The Taste of Vietnam 12-Day Tour offers a comprehensive journey through the flavors, culture, and beauty of Vietnam.
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
Explore the charming Old Quarter, known for its narrow streets, bustling markets, and traditional architecture.
Enjoy a welcome dinner featuring authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Embark on a full-day city tour of Hanoi.
Visit iconic landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature.
Take a cyclo ride around the bustling streets of the Old Quarter.
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise
Travel to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its stunning limestone karsts and emerald waters.
Embark on a memorable overnight cruise, exploring the bay’s scenic beauty, caves, and floating villages.
Enjoy activities like kayaking, swimming, and a cooking demonstration on board.
Day 4: Hanoi to Hoi An
Return to Hanoi and catch a flight to Danang.
Transfer to Hoi An, a charming ancient town known for its well-preserved architecture and vibrant lantern-lined streets.
Explore the town’s attractions and relax in the atmospheric ambiance.
Day 5: Hoi An Walking Tour
Take a leisurely walking tour of Hoi An’s UNESCO-listed Old Town.
Visit historical sites, including the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, and the vibrant riverside market.
Learn about traditional crafts such as lantern-making or silk weaving.
Day 6: Cooking Class and Tra Que Village
Join a cooking class and learn to prepare classic Vietnamese dishes.
Visit Tra Que Village, where you can get hands-on experience in organic farming and participate in traditional activities.
Enjoy a delicious lunch with the dishes you prepared.
Day 7: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the dynamic metropolis of Vietnam.
Explore the city’s highlights, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and the War Remnants Museum.
Experience the vibrant nightlife and indulge in delicious street food.
Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City in the morning.
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. Explore the tunnels, learn about their history, and witness demonstrations of the traps and weapons used.
Enjoy a local lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Travel to the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, which is approximately a 2-hour drive from the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Arrive at the Cao Dai Temple and witness the midday ceremony. Learn about the unique Cao Dai religion, a syncretic belief system that combines elements of various religions.
After the temple visit, return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon or evening.
Day 9: Mekong Delta Excursion
Embark on a full-day excursion to the Mekong Delta, known as Vietnam’s “rice basket.”
Cruise along the Mekong River, visit local villages and learn about the rural way of life.
Sample tropical fruits, visit a bee farm, and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
Day 10: Saigon City Tour
Start your day by visiting the Reunification Palace, also known as Independence Palace. Explore the historical rooms, including the war command center, and learn about its significance in Vietnam’s history.
Visit the nearby War Remnants Museum, which provides a powerful and thought-provoking exhibition on the Vietnam War, featuring photographs, artifacts, and displays.
Head to the Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic landmark with its beautiful neo-Romanesque architecture. Take some time to admire the exterior and step inside to appreciate its serene atmosphere.
Visit the adjacent Saigon Central Post Office, a grand colonial-era building designed by Gustave Eiffel. Marvel at its architecture and browse through the various stalls offering postcards and souvenirs.
Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample some traditional dishes such as pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), or fresh spring rolls.
Explore the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter, also known as Dong Khoi Street, and its surrounding areas. Take a leisurely walk and soak in the atmosphere of this bustling district, lined with shops, cafes, and historical buildings.
Visit the Saigon Opera House, a stunning French colonial building that hosts various cultural performances. Admire its architecture and take some photos.
Wander through Nguyen Hue Walking Street, a pedestrian-only boulevard lined with shops, cafes, and fountains. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and street performances.
Take a stroll along the Saigon Riverfront, enjoying the scenic views and observing the local life along the riverbanks.
If time permits, you can visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a beautiful Taoist temple known for its intricate carvings and peaceful ambiance.
End your day with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, handicrafts, and sample local street food. Take your time to explore the market and indulge in the vibrant atmosphere.
Day 11: Saigon Free and Easy Day
Relax or shopping and indulging yourself in the spa treatments
Day 12: Departure
Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh City for last-minute shopping or exploration.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to Vietnam. Tour Ends,
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