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The flavors of Vietnam

A program that will make you discover the culinary treasure of Vietnam while exploring the country.

Proposed services

  • Customizable
  • Exploration
  • Culture
  • Local Food
  • Private Car

The route day by day

1

Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, you will meet your driver and local guide and travel by car to your hotel. Free time.

In the early afternoon, you will have the chance to experience the life of an Hanoian in the 1950’s and travel through the Old Quarter on a cycle rickshaw for 45 minutes.

Evening story of street food 

Tonight, you'll have a chance to understand what makes Hanoi's Old Quarter such a captivating place. Here, you will be able to taste a wide variety of Vietnamese specialties, such as banh cuon (steamed rolled rice pancake) and banh mi (the famous Vietnamese sandwich that even appears in the Oxford Dictionary). Then, stop at a bia hoi (beer club) on Ta Hien Street and taste the fresh Vietnamese beer that is incredibly popular with locals and travelers alike. After that, you will head to a pho shop, where you will be able to choose between regular pho or pho tron (pho noodles mixed with chicken without soup). Then, make your way along Hoan Kiem Lake for one of the tastiest ice creams in Hanoi. You will then say goodbye to your guide and go on to explore Hanoi by night on your own.

Duration: 3 hours

Notes:

- Starting point: Hotel Quoc Hoa, 10 Bat Dan

- Check-in: 35 Trang Tien

- The route may change in case of rain

Notes: Rooms will be at guests’ disposal from 14:00

 

Night at your hotel in Hanoi 

 


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Soleil Boutique Hotel

The Soleil Boutique Hotel is located in Hang Bong Street, belongs to Hanoi Old Quarter Complex, ideal for visiting and exploring the tourist attractions of the central area.

Deluxe (x 1)

2

Cooking class and visit of the capital

Hanoï

In the morning, you will join your host for a walk to the market to choose the ingredients for the cooking class. Here, you will get to observe the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market in a bustling, vibrant and colorful setting. Then, you will start your cooking course in the home of a Hanoian family. Accompanied by the host, you will learn to make some traditional dishes for about 2 hours, followed by a lunch of the dishes prepared by you and share with your hosts a friendly moment around the meal.

In the afternoon, you will see Ho Chi Minh’s traditional stilt house - now the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the revered One-Pillar Pagoda. After that, you will explore the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, also known as the first university of Vietnam. Built in 1070 by emperor Ly Thanh Tong and opened from 1076 as a university exclusively for the princes, children of the nobility and the mandarins. In 1802, Emperor Gia Long transferred the National University to Hue, which had by then become the capital city of Vietnam. You will have time to stroll through the shaded paths of Van Mieu Park to appreciate the architecture of this historical site as well as admire 82 of the 116 original steles which were used to engrave the names of the graduates.

Night at your hotel in Hanoi


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Soleil Boutique Hotel

The Soleil Boutique Hotel is located in Hang Bong Street, belongs to Hanoi Old Quarter Complex, ideal for visiting and exploring the tourist attractions of the central area.

Deluxe (x 1)

3

Cruise on the famous Halong Bay

Hanoï, Halong bay

In the morning, you will travel to Halong and arrive around noon.

Distance : 170 kilometers – 2h 30min to  2h45min 

There, you will embark on a cruise in the must-see Halong Bay. This world-famous bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, with its giant rock islets covered in luxuriant vegetation overlooking the waters. Halong Bay includes some 1,900 islands and islets of rocky peaks, often uninhabited and unvisited. This scene creates a spectacular marine landscape, which earned it UNESCO World Heritage status in 1994. You will be served lunch and dinner aboard with excellent and freshly caught seafood from the bay. At the end of the day, you will have the chance to enjoy a night fishing session on the boat.

* English speaking assistant served on board *

Overnight on the boat


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
  • dîner
Daily services : English Guide / Boat / Private Driver

Indochina Sails Boutique

Indochina Sails Boutique Cruise will provide you with an exceptional experience during your Halong Bay cruise. With 14 or 15 Vietnamese-style wooden cabins, you will have all the necessary services, a spacious terrace and beautiful rooms.

Superior Cabin (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Towels

This standard cabin is designed with a wood interior, comfortable bedding, lush linens and a marble bathroom to meet your every need. Choose a double bed or a twin bed to enjoy the impressive view of the bay from the bedroom window.

4

Fly to Hue

Hanoï, Hué, Halong bay

Early in the morning and depending on the season, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the aquamarine waters of the bay. Then the cruise will tour around the bay until you disembark at the end of the morning. After that, you will then return to Hanoi.

On the way, you will pay a visit to But Thap Pagoda, one of the most beautiful and largest pagodas in Vietnam and which contains magnificent wooden sculptures. Then you will then travel to Noi Bai International  Airport, where you will take your flight to Hue.

Upon arrival at Hue airport, you will meet your driver and travel by car to your hotel.

Night at your hotel in Hue.

Distance from Halong to Hanoi: 180kms - 3.5h> 4h by the old road


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : English Guide / Boat / Private Driver

Villa Hue

Villa Hue Hotel welcomes you 500 meters from the Perfume River and 1 km from the Citadel and Dong Ba Market, Villa Hue has a very good location in the heart of Hue.

Superior (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Towels

Offering a garden view, its air-conditioned rooms come with a seating area, a flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. They also have a bathroom with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

5

Visit of Hue

Hanoï, Hué

This morning, start your trip with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. Then continue to explore Thien Mu Pagoda (meaning "Heavenly Lady"). Located 3 kilometers from the Imperial Citadel, this pagoda, built in 1601, is the highest in Vietnam. You will then embark on a 10-minute typical Hue style boat trip to the village of Thuy Bieu. Then, with your bicycle, start exploring the old parts of the village and its garden houses, a feature of Hue city. Built according to the rules of geomancy, these places form a continuity between nature and the city and offer a very pleasant moment of serenity. Have a break at a local inhabitant and taste the regional tea as well as fruits from the garden. A vehicle will await you at the end of your trip to take you back to the hotel.

Distance and duration of the cycling: 6 km - 1 hour

Easia Level: 0

Lunch at Hue Inn Side out restaurant or similar. You will reach the area around the Tam Giang Lagoon after passing through beautiful countryside, mainly consisting of rice fields and fishing villages. Upon arrival at a small house, take a bicycle ride around the village, passing through beautiful rice fields until your first stop to immerse yourself in the daily life of a farming family, see how to make rice by hand and take the water from the lake to the field in a traditional way. If you are willing, cycle on to the beach area to discover the amazing tombs built by the Vietnamese diaspora in respect to their ancestors. Return to the lagoon for a boat tour with a fisherman to explore the serenity of nature and witness how the locals fish, using small cages and long fishing nets. Finally, turn back to the house to enjoy some local snacks and drink before bidding farewell to your host.

Distance: 30 km – 1hour

Night at your hotel in Hue


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Boat / Private Driver / Private French Guide

Villa Hue

Villa Hue Hotel welcomes you 500 meters from the Perfume River and 1 km from the Citadel and Dong Ba Market, Villa Hue has a very good location in the heart of Hue.

Superior (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Towels

Offering a garden view, its air-conditioned rooms come with a seating area, a flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. They also have a bathroom with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

6

On the way to Hoi An

Hanoï, Hué, Hoi an

You will start your food tour by sitting on a cyclo, passing Phu Xuan Bridge to the other bank of the river. The first stop is an authentic local restaurant in a small street, you will

taste some fancy rice cakes such as Banh Beo, Banh Nam or Banh Ram It. Then, continuing around the Imperial citadel, you will make a second stop for a very special pancake: the Banh Khoai which you will dip into a local sauce. After passing another bridge, your cyclo will slowly leave the Imperial Citadel area and head for a small street where you will stop in a famous Bun Bo Hue restaurant, where you will sit on stools. After tasting the signature dish from Hue consisting in tasty noodles with beef and a slightly spicy sauce, you will make another stop after a few hundred meters in a famous cake-shop. Your last stop of the day will be in a riverside coffee shop with beautiful views on the perfume river.

Duration: 3h 30min to 4 hours

Then you will depart from Hue to Danang city, taking the spectacular "Hai Van Pass" route. This road, which overlooks the bay, will offer you an incomparable panorama. You will make several stops along the way, including one at the paradise beach of Lang Co. You will arrive in Hoi An at the end of day.

Distance: 150 km - 3 hours

Night at your hotel in Hue


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa

Located on a leafy street, this refined colonial-style hotel is 2 km from the cultural and historical exhibits of Hoi An Museum, 6 km from An Bang Beach and 30 km from Nng International Airport.

Deluxe (x 1)

7

Visit of Hoi An

Hanoï, Hoi an

In the morning, discover the old town of Hoi An, a World Heritage Site classified by UNESCO. The originality of the place is a mixture of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and French architectural elements. Along the small streets you will see Chinese houses dated more than two centuries old, the famous Japanese pagoda bridge, a Chinese temple and the house of Tan Ky (which belonged to a rich Vietnamese merchant 200 years ago and has been kept original ever since).

Then you will go on a bicycle ride through the rural scenery of Hoi An to Tra Que herb village, known for its aromatic herbs. Join in with the local farmers and observe their daily work of planting and picking vegetables. At lunch, you will have a chance to enjoy the village specialities: tam huu (small skewers of pork and prawns), various kinds of shrimp, pork and herbs, as well as six other dishes of the region. 

You will return to Hoi An in the early afternoon and have the rest of the day at your leisure to further discover the old streets or relax on the beach. 


Distance and duration of the cycling: 4 km - 20 minutes
Easia Level: 0

Night at your hotel in Hoi An

 

Option: Dinner on the bamboo raft 

When the sun is going down, you will be picked up to begin your adventure in a bamboo basket boat for about 25 minutes on Coco River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the river before reaching The Field restaurant located in Hoi An's peaceful countryside.
After a nice welcome at the restaurant, you will be invited to sit down on a bamboo raft placed on the surface of the river bank. Fresh food and a daily catch from the surrounding river is cooked and served right to you in this romantic setting. Enjoy your quiet private time with delicious dessert before coming back to your hotel.

Notes: In case of bad weather, you will be picked up directly to the restaurant and the dinner will be served under the bamboo gazebo on the lake located in The Field restaurant's garden. 


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa

Located on a leafy street, this refined colonial-style hotel is 2 km from the cultural and historical exhibits of Hoi An Museum, 6 km from An Bang Beach and 30 km from Nng International Airport.

Deluxe (x 1)

8

Fly to Ho Chi Minh and visit of the city by Vespa

Hanoï, Ho chi minh, Hoi an

After checking out you will meet your driver and travel to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Upon arrival, you will meet your driver and local guide and travel by car to your hotel.

Your discovery of the capital of the South would not be complete without a visit to the city’s main historical sites: the central post office, whose metal structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel; Notre-Dame Cathedral, constructed from red bricks and resembling Notre-Dame in Paris; Cho Lon and Ben Thanh markets.

Ho Chi Minh by night on a Vespa - in a group with an English-speaking guide (maximum: 8 pax):

In the early evening, you will be picked up at the hotel by Vespa before making a stop at "café zoom" to enjoy a cocktail and an aperitif before venturing into the city. As a passenger, you will have the chance to visit many off-the-beaten places. Your journey will start in District 4 via crowded streets and busy alleys filled with people sitting on small plastic seats. You will be able to savor some seafood dishes while sipping fresh drinks. Then, moving to District 3 through to District 1, enjoy the views, noises and smells of the city, with stops along the way to take a closer look whenever you like. The tour will continue towards a well-hidden Vietnamese cafe to enjoy some live  Vietnamese music. Then, you will finish at a lively bar where you can have a drink and listen to some more contemporary music, or even enjoy a dance! You will finally be escorted back to your hotel at the end of this exciting night tour.

Duration of the visit: 4 hours, from 18:00 to 22:00

Night at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Aquari

Featuring a glass facade, this elegant hotel overlooks the Saigon River. It is a 12-minute walk from the 19th-century Basilica of Notre-Dame de Saigon, 2 km from Bến Thành Market and 3 km from Reunification Palace.

Sunrise Deluxe (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Refrigerator

The elegant rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

9

Discovery of the Mekong Delta

Hanoï, Ho chi minh, Vinh long

In the morning, you will leave Ho Chi Minh City and travel to the Vung Liem district in the Mekong Delta.

After some free time to enjoy the scenery, you will start to cycle through the countryside, passing below coconut trees with endless possibilities for pictures in the surrounding rice fields. After cycling, you will return to the lodge and embark on a small boat. On the boat, you will pass through a small canal of the Mekong Delta in the shadow of the water-coconut trees with the gentle sound of your boatman rowing.

Distance & duration: 8 km – 1 hour

Terrain: good road, easy to ride

Transportation:  135 kilometers – 3hr 30min

Note:

Possibility to continue the cycling tour for 9 km (total 17 km) on similar roads in the countryside

Overnight at coco riverside lodge


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Coco Riverside Lodge

Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, Coco Riverside Lodge is the perfect place to relax. Whether you want to escape the hectic city life, see how all Vietnamese lived in the past, or just want to relax, this lodge is for you.

Standard (x 1)
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony /Terrace
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Living area
  • Refrigerator

Overlooking the river and the well-kept gardens, the air-conditioned rooms all come with a wardrobe. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries.

10

Departure of Vietnam

Hanoï, Vinh long

Early in the morning around 7 am, you will board a boat and reach a local market after a 40-minute journey on the Mekong. You will explore the market, typical of the Mekong Delta, where local people sell vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat. You will return to the boat and cruise again, passing a dam and learning why this system is used in the Mekong Delta area. You will then make a quick stop in a beautiful Cao Dai temple by the river. During the return trip to the hotel, you will stop in a coconut factory, where impressive mats are made.

You will return to the lodge to enjoy your free time. Your room is available until noon only

After lunch, you will head to Ho Chi Minh City Airport (3h) to catch your departure flight.



Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Boat / Private Driver / Private French Guide

Dates and prices

Period Price per adult
De Novembre à Avril
1368 EUR * Choose

*Excluding international flights, price per adult, subject to variations depending on the options desired, the availability of our partners and the exchange rate.

This price includes
  • 24/7 OnSite Support in English
  • Daily meals indicated
  • All activities described except options
  • All transfers, unless otherwise stated
  • Complete travel roadmap
  • Accommodation
This price does not include
  • International flights

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • The insurance

NB: The hotels proposed are our selection for this tour, they will be subject to change to hotels of a similar category depending on their availability.

Proposed accommodation

Soleil Boutique Hotel Hanoï

The Soleil Boutique Hotel is located in Hang Bong Street, belongs to Hanoi Old Quarter Complex, ideal for visiting and exploring the tourist attractions of the central area.

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Room Service
  • Massage Room
  • Laundry Service
Deluxe (x 1)

Indochina Sails Boutique Baie d'Halong

Indochina Sails Boutique Cruise will provide you with an exceptional experience during your Halong Bay cruise. With 14 or 15 Vietnamese-style wooden cabins, you will have all the necessary services, a spacious terrace and beautiful rooms.

  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Room Service
Superior Cabin (x 1)

This standard cabin is designed with a wood interior, comfortable bedding, lush linens and a marble bathroom to meet your every need. Choose a double bed or a twin bed to enjoy the impressive view of the bay from the bedroom window.

  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Towels
Villa Hue Hué

Villa Hue Hotel welcomes you 500 meters from the Perfume River and 1 km from the Citadel and Dong Ba Market, Villa Hue has a very good location in the heart of Hue.

  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Superior (x 1)

Offering a garden view, its air-conditioned rooms come with a seating area, a flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. They also have a bathroom with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Towels
Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa Hoi An

Located on a leafy street, this refined colonial-style hotel is 2 km from the cultural and historical exhibits of Hoi An Museum, 6 km from An Bang Beach and 30 km from Nng International Airport.

Deluxe (x 1)

Aquari Ho Chi Minh

Featuring a glass facade, this elegant hotel overlooks the Saigon River. It is a 12-minute walk from the 19th-century Basilica of Notre-Dame de Saigon, 2 km from Bến Thành Market and 3 km from Reunification Palace.

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Room Service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Service
Sunrise Deluxe (x 1)

The elegant rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Refrigerator
Coco Riverside Lodge Vinh Long

Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, Coco Riverside Lodge is the perfect place to relax. Whether you want to escape the hectic city life, see how all Vietnamese lived in the past, or just want to relax, this lodge is for you.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Activity Center
Standard (x 1)

Overlooking the river and the well-kept gardens, the air-conditioned rooms all come with a wardrobe. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony /Terrace
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Living area
  • Refrigerator

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  • 10 day(s)
  • Custom made
    • Hanoi
    • Baie d'Halong
    • Hué
    • Hoi An
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Vinh Long

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