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Vietnam Culinary Tour - 9 Days

A Private Tour visiting Hanoi, Halong, Hoi An & Saigon

Day 1: Hanoi ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, meet up our driver then transfer to hotel for check in (After 14.00)

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal Nil

Distance Noi Bai Airport - Hanoi Central: 35 km à 45 minute transfer

Note: There is no escorted tour guide on this day.

Day 2: Halong FULL Day TOUR (B, L)

>After breakfast at hotel, depart to Halong Bay. We arrive at Tuan Chau wharf, welcome by crew team and we start enjoying 4 hour boat trip. A delicious seafood lunch will be served when we are completely relaxed on boat. We are both having seafood and seeing the wonderful sightseeing outside. Our lunch time ends is the time we walk into the Thien Cung cave (Heaven Palace cave) to see thousands of stalactites and stalagmites colored by hundreds of neon lights. After 1 hour stay in the “Heaven Palace”, we are back to the boat for cruising along the World Nature Heritage part to see the Incense Bowl islet, Cock fighting islets Sail islet, Turtle island….

At 16:00 PM, we finish our boat trip and back to our vehicle for transferring to Hanoi with stopovers at Ceramic and Hand Embroidery Workshop en route.

At around 20:00PM we will be back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal Breakfast at hotel

Lunch on boat

Distance Hanoi center - Halong: 165km à 4 hours to transfer

Day 3: FREE AND EASY IN Hanoi - Hoi An BY TRAIN (B)

After breakfast at hotel, free and easy at your leisure time.

In the evening, our driver will pick up you and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for night train to Danang.

Overnight on train

Meal Breakfast at hotel

Distance Hanoi center - Hanoi Railway Station: 3km à 15 minutes to transfer

Suggested train: SE19 Hanoi- DANANG 20:10 12:20

4 pax share in one cabin with 4 soft berths, if your group is odd, please share with other tourists OR pay more 60 USD/ 01 berth.

Note: There is no escorted tour guide on this day.


At noon, our driver will pick you up at train station and transfer to check in hotel in Hoi An. After that, free and easy time at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An

Meals Nil

Distance Da Nang station - Hoi An center: 35km à 40 minutes to transfer

Note: There is no escorted tour guide on this day.

Day 5: Hoi An CITY TOUR (B, L)

Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel then transfer to the bank of Thu Bon River and board your river boat. As you sail down the river, discover the amazing Hoian craft villages dotting the riverside, and hop off the boat to explore them more deeply. Visit the Thanh Ha ceramic village to admire its intricate pottery, and stop off at the Kim Bong furniture village to check out the hand-crafted tables and chairs, then floating down to the Cua Dai estuary.

In the afternoon, visit the ancient city of Hoi An which former name’s Faifo where there were a lot of Chinese living together with the Japanese and Vietnamese. Explore the sights of its quaint historic district with your private guide. Cross over the old wooden slats of the Japanese covered bridge. Imagine life over one hundred years ago at meticulously-maintained Phung Hung Ancient House and take in the stunning Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Stop at Hoi An’s busy local market.

Overnight in Hoi An

Meals Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at local restaurant - Vietnamese food

Day 6: Hoi An - Saigon BY FLIGHT - STREET FOOD (B)

After breakfast, our driver will pick up you from your hotel and transfer to the Danang airport for your flight to Saigon. At noon, you meet up driver at Tan Son Nhat airport to transfer to hotel in Saigon.

In the afternoon, you start street food tour by motorbike with local guide.

Travel from restaurant to restaurant eating local food during a 4 hour tour: Goi Du Du Bo Julienned Green Papaya Salad topped with Thai Basil, Dried Beef Liver, Toasted Peanuts and Prawn Crackers. Sauced with Chili Sauce and Light Fish Sauce. Banh Khot Rice Flour Mini Pancake with Ground Pork, Shrimp, and Bean Sprout wrapped in Fresh Vegetables Bun Thit Nuong Grilled Pork Shoulder, Pork Sausage, Vietnamese Spring Roll, Fresh Vegetables, tossed with Rice Noodle in Sweet Fish Sauce. Banh Mi Thit Vietnamese Baguette loaded with 9 types of pork, Homemade Mayo, Fresh Vegetable, Chili, and Pickles, Vietnamese Fruit Tasting, Frozen Yogurt, and Black Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice Cream

See different districts of Ho Chi Minh City while traveling. Interact with fellow travelers at each location. Learn about food, culture, and the life of Vietnamese people through fun and interesting conversation with our guides.

5:00 PM- Drop off at your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon

Meals Breakfast at hotel

Suggested flight: VN 109 DAD SGN 09:35 11:05, the airfare excluded in the quotation

Note: There is no escorted tour guide for airport transfer


>In the morning, start your excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S - Vietnam 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.

Driver back to Saigon, short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City: The Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral), The Old Post Office. Continue to visit The Unification Palace which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President. Relax shopping at Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Saigon

Meals Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at local restaurant - Vietnamese food

Distance Saigon Central - Cu Chi Tunnel: 70 km à 2 hour transfer

Day 8: FREE AND EASY IN Saigon (B)

After breakfast at hotel, free and easy for your leisure time.

Overnight in Saigon

Meals Breakfast at hotel

Day 9: Saigon DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight.

End of our service!

Meals Breakfast at hotel

Distance Saigon Central - Tan Son Nhat Airport: 7 - 8 km à 30 minute transfer

Note: There is no escorted tour guide on this day.

Price for Private Tour: From $780 per person + Internal Flight - low season (based on 2 adults sharing 3 Star accommodation).

For a precise quote please let us have your dates of travel, number in party, and desired standard of accommodation.

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