Vietnam Real Food Adventure

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ends Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Get the lowdown on regional Vietnamese cooking in local homes and visit authentic markets.
  • In Hanoi sample northern specialties like pho, bun cha and the goldenyellow xoi xeo (sticky rice with mung bean and fried onion), visit a hidden tea house and learn from a master rice wine maker.
  • With two nights in Hoi An, there's plenty of time to take in the magic of this standout destination. Watch traditional noodle making and visit a culinary village for a cooking class with a local chef.
  • The Vietnamese people are some of the most welcoming in the world. A homestay on the Mekong Delta allows you to experience their hospitality, learn their kitchen secrets and get an insight into rural life.
The tour Vietnam Real Food Adventure starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. It is a food trip that takes 12 days taking you through Hue, Hoi An, Mekong Delta and 3 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Real Food Adventure is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. From pho and ancient buildings in Hanoi, banh khoai and imperial citadels in Hue, banh xeo and lantern-lit streets in Hoi An and banh canh and pulsating markets in Ho Chi Minh City, experience Vietnam’s cuisine and its tightly woven place within the culture. Drink in cafes and beer halls that sprawl out over city streets, buy fruit from wicker baskets draped over a vendor’s shoulders and sit at market stalls as aromatic noodle soups are whipped up in front of you. Experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, spend time cooking some of the country’s top dishes and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Adventure.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Mary
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 18 2019
4 - Very Good
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  • Grace
  • From Singapore
  • On Oct 18 2018
4 - Very Good
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“Very Good”
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 06 2019
4 - Very Good
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“India can be a very nice place to visit but definitely not for the faint hearted. It is not a clean place. Everywhere you go you can smell cow shit ( cow dung ) littered all over the roads and streets. Roads are small and narrow with potholes all over the place unrepaired. Traffic are in a state of chaos with no regard to rules or regulations. Weather has been an unbearable hot and smelly affair. Cows are considered sacred and are free to roam in the streets and roads. Very filthy on every streets and roads. Toilets in trains are stinky and of very poor standards. But you have to know....this is India ! Things are not what you expect ! Security is tight on all places we visited. And moving around is not easy with large bags and luggages. Electricity is a problem in India. It keeps cutting off every now and then. Many small to medium hotels and motels are not very well maintained and air conditioners are not working properly at times. A third world country experience. If that is what you are looking for !.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi
  • Day 3: Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Overnight train
  • Day 5: Hue
  • Day 6: Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoi An
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 10: Mekong Delta
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Homestay (1 night), Overnight Boat (1 night), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)
Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport
  • Plane , Private Vehicle , Taxi , Overnight sleeper train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Hanoi - Welcome Dinner
  • Hanoi - Hidden Tea House visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Master Winemaker visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Xo Community visit
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - My Quang noodle demonstration
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Culinary Village visit
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Hands-on cooking class with local chef
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Thanh market visit
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking Class with Local Chef
  • Ho Chi Minh City - City tour
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay & Home Cooked Meal
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Vietnam Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Vietnam Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 11 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 July 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Vietnam Real Food Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Vietnam Real Food Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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. In many countries, dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, please advise your agent at time of booking to receive 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.
  • Depending on where you come from, the weather in Vietnam might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. Please consider your suitability for the season you wish to travel in. Check out https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam for more info.
  • In order to see as much as possible, this trip involves some long journeys, including by overnight train where the amenities are shared and basic. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight-train-in-vietnam/.
  • The motorbike tour of Hue has been assessed for safety and is closely monitored (helmets are provided and drivers are licensed). However, alternative transport can be arranged for those who would prefer not to travel by motorbike.
  • Facilities at the Mekong Delta homestay are quite basic. But an authentic, heart-warming experience of local Mekong life should more than make up for the lack of creature comforts.
  • You may also want to consider our trip Vietnam & Cambodia Real Food Adventure if you have more time to explore South East Asia.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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