Vietnam Gastronomy and Culture Tour


Destinations: Ho Chi Minh,My Tho,Mui Ne

Destination Services: All excursions and activities as mentioned, English-speaking guide, Meals as specified in the itinerary, 5 nights accommodation

Stars: 4 Stars

Days: 6 days

RMB:From 3,800


D1Arrival- Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

After your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your private transfer will bring you directly to your hotel to check-in, relax and unpack.

If you are arriving early in the day, you may consider taking an optional day tour through Saigon’s alleys and secret weapon cellar, or explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh’s elaborate underground network.

Optional Day Tours:

  • Saigon’s alleys and secret weapon cellar
  • Cu Chi Tunnel

 

Meals:  Own arrangement

Hotel:4* Edenstar Hotel or similar boutique hotel

D2Ho Chi Minh

After breakfast at the hotel, your day starts with a walking tour through Dong Khoi Street to explore its charmingly unique architecture, a legacy of Vietnam’s French occupation. On this tour you will see notable Ho Chi Minh landmarks such as the City Hall, Town Square, Saigon Opera House, Continental hotel, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Reunification Palace.

After the walking tour, enjoy a coffee break to sample a rich and aromatic local brew at one of the city’s popular cafés (at Au Parc Coffee & Restaurant on 23 Han Thuyen Street or similar). There will also be time to have lunch there at your convenience.

Later in the afternoon, explore the crossroads where Chinese and Vietnamese cultures coincide with a tour through Ho Chi Minh’s bustling China Town, including visits to the Binh Tay wholesale market, Thien Hau temple, and finally the Ben Thanh market where you may browse and shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs.

Your day ends with a sophisticated dinner at a French fine dining restaurant (Delices Bistro & Fine Dining restaurant or similar).

Meal:Breakfast/ Hotel Lunch/ Own arrangement Dinner/ French (Delices Fine Dining)

Hotel:4* Edenstar Hotel or similar boutique hotel

 

 

D3Ho Chi Minh-My Tho-Ho Chi Minh

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Mekong Delta by private transfer (1.5 hour journey).

After arriving in My Tho, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the Mekong while enjoying tea and local fruits. After the cruise, take a ride on a charming horse-drawn carriage to visit a local farm where a family-run business produces coconut candies.

Next, hop aboard a wooden sampan boat and journey towards An Khanh through the city’s narrow, tree-lined canals to continue exploring the river Mekong and the idyllic surrounding countryside.

Tuck into a lunch of authentic Vietnamese snacks at a local restaurant before returning to My Tho for your transfer back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast/Hotel  Lunch/Vietnamese snacks at local restaurant      Dinner/ Own arrangement

Hotel: EdenStar Saigon Hotel (4-star) or similar boutique hotel

D4Ho Chi Minh-Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, you will join a special Vietnamese cooking class with a small group of fellow foodies at a local restaurant to discover the secrets of authentic Saigon cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine uses many flavourful herbs and spices as well as plenty of fish sauce. By the end of the class, you will have prepared your own delicious Vietnamese lunch.

In the afternoon, check out from your Ho Chi Minh hotel and board a transfer to Mui Ne (estimated 5 hour journey).

After arriving in Mui Ne, check-in to your hotel along the beach and enjoy a relaxing evening to recharge for a new day.

Meals: Breakfast/Hotel  Lunch/Vietnamese cooking course      Dinner/ Own arrangement

Hotel: Blue Ocean Hotel (4-star) or similar

D5Mui Ne

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to the extraordinary White and Red Sand Dunes along the beach  and enjoy spectacular views.

You will have some free time to explore and relax on the beach before returning to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast/ Hotel  Lunch & Dinner/ Own arrangement

Hotel: Blue Ocean Hotel (4-star) or similar

D6Mui Ne-Ho Chi Minh-Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, a private transfer will be arranged to take you back to the airport in time for your flight home (estimated 5 hour car journey).

Meals: Breakfast/ Hotel Lunch & Dinner/ Own arrangement

Includes :

  • 3 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in Ho Chi Minh, 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Mui Ne
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages):  5 breakfasts,  2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • All land transfer arrangements in air-conditioned private vehicles
  • All excursions and activities mentioned as included
  • Local English speaking guide – other languages (French, Spanish,…) available please enquire
  • Free Wi-Fi device
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Welcome Kit: tissues and daily mineral water
  • Service fees for guides and drivers

 

Excludes:

  • International air tickets
  • Early check-in/Late check-out and other chargeable activities at hotel 
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance fees
  • Other expenses not previously mentioned as included

 

Upgrade to Premium package

Hotel Upgrade:

  • DAY 1-3 Hotel Sofitel Plaza Saigon (5-star) or similar (superior room)
  • DAY 4-5 Princess D'Annam Resort & Spa (5-star) or similar

     

Meal upgrade:

  • DAY 2 Lunch: Vietnamese meal at Ly Club Saigon restaurant
  • Day 5 Dinner: Seafood dinner at a local restaurant

     

Activities add-on: N/A

Upgrade offer: 1,200 RMB /Person