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Vietnam Food & Wine Holidays

Food & Wine Holidays in Vietnam

Introduction

Shaped by geographical and foreign influence, the food in Vietnam is not only exciting but diverse, distinct and delicious.

As you explore Vietnam pay attention to the regional variance in flavours, for example, the food in the north is often less spicy than in other regions due to the colder climate limiting the production and availability of spices. Be sure to start your day with a Vietnamese coffee, strong and sure to wake you up ready for the day ahead.

Taste sensational street food

The street food in Vietnam is delicious but perhaps not for the faint-hearted. Take a Vespa street food focused tour in Saigon and sample delicacies such as grilled mussels with peanuts and chilli, char lua and battered frogs legs. Hanoi is said to be the birthplace of the famous pho – this aromatic and delicious noodle soup has been coined ‘Vietnam in a bowl’ Try the dish in different locations and taste for yourself the nuanced changes in balance of spices, star anise and herbs. The floating markets are a highlight of the Mekong Delta they offer an original way of eating, serving and trading food – directly from the boat.

Learn from the experts

Cooking classes are an excellent way of getting stuck into authentic Vietnamese cuisine, partake in a lesson at the cookery school in Hoi An – originally built as a trading port by the Japanese for spices, it continues to be a culinary hub today. Explore the glorious food markets along the banks of the river to select the freshest of ingredients for your lesson, your local chef will then teach you how to turn these sensational ingredients into authentic Vietnamese dishes. Round off your day with a rice wine or if you’re feeling more adventurous try a glass of snake wine.

Experience colonial history

Head to the Saigon Saigon bar on top of the Carvelle Hotel, a great place to enjoy an ice-cold drink with spectacular views of the city below. The seafood buffet in this hotel is also highly recommendable. Vietnam’s colonial past means that French wine – as well as the traditional rice wine – is in abundance, Square One restaurant at the Park Hyatt Saigon has one of the best offerings of wine.

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Plan your Vietnam holiday with Wexas, and your expert travel specialist will make sure that you are able to experience the best that the country has to offer, from local market tours to authentic cooking lessons and more. Phone today to begin planning your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Vietnam.

Our top itineraries for Vietnam Food & Wine Holidays

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong & Phu Quoc

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,830 pp incl. flights

Between cruises on the Mekong Delta, private tours of Ho Chi Minh City's history and a luxury beachfront stay on an island paradise, this is your chance to showcase the highlights of southern Vietnam.

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,380 pp incl. flights

From its great cities and iconic temples to off-the-beaten-track gems, this tour takes in the must-see highlights of two Asian heavyweights – Vietnam and Cambodia.

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

14-day river cruise from £3,845 pp incl. flights

Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.

Highlights of Vietnam

13-day tailor-made journey from £3,185 pp incl. flights

Discover the best of Vietnam, taking in the country's vibrant northern capital Hanoi, the emerald waters of Halong Bay and the historically rich central coastal towns of Hue and Hoi An. Then, fly south Ho Chi Minh City and the magic of the Mekong Delta and the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights by River

15-day river cruise from £4,395 pp incl. flights

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Fly free in premium economy – Save up to £0 pp
Book by: 30 March 2019

Pair the Angkor-Wat and Golden-Palace headlines of Cambodia and Vietnam with their off-the-beaten-track gems on this luxury Mekong cruise. Think all-inclusive open bars, full-board dining and excursions that range from cooking classes to rickshaw tours.

Charms of the Mekong and Siem Reap

14-day cruise from £3,255 pp incl. flights

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Save up to £1,000 on Vietnam and Cambodia
Book by: 31 March 2019

The lively city of Ho Chi Minh City provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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