9-night tour from $1,754* per child under 12 years – save $200* per child
Your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Check into accommodation and enjoy free time to explore the city.
In the morning you will be picked up by your guide for a walking tour to see the famous and historic landmarks of Saigon. These include Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), the Rex Hotel, Municipal Theatre, Hotel de Ville and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also visit the site of the former US Embassy (now the US consulate) before visiting the impressive Re-Unification Palace and War Remnants Museum. You will be transferred back to your hotel midday.
Early evening you will be picked up from your hotel for the start of your Saigon street food tour on the back of a scooter.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the Ben Tre tour. The cruise starts from Ham Luong Pier. On this cruise you will view locals fishing, brick making, traditional printing and baking. You will visit a coconut processing workshop that is located on the canal. You can take a walk to a family workshop to see how they make traditional sleeping mats. Here you will enjoy a snack of fruits and teas. Afterwards, you can choose to ride a motor cart or a bicycle along the shady paths, passing by green rice fields and vegetable plantations to get an insight to Vietnamese local culture. You will have lunch at Hai Hoi House before your transfer via sampan along the canal to your boat. Cruise back to Ham Luong pier.
This morning you will fly to the formal imperial city of Hue. Today you will go on a city tour of Hue. The tour includes a visit to the Royal Citadel, which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long. It was built in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decade of the 19th century. The citadel contains the Imperial city and the Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s private residence. You will then visit Khai Dinh tomb, one of the most beautiful in Hue.
Today you will have a 60-minute kite making session. Kite making has been a tradition in Hue for more than 200 years. Hue kites are varied in shape and completely handmade. Later in the day you will visit a Vietnamese orphanage and homeless center at Duc Son Pagoda.
This morning your guide will pick you up and take you on a 160km journey towards Danang. You will view the scenic mountains of Hue, spectacular coastlines and the dramatic Hai Van Pass. In Danang you will tour the Cham Museum and visit My Khe Beach, which was a popular spot for American Soldiers during the war. As you continue your journey south to Hoi An you will stop and visit the Marble mountains.
This morning your guide will take you on a walk through Hoi An old quarter. Your walking tour will include a visit to a private house, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting. You will also visit Sa Huynh Museum which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history as well as a famous Japanese covered bridge pagoda. It was first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream.
In the morning, make your own way to Hai Scout Cafe to join your cooking class. Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. Here you have the opportunity to interact with the local vendors and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
Board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, you’ll explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dished. The cooking lesson runs for approximatively 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef before preparing the same dish yourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
Accompanied by your guide, you commence the day leisure cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand. You will visit a beautiful organic vegetable village, see locals watering and planting vegetables, hoe the soil with a local farmer and ride a water buffalo in a rice paddy field. You will see ducks swimming along the rice farm and farmers tending to their crops. The photo opportunities are endless.
Your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your departure.
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Advertised prices are person twin share, tour only and correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price. Surcharges will be applied on 24, 25 Dec 2019 and 1 Jan 2020. Full payment is required by 30 Sep 2019. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.