12 DAYS FOOD AND ROMANCE
- Tour code: VN–CC-P12
- Duration: 12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
- Attend cooking class in Ho Chi Minh
- Take an overnight cruise to experience the magnificent Ha Long Bay with cooking class on board
- Enjoy white sand beaches in Nha Trang
- Experience Mekong delta with boat trip cruise around
- 11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- Daily delicious meals
- Roundtrip airport transfers
Day 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL
Arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport, we will greet you at airport with ‘Welcome’ sign board, and then you will be transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. You will have the rest of the day to decompress after a long flight. We encourage you to get out and explore the city surrounding the hotel. There is lots of great food options nearby, and after a nice exotic meal you can find yourself a wonderful $10 massage, or grab a few cold beers from the roadside stalls and watch as people pass you by.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 2: EXPLORE MEKONG DELTA FULLDAY
Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong Delta as their primary source of income or sustenance, and it connect 6 different countries. We will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and then transfer to My Tho, on a 2.5 hour drive.
On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a motor boat to enter My Tho city, through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.Visit the coconut candy mill and take a boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.
Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Meet at the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 3: COOKING CLASS – NIGHT TRAIN TO NHA TRANG
In the morning, we will pick you up and start market visit:our Vietnamese Chef will guide us through the colorful and vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase the ingredients we will use during the cooking lesson.
Then we will start Cooking Class
–We will use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty 3 – 4 courses meal.
-Complimentary dessert & free flow of water.
-Nice folder with detailed recipes.
All Chefs and team are fluent in English.
Cooking class will finish at around 12:30 – 1:00 P.M
Overnight on train ( 4 berth shared cabin)
Day 4: NHA TRANG BEACH TOWN
Arrival in Nha Trang in the early morning, our driver will pick up at the train station and transfer you to your hotel.
There is plenty to keep you busy in Nha Trang, with it’s beautiful white sand beaches you may just want to relax on the beach all day too. In the evening there are big food markets, or try out a nice luxury seafood buffet at one of the top hotel chains.
Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 5: NHA TRANG BEACH TOWN
You have the entire day to spend however your heart desires. Nha Trang has some world class diving and snorkeling spots and compared to a lot of other tropical seaside countries it’s very reasonably priced.
In the evening Nha Trang is host to many great skyrise rooftop lounges where you can enjoy a fancy cocktail and take in the views from above.
Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 6: NHA TRANG BEACH TOWN
You have one more free day to spend in Nha Trang and relax. Some great suggestions for the day could be a nice relaxing one. There are the famous mud spas, where you sit in a giant tub of mud, chalked full of minerals and nutrients that are great for your skin. Once you are done sitting in the warm mud, you can lay in the sun and let it bake into your skip, followed my a mineral soak. You’ll feel smooth and fresh as the day you were born. Other highlights include VinpearlLand, an amusement/water/theme park on an island connected by cable cars, the Sailing club is a great spot to have a posh afternoon, or take a trip to some of the nearby waterfalls.
Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 7: NHA TRANG – FLY TO DA NANG – HOI AN
You will be transferred to airport for flight to Da Nang. Our driver will transfer you to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8: HOI AN – MY SON SANCTUARY
In the morning, our bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel (in Hoi An ancient town area) depart for My Son Holy land. We will spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings, of the Champa Kingdom. My Son is the Holy Land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
12:00 -14:00 : Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river .You will visit a village to see the lifestyle of the local people here. You will have lite lunch onboard, before the boat stops at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – named so after the traditional job of the villagers you will be visiting.
The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station and you will be walked back to your hotel.
Day 9: HOI AN – DA NANG FLY TO HANOI – TASTE OF HANOI
You are free until it is time to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Our driver will holding a ‘welcome’ signboard with your name on, then they will transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi for check in. We will experience Hanoi cuisine in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 10: HANOI – HALONG BAY WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
At 8am, we will fetch you from your hotel, to head to Halong Bay. We will arrive slightly before noon, at the Halong Bay Pier, where you will be transferred to the cruise ship. Once on board the ship, you will be provided a welcome drink, followed by cruise briefing and safety instructions, conducted by the host of the boat. After that, you will check in your cabin.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing by Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet. After lunch, the ship will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay, passing by countless islands including Soi Sim Island, Coconut Tree Island.
We will anchor the vessel at Frog Pond area, where you can take time to explore this beautiful scenery by kayaking through the majestic scenery and swimming in emerald coloured water.
Relax on the sundeck with some cocktails, complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rollsFor dinner, we specially prepare a meal to reward your taste buds and stomach. After that, you can engage in various evening activities, such as relaxing at leisure, doing squid fishing…
Day 11: HALONG BAY WORLD HERITAGE - HANOI
Wake up to a refreshing morning with an organized Tai Chi class scheduled at 6.30am. Once, we have revived our bodies with smooth, deliberate, flowing movements, you may enjoy a light breakfast with our assorted homemade pastries, along with coffee, tea or fresh fruit juices.
We will move next on to Sung Sot Cave, where you will have the option to climb up and down 600 steps, to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay. After the visit to the cave, you will check out of the cabin, and settle your bill, if you have incurred any additional expenses, like drinks or snacks in the bar.A beautiful lunch will be served as the ship cruises back to the Halong Bay harbour.
Our coach will pick you up and return back to Hanoi. ETA to be about 5pm, if the traffic is cooperative.
Day 12: HANOI DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
End of services!
- Cooking class in Ho Chi Minh city
- Cooking demonstration in Halong bay
- A bottle of water per person during guided tour
- 09 nights hotel accommodation based on twin/double sharing with daily breakfast
- 01 night on Halong cruise
- 01 night on train Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang by 4 berth shared cabin
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Meal as indicated in the itinerary
- English speaking guide in each destination
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
- Boat trip in Mekong delta & Hoian
- Beverages, tips, and personal expenses
- Other things not mentioned
- Peak season surcharge and compulsory dinner at the hotel for Christmas & New Year
- Vietnam visa
- Domestic & International flight ticket
|Hotel 3*||613 USD||253 USD|
|Hotel 4*||739 USD||346 USD|