Cuisine Delights Vietnam

Duration: 12 Days 11 nights
Highlights: Hanoi, Halong bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Homestay in Mekong Delta.

Our 12-day ‘Vietnam Cuisine Delights’ is the perfect introduction to Vietnam, and is sure to be a hit with the young and the young at heart. On this unique journey discover the unique cuisine, the differences between regional food. Besides, enjoy 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, inspirational Halong Bay on an overnight boat, exciting Vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh city and explore the tunnels of Cu Chi on your hands and knees!

Type of tour: Group tour (Private tour upon request)
3 star


  • Days 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
     Upon arrival, you are welcome at Airport and will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. In the afternoon, you will have short tour briefing and take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter, the best way to get to know the ancient lane ways and local people. In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner with traditional Vietnam dishes. We will hand to you all travel documents and any of your questions related to this trip will get the full explanation from our staff.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
    For the early risers, may we suggest a stroll along the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake where each morning, groups of locals gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree-lined promenade. You may cross over the red bridge at the north end to Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Tower on a small island.
    Our tour will start in the afternoon. You will visit:
    - Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
    - Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Presidential Palace
    - Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House
    - One Pillar Pagoda
    - Hoa Lo prison, which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”
    In the afternoon, enjoy a Water Puppet show – the unique form of  Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
    Get ready for street food tour at night with a wide range of Vietnamese dishes.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)
    Have breakfast in hotel and drive to Halong Bay (180km about 3.5 hours) passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO World Heritage site.
    A traditional style Vietnamese Junk Cruise is awaiting your arrival and will set sail at noon today for the 23 hours cruise on this magnificent bay. Lunch will be served on board amidst spectacular views of the bay. Afternoon will visit one of the largest caves in Halong Bay and a beach stop where you can swim in the refreshing waters of the South China Sea.
    Tonight enjoy a fresh seafood dinner on board your Junk.

    Accommodation: on cruise
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi airport – Hue (B/L)
    Participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to the nearby cave on a row boat. Watch for monkeys high on the cliff tops. Return back to the Junk where breakfast is served, while sailing around Bay Tu Long bay where the movie “Indochine” was filmed.
    Your cruise will end at noon and you will met your guide & driver for the trip back to Hanoi and then transfer the Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue where your driver will await you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
  • Day 5: Hue City Tour (B)
    Today you explore this fabulous city - the former capital of Vietnam (1802 -1945 under Nguyen Dynasty). You start with a visit to the Citadel, which comprises the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor's private residence.The Imperial City was created in the 19th century. There are many palaces and temples inside. You will even have the chance to play emperor yourself at a regal feast! You also visit the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda, and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside market.
    Accommodation: hotel in Hue
  • Days 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)

    We drive through spectacular coastal scenery towards Hoi An, visiting sacred Marble Mountain along the way Champa museum and My Khe Beach. We introduce you to the delights of Hoi An on a fun cyclo tour and cruise the peaceful Thu Bon River at sunset.

  • Day 7: Hoi An fishing village - Hoi An street food tour (B/D)
    Today, for something different, we embark on the family-run ‘Fisherman eco-tour’ that gives you a real insight into Vietnamese life. In a tranquil canal rarely visited by tourists, we will learn about the lives of local fisherman. Try your hand at their fishing techniques and learn how to navigate a basket boat through the narrow waterways!
    Late afternoon will be fun with a street food tour walk along Hoi An ancient town, taste many unique local specialties food of Hoi An, including: Xi ma (black sesame desert), Quang Noodle, White rose, Fried wonton, Vietnamese coffee, Cao lau, Banh Dap Cam Nam (Rice Cracker), Corn sweet soup at 5 tasting locations. That will ensure you a full lunch or dinner. Besides, we can have fun time, learn about local culture and food history, explore some places that are not in your guidebook, learn how to make white rose,.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
  • Days 8 - 11: Saigon & Mekong Delta
    Fly to Vietnam’s most exciting city, Saigon. A walking tour to the most iconic sights in District I will acquaint you with the Opera House, the Cathedral Notre Dame, and Dong Khoi Street when join a Vespa tour, have dinner in a dinner cruise in Saigon. Visit the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels to learn about the tenacity and resilience of the Vietnamese. Travel into the Mekong Delta and cycle around a small village, where you will spend the night at a memorable home-stay, before returning to Saigon.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

  • Day 12: Free until departure time (B)
    Driver and guide will transfer you the airport for departure flight.


  • Domestic flights: Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam Airlines, Eco class)
  • Vietnam Visa approval letter (1 month, single entry)
  • Accommodation based o­n Double/Twin-shared room.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
  • English/French speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees, Boats, Performance & Excursions.


  • Personal expenses
  • International Flights, tip for tour guide and driver
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Other not clearly mentioned above
  • Surcharge in peak seasons: Christmas, New Year, Tet, Vietnam public holidays