport then transfer to downtown for check-in at the 5-star Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon half-day city tour will include an orientation tour of Saigon's main boulevards, Notre Dame Cathedral, the splendid Post Office and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8: Cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cooking Center

In the last cooking lesson, you will learn some of the best southern dishes: Caramel Pork, steamed rice in coconut juice and Sour Fish Soup or 'Canh Chua'. Lunch will be there. Afternnon free at leisure or go shopping. Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Your day is free until transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for your departure flight.

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Days:>= 5 days
Start from:  Hanoi


Name: Huong Giang tourist

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