Taste of Vietnam 14 days

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Taste of Vietnam 14 days

Included

  • Visa on arrival
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • 13 night accommodation including 12 nights in the hotels in twin-share cabin
  • 1 night on the boat in Halong bay 
  • Flight tickets:  Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Ho Chi Minh city  (Vietnam airlines – economy class) with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand luggage
  • Airport transfer in Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • English Speaking Tour guide . Other languages on request
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • All taxes & services charge.

Excluded

  • Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
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Hightlight:

Hanoi: Sightseeing with a local guide, visit Ho Chi Minh complex,Temple of Literature, Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter and cooking class with a lot of fun.

Halong Bay: Overnight on the cruise, discover cave, tunnel, island, see stunning landscapes of Halong Bay.

Hue: See stunning scenery, take a dragon boat to visit Thien Mu pagoda, visit the Imperial Citadel, Tombs of Kings and traditional villages. Do cooking class and enjoy the walking street food tour in Hue, discover the royal cuisine of Vietnam.

Hoian: Discover Hoi An ancient town and traditional villages, take part in cooking class in Cam Thanh eco village.

Ho Chi Minh city: Pay a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel, know more about history of Vietnam during American war, sightseeing Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market.

Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River, row sampan in the small canals… Take part in home cooking class with the local people.

 

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival ( Meals: Welcome dinner)

Day 2: Hanoi city tour and half-day cooking class  (Meals: B,D)

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay – Glory Legend Cruise (Meals: B, L,D)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hue ( Meals: B,L)

Day 5: Hue cooking class and street food tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 6: Hue city tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 7: Free and Easy ( Meals: B)

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An ( Meals: B)

Day 9: Hoi An cooking class and Eco tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 10: Hoi An city and handicraft traditional villages tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang international airport – Ho Chi Minh ( Meals: B)

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city tour and Cu Chi tunnel ( Meals: B,L)

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta and home cooking class ( Meals: B,L, farewell dinner)

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city – Home ( Meals: B)

Day 1: Hanoi arrival ( Meals: Welcome dinner)

You arrive Hanoi and check in hotel in Hanoi centre. You get welcome drink and check-in. Today, You are free at your leisure time. At 19.00pm: you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Night 1: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi half day city tour and cooking class ( Meals: B,D)

In the morning: Half day city tour

Our tour-guide will pick you up around 8.00am and then we visit these destinations:

Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975, the complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close in the afternoon, on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, One pillar pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Coming here, you’ll know more about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and cause.

The Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnam best scholars. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.

One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there

In the afternoon: Cooking class in Hanoi Old Quarter

15.00pm: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer you to the restaurant and take part in cooking class

- Getting to know the food is also a great way of learning about the country. Vietnamese food is healthy, simple to cook, delicious, and forms a large part of the culture. This half day tour gives you a hands-on lesson on how to shop for fresh ingredients and cook authentic Vietnamese food. Today, we do cooking class at Orchid Restaurant. You will prepare dishes under the guidance of experienced chefs at your own work station and each workshop will conclude with tasting the food you have prepared, accompanied by local beer or wine, in our comfortable dining area.

  • Ha Noi spring rolls
  • Char-grilled pork balls with vermicelli
  • Fried chicken with lemongrass and chilli
  • "che" (a kind of dessert)

Around 18.30pm: You enjoy the food you have made. After that, we finish our cooking class and return the hotel.

Night 2: Stay overnight in the hotel in Ha Noi

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay – Glory Legend Cruise (Meals: B, L,D)

 7.30 – 19.30pm: Our tour-guide will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive to Halong City. We stop at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes on the halfway

12.00-12.30pm:  Arrive our harbor,  take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge and then get on boat

13.00-13.15pm: Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island.

15.00-15.30pm Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference.

16.00-16.30pm: Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.

17.00pm: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

19.30 – 23.00pm: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner.

Evening activities include: Watching movies, enjoying music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

Night 3: Stay overnight on the boat in Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi ( Meals: B,L)

06.00 – 08.00am: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

08.00 – 11.30am: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception.

Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.

Around 15.30pm: Our driver is going to pick you up then transfer you to the airport for Hue flight

Night 4: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 5: Cooking class and street food tour in Hue  ( Meals: B,L)

In the morning: Cooking class

8.30am: Our tour-guide picks you up at your hotel and transfer you to Kangaroo Hue Restaurant then please enjoy Vietnamese coffee free and listen to the course information.
• Going to Dong Ba market to buy some raw materials for your lesson and look at the daily life of local people.
• Coming back Kangaroo Hue Restaurant.
• Starting to cook and then enjoy your products.
• Finish the lesson and any questions?
Cooking Class Menu (Hue Royal dishes)

1 . Hue Fresh Spring Roll ( nem cuộn tươi )
2 . Hue Beo steam cake ( bánh bèo )
3 . Hue Fried Pancake (Banh Khoai Hue)
4 . Hue Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bò Hue)
5 . Peanut sauce. (Nước lèo )

11.30am: Enjoy the dishes that you have made and then the tour-guide takes you back your hotel.

In the afternoon: Hue Walking Street Food Tour

14.30pm: Our tour-guide will pick you up at your hotel to local places to eat Banh Beo, Banh nam, Banh loc .Then go around to see Hue city before having Nem Lui, Banh Khoai with traditional peanut sauce. After that we are going to eat Bun Thit Nuong (Rice noddle with grilled pork and vegie). Continue to have some Che (sweet soup) with many flavors for you to try. End the tour with local coffee and relax for a while before we drop off at your hotel 

Night 5: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue city tour ( Meals: B,L)

In the morning:
8: 00- 8h15am: Our tour-guide will pick up you at your hotel and transfer to the boat station.
8: 15am: Sight seeing in Hue city
By boat:
– The dragon boat will run along the Perfume river for you to sight the view of Hue city in the morning.
– The boat landed to visit Thien Mu pagoda( The most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam and an essential part of Hue city Tour).
By car: The car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue city Tour:
+ Imperial Citadel: The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty.
+ The royal Antiques Museum: A gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty.
+ Dong Ba market: The biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvernirs can be found in Dong Ba market

In the afternoon:
– 12: 00 pm: the interesting thing in Hue city tour that you can. Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant with Hue specialty cakes: bánh Bèo, bánh khoái, nem lụi, bánh cuốn thịt heo, nem rán…
– Relax 20 minutes
– After that we’re continue to visit the Emperors Tomb, conical hat village and incense stick making village.
+  Khai Dinh tomb: The tomb of emperor Khai Dinh ( 1885-1925 ) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty.
+  Minh Mang tomb: The tomb of emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2ndh King of Nguyen dynasty.
+  Conical hat village: To see and learn how the locals make the conical hat ( non la). ( Non la- traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Hue city  women).
+  Incense stick making village: Observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incense
16:00pm – 16:30 pm: Our tour-guide takes you back your hotel.

Night 6: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 7: Free and Easy ( Meals: B)

You enjoy the breakfast in the hotel. Today, you are free at your leisure, you could walk around your hotel and discover something new in Hue city, enjoy some food of royal imperial city of Vietnam or you could buy some souvenirs for your friends or families.

Night 7: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An

You have breakfast in the hotel and check out your room. Today, out driver is going to transfer you from Hue to Hoi An. Arrive Hoi An, you check in your room and then you could discover a little Hoi An town by walking around.

Night 8: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An cooking class and Eco tour ( Meals: B,L)

Our tour-guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 am to 8:30 am by car or minivan.

Learn some Vietnamese words that can be used to communicate with local people over something at the market.

You can explore local market.

9:15am: Take round boats to cooking school at Cam Thanh fishing village. We join with the local fisherman in traditional round boats as we paddle in to coconut forest waterways to catch purple crabs , take photo

10:00am: Arrive cooking school.

We enjoy welcome drink

After that, your chef will demonstrate Vietnamese menu:

You cook by yourself

HOW TO MAKE

1/  Sweet and sour  fish sauce

2 / Steam  rice paper

3/  Fresh spring roll: (You use rice paper to make spring roll with shrim, pork, herbs.

Then you can taste with fish sauce

4/   Banana flower salad(mango or green papaya )

5/.  Crispy pancake (bánh xèo)

6/.  Beef noodle soup (  Phở Bò ) 

7/.  Grilled Aubergine with soya sauce

When your meal has been prepared you will enjoy what you cooked with steam rice

14.00pm: You arrive your hotel

Night 9: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An city and traditional village tour ( Meals: B,L)

8:30 am : Our tour-guide picks you up at your hotel and start walking to the old town area, you will visit japanese bridge, TanKy old house, assembly hall.., enjoy Hoian’s traditional dance and folk song.

10:30am: Leave old tow area and transfer to boat-station, get on boat cruise along Thu Bon  river  to traditional craft villages of: Kim Bong wooden carving village and Thanh Ha potterry village. Having soft lunch on boat.       .

13:30pm: Arrive back the dock. Our tour-guide takes you back your hotel. 

Night 10: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang international airport – Ho Chi Minh city ( Meals: B)

You enjoy your breakfast and check out your room. Today, our driver is going to pick you up and transfer you to the airport for Ho Chi Minh city flight.

Night 11: Stay overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city tour and Cu Chi tunel ( Meals: B,L)

In the morning: we start our tour around 8.00am

Leaving Saigon we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.  We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 13.00pm.

We are transfer to Pho 24 for some traditional Vietnamese noodle soup.

In the afternoon:

We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office.

Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.

Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace.

·         The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.

·         War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.

After that we drive to Ben thanh market:

·         Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.

The tour finishes at approximately 18.00pm

Night 12: Stay overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city – My Tho – Cai Be Floating Market and Home Cooking Tour – Ho Chi Minh city ( Meals: B,L, farewell dinner)

8.00am: Unique Cai Be Floating Market starts with a pick up at your hotel. We travel by road to Cai Be located approximately 90 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City.

Right after arrival Cai Be, detect the “symbol of convenience in Vietnam” – the local market. You will have an opportunity to have a precise insight of the diversity and colorful of the local everyday life. Not only that, you will involve the people here and show your bargain talent through finding and shopping the ingredients for your upcoming cooking class.

Then get involved in 2-hour motorboat adventure with your companions to discover Cai Be floating market. Have a sight of the way the locals trading fruit and other goods, buy and taste some fruits in Mekong Delta.

Then, we visit a candy workshop, to learn how to make coconut candy and try to purchase some candy before meandering with your guide for sightseeing.

Subsequently, engross yourself in the tranquility of the Mekong Delta’s small villages by riding a bicycle along the village path. Continue to visit fruit orchards and a bonsai garden guide and mingle with the villagers.

Thereafter, boat on the Mekong Delta, approach a small island and join your small group in a half-day cooking class. You’ll learn to prepare Vietnamese dishes as you discover the creativity of Vietnamese cuisine in mixing culinary art from other countries. Enjoy your own dishes with your fellow food lovers before trying to row a sampan like a real local people.

Drop off at your hotel around 17.00pm. After you return your hotel, you could take a shower or relax. At 19.30pm: you will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Night 13: Stay overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city – Home ( Meals: B)

You have breakfast in the hotel and check out your room. Today, our driver is going to transfer you to the airport and say goodbye to Vietnam. End of service!

 

*)Note:

Surcharge  30 USD / Person for 3-star package, 40 USD/person for 4-star package, 50 USD/person for 5-star package for check-in on Lunar new year, Christmas’s Eve, New year’s Eve

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Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking

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Sammy Da Lat Hotel

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HOI AN

Kiman Hotel or Similar

Superior

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