Savor Vietnam 13 Days

Are you interested in both traveling and enjoying the local food, along with knowing how to make such dishes? Let our Savor Vietnam tour in 13 days package fulfill your interests. With every Vietnamese dish, there is a special flavor that will leave you mouthwatering for it, and traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to create the right flavor, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide. Let’s discover the local life, people and enjoy the country cuisine in all three regions. 

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Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)

Day 2: Hanoi – Cooking class (B.L)

Day 3 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Van Long (B.L.D)

Day 4: Hoa Lu – Hai Phong – Halong (B.L)

Day 5: Halong – But Thap – Hanoi (B.L)

Day 6: Hanoi – Discover – Hue (B.L)

Day 7: Hue – Discover (B.L)

Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B.L)

Day 9: Hoian – Cooking class (B.L.D)

Day 10 : Hoian – Danang – Saigon (B.L)

Day 11: Saigon – Cooking class – Cu Chi (B.L)

Day 12: Saigon – Cai Be – Cooking class (B.L.D)

Day 13: Cai Be – Saigon – Departure (B.L)

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide before transferring to hotel. Have a welcome dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Cooking class
Have breakfast at hotel before taking part in a cooking class at a local family in Hanoi. You will go to the market with the chef and buy necessary ingredients, while learning more about the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. After that, cook your own dishes under instruction of the local family, then enjoy your delicious D.I.Y. dishes with the family. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, filled with many exhibits, photographs and real houses which were inhabited by some of the ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Then visit the renowned St. Joseph's Cathedral and enjoy an one hour rickshaw trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarters. At eventide, enjoy a Water Puppet performance show before having your own dinner. Spend the night at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi travel

Day 3 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Van Long
After having breakfast, you will depart for Ninh Binh, one of the most famous historical and tourism destinations in Vietnam for its long history and impressive limestone peaks. Upon arrival, visit the two King temples of Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh dating from the 10th century, then take a sampan cruise to discover the natural-reserved Van Long “Nature Reserve”, visit the natural-crafted karsts and take part in some fishing activities. Have lunch with the locals in Van Long. In the afternoon, go cycling around Van Long and enjoy its fabulous scenery. After that, return to homestay for the next cooking class. Have dinner with your own dishes with the locals and stay overnight at homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Ninh Binh

Day 4: Hoa Lu – Hai Phong – Halong
Have breakfast at hotel. You will take a new road to Ha long through vast rice fields of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Hai Phong, visit a flower market, a fish market, Du Hang temple and Hang Kenh Communal House. Have lunch at local restaurant. After that, Depart to Halong through the fabulous scenery, arrive in Halong bay, check in hotel and take your free time. Have your own dinner and stay overnight in Halong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Halong

Halong bay - Vietnam

Day 5: Halong – But Thap – Hanoi
Have breakfast at hotel before transferring to Halong Bay, then get on board for a 5-hour cruise in a beautiful wooden boat to visit the most beautiful and magnificent Sung Sot Cave. You may also swim in a quiet and beautiful bay. Have lunch on boat with excellent seafood menu. Back to the pier and return to Hanoi. On the way back, you will visit But Thap pagoda which is known as the cradle of Buddhism in Vietnam, and as the most beautiful and the oldest pagoda in the region. Have dinner on your own and stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Hue by flight
After breakfast at hotel, visit some of the popular tourism destinations of the capital, including Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, traditional houses on stilt inside the Presidential Palace, the revered One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Quan Thanh Temple... then go for a walk along the shore of West Lake to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda. Have lunch at local restaurant before transferring to Noi Bai Domestic Airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue Airport, you will be met by our guide before transferring to hotel. Take your free time and stay overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue – Discovery
Have breakfast at hotel before visiting Tu Duc Emperor’s Tomb and Tu Hieu pagoda. Then you will visit Hue Imperial, including places such as Tu Cam Thanh, Hoang Thanh, etc… then visit Dong Ba Market
 the biggest market in Hue, before having lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier for a riverside cruise on Perfume River (Sông-Hương). During the cruise, you will have a stop at Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture founded in the 17th century and Minh Mang King’s Tomb. At eventide, have your own dinner and stay overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Hue discovery - Vietnam

Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoian
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Hoian through the well-known and stunning 1A Highway. During transition, you may stop at the top of Hai Van Pass for a panoramic view over Danang and its surrounding areas, or take some pictures at Lang Co Beach. After passing through Danang, visit the Cham Museum, and then continue the tour to Hoian
 recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Cultural Heritages in 1999. Upon arrival. have lunch at local restaurant, and walk in Hoian through charming streets or swim at Cua Dai beach late. Have your own dinner and stay overnight in Hoian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 9: Hoian – Cooking class
After breakfast at hotel, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Fukien temple, Phung Hung ancient house and Hoian Central Market. Have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, have a small tour around the local market to buy necessary ingredients for your cooking class. Next, you will learn about the Central cuisine and its differences between that of the Northern and Southern Vietnam at local restaurant. After having finished the class. have dinner with your own dishes and stay overnight in Hoian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Hoian walking tour

Day 10: Hoian – Danang – Saigon by flight
Have breakfast at hotel, then take a free walk within the small streets in Hoian with many tailor-made clothing shops for souvenirs. After that, transfer to Danang Airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local guide before transferring to hotel for a check-in and having lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit some of the most historical sites of the city: Central Post Office with Romanesque art and French-style, the Presidential Palace, the renowned Notre Dame Cathedral, Cho Lon, Thien Hau Pagoda... Later, take a walk through the rue Catina (also known as Dong Khoi Street) to discover the remains of old colonial buildings. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 11: Saigon – Cooking class – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon
Have Breakfast at hotel. Next, depart for Cu Chi to visit the bonsai, herbs and vegetables garden. Then the chef will show you the menu of cooking class and explain the ingredients and how to make these dishes in the South. After that, you can make these dishes by yourself. Enjoy Lunch with dishes prepared by you. In the Afternoon, go on excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels which locate 30 km northwest away from Ho Chi Minh City, this highly complex system of tunnels with 250 km long connecting the northern part of Ho Chi Minh City with Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Trail was dug by day and night by the locals and Viet Cong during the war against the French and then against the Americans. After exploring the tunnel, you will be imbued with the living conditions of the Viet Cong. Go Back to Saigon in the late afternoon. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Saigon exploration - Vietnam

Day 12: Saigon – Cai Be – Cooking class
Have breakfast at hotel before departing for Cai Be. You will take a boat trip from here to discover the beautiful Cai Be floating market with local people selling, buying, trading goods and products from their boats. Go to the local village to visit many orchards, rice paper making factories, or observe the process of making crisped rice, etc…..and discover the daily activities of the local people. Have lunch at local restaurant on the Tien river. In the afternoon, go walking or cycling through the village, visit the orchards or taste tropical fruits... for your leisure time. At the end of the day, take part in your final cooking class, learning more about the uniqueness of the Southern Vietnam cuisine, especially in the Western region. Have dinner and stay overnight in bungalow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Cai Be

Day 13: Cai Be – Saigon – Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge before an early return to Cai Be floating market by speedboat where the locals come to trade various local products. Then, visit a Vietnamese coconut popcorn handmade factory and freshwater fish farms or esavor some local tropical fruits. Have lunch with the local people, then return to Saigon and transfer directly to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

 

This is a private and flexible tour according to your preferences, including both arrival and departure time as well as your budget.

You can find out other different tour packages through our website. The price includes all services (accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, restaurants, domestic flights…), but international airfare

Vietnam Original Travel offers and price may vary according to certain factors as below:

  • Traveling period: the price of services in the high season (October to April), is normally higher than the off season (May to September) and the services are very limited in high season especially guides, flights tickets, hotels….
  • The number of travelers: the more travelers your group has, the cheaper price will be
  • Selected hotels: depends on the category of hotel, its location and offering services, the price in total may vary.
  • Activities during the trip: at least two or more tour packages with the same touring duration and at the same time can have two or more different prices, depends on the activities included in the initial program.
  • Booking date: a late booking may result the higher price because of the uncertain availability of services.

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WildlifeFan01
WildlifeFan01
Rating 5

We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
kami_kara
kami_kara
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
maijoucki
maijoucki
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
Max_Lhb
Max_Lhb
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

Visited January 2015
Gaffer B
Gaffer B
Rating 4

We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
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