Vietnam Culinary and Art Discovery
12 Days

VIETNAM CULINARY & ART DISCOVERY is a dedicated cuisine and art trip allowing you to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine and art in combination with sightseeing, to savor its’ tapestry of tastes, colors and smells. Our trip is specially designed not just for gourmet enthusiasts & art lovers but also for all those who want to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam's cuisine and culture - modern and contemporary history. Our food & art trails lead you high and low, travelling the length of Vietnam allowing you to not only explore the regional food & art differences but also the culture, history, countryside and beaches along the way. You'll enjoy hands on cooking lessons and experience the best of Vietnam's bustling markets, local and restaurant kitchens, hawker stands and visits to local homes and villages, combined with take a look of major shifts in 20th and 21st century Vietnam through the eyes of artists, from the grand hall of Vietnam Fine Art Museum to the fresh white space of leading contemporary art galleries.

From US$1,430
The trip have been carefully crafted by our in-country experts on culinary & art who live and work in Vietnam and we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler - Over 12 days experience our guided trip through the very best Vietnam has to offer, from UNESCO Halong Bay to bustling Saigon. This holiday has a maximum of 16 passenger and suitable for all ages and is even a great honeymoon with a difference, expert local guides and uses boutique 3-5* hotels throughout.
This holiday can be customized for vegetarians and vegans. If you wish to travel with a large group, we may need to customize the itinerary, depending on your party size, please contact us for details.

Experiences & Attractions:

Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam while experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. 

  • Embrace the rhythms of the pulsating markets in Ho Chi Minh city and hone your own craft while attending cooking classes taught by native cooks.
  • Indulge in a culinary feast aboard of luxurious junk in the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.  Navigate Bun Bo and imperial citadels in Hue, banh xeo and taste the tropical fruits of the floating market in Mekong Delta.
  • Explore the lantern-lit streets in Hoi An and Banh Canh with a stop to sample Pho in ancient buildings. 
  • Reward yourself after navigating the bustling streets of Hanoi's old quarter with devine delicacies created by local chefs.  
Experience the visual tapestry of Vietnamese art
  • Get acquainted with the French-influenced early twentieth century Vietnamese artists and their signature styles.
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnamese socialist realism, combat portraiture and unique lacquer art.
  • Develop an educated appreciation for the handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, and embroidery of every region you visit.
  • Meet and visit the homes of local artists.
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
    Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
    Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration, meet escort and drive into the city center for hotel check in and relax. 
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
    Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
    Join a British art historian on an inspiring journey to take a close look at the major shifts in 20th and 21st century Vietnam as seen through the eyes of Vietnamese artists. From the fresh white spaces of leading contemporary art galleries to the grand halls of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts museum, the journey takes participants from colonialism to independence, communism to globalization. After lunch, visit theWar Remnant Museum where the stories about Vietnam War will be told by hundreds of extraordinary pictures from legendary photographers. The journey continues to the Reunification Palace, also known as Presidential Palace. Free at leisure before your Vespa adventure in the evening around Saigon for a feel of the nightlife feast of HCMC, a city of traffic, food and fun. (B,D)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
    Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
    After breakfast, transfer to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on a Mekong River branch with hundreds of boats gathering for fresh produce trade. Continue the discovery of Mekong Delta through the tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards. Return to HCMC in the afternoon. (B,L)
    Optional: Let us know if we could reserve for you a seat at the stunning, one & only AO Show in the evening if the show is available at the Opera House. 
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue
    Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue
    Fly about one hour to the former imperial capital - Hue.  Special lunch will prepared at a local family restaurant known for serving dishes in the traditional style of Hue's imperial court. There you will enjoy dining with all of colorfully presented Hue traditional cuisine with an explanation on the characteristics of a royal meal. Learn the special decoration for a royal meal. Transfer to your hotel for a well rest before exploring the UNESCO World Heritage City of Hue on a unique Cyclo. Ride along the banks of the Tinh Tam Lake and explore local life. See the city’s historic monuments including the Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns and Forbidden Purple City. (B,L)
  • Day 5: Hue - Hoi an
    Day 5: Hue - Hoi an
    In the morning, embark on a local boat cruising along the Perfume River, see the city’s monuments, including Thien Mu Pagoda and Hon Chen Temple. Afterwards, take a short drive bound for Hoi An. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch at one of the best beaches in Vietnam, Lang Co Beach. Drive along the scenic coast and passing through Hai Van Pass to Danang, take a short walk to Cham Museum where reside the most important Cham masterpieces of the vanished Champa Kingdom. Driving on to Hoi An - a lovely ancient town. (B)
  • Day 6 + 7: Hoi An City
    Day 6 + 7: Hoi An City
    Wander around the ancient town of Hoi An with stops at traditional homes, art galleries to meet and talk with local artists and join a silk workshop. Hands-on gourmet cooking class - lots of fun with professional local chef with a passion for food that knows no bounds. (B, L)
    On the next day, be responsible and reduce your carbon emissions by hopping on a bicycle and explore the outskirt of Hoi An. Start by visiting fish market early in the morning by your preference, you will then continuing to visit many local work activities on wheels; from watching traditional fishing techniques to making the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats or planting herbs garden by local villagers. At dusk, experience your skills to make popular floating lanterns before return to your resort. (B,L) 
  • Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi Capital
    Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi Capital
    Flight to Hanoi and check in your hotel in Hanoi. Feel the beat of Hanoi by an authetic lunch meal at a local restaurant. Take a well-earned rest before visiting Fine Art Museum in the afternoon, a home of an exquisite and various collection of paintings, ceramics and lacquers that have gracefully stood the test of time. Enjoy a retreat of special cocktail reception and short walk around museum with a knowledgable expert. Shop the ingredients around a typical street market for dinner at Vietnamese home to leanr how to cook a typical Vietnamese dinner with the host. (B,L,D)
  • Day 9: Hanoi Highlights and Culinary Treats
    Day 9: Hanoi Highlights and Culinary Treats
    Vietnamese said "Food in Hanoi, Fashion in Saigon", you have a chance to discover culinary art here while strolling along "food alley" in the heart of Hanoi's restaurant area to prove the rumor has it that Hanoi is one of the best street food city in the world. (Brunch)
  • Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay
    Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay
    The journey from Hanoi to Halong takes you through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the incredible scenery of river valley rice fields. Upon arrival in Halong Bay, you will embark ona private wooden junk for your next river cruise, lead by a friendly captain and his professional crew. You'll sip local wine and gaze upon thousands of precipitous limestone peaks jutting dramatically out of the bay, as a celebrated local chef prepares lunch as the boat glides lazily across the unbelievably calm sea.  The afternoon includes a visit to caves, swimming and kayaking before taking part in a Vietnamese seafood cooking demonstration on the boat's sundeck, where you can test your skills in a fruit & vegetable carving contest.  A delicious evening meal, prepared with ingredients procured during the afternoon at the local market, concludes the day. (B,L,D)
  • Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi
    Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi
    Just when you think you've taken in all the beauty you can absorb, today's cruise brings you through even more spectacular seascapes, fishing villages and floating houses. Following a delicious seafood lunch served on the boat, you'll return to the harbor for your final evening in Hanoi, where you can explore the local cuisine and shopping with the guidance of our specialists, who will remain available to provide suggestions as to the best local restaurants and dishes to choose from. (Brunch)
  • Day 12: Hanoi Departure
    Day 12: Hanoi Departure
    A private car and our guide will be at your disposal to help you enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before your transfer to Noi Bai International Airport. (B)
For budget from US$1,430 (VND 30,339,000) per person...
The price is generally based on group of 6 people for exclusive 12 days itinerary in standard accommodations including excursions and private guiding 

Suggested Accommodation: 
Ho Chi Minh Lavender hotel
Hue Camellia hotel
Hoi An Ancient house resort
Hanoi Medallion hotel
Ha Long bay Shared Marguerite

·    Accommodation:  shared Double/Twin with daily breakfast.
·    Vietnamese mentioned in the itinerary.
·    Private transportation as per the itinerary
·    Domestic flights (economy class)
·    Private experienced English speaking guides.
·    Admission/Entrance fees as per the itinerary
·    Visa on arrival (approval letter)

·    Banks transfer fee & credit card charge fee
.    Tips and gratuities
·    Drinks
·    Travel Insurance.
Personal expenses not mentioned above.
Please contact us at  (+84 4) 3562 2733 /  24hrs number: 877 - 315 - 9164/ or via our Contact Page for a complimentary consultuation.


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  • We appreciated interaction with local people
    “We appreciated interaction with local people. The guide was so helpful in making the contact and allowing us to have a better idea of their way of living. He was also very flexible in adapting the itinerary based on our needs and time constraints. His presence was very much appreciated.”
    Gaétan Poirier, Canada
  • Thank you for all
    “Thank you for all. We spent wonderful time in Vietnam. Our guides have been perfect with us. We have had the mass correctly. We hope to come back with you in Vietnam another time” 
    Conca bonizzoni, Italy