Real Taste of Vietnam 13 days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Tre

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!

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.
  • Visit vegetable village, 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

Welcome to Vietnam. Be picked up and transfer to hotel, free day at leisure to prepare for the trip.

Meals: -
Day 2: Hanoi

Motorbike tour half day with lunch. Walk around the old quarter and local market visit with Bia Hoi tasting. Water puppet show in the evening.

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 – Hanoi

Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay and join activities available. Have lunch while cruising back to the land then back to Hanoi. Walkie foodie tour in the evening, discover locals' favorite food.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Hanoi – Hue

Fly to Hue. Cyclo tour around the street and have royal style dinner in the evening.

Meals: B, D
Day 6: Hue

City tour with a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the Citadel, and the royal tombs of Nguyen Emperors

Meals: B, L
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An

In the morning, transfer by shuttle bus to Hoi An.

Meals: B
Day 8: Hoi An

Ride bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village, join with local farmer doing some garden work and enjoy home made lunch by local family, relax with a foot massage. Late afternoon, ride to the home of a craftsman to learn making lanterns and keep as souvenir.

Meals: B, L
Day 9: Hoi An

Free in the morning to experience the ancient town. "Food Tour by Motorbike" in the afternoon, discover some hidden Hoi An streets at the back of a motorbike and taste a range of supper yummy street food.

Meals: B, D
Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Drive to the airport in Danang to catch a flight to Hochiminh City. Half day city tour in the afternoon, visit typical interesting sights of Saigon.

Meals: B
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, explore the street by cyclo, visit local market and a bird watching cafe in Saigon. In the afternoon,discover the famous underground system of Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about life in war time.

Meals: B
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Ben Tre - experience the water world of Mekong Delta, embark on a small sampan boat riding through the small canals to observe the daily life along the river banks

Meals: B, L
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Transfer to airport for onward flight. End of tour.

Meals: B

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.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights 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

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Warmly welcome on arrival Noi Bai Airport by our driver. 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 free at your leisure.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Activities: Welcome to Vietnam. Be picked up and transfer to hotel, free day at leisure to prepare for the trip.
  • Hanoi
Day 2 Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3 Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4 Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5 Day 5: Hanoi – Hue
Day 6 Day 6: Hue
Day 7 Day 7: Hue – Hoi An
Day 8 Day 8: Hoi An
Day 9 Day 9: Hoi An
Day 10 Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
Day 11 Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12 Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13 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.

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First Class (4*)

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.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights 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

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

2 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Real Taste of Vietnam 13 days

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    9.5
  • Food/Drink
    9.5
  • Tour guide
    9.5
  • Activity
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  • 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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