Capture the real essence and spirit of Vietnam on this fascinating eleven day journey which highlights the best this country has to offer. Unique guided excursions provide you with an insight into the country’s architecture, history and traditional cultures while also introducing you to the friendly local people, spectacular landscapes, amazing cuisine and presenting you with unforgettable experiences.
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Day 1: Hanoi
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi
Take part in a morning street food walking tour and then head out of Hanoi to the home of bronze casting, Long Thuong village. Observe and interact with the craftsmen. Continue by foot to the 200-year-old Nom village, chatting with locals over tea and visiting Nom Pagoda. (B)(D)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Travel by road to spectacular Halong Bay. Board your boat and cruise amongst the dramatic scenery. (B)(L)(D)
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Cruise back to port for your transfer back to Hanoi. This afternoon stroll the tree-lined boulevards of the Old Quarter or head to the Temple of Literature. (B)(D)
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue
Fly to Hue and transfer to your hotel. Start your city tour at the majestic Imperial Citadel and then continue on to Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards, proceed to Tu Duc’s tomb and Vong Canh Hill Top for panoramic views. This evening, the Doan family hosts dinner. Join in preparing your own Hue food specialties. (B)(D)
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Travel over the Hai Van pass to Danang to visit the Cham Museum. Proceed to Hoi An for a walking tour. Following this, join an artisan family making traditional lanterns at their home. (B)(L)
Day 7: Hoi An
Travel to Duy Hai fishing village and see thehustle at the morning market. Continue to a fish sauce workshop to see how this key ingredient is made. You will also visit a series of other villages to learn about some local food specialties and mat weaving. Cook and share a delicious meal with your hosts before returning to Hoi An. (B)(L)
Day 8: Hoi An - Saigon
Your exciting tour concludes with a transfer to the airport. (B)
Day 9: Saigon
Start your day with a city tour of Saigon, taking in the old Saigon Post Office. Perhaps you’ll have the chance to talk to Mr Duong, the love letter writer, and other local characters as you stroll through the city. Continue on to the Old Central Market, and Saigon’s oldest colonial era buildings for coffee. In the afternoon, head to the famed Cu Chi tunnels. (B)(L)
Day 10: Mekong Delta
Drive to Ben Tre Province. Cruise by boat, stopping at a coconut processing workshop. Continue to Uncle Tam Nhu’s family to visit his fruits orchard. Then take a sampan ride through a labyrinth of canals. After lunch relax by the river, kayak or take a leisurely cycle around the village. Return to Saigon. (B)(L)
Day 11: Saigon
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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