Cooking and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia
Vietnam is a vibrant and diverse land with three main geographic regions, each of which you will visit during your unique Vietnam cooking tour: the temperate north, the dry central region, and the tropical south. Vietnam’s history and culture are fascinating, and its many centuries of Chinese rule, independent Vietnamese dynasties, and French colonial rule are on ready display in its architecture, cuisine, and culture. For many Americans, the idea of Vietnam has been frozen in 1975 with the fall of South Vietnam and subsequent unification following the Vietnam War. The last couple decades have, however, seen Vietnam’s economy grow, its place among other developing nations be solidified, and its tourism industry boom. Its cuisine, known throughout the world for its complex flavors and emphasis on fresh vegetables and herbs, is said to combine the fundamental tastes of spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet in every delectable bite.
Lying to the west of Vietnam is Cambodia, your other destination during this amazing Southeast Asian culinary vacation. A fertile and predominantly rural country, life there still revolves around the family, the village, the rice fields, and the local Buddhist temple. A majority of the Cambodians are Khmer, but minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, and Chams. During your Cambodian cooking school tour, you will visit Siem Reap, an intriguing city that boasts Chinese-style and colonial architecture and is the gateway to the Angkor region, home to some of the most amazing temples in Southeast Asia.
Cooking and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia Pricing & Tour Dates
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(valid through October 31, 2019)
US$3170 per person based on double occupancy
- Add US$595 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
- Add US$1300 per person to upgrade to 5* hotel
*Peak season supplement pricing applies for the following dates: December 24, 25, 31; January 1; February 3-10; April 30; May 1; June 1; September 2. Please inquire.
Note that the price includes the internal flight tickets (Hanoi-Danang, Danang-Saigon, Saigon-Siem Reap).
Available any dates you choose for 2 to 10 people.
(Can also be available for 1 person, please inquire.)
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