OVERVIEW

Embark on a unique 15-day tour of Vietnam, starting in Hanoi, and indulge in the culture, cuisine, and scenery of this fascinating country. This tour offers the perfect opportunity for those seeking a gourmet-style holiday to explore Vietnam in-depth and experience the country's true essence.

The tour is carefully crafted to cater to your travel needs in the most indulgent way possible. The itinerary includes a delightful mix of sightseeing, activities, and cultural discoveries, spanning from the North to the South of Vietnam. This combination ensures an enjoyable and authentic trip, providing you with a real-life experience of this beautiful country.

Highlights
  • Cyclo ride of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Boat cruise in Halong bay with great comfort
  • Hue Royal Citadel explore and Royal Banquet
  • Awsome country tour of Hue
  • Great shopping in quaint Hoi An
  • Visit to Hoi An vegetable village and cooking class
  • Nha Trang beach and snorkelling
  • Saigon - Ho Chi Minh city tour with interesting sites
  • Mekong River cruise and fresh taste of the fertile delta
  • Enjoy authentic local taste and savory Vietnamese delicacies
Trip Length: 15 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Culture & Local food| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh city
Places visited: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An- Ho Chi Minh city- Mekong Delta
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Itinerary Details

hanoi, Vietnam
hanoi capital, Vietnam

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, you'll receive a warm greeting from a representative who will escort you to your hotel. Subsequently, you'll have a short meeting with your tour guide or group leader, where you'll be provided with essential information and travel documents. Later on, at a delightful welcome dinner in a genuine local restaurant, you can relish the delectable tastes of Vietnamese cuisine. After the dinner, you can retire to your hotel for a restful night's sleep.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
transportation
Dinner
Hotel in Ha NOI
Vietnam hanoi
Hanoi in Vietnam

The morning will commence with a trip to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and House, followed by a visit to the Temple of Literature - the country's first national school and university that has been standing since the 11th century. This will provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about the rich history, culture, and civilization of Vietnam. After lunch, the tour will progress with a visit to the Ethnology Museum and Ngoc Son Temple - a remarkable jade temple situated on Hoan Kiem Lake. Following this, you will take a cyclo ride around Hanoi's lively Old Quarter to witness the city's bustling lifestyle and scenic views. Later, you can relish the iconic water puppet performance, a type of traditional Vietnamese art that dates back centuries ago in the Red River Delta. Finally, you can end the day with dinner in one of the local restaurants, where you can indulge in Vietnamese delicacies before retiring to your hotel for the night.

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Sightseeing HA NOI
Breakfast & dinner
Hotel in Ha NOI
hanoi cuisine, Vietnam
hanoi food, Vietnam

Embark on a gastronomic adventure through Hanoi today, with a full day street food and cooking class. This culinary journey will offer a genuine glimpse into the vibrant lives of the locals. To begin, savor the city's celebrated noodle soup, Pho, and take a leisurely stroll around the local market to learn about and sample some of the ingredients that are used in the local cuisine. Observe the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market as well. Later, enjoy lunch at Hanoi's most renowned Cha Ca restaurant - so famous that the street has been named after it. In the afternoon, you will attend a cooking demonstration of some of Vietnam's distinctive dishes at the KOTO restaurant. The evening is free for you to spend at your leisure before retiring to your hotel for the night.

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Breakfast & LUNCH
Hotel in HA NOI
Vietnam, ha long bay
Halong bay, Vietnam

Start a scenic drive through the stunning rural landscapes of Northern Vietnam, before boarding your cruising vessel. As you cruise amidst the awe-inspiring scenery of thousands of dramatic limestone karsts, relish a delightful lunch. You'll be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of this World Natural Wonder. Take some time to visit a cave, swim, kayak, or participate in a Vietnamese spring roll cooking demonstration. Alternatively, you can simply unwind and take in the breathtaking views as you sail through the bay. Spend the night onboard and enjoy the wonders of Halong.

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pRIVATE TRANSFER
Breakfast&lunch&DINNER
Overnight on Ha Long
halong unesco, Vietnam
hanoi sightseeing, Vietnam

Continue your cruise and savor a satisfying brunch before returning to the harbor at noon. Drive back to Hanoi, making a stop to visit a ceramic-making village in Dong Trieu to gain insights into the process of crafting beautiful ceramic products. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to spend at your leisure until it's time to transfer to the train station for the night train to Hue. You'll spend the night on the train in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
night train
Breakfast & lunch
 
 
hue, Vietnam
Hue ancient capital, Vietnam

At approximately 9AM, you will arrive in Hue this morning. After being transferred to your hotel, take some time to unwind or explore the city for sightseeing. Hue is the previous imperial capital of Vietnam, a city of significant historical importance and renowned for its 'Royal Cuisine'. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, an immense complex constructed by the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam and explore the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to attend a Royal Banquet style dinner, complete with dragon robe and crown, at one of Hue's unique restaurants decorated in the royal style. Spend the night at the hotel.

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & dinner
Hotel in hUE
hue, perfume river, Vietnam
Hue, thien mu pagoda, Vietnam

Commence your day with a trip to a local market situated amidst the picturesque and serene scenery of Hue's countryside. Amble through the aisles brimming with fresh produce, soak in the atmosphere, and learn more about the local lifestyle and ingredients that are an integral part of the region's cuisine. Inside the market area, you'll discover a charming ancient covered bridge and a farming exhibition house, where you can spend some time learning, enjoying, and interacting with the locals. Next, visit one of the Emperor's mausoleums, which exudes the royal style, his wishes for the world after his death, and the facts of Vietnamese history and culture. Indulge in a delectable vegetarian feast at a pagoda surrounded by a Zen atmosphere. This afternoon, take a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River and visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda. The evening is free for you to choose your own dinner option with recommendations from your tour guide. Spend the night at the hotel.

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Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in hue
hoian, Vietnam
Hoian ancient towm, Vietnam
Begin your journey from Hue with a picturesque drive that takes you through beautiful rice paddies, verdant mountains, and stunning beaches to the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the past, Hoi An used to be an important trading post on the sea route between the East and West and was the commercial hub of central Vietnam. Nowadays, the town is a popular tourist destination, known for its charm, friendliness, and reputation as a paradise for tailor shopping.
Later in the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll around Hoi An's historic old town to experience its beauty and take memorable photos. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Rest comfortably overnight in your hotel.

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & lunch
hotel in hoian
hoian cooking class, Vietnam
cooking class hoian, Vietnam

Launch a morning tour to Tra Que, a picturesque village on the outskirts of Hoi An, known for growing the best vegetables and herbs in the country. Immerse yourself in the local culture and learn about their innovative techniques for growing vegetables in sandy soil. Take a stroll around the village and visit a local family to gain insights into their daily lives. Later, join your local chef to visit the market and pick up fresh ingredients for your cooking class. You'll learn the secrets to preparing some of Hoi An's signature dishes with a Vietnamese twist and enjoy the fruits of your labor. End your day feeling like a master chef and spend the night in your hotel.

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in Hoian
hoian sightseeing, Vietnam
sightseeing hoian, Vietnam

Today is a day of leisure, where you can unwind, explore and shop at your own pace. If you wish, you can take an optional tour to visit My Son, the ruins of the Champa holy see or a boat trip on the Thu Bon River. The choice is yours. You will spend the night at your hotel.

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BREAKFAST
nhatrang, Vietnam
sightseeing nhatrang, Vietnam

After a leisurely morning, you'll be transferred to Da Nang for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, you'll be picked up and transferred to the city, where you'll embark on a city tour to visit its fascinating attractions, including Long Son Pagoda, Dam market, and Ponagar Cham Tower. If you're feeling adventurous, you can indulge in a mud bath at Thap Ba hot spring for a unique and enjoyable experience. You'll end your day with dinner at a beachfront restaurant and spend the night in your hotel.

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BREAKFAST & lunch
Hotel in Nha Trang
nha trang, Vietnam
nhatrang island, Vietnam

On this day, you will embark on a boat trip to explore the beautiful Nha Trang Bay and its surrounding islands, all of which are protected marine areas, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Revel in the fresh ocean air, warm emerald waters, and vibrant coral reefs, and indulge in a delicious seafood lunch served on board. There will be ample time for more relaxation and swimming before returning to the harbor in the mid-afternoon. The evening is free for you to enjoy at your leisure, whether it's dining out or exploring the area. You will spend the night in your hotel.

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BREAKFAST & lunch
Hotel in Nha Trang
saigon, Vietnam
ho chi minh city, Vietnam

After taking a flight to Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and checking into your hotel room, your afternoon will be spent on a market tour led by a local chef. You will explore the local market and shop for cooking ingredients before participating in a cooking class to learn about the diversity of Vietnamese cuisine. You'll spend the night in your hotel.

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BREAKFAST & dinner
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
mekong delta, Vietnam
mekong, Vietnam

You will take a full-day tour to Mekong delta, known for its lush and fertile land, and take in the stunning scenery along the way. You'll cruise along the Mekong River and visit an orchard garden to taste freshly picked local fruits before exploring some local cottage industries. A delicious lunch of local specialties will be served in a beautiful garden setting. After lunch, you'll hop on a sampan for a ride through the mangroves of the Mekong Delta and meandering rivers. Finally, you'll board a big boat back to the harbor and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, where a farewell dinner awaits. It's the perfect time to reflect on the wonderful experiences of your trip. You'll spend the night in your hotel.

Summary of inclusions

Boat cruise mekong delta
BREAKFAST & Lunch & dinner
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
vietnam, ho chi minh city
saigon, Vietnam

On this day, no activities are planned, so you can enjoy your free time until it's time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight. We wish you safe travels and look forward to keeping in touch with you!

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BREAKFAST

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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

Tour price:Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

To book for this pre-arranged tour:If you wish to take this pre-arranged itinerary with all the terms of services that clearly stated in the program, you just need click the booking button to send us an enquiry form with some necessary information. Our travel consultant will get back to you within a working day for confirmation.

Tailor your itinerary base on this trip:If you wish to tailor your own itinerary with your favorite destinations, activities, accommodations and so on, you can do it right away by clicking the button "Tailor this trip" and send us an enquiry with as much as detail possible. Our travel consultants with their extensive knowledge and experience will answer all of your questions, offer suggestions and give knowledgeable advice, helping you to make a pleasant-enjoyable-worry free trip of best possible value that perfectly suits your travel needs. Please keep in mind this is your private tour so feel free to ask your travel consultant to make any changes you wish to make, at any time!

Requirement for information and help:Either before or during the trip, if you wish to contact us for any query or info, you can use one of the following methods:
- Call or chat Whatsapp our 24/24 hotline: +84 912 221 442, +84 903 432 999 - Or email us at: [email protected] - Contact us via our live chat window that available on our website

Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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