Taste of Vietnam 11 Days

Taste of Vietnam 11 Days

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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

It is unmissable in terms of its pretty pagodas, ancient temples, enchanting French colonial quarter and cultural institutions. Just as fun, however, is darting down its winding lanes and discovering your own favourite hidden corners.

After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, our local tour guide will pick you up to embark on an exploration of Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi. With over a thousand years of history, this city is rich with captivating cultural and historical sites. Your itinerary includes visits to the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, home to the preserved body of "Uncle Ho."  and his House on Stilts to observe how he lived and how his life unfolded to become one of modern history’s greatest names. 

You'll also experience the delicate beauty of the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple are a spiritual and cultural symbol of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. With special features in its structure along with historical values, the temple will surely be a real eye-opener for tourists.

After lunch, continue to visit the millennia-old Temple of Literature and explore its role in the country’s past, as both a university and a Confucius temple. Next is Hoa Lo , a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War.

To cap off your day, enjoy a one-hour cyclo tour through the bustling and lively Old Quarter, immersing yourself in the vibrant marketplace atmosphere.  Sample delicious dishes like Nom Du Du (green papaya salad), Banh Mi Pa Te (a sandwich that reflects Vietnam’s culinary heritage)

From Hanoi to Halong Bay

Our journey embarks from Hanoi where we'll pick you up for a scenic drive through the verdant landscapes of the Red River Delta. Our destination: the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay. Here, you'll embark on a luxurious cruise for an enchanting overnight cruise.

As you relax on board, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking limestone karsts that majestically emerge from the azure waters, surrounded by thousands of jungle-clad islands seemingly suspended on the gentle waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin conceal hidden grottoes and ancient caves, creating a timeless and mesmerizing world.

Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch with breathtaking views and a refreshing drink. Our next destination is a charming fishing village, where locals have ingeniously turned their boats into a floating community. Meet fishermen, explore a stunning lagoon by kayak or rowboat, and unwind on deck as the sun sets. Spend a delightful overnight stay on board!

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Kickstart your day with Tai Chi on the top deck or savor the sunrise over the bay. Sip on morning coffee or tea before setting out to explore nearby islands via rowboat.

Upon returning to the junk, witness a fruit carving demonstration and participate in a cooking class, learning to create traditional Vietnamese cuisine from scratch. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch on board as you cruise back to Halong City. Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting at the dock to take you to Noi Bai Airport for your short flight to Hue.

Upon arrival in Hue, your tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel

Hue is one of the most charming towns in the Central Vietnam and has a long and illustrious history as it used to be one of the main royal capitals of the country

Hue - A Royal Retreat

Today you will explore the royal city of Hue once served as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from the 17th to the 19th century. With splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the citadel, the city retains its royal charm.

After breakfast, you are picked up by your private guide and driver and begin your day with a visit to the atmospheric Imperial Citadel, a large complex that contains the remains of the former Imperial Palace and Forbidden Purple City, where the emperors and his family once lived. The two-hour walking tour allows you to see the magnificent architecture and gardens as your guide explains the events and the intrigue of the former royal court.

From the Imperial City, your guide will take you to visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda – Hue’s most famous religious site with its origins dating back to 1601. Here you will explore the pagoda’s landscaped gardens, the seven-tiered octagonal tower, and watch the monks chanting.

Hue is famous for its Royal cuisine. The Nguyen Emperors’ banquets were legendary. Some feats were said to have included 300 rare dishes served in more than a thousand bowls. Today your guide will take you to the fine-dining Ancient Hue restaurant where you will be served a royal lunch. This old fashioned style meal which brings a boutique and unique experience.

After lunch, you will explore the tomb of the longest-reigned Emperor Tu Duc, located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds, inspired by the Chinese Confucianism, harmonious design of balance and symmetry for the emperor’s resting place.

Continue to visit the tomb of King Khai Dinh, designed in traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue.


Hue to Danang, En Route to Hoi An

After breakfast and check out of your hotel, meet your private guide and driver for a three-hour drive to Hoi An via the stunningly Hai Van Pass. Also known as the “Cloudy Pass,” this winding mountain road overlooks the lush countryside, sandy beaches, the blue waters of the South China Sea, and the coastal city of Da Nang.

En route, you will pause in Danang to visit the Marble Mountain with its beautiful caves of worship and the Museum of Cham Sculpture’s collection of artifacts dating back to the seventh century.

Upon arriving in Hoi An, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the afternoon to unwind on the sandy shores of Cua Dai Beach.

Hoi An thrived as a bustling port city from the 16th to the 19th century, conducting trade with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Europe. 

Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter of Hoi An preserves the city's past with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses, and historic tile-roofed shops. These have been transformed into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars, and cafes. 

Hoi An is renowned for its architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and European styles, offering a rich cultural tapestry. Surrounding the city are scenic countryside landscapes with traditional farming and fishing, as well as sandy beaches featuring modern seaside resorts.

A Day to Discover Hoi An

Discover the vibrant tapestry of Vietnamese daily life and rural heritage on this distinctive Hoi An excursion. 

Begin your day with a morning market tour, sourcing fresh ingredients for your upcoming cooking class. Accompanied by your guide and driver, you'll embark on a journey to the bustling Hoi An local market, where a myriad of sights, sounds, and aromas await. Take a leisurely stroll through the market's vibrant aisles, engaging with local vendors and selecting the finest produce for your culinary adventure.

Following the market escapade, head to Cam Thanh village, making a pitstop at the enchanting Bay Mau Water Palm forest. Enjoy a brief riverside walk in this quaint fishing hamlet, then hop onto a traditional Coracle bamboo boat for a scenic cruise along a charming canal with local fishermen. 

Continue to Tra Que herbs and vegetables village, where a farmer's family awaits. Don traditional farmer attire, explore the nearby farming land with authentic tools, and engage in a cooking class at a local home. Relish the experience of preparing and enjoying your own meal, culminating in a soothing foot soak with local herbs and a foot massage.

Cap off the day with an afternoon exploration of Hoi An's UNESCO-recognized ancient town. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Japanese Bridge, a Sino-Vietnamese merchant house, a Chinese Temple, Hoian Central Market, and the Culture Museum. Conclude this splendid day trip back at your hotel.

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

After enjoying your breakfast, your private guide will meet you and accompany you on a drive to Cu Chi, a quaint community located 60km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is renowned for its extensive network of tunnels, which served as a strategic hideout and infiltration route for the Viet Cong during the latter stages of the Vietnam War.

Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to watch a brief introductory video from the era before delving into the tunnels themselves, widely recognized as one of the world's most significant battlegrounds. This hidden labyrinth of Viet Cong tunnels spans "hundreds of miles" in total length, featuring living quarters, storage facilities, makeshift hospitals, kitchens, and more. While some sections of the tunnels remain narrow as originally constructed, others have been widened to accommodate tourists like yourself, offering you the chance to explore a portion of this remarkable system.

Following your exploration of the Cu Chi Tunnels, you'll be transferred back to the city, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Local restaurant.

As the afternoon unfolds, you'll embark on a journey to discover some of Ho Chi Minh City's most iconic landmarks.

Your itinerary may include a visit to the Independence Palace  or the War Remnants Museum, providing you with a profound and sobering insight into Vietnam's tumultuous military history.

Next, you'll explore the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon and Ben Thanh Market , where vendors display an array of goods and handicrafts, offering you a deeper understanding of local life.

Afterward, you'll return to your hotel. With some time left in the day, you're free to relax and unwind, or perhaps venture out to experience the vibrant nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City.

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

Ben Tre is one the best area of the Mekong Delta that seems to retain the feeling of being a complete backwater, to fascinatingly invite tourists to the untouched and natural landscapes to discover its rustic local life, beautiful canals and traditional activities

After breakfast, your private guide and driver will take you out of Ho Chi Minh City in a private vehicle and onto some beautiful country roads to Ben Tre Town in the Mekong Delta, famous for its vast rice fields, numerous waterways, and beautiful landscapes. Known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, this region produces most of Vietnam’s fruit, rice, sugar cane, and coconuts.

After the two-hour drive through the lush farming land, you will arrive in Ben Tre where you will set out on a motorized boat trip on narrow channels winding through the coconut forest. During the boat ride, you will stop at the local cottage industries to see how the local people make bricks and weave sleeping mats by hand. Learn about their craft handed down through generations.

Take a leisure walk along the village lanes, visiting the local homes to try fresh fruits, taste delicious honey tea while enjoying a local Tai Tu music show. Continue to visit another workshop where the local delicacy of coconut candy is produced and a wide range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted.

Next, take a small sampan through palm-fringed back canals, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by an immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of Ho Chi Minh City which seems far, far away.

Enjoy sitting in the back a Motor Cart (xe lôi) passing local hamlets, rice fields, coconut groves, and lush orchard farms while meeting with local people.

After finishing your sightseeing tour your guide will take you to a riverside restaurant for lunch with local specialties then return to the pier and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

This evening you will be free to visit the night market to discover the authentic local cuisine .Overnight in 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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A Tasty Exploration
Reviewed On: Apr 30, 2024ChristopherNew Zealand

Prepare to be amazed by the hidden treasures of Vietnamese cuisine! This tour takes you on a delectable journey, introducing you to the secrets behind iconic dishes like the fragrant bun bo Hue and the refreshing goi cuon. Get ready to indulge in a symphony of flavors!

Christopher-New Zealand

Vietnamese Street Food Delights
Reviewed On: Apr 28, 2024OliviaUnited States

Get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey through Vietnam's vibrant street food scene. From slurping steaming bowls of pho on the sidewalks of Hanoi to devouring crispy banh mi sandwiches in the bustling markets of Ho Chi Minh City, this tour is a food lover's paradise.


A Food Lover's Dream
Reviewed On: Apr 17, 2024JohnAustralia

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized! This tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the heart of Vietnamese cuisine. The variety of dishes we tried, from the delicate fresh spring rolls to the fiery bun bo Hue, showcased the incredible diversity of flavors in Vietnam.


Journey for the Senses
Reviewed On: Apr 09, 2024JoshuaUnited Kingdom

Embark on a sensory adventure through Vietnam's vibrant food culture. From the aromatic lemongrass-infused soups in Hoi An to the zesty flavors of the bahn mi in Ho Chi Minh City, this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Vietnamese cuisine.


A Food Lover's Paradise
Reviewed On: Apr 02, 2024MarkUnited States

If you're a self-proclaimed foodie, this tour is an absolute must-do. From exploring bustling food markets to learning the art of making traditional Vietnamese dishes, you'll get a true taste of Vietnam's culinary heritage. Don't miss out on the heavenly street food in Saigon!


Vietnamese Gastronomic
Reviewed On: Mar 26, 2024BenjaminUnited Kingdom

Prepare to be blown away by the explosion of flavors on this tour! The local guides take you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems where you can sample authentic dishes like the iconic pho bo and the delectable ca kho to. Your taste buds will thank you!


Foodie's Wish
Reviewed On: Mar 19, 2024MichaelAustralia

Calling all food enthusiasts! The Taste of Vietnam tour is a dream come true. From sipping egg coffee in Hanoi's hidden cafes to mastering the art of rolling fresh spring rolls in Hoi An, this trip offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Vietnamese food scene.


A Fest of Flavors
Reviewed On: Mar 13, 2024EmmaUnited Kingdom

Prepare your taste buds for an adventure! This tour takes you on a whirlwind journey through Vietnam's culinary wonders. Be it the fragrant herbs in the traditional cao lau or the rich coconut-infused curries of the Mekong Delta, you'll experience a symphony of flavors like never before.


Delicious Journey
Reviewed On: Mar 10, 2024VictoriaAustralia

Embarking on this tour felt like stepping into a secret world of Vietnamese gastronomy. Each dish we tried, from the crispy banh xeo to the mouthwatering bun cha, left us craving for more. Prepare to be amazed by the diverse flavors and unique ingredients!

Victoria -Australia

A Culinary Adventure Like No Other
Reviewed On: Mar 05, 2024BrandonNew Zealand

This tour was an absolute feast for the senses! From savoring the delicate flavors of pho in Hanoi to indulging in the spicy delights of Hue's street food, every meal was a delightful surprise. Highly recommended for foodies!

Brandon -New Zealand

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• 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
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