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Vietnam: A Culinary Adventure from Hanoi to Saigon

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Overview

Vietnam: A Culinary Adventure from Hanoi to Saigon

Continent

Asia

Days

9 days

Nights

8 nights

Group Size

12 people

Activity

Moderate

Interest

Food & Drink

Highlights

  • Distinct flavors of north, central, and south Vietnam
  • Street eats, soup stalls, and outdoor markets
  • Hands-on cooking classes with local chefs
  • Conversations with local artists, journalists, veterans, and more
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visit small villages and farms
Vietnam 9 days 8 nights

Explore Vietnam through its unique cuisine.

Day 1

Welcome to Hanoi

Credit: Adobe Stock by Viktor

Day 2

Hanoi Food Crawl

Andriy Bezuglov

Day 3

Hilltribes & The Mai Chau River Valley

Denis Rozan (Shutterstock)

Day 4

Hue - The Imperial Capital

Joshua Resnick

Day 5

Imperial Tombs & Cuisine

rhzr (Adobe Stock)

Day 6

The Emerald Coast

Cahn Nguyen (Indochina Travel)

Day 7

The Ancient Town

Ahirao (Adobe Stock)

Day 8

Saigon - Skyscrapers and Soup Stalls

Dien Nguyen

Day 9

Departure or Angkor Extension

Simon Steinberger

Day 10

Legacy of Angkor (optional extension)

Daniel Lienert

Day 11

Temples & Silk (optional extension)

Stewart Smith Photography

Day 12

Angkor Wat Farewell (optional extension)

JJ Ying

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Pricing

The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy. 

2022- May 2023 supplemental pricing:

Internal air: $280 per person 

Angkor Wat Extension: $1,250 per person based on double occupancy

Angkor Wat Extension internal air: $220 per person

2022 December Holiday departure supplemental pricing:

Internal air: $280 per person

Angkor Wat Extension: $1,380 per person based on double occupancy

Angkor Wat Extension internal air: $220 per person

November 2023 & beyond supplemental pricing:

Internal air: $280 per person

Angkor Wat Extension: $1,380, per person based on double occupancy

Angkor Wat Extension internal air: $240

2023 December Holiday departure supplemental pricing:

Internal air: $280 per person

Angkor Wat Extension: $1,680 per person based on double occupancy

Angkor Wat Extension internal air: $240 per person

The minimum group size for us to operate the Angkor Wat extension is 4 guests. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in taking the extension. Before booking your international airline tickets, check with us to ensure the trip and extension are confirmed above minimum participation requirements.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost. After booking your trip, please request a single room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.

2022-May 2023 Private Room Supplement Cost:

$530 per person

Angkor Wat extension: $360 per person

2022 December Holiday Private Room Supplement Cost:

$575 per person

Angkor Wat extension: $380 per person

November 2023 & beyond Private Room Supplement Cost:

$660 per person

Angkor Wat extension: $420 per person

2023 December Holiday Private Room Supplement Cost:

$725 per person

Angkor Wat extension: $540 per person

Arrival & Departure

When planning your travel, we recommend arriving in Hanoi by 12pm on Day 1 and departing from Ho Chi Minh City anytime on Day 9.  If taking the Angkor Wat extension, we recommend departing Siem Reap, Cambodia, after 5pm on Day 12.

Luggage Restrictions

We have an internal/domestic flight included on this tour from Hanoi to Hue on Day 4. Luggage restrictions include: maximum weight per luggage is 23kg/50lbs. Max total dimensions (width+height+length) must not exceed 158cm/62inches. 

Activity Level

This trip is fairly active; travelers should feel comfortable walking three to five miles over the course of each day, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Several parts of the tour involve some longer walks, including up and down stairs and on uneven ground. There will also be an optional cycling opportunity in the countryside.

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Trip Leader

Canh Nguyen

Born in Hanoi, Canh has led culinary trips in his hometown and throughout Vietnam for over 15 years. Growing up, he wanted to be a chef, but the open road won him over. An expert on street food and skilled cook, Canh knows not only the best places for pho, but the finest details about ingredients, preparation, and regional styles. A notorious joker, Canh is always up for a good laugh and while passing soup shops can be heard saying, “What the pho?,” which also is a helpful reminder how to pronounce pho.

Trip Leader

Duc Can Do

A Hanoian by birth, Duc has guided trips in North Vietnam for over 20 years, specializing in cuisine. His particular interest is wet markets, where Duc—or “Duke”—says one can discover the most authentic sights and sounds of Vietnam. He's also a passionate explorer of Vietnam's fabulous “street buffets,” where one can learn the most about regional herbs and cooking styles, rather than in more formal restaurants. When not hosting travelers, Duc likes to imitate his hero, Lionel Messi, on the local fields in Hanoi.

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