Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vietnam Culinary Food for Thought




As tantalising as it sounds, Helen Wong’s Tours’ special 12-day Vietnam Culinary Delights itinerary has plenty to whet the appetites of food-loving travellers and budding chefs. the mature traveller has embraced foodie, culinary tours and this one is a corker!
Beginning in capital Hanoi, this new itinerary from Helen Wong’s Tours’ Premium Choice programs focuses on such delectable experiences as dining at La Verticale, set in a charming 1930s villa and owned by renowned chef Didier Corlou.
In contrast, travellers will join a local farming family to learn how to make an authentic specialty savoury pancake wrapped in rice paper, amongst a host of treats, and enjoy a simple home cooked meal.
There’s also a visit to a wet market in search of fresh ingredients for another fun cooking class which focuses on herbal remedies as well as step-by-step cooking techniques.
And if that isn’t enough, guests dine in one of Hoi An’s premier restaurants before moving to historic Hue to further tickle the taste buds at a private garden home.
There’s a farewell dinner at a fine dining restaurant in Saigon – the perfect finale to such a tasty tour during Helen Wong’s Tours 25th anniversary.
The 12-day Culinary Delights tour, which also spans across to breathtaking Halong Bay and Cai Be in the Mekong Delta, is priced from $4420 per person twin share from Australia.
Price includes return international flights, guaranteed five-star hotel accommodation, domestic air fares, daily breakfast and most lunches and dinners, specified transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees with English-speaking guide.
A Vietnam visa for Australian passport holders and $420 in departure taxes, security and fuel charges (subject to change) are also included along with a Helen Wong’s Tours travel kit and cabin bag. Visit: www.getupandgo.net.au for details for Helen Wong's Tours.

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