Travel the Mekong delta
Foodies delight

Real Taste of Vietnam 13 days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Tre
9.6 Excellent Based on 4 reviews
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Overview

Connecting travelers with locals through Food and Experiences. This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of Vietnamese cuisine. 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!

Real Taste Of Vietnam 12 Days
13 days / 12 nights
Small group, Private tour
Departure: From Hanoi
From Hanoi
Theme: Foodies delight
Suitable: Family with children, Travel with friends, Solo traveler

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.
  • Try the food of the most popular street stalls and hidden alleyways in Hoi An Town in true local style – on the back of a motorcycle.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi Take flight to Hue
Day 6: Hue Highlights
Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Road transfer
Day 8: Hoi An like local in Tra Que Village
Day 9: Hoi An Foodie Tour
Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13: 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.
  • 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.

Price & Inclusion

01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2018 Small Group Private Tour
Economy (2*) US $929 US $1129
Superior (3*) US $992 US $1189
First Class (4*) US $1219 US $1426
Notes:
  • *All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Group tour (max 30 guests)
  • Small group (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Meals

12 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 4 Dinner

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Cruise, Motorcycle, Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Overnight on board (1 night)

Price Includes

  • All transport during tour (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Twin/ Double sharing, except overnight at local homestay and on train.
  • All in-tour local English speaking guide:
  • Domestic flight (Hanoi - Hue and Dananag - Ho Chi Minh)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Admission fee as per itinerary.

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 4 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Itinerary
    9.8
  • Food/Drink
    9.8
  • Tour guide
    9.8
  • Activity
    9
  • Accomodations
    9.8
Traveler type
9.6

Ms.Megan Baldridge

United States

7 February, 2017

"This itinerary really exceeded our expectations and was an absolute delight"

We had a fantastic trip, and want to thank you so much for organizing such a great itinerary! Everything went very smoothly, and we appreciate your help when we hit any issues, like a cellphone being left in the van! tour guides were all fantastic and we really enjoyed them. Everything else was excellent,… More

The only thing we were disappointed in was our first tour guide in Saigon, Nguyen, who was confused about our pick-up at the airport and then showed up late the next morning. While we understand he was sick, his English was also not very good and he didn't give us much information at all during our tour so we were somewhat confused.

10.0

Mr.Carlos

Pamplona, Spain

12 December, 2016

"Profesionalidad y muy buena atención"

Sin duda de lo mejor de nuestro viaje. Profesionalidad, buen servicio, amabilidad, puntualidad.... todo lo que pueda decir es positivo. Lo recomendaría sin duda. Hicieron el viaje a nuestra medida, y cumplieron en todo momento. Nuestra agente Nora, que habla español, estuvo en todo momento disponible… More

9.8

Mr.Yuliyan Iliev

Bulgaria

3 April, 2016

"Everything was very new and very interesting for us"

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

"Everything was coordinated perfectly"

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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