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Farm-To-Table Healthy Cooking Class: Half-Day Tour

1. Farm-To-Table Healthy Cooking Class: Half-Day Tour

Learn how to prepare and cook a traditional Vietnamese meal at a morning or afternoon cookery class in Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the food culture of Vietnam and discover a huge variety of local mushrooms, herbs and spices in the Vietnamese medicine garden. Considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, the interactive class will introduce you to the herbs, spices and vegetables of the medicine garden. Discover how to grow many kinds of mushroom in the mushroom house, and learn about the uses of Vietnamese herbs in medicine and cooking from a pharmacist and chef. Then, become a Vietnamese farmer and try to identify and select vegetables in the medicine garden to use in your cooking class. Armed with your freshly picked vegetables, friendly chefs will instruct you how to prepare and cook traditional healthy Vietnamese dishes. At the end of your class, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor among your new foodie friends and colleagues with great a certificate, recipes and souvenirs from HCM cooking class.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

2. From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (request transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Aquamarine Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: Halong-Hanoi 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food Tour with Cooking Class

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Street Food Tour with Cooking Class

After pickup from your hotel, enjoy a thrilling ride on the back of a scooter. Your first stop will be at a low-key eatery in district 3, where locals sit on small plastic chairs and eat cheap street food. Here you will try a Vietnamese pancake.  Next, your driver will take you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Saigon's heaven for foodies. Street food sold here is varied, since people living in the area come from all over Vietnam and have different tastes. Walk around the area and hear about its history.  You'll then stop at the large flower market located in district 5, where flowers from every part of Vietnam are sold. Explore the colors and smells of the market, before stopping to try banana crispy crackers in a hidden alleyway.  The next stop for food is in district 10. Here you will learn how to make steamed rice rolls from scratch. Then hop back on the scooter to another area of the city to enjoy the most popular street food in Vietnam, Banh My.  Next, sit on plastic chairs among many locals at a local eatery and have BBQ meat or seafood. The last stop will be at a dessert place, where you will try flan cakes. You will then be dropped back to your hotel.

From Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mekong Delta Highlights Excursion

4. From Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mekong Delta Highlights Excursion

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, enjoy a scenic drive through the Tien Giang province where you will catch a boat and cruise along the Tien River. Along the way, stop at the famous Cai Be floating market. Enjoy fresh coconuts and tropical fruits on board and learn more about local life here from your local guide. Continue your cruise along the river, visiting popped rice, coconut candy, and rice wine producers. Stop at a bee farm where you will enjoy some traditional Vietnamese honey tea and take a sampan ride on a small canal, listening to traditional southern Vietnamese music as you go. Break for lunch at a local home where you will enjoy a traditional cooking class. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese pancakes or spring rolls then sit down to savor the rewards of your efforts over lunch. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cycle or stroll through a nearby village before boarding your boat to Ben Tre where you will spend the night at a local homestay. Upon arrival, spend some time checking out the local village before dinner. Take a ride on one of the bicycles or walk around the premises' fruit garden, flower garden, and fish pond. Or, simply lie back and relax on one of the hammocks as you wait for your dinner.  Day 2 Rise early today to head to "the land of dragon fruit", Go Cong. Enjoy a motorbike drive through a dragon fruit garden and experience an explosion of colors, aromas, and tastes before crossing the river to Tan Thanh Island. Ride along the island's narrow tracks, surrounded by a profusion of plants and rural life, and make your way to a coconut processing plant, a place where the locals make brooms and mats and where roofing material is made from water coconut leaves. Enjoy a warm greeting from the inhabitants and sample some delicious fresh coconut juice. Finish your magical time on the Mekong with a sampan ride along the river to a riverside home where you will enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch in a tranquil garden with only the birds and fish for company before heading back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Full-Day Farming & Cooking class at Agricultural Village

5. Full-Day Farming & Cooking class at Agricultural Village

Head out to Cu Chi in the early morning on a full-day tour of this agricultural area that’s only 35 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is famous for its cattle. You’ll see herds of wandering cows in the fields, and learn how the local people still maintain the agricultural traditions of their ancestors. See the vegetable gardens, and the areas where mushrooms, fruits, and herbs are grown. Learn about mushroom cultivation methods and encounter some unusual fruits. Gain an understanding of the use of herbs for health and incorporating healthy produce into your meals. Put on your traditional Vietnamese hat, grab your bamboo basket and scissors, and head to the garden to pick vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, and herbs that you’ll use in your cooking class. After gathering your fresh produce, you’ll go to the restaurant where your class is held. Learn regional cooking techniques under the guidance of a professional chef. Prepare Vietnamese dishes as you learn some great tips for cooking healthy and delicious food. Enjoy what you have prepared at a lunch that also includes a nice surprise dessert. You’ll receive a certificate, recipes, and souvenirs of your day!

From Ho Chi Minh: Overnight Ben Tre and Mekong Delta Trip

6. From Ho Chi Minh: Overnight Ben Tre and Mekong Delta Trip

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, enjoy a 1.5-hour drive through spectacular rice paddy fields to the pier. Here, board a boat for a cruise along the Ham Luong River. Stop at various local workshops, including a brickworks, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; and a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a handloom, and even have a go at weaving yourself. Stop at a quiet village for a quick stroll around to experience authentic Delta village life, before boarding your rickshaw. Travel through green rice fields and vegetable plantations, stopping to visit fruit orchards along the way to see the real Mekong and its culture. Break for lunch at a local restaurant before boarding a rowboat to head to your homestay for the night. Relax and disconnect in this serene paradise, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. After some fun activities, sit down to dinner freshly prepared by your host.  Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure, pay a visit to the local village, lie down on a hammock, read a book or listen to music. Day 2 Rise early today to head to "the land of dragon fruit", Go Cong. Enjoy a motorbike drive through a dragon fruit garden and experience an explosion of colors, aromas, and tastes before crossing the river to Tan Thanh Island. Ride along the island's narrow tracks, surrounded by a profusion of plants and rural life, and make your way to a coconut processing plant, a place where the locals make brooms and mats and where roofing material is made from water coconut leaves. Enjoy a warm greeting from the inhabitants and sample some delicious fresh coconut juice. Finish your magical time on the Mekong with a sampan ride along the river to a beautiful riverside home where you will enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch before heading back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 171 reviews

He taught me politely, who is not good at English or Vietnamese, and taught me various knowledge in more detail than Japanese cooking classes. Especially, collecting herbs and vegetables in the field is an experience that can not be done anywhere else, so please do it. I want you to see it! There are many vegetables and herbs that I have never seen, and I used them well in cooking. You can eat everything you make and it is recommended with a very good plan!

We cooked with vegetables harvested from the beech field. Chef Daisy was a very informative lesson that taught me the effects of herbs. All the dishes were delicious and I was able to spend a satisfactory time.

Fun and educational

The farm tour was interesting and we had a lot of fun cooking 4 dishes. Wish that the tour description was more accurate. It was indicated as a full day event but ended at lunch time.

This experience was brilliant. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. This is an experience I would definitely recommend.

Great experience! The chef is a great teacher and we learned many new things. Highly recomend!