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VietNam Tour

Taste of Vietnam 11 Days from Hanoi to HCMc

Depart from Hanoi capital
Tour code: VP9 - SG9D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
Route: Hanoi - Halong - Hoi An - Da Nang City - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City
Overview: This trip is designed for the traveler with limited time and an unlimited appetite for a culinary adventure. It features a 12-day itinerary of Vietnam’s most popular spots, with many special opportunities to discover and savor the surprisingly varied tastes of this fascinating land.

Tour programs

HANOI - HALONG - HOIAN - HUE - HOCHIMINH CITY - MEKONG DALTA
(11 Days 10 Nights )

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Highlight


What make this tour so special: tour maps
  • Let your imagination go free at the water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Cruise breathtaking Halong Bay onboard a traditional junk
  • Visit Vietnam's ancient capital – Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Peer into the Presidential Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Feel the past in the war tunnels of Cu Chi
  • Admire the lush vegetation of the Mekong canals
  • Enjoy cooking class in Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chi Minh city
Itinerary
  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi - Cooking Class in Hanoi Style
  • Day 3: Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong - Da Nang/ Hoi An
  • Day 5: Hoi An
  • Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue
  • Day 7: Hue - Cooking class in Hue Style
  • Day 8: Hue - Ho Chi Minh city
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking in Southern style
  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Tour program


Day 01 : Hanoi - Arrival (D)

You arrive in Hanoi. The official capital city. After relaxation, a brief introduction about our green Hanoi by our tour guide with one round Hoan Kiem lake (the lake of the Restored Sword), stop at Ngoc Son temple then attending one hour Water Puppet shows at Thang Long theatre. Follow is your dinner with one of Hanoi specialty of Cha Ca at Grill Fish restaurant served in Hanoi style. Back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 02 : Hanoi - Cooking Class in Hanoi Style (B/L)

Our class offers you an opportunity to learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine. We will not just only show you how to cook but also we will teach you more about Vietnamese culture throughout the course with the short movie demonstrating a traditional Vietnamese kitchen; by explaining the importance of rice and its cultural significance; the different spices, when and how they are used; the local market as well. It is all at Hidden Hanoi.

After the cooking class & lunch, the city tour starts with a visit to Vietnam's Museum of Ethnology and Van Mieu (our first national university), and shopping in the Old Quarter. Relax and feel the peace of Hanoi city at Vietnam Caf and learn more about cafe culture of Vietnamese peopole. Overnightin Hanoi.

Day 03 : Ha Long Bay - the World heritage (B/L/D)

You are suggested to wake up early for enjoying the morning sound of Hanoi and walking around Hoan Kiem lake and doing Tai Chi exercise with locals. Back to hotel for freshen up and breakfast.

After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.

Day 04 : Halong - Danang/Hoian (Brunch)

In the morning, your breakfast or brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Disembark around 10:30-11.00am. On return, before heading to Noibai airport we take a short stop at Phu Lang Pottery village, Then we transfer directly to Noi Bai airport for late flight to Danand. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoi An Town, 35km away. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 05 : Hoian - Red Bridge Cooking Class (B/L)

After your breakfast, gathering at the Hai Scout Caf at 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street to meet the Chef. First, we will have a lesson in buying typical Vietnamese ingredients that are to be used in the cooking lesson later. After the market visit, you will board the Red Bridge boat for a 25-minute leisure cruise along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. On arrival, we explore the cooking
Vietnam throughout tours hoi anschools herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi Ans and Vietnams popular dishes, which are a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours  the Red Bridge's chef first demonstrates each dish, before you prepare it yourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we will sit down and eat the meals that we have cooked. Then our boat will pick you up at the Red Bridge School for a river cruise along the Hoi An River back to Hoi An Town.

The half day walking tour commences after your cooking lesson. The visit includes Phuc Kien Temple, The Japanese Covered- bridge, Ancient houses, and some old streets, shops etc. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 06 : Hoian - Danang - Hue (B)
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After breakfast, we will transfer to Hue in the morning with stop at China Beach, Marble Mountains and a visit to Cham museum on the way. Continue to Hue through Hai Van pass, arrive in Hue City by noon. Take a short rest before visiting to the Imperial Citadel of Hue and King Tu Duc's tomb. Over night in Hue.

Day 07 : Hue - Cooking class in Hue Style (B/L)

Regarded by many as the culinary capital of Vietnam, Hue takes its culinary cues from its royal heritage. This half day cooking class, we follow Mrs. Cuc, the owner of Y Thao Garden House to Dong Ba central market, where she gives an instruction on how to choose food for our cooking lesson at 9:30 a.m. at Y Thao Garden House. Lunch is the food we prepare.
In the afternoon we take boat trip on the Huong River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Overnight in Hue.

Day 08 : Hue - Ho Chi Minh city (B)


Free time until flight to Hochiminh city. On arrival, you will have a quick view of Hochiminh city with visit to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Hochiminh city.

Day 09 : Ho Chi Minh City - Cooking in Southern style (B/L)

In the morning, we will enjoy a cooking lesson at Mai's Home with daily menu. During some hours, you discover the culture of Vietnamese culinary art. With our Grand Chefs, participants will entertain a "Hands-on" cooking of Vietnamese traditional dishes. Full of joy and pride, you savor your own culinary creation. When you are back home, with full of emotion, a handbook with recipes will help you to reproduce the dishes to make surprise to your family, your friends!

In the afternoon, discover more about our hectic city by visiting the Fito Traditional Medicine Museum, China Town with, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10 : Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B/L)


Vietnam throughout da nang tours In the morning, take 2 hour drive southwest of Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta which is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. Upon arrival, take a boat cruise along islets and tropical orchards through the canal of Vam Xep to reach a small islet, followed by a relaxing walk along shady and palm fringed trails passing by local villages where you can see their peaceful daily life. Stop en route to sip special tea with honey and sample fruits with a local family and share their stories of life in the Mekong Delta. They will guide you on a walk through their orchard and explain how tropical fruits are grown. Then continue the journey with a paddled sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals of Mekong River. Stop at Garden Restaurant for lunch in Mekong delta style meal with Elephant Ear fish then visit handicraft villages and a coconut candy factory before returning on shore for driving back to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight.

Day 11 : Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)


Free time for shopping or optional visits before transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure.

Air Fare cost per person: 210 US$ for domestic flight  (Hanoi - Da Nang, Hue - Ho Chi Minh City )

Note: The itinerary can get started in Ha Noi City that depend on tour request

Tour price (Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars)


Size of Group

2 pax

3 - 4 pax

 5 - 6 pax

 7 - 9 pax

10 - 14 pax

Single Supp.

High Season (01 Jan - 30 Apr & 01 Oct - 31 Dec)

Standard

1037

914

790

737

711

303

Superior

1216

1091

965

911

881

496

Deluxe

1510

1383

1255

1200

1172

 772

Premium

1843

1714

1584

1528

 1486

1043

Low Season (01 May - 30 Sep)

Standard

1017

894

770

 717

691

290

Superior

1168

1043

917

 863

834

451

Deluxe

1433

1306

1178

1123

1096

696

Premium

1707

1578

1448

1392

1353

925

 

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Private tour: To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed, it is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved for your group only. You do not have to share the bus, boat, tour guide with other tourists. One exception, if you stay at the boat in Halong bay - it is like the hotel in Halong - you still have to share the boat with other people

Price included


  • Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Private car/mini van with A/C
  • Boat fees where applicable
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
  • Meals as per program (L= lunch, D = dinner)
  • Cooking class demonstrations as indicated with meal after each lesson
Price excluded

  • Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes
  • Drinks, other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Vietnam Visa - this can be done with our Visa service

Accommodations offers in this trip


The hotel may be changed up to its availability. It will be confirmed after getting your deposit/ payment. You can get details of your hotel at our website: http://www.vietnamhotels.vn/ ; details of your cruise at our website http://www.halongcruise.vn/

Hotels

Standard

 Superior

 Deluxe

Premium

Hanoi hotels

Dong Thanh hotel (3*)

Chalcedony hotel (4*)

 Melia hotel (5*)

 Sofitel Legend Metropole (5*)

Halong Boat hotels

Halong Dolphin (3*)

 Calypso Cruise (4*)

Victory Star Cruise (5*)

 Jasmine/Ginger Cruise

Hue hotels

Duy Tan hotel (3*)

Hue Queen 1 (3*)

Century Riverside Hue(4*)

 Imperial hotel (5*)

La Residence hotel (5*)

Hoi An hotels

Phuoc An River (3*)

Hoi An Historic Hotel (4*)

Golden Sand Resort (5*)

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa (deluxe room) (4*)

Ho Chi Minh City hotels

Queen Ann hotel (3*)

Oscar hotel (4*)

Majestic hotel (5*)

 New World hotel (5*)

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