For this tour, according to your arrival flight that we can reverse by starting in Hanoi and ending up in Ho Chi Minh City. The trip is daily departure and in private basic.

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Day 1 – Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel. Dinner is at Indochine Restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (Dinner)


Day 2 – Ho Chi Minh City

Today we will have a cooking class at the Vietnam Cookery Center with lunch. The afternoon is for city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner is at Blue Ginger. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 3 – Vinh Long excursions

Depart Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic morning drive to Cai Be, 100km from Ho Chi Minh City. From Cai Be, take a boat trip along the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries to view the daily lives of people who work and play on the waterways of the Mekong Delta. The trip includes a visit to the floating market at Cai Be, to family-run industry villages making rice paper, ceramic, etc…Visit to a ancient house of Mr. Hai Kien, renovated by Japanese architects on Binh Hoa Phuoc Island. Sample local delicacies for lunch at Mr. Ba Kiet’s ancient house.  Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Tonight’s dinner is at Chateau Restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh City-Danang-Hoi An

After breakfast transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for the short flight to the central port city of Danang. On arrival in Danang, transfer to Hoi An. We will have a walking tour of Hoi An this afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 5 – Hoi An

Participate in another cooking class with lunch. Dinner is at Tam Tam Cafe.  Overnight in Hoi An. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 6 – Hoi An-Hue

After breakfast leave Hoi An for Hue with lunch en route. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hue. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 7 – Hue
City tour of Hue with boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Typical lunch and dinner are at local restaurants. Overnight in Hue. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 8 – Hue-Hanoi

After breakfast transfer to Hue Airport for the flight to Hanoi, the present day capital of Vietnam. After lunch at a typical restaurant, proceed for a visit to the Temple of Literature and take a short sightseeing tour by cyclo to see the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. Dinner in town. Overnight in Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 9 – Hanoi

The morning is left free for you to explore this old city on your own pace. After trying a bowl of Pho, Vietnam’s typical noodle for lunch, participate a cooking class with Highway4 Restaurant. In the evening, transfer to Thang Long Theater for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 10 – Hanoi-Halong Bay

After breakfast leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong and board the Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional sailing junk. While cruising along the stunning waters a fresh seafood is served. Visit the newly discovered Surprise Grotto, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Watch the sunset over the bay while enjoying a scrumptious dinner. Overnight on board the shared junk in a private en-suite cabin. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 11 – Halong Bay-Hanoi

Continue to cruise in the bay whilst breakfast is served. Try another lunch before getting back to shore. Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 12 – Depart Hanoi

After breakfast transfer to Noi Bai Airport for onward flight. Check out time is at 12.00. (Breakfast)




Our tour prices include:

–     Accommodation with daily breakfast in hotel

–     Two day one night cruise package in Halong Bay as mentioned

–     Lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary

–     Cooking classes as mentioned

–     Transfers in private air-con vehicle with driver

–     English speaking local guide

–     All the entrance & sightseeing fees for all the visits as mentioned in the itinerary

–     Boat trips where mentioned

–     Cyclo tour in Hanoi

–     Water puppet show in Hanoi

–     One bottle of drinking water (330ml) per person per day tour

–     Domestic flights Ho Chi Minh City-Danang/Hue-Hanoi on economy class

–     Domestic airport taxes.


Our tour prices exclude:

–     Flights to and from Vietnam

–     Visa into Vietnam

–     Meals other than those mentioned above

–     Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc…

–     Tips for guide, boat crew, driver, etc…

–     Others not mentioned in the “Inclusions”




  1. a) Standard hotels: Hoang Gia Huy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Hung in Hoi An, Thanh Lich in Hue, shared wooden junk in Halong and Flower or Blossom in Hanoi.


  1. b) 1st Class hotels: Le Duy or Hoang Hai Long or La Vender in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An (Deluxe room) in Hoi An, Hue Queen in Hue, shared wooden junk in Halong and Hong Ngoc 1 or Thien Thai or Hoa Binh in Hanoi.


  1. c) Superior hotels: Palace or Grand in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An (Senior Deluxe room) in Hoi An, Huong Giang or Park View or Saigon Morin in Hue, shared wooden junk in Halong and Mercure la gare Hanoi or Zephyz in Hanoi.