Our Southern Vietnam Culinary tour will create the harmony balance for 5 days culinary tour and discovers Saigon and Mekong Delta.

The cooking class at Vietnam Cookery Center and Ben Thanh Market visit surely is the highlight of the trip. You also can have a nice trip to Mekong Delta as well as beautiful tour in Saigon – the city so called “ Pearl of the East”.

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  • Trip Duration: 5 days
  • Starting: Saigon
  • Finishing: Saigon
  • Destinations: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Saigon

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: ARRIVAL – SAIGON
Day 2: SAIGON COOKING CLASS AND CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Day 3: SAIGON – CAI BE – VINH LONG – CAN THO (B/L/D)
Day 4: CAN THO – SAIGON (B/L/D)
DAY 5:  SAIGON – Departure (B/-/-)

Day 1: ARRIVAL – SAIGON 

Flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Take the orientation walk around the center of the city.

Overnight in Saigon.

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

This morning we have a cooking class with Vietnam Cookery Center.

An accompanied tour to the spectacular Ben Thanh market 1 hour before the class.

During the market visit we will describe the classic Vietnamese produce, from fruit and vegetables, to meats and seafood. Our guests will learn how to recognize the different Vietnamese ingredients and be guided in their application.
Back to Vietnam Cookery Center.

Even inexperienced cook can create tasty dishes within a few hours.

Continue by a hands-on initiation to the Vietnamese Cuisine Art, giving you the opportunity not only to learn how to cook them and reproduce them once you return to your home country, but also to taste our delicious dishes.

Menu: Salad, one local soup, braised fish or pork

Enjoy food self-prepared and by the restaurant

Afternoon take a tour to discover Saigon, the dynamic and bustling city so called “The Pearl of Far East” Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office then drive to China Town. We will take you to visit Cho Lon – the biggest whole sales market in Saigon then visit Thien Hau Pagoda – where you can see hundred of local people come to worship for their Health, Luck and Happiness. Enjoy the authentic Vietnamese coffee in local coffee shop in the typical street of China Town – where the famous French Movie “The Lover” had been filmed. Dinner at Indochine Restaurant.

Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 3: SAIGON – CAI BE – VINH LONG – CAN THO (B/L/D)

Morning drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be. Upon arrive, visit Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be before embarking for the boat trip to colorful Cai Be floating Market, then visit some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. After enjoying beautiful lunch at a superb Indochina villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river, your sampan will cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea. Then we will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards. Stops on the way can be made at Tam Ho bonsais garden. You will have a chance to taste the typical tropical fruit there and enjoy the authentic tradition music show performed by local farmer there. On the way back to Vinh Long, visit the local brick and pottery factory – where you can experience the way of local people firing brick in special brick kiln by rice husk from Mekong Delta. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Cay Buoi Restaurant – where you can try the typical local food of Mekong Delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.

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Day 4: CAN THO – SAIGON (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, embark for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people wholesale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. Then continue by boat to visit the local bustling inland market before visiting Rice processing factory. The car picks up at Ninh Kieu Wharf take you to visit Binh Thuy house – the most impressive ancient house in Mekong Delta before having lunch at Sao Hom restaurant. After lunch, transfer back to Saigon. Dinner at Cuc Gach Quan restaurant – where you can experience the typical Vietnamese meal.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 5: SAIGON – Departure (B/-/-)

Morning is free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight.

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
  • Cooking classes
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • 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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