Vietnam Real Food Adventure

08/19/2020 through 12/22/2022
08/19/2020 through 12/25/2022
Intrepid Travel

Vietnam Real Food Adventure

Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. From pho and ancient buildings in Hanoi, banh khoai and imperial citadels in Hue, banh xeo and lantern-lit streets in Hoi An and banh canh and pulsating markets in Ho Chi Minh City, experience Vietnam’s cuisine and its tightly woven place within the culture. Drink in cafes and beer halls that sprawl out over city streets, buy fruit from wicker baskets draped over a vendor’s shoulders and sit at market stalls as aromatic noodle soups are whipped up in front of you. Experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, spend time cooking some of the country’s top dishes and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Adventure.

Activities

  • Hanoi – Welcome Dinner
  • Hanoi – Hidden Tea House visit & tasting
  • Hanoi – Master Winemaker visit & tasting
  • Hanoi – Xo Community visit
  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue – Perfume River cruise
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An – My Quang noodle demonstration
  • Hoi An – Tra Que Culinary Village visit
  • Hoi An – Tra Que Hands-on cooking class with local chef
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Thanh market visit
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Cooking Class with Local Chef
  • Ho Chi Minh City – City tour
  • Mekong Delta – Homestay & Home Cooked Meal

Highlights

  • Get the lowdown on regional Vietnamese cooking in local homes and visit authentic markets.
  • In Hanoi sample northern specialties like pho, bun cha and the golden-yellow xoi xeo (sticky rice with mung bean and fried onion), visit a hidden tea house and learn from a master rice wine maker.
  • With two nights in Hoi An, there’s plenty of time to take in the magic of this standout destination. Watch traditional noodle making and visit a culinary village for a cooking class with a local chef.
  • The Vietnamese people are some of the most welcoming in the world. A homestay on the Mekong Delta allows you to experience their hospitality, learn their kitchen secrets and get an insight into rural life.
  • No trip to Vietnam is complete without some history lessons. Visit the Imperial Citadel in Hue and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi
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Day 2 Hanoi
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Day 3 Halong Bay
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Day 4 Overnight train
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Day 5 Hue
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Day 6 Hoi An
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Day 7 Hoi An
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Day 8 Hoi An
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Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City
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Day 10 Mekong Delta
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Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City
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Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City
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