Royal Pavilion, Ho Kham Luang in Chiang-Mai, Thailand.

Southeast Asian Culinary Tour of the North and South

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Countries Visited

Thailand, Vietnam

Places Visited

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Southeast Asia and its intricacies are flawlessly explored during this 7-day culinary tour through Thailand and Vietnam. Trace the roots of fabled dishes, meet the master chefs behind the country’s coveted haute cuisine, and dip into the history of these breathtaking regions on exclusive tours. Explore the distinctive flavors and cuisine of each region and city.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the street food scene of Bangkok on a guided tour to coveted establishments and stalls
  • Dabble in the bustling food scene of Bangkok with a tour to an authentic night market with beloved diners
  • Partake in a food tour of Bangkok’s top-rated restaurants and meet the master chefs of the restaurants
  • Retreat to an ethnic hill tribe of Chiang Mai to uncover traditional customs and tuck into their timeless
  • Delight in a farm-to-table meal at a venerated Chiang Mai agricultural restaurant
  • Witness the spectacular architecture and delve into culturally influenced delicacies of the Ba Dinh District of Hanoi
  • Delve into the world of Vietnamese cuisine with a behind-the-scenes culinary tour with Michelin-starred meals and top-tier establishments
  • Indulge in traditional breakfasts under the tented markets of Ho Chi Minh City

Detailed Description

Southeast Asia is comprised of many dynamic cities, each with their own distinctive cuisine. On this handcrafted tour, you will visit a few iconic culinary destinations in the region to discern the qualities of the varying flavor profiles of Southeast Asian cuisine. During your stay, you will tuck into the timeless dishes that are served at landmarked eateries, where modest culinary classics form a staple of the local culture. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to experience the contrast on a tour of the most elite dining establishments throughout the city.

The culinary scene in northern Thailand is very different from that of southern Thailand.  After Phuket, you will transfer to the thriving city of Chiang Mai. From visiting an ethnic hill tribe, where tradition underpins every facet of their lifestyle, to partaking in a gourmet farm-to-table feast, you will indulge in the nuanced flavors of northern Thai cuisine before continuing your journey to Vietnam.

Vietnam’s culinary culture is rooted in recipes that have been handed down between generations. With a brief stop at the buzzing capital of Hanoi to kick off your gastronomic endeavors, you will delight in northern Vietnamese cuisine with some cultural adventures to iconic heritage sites mixed in along the way.

To conclude your culinary excursion to Vietnam and Southeast Asia, you will transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. You will have one day that is dedicated to exploring the finest Vietnamese cuisine at venerated restaurants and another morning that will be designed to bring out the best in Vietnamese street food.

Starting Price

$1,535 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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