Taste of Vietnam 11 Days

Taste of Vietnam 11 Days

11 Days from $840

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Upon Your Arrival in Hanoi

Prepare to be greeted with a warm welcome as you step outside the baggage claim area. Look for your guide, who will be holding a distinctive welcome sign adorned with the ASIA TOUR ADVISOR LOGO and your name. As you begin your journey towards downtown Hanoi, your guide will provide you with a captivating introduction to this enchanting city.

Hanoi - Where Tradition Meets Refinement

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a captivating city home to seven million residents. Here, tradition harmoniously coexists with refinement, characterized by its French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, serene lakes, and the bustling Old Quarter. Hanoi's sophisticated charm beckons exploration. As you stroll along the tranquil lakeshores, you may witness locals practicing Tai Chi, while barbers and food vendors ply their trades along the picturesque sidewalks.

Full-Day Exploration of Hanoi

The capital city of Vietnam, celebrating its 1,000th anniversary in 2010, boasts a wealth of captivating cultural and historic sites that we will explore during our full-day tour.

Our itinerary includes a visit to the grand and solemn Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (please note, it can be viewed from the outside and is closed on Mondays and Fridays, as well as during October and November). We'll also pay homage to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, admire the exquisite Temple of Literature, and visit Tran Quoc Temple by the scenic West Lake. Our journey continues with a stop at the Quan Thanh Pagoda, followed by a visit to the fascinating Ethnology Museum. As we wander through the bustling Old Quarter, we'll conclude our day with the mesmerizing water puppet performance.

From Hanoi to Halong Bay

Our adventure commences with an 8:00 am pickup from your Hanoi location, as we embark on a journey through the lush Red River Delta to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. There, you'll step aboard a luxurious junk ship for an enchanting overnight cruise. As you relax on board, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking limestone karsts gracefully emerging from the sea, creating a mesmerizing seascape.

Halong Bay's charm lies in its thousands of jungle-covered islands seemingly floating on the waves of the Gulf of Tonkin. Turquoise waters swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves, crafting a timeless realm of enchantment.

As you savor the awe-inspiring vistas, we'll treat you to a delectable seafood lunch. Our journey then takes us to a traditional fishing village, where resourceful locals have ingeniously established an entire community on the decks of their boats. You'll have the opportunity to explore the mystical Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a breathtaking sunset. The day concludes with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Awaken on board to the magnificent vista of Halong Bay in the morning. You have the option to kickstart your day with a Tai Chi class on deck, surrounded by the early morning mist, or simply bask in the beauty of the scenery as the sun gracefully rises over the azure waters. The boat continues its tranquil journey, allowing you to decide when it's time to rise from your slumber.

As we make our way back to Halong City, indulge in a leisurely brunch on board. After disembarking, you'll enjoy a relaxing ride through the rural countryside back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you'll have access to a day-use room for rest and a quick shower.

At 8:00 p.m., your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the railway station for an overnight train journey to Hue.

Hue - A Royal Retreat

Upon your early morning arrival in Hue, your guide will welcome you and accompany you to a delightful breakfast venue. Your exploration of Hue begins with a visit to the ruins of the Imperial Citadel, which served as the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945.

Next, embark on a bicycle excursion through the historic Old City to Tinh Tam Lake, surrounded by the ancient gardens of emperors. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Mu Pagoda, which offers a captivating view overlooking the emerald Perfume River. Our journey concludes with an exploration of Khai Dinh's Tomb, a traditional Vietnamese temple with a distinct European influence, making it a truly unique tomb amidst Hue's ancestral ruins. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure.

Hue to Danang, En Route to Hoi An

After savoring a delicious breakfast at your hotel, prepare for pickup as we embark on a journey to Hoi An. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to stop and visit Lang Co Beach, followed by a picturesque drive through the Pass of Ocean Clouds, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and sea. Upon arriving in Hoi An, you'll check in to your hotel and have the remainder of the day free for your leisurely exploration.

Hoi An - Tra Que Village Experience

At 8:00 am, your local guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel, bicycles in tow. Together, we'll embark on a delightful journey to Tra Que Village. Begin your adventure with a leisurely stroll through the village's verdant vegetable gardens. Join in the preparation and fertilization of the land, using seaweed from a local lake. Engage in various gardening activities, from raking the soil to sowing, watering, and harvesting vegetables. Afterward, take a moment to enjoy a soothing foot bath before assisting a local family in preparing lunch.

Your lunch will feature an array of local delicacies, including 'tam huu' spring rolls and Banh xeo, a regional pancake. You'll even have the opportunity to join the chef in the cooking process. Following your morning activities and a hearty lunch, indulge in a traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and package the vegetables. Around 1:00 p.m., bid farewell to your host family and embark on a leisurely bicycle ride back to Hoi An. Once you return, you'll have the opportunity to explore the charming Hoian Old Quarter, known for its well-preserved ancient town center. This walking tour will transport you back in time to when Hoi An was a bustling trading port in Asia. Explore old shophouses, cross the iconic 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, visit a Chinese communal hall, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local market. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind on An Bang Beach.

From Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, followed by a captivating walking tour of Hoi An's ancient town center. Immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era when Hoi An thrived as a major trading port in Asia. Explore the quaint old shophouses, cross the iconic 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, pay a visit to a Chinese communal hall, and soak up the lively atmosphere of the local market.

After your exploration of Hoi An, you'll have some free time to relax on the picturesque Cua Dai Beach. Later in the day, prepare for your transfer to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy leisurely moments.

Ho Chi Minh City Discovery - Cu Chi Tunnels

Our day begins with a morning pickup as we embark on an enlightening journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a significant relic of the Vietnam-American War. Explore these mysterious tunnels, uncovering hidden doors and once-lethal traps. Following your subterranean adventure, we'll return to Ho Chi Minh City and spend the afternoon exploring either the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace, depending on your personal preference. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll through the city's colonial streets, visiting landmarks such as the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House, and City Hall.

From Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta - Ben Tre

After indulging in a hearty breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up for your journey to Ben Tre. Upon arriving at Ham Luong dock, you'll board a boat and cruise along the Ham Luong River, a tributary of the Mekong River. The gentle river breeze and the lush tropical islands dotting the landscape will instantly captivate your senses.

During your visit, you'll explore various local workplaces, witnessing remarkable examples of age-old techniques employed by local artisans. These skilled craftsmen produce items such as activated charcoal, dried coconut products, and handy coconut husk brooms. You'll also have the opportunity to observe family-run businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to craft exquisite art pieces. Enjoy a delightful cruise along village roads aboard a "Xe Lôi," a local vehicle reminiscent of a motorized rickshaw. Immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as you kayak through its natural canals. Lunch will be served at a local host's house, and afterward, you'll have time to relax before taking a car back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

Savor your last moments in Ho Chi Minh City as you enjoy some free time until your private car and driver arrive to transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

This marks the conclusion of your unforgettable Vietnam Tour with Asia Tour Advisor. Farewell, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. If the provided itinerary does not fully align with your preferences, please note that Asia Tour Advisor can arrange additional customized trips tailored to your expectations. For those eager to explore our country further, explore our Vietnam tours to discover a wider range of choices.

You’re a food-lover and you’re searching for a trip to a food paradise to enjoy all the fancy dishes of that country?

You’re in love with the Asian cuisine, especially the Vietnamese culinary culture?

Then this tour will definitely satisfy your traveling passion and your love for food as well. Participating in this tour and you will have a chance to discover not only several UNESCO World Heritages sites, including magnificent Halong Bay, historic Hoi An, and the ancient capital Hue, but also the fantastic cuisine of Vietnam which is different in each region.

This trip starts in the ancient Hanoi and ends in vibrant Ho Chi Minh city, with some highlights which can bring you memorable experiences such as:

  • Exploring the beauty and the culinary culture of 36 streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Immersing in the sophisticated charm of Hanoi, observing locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade,…
  • Falling in love with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves,… which all together creates an enchanting, timeless world in Halong Bay, trying the seafoods here
  • Visiting to the ruins of the Imperial Citadel, the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, Thien Mu Pagoda overlooking the emerald Perfume River,… and enjoying the tasty flavor of Hue specialty
  • Cruising around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, kayaking through the natural canals to get a unique experience of the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as well as the rural life in Mekong Delta,…

So, what you’re waiting for but not take a look at the itinerary of this tour to make your decision on taking a trip to Vietnam now?

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Reviewed On: Sep 10, 2023PaulVietnam Cultural TourUnited Kingdom

My wife and I just enjoyed 11 days in Vietnam. It was our first trip to Southeast Asia and we felt the need for a travel agency to help us. We were a bit apprehensive about using a travel agency from Hanoi and not from Canada. When we found Asia Tour Advisor on Trip Advisor and read excellent reviews, we decided to use them. It was a good decision.
The agent we dealt with was Hong and he prepared a great trip for us. We made many changes during the preparation phase and Hong was extremely helpful in advising us on what to do and see. His answer was quick and really helpful. We chose four-star hotels and they were all located in a central area and very comfortable.

Paul-United Kingdom

Memories and experiences to last a lifetime
Reviewed On: Aug 10, 2023AnnaMemories and experiences to last a lifetimeAustralia

Xuan, our Asia Tour Advisor planned the most spectacular two-week trip for my parents and me. We traveled in Vietnam for 11 days . Xuan provided us with a custom-planned trip and provided us with incredible travel guides and experiences. We traveled Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and ended up in Ho Chi Minh city. Every day is packed with new activities, perspectives, stories, and pure authenticity. We couldn't thank Xuan more for such an incredible special trip with my parents that I will remember for a lifetime.
Anna -Australia

Incredible holiday!
Reviewed On: Feb 15, 2023Isabella GIncredible holiday!United States

Just finished the Taste of Vietnam 11 Days tour and it was a blast! Not only did I get to see some incredible sights, but I also got to try some of the most delicious food I’ve ever had. Our tour guide was super friendly and made sure we had a great time. If you’re a foodie, this tour is right up your alley!
Isabella G United States

So friendly and easy
Reviewed On: Feb 14, 2023BarnesSo friendly and easyNew Zealand

Just finished the Taste of Vietnam 11 Days tour and it was a true feast for the senses! From the street food stalls in Hanoi to the traditional dishes in Hoi An, every meal was a delicious experience. Our tour guide was so friendly and made sure we got to try all the best dishes. If you love food and travel, this tour is a must!
Barnes New Zealand

A must-do tour
Reviewed On: Feb 09, 2023RamirezA must-do tourAustralia

Hey there! I recently went on the Taste of Vietnam 11 Days tour and it was an absolute treat! From the delicious street food in Ho Chi Minh to the local cuisine in Hanoi, every bite was a flavor explosion. Our tour guide was friendly and made sure we tried all the best dishes. If you love food, this tour is a must-do!
Ramirez Australia

Very happy
Reviewed On: Feb 08, 2023TurnerVery happyUnited Kingdom

The Taste of Vietnam 11 Days tour was a real treat for the taste buds! From the spicy dishes in Ho Chi Minh to the fresh seafood in Ha Long Bay, every meal was an adventure. Our tour guide was a great host and made sure we tried all the local specialties. If you’re a food lover, you won’t be disappointed!
Turner United Kingdom

The real treat
Reviewed On: Feb 01, 2023YoungThe real treatAustralia

The Taste of Vietnam 11 Days tour was an absolute delight! From the tasty street food in Ho Chi Minh to the sumptuous local dishes in Hanoi, every bite was a flavor explosion. Our tour guide was so friendly and made sure we had a great time trying all the local specialties. If you’re a foodie, this tour is a real treat!
Young Australia

Great experience!
Reviewed On: Jan 30, 2022NortonGreat experience!Hong Kong

I joined a tour organised by Asia Tour Advisor with my friends. It was a well organise and highly professionally run trip. All of us are very happy and impressed with the service rendered. Highly recommended.
Norton -Hongkong

Excellent tour guide
Reviewed On: Oct 17, 2019WilliamsonExcellent tour guideNew Zealand

The tour was very well organised. The drivers and guides were always on time to pick us up and everything was excellent. The hotels were good and central. Thank you for the hospitality. All we had to do was follow day by day the itinerary and leave everything to them. I recommend this tour operator.
Williamson-New Zealand

Highlights of the our trip in Vietnam
Reviewed On: Oct 02, 2019ThomasHighlights of the our trip in VietnamUnited Kingdom

What an amazing journey with Hong and his team. The trip around the island was perfect with him, he is very friendly and welcoming and he did the visit with a perfect English speaking. The cruise is the highlight composed by many activities (kayak, stop at fishermen villages, lunchs very tasty ..). Then Hong knows perfectly the history of the different islands, so he was very interesting and the landscapes were just speechless.
I highly recommand the trip and the guide
Merci Thomas

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What's Included

• 8 nights hotel accommodation
• 01 night cruise accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• 07 lunches, 08 dinners
• 02 internal flights with Vietnam airline
• Transport in air – conditioned vehicles
• Local English speaking guides
• All entrance fees as indicated as itinerary.
• Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
• Cruise in Halong Bay
• Cold water and towel during tours
• Visa Arrival to Vietnam

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