MVN016 – 10 Days Vietnam Culinary Delights And Beautiful Beach

Day 1      Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival

Pick-up and welcome at the airport with the transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 2      Home Cooking Class – Ho Chi Minh City tour (BL)

Learn to cook Vietnamese food the most authentic way, from a local home-cooking expert! Skip the fancy cooking classes and opt for a special customized encounter in the home of a local cook on this half-day course.

We will start our day with a short stop at a local market. There, you will buy all the ingredients needed: vegetables, spices, meat, fish, etc.

After providing you more information about the different kind of ingredients you can find in Viet Nam, we will go to one of the local homes where our host will teach you how to prepare a typical Vietnamese menu. Our tour will finish with tasting your delicious dishes.

In the afternoon, have a half-day city tour.

Ho Chi Minh city is the largest, busiest and most exciting city in Viet Nam. It is also filled with intrigue and culture. On this tour we will visit some of the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh city has to offer, such as: War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 3     Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang by flight – 1 hour – Hoi An – Tra Que Vegetable (BD)

Pick up at hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. In the afternoon, join the tour to Tra Que Vegetable Garden.

It is always a good idea to get the body moving after a flight, which is why this tour will begin with an exciting bicycle ride to a local farm in Tra Que Village. You will have an introduction to the history of the village. The short lesson does not stop with this brief introduction but provides a lot of interesting information, such as the cultivating of vegetables and discovering the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.

You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Other activities will include: raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and much more. After spending time with the farmers, we will use the rest of the morning working the land until time to prepare some special foods with a local family. You will enjoy the “Tam Huu” spring roll and “Banh Xeo”, the local pancake from the central region of Viet Nam. This tour gives you a real life glimpse into the traditional living style of the people in this village. At the end of the tour you will ride back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.



Day 4    Cham Island (BL)


Cham Island is located off the coast of Hoi An and is a beautiful and fun getaway. We will start our day at Cua Dai Beach to embark on a speed-boat to Cham Island. After a short 40-minute ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island consists of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast.

The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery along with about 3,000 residents living at Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fishes in their natural habitat.

We will spend a half-day at Lang Beach to visit interesting places such as Au Thuyen – a shelter for boats in bad weather, the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda and the Ong Temple. When the tour concludes, we will return to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 5     Cooking Class in Hoi An (BL)


The day will begin at Hoi An’s Colorful Market where all of your senses will be aroused. You will enjoy the amazing sights, sounds and aromas that the market has to offer. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later in the day. Of course before cooking, we will learn some of Viet Nam’s, especially Hoi An’s, well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours and is a hands-on experience – the chef is very enthusiastic and will demonstrate how to prepare each dish, before you prepare the same dish on your own with guidance from the chef. After the lesson, we will feast on the dishes we have prepared and cooked. Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 6      Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang by flight – 45 minutes (B)


Have breakfast. Check out. Transfer to Da Nang airport for flight to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 7-8      Nha Trang – relax (B)


Relax in Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.




Day 9       Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City by flight – 45 minutes (B)


Have breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 10       Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)


Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight. END SERVICE.



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Hoi An Express Travel (HAE) is a Vietnam based travel company, run by a dedicated team of professional holiday planners, to provide you with high quality, high value holidays with an emphasis on personalized and attentive service.


The roots of our company began back in 2002 when Mr Huy Lam Nguyen founded the HCMC based JVC (Japanese Vietnam Company) together with a Japanese business partner with the aim of providing quality tours in Vietnam to Japanese tourists. Later that year the Japanese partner left to pursue a different path, so Mr Huy restructured the company, widening its services to be offered to all nationalities. The name Hoi An Express was chosen since Hoi An is Mr Huy’s home town and one of the most peaceful and beautiful towns in Vietnam. The express part of the company name reflects the core business objective of providing service that is not only high quality, but also prompt.

In 2002 Vietnam was very new to tourism and the vast majority of visitors to Vietnam travelled in pre-arranged, fixed-location group tours arranged prior to arrival. Hoi An Express wanted to offer more flexibility to visitors to Vietnam and thus became the first company to offer Daily Tours booked from Hotel Tour Desks in 2003.

Being pioneers in the concept of daily tours led us to be the Number 1 Tour company in Vietnam, with the highest amount of Tour Desks in Vietnam.

Present Day

We now have daily tours in HCMC, Hoi An, Hanoi and Da Nang and have expanded our services to include multi-day tours to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. We receive more than 1 million daily tour customers annually and over a 1000 multi-day guests per year.

What do we do

We are here to save you valuable time and provide you with invaluable expertise in all stages of your trip by providing you with a dedicated team of professional holiday planners who are adept at matching customers with their perfect tours.

Our high-end, high value travel services focus on the Southeast Asia regions that we know and love the most, namely the sub-regions of the Mekong; Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

The Asia region is our life; we live and breathe the culture, traditions and beliefs every moment of every day. We’re very proud of the greatness of our homeland and its neighbors, and it’s our absolute pleasure to show you everything we love about it.

Our Mission

Here at Hoi An Express Travel we know how time-consuming the planning stage of a holiday can be.

With so many things to plan it’s hard to find the time to even think about what attractions to visit, let alone research them.

Our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive and complete planning and travel services so that you can have the adventure of a lifetime that is exciting, comfortable and worry-free.

Our Partners


We have worked hard to build strong partnerships with some of the most prestigious hotels nationwide (please see below). All of whom choose to recommend our travel services to their customers because of our impeccable service and professionalism.


Movenpick Hotel, Lotte Legend Hotel, The Windsor Plaza Hotel, The Duxton Hotel, The Equatorial Hotel and Sherwood Hotel & Residence, Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon, PARKROYAL Saigon, Hotel Du Parc Saigon, Golden Central Hotel.

Hoi An

Sunrise Hoi An Resort, River Beach Resort & Residences.

Ha Noi

Flower Garden Hotel, Hotel Mercure Hanoi La Gare


We are the leading professional support services provider in Vietnam for many major airlines, including: Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, Thai Airways, China Airlines and United Airlines.

Additionally, we are proud to provide daily flight services for the crew of major airlines, including Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Turkish Airlines and China Southern Air. We provide a special offer to crew members, 20% off all daily tours.

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With our head office based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as well as branches in major cities including Hoi An, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ha Long and Siem Reap, Hoi An Express is ready to meet all of your travel needs.

You can contact us anytime for any travel-related information by calling one of our dedicated 24/7 hotlines detailed below to speak to one of our friendly and experienced travel consultants:

Hoi An/Da Nang: +84-938 405 917

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To get a true perspective on every aspect of Vietnam or South-East Asia, take a trip with us and experience for yourself the holiday of a lifetime.
We look forward to showing you the very best of South-East Asia.


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Hoi an Express Ltd. 32 Tien Giang St,Tan Binh dist, HCMC, Viet Nam

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