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Real Food Adventure Vietnam & Cambodia

From £2358 for 20 days
Trip Overview
Chop, slice and chomp your way through the diverse flavours of South East Asia on this mouth-watering Real Food Adventure into Vietnam and Cambodia. Vietnam’s prized cuisine is bursting with fresh, spicy and complex flavours, while across the border, Cambodia’s food is humble, oft unexplored, and no less delicious. Drink in cafes and beer halls that sprawl out over city streets, buy fruit from wicker baskets draped over a vendor’s shoulders and sit at market stalls as aromatic noodle soups are whipped up in front of you. From a sunset cruise on Halong Bay and a cycle past herb farms near Hoi An to discovering the French influence of Phnom Penh and meeting charming local communities at Banteay Chhmar, these South East Asian powerhouses will fill you with great food and even more memorable experiences.
Essential Info
Starts: Hanoi
Ends: Siem Reap
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: ITVZKC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Cambodia, Vietnam
What's Included


16 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
9 Dinners included


Overnight Sleeper Train,Plane,Private Vehicle,Taxi,Cyclo,Public Transport


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

Trip Highlights

•   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

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Departing: 13th Jun 2021
Returning: 2nd Jul 2021
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Itinerary & Notes
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.
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I have travelled with Imaginative many times and where possible, I always book with them. I love the small groups and multi-culti group of people you always travel with and the way all the tours have so many activities and things going on throughout the tour.

The whole trip in both Vietnam and Cambodia was exciting, interesting and full of activity and more importantly, the cooking experiences and the amount of food we were able to try en route was great. The interaction with local people was also quite considerable and I felt I learnt a lot about the culture of both countries.

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