1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Cu Chi Tunnels

Farm-to-Table Full-Day Cooking Class & Cu Chi Tunnels

Product ID: 28688
Discover the world of healthy food and cooking in Ho Chi Minh City. Visit vegetable gardens and medicine gardens and learn to cook from a master chef during a cooking class. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about their role in Vietnamese history.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Vietnamese, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up is provided at the Ho Chi Minh City Airport or Ho Chi Minh City hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Pick fresh ingredients for your cooking class
  • Learn about Vietnamese herbs and spices at a medicine garden
  • Take a cooking class with a master chef and learn how to make healthy dishes
  • Discover the Cu Chi tunnels and understand their place in Vietnamese history
  • Visit the largest bonsai and animal farm in Vietnam
Full description
Enjoy a unique full-day excursion into Vietnamese culture, cuisine, and history. Take a Ho Chi Minh City cooking class and learn how to prepare tasty dishes combining foods and natural medicines. Experience one of the healthiest cuisines in the world!

Visit beautiful Vietnamese medicine gardens that feature many varieties of herbs, spices, and vegetables. In the mushroom house you’ll learn how various types of mushrooms are grown, and from a pharmacist and chef you’ll learn more about the influence of herbs and spices in Vietnamese medicine and cuisine.

Take on the challenge of becoming a real Vietnamese farmer. Wear a traditional Vietnamese hat as you try to remember, identify, and select the vegetables in the Vietnamese medicine garden you’ll need for your cooking class and show. With your freshly picked vegetables at hand, a friendly master chef will instruct you in using these ingredients to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes.

On your full-day experience you’ll also visit the Cu Chi tunnels, a series of tunnels that stretch for more than 250 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cambodian border. You’ll marvel at the underground network that includes uncountable trap doors, living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, a main military base, and special kitchens for preparing meals. Today the remaining tunnels have become a popular destination for visitors to Vietnam that have an interest in the American-Vietnam War.

You’ll visit a rubber tree plantation and a village that produces rice paper, and also a bonsai garden and animal farm. The Minh Tan Garden boasts over 300 years of tradition. Visitors will see thousands of types of bonsai, and flowers, kumquats, and many kinds of animals. Watch out for the huge fish that can eat humans!
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Transportation
  • Napkin, ice tea
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Bring some cream to protect your skin from insects.

Please provide us with the names of the participants and any special requirements including allergies to foods such as seafood, meat, some vegetables, gluten, etc.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very well invested money !!

Our hotel was in District 4 and yet we were picked up - in an air-conditioned bus. After a 1.5 hour drive we arrived at the organic farm. We went harvesting with a rice hat, scissors and basket. A lot of information was given, you learned a lot and had a lot of fun. After picking it was time to cook - 4 courses. Everyone cooked themselves under the guidance of the cook and after each meal they finished, they all consumed their respective masterpiece. The 20-minute tour to Cu Chi started with a new bottle of water. The tunnels are absolutely worth seeing and accessible. A unique, stunning experience to hear how people mastered their lives at the time of the war. After about 1.5 hours we drove back by bus and were dropped off at the hotel. The tour guides were super nice, could be understood well in English and made a competent impression.

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19 June 2019

The Cu Chi Tunnels are interesting and definitely worth a visit, the real highlight of this tour is the cooking class though. You get a tour through their garden and learn various uses for different herbs and fruits. The cooking class itself is absolutely lovely and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something about vietnamese cuisine.

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16 November 2019


Perfect combined tour

The Chef was very knowledgeable and clearly wanted everyone to have an amazing time. Visiting the tunnels was a great experience and I felt like I learnt a lot about Vietnamese history. I couldn't have picked a better combined tour.

21 September 2014

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