Intimate Asia (Vietnam Tour)

Intimate Asia (Vietnam Tour)

Intimate Asia specializes in arranging cultural tours and adventure travel packages in South East Asia for individual travelers and big groups, with a focus on using eco – sensitive accommodation, local culturally sensitive activities …but also adventurous travel options to untouched areas. Our destinations include Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand – countries that are well known for their iconic sights, ancient histories, and unique cultures…that make your experiences intimate and memorable.

Flavours of Vietnam

This Vietnam tour combines visits to the highlights from North to South Vietnam and great learning experiences about the different cooking styles of Vietnam with hands on cooking class in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.  Let’s discover Vietnam through his culinary delights.

  • Hanoi’s Old Quarter and cooking class with a true Hanoian
  • One night cruise inside the dramatic karst scenery of Halong Bay
  • Hoi An ancient town and private cooking class
  • Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and its busy streets
  • Boat trip in Ben Tre and experience on Mekong Delta’s arroyos

Please contact us  to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
10 Days
Departure
03:00
Price per Participant
1,146.00000+ USD
Languages
Group size
2 - 16 people
Transportation
Car
Airplane
Cruise
Bicycle
Walking
Boat
Includes
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room Domestic flights: Haiphong- Danang; Hue - Saigon Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) Cooking classes in Hanoi, Hoian, Hue English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply) Entrance fees for mentioned visits Joined cruise on Halong Bay Private boat trip in Hue and Ben Tre Cyclo trip Vietnam visa approval letter Water and wipes on car or bus.
Excludes
International flight to and from Vietnam Travel insurance. Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program. Personal expenses.
Cancellation
Cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email or fax to Intimate Asia. Cancel more than 60 days prior to departure: forfeit 50% of your deposit Cancel between 30 and 60 days prior to departure: forfeit 30% of your deposit. Cancel less than 30 days prior to departure: forfeit your deposit. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of your written request. No refunds are available for unused services or tours during your trip. Please contact us at sales@intimateasia.com for best tour advice.

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Intimate Asia (Vietnam Tour)

Intimate Asia (Vietnam Tour)

This Vietnam tour combines visits to the highlights from North to South Vietnam and great learning experiences about the different cooking styles of Vietnam with hands on cooking class in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.  Let’s discover Vietnam through his culinary delights.

  • Hanoi’s Old Quarter and cooking class with a true Hanoian
  • One night cruise inside the dramatic karst scenery of Halong Bay
  • Hoi An ancient town and private cooking class
  • Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and its busy streets
  • Boat trip in Ben Tre and experience on Mekong Delta’s arroyos

Please contact us  to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcomed on arrival at Noi Bai airport by Intimate Asia tour guide, and then you will be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in town. Begin your discovery journey from Hanoi, our capital.  Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi

Today, tour of Hanoi city includes Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the 11th Century Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda.  In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university and then explore local life in ancient quarter by an exclusive walking tour. Finally, stop at Anh Tuyet restaurant, located right in the quarter to begin a hands-on cooking class with Mrs. Anh Tuyet, a true Hanoian chef. After visiting a local market to buy the day’s ingredients, learn how to prepare and cook true northern Vietnamese cuisinesand sit down to enjoy dinner. Second night in Hanoi (B, D).

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning depart Hanoi for Halong Bay, through the Red River Delta. Embark a traditional junk for your two day cruise to explore Halong Bay with its incredible limestone rock formations. Lunch served on board while sailing inside the picturesque bay. Visiting a floating village and free time for relaxing on the beach and kayaking. Overnight on board (B, L, D).

Day 4: Halong Bay- Hoi An

Today you continue the cruise through Halong Bay passing many beautiful spots. Disembark at noon and you are transferred to Hai Phong or Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. Met upon arrival in Danang and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An (B,L).

Day 5: Hoi An

Morning, take a cyclo trip to explore Hoi An ancient town with its restored 18th century merchants' houses. Afternoon you are free at leisure. Replax on the private beach or by the resort pool or perhaps rent a bicycle to ride into Hoi An rural area to discover local people life. Overnight in Hoian (B).

Day 6: Hoi An- Hue

Begin with interesting half day learning about Vietnamese food and the Hoi An way of life. A guided tour of Hoi An's colorful central market, followed by  an interesting and informative tour of the Market Restaurant watching live cooking demonstrations with many food tastings. 2 hour hands on in-depth cooking class, lunch, recipes and Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home. Afternoon transfer to Hue via Hai Van Pass. Overnight in Hue (B, L).

Day 7: Hue

Morning visit Imperial Citadel with many weel-preserved royal monuments in Hue and the most famous Tu Duc's tomb. Afternoon embark on a boat trip up the river to Thien Mu Pagoda, built on a hill in 1601 by Prince Nguyen Hoang. Visit the pagoda and continue the boat trip to Thuy Bieu village which is known for its fresh grapefruit, bike ride or walk n the village to experience local life. Late afternoon, enjoy herbal foot bath and home hosted dinner at a local family. Then transfer back to hotel in town. Overnight in Hue (B, D).

Day 8: Hue- Ho Chi Minh City

Morning, experience with another a cooking class at Y Thao restaurant. You have change to enjoy the taste of Hue’s local delicacies such as Hue pancakes. Start an exclusive cooking class where you will learn how to prepare a Hue “Royal” meal. You will prepare 4 or 5 courses ranging from traditional Vietnamese spring rolls to a delicious banana leaf salad. After hands- on cooking class, time to enjoy the delicious and beautiful dishes you just made. It’s really a nice experience andyou gain a deeper knowledge and feeling of Ancient Hue. Afternoon we fly into Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon). On arrival visit the War Remnants or History Museum and walk to visit former Presidential Palace to the major sights of colonial Saigon includes the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B, L).

Day 9: Ben Tre (Mekong Delta)

Morning head to Mekong Delta. Explore waterways and local people life by embarking on a boat trip. Stop to visit local cottage factories where bricks, popcorns coconut candies are made. Return to the boat and begin a sampan ride along small canals, admire the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be at a local family serving specialties of the area. Return to Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Thentransfer to the airport for departure flight home or to other destination. End of tour (B).

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