Best Food and Drinks Tour in Central Vietnam

Participate in two authentic cooking classes in Hue and Hoian – 2 famous centers of Vietnam Culinary in 5 days. Learn more about the identities of local cuisine, have great opportunities to discover Hoian – the live Museum and Hue – the last capital of Feudal System in Vietnam. More than that, we also take you to all the Hidden Charm of the destinations for a fascinating experience of local attraction and identities.

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Day 01: Fly to Hue

Day 02: Hue Cooking class and city tour

Day 03: Hue – Da Nang – Hoian

Day 04: Hoian Cooking Class

Day 05: Hoian – Departure

Day 01: Fly to Hue
Flight to Phu Bai airport. Upon arrival, transfer directly to Hue
 the ancient capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945, then check in your hotel in Hue. In the 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 houses from the past decades, mingle with local people and experience their daily activities in the village. In the evening, visit Dong Thien Pagoda to enjoy a vegetarian meal prepared by the nuns, then visit the Pagoda’s kindergarten where children from rural families are being educated and interact with the nuns while learning more about the Pagoda before going back to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hue.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 02: Hue Cooking class and city tour
We will visit Dong Ba Market in the early morning
 the biggest wholesale market in Hue for food, vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits. After that, go back to the hotel for breakfast then take a cyclo trip from your hotel to the famous Trang Tien bridge. The cyclo will then take you to the ancient citadel of Hue, passing through the streets, local shops for a glimpse of the daily life and architecture of this famous citadel. Then get to Y Thao Restaurant for your cooking class.

09:00 – 09:30: Hue Drinking and Eating Art introduction, follwed by an introduction of food and ingredients preparation.
09:30 
– 11:30: Cook some of these dishes (can be changed daily) under instruction: the Spring roll, Pancake, and Grilled beef; along with making the Banana flower Salad
11:30 – 12:30: Enjoy your D.I.Y. dishes at the restaurant.

In the afternoon, take a visit to the Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Tomb to discover the beautiful and impressive architecture of these unique constructions of Hue, as well as the story of the King there. Have dinner at a local restaurant with all types of Hue's signature dishes such as: Banh Beo, Banh Nam and Banh Loc. Stay Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

travel to hue

Day 03: Hue – Da Nang – Hoian
In the morning, depart for Danang through famous Hai Van Pass after having breakfast. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum with a great collection of sand stone artifact from 4th to 13th century, then cotinue to transfer to Hoian
 a small but attractive ancient town. Have lunch at Cargo Club Restaurant. In the Afternoon, take a walk tour to Hoian ancient town, then visit the traditional Fukien assembly hall, Japanese Cover Bridge and Tan Ky ancient house. Ater that, take your free time to discover the town on your own or go shopping before having dinner with some of the most famous local food in Hoian, such as Com Ga (Chicken Rice) and Cao Lau. Stay overnight at local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 04: Hoian Cooking Class
In the morning, you will visit Tra Que herb village near Hoian. This village is very famous for supplying its organic herb to the town. Moreover, you will interact with local farmers and learn more about different kinds of herb and how to plant them. Visit a local hand-made bread factory before leaving for Morning Glory restaurant to participate in your next cooking class with Ms. Vy, followed by having lunch with your own dishes.

COOKING CLASS:
You start with an 1-hour market tour to learn about Vietnamese ingredients & how to choose fresh foods, followed by a short talk on the art of Vietnamese gastronomy, vegetables, herbs & spices & how to prepare & use them.
The cooking session includes learning cooking & cutting techniques and how to use a Vietnamese vegetable grater & knife. After the introduction, start cooking under instruction of the chef with the menu below (can be changed daily):
1. Fresh Spring Rolls & Shrimp
2. Green Papaya Salad
3. Grilled tuna in banana leave
4. Crispy Pancake

In the afternoon, depart for Cam Nam Village (this is an exclusive discovery) on cyclo. You will travel from the town to Cam Nam Bridge, in which you will have the first stop to take photos of the daily activities and sceneries on the Thu Bon River, then travel along the Thu Bon River banks, where you can have another stop for a panoramic view of Hoian from other side of the river. At the final destination of the ride a green small canal covered by water coconut trees, you will embark on the boat and take a cruise to Thu Bon River. You can experience the local daily life along the riverside, such as fishing, farming, catching clam…. Ater that, return to Hoian in the late afternoon for your own dinner, before spending the night at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Saigon street food

Day 05: Hoian – Departure
In the morning, it is your free time to relax before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

This is a private and flexible tour according to your preferences, including both arrival and departure time as well as your budget.

You can find out other different tour packages through our website. The price includes all services (accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, restaurants, domestic flights…), but international airfare

Vietnam Original Travel offers and price may vary according to certain factors as below:

  • Traveling period: the price of services in the high season (October to April), is normally higher than the off season (May to September) and the services are very limited in high season especially guides, flights tickets, hotels….
  • The number of travelers: the more travelers your group has, the cheaper price will be
  • Selected hotels: depends on the category of hotel, its location and offering services, the price in total may vary.
  • Activities during the trip: at least two or more tour packages with the same touring duration and at the same time can have two or more different prices, depends on the activities included in the initial program.
  • Booking date: a late booking may result the higher price because of the uncertain availability of services.

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kami_kara
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
Max_Lhb
Max_Lhb
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

Visited January 2015
maijoucki
maijoucki
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
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WildlifeFan01
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We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
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Gaffer B
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We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
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