Just as Vietnamese cuisine is all about yin and yang, so this journey is one of balance. Experience guided tours through local markets, test your skills in cooking schools, and enjoy lavish meals at some of the countries finest restaurants.
January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970
Vietnam & Cambodia
January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970
£ from £2270 per person
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Newspapers in lobby
DAYS 1-4: Hanoi & Halong Bay
On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, transfer to your hotel before you sample your first taste of delicious Vietnamese cuisine on the first night. Enjoy an instructive cooking lesson at the Hanoi Cooking Centre and then learn all about Ho Chi Minh at his former home and mausoleum and visit the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. Dinner at Bia Hoi gives you a taste of authentic food from the region. Embarking on an unforgettable overnight cruise on World Heritage listed Halong Bay including a sumptuous seafood feast on board, before returning to Hanoi for a street and market tour.
DAYS 5-8: Hue & Hoi An
Fly to the former imperial capital, Hue, and explore the city’s historic sites, including the Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Take a brief walking tour through the streets to see local dishes with the opportunity to sample local delicacies. Drive through spectacular coastal scenery towards Hoi An, and discover the town’s many charms on a walking tour. Uncover the local cuisine in a full-day cooking class in the tranquil surrounds of the Red Bridge Cooking School, before a street food tour the following morning.
DAYS 9-12: Saigon & Mekong Delta
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city and home to a myriad of culinary opportunities. Learn to cook some South Vietnamese specialities at a half-day cooking school and then stroll along historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and see the sights of the city including the Reunification Building and the War Remnants Museum. Visit the Chinatown markets and then spend a day cruising in the Mekong Delta and try local produce, straight from the orchard.
DAYS 12-16: Cambodia & Temples Of Angkor
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, home to the magnificent and enchanting Temples of Angkor. Visit Tonle Sap, the world’s second largest inland freshwater lake. Enjoy a pre-dawn visit to Angkor Wat for sunrise and visit the temples of Bayon and Ta Phrom. A full day Khmer cooking class includes a visit to the local markets. Also take in the wonder of the outlying temples of Boeng Mealea and Banteay Srei. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.
The Hanoi Tirant Hotel, a new beautiful Oriental downtown hotel in Hanoi, blends oriental luxury accommodations with intuitive service. Discover the many fun touches setting us far, far apart from the other boutique hotels in the Old Quarter neighborhood of Hanoi.
Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa,
The Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa is strategically located in the city centre of Hue, rightly on the poetic banks of the Perfume River. The Hotel is a superb place for tourists to contemplate the panorama of the beautiful city of Hue.
Ancient House Resort
The only place to experience an authentic family-run stay at the doors of the Vietnamese tourism’s major highlight: Hoi An Ancient Town’s UNESCO World Heritage; and to enjoy the genuine Hoi An style, friendliness and way of life. Within a property that replicates the Ancient Town’s spirit and nature at a smaller scale, and combines local traditions and architecture with modern and luxurious accommodation and international standard services
Ideally located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Lavender Hotel offers a walking distance to many attractive destinations, especially just opposite to the historical Ben Thanh Market, which is widely popular with tourists seeking Vietnamese traditional handicrafts or cuisines.