Gourmet Explorer Vietnam

Salty, spicy, tangy, fresh — fire up the taste buds in delicious Vietnam

Satisfy the hunger for adventure on this gourmet exploration of Vietnam. Taste your way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and fill the eyes with amazing sights, the stomach with delicious food and the heart with unforgettable experiences. The soul of Vietnam can be found in its cuisine and you will find it in the pho of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the bun bo of Hue, the cao lau soup of Hoi An and the broken rice of Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the markets of Hanoi, enjoy a candle-lit dinner in Halong Bay, cook like a local in central Vietnam and learn the secrets of folk cuisine from a resident master. Taste the country’s history in recipes handed down over generations, and experience it in the old streets, colonial buildings, temples and imperial ruins. This is an adventure where every mouthful will take you closer to the heart of Vietnam.


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12 Days / Price from $2,895AUD
Max 12 people in the group, minimum age is 15.


Meals 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport Private vehicle, Boat, Plane, Taxi, Bicycle (optional)
Accommodation Comfortable hotel (9 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt)

Included activities

Hanoi - Welcome dinner
Hanoi - Temple of Literature
Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Stilt House and Museum
Hanoi - Cooking Class
Hanoi - Traditional Tea House
Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise
Halong Bay - Candle-lit Dinner
Hue - Perfume River cruise
Hue Thien Mu Pagoda
Hue - Empoeror Tu Duc's Tomb
Hue - Home-cooked meal
Hoi An - Ancient town walk and entrance ticket
Hue - Imperial citadel
Hoi An - Street Food Tour
Hoi An - Herb Garden Bicycle Tour and Cooking Class
Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
Mekong Delta - River Cruise and Producer Visits
Ho Chi Minh City - Farewell Dinner


Why we love this trip

  • Sample street food alongside the locals. This is often where the most delectable Vietnamese flavours can be found

  • Feasting beneath the stars while cruising Halong Bay is an experience to remember. This is a dining location that's hard to top

  • There is perhaps no greater insight into a food culture than sitting down to dine with a local family in their home. Share in this special experience in Hue, as well as during your Mekong Delta homestay

  • Meet a passionate young chef in Ho Chi Minh City who'll show you some contemporary twists on classic Vietnamese dishes

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!

  • The facilities on the overnight boat on Halong Bay and at the Mekong Delta homestay are simple, but the rewards of such a true local experience are immeasurable.

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