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Essence Vietnam tour from North to Central 8 days

(1 Review)
  • 8 Days 7 Nights
  • Max People : 22
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Airpot

Essence Vietnam tour takes us from Hanoi to Danang city within 8 days. The trip covers most of the main attractions in Vietnam including three world heritage sites in Vietnam. It covers from the stately Hanoi, the magnificent Halong Bay, the charming Hoi An ancient town and the bustling of Ba Na Hills. Besides, you will also have a chance to become a real Vietnamese farmer and get a unique experience when seating in a Vespa around the Hoian suburb.

On operator: Essence Vietnam tour from North to Central 8 days

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Transfers by private air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (up on request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Domestic Flights: Hanoi –Danang with economic class
  • Local-stationed English-speaking tour guide. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Bottle of drinking water

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Highlights
  • Enjoy the famous cuisine in Vietnam which is one of the Vietnam unique culture named “ street food”
  • Explore the secret in how to make an amazing Vietnam dish
  • Explore the magnificent scenery of the World Heritage Site: Halong Bay
  • Appreciate the ancient history, architecture, and culture of Vietnam
  • Have a chance to immersed the life of a Vietnamese farmer
  • Get great experience in a Vespa which is the most popular vehicle in Vietnam to go around Hoian
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Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi Arrival - City with Trishaw tour (Dinner)

Welcome up on arrival by local tour guide and driver then we transfer to hotel. Our essence Vietnam tour starts from now.

After a short rest, we enjoy a 1-hour cyclo tour of the French inspired “old quarter”. We will be free for shopping in the old quarter ranges from markets through to designer boutique stores to amazing contemporary art galleries. We will then sit down to enjoy a performance of the city’s famous Water Puppets. After the show, we will have welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.

Day 2Hanoi - Halong Bay, overnight on cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast:
We will take 180 KM to Halong Bay – The Bay of Descending Dragon, which is located in the Northeast of Vietnam. Halong Bay has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage thanks to its universal values of landscape, geology and geomorphology, respectively in 1994 and 2000 and is one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

On arrival in Halong:
We will embark on Oasis Bay Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. We will then savor a delectable lunch while Oasis Bay Cruise among the limestone islands. Then we explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay before continue cruising to Titov Island for swimming and relaxing at the beach or climb up to the Top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.

In the late afternoon, we return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area where we enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. After dinner, free time for socializing with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on Oasis Bay cruise or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3Halong - Hanoi - Street Food Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

On the day dawn:
you can enjoy fresh air of the bay and start the day with Tai Chi class in the early morning. Have breakfast on board, prepare the energy for kayaking among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.

At around 10.15 AM, we return to the boat, freshen up and check out of your cabin while our cruise continue passing Ba Hang Fishing Village, Dog Islet and more. While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Disembark at around noon and find your car is waiting and take us back to Hanoi.
After arrive in Hanoi:
We will start a street food tour: Walking down to the Hang Be street for visiting the local market, we are guided all the ingredients as well as inhabit of local people here.

After the street market, we continue our trip along different streets, try to taste many kinds of local food such as oil-fried pastry, tofu, rice pancake, pillow cake, sweet soup, stuff pancake with pork, draught beer… and one of our best surprised is a stop at Dong Xuan whole sales market where we know many kinds of ingredients being sold.

Last but not least is our happy ending at a hidden coffee in the Old Quarters enjoy its famous ‘egg coffee’ in a pleasant surrounding overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4Hanoi - Fly to Danang, Hoian – Cooking class (Breakfast, Dinner)

Airport transfer:
After breakfast, we will be free until your driver arrives to take you to NoiBai airport for your flight to Danang. Estimate flight is VN165 09:30 1050 P

Arrive in Danang, we will pick up & transfer to Hoian.

Cooking class:
Then, we join the fantastic Cooking class at Red Bridge restaurant with first activity to visit Hoi An colorful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market; and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

Later, we board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School; explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.

Day 5Hoian - Farming & Fishing tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

The activity on this day is one of the highlight on Essence Vietnam tour

This morning:
We will cycle to a local farming village to join daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty. After that, board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea.
Around 10am:
We also learn and try our hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets, learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Have a relaxed fun with catching beautiful purple crabs on bamboo basket boat. After visit a local water coconut palm village, we take a walk around the village and have some tea and snack with local talks…

Back on-board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat, enjoy our lunch and cold beer or soft drink on boat, then back to resort.

In the afternoon, we are leisure at nice swimming pool at hotel after your fun day with Farming and Fishing Tour.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Hoian – City Tour & Vespa tour to explore countryside of Hoian (Breakfast, Lunch)

In the morning:
Have breakfast at the hotel. We start to walk tour in Hoi An town – one of the World Culture Heritages of Vietnam. This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits.

After tour, get back hotel and be ready for Vespa tour.

In the afternoon:
Vespa tour start at your hotel or your guest house at 12:30. Then we take you to the local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch we start for our adventure to ride vespa to the countryside for sightseeing and villages. So the fisrt our adventure ride ahead out west along the banks of the Thu Bon River. On the way we will stop to visit a local market where people sale fresh fish, and learn how about local fishing and bring to sale here. Stop at the farm to learn how do people plan the rice and you will have a chance to meeting local people and can chat with local people. So now the time we visit a village to see where poeple making rice Crackers .
In the midle afternoon:
We ride Vespa crossing a Bridge of the Thu Bon river to the visit and see more farm, like rice farm, vegetable farm. Our tour guide will tell you and show you tail what are people plan here. We will visit a family have traditional to make Mat weaving. After visit all of places to day we will turn back to Hoi an town.

Day 7Hoian - Bana hill - Danang, overnight at hotel in Danang (Breakfast, Lunch)

Ba Na hills is the next step on our Essence Vietnam tour

In this morning:
8.00 Pick up at hotel and head out to Ba Na hills. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda.

You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon:
Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours).

15:00 Return to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay. Stop at Central Specialties Super Market for Shopping.

Check in hotel in Danang. Leisure time at beach. Overnight at hotel in Danang.

Day 8Danang – Depart (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will be free until your driver arrives to take you to airport for your departure flight. Essence Vietnam tour ends.

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We do have single supplement in cause you are solo traveller and you want to use private room.

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Andrew

Solo Traveller

Great time with nice tour guide, very good driver and good services

February 1, 2020
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