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Vietnam: Foodie-Heaven Tour—from Hanoi to Saigon

Vietnam: Foodie-Heaven Tour—from Hanoi to Saigon

$1390 per person

The incomparable French-influenced cuisine, UNESCO Sites, local landmarks, pure lifestyles, and friendly locals are all unmatched highlights of this fabled excursion. This grand Vietnamese foodie tour delivers one of the most authentic ways to feel and taste Vietnam while enjoying its cuisine, local highlights, and famous attractions — all while mingling with locals from the country’s north, midst, and south. You truly are in for a treat.


  • Explore historic and contemporary Hanoi’s cuisine — local fare and fancy rooftop bars
  • Visit revered leader Ho Chi Minh’s House, a simple wooden house in a tranquil setting
  • Discover Hue’s Old Quarter via an adventurous cyclo ride and food tour (and learn some Vietnamese phrases!)
  • Explore the Imperial Citadel, cited by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
  • Visit an organic farm and take a cooking class — traveling via bamboo-basket boats
  • Immerse yourself into Saigon’s foodie scene, touring via Vespa Wanderers 
  • Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path journey into the lush Mekong Delta

  • Destination
  • Included
    Activities as Specified
    English Speaking Guide
    Meals as Specified
  • Not Included
    Domestic Airfare
    Government taxes
    International Airfare
    Tips For Tour Guides
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Processing


  • Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, your guide will meet you for transfer to hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel to Cau Go, a restaurant hidden on the fifth floor of a small building overlooking Hanoi’s famed Hoan Kiem Lake. The restaurant is more than just a great view, however. The décor, like Hanoi itself, is a mix of old meets new via its chic lines and modern furnishings juxtaposed against antique fans, distressed French shutters, and vintage staff uniforms. The chef takes a contemporary approach to traditional Vietnamese cuisine which is beautifully presented in every dish highlighting the country's specialties.
  • Stay with the sky-view theme and head over to The Rooftop Lounge, just minutes away. From nightly DJ performances to special live performances, the ultra-modern lounge is a magnet for Hanoi’s nouveau riche and offers up spectacular 19th-story panoramic views of Hanoi.
  • Transfer back to your hotel


  • Explore the charming city of Hanoi, often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East,’ with its yellow-ochre colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and scenic lakes.
  • Visit the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument of marble and granite built to house the preserved body of beloved Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh.
  • Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple built in 1049 from wood in the shape of a lotus blossom and set on a single stone pillar -- considered by many to be one of Vietnam’s most iconic pagodas!
  • Proceed to Ho Chi Minh's House (nearby), a simple wooden house in a tranquil setting where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Some of his belongings are on display and visitors can walk up the steps to see his bedroom.
  • Then take a one-hour cyclo tour through the famed Old Quarter, known for its ‘36 streets of 36 wares’ named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date as far back as the 13th century. Explore the fascinating maze of back streets, fronted by narrow houses known as “tunnel” or “tube houses” that were built to avoid taxes based on the width of their frontage onto the street ... a wonderfully eclectic glimpse into Hanoi street life. You are doing Vietnam right!


  • Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your leisure time until check out and then transfer to the airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, your guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Enjoy a slower pace of life while pedaling through the streets of Hue aboard a cyclo on an evening food tour. Welcome drinks and light finger-foods at a charming bar begin the night’s samplings as the guide gives a basic introduction about Hue’s cuisine, as well as teaches some basic Vietnamese phrases. Hue’s Buddhist traditions have greatly influenced its cuisine, which can be tasted in its vegetarian dishes at the next stop. As we continue to journey further away from the tourist quarter, the tranquility of the night will reveal Hue's inner soul. Suddenly, street food stalls burst into sight where you can try a crispy Hue-style pancake or lemongrass skewers. And for dessert? Sweet soups are a favorite in Hue! With a variety of colors and flavors, this yummy treat will be a tasty end to a delectable night.


  • Once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Lords from the 17th to 19th centuries, Hue’s splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas, and the remains of the Citadel contribute to its undeniable royal charm. Explore the Imperial Citadel at the center of the Complex of Hue Monuments cited by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Enter through the towering main gate and appreciate the magnificent architecture and gardens while your guide explains the events and the intrigue surrounding the former royal court. Despite being heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, there are some incredibly well-preserved sections intact and others which are being carefully restored.
  • Next is a to visit The Tu Duc Royal Tomb, the most impressive of all the royal mausoleums, built by Emperor Tu Duc between 1864 and 1867. Interestingly, Tu Duc had 104 wives and countless concubines, but left no heirs to the throne. While the complex does include a tomb, together with pavilions and temples, no one knows exactly where Tu Duc was buried as all 200 servants who buried the king were beheaded to keep his final resting place a secret from grave robbers. After exploring the tomb, return to your hotel. Now that was a day!


  • Between the 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An, then known as ‘Faifo,' was a prosperous trading port attracting Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish ships, among others. Today, this World Heritage Ancient Town is recognized for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets, and distinctive local cuisine that allow visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past.
  • Hoi An’s narrow lanes are ideal for a guided walking tour to experience its many atmospheric sights including: the old merchant houses with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, first built in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with its intricate wood carvings; and the colorful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day or two. You can custom re-tailor your wardrobe!


  • Cam Thanh Village is now an urban ward of Hoi An city. It's known for dense water-coconut jungles and immense rice fields. During the Vietnam war, Cam Thanh was a shelter for local people and soldiers. Nowadays, this place supplies seafood, vegetables, and rice for the area.
  • This morning, meet your guide and transfer to the picturesque Co Co river for a bamboo-basket boat ride to Thanh Dong village which is the first and only organic farm in Hoi An. Get a glimpse into the history and customs of this charming village before venturing into the garden and getting your hands dirty – You might like to borrow the farmers’ clothing provided by the villagers and learn how to cultivate vegetables without chemicals before harvesting those vegetables during your cooking class.
  • Continue with a short bamboo-basket boat ride through the peaceful waters and coconut forest to a riverbank restaurant that looks out onto fields. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink and then take part in traditional Vietnamese folk games (balance bamboo bridge, pot smashing) and then join a hands-on cooking class.
  • After the cooking class, savor the dishes you've have prepared. Then, bid farewell to the chef before transferring back to your hotel. Do you plan on showing off your new cooking skills to your pals back home?


  • Breakfast and then leisure time at the resort. Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon
  • Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, your guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel. 


  • The darker the night becomes, the more vivid Saigon becomes! Join the vintage vespa wheels to discover the life of our city after sunset, and let us share with you the stories of Saigon, from its golden days in the 1600's to its modern 21st Century groove.
  • Learn how our local cuisine has changed through the years by stopping at authentic food stalls, restaurants, and bars. Uniquely customized for curious minds who love to get their footprints off the beaten track, these flexible menus introduce you to different courses, including the most popular local delicacies, coffee, and signature cocktails tastings. Yum!


  • Depart from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for a scenic two-hour drive to Cho Gao situated in the Mekong River Delta.
  • Board a wooden boat for a fascinating river excursion to rarely discovered parts of the Mekong Delta that crosses two branches of Mekong River, 20-miles away from the Eastern Sea. You'll arrive at Long Thanh Village for a stop at a local factory to understand the traditional methods used to make coal from the hard-shell coconut.
  • Afterwards, we'll enjoy a relaxing bicycle ride through the peaceful village to observe its rustic lifestyle, riding among fruit plantations and friendly locals. We'll then stop to visit an ancient house and a communal temple. Then, we'll use the ferry to cross over to Tam Hiep Island where you'll enjoy a leisurely walk to a local farmer’s house to enjoy a lunch comprised of delicious Mekong Delta specialties.
  • After lunch, we'll wander through this rural village path to a honey-bee farm to observe how to make honey straight from its source. We'll continue the cycling trip around the village and stop at a local farmer’s garden showcasing a specialty of the region called “lá sâm.” The host will take you around this lush garden to pick some leaves and show you how to make their special herbal jelly.
  • Board a sampan for a ride along the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta before getting back on the ferry to cross the river and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Talk about a classic day in Vietnam!


  • Transfer from your accommodation to the airport for your onward flight. Now that was a trip!
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