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Vietnam Flavors Experience 11 Days

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Vietnam Flavors Experience 11 Days
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During your 11 days tour, you will be participate in Vietnamese cooking classes in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh to learn about Vietnam culinary, interact with local sellers to see and taste the wonderful variety of foods on display in Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh, visit Cu Chi Tunnels to know more about Vietnam history. Explore Ha Long Bay - the famous World Heritage Site. Relax on Phu Quoc Beach - the biggest and largest island in Vietnam. 
Code: VN12
Duraton: 11 days
Departure From: Ha Noi
Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide and transfer directly to hotel in Hanoi.
Check in time will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.
Day 2: Ha Noi City By Motorbike (B/L)
Guides meet you up at hotel to explore Hanoi. You will have chance to visit parts of Hanoi that you would be inaccessible by car and hard to find by walking. Let's experience fabulous tastes and sights and enjoy the streets of Hanoi like a local with motobikes.
1. Café Trứng (Egg Coffee) at Café Giảng on Yen Phu St.
It sounds a bit weird but the taste is amazing. Even if you are not a coffee-lover, it is still worth trying this creative mixing of coffee by Vietnamese people. While you enjoy your drink, we will talk about the day’s itinerary and destinations.
2. Long Bien Bridge/ Chuong Duong Bridge
Long Bien Bridge was the longest bridge in Asia when it was built from 1899 to 1902. Known as the oldest bridge in Hanoi that is still living and sharing the daily life with Hanoians silently. At this stop, while you can take some time to enjoy the view and take pictures, our tour guide will also introduce the history of the bridge as well as details about the life of locals from 2 sides of it.
After that, we will pass through the famous Chuong Duong Bridge - the four-lane, steel span bridge’s claim to fame is that it was the first sizeable bridge designed and built by Vietnamese workers, with no international assistance.
3. Nha Hat Lon (Hanoi Opera House)
Hanoi Opera House is a project built by the French government in the early years of the 20th century. While you’re enjoying the very famous Trang Tien’s Ice cream, we’ll tell you all about its unique structure with the outstanding values in terms of history, culture, architecture and art.
4. Ho Guom (Hoàn Kiếm Lake)
Located in the centre of Hanoi‘s historic district, Hoan Kiem Lake is a lovely, peaceful place with a fascinating history. In 1428, legend has it that Emperor Le Loi obtained a magical sword from the Dragon King to fight against Chinese oppressors. At this stop, we will have a chance to see “Ly Thai To Monument”. This is a cultural and architectural work which aims to honour King Ly Thai To (974 – 1028). He is the first king who found Capital Citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi today).
5. Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph's Cathedral)
Next stop, Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style, which was built about 120 years ago. Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.
6. Hoa Lo Prison
Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. The French called it Maison Central, a generic name for a colonial prison. Whatever its name, the notorious prison housed a century of torture within its walls.
7. Ho Tay (West Lake)
West Lake is known as Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a huge body of water – it has a circumference of 17km – and there are plenty of historic places of interest, five-star hotels, stylish restaurants, cafes, and nightlife venues that are worth exploring along the shoreline.
The West Lake is bordered by several significant pagodas. Vietnam’s oldest pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, was built in the 6th century and is located on an island in the middle of the West Lake.
8. Huu Tiep Lake and The B52
We will then have a quick visit to the B52 plane crash site. This is a remarkable victory of Vietnam soldiers during the Vietnam war. You will also get to visit a local market nearby to see daily activities of the Hanoians.
9. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
o Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi. While you can take some time to see the attraction from outside and take pictures, our tour guide will fill you in with more stories about our Uncle Ho & the historical information.
10. Lunch at Old Street
The last stop to enjoy some delicious local Vietnamese food after a whole trip. After that, our driver will drop you off at your hotel in the old quarter.
Note: The above itinerary is subject to change, based on the day’s weather and traffic conditions.
Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”.
Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/L)
You might start your 2nd day in Halong with an early tai-chi class, or simply wake up and witness the amazing sunrise on the bay. After breakfast, cruise take you to explore the most stunning caves in Halong.
The early lunch will be served on the way getting back to the main dock for transferring to Hanoi airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival Danang airport, warmly welcome and transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check in and overnight.
Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class And Walking City Tour Full Day (B/L)
In the morning, We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at meeting point name Hai Scout Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An’s colourful main market, and experience its amazing sights, sounds and aromas. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers, to see and taste the wonderful variety of foods on display.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking
School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s best-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves.
Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.
*Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingredients.
1. Making fresh Rice paper
2. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp
3. Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs & a Peanut Sauce
4. Seafood Salad with mixed Vietnamese Herbs served in Half a Pineapple
5. Mi Quang Chicken Noodles
6. Food Decoration – Tomato Rose & Vietnamese Cucumber Hand Fan
* Lunch includes the above meals as well as:
Steamed Ocean Fish on a bed of Freshly Chopped Vegetables (not included in the demonstration)
Finish at approximately 12.30pm – transfer back to central Hoi An arriving approximately 1.00pm
In the afternoon,continue to half-day excursion is simply walking. We will wander along old streets, cross several old houses; see how daily lives of local people are, and witness how historical elements of the town merging with modernity. We will also visit some of the ancient monuments from other nations, like the Japanese Covered Bridge or Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. And after some walking, a cold glass of traditional herbal drink from a street-side shop is the best way to refresh, and enjoy the true taste of Hoi An on your tongue.
If we have enough time, we will also pass by a handicraft store, at which you could directly see the creation of most notable souvenirs in town, and take some of them back to your hometown.
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Sai Gon (B)
After having breakfast, our transportation will transfer you to Hue airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
After about 1.5 hours flight time, you will reach Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, at which our driver is waiting to bring you to hotels in the city centre. Check-in hotel and free to explore the city on your own (or simply having a nap).
Day 7: Full Day Cooking Class With Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
We will start Ho Chi Minh City at 7:30am to HCM Agricultural Villages 8:30am:
  • Visiting HCM Agricultural Villages from 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Visiting Cow areas
  • Visiting Buffalo Areas
  • Visiting Rice Fields
  • Visiting Fish, prawn, chicken, duck areas
  • Visiting Big Herbs, Spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms areas
  • Challenges on the Garden Become real Vietnamese Farmer on Vietnamese Traditional Hat and Pick up a lot of Herbs, spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms on The Garden
Cooking Challenges 10:00am -1:30pm:
  • Hands on cooking class with three dishes and 1 dessert and enjoy what they have don
  • Enjoy Great Healthy Cooking Tips
  • Congratulation with nice certificate, recipes, souvenirs
  • Collect email and Update nice healthy recipes monthly
Visit Cho Lon Market, China Town 1:30pm -3:00pm:
  • Cholon Market is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants
  • Discover Great Temple
Visit the War Remnants Museum 3:00pm -4:30pm:
  • The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled ‘Requiem’ which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office 4:30pm -5:15pm:
  •  Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office
Back in Your Hotel around 5:30pm.
Enjoyed Great Unique about Vietnamese Cuisine, Agriculture, History, culture and Vietanamese Lifestyle.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc (B)
Free at leisure until driver take you to airport for flight to Phu Quoc. U[on arrival Phu Quoc airport, welcome and transfer to resort for check in and overnight.
Day 9: Phu Quoc Free Day (B)
Today you have free day for leisure activiites on your own by a lot of available activiites like swimming, walking, snorkerlling...
Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc.
Day 10: Phu Quoc Free Day (B)
Today you have more a free day for leisure activities on your own by a lot of available activities like swimming, walking, snorkerlling...
Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc.
Day 11: Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Enjoy your lazy last morning in Phu Quoc, and have breakfast at hotel's restaurant. You are free until our transfer comes, and you are transported to airport for your flight back to Ho Chi Minh. Our tour end at Ho Chi Minh airport.
We hope to see you on your other vacation in Vietnam.
Price & Inclusion
Description Small Group Private Tour
Superior Class (3*) $1138 $1198
First Class (4*) $1294 $1344
Luxury Class (5*) $1632 $1686

  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing.
  • Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request.
Price Includes:
  • Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at hotel.
  • All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the program.
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • 4 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh- Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc- Ho Chi Minh.
Price Exlcudes:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals
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