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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

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Hanoi is the best place to explore the culinary world of Vietnam: exotic flavors, refined tastes, numerous kinds of vegetables & herbs and unique cooking methods.


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Hanoi visit - cooking class (L)
Cooking in Hanoi is a beautiful art and with this day tour, we invite you to savor this art. In the morning, take part in a cooking class where you can discover the colorful world of Vietnamese herbs, vegetables and spices. Meet our guide and visit a bustling market where your  chef will explain to you the names and use of essential ingredients, even encourage you to taste some of Vietnam's most exotic ingredients .The cooking session will last about 1 ½ hours in which you prepare signature Vietnamese three dishes under the guidance of experienced chefs. Finally, take time to taste your creations.

After lunch, we come to visit the Temple of Literature- a complex of the Confucius Temple worshiping Confucius which was built in 1070 and the first Royal National University in Vietnam in 1076. Considered as “a hideaway” from the bustling city, this temple and its beautiful garden provides an opportunity to learn more about education in Vietnam since 1000 years ago until recent history. Continue to visit Tran Quoc pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and Quan Thanh temple which are ol located on the shore of the West Lake. In the afternoon, stroll around the alleys of  Hanoi Old Quater. Transfer to the hotel afterward. End of services.

 


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  2. From To   26/04/2017


Included

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- Transport by the air-conditioned private car
- The private English speaking guide
- Cooking Class
- 1 lunch (dishes you cook)
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water


Excluded

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- Hotel in Hanoi
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance

- Bank charge fees
- Tips and personal expenses as drinks, phone, laundry…
- Other services not mentioned in the “Inclusion”

Hanoi Old Quater

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Temple of Literature

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Temple of Literature is a historical complex, consisting of five main courtyards. The best feature of the site is perhaps its peaceful and gorgeous settings with nicely maintained lawns...

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Tran Quoc Pagoda

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Cooking class

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Group: Lutzenberger Sabine
January 06, 2013

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I am a big fan of Vietnamese food and was recommended this tour by our friends. Glad, I gave it a go. Different to western taste, Hanoian cooking uses a lot of herbs and vegetables, most unknown to me, maybe that’s the secret of its exotic flavor. The fruit carving was fantastic, I learned many tricks to make food look more appetizing. The cooking class took only half of the day and the rest we toured around Hanoi Old Quarter, visiting two temples and blending in the colorful, crowded lanes of Hanoi. A good tour suitable for everyone who wish to dig a bit of Hanoi cuisine.

Group: Ann Frances
Oct 29 2012

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We had an exciting day full of activities; Visit Wonder gave us a fantastic way to get close to the culture through the cooking class. We wandered around the bustling market chatted with the locals with the help of our friendly, informative chief, tour guide who also explained many kinds of herb and their usage in cuisine. Finally we could do some dishes by ourselves, surely sometime we will try at home. The rest of our time was spent at Temple of Literature and Tran Quoc pagoda where have nice courtyards, lotus ponds, shaded paths. Both have ancient architecture even though we are not archeologists still found them interesting. The best way to end the tour is taking a glass of beer in Old Quarter watching people passing.