Voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia, discovering the countries' famous cuisine.

Chop, slice and chomp your way through the diverse flavours of South East Asia on this mouthwatering Real Food Adventure from Vietnam to Cambodia. From pho and ancient buildings in Hanoi to banh khoai and imperial citadels in Hue, banh xeo in the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An to banh canh in the pulsating markets of Ho Chi Minh City, become intimately acquainted with Vietnam’s cuisine and its tightly woven place within its culture. Then cross into Cambodia where – with a delicate balancing of peppers and by drawing influence from French and Thai cooking – the nation has created an unpretentious but delectable cuisine all its own. Combined with tours of the spectacular Angkor Wat Temple complex, homestays in the Mekong and an overnight cruise around Halong Bay, this really is a Real Food Adventure with the lot!


Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam
Style
Original
Theme
Food
Code
TVZKC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Get the lowdown on north, central and southern Vietnamese cooking with some of the country's leading experts

  • A street food tour of Hanoi takes you to the best spots in town to sample northern specialties like pho, bun cha and the golden-yellow xoi xeo (sticky rice with mung bean and fried onion)

  • Get around the romantic riverside town of Hue in true local style – on the back of a motorcycle

  • With two nights in Hoi An, there's plenty of time to take in magic of this standout destination. Take a cooking class, cycle through herb gardens and be dazzled by the Ancient Town

  • The Vietnamese people are some of the most welcoming in the world. A homestay on the Mekong Delta allows you to experience their hospitality, learn their kitchen secrets and get an insight into rural life

  • No trip to Vietnam is complete without some history lessons. Visit the Imperial Citadel in Hue and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Encounter Cambodia’s vibrant culinary scene, the incredible tastes and smells and Khmer food that are often overshadowed by neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand

  • Get an insight into Cambodian cuisine with a visit to famous pepper plantations outside of Kampot, and taste the best pepper in the world

  • A homestay in the village of Banteay Chhmar puts you right in the heart of rural life in Cambodia

  • Dine on local favourites by torchlight in the atmospheric grounds of a ruined Angkorian temple

  • ‘Eat for a cause’ with dinner at a Phnom Penh restaurant that not only serves delicious modern Cambodian cooking, but helps the local youth too

  • Select your own crab and have it cooked up fresh while you look out across the Gulf of Thailand at the Kep Crab market

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!

  • The overnight train from Hanoi to Hue takes around 12 hours. While conditions may not be to the standard you are used to, this is a great chance to see the country from another angle and wake up in a new, exciting destination.

  • Facilities at the Mekong Delta homestay are quite basic. But an authentic, heart-warming experience of local Mekong life should more than make up for the lack of creature comforts.

  • Confidence on a bicycle is great, but not absolutely essential. If you would rather not participate in the cycling tour of Hoi An's Tra Que Village, you can explore the local market on foot instead.

  • This trip involves a long day of driving from Phnom Penh to Battambang. Some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace travelling like a local.

  • The facilities at your homestay in Banteay Chhmar are simple – a thin mattress on the floor, with pillow provided and mosquito net provided. Bathroom facilities at homestay can be shared and often consist of an Asian style squat toilet. However, the rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.

  • As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group are likely to change on Day 12 of this trip.

Itinerary

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at 6 pm. After your briefing, head out for your first introduction to Vietnam’s lively culinary scene. Stop at a family-owned restaurant and savour a bowl of noodles with an unexpected secret ingredient! After dinner enjoy a bia hoi. This foamy, light beer is made fresh each day and served in basic, open-walled ‘brew halls’. Pull up a chair and sip your tasty brew.


Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Start the day with a traditional breakfast of pho – a dish that originates in Hanoi – designed to awaken the senses and prepare you for the day. Join your leader on a city tour and tuck into some of Hanoi's renowned street food specialties before heading to a hidden tea house, learning about Vietnamese tea traditions from a true master. Afterwards, visit a local Xo community where an expert winemaker will lead a tasting of local Vietnamese varieties. You’ll walk down alleyways lined with French colonial architecture, passing by artist collectives, pottery workshops and back-alley fashion houses – you’re in the true heart of Hanoi now. Once arrived, head down into the basement of a 100-year-old French villa and into the world of Xo Liquid – an alcohol made of rice wine. Your expert wine maker will take you through his story and explain to you the process of making this traditional product – the knowledge and care for his craft is infectious. After your special wine experience, visit a traditional Vietnamese house, where you’ll be greeted by a local family and enjoy a meal which showcases fresh produce and regional vegetarian cuisine.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hanoi - Hidden Tea House visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Master Winemaker visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Xo Community visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Travel by private vehicle to the spectacular World Heritage-listed site of Halong Bay (approximately 4 hours). Set sail on emerald-green waters, gliding between limestone karsts and soaking in the old-world tranquillity. Halong Bay is a secluded harbour with 2000 limestone islands rising from the turquoise waters of Bac Bo Gulf. It spans an area of about 1500 square kilometres and is dotted with beaches and grottos created over thousands of years by waves and wind. Visit one of the lesser known caves, then return to your vessel late in the afternoon and enjoy a delicious feast prepared by an onboard chef.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
It is recommended to pack a smaller overnight bag to take to Halong Bay for ease of boarding and disembarking. You can store your main luggage in Hanoi for tonight.

Swimming in the bay from the boats is banned by the local authority. Kayaking is restricted to designated zones within the bay.

There are increasing restrictions on the number of boats permitted to stay overnight in Halong Bay, which can sometimes result in a shortage of available vessels. To ensure all Intrepid travellers continue to enjoy the experience of a night on the water, occasionally you will stay on a larger boat (with approximately 12 cabins) and share your boat with another group. In this instance, the route taken and inclusions on board will remain the same.
Take a bus back to Hanoi (approximately 3.5 hours), then board an overnight train bound for Hue (approximately 12 hours). Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are a rewarding experience. It's an efficient way to travel long distances and a great way to get a sense of the country. Most trains have a dining carriage serving simple food, but some travellers take an opportunity beforehand to stock up on fresh bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure.
Accommodation
  • Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Sleeper trains typically have four berth compartments (occasionally six berth, depending on seasonal variations and group configuration) with bench seats that convert into sleeping bunks. A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although some travellers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Passengers of different genders may sometimes be required to share a compartment and there will be occasions where you'll be sharing with local travellers or travellers who are not part of your group.
Hue is Vietnam’s former royal capital and its cuisine is considered by many Vietnamese as the best in the country. The food is influenced by its imperial heritage (small dishes and a focus on aesthetic presentation) and its strong Buddhist heritage, reflected in the high proportion of vegetarian restaurants in the area. On arrival, enjoy a classic breakfast of bun bo Hue – a popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli (bun) and beef (bo). After checking in at your hotel, embark on a tour of the city’s imperial monuments on the back of a motorbike! Stop past Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery since 1601. Here you'll see a car that belonged to one of the self-immolating monks of the 1963 protests. A dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River (approximately 40 minutes) will be followed by a special lunch stop for a vegetarian Buddhist meal at a pagoda, finishing with a visit to the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. The evening is free for your own food adventure. Perhaps ask your leader for the best place to try imperial street specialties like banh hue (rice flour cakes stuffed with shrimp, pork and spices).
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
A large section of today is spent touring the sights on the back of a motorbike. The bikes are great fun and are driven safely by professionals, but alternative transportation can be arranged upon request for those who don’t wish to ride on a motorbike.

The Dragon Boat cruise may not be available during festival periods. In this case you will travel by land.

The lunch at the pagoda gives an insight into the unique traditions and food of Vietnamese Buddhism and also provides important economic benefits to these institutions, which rely on donations to survive. Due to the high number of travellers visiting Hue, six different monasteries and nunneries provide this lunch, to share the funds and minimise impact.
Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, which includes the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, but the foliage-covered ruins are still atmospheric, and the gaping holes left by bombs give an idea of the destruction wreaked upon the country during the war. Head south by bus through coastal rice paddies and traverse the mountainous Hai Van Pass, stopping en route to see the traditional preparation of My Quang – a Vietnamese noodle dish originating from the Quang Nam Province. The local expert will show you how it is made, then enjoy a tasting with your group. Afterwards, continue to Hoi An (approximately 4 hours, with your lunch stop). This beautifully restored city retains the feel of centuries past, making it the sort of place that grows on you the more you explore it. Take the chance to indulge in some shopping and perhaps have some clothes tailored. There's a great array of original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns and fabrics on display. On arrival, your leader will take you on an orientation walk around the Ancient Town. Dinner tonight is free and your leader can recommend the best local examples of Vietnamese cuisine.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hue - Imperial Citadel
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - My Quang noodle demonstration
Optional Activities
  • Hoi An Fish Market - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Start your day with a walking tour of Hoi An, where you’ll see all of the sights, like the Japanese covered bridge and the Old Town’s maze of alleys. Afterwards, head to a rustic food market and keep you eyes out for some things to buy – this is a great place to pick up knives and other Vietnamese cooking gadgets. In the afternoon, head nearby to a small village called Tra Que – on the edge of Hoi An, it’s named after the vegetables and fragrant herbs gardens that are laid around town and known as a culinary destination. You’ll take a walking tour through the farmland, meet local villagers, then roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking class with a village chef specializing in the cooking of the Pho Hoi people.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Culinary Village visit
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Hands-on cooking class with local chef
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
If you would rather not ride a bike today, please inform your leader. Instead, you will be taken on a walk around Hoi An Central Market.
Today is free for you to explore Hoi An at your leisure and of course your leader can recommend the best food and activities. For early risers, take the opportunity to visit the Hoi An fish markets – they are at their most vibrant in the mornings! Afterwards, if the weather's fine, perhaps hit the local beach for a swim (a great way to get there is by bicycle, which you can hire in town). In the evening, you could enjoy some seafood by the water, or jump on a boat for a barbecue feast on a nearby island.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Take the short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (approximately 1 hour). Take a guided tour to get a feel for the city's frenetic, fascinating blend of old and new, East and West. You will notice a strong French influence in Ho Chi Minh City, which means excellent coffee and baguettes. Stop past the War Museum, GPO and Notre Dame Cathedral, finishing up at one of Vietnam’s most pulsing markets, Ben Thanh. This is the perfect place to pick up any last-minute snacks, cooking utensils, ingredients, or presents for friends and family. Tonight, take part in a cooking class where you'll learn some contemporary twists on traditional Vietnamese dishes with a passionate chef. Sit down and enjoy the delicious feast you've prepared over dinner.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • HCMC - City tour
  • HCMC - Ben Thanh market
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking Class with Local Chef
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Take a private bus out to the Mekong Delta (approximately 2–3 hours), then cruise up this mighty river on a sampan (traditional boat), one of the most common forms of transportation in these parts. Glide past farms and orchards to your guesthouse, set alongside a family home. Meet your hosts and take some time to wander the garden, relax or lend a hand with dinner preparations. Enjoy a southern Vietnamese feast on the wide verandah overlooking the garden as the sun goes down.
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay & Home Cooked Meal
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
At this guesthouse, you'll sleep on a simple camp bed in a dorm-style arrangement. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic, with cold water only.
For those who fancy an early morning cycle, join your hosts on a ride to the nearby village market for breakfast supplies for the group, and then enjoy a meal back at the homestay. Afterwards, return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus. The rest of your day is at your leisure. Perhaps sample some of the delights on offer at KOTO cafe. This is an inspiring initiative that helps support the area’s street kids by offering them training in hospitality. If you've got energy left in the evening, head out to enjoy a final Vietnamese meal with your new friends.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Check out of your hotel this morning and meet your transfer driver for the trip to Ho Chi Minh Airport. The flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh today will take around 50 minutes, after which you'll be met by another transfer driver who will take you to your hotel. The Cambodian part of your food adventure will begin tonight with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm, where you'll get to meet your new leader and travel companions. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place.

Phnom Penh is set at the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, and life centres around the lively river-front area where the locals come to take in the air, snack on the street hawkers food and enjoy impromptu waterside entertainment. The Cambodian cooking pot combines an eclectic mix of local and international influences and has a flavour all its own. Kick off this food adventure ‘eating for a cause’ at an inspirational hospitality school that provides vocational training for former street youths in Phnom Penh. It’s a great opportunity to sample some tasty modern Cambodian cooking. After dinner will be free time to choose between having a relaxing drink at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, or stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a cocktail or coffee at one of the many cafes while observing the busy river traffic.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
This tour is a combination tour, that is comprised of our Vietnam Real Food Adventure (TVZY) and our Cambodia Real Food Adventure (TKZP). Please note that your leader and travel companions are likely to change at this point in this tour.

A transfer to the airport in Ho Chi Minh, the flight between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh, and your arrival transfer in Phnom Penh on this day are included. Please note that you may be unaccompanied for this journey. Your tour leader will provide you with your e-ticket for this flight as well as your transfer pick up time earlier in the tour. If you have any questions about this, please speak with your leader.
Take a morning cyclo (cycle-rickshaw) tour around Phnom Penh, discovering some of the interesting sights, sounds and smells of the capital, including the wonderful art deco-designed Psar Thmei (Central Market). Along the way, taste some of the best street food in the city, like sticky rice with beans wrapped in banana leaf and spiced fried crickets!

Back to the hotel to freshen up, and check out. Before you leave Phnom Penh, confront Cambodia's tragic past on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located in a former high school that served as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) for the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979.

You will also stop past the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which represent the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Afterwards, drive south by private vehicle, towards Kampot, one of Cambodia's most attractive old towns (approximately 3 hours). Arrive in Kampot by evening.

Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants for many years during colonial rule. Today, the region is also renowned for its durian, a spiky, pungent fruit that either incites adoration or sheer loathing. Try it if you dare! In some free time, you might stroll along the riverside's French colonial architecture, or enjoy a coffee on the veranda of a riverside restaurant and admire the Bokor Mountain Range.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo Food and City Tour
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Kampot - Orientation walk with local tipples
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast take a tour of the countryside, tasting locally-grown, seasonal produce. Depending on the season, you'll be treated to durian or rambutan, plus lychee, pineapples, mangos or bananas. Next, visit the Kampot Pepper Project. Grown in Cambodia for centuries, Kampot pepper is considered among the world’s finest. Today pepper is also seen as an important symbol of Cambodian regeneration – the province’s pepper was almost completely wiped out by rice production during the Khmer Rouge period. Continue on to the lively Kep Crab markets, where crabs are kept fresh in pots that float in the Gulf of Thailand's warm waters. Enjoy a lunch of fresh crab cooked to perfection, eaten on a pier overlooking the ocean. After lunch, walk along the Kep beach and explore the old oceanfront buildings. Kep was once Cambodia's most popular and prestigious beach town, but the Khmer Rouge destroyed many of Kep's mansions and villas. The ghostly remains now stand as a silent reminder. Alternatively, relax in a hammock or swim in the warm South China Sea.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork
  • Kampot - Food tour and lunch
  • Kampot - pepper plantation visit & salt field tour
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Rise early to see the fishing boats arrive at the port with their daily catch. For breakfast, perhaps partake in a meal of crab, prawns or squid cooked up with Kampot green peppercorns and served with rice is. Alternatively try some of Kampot's tastiest baguettes on a visit with the owner of a small wood fired oven. This legacy of French colonization is ubiquitous – many roadside carts sell baguettes with meat, sauces and salad as a snack for workers.

After breakfast you’ll return to Phnom Penh (approximately 3.5 hours).

Meet a passionate chef for a guided tour of the markets, learning about the building blocks of Khmer cuisine. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and master Khmer staples such as Samlor Machou Yuon (sour "Vietnamese" soup with fresh fish and tamarind) or Bok Svay (pounded green mango salad, usually served with dried fish or prawn). Feast on your creations over dinner.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer Cooking Class and Market Tour
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Travel by private bus to Battambang (approximately 6-7 hours including several stops). Cambodia's second-largest city, Battambang (pronounced Battambong), is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. The city is famous for its many statues of animals and divinities that decorate the streets and buildings. It also lacks the traffic of Phnom Penh and the visitor numbers of Siem Reap, so it’s a great place to get a real slice of Cambodia. Your leader can recommend activities for your free afternoon. Perhaps join a local Battambang foodie for a home-cooked meal, tasting local dishes such as amok, Khmer curry, and fried spicy chicken with homemade rice noodles.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Take a bicycle ride into the countryside. The ride is easy and takes in mostly shady roads through local villages. Along the way, stop and experience rice paper-making, fruit drying and preparation, production of the famous prahok (fish paste) and rice wine-making. Finish up at the best Kralan (sticky rice in bamboo) stall in the district. Then travel by private bus to the temple city of Banteay Chhmar, sometimes referred to as the Citadel of the Cat (approximately 3-4 hours). Some of the road is unsealed which slows down the journey, but it is worth it to visit this remote small community. The 9th century temple here is a top candidate for World Heritage Status, with the ruins here similar to the famous Bayon with their face towers, and surrounded by an impressive 9 kilometre-long wall. Experience true Cambodian hospitality by staying with a local family in a traditional Khmer wooden-stilted house. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a memorable traditional Khmer dinner by torch-light in the grounds of the temple. If traveling during the rainy season the temple grounds may be too wet so we will instead visit a local Community Center for a traditional dinner.
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Battambang - Rural Food and Cycle Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
A motor-remork – a reticulated tuk tuk – is available if you are not comfortable cycling.
Rise early for a morning temple visit. After a traditional Khmer breakfast, take a turn around the village food market. Collect some ingredients and help prepare lunch with your community hosts, picking up a cooking tip or two! Enjoy a lunchtime feast before farewelling your hosts and departing for Siem Reap by private vehicle (approximately 4 hours). The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia. You'll probably notice a change of pace here, so take a short introductory walk around the centre of town and enjoy the atmosphere. With its cafes, bars, restaurants, food and drinks stands, Siem Reap caters for foodies of all persuasions. A visit to the old market is a must, even if you're not looking for souvenirs; wandering through the stalls and surrounding shops, the silks, cottons, sarongs, silver and statues are a riot of colour and a feast for the eyes.

In the evening, take a motor remork around the hidden local street food treasures of Siem Reap: barbecued corn and meat on skewers; Khmer Fried Chicken; green mango served with chilli and salt; ducks eggs and more. Finish at a dessert stall where fruit shakes, fruit with sweetened condensed milk and baked puddings are the specialty.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Banteay Chhmar - Temple Visit
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Silk Farm
  • Banteay Chhmar - Village Market Tour and Cooking Demonstration
  • Siem Reap - Street Food Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend a full day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in Southeast Asia. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap so you'll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites. These include Angkor Wat, Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. The temples were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing and there are spectacular photographic opportunities at any time of day. In the evening, enjoy a final dinner at a restaurant celebrating contemporary Khmer flavours.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
Optional Activities
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
While we include a full day sight-seeing at the Angkor Wat temple complex, some travellers choose to spend more time exploring here after the end of the trip. The best value ticket for this is a 3 day pass, which you can can upgrade to by paying a surcharge locally. Please speak to your leader to arrange this.
Your Real Food Adventure comes to an end this morning. There are no activities on your final day and you are free to leave at any time. If you are keen to continue your exploration of the Angkor complex, please speak with your leader about extending the length of your access pass.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private vehicle, Taxi, Cyclo, Public Transport

Accommodation

Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (15 nights), Overnight Boat (1 night), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)

Included activities

  • Hanoi - Hidden Tea House visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Master Winemaker visit & tasting
  • Hanoi - Xo Community visit
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Imperial Citadel
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - My Quang noodle demonstration
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Culinary Village visit
  • Hoi An - Tra Que Hands-on cooking class with local chef
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • HCMC - City tour
  • HCMC - Ben Thanh market
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking Class with Local Chef
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay & Home Cooked Meal
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo Food and City Tour
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Kampot - Orientation walk with local tipples
  • Kampot - Phnom Chhnork
  • Kampot - Food tour and lunch
  • Kampot - pepper plantation visit & salt field tour
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer Cooking Class and Market Tour
  • Battambang - Rural Food and Cycle Tour
  • Banteay Chhmar - Temple Visit
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Silk Farm
  • Banteay Chhmar - Village Market Tour and Cooking Demonstration
  • Siem Reap - Street Food Tour
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass

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PASSPORT DETAILS:
Please provide your full name as per passport (including middle names on your passport), and passport number at time of booking. These details are required for the internal flight and train tickets. Please check your booking information exactly matches your passport. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 3 (Halong Bay), Day 4 (Overnight Train), Day 10 (Homestay) and Day 18 (Homestay).

COMBINATION TOUR
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group are likely to change on Day 12 of this trip.

2020 ITINERARY CHANGES
We consistently review traveller feedback to ensure that we are offering the best food experience possible. As a result, we have made some minor changes to some of the activities on this tour. On Day 2 the cooking class has been replaced with dinner at at traditional house, offering you the chance to share a meal with a local family, and the Quang Noodle tasting has been moved from Day 8 to Day 6. The bicycle tour on Day 7 has been replaced with a walking tour of Hoi An and Tra Que Village. In 2020, Day 8 will be a free day to explore Hoi An.

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