9 Days Enjoy Vietnamese Cuisine

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (N/A)

Day 2: Full-day Hanoi City Tour and Walking Food Tour (B, L, D)

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise Overnight (B, L, D)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B, L, D)

Day 5:  Tra Que Vegetable Village Half day (B, L)

Day 6: Hoi An Walking Foodie Tour (B, L)

Day 7: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B)

Day 8: Full day Discover Mekong Delta (B, L)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Overview

Our 9-day Discovering Vietnam Culinary itinerary will take you to the most famous sights in Vietnam, as well as provide you the opportunity to sample the best cuisine at the country’s top attractions. This is ideal for those who enjoy nature, culture, and want to learn more about our country’s cuisine.

 

Tour Highlights

Witness this in Hanoi’s lovely Old Quarter, where we’ll be able to observe the city’s pulsing beat.

Explore Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with extraordinary natural beauty, also known as “Dragon Descending to the Sea” in Vietnamese.

Take a stroll through the vegetable garden and interact with the locals to get a feel for Tra Que village.

Stop by a variety of local businesses to get a sense of how the local economy operates.

Itinerary

Day 1
Hanoi Arrival (N/A)

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital! Our tour guide will meet you at the airport and bring you directly to your hotel in Hanoi.

The check-in time is after 2:00 p.m; if you wish to check in earlier, there will be a fee. Please contact our travel expert if you’re interested in reserving that service.

Note: Because the airport can be very crowded, please present yourself at Pole No. 10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) to see our representatives, and contact us if you cannot find them.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2
Full-day Hanoi City Tour and Walking Food Tour (B, L, D)

Tour of the city of Hanoi

Today, you’ll embark on a city tour of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. The tour includes visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Literature Temple, and Hoan Kiem Lake, where you will discover more about Hanoi’s history, culture, and local life. You’ll get a glimpse into the lives of locals in Hanoi’s picturesque Old Quarter and the city’s frantic pace.

Foodie walking tour in Hanoi

The culinary tour begins at 17:30 p.m., and you will sample a variety of Vietnamese street foods. We’ll go about Hanoi’s Old Quarter’s narrow roads and alleys, see how accurate Hanoians live, and eat excellent food.

The Hanoi gourmet tour is one of our most popular trips which is a fun and wonderful way to discover the less recognized delicacies. Bun Bo (Sauteed Beef Rice Vermicelli), Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls), “Banh Mi,” and the distinctive Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee) are just a few of the delectable delicacies on the menu. The tour focuses on local culture, food, tales, and drink sampling.

Day 3
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise Overnight (B, L, D)

After breakfast, the driver takes you up and drives you to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning natural beauty.

The boat crew will greet you upon arrival, and you will then check in. While superb local fish is provided on board, the boat begins cruising around the harbor. You can eat your lunch while admiring the thousands of exquisite limestone islets and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.

Following lunch and a short break, you can participate in some activities to learn more about the bay’s natural beauty, such as exploring a cave, kayaking, or swimming in the ocean.

When we return to the yacht, we can unwind, eat dinner, and then retire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise

Day 4
Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B, L, D)

Join an early Tai Chi lesson or simply enjoy the stunning sunrise over Halong Bay on your second day in Halong Bay.

After breakfast, you’ll accompany the tour guide to visit some of Halong Bay’s most beautiful caves.

When we return to the cruise, we can have an early lunch while the ship cruises towards the main pier. After that, you’ll be taken to Hanoi’s airport for your journey to Danang. You will be greeted kindly at Danang airport and transferred to your hotel in Hoian for check-in. Hoian is a great place to spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5
Tra Que Vegetable Village Half day (B, L)

The tour guide takes you up from your hotel in the morning to take you to a bicycle shop to pick up a bicycle.

After that, you’ll ride to a local farm in Tra Que Village. When you arrive at the farm, you can take a tour of the garden and assist the farmers with their daily tasks such as preparing the soil, fertilizing with seaweed from a nearby lake, raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, selecting greens, and a variety of other gardening tasks.

You can take a break and cook lunch with the host family for the rest of the morning. Then it’s time for a delectable lunch, which includes “tam huu” spring rolls and “banh xeo,” or Vietnamese pancakes.
You can take a brief snooze after lunch and then learn how to pick and wrap vegetables in the afternoon.

After saying our goodbyes to our hosts, we can return to Hoian and relax for the remainder of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel

Day 6
Hoi An Walking Foodie Tour (B, L)

It’s now time to take a walking tour in the afternoon, when you’ll learn about Hoi An’s cuisine as well as its culture.

Around twilight, the tour begins, and you will be able to walk through a variety of food stalls, markets, restaurants, and local cafes…

Stop by some local food stalls to sample classic Hoi An cuisines such as Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Banh Beo, Banh Khot, Balut, and Vietnamese coffee.

After the tour, you have the option of staying in the Ancient Town or returning to your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel

Day 7
Hoi An - Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B)

After breakfast at your Hoian hotel, our transportation will pick you up and drive you to Hue airport, where you will board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

You will arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City after around 1.5 hours of flight time. You will be greeted and then driven to your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City. Check into your hotel and then go on your own to explore the city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel

Day 8
Full day Discover Mekong Delta (B, L)

In the morning, board a boat for a trip down the Ham Luong River, a tributary of the Mekong. You also visit a number of local businesses, such as brick manufacturers, coconut processing facilities, and a mat weaving home…

The boat also makes a brief halt in a tranquil village where you may go for a short walk and observe daily life in the Delta settlement. The trip on a “xe loi,” a type of motorized rickshaw, follows. We can stop at the river café for wonderful meals with local specialties like elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, as well as cold drinks or beers, while we travel deep into the jungle.

After lunch, hop on a sampan boat for a peaceful ride around the small canals.

You will be back in your hotel in Saigon around 17:00.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9
Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Take advantage of your last morning in Ho Chi Minh City by eating breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

The driver will arrive at your hotel to pick you up and transport you to the airport for your return trip. After saying our goodbyes at the airport, we hope to see you again in Vietnam on your next holiday.

Please note that the hotel’s check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Late check-out, however, is subject to room availability and can be paid for with a premium.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Hotels in Sai Gon

3-star 
  • ÊMM Sai Gon Hotel  
  • Silverland Jolie Saigon Hotel 
  • Saigon Garden Hill Apartment & Resort
4-star
  • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
  • Lotus Central Hotel
  • Fusion Suites Sài Gòn
5-star
  • La Vela Saigon Hotel
  • Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon
  • Mia Luxury Boutique Saigon

 

Hotels in Ha Noi

3-star 
  • Little Charm Hanoi Hostel – Homestay
  • Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
  • Hanoi Chic Boutique Hotel
4-star
  • Eastin Hotel & Residences Hanoi
  • Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel
  • La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hanoi
  • Novotel Suites Hanoi Hotel
5-star
  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel
  • Apricot Hanoi Hotel
  • JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel

 

Hotels in Hoi An

3-star 
  • Hoi An Town Home Resort
  • Maison Vy Hoi An Hotel
4-star
  • ÊMM Hoi An Hotel
  • Almanity Hoi An Wellness
5-star
  • TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An 
  • Four Seasons The Nam Hai

 

Cruise in Halong Bay 

3-star 
  • Phoenix Cruise
  • Royal Palace Cruise
4-star
  • Dragon Pearl Cruise 
5-star
  • Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan 
  • Stella of the Seas Cruise 
  • Orchid Cruise 

INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

Tour Price Includes

  • Meals : 8 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 2 Dinner
  • Transport: Airplane, Car, Cruise, Bicycle
  • Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), Halong Bay Cruise (1 night)
  • Overnight in a shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at the hotel.
  • All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • 2 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check-in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry, and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

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