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CUisine Connoisseurs UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Explore the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City • Feast on delicious seafood • Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An • Enjoy a bowl of spicy ‘Bun Bo Hue’ • Sip green tea with the friendly locals • Shop for fresh produce in Phou Si market • Feast on some of the best street food in Asia

Day 1-4

17 DAYS

Your gourmet experience begins in Ho Chi Minh City with a market tour and a fun cooking class. Enjoy a traditional sampan on the Mekong River, sipping green tea and tasting exotic local fruits. Try local delicacies such as ‘Elephant Ear’ fish. Fly to the quaint Hoi An where you will enjoy a stroll through this charming town, full of markets, delicious restaurants and inexpensive tailors.

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Ho Chi Minh City – Hoi An

Day 5-8

VIETNAM HANOI

Luang Prabang

Chiang Mai

Hoi An – Hanoi

Visit Hoi An’s colourful market before a fun cooking class. Make the scenic journey to Hue for a guided tour of this former Imperial city. You will have the opportunity to chat with one of the city’s chefs who will explain the history of Hue’s cuisine and traditions. Dine on an authentic dinner fit for an emperor. Continue your journey to Hanoi to try some local street food before participating in an informative cooking class.

Day 9-12

THAILAND

Hoi An

BANGKOK

Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi – Luang Prabang – Chiang Mai

Fly to the charming city of Luang Prabang. Visit bustling markets and try fresh herbs as you learn to cook Lao cuisine. Visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre where you will get an insight into the daily lives of ethnic minorities in Northern Laos. Visit a local weaving centre and make your own hand-dyed silk scarf as a memento. Having mastered Lao cuisine, fly to Chiang Mai in Thailand and soak up the atmosphere in the town’s night bazaar.

SUMMARY Experience the ultimate culinary adventure of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. These three countries possess some of the most refined cuisines in the world. Enjoy informative cooking classes and sampling a range of delicious local specialities in these exotic destinations.

Day 13–17

Chiang Mai – Bangkok Phan Thiet Extension Famous for its vast sand dunes and water sports facilities, Phan Thiet is only a short drive from frenetic Ho Chi Minh City. During your stay in this peaceful resort you may wish to go kitesurfing, make a trip to the area’s vast sand dunes or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the delicious seafood on offer.

Join a cooking class in a famous cooking school before flying to the capital to explore the city’s magnificent temples. Cruise through on the Chao Phraya and its small canals before visiting the city’s biggest flower market. Continue to China Town and the fascinating Weekend Market. Head to Aw Taw Kaw Market to gorge on succulent seafood and fresh fruit. Spend your final day learning to cook Thai cuisine.

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