Vietnam World on a Plate 

Take a flavourful adventure through Vietnam on a multi-stop holiday.

Whether you consider yourself an expert foodie or casual cook, you’ll enjoy the culinary experiences on this Vietnamese holiday. Taste Ho Chi Minh’s street food as you ride through the streets on a Vespa, try a cooking class as you cruise through Halong Bay (where a winner is crowned, Masterchef style), and visit a family who makes traditional noodles. You can extend your holiday on Phu Quoc Island, sampling the tasting menu at the Chef’s Table and learning how to balance Vietnamese flavours with expert tuition.

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17 nights
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

A deep discovery into the flavours of Vietnam.

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Days 1-2


You’ll arrive in Vietnam, where a private transfer will meet you and take you to the city centre for a stay next to the Hanoi Opera House at Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – MGallery. On your first full day, you’ll try a Vietnamese cooking class supported by the Der Touristik Foundation. It takes place at the KOTO restaurant, where you’ll learn about the training provided for disadvantaged street kids before heading to the local market to select ingredients and learn to prepare a local dish.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 3-4

Halong Bay

You’ll transfer to Halong Bay – a famously beautiful part of the country – to board a boat for a two-night cruise. With a backdrop of Halong Bay’s sunset and amid the majestic limestone pillars that lend this region such drama, join a cooking class to learn how to make authentic spring rolls, participating in a friendly competition to win the MasterChef challenge – Halong Bay edition!

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Day 5


After disembarking your cruise, you’ll return to Hanoi and spend another night at the Hotel d l’Opera – Mgallery. Your time here is yours to spend as you wish, exploring the city.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

Days 6-9

Hoi An

You’ll take a short internal flight to Hoi An, where you’ll spend four nights in the relaxing surroundings of TIA Wellness on the beachfront. Between time by the serene pool or perhaps indulging in some spa and well-being treatments, you can explore local life on a cycling adventure or join a tour to see Hoi An’s highlights.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Days 10-11

Ho Chi Minh City

After relaxing in Hoi An, you’ll board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City for a change of pace. You’ve got two nights at Caravelle Saigon, a luxury historic hotel in a central position in the city. Take a Vespa tour to get to know the delicious street food the city is famous for amid the city’s night flower market.

Day 12

Mekong Delta

Spend a night aboard a stylish sampan to visit a floating market overflowing with colourful fruits and produce and visit a local family who makes traditional Vietnamese noodles.

Day 13

Ho Chi Minh City

After your cruise, you’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps enjoying dinner at the hotel’s well-regarded Reflections restaurant before a cocktail on the rooftop overlooking the city. Maybe today will mark the end of your trip – or you can extend your holiday and fly to Phu Quoc to finish your adventure with a beach break.

Days 14-18

Phu Quoc

Unwind on palm-fringed shores, staying at Sailing Club Signature Resort, a leading luxury resort. Extend your culinary discoveries and try the Chef’s Table for a food and wine extravaganza or try a private cooking class to hone your skills under expert guidance. After four blissful nights here, a private transfer will collect you and return you to the airport, ready for your flight home.