The central Vietnam Culinary will take you to 2 authentic cooking classes in Hue and Hoi An – 2 famous central of Vietnam Culinary in 5 days.

Together with learning and experience the identities of local cuisine, you also have the great opportunities to discover Hoi An – the living Museum and Hue – the last capital of Feudal System in Vietnam.

More than this, we also can take you to all the Hidden Charm of destinations for the real experience of local attraction and identities.

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  • Trip Duration: 5 days
  • Starting: Hue
  • Finishing: Hoi An
  • Destinations: Hue – Danang – Hoian

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: FLY TO HUE (-/L/-)
Day 2: HUE COOKING CLASS AND CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Day 3: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Day 4: HOI AN COOKING CLASS (B/L/-)
DAY 5: HOIAN – Departure (B/- /-)

Day 1: FLY TO HUE (-/L/-)

Flight to Phu Bai airport. Upon arrival, drive to Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. Check in your hotel in Hue. Afternoon visit Thien Mu pagoda, the symbol of Hue city then take a walk around Kim Long Village where you can visit the original ancient house of the former mandarin, mingle with local people and experience their daily activities in the village. In the evening, visit Dong Thien Pagoda to enjoy a vegetarian lunch prepared by the nuns. Our visit contributes to the Pagoda’s kindergarten that educates children from needy families. We will interact with the nuns and learn more about the Pagoda before going back to the hotel.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 2: HUE COOKING CLASS AND CITY TOUR (B/L)

We will visit Dong Ba Market in early morning. This is the biggest whole sales market in Hue for food, vegetable, herb, spices and fruit. In the morning, everything is so fresh and this is best time and best way to experiences and learn about the food and daily life activities in Hue. Back to the hotel for breakfast then take a cyclo trip from your hotel over famous Trang Tien bridge and Dong Ba market. The cyclo will take you around the ancient citadel of Hue, getting over the streets, local shops for the over view of daily life and architecture of this famous citadel. The cyclo will take you to Y Thao Restaurant for cooking class

Go to market for cooking material, with the company of learner(s)

09h00-09h30: Hue Drinking and Eating Art introduction. Food to be practiced introduction. Cooking material preparation.
09h30-11h30: Learn how to cook and practice the Spring roll, Pancake, and Grilled beef; how to make the Banana flower Salad
11h30 – 12h30: Enjoy food self-prepared and by the restaurant
Afternoon, take the visit to the Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Tomb, discover beautiful and impressive architecture of this unique construction in Hue as well as the story of the King there. In the evening, you will experience the dinner in the local restaurant of all typical kind of Hue cake such as: Banh Beo, Banh Nam and Banh Loc.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 3: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN CITY TOUR (B/L)

Morning depart to Danang through famous Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum with great collection of sand stone artifact from 4th to 13th century. Arrive in Hoi An, the little attractive town very famous as living museum which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Lunch at Cargo Club Restaurant.

Afternoon, take a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town. Visit Phuc Kien congressional assembly hall, Japanese Cover Bridge and Tan Ky ancient house. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own or shopping. In the evening, you will have a chance to try to most famous and popular local food in Hoi An: Com Ga (Chicken Rice) and Cao Lau.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 4: HOI AN COOKING CLASS (B/L)

Morning visit to Tra Que herb village near Hoian. This village very famous for growing organic herb for supplying to Hoi An. You will interact with local farmer their and learn about different kind of herb and the way how they grow them. Visit to a local made bread factory before going to Morning Glory restaurant for cooking class with Ms. Vy followed by lunch.

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COOKING CLASS:

You start with a 1 hour market tour to learn about Vietnamese ingredients & how to choose fresh foods. Next is a short talk on the art of Vietnamese gastronomy, vegetables, herbs & spices & how to prepare & use them.

The practical includes learning cooking & cutting techniques & how to use a Vietnamese vegetable grater & knife. You will get hands-on experience on bellow menu:

  • Fresh Spring Rolls & Shrimp
  • Green Papaya Salad
  • Grilled tuna in banana leave
  • Crispy Pancake

Afternoon depart for the cyclo trip to Cam Nam Village (this is exclusive discovery feature of ICT). The cyclo will take you from the town to Cam Nam Bridge. You will have the first stop for the photo opportunity of the activities and scenery on the Thu Bon River. Then the cyclo will take you along the Thu Bon River bank, where you can have another photo stop for panorama view of Hoi An from other side of river. You will ride along the riverside and cycle through local villages of Cam Nam. This is untouched area by tourism with very friendly and hospitable local people. You can see their daily life activities or even viewing the interior of their house and their life through always opened doors. The cyclo trip will be ended at green small canal covered by water coconut trees. Embark on the boat and take a cruise to Thu Bon River. You can experience the local daily life along river, such as fishing, farming, catching clam…. Come back to Hoi An around sunset time.

Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 5: HOIAN – Departure (B/- /-)

Morning is free at leisure until the departure time to the airport for the flight home.

Services included:

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
  • Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
  • English or French speaking guide
  • 2 cooking classes
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Cyclo tour, boat trips
  • Water & towels on the car/van/coach

Services excluded:

  • Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

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