Day 1: Arrive in Ha Noi.
Hanoi Arrival – pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
Day 2: Ha Noi.
09:00 In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel to the local reputable Pho restaurant, and enjoy Pho as your breakfast. Then, you will be picked up from the restaurant for your Hanoi city tour, with Temple of Literature.
In the afternoon, you will have some free time for lunch and rest.
15:00 Our guide will take you around the lake, walking to small alleys where people sell local food, exploring the ancient ’36 Meandering Streets’ of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner, where you can try Hanoi signature dishes – Grill Fish restaurant. Please note the restaurant sell only 1 dish, it is Grill Fish.
Then you will be transferred back to hotel, or feel free to explore the night of the city by your own.
Day 3: Ha Noi.
In the morning, after hotel breakfast, you will be picked up to try Hanoi special “Egg Coffee” at Café Giang
Then, transfer to Hanoi Cooking Centre. They are well known for their Market Tours within both their cooking classes and Street Food Tours. Clients can explore the bustling local market with chef who guide you around the market, demystify the local produce, explain the market culture and encourage you to taste some of its most exotic ingredients. After this tour you will return to the cooking class and try to cook, then enjoy a 3 course traditional Vietnamese Lunch, inclusive of one drink. This is a great opportunity to do more than ‘just have a meal’ if your schedule is packed and time is limited.
In the afternoon, chance to try Hanoi “Bia hoi” (draft beer) and Hanoi special “Bun Cha – BBQ noodle” for dinner. you will have Bun Cha as dinner. Bun cha is a well-known local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle, often thought to have been originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Listed in top 7 specialties of Hanoi street food, Bun Cha was recommended to Barack Obama by famous Chef Anthony Bourdain.
Day 4: Ha Noi
Day 5: Ha Noi - HaLong Bay (By Road)
After hotel breakfast, 09:30 Scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Check in the overnight boat with lunch, dinner on boat.
Day 6: Ha Long - Ha Noi - Da Nang (flight)
Breakfast on boat, then disembarkation. Transfer to Hanoi airport, lunch en route. Fly to Danang
Overnight in Danang
Day 7: Da Nang - Hue
Transfer from Danang to Hue. Check in hotel. A vegetarian lunch in town. Visit to a Pagoda and Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba market.
Optional Dinner at your own expense:
Full Royal Dinner, as if you were part of the Royal Dynasty era at the very special Quiet Garden.
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (By Road)
Today we will take you on a scenic drive from Hue to Hoian. There is some amazing scenery on this trip and plenty of chance for photos.
Stop in Danang for lunch (at the pax own expense) – Danang CBD (Mi Quang Noodles) or Danang Beach (Seafood lunch) is recommended, after lunch we will pick up you from both places and transfer to Hoian.
You will then arrive in Hoian and enjoy your time with true family hospitality as your accommodation is arranged at a Home stay in Hoian. Homestays are mostly owned and run by a family, so this is the best way to learn how to prepare real Vietnamese meals. You will quickly be made to feel like part of the family.
Day 9: Hoi An
Waking up in the homestay, try Vietnamese “café sua da – Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk and ice”. Learn how to cook homemade Cao lau for your brunch today. Cao Lau is the traditional dish of Hoi An, and it is said to be made from special water from the local well to give it its unique flavour.
At noon time you are ready to check out of the home stay and move to a hotel.
In the afternoon, you will have a guided walking tour through the UNESCO site, and you can try local Hoian street food including “Banh My Hoian” and other food in Hoian market.
Our tour guide will recommend local food shops to you so you can go to have dinner in town by yourself.
Memories Show + Dinner.
Day 10: Hoi An
Free day in Hoian
- Sunrise Hoian 360 photograph tour (06:30-09:00)
- Ba Na Hills (09:00-16:00)
- Dinner cruise / Sunset dinner cruise (18:30).
Day 10: Depart Hoi An
Transfer to Danang airport for departure flight.