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Our 9 days “Vietnam Gourmet” is the perfect introduction of Vietnam Gourmet, and is sure to be a hit with your eyes and tongue. You will attend 3 basic Vietnamese Cooking Class of to learn the typical Vietnamese Cuisine from South to the North of Vietnam.

TRIP FACTS 

Type of the trip: Special Interest Tour

Tour duration: 9days/8nights

Start / Finish: Saigon/Hanoi

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Saigon arrival (-/-/D)

Day 2: Saigon cooking class (B/L/-)

Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

Day 4: Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L/-)

Day 5: Saigon – Danang – Hoian (B/-/-)

Day 6: Hoian cooking class (B/L/-)

Day 7: Hoian – Hanoi (B/-/-)

Day 8: Hanoi cooking class & ½ City tour (B/L/-)

Day 9: Hanoi departure (B/-/-)

Arrive at Saigon airport, meet the guide with the welcome signboard. Transfer to hotel for check in with an orientation tour of Saigon city to have an overview of Saigon.  If time permits, dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Saigon. Free at your own leisure.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon     

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Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center: the hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by a MC who will explain the teaching of the chef and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch. Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels: Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters, and weapon factories. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was only recently opened to tourists.

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel in saigon

Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden. Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue by boat to visit the brick and pottery factories. Back in the car at about 3 pm to drive to Can Tho. On arrival in the capital city of the Mekong Delta, do a walking city tour, including the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities before checking in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfats & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

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Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

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Morning transfer to the airport to take flight to Danang. Pick up upon arrival to Danang. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

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We start the day (8.45am) with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe as our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An's colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, we have a chance to explore the cooking school's herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An's and Vietnam's well-known dishes. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine - the class runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, and includes demonstrations from the school's chefs as well as the chance for us to help prepare some dishes. Included in the demonstration is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). Free at leisure by your own to explore the ancient town of Hoi An or shopping at tailor shops.

Meals : Breakfats & Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel in Hoian

Morning transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. After check-in hotel in Hanoi we enjoy  1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters. Transfer back to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfats
Accommodation : Hotel in Hanoi       

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Morning cooking class: Today’s class begins with a walk, accompanied by the Chef of the Spices Garden Restaurant, to the local market, where participants get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. After that, everyone rolls up their sleeves in the kitchen to prepare a proper Vietnamese meal. After the class lunch will be served in the Spices Garden Vietnamese Restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during the class. This afternoon you will discover Hanoi with an English speaking guide. Part of your tour will include sightseeing by cyclo, a bicycle type taxi, by which you’ll discover the Old Quarter made up of the so called "36 streets," most of which are named after the crafts or merchandise traditionally sold there. Dinner tonight at another of Hanoi’s fine restaurants. Afterwards enjoy a performance of a traditional water puppet show. This fantastic art form originated in northern Vietnam and is best seen in Hanoi. The Municipal Water Puppet Theater is located on the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake.

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel in Hanoi City.

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Free at leisure until transferring to the airport to take departure flight for next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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THE DIFFERENCE OF AMO TRAVEL

+ Map of Vietnam with 04 famous destination detail maps in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon
+ 01 bottle of water/day/person.
+ Post Card for sharing your memorable trip
+ Bookmark with basic Vietnamese lesion.
+ Vietnamese Sim-Card for 24/24 support.

SERVICES INCLUSION

  • 01 Night in the junk in Ha Long with 03 sea food meals on board
  • All of meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private car
  • Professional and Experience local English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip in along Perfume River in Hue
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • All of entrance fees and visiting permission in the restricted area (if applicable) as programm

SERVICES EXCLUSION

  • International and domestic air-tickets.
  • Bank Fee related to the payment.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Visa to Vietnam, Visa stamping fee
  • Beverage, personal expenses
  • Tipping for Tour-guide and driver. Our suggestion: 1-3$US/day/driver, 3-5$US/day/person for tour-guide depending your group size.

NOTE

  • Time check in: from 13h00 to 14h00, time check out: 12h00 (except the Junk in Ha Long about 10AM)
  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to Vietnam Airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight cancellation.
  • Hotels are subject to change by the time of booking.
  • B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

BOOKING PROCEDURE

Amo Travel requires at least 30% advance deposit to hold the booking.

Remainder of total cost can be paid at Amo Travel’s office.

RESPONSIBILITY

Airlines Company could bring because of the weather conditions or the current operations inherent in the air traffic. Consequently the route concerned could be adjusted. In this case, we will do all our best to help you to find an others flights or an alternative solution. However those services are offered gracefully to you and we could not be responsible in the event of cancelled loading or of caused additional costs.

CANCELLATION

  1. Services are cancelled by the clients:

In case a tour is cancelled by the clients for any reasons, the following fees should be paid:

– At any time after the deposit and more than 30 days before the arrival date.

+ 30% of air-tickets and trains.

 + 3.85% banking fee to send back the money 

 + 10$US/person fee for documents

– From 14 days to 30 days in advance of our services

 10 % of the total tour cost

– From 72 hours to 14 days in advance of our services

20 % of the total tour cost

 – From 48  hours to 72 hours in advance of our services

50 % of the total tour cost

– Less than 48  hours in advance of our services

70 % of the total tour cost

  1. Cancellation by Amo Travel:

– The contract between Amo Travel and the clients can only be cancelled by us if dramatic problems like natural disasters, epidemics, political problems etc… occur. In this case, the clients will receive back the total sum of services but have no right to any indemnities.

INSURANCE

We advise tourist to contact an insurance company in the country of residence.

LIST OF HOTELS IN VIETNAM

Hotels in the list are reccomended for the tour “Best of Vietnam” 

City/Grade

Boutique Choice

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

Hanoi

Hanoi Moment Hotel
Silk Path Boutique
Church Boutique

Skylark Hotel
Angle Palace
MK Premier

La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Hanoi Pearl
Apricot Hotel

Intercontinental Westake 
Sofitel Metropole

Mai Chau

Homestay

Sol Bungalow

Mai Chau Ecologde

N/A

Sapa

Sapa Boutique 
Sapa Room
Sapa Treat

Sapa Elegance 
Sunny Moutain View

U Sapa Hotel
Amazing Sapa

Victoria Sapa Resort

Halong

Dragon Pearl Junk
La Fairy

Image Cruise

Glory Legend Cruises
Hương Hai Sealife

Paradise Cruise
Dragon Legend

Hue

Serene Hotel
Elba Hotel

Asia Hotel
Romance Hotel

Moonlight Hotel
Eldora Hotel
Morin Hotel

Best Western
Indochina Palace
Imperial Hotel
La Residence Hotel

Hoi An

Via Boutique Hotel
Kim An Hotel

Aurora Hotel
Vinh Hung Emerald

Vinh Hung Resort
Victoria Hoi An
Essence Hoi An

Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery
Palm Garden

Ho Chi Minh City

Little Saigon Boutique Hotel
Asia Ruby Luxury

Signature Sagon Hotel
Alagon Hotel

Liberty Central Saigon Paragon Hotel
Grand Hotel

Park Hyatt  Hotel
Caravel Hotel

Can Tho

Hau Giang hotel Saigon Can Tho hotel

Iris hotel

Fortuneland Hotel

Victoria Can Tho

N/A

Chau Doc

Victoria Nui Sam

Chau Pho Hotel

Victoria Can Tho

N/A

TOUR PRICE NOTES

Please kindly click Ask Free Quote and fill in the form to lets us know what you expect for the holiday in Vietnam. Our travel experts will contact you within 12 – 24 hours.

Note: the more information you supply, the more details for tour to craft for you a perfect holiday in Vietnam

  1. Tour admenment:

Please kindly note: We ensure that you can change itinerary after our initial quote, but it may result in a price change also!

  1. Hotel Category:

Amo Travel follow the standard of Hotrec, so the higher hotel will result the final price.  Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night
Superior = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 – US$ 60 per room/night                    
First Class = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 – US$ 110 per room/night
Deluxe  = 5 star hotels from US$120 – US$ 180++ per room/night
Luxury = 5 star heritage and legend hotel from $US 250 – $US 2000 ++ /room/night

  1. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
  1. Services Standard:

Luxury:                 The selected and limited services for an outstanding trip

  • Private tour with private guide and driver
  • Professional and Experience Tour-guide
  • Private door to door transfer during the tour with
  • Well selected 5 star accommodation.

Deluxe: All private services – Best choice for best travel services.

  • Private tour with private guide and driver
  • Experience tour guide
  • The deluxe tour based on 4 star accommodation.
  • Private door to door transfer during the tour

Superior:              Partially Join Trip – Save more, travel more.

  • The best choice for price/quality tour
  • Experience tour guide
  • 3 star hotels, boutique homestay chosen for location and character.
  • Private door to door transfer
  • Join-in Basis Ha Long trip
  • Some join-in activities and day trip where you have your free time

Standard:            We make this standard tour for our adventure trips where services and facilities are limited. Please contact us for details. This tour is likely more interesting and authentic as you will make a travelless products to avoid mass tourism. Please contact us for more details.

  1. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of internal airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of internal airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75% for tour & full internal airline charges. 12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult).

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