11 fabulous days in the most beautiful country on earth, travelling top to bottom.
Come and explore one of the most seductive countries in the world with us, each region with its own special dishes and traditions. We’ve been leading tours in Vietnam for 10 years and have built up a network of contacts who delight in giving our groups special attention. You’ll be looked after by Gourmet Safaris Director, Maeve O’Meara and founding Vietnam guide, Peter Nguyen, who will help you experience the real Vietnam, away from the tourist trail, finding the best restaurants and markets and those great little finds that you only find with someone who knows the territory.
We stay in 4.5 to 5 star luxury in some of the most acclaimed hotels – including the lovely Hotel de L’Opera just near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, the charming Anantara Resort on the river in Hoi An, close to shops and tailors but relaxing enought to truly laze in plus a new MGallery hotel in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.
There’s a good mix of activity and lazing and our small group size means we can cater to your needs. One of the highlights is the very special visit to our guide Peter Nguyen’s extended family in the Mekong Delta. Peter was one of the first refugees to Australia from Vietnam, leaving behind a large family who love to have our guests come and see how they live and taste some of their delicious food.
There’s as much retail therapy as you’d like…from silks in every colour to the tailor shops of Hoi An, hidden antique stores and bustling markets, lacquerwork, silver, handbags and cottons……plus enough time for a massage or a quiet cocktail by the pool. In each of 3 regions we enjoy hands-on cooking classes which are great fun even if you can’t boil water.
Many guests have described this as the best holiday ever – all the thinking is done, you never have a bad meal, each day is a perfect mix of delicious food, inspiring people and amazing scenery.
Includes: the best accommodation – we believe in having you stay at our favourite places, 3 cooking classes, expert guides, day with a special extended family in the Mekong Delta, loads of wonderful and interesting food experiences, most meals, some great shopping, lazing, and a good introduction to Vietnam. Includes international and internal domestic flights.
$6295.00 per person (TBC), twin share
$980.00 per person single supplement
How to book:
Complete the booking form online.
Our dedicated travel agents at David Vuong Travel – ATAS Accreditation No: A10652, AFTA Member No.: 02712 – will contact you on our behalf to arrange all of your requirements for this fabulous safari.
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"An awesome holiday! The travel experiences shared with our tour guides Linda, Long and Peter were so authentic and provided many insights into Vietnamese life. The market tours and gourmet cooking lessons were presented by experts and showed us the cuisines of the north, central and southern parts of Vietnam, they were such fun. An unforgettable trip with an amazing group of people.
-------------------------------------------------"I just wanted to write and say how great it all was and I so enjoyed everything. I really love to cook so was particularly excited about the classes. It was a lovely personal experience and thank you for being so attentive and kind. I wouldn’t have changed anything and thought the accommodation and choices of restaurants were good. Our local guides were very good; ...certainly had great heart and love for what they were doing – especially (our guide) Peter (Nguyen) of course.