Taste Of Vietnam

  • Duration: 12 DAYS
  • Location: HANOI, HALONG BAY, HUE, HOI AN, HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Culinary
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Take a culinary adventure through Vietnam from North to South. Spend twelve days sampling everything from tasty street food to gourmet fusion dishes. Start in Hanoi - a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, and sidewalk cafes where charm and sophistication fill the air. With narrow alleyways lined with shop-houses, art galleries, and food stalls, the Old Quarter is an enchanting place to wander for the visitor and the local alike. Travel to Halong Bay on a luxury overnight cruise around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then fly to the ancient town of Hoi An,  wander its charming streets or relax by the sea.  Here you’ll be guided around the food market before a private cooking lesson with a chef. Next day you will visit an organic farm and try fishing in the traditional way. Continue your journey with a drive along the coast to Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Have a dining experience at the ancient house which is the same like it was in the old days of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of the country. Discover the vibrant streets and historic landmarks of the city. At the end enjoy a special dinner with a famous music artist and explore Vietnam's "rice bowl" region around the Mekong Delta.

 

 

 

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL (B)

Your private driver will meet you at the Ha Noi Airport and whisk you away to your hotel by private transportation. Check in to your hotel, and begin your adventure.

Your arrival day allows you to start exploring this amazing city at your own pace. Check out the historic charm, architectural marvels, and this bustling city. After enjoying your first day yourself, return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: DISCOVER THE GLISTENING CAPITAL (B/L/D)

Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. At 8:00 am, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. Today you will explore the key historic attractions of the city such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology,  Hanoi Temple of Literature - a rare example of Vietnamese architecture back to the 11th Century. In the afternoon, immerse in the unique cultural experiences right in the heart of the Old Quarter.

Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant before making a stroll around the charming Hanoi Old Quarter to explore the fantastic maze off the back streets. Then walk through busy streets of Nha Chung, where every day  is always  busy by serveral of food and vegetarian gather for sales. Stop at old France House for tea break and talk to him and discover more about the change of the local people, life and listen to the story of family in each period.

After that, our driver will take you to the restaurant for dinner.

Lunch: Cau Go Restaurant

Dinner: Press Club Restaurant

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: EXCURSION TO MAGNIFICENT BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE  (B/L/D)

In the morning, check-out from hotel and get picked-up by the Cruise. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you will embark the  get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch. After the lunch there will be a trip to the famous Limestone cave in Ha Long bay. You’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or relax for the day.

Overnight on cruise

DAY 4: MORNING ON THE DRAGON BAY - BACK TO HANOI (B/L/D)

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here you will sail back to the main harbor. You will return to Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time. In the evening the driver will take you to the restaurant for dinner.

Dinner : Club Oriental Restaurant

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HOI AN- FLIGHT INCLUDED(B)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Hoi An . Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check-in have some leisure time in Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 6: HOI AN COOKING CLASS WITH MASTER CHEF (B/L)

Have breakfast at your hotel. Today you have a chance to learn about local cuisine from the master on an exclusive cookery class with Hoi An chef Duc Tran - local character, restaurateur, and all-round food legend.

At the forefront of Hoi An's thriving innovative restaurant scene there are a number of local chefs, who have gained a celebrity status. Perhaps foremost amongst this group is the charismatic Chef Duc Tran, proprietor and head chef at the number of establishments in town, including Mai Fish, Mango Mango, and the Mango Room. Duc's restaurants are famed for their fabulous fusion of Vietnamese and international cuisine inspired by his worldwide travels and immersion in the Hoi An food scene.

For one of the most exclusive foodie experiences in Vietnam, let Chef Duc to take you on a half-day culinary journey. Pay a visit to Hoi An market to meet the vendors who daily supply him with some of the finest and freshest ingredients in Vietnam. Then return to the restaurant to craft them into mouth-watering and visually stunning creations. 

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 7: HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR (B/L)

Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycling trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. After fishing you will take a trip down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 8: HOI AN TRANSFER TO HUE – DINNER AT NGOC SON PRINCESS HOUSE (B/D)

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hoi An to Hue by private vehicle.

Upon arrival, you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or to explore this romantic and charming town.

In the evening, you will be transferred to Ngoc Son Pricess’s House for dinner. The house is a classic structure with three bays and two wings. The highlight of it is a small, artificial rock garden. The present owner, also has a fascinating collection of artifacts and mementos from the days of the former Royal Empire. Enjoy the meal of traditional Hue specialties prepared by the family at their historical home, while you unearth Hue’s fascinating past.

Overnight in Hue

DAY 9: TRAVEL FROM HUE TO HO CHI MINH CITY- FLIGHT INCLUDED(B)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check-in have some leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 10: EXPLORE THE VIBRANT CITY AND DINNER WITH MUSIC ARTIST (B/L/D)

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. The museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. Then we will transfer you to the restaurant for Lunch. Return to your hotel for some rest. In the evening, driver will take you to the restaurant for dinner with Music Artist.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 11: SAILING THROUGH MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and depart to My Tho. Upon arrival board the sampan and cruise down the river around beautiful islands of Mekong Delta.

Have a stopover at Unicorn Island. Take a walk around the country lane to see the orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and folk songs, performed by the local people.

Then ride a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and admire the beauty of the countryside. After the ride visit the coconut candy workshop and honey-bee farm.

Have lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village. Here you will meet the local people and observe the daily life of the Mekong delta. Or relax at the hammock, if you don't want to cycle. 

After the tour, your driver will take you to the Noir. Dinning in the dark restaurant, where you will get an upscale and unique dining experience.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 12: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones.  Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE
HanoiHotel D’Opera Hanoihttp://hoteldelopera.com/
Halong BayEra Cruisehttps://eracruises.com
HuePilgrimage Villagehttp://www.pilgrimagevillage.com
Ho Chi Minh CityThe Myst Hotelhttps://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com
Hoi AnLa Siesta Resort and Spahttps://lasiestaresorts.com/

INCLUSIVE:

√ Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√ All transportation mentioned above

√ Domestic flight from Hanoi to Da Nang and from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax, operated by Vietnam Airlines or similar

√ Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

√ Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

√ Experienced English speaking guide

√ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

√ All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

√ Vietnam visa letter approval

√ Tissues and water on coach

√ Service charges and government tax

√ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

√ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

√ No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE:

X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Public holiday surcharge (if any)

X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: $25/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

X Other services not mentioned above

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CANCELLATION

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  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
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  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
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