Luxury Gourmet Private Explorer Vietnam 13 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

13 days

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Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

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

Embark on an enticing journey through Vietnam’s culinary delights with our Gourmet Explorer tour. Immerse yourself in the aromatic, vibrant, and nutritious cuisine of the country. Explore the lively metropolises of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where modernity blends seamlessly with colonial architecture and tree-lined avenues.

Witness the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, visit ancient temples, ornate pagodas, and the rice fields of the Mekong Delta. Plunge into the mesmerizing green waters of the South China Sea. Accompanied by some of Vietnam’s finest culinary experts, you’ll embark on a gastronomic adventure, ensuring an authentic experience of both culture and cuisine. Whether savoring the fragrant Pho from Saigon’s street stalls, enjoying French croissants in a Hue patisserie, shopping for fresh fruits at floating markets, or participating in an exciting street food tour in Hoi An, you’ll discover the diverse and delicious flavors that define Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Our tour guide will extend a warm welcome upon your arrival and accompany you to the designated hotel in the city center. Proceed with the check-in process and take the opportunity to relax. Note: Kindly be aware that both international and domestic flights may experience full capacity throughout the day. In the event that you arrive and do not locate our representatives, please proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and inform us promptly so that we can easily locate you. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half day City tour

Morning or Afternoon Commence your exploration either in the morning or afternoon. Explore the remarkable Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university, historically attended by royal mandarins. Witness the ancient One Pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Revel in the serenity and delve into Vietnam's history at West Lake and Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Delight in a meal at a genuine Vietnamese restaurant. Evening Enjoy leisure time until nightfall. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight on Cruise

Morning 8:00-12:00: Travel to Ha Long via car. Embark on an exquisite boat for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy onboard lunch and dinner. Afternoon and Evening Engage in captivating activities and excursions during the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay on board
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi, Enjoy food tour at night

Morning Commence your day with a Tai Chi session or bask in the early sunlight emerging from behind the mountains. Return to Hanoi. Afternoon and Evening 17:30: Take part in a guided walking food exploration. Gain insights into Vietnamese culture within Hanoi Old Quarter. Explore some of the less-familiar local dishes such as Bun Bo (Sauteed Beef Rice Vermicelli), Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls), "Banh Mi," and conclude with the distinctive Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Flight to Hue, Enjoy Royal Dinner

Morning Depart for the airport to catch a flight to Hue, where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon and Evening Participate in a cyclo tour and savor a variety of delectable Hue cuisines, experiencing the romantic ambiance of Hue by night. Indulge in a dinner featuring royal-style cuisine, enjoying dishes that were exclusively served to the King in bygone eras. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hue City Tour full day

Morning Embark on a leisurely boat trip along the Perfume River to reach Thien Mu Pagoda. Take a brief drive to a verdant valley along the river where seven tombs of the Nguyen Emperors are situated. Gain insights into the royal life and its architectural nuances at Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb. Head outside the city for lunch and relish the flavors of classic Hue cuisine in a restaurant set within a picturesque garden. Afternoon and Evening Return to the city center to explore the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Marvel at the splendid sunset over the Perfume River before being driven back to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Road transfer

Get ready to visit the charming Hoi An Ancient Town, taking a pause for some scenic sightseeing along the journey. Complete the check-in process at the hotel and unwind. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Tra Que Herb Village

Morning Meet a local guide in the hotel lobby to embark on a bicycle tour to a nearby farm in Tra Que Village. Explore the vegetable garden and immerse yourself in the farmers' daily activities, including land preparation and fertilization. Engage in tasks such as raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, and harvesting. Collaborate with your host family to prepare lunch, featuring "Tam Huu" spring rolls, "Banh Xeo," or local pancakes typical of the central region. Afternoon and Evening Unwind with a relaxing foot massage. Bid farewell to your host family and return to Hoi An by bike. Enjoy leisure time at the beach for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - Explore the roads less travelled.

Morning 8:30: Cycle across the bridge to Cam Kim Island and traverse the picturesque rural countryside along the riverside. Explore the Ancestral House and a traditional boat builders' yard, followed by a leisurely visit to the serene island villages. Revel in the stunning landscapes and refreshing breeze amidst rice paddies and farmland. Interacting with local families is a must to witness the authentic way of life in Vietnam. Indulge in rice crackers, visit a local café for a taste of the renowned drip coffee, and learn the art of coffee roasting. Head towards the coast at the Thu Bon river mouth, traveling along roads adorned with Casuarina Pine and Cashew Nut Trees. Reach the water coconut palm-fringed Cam Thanh and relish a local lunch at a scenic restaurant (seasonal). Afternoon and Evening The remaining time is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Morning Board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your hotel, and complete the check-in process. Afternoon and Evening Explore noteworthy attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, including the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Saigon Center Post Office. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Full day Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Uncover the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of underground tunnels, hospitals, and storage rooms utilized as a military camp during the Vietnam War. Navigate through some of the tunnels to gain deeper insights into the Vietnam War or opt for additional services like handling a real gun (additional charge). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant upon our return to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon and Evening Explore iconic examples of French colonial architecture, such as the Reunification Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Hone your bargaining skills while perusing local markets for souvenirs. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel.
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Discover Mekong Delta - Ben Tre

Morning Following breakfast, your chauffeur will transport you from the hotel to Ben Tre for a day of exploration in the Mekong Delta. Explore local attractions such as a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop, and a traditional mat-weaving house. Opt for a Xe Loi ride or a cycling tour to meander through the village beneath the coconut trees and savor some fresh seasonal fruits. Navigate a small sampan boat through the narrow canals and tributaries of the "Mighty Mekong" to observe the daily life along the riverbanks. Afternoon and Evening Indulge in a lunch featuring local delicacies. Take a brief respite before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Have free time at your leisure until you are picked up and transported to the airport for your next flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1899 USD
1499 USD
3star
Deluxe 2099 USD
1699 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Ha Long Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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