Flavors of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Can Tho

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Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 HanoiHanoi arrival - Foodie Tour Dinner
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour Breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Cruising on Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Tra Que Village Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Today, free at leisure Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - Transfer to Hue Breakfast
Day 8 Hue Sightseeing Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Hue - Fly to Saigon - Vespa Tour Breakfast
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnel Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be Floating Market Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Saigon departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi arrival - Foodie Tour

Welcome and meet our representative, transfer to hotel and get ready for your foodie adventure. On this short 1.5 KM downtown guided walk, you'll be visiting the local restos and tasting carefully handpicked dishes paired with boozie treats while listening to guide's top tales along the way. What's on the menu? Not telling. It's all part of the adventure. 


Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Hanoi city tour

Explore a local market with a key member of the Hanoi Chef Association and learn how to choose fresh ingredients for your private cooking class. After lunch visit the Temple of Literature and take a walk through the bustling Old Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Cruising on Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

After breakfast, we start a 4 hour drive through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. Stop at half way for taking a short break. Arrive at Halong City, check in and board your junk, enjoy approximately 24 hours journey in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some activities in the bay, or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery as you continue your exploration of the bay. Check-out cabin at noon & return to Hanoi. Stroll through the backstreets of the Old Quarter sampling delicious local snacks and drinking beer local-style at a ‘Bia Hoi’ establishment until tranferred to airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to Hoi An for check in. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Tra Que Village - Walking Tour

Travel to the countryside of Hoi An where you will stroll through Tra Que Organic Village, joining the farmers to learn about how they work with the land. Afterwards you will be shown traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food at local Cooking School.

Afternoon, visiting a lovely old house, still occupied by the descendants of the merchants who built it over 200 years ago, before seeing the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple, the bustling market. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Hoi An

Today, free at leisure 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An - Transfer to Hue

Drive north over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue. Stop at Marble Mountain and lang co beach for taking photos

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, spend an entire day touring the Vietnam’s former ancient capital. Start the day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City – once the Emperor's private residence. The Imperial Citadel gives you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.  Then we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. In the afternoon, continue on your tour with the visit to King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Hue - Fly to Saigon - Vespa Tour

Free day until we take an afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy the free evening on your own plan. 

Optional: Vespa Tour 

At 18:00, our guide will pick you up at hotel & join Ho Chi Minh Vespa Night Street Food Tour. First,our experienced driver on a Vintage Vespa will pick you up from your hotel then we will bring you to ourVenue, to have a welcome drink and to enjoy the panorama of Saigon from 32 floors cafe. Then we bring you around the city, to enjoy the landmarks of Saigon, to small alley where you see the real life of Saigonese. Our first stop for dinner is a local restaurant where we would like to introduce to you our local specialties like: Vietnamese Pancake, Spring Rolls...

After that we continue to our Discovery of Saigon to local Seafood restaurant, another experience for you to taste the seafood with great ambience of the local.

The trip is not done yet the fun things is still waiting for you after. We would like to bring to to the local acoustic music cafe to have some desert or drink, to enjoy some music performed by Vietnamese singers.


Our last stop before get back to the hotel will be a Bar, where you can enjoy Rock music or Jazz, now, you can say you experience the Saigon night life.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnel

Breakfast at hotel, meet our guide at 8.00 & start visiting to the most attractive places in Ho Chi Minh City including Reunification Palace - a special national relic for its historical and architectural values of Vietnam, and the War Remnants Museum. Next, we will explore a little bit about Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – the French building in Ho Chi Minh City.

Have a lunch at local restaurant before leaving the city for a tour to Cu Chi Tunnels - a man-made maze with the length of almost 250 kilometers. Also, the tunnels were used to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters in the long period of war. If you are interested in, you can go into the tunnels to discover the harsh living conditions of those whose were used to live there. 

After that, taste the typical boiled tapioca and hot tea before you come back to Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be Floating Market

After breakfast our guide and driver will pick you up at 8.00AM to visit one of the must visited regions of the Mekong delta, we visit Cai be floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served at a local house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends in Vinh Long. Getting on bus and drive to Can tho for check in hotel. Overnight in Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Cruising along the small picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities along the Mekong canals, visit a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay and transfer back hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

Saigon departure

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Saigon airport to board your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes


  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide [Other languages are available as well]
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers / Transportation
  • Daily bottle water on coach
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Entrance fee


  • Visa
  • International or Domestic flights
  • Tips or anything not mentioned in the itinerary


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Palm Garden Resort


Serene Palace Hotel

Eldora Hotel

La Residence Hue

Ho Chi Minh

GK Central Hotel

Grand Silverland Hotel

Rex Hotel


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