The southern part of Vietnam is famous for the iconic cuisine as harmonies of numerous ingredients and spices combined. Visit Mai Home – The Saigon Culinary Art Center to join a cooking class and learn to cook a traditional meal. Then, explore the city’s famous sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market.
Tour Route: Notre Dame Cathedral – Saigon Central Post Office – Ben Thanh Market
Duration: 1 Day
Start/ End: Phu My Port/ Phu My Port
Highlights: “Mai” home – The Saigon Culinary Art Center, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Meet your guide and driver at the port and transfer to a local market. Under the guidance of local chefs, get to know about Vietnamese traditional ingredients made from daily products such as meats, vegetables, chicken, fish, and so on. Follow your chefs to pick up necessary materials for cooking at fresh food stalls and learn the way to bargain and deal with local sellers.
Your cooking class starts early with a detailed guide by professional local chefs in a cozy and friendly space. Enjoy the lunch full of dishes you already made, and take a handbook with all recipes as a lovely and useful gift to bring home and cook a delicious Vietnamese-style meal for your family later.
Leaving the class behind to visit the city’s highlights. Head to Notre Dame Cathedral built over 100 years ago with a French-colonial style which is a photogenic spot with a statue of Mary at the front gate. Then, visit Saigon Central Post Office designed with Gothic architecture, painted in the light yellow color contrasting with green pillars. If time permits, enjoy your free time for shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Finally, the driver takes you back to the port. Your Ho Chi Minh city trip ends.