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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

Different from Hanoi cuisine with its pure flavors, Saigon food shows strong influence from Chinese and Khmer cuisine. This day tour is perfect for those interested in culinary exploration.

Detailed program

Cooking Class – Sai Gon Half Day (L)
Market visit from 8:45 am to 9:40 am: Our Vietnamese Chef will guide you through the colorful and vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase the ingredients you will use with him during the cooking lesson. Feel free to ask any questions you want! At 9:40 am our Chef will bring you back by Taxi (included) to our cooking class.
Hands-on cooking class from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
You will use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty 3 courses Vietnamese meals. To end on a sweet touch, we will take care to complete this meal with a delicious seasonal dessert. During the class you just concentrate on the pleasure of discovering and cooking, we'll give you all the detailed recipes at the end. After that you will sit down and enjoy it.
(Of course we will adapt the menu to vegetarians or allergic people, please let us know your booking in advance so we can accommodate for you. Kids from 7 years old are welcome.)

In the afternoon, you will spend half day to explore bustling Sai Gon. You will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. Travel along Dong Khoi street, see the Opera House and the Peoples’ Committee building built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene, the 800 seat Opera House was used as the home of the Lower House Assembly of South Vietnam after 1956, continue to visit The Reunification Palace (Ex-Presidential Palace) which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Drop off at hotel. End of services


Price and Included


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- Transport by the air-conditioned private car
- The private English speaking guide
- Cooking class (Join-in & including 01 lunch which you prepare)
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water


- Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance

- Bank charge fees for payment
- Other services not mentioned in the “Inclusion”

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Group: Steven Maksim
Aug 11 2012

Vietnam is famous for its healthy delicious food with many significant dishes which are renowned all over the world as: grilled pork noodle, spring roll, Xeo pancake… We also did not intend to spend all the days just travelling from place to place but took a rest to step in local culture and activities. Spending a half day in the bustle Ho Chi Minh city to learn new skills was definitely a highlight of my journey to Vietnam and something will last forever. It was amazing to wander in the local market, see people choosing ingredients for their meals and find out many herbs, spices usage. The chief was very friendly though he could not speak proper English but with a guide everything went on smoothly. A cooking class did not only show us how to cook but other aspects of local life too. Our sincere thank to the tour guide – Mr Quan and the chief for giving us such a wonderful experience which is the ability to cook some of the Vietnamese dishes tasted on our trip.