Yes, Open Kitchen is requiring each traveler joining our Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade to have valid and comprehensive travel insurance with a minimum medical evacuation and repatriation coverage of $200,000, in addition to having a policy with the required COVID-19 coverage. Neither Open Kitchen or our local partners can be held responsible for any liability, expenses, [Read More ...]
Similar to the terms of our cancellation policy, we are not able to make changes, including departure/return dates, itinerary, after we confirm your reservation. However, if you have any issues once your booking has been confirmed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202) 285-9840 and we will work to assist you if [Read More ...]
The terms of our cancellation policy are based on the commitments and contractual obligations we have with our destination partners, including the hotels, airlines, transportation companies, local experts, guides, restaurants, and experience providers we work with to ensure the level of curation and quality of the Open Kitchen Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam. We make significant [Read More ...]
If Open Kitchen cancels the Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam due to COVID-related travel issues, or for any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will reschedule your booking to a new planned date. If you are unable to travel on the rescheduled date, you can transfer your booking value, minus any applicable fees (minimum is $250), [Read More ...]
We will not operate the Open Kitchen Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam unless we are confident that we can safely travel. If we are unable to travel due to travel restrictions, we will work with you to reschedule travel plans. If COVID travel restrictions are implemented while on the Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam is in effect [Read More ...]
To reserve your spot, please complete our booking inquiry form and we will contact you to discuss the details of this extraordinary experience. Once you have been confirmed to join our Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade, you will receive our Terms & Conditions, advance preparation materials, COVID updates, packing checklist, insider destination information and detailed in-country itineraries, [Read More ...]
The Open Kitchen Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade is led by Chef-Owner Hue-Chan Karels with support by our Open Kitchen Team and In-Country Leader who is an experienced Vietnam travel guide. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs, and history and who are passionate [Read More ...]
Open Kitchen Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade will have a maximum of 12 guests plus Open Kitchen Chef-Owner and Team, and In-Country Tour Leader. Our invitation is extended to travelers who are joyful and culturally curious and seekers of extraordinary, authentic experiences. Our vision is to gather an amazing community of individuals to discover and experience Việt-Nam’s [Read More ...]
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, please make this request when you speak with us.
The Open Kitchen Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade’s itinerary has been designed based on current Việt-Nam travel status. As COVID travel restrictions and conditions evolve, we will update our itinerary and communicate all updates to confirmed guests accordingly.