Vietnamese Cultural Odyssey: A 10-Day Journey

Vietnamese Cultural Odyssey: A 10-Day Journey

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Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi! As you step off the plane at Noi Bai International Airport, a warm and friendly reception awaits you. Look for our guide in the baggage claim area; they'll be holding a sign adorned with the distinctive Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. Your comfort is our utmost priority, and during your transfer to your hotel, we'll provide you with an engaging introduction to this enchanting city. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and soak up the local atmosphere.

Hanoi is a culinary paradise, boasting an array of exceptional dining establishments offering French, Vietnamese, and international cuisines. Don't hesitate to seek recommendations from your guide for personalized restaurant experiences.

Hanoi, Vietnam's captivating capital, is home to seven million people and exudes an air of tradition and refinement. With its French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, serene lakes, and the bustling Old Quarter, the city seamlessly blends the past with the present. Take a moment to witness locals practicing Tai Chi by the tranquil lakeside, while barbers and street food vendors ply their trade on lively sidewalks.

Hanoi Sightseeing

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." You'll also experience the delicate beauty of the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple, and Quan Thanh Pagoda.

Following a delicious lunch, you'll venture to the Temple of Literature, a treasure trove of ancient Vietnamese relics. 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. Your day culminates with a unique water puppet show, showcasing the cultural richness of northern Vietnam.

Hanoi - Ninh Binh

Begin your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. We'll depart from Hanoi to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, where you'll be treated to captivating rural scenery along the way. On arrival in Ninh Binh province, your guide will escort you to the historical city of Hoa Lu. Here, you'll explore the temples dedicated to Dinh and Le kings, learning about their heroic tales from the 10th century during the Chinese Wars.

For those feeling adventurous and fit, there's an option to embark on a half-hour trek up one of the nearby limestone karst hills, providing a rewarding panoramic view. Afterward, we'll journey to Tam Coc, located about 10 kilometers from Hoa Lu, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Following lunch, you'll experience the enchanting Tam Coc by boarding a bamboo boat rowed by local experts along the Hoang Long River. Explore the mystical "Three Caves," which provide a refreshing break from the sun. The journey takes approximately two hours, offering glimpses of local fishermen, riverside village life, and the iconic limestone karst formations.

For the more adventurous, you can climb to Bich Dong Pagoda, nestled on Ngu Nhac Mountain and dating back to 1428. Comprising three structures (Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas), the pagoda's ascent offers breathtaking views. Return by sampan to Tam Coc town before heading back to Hanoi, where you'll arrive in the late afternoon.

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Our journey embarks from Hanoi at 8:0 AM, 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. Here, you'll embark on a luxurious junk ship 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.

Indulge in a sumptuous seafood lunch as you savor the awe-inspiring views, with a refreshing drink in hand. Our next stop will be a traditional fishing village, where resourceful locals have transformed their boats into an entire floating community. Following this, you'll have the opportunity to explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for an evening of cocktails, canapés, and a magnificent sunset. The day culminates in a romantic candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay- Danang - Hoi An

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 Danang.

Upon arrival in Danang, your tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An—a destination that seamlessly blends old-world charm with pristine beaches and luxurious resorts.

Hoi An, a former prosperous port city from the 16th to 19th centuries, was a hub for trade with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Europe who came to purchase silk, spices, and porcelain. The UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter of Hoi An remains beautifully preserved, with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses, and old tile-roofed shops.


Hoi An Tour - Tra Que Village

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before embarking on an exciting adventure. Your local guide will lead you on a bicycle ride to Tra Que Village, located just 10 kilometers away. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the daily activities of local farmers.

Continue your bicycle journey along the De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharf. From there, board a boat to Cua Dai Sand Dune, where you'll enjoy a captivating casting net show and learn the art of casting a net from a local fisherman. Continue to Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village, where you'll receive a brief introduction to its history.

Embark on a basket boat adventure along the water coconut river, with fishermen teaching you how to catch crabs (two passengers per boat). Engage in a friendly competition as the group is divided into two teams for a thrilling basket boat race and crab-catching challenge, with a delightful prize awaiting the winners.

At 12:20 PM, board a boat and enjoy a folk songs show by local performers. Then, at 12:30 PM, savor special local delicacies, including pancakes, Tam Huu spring rolls, fried fish, and more. After lunch, learn to craft amusing tools from water coconut leaves.

At 2:00 PM, continue to the ancient town of Hoi An, where you'll experience the daily life of fishermen along the Thu Bon River. A walking tour of Hoi An's well-preserved ancient town center will transport you back in time to when it was a major trading port in Asia. Explore old shophouses, the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall, and the vibrant market. Conclude your day with free time to relax on Cua Dai Beach.

Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast, savoring the flavors and tranquility of your Hoian surroundings. As the morning sun bathes this charming town, our team will arrive to accompany you on your journey to Danang, where you'll catch a flight to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival, we'll whisk you away to your hotel, providing you with the evening to immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Saigon.

Saigon, a city that never sleeps, presents an abundance of culinary delights and entertainment options. Whether you're enticed by the sizzle of street food vendors or the sophistication of a rooftop bar at the historic Rex Hotel, Saigon caters to all tastes. Feel free to consult your guide for personalized recommendations tailored to your interests.

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, we'll pick you up for a riveting excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a poignant relic of the Vietnam-American War. Delve into the mysteries of these underground passages, uncover hidden entrances, and learn about the ingenious traps that once protected them. After a satisfying lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City and devote your afternoon to exploring either the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, based on your preferences. As evening descends upon the city, take a leisurely stroll along colonial streets, visiting iconic landmarks such as the historic Old Saigon Post Office, the bustling Dong Khoi Street, the elegant Continental Hotel, the grand Opera House, and the majestic City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Meet with your guide and embark on a scenic journey through the green rice fields of the Mekong Delta towards Ben Tre and the market town of My Tho. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Vinh Trang, a beautiful garden temple, flanked by giant statues of the Buddha, that has been open for visitations and prayer since the 19th century. Afterward, take a leisurely sampan ride along the winding Mekong River. Admire fishing villages along the riverbank as you pass each of Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, and Unicorn Islands, stopping at the latter for a tour of the its orchid gardens and fruit plantations.

Moving onward through the Thoi Son canal, you’ll see buzzing honey farms and be able to see a coconut candy workshop in action and try an assortment of local dishes from a Mekong Delta kitchen. Next, cycle through picturesque Tan Thach, the birthplace of the infamous Coconut Monk, and meet with the villagers to get a whiff of local life in the Mekong Delta, or simply relax in a hammock and enjoy the cool breeze.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City after a lively day of sensational sights and culinary experiences.

Ho Chi Minh City Departure

You have the morning free to relax and explore at your own pace. Later, your private car will arrive to transfer you to the airport for your departing flight. This concludes our Flavor of Vietnam tour with Asia Tour Advisor. We extend our heartfelt thanks for joining us on this remarkable journey through the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to welcome you back soon. If you're interested in exploring more of our beautiful country, consider our Vietnam tour for a variety of additional options and experiences.


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Excellent Value and Service
Reviewed On: Nov 13, 2023LouiseExcellent Value and ServiceAustralia

I just want to express my gratitude to Asia Tour Advisor for our superb holiday to Vietnam . We wanted to get the most out of our trip without the hassle of any unforseen problems and as this was our first time to this part of Asia we decided to arrange our own bespoke itinerary, using a local tour company that was already endorsed by good reviews. Your agent Mr Hong did an excellent job for us and was always at the other end of the phone/WhattsApp/email to ensure that all our internal flights, pick-ups with guides and drivers, hotels and food worked out brilliantly and fitted together seamlessly. I highly recommend this company - it might not be the cheapest that you can find but it provides excellent value for the excellent service that you get.  

Best tour service I’ve ever used
Reviewed On: Nov 13, 2023ChewBest tour service I’ve ever usedSingapore

When we were planning our trip to Vietnam ,a friend recommended that we use Asia Tour Advisors to help plan our trip. Working through email and WhatsApp with Mr Hong made planning the trip both easy and exactly what we wanted. The company was both knowledgeable and flexible. For example, I had pre-booked a lot of the hotels with miles and the dates couldn’t be changed...they worked with us on this without issue or problem. Hong made great suggestions and listened to our concerns when planning the trip. He was happy to help us with “free days,” too and didn’t push us to do more activities (letting us explore on our own).

We used them for our Ha Long bay tours, tours of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chinh Minh City. At each location, local guides and drivers met us, got us where we needed to be, and provided excellent tours. They were also flexible. As an example, when our Vietnam guides discovered that we at market and street food, they adjusted our tours and helped us eat at some of the darndest places (they also know where to take you if you aren’t that adventurous).
The service at this level, when you need it most, has endeared me to Hong and this company and if I could give a sixth star, I surely would.

Excellent Service – Best of the Best
Reviewed On: Nov 10, 2023DavidExcellent Service – Best of the Best United Kingdom

We did a whole booking out of UK with Ms Xuan incl. Hanoi, Ha Long Bay Cruise, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city and Mekong Delta. Everything was taken care of perfectly and the communication hat extremely short response times from UK as well as within Vietnam. Thanks for the great service!
David-United Kingdom

Trip through vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 09, 2023LowTrip through vietnamSingapore

This year we visited vietnam for 10 Days. Planning our tour my fiance discovered Asia Tour Advisor. He already booked hotels but the travel agent Mr Hong offered to arrange the further trip for us. Hongorganized nearly everthing for us. He arranged the pickups at the airports and to the hotels. He employed the tourguides for the daily tours from our hotels to the hotspots of vietnam. Hong took care of us the whole 10 Days. Whenever we had a question he was just a whatsapp away. He also informed us when and where we will get picked up.
To sum it up we never had to take care for anything. We could relay on Mr Hong 100%
Low – Singapore

Excellent Value and Service
Reviewed On: Nov 09, 2023LouiseExcellent Value and ServiceAustralia

I just want to express my gratitude to Asia Tour Advisor for our superb holiday to Vietnam . We wanted to get the most out of our trip without the hassle of any unforseen problems and as this was our first time to this part of Asia we decided to arrange our own bespoke itinerary, using a local tour company that was already endorsed by good reviews. Your agent Mr Hong did an excellent job for us and was always at the other end of the phone/WhattsApp/email to ensure that all our internal flights, pick-ups with guides and drivers, hotels and food worked out brilliantly and fitted together seamlessly. I highly recommend this company - it might not be the cheapest that you can find but it provides excellent value for the excellent service that you get.
Louise – Australia

10 Days in Vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 08, 2023Richard10 Days in VietnamCanada

While planning our holiday which we wanted to spend in Vietnam we stumbled upon Asia Tour Advisor. At first we just wanted to book a small tour there from Hanoi to Halong bay as we already had booked hotels for the rest of our vacation. But Xuan, our travel agent at Asia Tour Advisor, asked if she should make us an offer for our whole trip. Because she seemed to be very competent we said yes. It was no problem to keep our hotel reservations, Xuan planned everything around it. You can choose really individually, the trip is custom-made to your wishes and your budget.
Arriving in Vietnam, everything worked out really fine. The pickups at the airports and hotels, everything went like clockwork.. Also Xuan was there for us the whole time. Whenever we had a question we could reach her via whatsapp.
The tour guides were really nice and the trips very interesting. We had a mixture of private tours and group tours (as we wanted) and we learned a lot about the country. At each destination we also could enjoy traditional food.
At first it was very strange to be cared for so much, but as the country is so different from ours, we were happy we didn't have to find everything on our own and could just relax.
So we can definitively recommend Asia Tour Advisor and we thank Xuan for a great holiday.

Great trip to Vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 05, 2023MerryGreat trip to VietnamAustralia

We booked our 10 day trip from north to south in Vietnam through Mr Hong from Asia Tour Advisor, Hanoi. All communication went through WhatsApp either as SMS or by telephone with always quick reps from Hong. We traveled Hanoi, Ninh Binh ,Ha Long, Hoi An, Saigon and Mekong Delta. Asia Tour Advisor had booked hotels, domestic flights, transportation and English-language guides at each destination. Everything went smoothly. The drivers were always ready when we got out of the airport and the guides were always on time. It was super relaxing to travel that way when everything was arranged from home where together with Mr Hong we had decided what we wanted to see and how we wanted to travel. We highly recommend Hong and Asia Tour Advisor as a tour operator in Vietnam.

Merry -Australia

Amazing Travel Experiences In Vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 03, 2023DeanAmazing Travel Experiences In VietnamUnited Kingdom

Found the Asia Tour Advisor on net. Decided to use their services after gone through some of the reviews. Ms. Xuan contacted me via whatsapp after I sent it my request. We communicated by whatsapp texts and phone calls until we had everything confirmed. Our tour covered 10 days 9 nights for Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city 
From the moment we stepped out from the arrival hall until we bid goodbye, from transportation, meals and tours that had arranged for us were just perfect. We spent a most memorable times together.

Dean -United Kingdom

10 days in Vietnam with "Guardian Angel"
Reviewed On: Nov 02, 2023Shankara10 days in Vietnam with "Guardian Angel"United States

Started planning our 10 Days in Vietnam with Ms. Tham. Always friendly, quick answers, good recommendations for our trip. When arrived in Vietnam, we stayed in contact with Ms. Tham, which gave us a good feeling, knowing a "guardian angel" to help us.
Shankara -United States

Hassle free tour?
Reviewed On: Feb 11, 2023HelenHassle free tour?Singapore

Looking for a hassle free travel trip? I highly recommend Asia Tour Advisor. Just got back from a 10 days trip to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Mekong Delta River. It was one of the best adventures ever!
Hong, my travel planner was responsive and provided good suggestions and ideas to meet my travel objectives. Within days, he has the travel plan ready and on the same day, we finalised it!
With such efficiency, I can't help but feel good about the trip and so looking forward to the holiday. True to the core, the trip was absolutely fantastic and hassle free. The logistic arrangement, transport transfer, homestay, cruise, local guides and many other big and small details were all taken care of by Hong! I literally just show up in person to enjoy the holidays!
What's more impressive was at each location, Hong will check back with me to ensure everything is fine, even on her weekend off.
This trip was such a wonderful experience and it was made possible only because of the excellent service and ideas provided by Mr Hong. Truly and certainly deserving a 6 stars rating.
Thank you for making my Vietnam trip a memorable one!

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  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Domestic flights: Hanoi – Danang; Danang – Ho Chi Minh 
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Cold water and towel during tours

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