Best of Vietnam Culinary
The morning begins with a hands-on cooking class at Tinh Gia Vien restaurant, highlighting the regal flavors of Hue cuisine as we prepare our own midday meal.
|Tour prices in low season/(Per/person)
( Low season from 1 May- 1 Sept)
|Hotel rates/group||1 Star||2 Star||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|2 Paxs||----||----||2,122 $||----||----|
|Single Supplement||0 $||0 $||743 $||0 $||0 $|
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|Tour prices in high season/(Per/person)
(High season from 2 Sept- 31 April)
|Hotel rates/group||1 Star||2 Star||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|2 Paxs||----||----||2,142 $||----||----|
|Single Supplement||0.0 $||0.0 $||749.6 $||0.0 $||0.0 $|
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|Hotels or Similar Standard|
|Hotel names||Category||Room type||Link website||Location|
|Alagon Western Hotel (Hoang Hai Long 2)||3||Junior Room||www.alagonhotels.com||SAI GON|
|Asia Hotel hue||3||Deluxe Room||http://www.asiahotels.com||HUE|
|Acacia Heritage Hoian (Formed Van Loi Hotel)||4||Suite room||www.acaciaheritagehotel.com||HOIAN|
|Adamas Hanoi Hotel (Former name Demantoid)||3||Lake view||www.adamashanoihotel.com||HANOI|
|Bai Tho Junks - 3Star||3||Deluxe Room||www.Baithojunks.com||HALONG|
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned car
Shuttle bus 2 Ways: Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi
Local English speaking guide
Private Deluxe Cabin on Deluxe Boat Halong bay (all meals included, No drinks included)
Private boat in Mekong Delta
Private Boat in Hue (To Thien Mu Pagoda)
Accommodation based on twin share basis with daily breakfast
( Single supplement will be surcharged)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Relevant permits and fees
Domestic Flights : Hanoi- Hue = 120 USD/ one way / Danang-Saigon= 120 USD/ one way
Visa Approval for Vietnam 25 USD/ Person
Tips and gratuities
Early check-in/Late check-out
Other not mentioned in the tour itinerary
The day will be filled with exploration, and we’s ll begin with a morning cyclo tour of city sights, escorted by our guide. We’s ll take in the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s former stilt house residence. Next we’s ll visit the 11th century Temple of Literature, site of Vietnam’s first university. Dedicated to Confucius, the Temple grounds are resplendent with pavilions and walkways invoking peace and contemplation.
Our appetite leads us next to Hoa Sua for a very special lunch on experience. Set in a lovely courtyard, the restaurant is part of a training school where disadvantaged Vietnamese children and teens are educated in cooking and restaurant skills that will enable them to have successful careers in the hotel and restaurant industry. Be sure to save room for a luscious dessert from Hoa Sua’s own French Patisserie next door.Transfer back to your hotel and free at leisure.
This late afternoon, our guide and driver will come back to bring you back downtown to see the Water Puppet Show, that near Hoan Kiem lake. The Water puppet show’s origins date back almost a thousand years to when the plays were performed on lakes and ponds. Accompanied by musicians who both play and sing, the puppeteers stand behind a screen, waist-deep in water, using rods and strings to move the wooden puppets as they enact scenes of daily rural life, ancient stories and legends.
After one hour of performance, we will go for dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.(B/L/D)
Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruise the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave.
Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.(B/L/D)
On arrival Hanoi, transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi.(B/L/D)
A cooking demonstration follows in the kitchen and everyone has the opportunity to play an active part,
Apart from introducing Hanoi’s dishes, over the past years, Madam Tuyet has taught foreigners how to cook traditional dishes. Profits are not all the things that count to her. What she likes is to help foreigners have comprehensive understanding of a close, noble but luxury Hanoi. After the class lunch is served in the restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during the demonstration.
Transfer back the hotel, free on your own at leisure for shopping. Overnight Hanoi.(B/L/D)
Transfer to Hotel for check in, next will be started our sightseeing tour that including of the Linh Mu Pagoda where the monks will host us with a sumptuous vegetarian meal to sample some of the local delicacies, the Forbidden Purple City, Minh Mang Tomb and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside Market. Overnight in Hue (B/D)
In the evening you may wish to stay at your hotel and attend an imperial dinner, wearing the traditional clothes of the emperors. Overnight Hue (B/L/D)
We’s ll pause to admire the stunning vistas of Lang Co beach to the north, and the city of Danang to the south.
Passing China Beach, where many American GI’s took their R&R (Rest and Relaxation!), and the Marble Mountains, home to the Cham legacy.
In the afternoon, take a walking tour around this once-thriving port and visit the famed old quarter, the Japanese Bridge, the old Assembly Halls, art galleries and many old houses once belonging to Chinese merchants. Come evening, Have dinner at the Café des Amis along the river. Overnight Hoi an (B/L)
More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An exudes a feeling of centuries past and is a favorite with all travelers. You may choose to stroll, soaking up the atmosphere and exploring the many fascinating ancestral homes (some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen generations), or rent a bicycle for a scenic ride to Cua Dai beach, 4 km away. The town is also famous for its tailors who are revered for their fine (and fast) work. We will meet for lunch at the Pho Cu restaurant.
This afternoon, we will take a cooking demonstration with Miss Vi of the White Lantern and have dinner before going back the hotel. Overnight Hoian (B/L/D)
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in.
Next will be visiting to the old Saigon post office, Notre dame cathedral, former presidential palace, war remnant museum and the Chinese district of Cho lon to enjoy the bustling wholesale quarter of Saigon. Overnight in Saigon (B/D)
we experience ourselves the underground village built by Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, remain of a real bloody battle field which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars .
By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon . At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Continue onto the Hau nghia, Duc Hoa route to take a shortcut to highway1 to My tho in the Mekong delta, driving past paddy fields and tributaries. Have lunch with Mekong delta specialties at Ngoc Gia Trang restaurant. After lunch. Board our private motorized boat for a river cruise on the upper part of Mekong River for a taste of agriculture life on the mighty Mekong River. Disembark the boat strolling around the colorful my tho wholesale fruit market to enjoy the bustle local daily life.
Continue your ride upstream stopping en route at a boat building family factory and end at Thoi Son5 Island, walk through the lush orchards with tropical fruits, have an opportunity to taste diverse types of Mekong delta fruit while enjoying traditional music.
Shuttle back to the pier, drive back to Saigon and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Saigon (B/L/D)
We wish you a pleasant journey home and we know you will take away many wonderful memories of the sights and tastes you have savored.(B)
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