Real Food Adventure - Vietnam

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Schedule Details

Departs from
Homestay, Hotel, Overnight boat, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private vehicle, Taxi
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip.


Sip bia hoi beer in one of Hanoi’s colourful beer halls, Eat Hanoi’s best street food at the bustling Don Xuan Markets, Sail the emerald-green waters of breathtaking Halong Bay, Slurp bun bo hue (beef and vermicelli noodle soup), Hue’s local specialty, Bike through herb gardens of Tra Que Village, Be part of the raucous making of banh xeo (savoury crispy pancake) in Hoi An, Learn the secrets of central Vietnamese cooking at Hoi An’s celebrated Morning Glory Cooking School, Float past markets and farms on your way to a welcoming homestay on the Mekong Delta

Tour description provided by Intrepid

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 its 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 with some of the country’s top food experts and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Adventure.


Days 1-2 Hanoi
Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.
Days 3-4 Halong Bay/Overnight Train
Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time. In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets.
Day 5 Hue
Packed with historic monuments, Hue is also perfectly located to explore the surrounding countryside, which features stunning scenery, quaint villages and the peaceful Tam Giang Lagoon.
Days 6-8 Hoi An
The backstreet and waterways in and around Hoi An are fascinating places to explore - emerald rice paddies, friendly locals and beautiful landscapes abound.
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.
Day 10 Mekong Delta Homestay
The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.
Days 11-12 Ho Chi Minh City
With countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.