This itinerary is designed for those with limited time, yet a desire for a culinary adventure. It offers a journey to Vietnam's most popular destinations, providing plenty of opportunities to discover and indulge in the varied tastes of this fascinating country.
Starting from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, the journey continues to Hanoi, with an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and delectable cuisine, making it the ultimate gourmet getaway.

You'll get to savor the freshness of the Mekong Delta, explore the bustling markets of Saigon and Hanoi, participate in an excellent cooking class in Hoi An, and relish in the enormous seafood while cruising the spectacular Halong Bay.

Immerse yourself in the authentic Vietnam, with its stunning sights and delicious flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. This trip is an ideal opportunity to experience the best of what this beautiful country has to offer.

  • Cyclo tour of Saigon featured sights
  • Discover taste of the South with cooking class
  • Cruise Mekong and enjoy freshness of tropical land
  • Fun shopping in quaint Hoi An
  • Hoi An country tour and cooking
  • Hue Royal citadel and Royal banquet
  • Visit to Hanoi's Temple of Literature and excellent market tou
  • Cruise spectacular Halong and overnight on board
Trip Length: 10 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Culture & Local life & Local food| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Ho Chi Minh city/Hanoi
Places visited: Ho Chi Minh city- Mekong Delta- Hoi An- Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
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hho chi minh, Vietnam
ho chi minh city, Vietnam

Arrive in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, you will be greeted by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Later in the day, you will have a brief meeting with your tour guide or group leader to receive important information and travel documents. The highlight of the day, however, is the beginning of your gourmet experience, which will kick off with a delectable dinner at an authentic local restaurant. After indulging in the delicious flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, you will retire to your hotel for the night.

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Private airport transfer
vietnam cuisine, Vietnam
vietnam food, Vietnam

Begin your day with a buffet breakfast, followed by a cyclo tour of Saigon Center to visit notable landmarks such as the War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Enjoy a lunch of the famous Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho, at Pho 2000 restaurant. This afternoon, take a fun and informative cooking class in Saigon, which includes a visit to the market to learn about ingredients and substitutions. Prepare and savor your delicious creations. Enjoy the evening at your leisure to explore and experience the vibrant nightlife of Saigon. Retire to your hotel for the night.

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Private vehicle
Sightseeing HO cHI MINH CITY
Breakfast & dinner
mekong, Vietnam
mekong delta, Vietnam

Embark on a full-day tour to the Mekong Delta, where you'll be enchanted by the lush, green scenery of the country's most fertile land. Take a leisurely boat cruise on the Mekong River and visit an orchard garden to savor freshly-picked local fruits. You'll also have the chance to explore local cottage industries and enjoy a lunch of regional specialties in a serene garden setting. After a sampan rowing excursion to explore the mangroves, board a large boat to return to the harbor before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a free evening and overnight in your hotel.

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Private transfer
Breakfast & LUNCH
Hoian, Vietnam
Hoian ancient town, Vietnam

Fly from Saigon to Da Nang on the Central Coast in the morning, followed by a brief bus ride to Hoi An, an ancient town. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of this stunning location, taking in the sights, snapping photos, and shopping. Savor a delectable dinner at one of the town's finest restaurants before retiring to your hotel for the night.

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internal FLIGHT
Hoian class cooking, Vietnam
Hoian, Vietnam

Embark on a tour to Tra Que this morning, a small village on the outskirts of Hoi An renowned for its exceptional vegetables and herbs. Join local villagers to learn about their techniques for growing vegetables in the dry sand, followed by a leisurely stroll around the village to snap photos and visit a local home to gain insight into daily life. In the afternoon, join a local chef for a trip to the market to source fresh ingredients for your cooking class, where you'll learn the secrets behind some of Hoi An's special Vietnamese dishes. Revel in the flavors of your delicious creations and revel in your newfound culinary skills. Retire to your hotel for the night.

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PRIVATE transfer
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
hue cuisine, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Drive from Hoi An along picturesque rice paddies, verdant mountains, and spectacular beaches to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. This city is not only renowned for its historical significance but also for its delectable 'Royal Cuisine.' Spend your afternoon exploring the immense Imperial Citadel, built by the last feudal dynasty of the country, and discover the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. This evening, experience a unique and authentic royal banquet style dinner while adorned in a dragon robe and crown at one of Hue's beautifully decorated royal-style restaurants. Retire to your hotel for a good night's rest.

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Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in hUE
capital of vietnam, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will take a journey to explore the city's rich culture and history. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam, built in 1070, and Ngoc Son Temple, a stunning temple situated on the Hoan Kiem Lake. The middle of the day will be spent exploring the local market with your chef, learning about the unique delicacies of North Vietnam and the ingredients used in local cuisine. You will also observe the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market before engaging in a hands-on cooking class and enjoying the savory creations you've made. Overnight in your hotel, taking in the flavors and experiences of the day.

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Hotel in hANOI
kayaking halong bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Experience the stunning natural beauty of Northern Vietnam as you drive through picturesque rural landscapes. Board your cruise ship and delight in a delectable seafood lunch while you sail amidst the thousands of dramatic limestone karsts that make up the World Natural Wonder. Explore a cave, swim, kayak, and participate in a Vietnamese spring roll cooking demonstration, or simply unwind and take in the breathtaking views as you glide through the bay. Spend the night aboard the ship and immerse yourself in the enchanting tranquility of Halong Bay.

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Breakfast & lunch
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam

After a final morning of cruising and a satisfying brunch, you will return to the harbor by noon and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, you will stop at Dong Trieu, a village known for its ceramic production, to witness the crafting of these beautiful pieces. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore the charming Old Quarter, take photos, and do some last-minute shopping. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be arranged to reflect on the amazing experiences of your trip. You will spend your last night in a hotel in Hanoi.

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Private vehicle
Hotel in HANOI
hanoi, Vietnam
sightseeing hanoi, 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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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


  • 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


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

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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.

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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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