Vietnam Specialities

Duration: 13 days 12 nights
Highlights: Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta

13 days throughout Vietnam is a chance to discover Vietnam unique cuisine and the beauty of nature. Vietnam specialities is ideal itinerary for gourmets who desire to taste the best dishes of Vietnam, besides discovering must see destinations

Departure: Daily
Start from Hanoi, finish in Ho Chi Minh city or vice versa
Type of tour: half private, half group (100% private tour is up on request)
Gift: Free visa letter.
Apply for 2 people minimum

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D) - Private transfer
    Say hello to Hanoi, our car will pick you up at the airport then transfer to your hotel.  A welcome dinner with Vietnamese dishes will server you.
    Overnight in Hanoi
    Accommodation: Viet View/Quoc Hoa hotel or equivalent
  • Day 2: Hanoi sightseeing and street food (B/L) - Private
    Today, you will visit some attractions of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake with Ngoc Son temple. Lunch with one of the most famous dishes: pho, bun cha, bun thang, bun dau.
    Afternoon is time for a short walking tour around Hanoi old quarter, visit wholesale Dong Xuan market, go shopping in bustling small streets packed with numerous handicraft. Stop over for a cold drink like ice tea, sugar cane juice, fruit juice in a local way. We continue our tour to street food alley where you will be embedded in a heaven of food. Just sit down and try some.
    A cyclo tour will end the first day tour in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

    Accommodation: Viet View hotel or equivalent
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L) - Group
    Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel then prepare for your trip to Ninh Binh. After 2.5 hours driving, you will reach Hoa Lu – ancient capital of Vietnam. Lunch with burnt rice and goat meat which as well known as highlights of Ninh Binh cuisine.
    Afternoon, take a boat trip along Ngo Dong river, throught Tam Coc - three caves in “Inland Halong Bay
    Evening, rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for night train to Sapa
    Train: Fansipan train or equivalent
  • Day 4: Free and easy
    Arrive in Lao Cai early morning, our car will transfer you to Sapa for freshening up and breakfast. Free time in Sapa
    Night is time to discover the town and taste local food, try some grilled food in street shops
    Accommodation: Sapa Elegance hotel or equivalent
  • Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L) - group tour
    Today trek to Lao Chai, Ta Van. En route, enjoy the scenery of terraced rice fields. Visit ethnic villages and interact with locals.
    The car will await you in other side then drive you to train station for the night train to Hanoi.
    Train: Fansipan train or equivalent
  • Day 6: Hanoi – Hue (B) - private transfer
    Pick up at Hanoi train station and transfer to a mini hotel for freshening and breakfast. Free until your flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue
    Accommodation: Romance Hue
  • Day 7: Hue city tour (B/L) - group tour
    Hue is culturally and historically site. It was once Vietnam's Imperial City and later the country's capital under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Hue is well-known with Vietnam's walled Citadel and Imperial City. Besides, Hue is famous for its royal cuisine. That means you can visit many attractions and taste numerous sumptuous dishes
    You will get on the boat for a sight -seeing along the Perfume River to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! Back to town at 4:30 pm. Overnight in Hue.
    Accommodation: Romance Hue or equivalent
  • Day 8: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) - group
    Have breakfast at your hotel, then drive to Hoi An.
    Afternoon, join a cooking class and learn how to cook some specialities of Vietnam. Recipe will be a gift to bring home. Discover Hoi An night with hundreds of colorful lanterns.
    P/S: Hoi An has some great food that you should try: Cao lau, Vac cake, hoanh thanh, …
    Overnight in Hoi An
    Accommodation: Hoi An Lantern hotel or equivalent
  • Day 9: Hoi An free day (B)
    This day is your time to discover Hoi An in your own way. Good chance for shopping and tailoring
    Overnight in Hoi An
    Accommodation: Hoi An Lantern hotel or equivalent
  • Day 10: Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city (B) - private transfer
    Drive to Da Nang for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
    Accommodation: Tan Hai Long hotel or equivalent
  • Day 11 - 12: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong homestay (B/L/D) - private tour
    Mekong homestay is a different experience in Vietnam we offer you in this tour. You will stay in a local house, join their daily life, cook with them and interact with villagers. Besides, a short bike tour in Mekong will bring you unforgettable memories.
  • Day 13: Ho Chi Minh departure (B) - private transfer
    Free until your transfer to the airport for departure flight. Good bye and see you next trip in Vietnam. Laos and Cambodia.


  • Visa approval letter of Vietnam visa on arrival
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flight ticket: Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh
  • Pick up and drop off at airports
  • English speaking guides
  • Vehicles with AC as mentioned in program
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc, Hue and Mekong
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
  • Round trip ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Others not clearly mentioned in program
  • Surcharge on peak season: Vietnam public holidays, Christmas, New Year, Tet holiday