Real Taste of Vietnam 12 days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta

Connecting travelers with locals through Food and Experiences. The market place for unique travel experiences with real locals. From the historic and hectic Hanoi to the easygoing coastal town of Hoi An and the bustling hub of Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as it is locally known), the binding rivets of Vietnam’s regions is in the love of food. Experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, spend time cooking with some of the country’s top food experts and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Adventure.

Highlights

  • Tour around Hanoi by scooter and drink at a "Bia Hoi" (Beer) restaurant and "party" it up Vietnamese style! Dzo! Dzo! Dzo! Enjoy cooking demonstration with Chef to discover the Vietnamese cuisine while cruising on Halong bay.
  • In the Central of Vietnam, you will pass by “best coastal way” Hai Van Pass, visit the Imperial Citadel which was recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO, enjoy original and distinctive taste of Hue food which reflects the values of culture, history, traditional custom, and culinary art - with a cyclo tour. Eat like a LOCAL - try the food of the most popular street stalls and hidden alleyways in Hoi An Town by motorbike.
  • Visit agricultural villages of Ho Chi Minh City, work in the garden like a farmer, pick organic ingredients for your cooking class.
  • Discovery of rural areas, farming life, and fruit gardens in the immense Mekong Delta with a boat ride along narrow canals and enjoy specialties of the region.

Overview

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Hanoi Arrival - Free time

Meals: -
Day 2: Hanoi

Visit some iconic landmarks of Hanoi on the back of a scooter and have lunch at a "Bia Hoi" Restaurant. Eat, drink and "party" it up Vietnamese style!

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Jump aboard a cozy traditional junk boat, which will be your home for the night. We will head off to Halong Bay for a day of swimming and relaxing!

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Halong Bay

Spend whole day discover Halong Bay. Join some activities such as swimming, kayaking, fishing, visiting floating villages or sun bathing.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi

wake up to the sounds of the ocean before we have breakfast and cruise back to Hanoi, enjoying the stunning views of Halong Bay.

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Hanoi – Hue

Fly to Hue in the afternoon and join a culinary tour by cyclo to explore delicious Hue cuisines in the evening.

Meals: B, D
Day 7: Hue – Da Nang - Hoi An

Hue sightseeing tour in the morning, then continue to Danang and arrive in Hoian Ancient Town in the late afternoon.

Meals: B, L
Day 8: Hoi An

Experience the ancient town. "Food Tour by Motorbike" in the afternoon.

Meals: B, D
Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh

Drive to the airport in Danang to catch a flight to Hochiminh City.

Meals: B
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: cooking class at Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Village - Afternoon: Visit famous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Meals: B, L
Day 11: Mekong Delta

Day trip to Ben Tre Province in Mekong Delta.

Meals: B, L
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Free time until transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: B

Price Includes

  • AC Land transfer Car/ Minivan
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Twin/ Double sharing
  • All in-tour local English speaking guide: We use different local guide in each destination.
  • 2 Flights (Economy Class): Hanoi – Hue; Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Halong Bay Cruise program as per tour.
  • Kayaking in Standard and Superior Accommodation
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (10 Breakfasts; 1 Brunch; 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Transport to or from Vietnam
  • International or departure taxes
  • Vietnam Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance while in Vietnam
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Warmly welcome on arrival Noi Bai Airport by our driver & AC car.

Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Activities: Hanoi Arrival - Free time
  • A corner of Hanoi
Day 2 Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3 Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4 Day 4: Halong Bay
Day 5 Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 6 Day 6: Hanoi – Hue
Day 7 Day 7: Hue – Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 8 Day 8: Hoi An
Day 9 Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh
Day 10 Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11 Day 11: Mekong Delta
Day 12 Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • This is suggested itinerary, we can arrange additional customized trips to suit your style, and interests.
  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to restaurants, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better.
  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit made
*All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Price Includes

  • AC Land transfer Car/ Minivan
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Twin/ Double sharing
  • All in-tour local English speaking guide: We use different local guide in each destination.
  • 2 Flights (Economy Class): Hanoi – Hue; Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Halong Bay Cruise program as per tour.
  • Kayaking in Standard and Superior Accommodation
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (10 Breakfasts; 1 Brunch; 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Transport to or from Vietnam
  • International or departure taxes
  • Vietnam Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance while in Vietnam
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit made
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

2 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Real Taste of Vietnam 12 days

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9.5

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    9.5
  • Food/Drink
    9.5
  • Tour guide
    9.5
  • Activity
    9
  • Accomodations
    10
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9.8

Mr.Yuliyan Iliev

Bulgaria

3 April, 2016

I just back to home. Our vacation finished yesterday.
I want to thank you for the perfect organization ot the whole tour. Everything was on schedule, well communicated, with notice to every small details. The guides were all friendly with good English
Everything was very new and very interesting for us.

The last tour on Mekong delta was not what we expected, because there have no floating market. The guide Mr.Long told me that now is not the season for this market and there we see only few big boats. Anyway the day was interesting for us.

9.0

Mr.Troy Allison

Portland, United States

4 April, 2015

Excellent communication to setup the trip, everything was coordinated perfectly, wonderful experiences for a lifetime.

The hotels were not the best. Accommodations were fine in all except one, and having to switch hotels at the last minute wasn’t ideal and somewhat frustrating. I appreciated Best Price Vietnam being an advocate on my behalf and correcting with compensation the last hotel.

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