Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.
|PLACES TO VISIT||Ha Long Bay – Phú Quốc – Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park|
|AIRPORT||Ho Chi Minh City SGN|
Day 1: Arrival In Ho Chi Minh City
Sai Gon Skydeck: Bitexco Financial Tower is not just a building surrounded by glass and steel, but also a symbol of beauty and play. Rapid development of the economy of Ho Chi Minh City, the key economic region of Vietnam. Bitexco Tower is a typical example of outstanding creativity and design.
Sai Gon Center Night: Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife scene varies from one district to another, though venues that play live music close soon after midnight due to Vietnam’s rather strict laws
Ben Thanh Street Food Market: the street food center serves as an outdoor food court to its traditional counterpart, reminiscent of hawker stalls in other Southeast Asian nations. Picnic-style benches and tables occupy both front and back of space, interrupted by a tight-knit maze of clean, modern food stalls.
17:00 Pick up at request in the central area
17:30 Enjoying the sunset from Sai Gon Skydeck
18:30 Thu Thiem tunel, sighseeing all Sai Gon Center night.
19:00 Sai Gon Bridge
19:15 Vo Van Kiet Avenue connect District 1 & District 4 to see the sightseeing Sai Gon at night
19:30 Ben Thanh street food market
21:00 Return to original departure point
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Day Trip To Tay Ninh And Cu Chi Tunnels Including Lunch
Once there, you will explore the Cao Dai religion in its most scared Holy Temple (1926). The Cao Dai religion is an interesting hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Taoism. The symbol of Cao Daism is the Holy all-seeing eye, which is located at the entrance of this magnificent temple. After departing from Ho Chi Minh City you will join the midday mass, which is a fantastic experience, where you will get to listen to the mesmerizing chants of the followers while observing them in their colourful robes.
After the midday mass, you will enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding towards the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a famous structure of web-like tunnels under the ground, which were used by the Viet Cong Guerilla warriors in the Vietnam-American war, when the tunnels included everything from traps, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
You can also watch a video about its history, or shoot with live ammunition (not included). You can also try a dish that used to be a staple for guerrilla fighters, the “cassava”.
Afterwards you will be taken back to your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: : Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta River Cruise Including Lunch And Vinh Trang Pagoda
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Full-day Ho Chi Minh City Tour Including Lunch
08:00 Depart from hotel
08:20 Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral : officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880
08:40 Central Post Office is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, it was constructed between 1886-1891
09:20 Reunification Palace built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City
10:20 War Museum includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists
12:00 Lunch (Pho, Fried spring rolls, Fresh spring rolls, pudding, etc.)
13:00 Ben Thanh Market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh city
13:30 China Town (Cho Lon)
14:00 Visit Binh Tay Center Market of Cho Lon area and Ba Thien Hau Temple
15:30 Arrive at hotel
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be Floating Market Full Day Tour
On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages and visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, the green pearl where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax in the hammocks to get back your energy.
Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai gardens. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Day At Leisure
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi
05:30Pm: Pick you up from your hotel to our meeting point.Professional English speaking Tour guide of Hanoi Local Food Tours will meet you the meeting point, then we move to the Hanoi Old Quarter Area to start the journey discovering the local food world and local life.
Then we will walk through streets in Hanoi Old Quarter while listening to our professional English-speaking tour guide introducing the culture and the daily life in the evening of the local there.
Have the first stop to enjoy “Nem Rán” (Spring Roll). This delicious dish was voted as one of Top Ten greatest street foods in Hanoi for tourist to enjoy. After that, we will head straight to the street which is famous for “Xoi” (steamed sticky rice). Coming here you not only have a chance to enjoy wonderful local foods but also get the instruction from our tour guide about the ingredients and process to make this tasty local dish.
Continue to explore the street culinary world in Hanoi by walking to Ma May Street to visit a traditional Vietnamese house-“Heritage House”. Here you will see the typical architecture and design of the Vietnamese house during the 1900s. And enjoy “Nom Bo Kho” (dry beef salad), a very tasty and favourite food of the Hanoian.
Visit Bach Ma Temple to learn about the culture and history of the Vietnamese, and then go to Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street to learn how traditional medicine was made and used there. Enjoy the stuffed pancake “Pho Cuon”. This is one of Top Ten local foods of Hanoi which any tourist should try once when visiting this city. After that, we will enjoy another different taste of the Hanoian – Sweet gruel “Che”.
Have a walking discovery Hanoi life by night and enjoy rice noodle soup “Phở”– the most famous food of the Vietnamese before we see visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral “Nhà Thờ Lớn” to see the architectural style of this place which is described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris.
The last taste of Hanoi local food we would like to offer you is a famous Vietnamese coffee “egg coffee”
09.00 pm: Turn back to the meeting place – say goodbye to Hanoi Local Food Tours.
English speaking guide
A Mineral water
The best of Hanoi local food (5 dishes)
Pick-up at hotel in the old quarter (taxi with round trip)
Free drinks (beer, coffee, fresh fruits)
Day 8: Hanoi - Full Day Hoa Lu And Tam Coc Tour From Hanoi Including Lunch
07:45: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
08:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
10:00: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
10:15: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le
11:30: Arrive at Tam Coc wharf
11:45: Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
13:00: Sampan boat trip through the caves (90 minutes including rowman)
15:00: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
15:15: Bike around countryside villages
16:00: Shuttle leaves for Hanoi
18:30: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter