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Like hanoi food tour, Ho Chi Minh also sets apart by a diverse paradise for appertising dishes. Consequently, you can totally expect to sample best dishes here.
Specifically, your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Following that, your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. Then, you will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.
After that, you can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
9:00 AM – we start the tour at Nguyen Thien Thuat backstreet – The Lively Saigon. You will pass through one of the typical streets of the city with constructions dating back to the 1960’s. Along the street are many Vietnamese guitar makers’ stores. Some of them are really of high qualities. There are also many interesting eateries. Mass residential apartment buildings are on the back street. Walking around here gives you an idea about how lively Saigon is. Street Photography is highly recommended. The walk starts from Nguyen Thien Thuat street and ends at Ban Co market. You are invited to try Vietnamese beautiful “chè” (desserts made of beans and sticky rice and coconut milk…).
10:00 AM – Keep on to District 10 and 5 to stroll through more typical residential apartment buildings. Again, you will witness Saigon unique lifestyles on the streets with shops, street food stands and rickshaws passing by.
11:30 AM – Walk along Hai Thuong Lang Ong & Trieu Quang Phuc streets – the traditional medicine streets in China Town. This is an area concentrated with traditional clinics and medicine herb stores. Walking along the streets, you can smell the herbs and watch the shop owners do their business. Visit Thien Hau Temple (a temple where Chinese people worship Heavenly Queen – an important god in their culture.)
12:00 noon – Go to a local restaurant for lunch then come back to hotel around 1:00 pm.
(start 7.20am – return around 17.30 )
7:20am Pick up from hotel.
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh
( Meals: breakfast, luch)
Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Hoi An
( Meals: breakfast)
Our Hoi An food tour starts around sunset, and will walk you through local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants, giving you a filling food adventure for the memory books.
First up – a local bakery that has been making the tastiest banh mi in town for over 20 years. They use the freshest local ingredients and are famous for their banh mi, a scrumptious sandwich that will fire up your taste buds and get them ready for the flavours ahead!
From one local fave to another, next we’ll join locals at a small eatery, taking a seat on the ubiquitous small plastic chairs and sampling tasty BBQ pork rolled with rice paper and fresh herbs. Served with typical soya dipping sauce, this dish is one of the highlights of the local food scene and an absolute must-devour.
Our food tour of Hoi An continues into the atmospheric heart of the city as we head straight for the central market. What awaits us there are hundreds of street hawkers and food stalls selling a staggering array of local produce, including fresh noodles, sweet jelly, seasonal fruits, and live seafood. Your knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the colourful array of ingredients, filling you in on the most popular dishes in Hoi An and the significance of these foods to the traditional culture of central Vietnam.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, taking the flight to Hanoi for a hanoi food tour to taste the unique cusine of this historical land. Check in your hotel and free at your leisure time to get your energy back and get ready for a marvelous hanoi food tour.
( Meals: breakfast )
After you are done with preparation for today’s hanoi food tour, you will jump into hanoi food tour immediately for relishing capital’s dedicacies.
17h45 : Pick up at your hotel
18h00 : Introduce the itinerary of tour and drive around 36 old streets in the old quarter to enjoy different kind of street foods.
19h30 Crossing over Ho Chi Minh Complex for sightseeing with overstop by the side of west lake to enjoy street food +drink.
20h15 Riding pass Long Bien Bridge for sightseeing and taking pictures. Continue riding around old quarter of Hanoi with overstop at Opera house, Metropole Legend Hotel, Hoan Kiem Lake, Big Church.
21h20 Drive to local Coffee to enjoy local life & drink
In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take a route most scenic to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise
( Meals: breakfast, luch, dinner)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then, the boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Now, free at your leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.
( Meals: breakfast, luch)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.
Experienced English Speaking Guide ( If mentioned)
This tour offers Vegetarian and Halal food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet
Children (2-12 age): Surcharge 85% of brochure price
Infants (0-2 age): Free of charge
Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method. After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment
I cannot remember all the names of food that we have tried during the tour. Some of them were Banh mi, bun cha, pho, che, etc. It’s suitable for food lover. Try it!
I can highly recommend letting Vietnam Tour Fun arrange your next trip to Vietnam. We may not be the easiest guests and whatever we requested, they got it fixed and you never felt you were alone with the problems. It can be hard to establish trust over social media, but they were always good at calling back on one’s inquiries and it’s really nice to help them.
I can’t help giving the agency my warmest recommendation! THANK YOU to Vietnam Tour Fun for 10-day trip in beautiful Vietnam!
Noodle in Hoi An was really yummy. And now I knew Pho was famous not for nothing.
A professional travel company that ensures that travelers get max “value for money”. Highly recommend Vietnam Tour Fun if you want a journey that provides experiences beyond the usual. Vietnamese local food was worth to taste.