Saigon city – Taste of the countryside

from $115/pax
Travel to a local morning market to enjoy a traditional breakfast, to sample many local delights - Cooking Class - Visit Cu Chi tunnels
Duration: 8.5 hours

 

Travel back in time to experience the true Vietnam by joining us on a scenic trip through the countryside of the south. While most visitors to Vietnam inevitably visit the chaotic major cities, most of the population of Vietnam resides in small rural communities and follows a simpler traditional lifestyle.

Discover the authentic lifestyle of south as we travel through rice paddies, rubber tree plantations, and small villages. Witness and understand traditional farming and cooking techniques as they have been done for hundreds of years.

Unlike other cooking classes in Vietnam ours takes place in a beautiful outdoor kitchen on a farm where you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of traditional Vietnamese dishes. All of the ingredients used in the cooking classes are grown on site using 100% organic farming techniques. Also all of our dishes are MSG free. The cooking school farm grows a wide selection of foods from mushrooms, water buffalo, shrimp and a wide selection of vegetables. Also on site is a medicinal garden where you can learn about the traditional medicine of the countryside.

Tour Details

Your tour guide picks you up in the morning at a place specified by you. We then travel to a local morning market where you will get a chance to enjoy a traditional breakfast as well as sample many local delights.

We will also purchase some exotic fruits of your choice for you to enjoy during our full day tour. Next we will begin our journey to the countryside, making stops along the way for you to take pictures and get a closer look. We will then arrive at the cooking school farm where you will be given a tour of some of the traditional crops there and also pick out the recipe you wish to make. You will then begin harvesting all of the ingredients you will need for your dish. Our professionally trained chefs will then teach you how to make your dish using local techniques. After finishing your class you will sit down and enjoy your meal.

Optional: We will then depart from the cooking school to Cu Chi Tunnels. You will have the opportunity to experience what life was like for the Vietcong guerrillas who lived and fought underground during the war with the Americans and the South Vietnamese.

We will then depart back to the city making a quick stop along the way for a refreshing fruit smoothie, sugarcane juice or fresh coconut juice. We will then drop you back at your hotel.

Price

Saigon  city – Taste of the countryside Price (USD/ pax)
Private tour (min 2 pax) 115

Included:

  • 8.5 hrs tour
  • Transportation by car
  • Personal tour guide
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cooking class
  • All food and drink (non alcoholic and alcoholic)

Excluded:

  • Personal expense
  • Tips

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 2-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
  • Within 1 day before arrival: 100% tour price.

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 15 minutes (For example: For dinner time, the pick- up time will be between 17.45 and 18h). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • For private tour: the pick-up time is up to the guest.

The hotel pick-up must be at in city central area, in the case your hotel accommodation is outside of this area, please kindly reach us at the requested meeting point.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

 

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