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Taste of Vietnam Life

Get ready for cultural immersion, local escapades, plenty of fun and un-pho-gettable times all rolled into one.
One trip, double the fun! 
 
From the temples of Siem Reap to the limestone karst wonderland of Ha Long Bay, and the beautiful old-world charm of Hoi An to the buzzing local vibrancy of Hanoi, experience the best of Vietnam and Cambodia with us. Explore a mix of ancient-modern cities, floating villages and colourful market streets that crackle with energy, eat steaming bowls of noodle soup, and enjoy plenty of good times with new friends in between.
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Quick overview

Duration
12 Days

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Starting From
₹153,227
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Active Asia Tours

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Reviews

10 Reviews

Barry & Janet
5.0 out of 5
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened.
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened.read less
Henry & Diane
5.0 out of 5
Best guide we have ever had!
Best guide we have ever had!read less
Barry & Janet
5.0 out of 5
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened. Thanks again for the great memory.
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened. Thanks again for the great memory.read less
Annette
4.5 out of 5
Active Asia were just incredible to deal with, the tour guides, the drivers – couldn’t believe how good their service was. We were treated so well, and they were NEVER late, every detail was thought of and planned so well. Our accommodation and everything was awesome!
Active Asia were just incredible to deal with, the tour guides, the drivers – couldn’t believe how good their service was. We were treated so well, and they were NEVER late, every detail was thought of and planned so well. Our accommodation and everything was awesome!read less
M & T Marsh
4.5 out of 5
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.read less
Philippa & Jim
5.0 out of 5
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend. His knowledge is amazing, he got our sense of humour and his English is perfect. A big thank you for sharing his passion and knowledge of Vietnam!
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend. His knowledge is amazing, he got our sense of humour and his English is perfect. A big thank you for sharing his passion and knowledge of Vietnam!read less
Rebecca
4.0 out of 5
Hoong (our guide) is the most personable, friendly and helpful guide anyone could hope for. We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.
Hoong (our guide) is the most personable, friendly and helpful guide anyone could hope for. We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.read less
Henry & Diane
4.5 out of 5
Best guide we have ever had!
Best guide we have ever had!read less
Karen & Pauline
4.5 out of 5
Vu (our guide) was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, friendly, gave good information. He made our trip into a great experience. We loved his sense of humour and nothing was a problem. Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.
Vu (our guide) was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, friendly, gave good information. He made our trip into a great experience. We loved his sense of humour and nothing was a problem. Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.read less
Barbara & Graham
4.5 out of 5
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing. The hotels, our accommodation, was as good as anywhere. The food also was extremely very good and as is the case we ate too much. Memorable!
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing. The hotels, our accommodation, was as good as anywhere. The food also was extremely very good and as is the case we ate too much. Memorable!read less
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Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City(Saigon)

Upon arrival your local English-Speaking guide will update you with all you need to know about Ho Chi Minh City including money matters, how to get around, what’s ahead on your tour plus he’ll supply you with our Ho Chi Minh City Guide: our guide to what to see, where to shop and eat.

2 nights, historic central 4 Star Hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City

Travel by cyclo – a traditional three wheeled bicycle taxi. Sit back and relax as your cyclo driver navigates you safely via the Saigon River and through Saigon’s bustling streets. Visit Tao Dan Park, a popular place amongst the locals. A stop will be made at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Ride to the War Remnants Museum, displaying exhibits from the Vietnam War. Then ride past the Reunification Palace with the last stop at Ben Thanh Market.

The evening is yours at leisure, you may like to shop or relax back at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An

Back in the city transfer to the airport for a short flight to Da Nang in Central Vietnam. Upon arrival we will transfer you to Hoi An and your resort.

3 nights, 4 Star, River side resort.
This evening, or tomorrow, join in a Vietnamese coffee making class and sample Vietnamese street food at the resort. A complimentary shuttle boat can transfer you to charming Hoi An town for shopping (scheduled departures).

Hoi An

Afterwards, choose to stay in town for lunch and shopping or enjoy your afternoon at leisure out at the beach or lunch by the pool at your stunning resort.

In the late afternoon it is time for an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine at the Hai Café Cooking Class. Your chef will introduce you to the local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking. Then it is your turn to chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook the ingredients into a delicious meal. Your 5-course dinner also includes 2 additional Hoi An specialties – White Rose and Fried Wanton. These secret recipes are made by only 1 family in Hoi An, and are included in the meal, but are not part of the cooking class.

Hoi An

Hoi An is one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam with its charming old town filled with art shops, home-wares, cafés and tailors. During the 17th and 18th centuries Hoi An was a major Asian trading centre, it is a wonderful town for getting clothes tailor-made or for buying souvenirs, Hoi An also boasts an excellent beach.

To discover more we offer optional tours you can book with your guide (additional cost)

The Ruins of My Son – Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the My Son remains of impressive towers located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

My Son is Vietnam’s counterpart to the grand cities of other Asian civilizations such as Angkor (Cambodia), Bagan (Myanmar), Ayutthaya (Thailand), and Borobudur (Java).
Half-day. Fitness level: Walking. Grade: Easy

Countryside Village by bike – Using quality local bikes your guide will collect you from your hotel for a cycle through the countryside to a local village where the way of life remains as it has for generations. You’ll see pottery making and visit the Tra Que farming Village, the fresh vegetable gardens and many of local farmers work at their fields using traditional methods. On the way see small handicrafts, such as rice paper making. Lunch is included of local food before biking back to your hotel. Half-day Tour Fitness level: Cycling. Grade: Easy

Ethnic Village by Jeep – Travel by American Army Jeep for an exciting ride inland towards the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through stunning countryside to a traditional ethnic community still living the ways of their ancestors. Full Day Tour, Guided.

These optional tours can be pre-paid with your tour or available for you to book with your guide prior to arriving in Hoi An.

Alternatively, you may simply relax beside the beach or enjoy shopping in the old town. Your guide is with you if you would like assistance.

Hai Van Pass

Enjoy the incredible photo opportunities as the sun rises and the river and surrounding villages come to life. This is a rare opportunity to experience a true slice of local life. Stop to visit the countryside market – Noi Rang, just as the early morning trading begins. Return along the River back to Hoi An for breakfast at the hotel.

Late morning depart Hoi An for the Mountains to Sea journey to Hue via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. After leaving Hoi An, the first stop is Marble Mountain, a whole village devoted to carving beautiful sculptures (that you can buy or commission and have shipped back home at incredible prices), then stop for lunch before a brief visit to the Cham Museum filled with artefacts from the ancient Cham Kingdom, before heading over the pass.

Climbing the beautiful Hai Van pass, once rated by National Geographic as one of the 50 ‘must-do’ journeys in the world, stunning views await of Lang Co Beach and out to Sea. Before the final leg through to Hue.

2 nights, heritage style 4 Star hotel.

Hue

Then continue by car to the Ancient Citadel, the capital of Vietnam from 1802-1945, where the last King of Vietnam – Bao Dai King – abdicated on 30 August 1945.

After lunch at a delicious local restaurant – visit the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh with its mix of Asian and Western architecture. On the return to your hotel a stop is made at a roadside village to observe how locals make incense and traditional conical hats.

Hue - Hanoi

An early evening Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour guides you through the bustling streets to showcase the cuisine of Hanoi, with stops at several establishments along the way to try out local dishes, perfect chance to sample some popular local dishes.

2 night’s boutique 4 Star Hotel in the old quarter.

Hanoi

You’ll make a brief stop at the Hanoi Opera House built between 1901 to 1911 by two French architects, then visit one of Hanoi’s oldest buildings at an Ancient House, dating back to the 19th century. A stunning example of the architecture that prevailed throughout Hanoi.

At a local Gallery, browse antiques, artefacts and art of Vietnam’s 53 minority groups and one majority group in this blend of gallery and museum. At Hanoi fresco street Vietnamese and Korean artists have hand painted murals on 17 stone railway arches, these artworks create a space connecting heritage, art and community values.

Then walk ‘Hanoi Train Street’ to see how the locals live and work just a few centimeters from the train tracks.

 This afternoon is then yours at leisure to enjoy Hanoi – wander around the Old Quarter, admire Hoan Kiem Lake, take in lunch and coffee with a view or shop to your hearts content.

Halong Bay

Departing Hanoi in your private vehicle past scenic countryside to Halong Bay. Here board your cruise boat which combines oriental style with contemporary comfort. Together they are the perfect recipe for an enchanting holiday.

On arriving at Halong Bay around midday, board your cruise vessel for a delicious buffet lunch as it sets sails out amongst the stunning seascape. Spend the afternoon cruising amongst the limestone islands with seeing floating villages, intriguing caves, deserted coves with the opportunity to Kayak or swim and to enjoy onboard activities including sunbathing, traditional massage and cooking demonstrations.

Overnight and Dinner onboard your Deluxe Cruise. Your cabin offers all the amenities to feel comfortable: twin or queen-size bed, air-conditioner, ensuite bathroom with shower and expansive windows providing memorable views.

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Then cruise back to port with stops at islands and bays before enjoying a buffet Brunch at the end of your memorable trip. On disembarking your guide greets you for the return drive to Hanoi with a visit to a local craft village making and selling embroidery and textile products.

Late afternoon arrival back at your Hanoi hotel.

Overnight boutique 4 Star Hotel in the old quarter.

Departure

Today is at leisure until you transfer for your International departure.

Inclusions

 All accommodation in 4 Star Hotels including daily breakfast 

 All transfers and sightseeing tours detailed including all entrance fees 

 All domestic flights 

 Additional meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 

 Full pre-departure information and an emergency contact phone number in Vietnam. 

Not Included

 International flights

 Vietnam visa

 Departure taxes (if applicable)

 Travel insurance

 Additional meals

 Beverages during lunches and dinners

 Gratuities and any other personal expenses

 Additional 5% GST

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