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Like the Hanoi food tour, Ho Chi Minh also sets apart a diverse paradise for appetizing dishes. Consequently, you can expect to sample the best dishes he’s 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 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 product 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’s backstreet – The Lively Saigon. You will pass through one of the typical streets of the city with constructions dating back to the 1960s. Along the street are many Vietnamese guitar makers’ stores. Some of them are really of high quality. There are also many interesting eateries. Mass residential apartment buildings are on the back street. Walking around here gives you an idea of 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’s unique lifestyles on the streets with shops, street food stands, and rickshaws passing by.
11:30 AM – Walk along Hai Thuong Lan 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 the Heavenly Queen – an important god in their culture.)
Noon – Go to a local restaurant for lunch then come back to the hotel around 1:00 pm.
7:20 am Pick up from the hotel.
Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, depart for My Tho, the town that 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 the country lane and see orchards, and enjoy tropical fruits, and folk song music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Ride a hand-rowed sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit the honey-bee farm, and enjoy the honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around Tan Thach village, and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those who can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh.
Have breakfast at the hotel, have free leisure time until there will be a private cab to transfer you to the airport, and be ready for the next flight to Hoi An.
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 flavors 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 colorful 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, take the flight to Hanoi for a Hanoi food tour to taste the unique cuisine of this historical land. Check-in at your hotel and free your leisure time to get your energy back and get ready for a marvelous Hanoi food tour.
After you are done with preparation for today’s Hanoi food tour, you will jump into the Hanoi food tour immediately for relishing the capital’s delicacies.
17h45: Pick up at your hotel.
18h00: Introduce the itinerary of the tour and drive around 36 old streets in the old quarter to enjoy different kinds of street foods.
19h30 Crossing over Ho Chi Minh Complex for sightseeing with an overstep by the side of the west lake to enjoy street food and +drink.
20h15 Riding past Long Bien Bridge for sightseeing and taking pictures. Continue riding around the old quarter of Hanoi with an overstep at the Opera house, Metropole Legend Hotel, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Big Church.
21h20 Drive to local Coffee to enjoy local life & drink.
In the morning, check out from the 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 take part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise.
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 to sail back to the main harbor and return to Hanoi around 17:00. Now, free in your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
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.
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* Domestic flight Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An with 20kg luggage/person by Vietjet Air
* Domestic flight Hoi An to Ha Noi with 20kg luggage/person by Vietjet Air
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.
– Private vechile (pick up/drop off service, excursions)
– Air-conditioned bus to Halong Bay
– Boat on Halong Bay
– Flight : Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An, Hoi An to Ha noi
– Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
– All sightseeing tickets as per itinerary
– Tissues and water on coach
– Visa approval letter to Vietnam
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
The rate for children applicable for child sharing a room or cabin with two adults:
All tickets: Based on each airlines policy, the price for children will be applied at time of booking.
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. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.
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
Alterations to your itinerary before the booking is processed are happily processed free of charge. We want to provide the best tour possible for you.
Alterations, after you have received your booking confirmation letter, will attract a fee of $10 USD per request.
Vietnam Tour Fun reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the tour if air schedule or surface transportation changes, and/or events beyond its control make such alteration necessary.
In this event, any of the increase or reduction of the tour cost will be calculated and charged accordingly.
If the tour is to be changed at the request of the client(s), the client will be required to pay any additional cost in advance.
We would deeply regret your decision to cancel your trip to Vietnam & Indochina; however, we realize that there are many reasons for this event.
In the event of cancellation, we will refund any payment made to Vietnam Tour Fun given that a cancellation fee is applicable.
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After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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!
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Noodle in Hoi An was really yummy. And now I knew Pho was famous not for nothing.
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