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VIETNAM CULINARY TOUR – OVERVIEW

Access Trips CEO Tamar Lowell writes about the evolution of Vietnam travel over the past twenty years in her Huffington Post column.

Indochine is a name that stirs the senses and emotions. It conjures visions of proud farmers in conical straw hats tending to their rice paddies. It conjures smells of lemongrass, ginger and mint, savory spices used in Vietnamese cooking. It conjures the romance of a bygone colonial era, and the hope of a resilient people who look to a modern future, even as they retain the exotic culture and deep traditions that make Vietnam travel such a fascinating experience.

Join us on a Vietnam culinary tour for an experience that will take you deep into the culture as you cook (and eat) your way from Saigon to Hanoi, with stops along the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An and the former imperial capital of Hue. Enjoy unparalleled local access on our Vietnam food tour, such as private dinners in a colonial mansion and a royal garden house, Vietnamese cooking classes and market tours with renowned chefs, and even a street food tour as you ride on the back of a vintage Vespa!

A Vietnam culinary tour is a delicious way to explore this exotic and fascinating culture. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.


AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE FOOD

Our Vietnamese cooking tours are ideal for anyone who wants to combine their passion for food with their passion for travel. Authentic Vietnamese food is a delectable combination of spicy, salty, bitter, sour and sweet flavors using using savory spices, aromatic herbs and fresh vegetables. In each hands-on Vietnamese cooking class with an expert chef, you’ll learn traditional Vietnamese cooking techniques and recipes as well as a more modern and eclectic approach to Vietnamese cuisine. Outside the kitchen, you will delve deep into Vietnamese culture through its cuisine with an evening street-food tour on the back of a vintage Vespa; visiting several villages to taste their unique specialties; exploring fresh food markets; and dining at historic homes and unique restaurants.

Our Vietnam culinary tour includes daily breakfast, three lunches and four dinners. Two of the included lunches will be meals that you learn to prepare yourself during each Vietnamese cooking class.

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VIETNAM CULINARY TOUR – ITINERARY

DAY 1: Your Vietnamese Cooking Class Tour Begins
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to hotel. Early evening group orientation meeting. Welcome dinner at the former home of the US Ambassador to South Vietnam. Overnight in boutique hotel.

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DAY 2: Saigon City Tour
Day tour of Saigon’s historic and cultural sites. Evening street food tour by Vespa scooter. Overnight in boutique hotel.

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DAY 3: Vietnamese Cooking Class
Market tour and traditional Vietnamese cooking class with renowned chef. Visit lacquerware workshop. Fly to Hoi An. Overnight in relaxing boutique resort.

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DAY 4: Vietnamese Cooking Class & Hoi An Tour
Modern Vietnamese cooking class with eclectic and artistic chef. Afternoon walking tour of Hoi An. Overnight in relaxing boutique resort.

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DAY 5: Drive to Hue
Morning free. Afternoon 3-hour drive to Hue, with stop at Cham museum en route. Private dinner at a restored royal garden house. Overnight in boutique countryside resort.

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DAY 6: Hue Culinary & City Tour
Morning culinary tour with renowned gastronomist. Afternoon city tour. Overnight in boutique countryside resort.

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DAY 7: Fly to Hanoi
Morning flight to Hanoi. Private water puppetry show and village visit. Afternoon free. Overnight in boutique hotel in Old City.

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DAY 8: Hanoi City Tour
Tour Hanoi’s major sites. Farewell dinner of traditional Vietnamese food. Overnight in boutique hotel in Old City.

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DAY 9: Vietnam Culinary Tour Ends
Sadly, our tour is over today. Drop off at Hanoi airport. If you still want more, ask us about our stunning Halong Bay extension!

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