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Cooking Class plus Shopping Time

Access from: Ho Chi Minh City


Key info

  • Tour ID: 52200
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Cooking Class
  • Laquer Factory
  • Private Shopping 

From $131.40pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 52200
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Cooking Class
  • Laquer Factory
  • Private Shopping 

Itinerary

Basic Itinerary:

Depart from the Port
Taken to the Cooking Center for approximatley 1.5 Hours
Afterwards you will be taken to Saigon Center Mall for small amount of free time to explore
Continue on to the Laquer Factory to learn about the famous pieces of art
Finally you will have the time for some Private Shopping
Return back to the Port

When does my tour start?

This is a private tour which means it can be tailored to your cruise ships porting times.

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?

The tour is 8 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions Representative holding a Cruising Excursions sign. 

Begin your private tour by being taken on a scenic drive to the Local Market of Vietnam! Here you will wander through the busy stalls and shops of the Market where you have an introduction to the ingredients that goes into the cuisine here. Vietnamese cuisine is not only fresh but it also colourful and balanced as it is from a tropial agriculture, it is influenced by the concept of Yin Yang Harmony, each ingrident plays a role to make the perfect balance meal. 

Our professional tour guide will take you to the Cooking Centre, where they will introduce you to the main Chef who will help you guide what they do with what ingredients goes into which foods and the chef will introduce you to how to play with the ingriedients and they will teach you about every detail that goes into every meal to make it balanced and unique.  After this it is your turn to test out what you have learnt in the cooking class and to show how good of a cook you are! 

You will spend approximatley 1 and a half hours at the Cooking Centre, then you will continue on with the tour you will move on to the Saigon Center Mall, where it is filled with stalls and shops on two levels selling Fashion and Accessories! Along the way you will visit the Laquer Factory, when in Asia you must visit the Factory, these pieces of art are highly prized for their beauty and their skilled craftsmen, which takes months for a perfect result! 

Enjoy the your shopping time around the city where you will have the chance to buy great souvenirs or gifts. Our professional guides will take you around the city to show you the best places to buy Viatnemese culture gifts, such as handcraft products, for example, the famous carved ornaments, hand-painted fans, silk bags, woven fabrics and much more! 

Relax on the drive back to the port where you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure. 

What's included:

  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle,
  • English Speaking Guide,
  • Cooking Class with Lunch & Drink

 

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 52200
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle

    Top highlights

    • Cooking Class
    • Laquer Factory
    • Private Shopping 

    Itinerary

    Basic Itinerary:

    Depart from the Port
    Taken to the Cooking Center for approximatley 1.5 Hours
    Afterwards you will be taken to Saigon Center Mall for small amount of free time to explore
    Continue on to the Laquer Factory to learn about the famous pieces of art
    Finally you will have the time for some Private Shopping
    Return back to the Port

    When does my tour start?

    This is a private tour which means it can be tailored to your cruise ships porting times.

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?

    The tour is 8 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions Representative holding a Cruising Excursions sign. 

    Begin your private tour by being taken on a scenic drive to the Local Market of Vietnam! Here you will wander through the busy stalls and shops of the Market where you have an introduction to the ingredients that goes into the cuisine here. Vietnamese cuisine is not only fresh but it also colourful and balanced as it is from a tropial agriculture, it is influenced by the concept of Yin Yang Harmony, each ingrident plays a role to make the perfect balance meal. 

    Our professional tour guide will take you to the Cooking Centre, where they will introduce you to the main Chef who will help you guide what they do with what ingredients goes into which foods and the chef will introduce you to how to play with the ingriedients and they will teach you about every detail that goes into every meal to make it balanced and unique.  After this it is your turn to test out what you have learnt in the cooking class and to show how good of a cook you are! 

    You will spend approximatley 1 and a half hours at the Cooking Centre, then you will continue on with the tour you will move on to the Saigon Center Mall, where it is filled with stalls and shops on two levels selling Fashion and Accessories! Along the way you will visit the Laquer Factory, when in Asia you must visit the Factory, these pieces of art are highly prized for their beauty and their skilled craftsmen, which takes months for a perfect result! 

    Enjoy the your shopping time around the city where you will have the chance to buy great souvenirs or gifts. Our professional guides will take you around the city to show you the best places to buy Viatnemese culture gifts, such as handcraft products, for example, the famous carved ornaments, hand-painted fans, silk bags, woven fabrics and much more! 

    Relax on the drive back to the port where you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure. 

    What's included:

    • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle,
    • English Speaking Guide,
    • Cooking Class with Lunch & Drink

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Cooking Class with Lunch & Drink
    Please note: in order to participate in this tour, passport details (including passport number, date of birth and date of issue/expiry) and full name of all the passengers are required. Please contact our guest service team to provide this information prior to your departure.
    Activity Level Scale: 2
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the port entrance by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.
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