Vietnam Lifestyle Amaze

Experience culture and lifestyle of Vietnam local life

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Round trip 13Days Lifestyle Vietnam escape from the noise of bustling city


Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Danang - Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong


12 Nights /
13 Days

Vietnam Lifestyle Amaze

Vietnamese people are centered around soaring into what’s to come. In this new time of sure self-determination, the climate is one of unmistakable good faith. Where the main change is consistent, luckily for voyagers, Vietnam’s conventional charms have not yet been overshadowed. Albeit, boisterous motorbikes keep on replacing bikes at a growing rate. The previous Communist fortification of Hanoi has kept up its tight laned charm, while the dissolving limestone zeniths of Halong Bay are as extraordinary as ever. From the old neighborhoods of Hoi An to the unlimited Mekong Delta, the nation offers an astounding assortment of views. Whether your interest is wartime relics or shorelines and rice paddies, see Vietnam now, in light of the fact that it consistently appears to re-evaluate itself.


Look no further… a Vietnam Holiday will amaze you and your family with an extensive variety of intriguing activities like street food safari, tasting the most flavorful Vietnamese dishes, exploring and joining into the local way of life in Mekong Delta, biking to visit provincial towns and villages, adapting more about the enchanted Vietnamese history and in addition submerging yourself into the beguiling of Natural World Heritage of Halong Bay. Appreciate with your family an unbelievable visit!

starts £ 2665 per person

Day 00 : Departure from UK

Departure from UK to begin your holiday experience

Day 01 : Arrival at Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport you will meet the local travel guide and you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Hanoi is a city of bicycles.


Enjoy HaNoi Street Food Safari. You will meet at the hotel (at about 4pm) and explore a combined walking tour of street food safari and cultural exploration. The tour begins at Hoan Kiem Lake with a visit to Ngoc Son Temple where your guide will explain about the legend of the Hoan Kiem Lake also known as “Sword Lake or Lake of the Returned Sword” or “Lake of the Restored Sword”


Start your street food safari in the Old Quarter, with first stop to taste Banh Goi (meat and vermicelli-filled dumplings) at Ly Quoc Su Street, on the way our guide will show you the historical Saint Joseph Church. Then you will continue to try the iconic Ha Noi’s delicacy Bun Cha (vermicelli served with aromatic herb and grilled pork, meet ball, dip in fish sauce) in Hang Manh Street. Your guide will bring you to try some Vietnamese green hot tea at a simple tea stand on the sidewalk (which is very Hanoian’s style) where you can optionally have a chance to try smoking the bamboo pipe, a symbolic combination of Ying and Yang.


Continue in the Old Quarter with tasting of Oc Luoc (steamed snails) at Dinh Liet Street. During the course of walking, you may encounter some street vendors selling exotic fruits carried by bamboo basket and balance, the guide will bridge the conversation and help you to choose and taste some. Before settling down for “beer time”, you will have a cultural surprise at Bach Ma Temple, one of the four most important temples in Hanoi. Finish your mixed walking tour around one of the most exciting areas in Hanoi, the intersection between Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets, so-called “international crossroad”. This is a place where you can see a lot of locals, tourists and travelers gathering, chatting and having a glass of “Bia hoi” local beer with some snacks, noisy, chaotic but exciting and funny.


Return to the hotel at around 7pm, end of service or stay longer as your own wish. Lunch and Dinner to your own account and overnight accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 02 : Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Hanoi

Breakfast will be at your hotel.


Your days excursion will start with your departure towards the north of Hanoi to the ancient village of Duong Lam in Ha Tay province. Compared to the busy capital of Hanoi, time must have stopped long time ago in Duong Lam. Duong Lam was one of the first villages in the country to be recognized as a national relic with a history of over 1000 years. Some of the houses are said to be 400 years old and the villagers claim that two kings of Vietnam, King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. You can stroll around and enjoy an experience, which is becoming very rare in a fast developing and modern Vietnam. Lunch will be served in a local family’s house.


In the early afternoon, you will return to Hanoi and enjoy an exclusive Water Puppet Performance, which is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century. It is performed at the artist private mini stage. The dedicated artist was born in a family with a tradition of making and performing art of water puppetry. He has studied and experimented “one-artist performance” for many years, introduced innovative stories in the show and is now proud to open his house to the larger public to share his passion. His residence is also home to a small water puppet “theater”. Set up at the top of a 4-storey building, the tiny theater can host up to 15 audiences. A show lasts for about 30 minutes and is preceded by an intro-talk about Vietnamese art of water puppetry by the artist over a welcome tea.


After the show, you as an audiences can play with the puppets and get to understand how they work under the water as well as learn to make one.

You will continue visiting the Temple Of Literature which is dedicated to confucius (Khong Tu), also known as Vietnam’s first university dating back to the Ly dynasty in the 11th century by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong.


Dinner to your own account and over night accommodation at the hotel.

Day 03 : Hanoi - Halong (Joint Basic)

Good Morning at Hanoi. After breakfast (which will be at your hotel), you will be transferred to Halong. After arrival in Halong, you will be on your own as no guide will be available on board.


Welcome aboard! Set sail through HaLong Bay which translates to “descending Dragon Bay” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while on board lunch will be served. You will be sailing through the passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.


After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, visit an interesting floating fishing village where you will have the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay


Back on board, enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset and later unwind yourself at the restaurant for a lavish dinner.


Overnight stay on board


Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to seasons, weather, water tide conditions with or without prior notice.

Day 04 : Halong – Hanoi - Hue

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will visit beautiful limestone grotto “Dau Go Cave” also known as Wooden Stakes Cave then you will be back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock.


You will then drive back to Hanoi with sightseeing en route like Cua Lo, Dong Hoi, Danang, Nlnh Binh and transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.


Lunch and Dinner at your own account and over night accommodation at hotel.


Note : Sightseeing en route to Hue are subject to change with or without prior notice, depending on the schedule of travel from Hanoi.

Day 05 : Hue

Cherish your breakfast at the hotel.


Your day will start with a visit to the central and long established Dong Ba market also known as Cho Dong Ba which is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien, situated near the eastern corner of the citadel where the Dong Ba Canal merges with the Perfume River. The wanderlust day market starts at 3am with lively scenes, color and taste.


You will continue visiting the Imperial City then take a leisure cycle ride to Kim Long village and Thien Mu pagoda. Kim Long is remarkably dotted with ancient Vietnam garden-houses which were once the residence of the royal imperial court descendants, high-ranking mandarins or rich people under Nguyen’s Dynasty the last ruling family of Vietnam. Their rule lasted a total of 143 years. Hue is also known as Capital of Gardens.


You will enjoy a vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon, visit Tu Duc tomb, built between 1864 and 1867 for the Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc which is the most popular place located south of Hue on Van Nien Hill in Duong Xuan Thuong village. Near to the royal tomb, make sure you stop by this roadside village and observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incense as well as traditional Hue Conical Hats. Colourful stalks of incense are bunched together, and sample pieces are lit so that there is a pleasant aroma in the air.


Enjoy your dinner at own account and over night accommodation at hotel.

Day 06 : Hue – Danang – Hoi An

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will start your day by visiting the elaborate Royal Mausoleum of the Emperor Ming Mang, who was born Nguyen Phuc Đam, who was also known as Nguyen Phuc Kieu and was the second emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam. The tomb is 12km form Hue, on Cam Ke mount, near Bang Lang fork, on the west bank of the Perfume River.


Then you will proceed your day trip exploration to Da Nang via Hai Van Pass. It’s a spectacular 19 kilometres of roadway, a deserted ribbon of perfection, one of the best coastal roads in the world that winds up and over a fortress of mountains and coast, connecting Da Nang with the town of Lang Co in Hue province. To make your Hai Van a memorable journey, you can make the ride exotic by renting a motorbike in good condition or find the best bicycle with gears; the costal adventure can be a strenuous challenge.


You will reach Dalang, an evolving city. For decades it has had a reputation as a provincial backwater, but big changes are ongoing with gleaming new mordenist hotels, city’s beach restaurants and night life at its shimmering neon-lit best.  Danang also makes a great base for day trips. The city is part of a long thin peninsula, at the northern tip of which is Nui Son Tra, also called as Monkey Mountain by US soldiers. China Beach and the five Marble Mountains lie southwest of the city.


You will have lunch at the floating restaurant on the peaceful lagoon of Lang Co. After the hearty meal, you will visit the Cham Museum, which was founded in 1915 by the École Française d’Extrême Orient, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture has one of the finest and the largest collections of Cham sculptures and artifacts of the ancient civilization, all dating from the 5th to 15th centuries are displayed.


Then you will proceed to the Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village specialized in marble carving. Situated right at the foot of the Marble Mountains to the southeast of Da Nang City, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. The founder of the village was artisan Huynh Ba Quat from Thanh Hoa province.


After the excursion, the guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An. Dinner will be at own account and over night accommodation at hotel.

Day 07 : Hoi An

Breakfast will be at the hotel. You will start the day by exploring the fascinating Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking course at the Red Bridge Cooking School (SIC).


Then, you will visit Hoi An’s Central Market for an unmissable shopping experience. The amazing sights of colour, sounds and aromas of this busy market is certainly worth a look for its authentic slice of Vietnamese life. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients like herbs and spices , exotic fresh fruits and vegetables, also a huge selection of fresh fish, duck and chicken available to be used in the cooking lesson later.


After purchasing the ingredients, you will 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 will explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known authentic dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before you prepare the same dish yourselves. The best chef of the cooking school will brief and introduce you to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the cookng lesson, you will sit down and eat exactly what you have cooked.


Manners: Vietnamese eat around a table or sitting on a mat. As in any eating culture, table manners are very important.


After a hearty Vietmanese meal you will be taken on a walking tour in Hoi An, to discover the historic ancient town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries and still the narrow lanes lined with houses remain speaking the influence of Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture and cultures, that came as traders during the prosperous time of this enchanting port. You will also explore and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market. Around the town you will see numerous art galleries and tailor shops, and you can even get some made-to-order clothes if you like. You will enjoy a short boat ride to a nearby village that specializes in ceramics and crafts, including boat building.


Then you will be transfered to the hotel. Dinner will be at own account, over night stay accommodation at hotel

Day 08 : Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang

You will have breakfast at the hotel and after that, you are free at leisure until your flight to Nha Trang.


Upon arrival in Nha Trang you will have a stupendous lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon sightseeing journey will start with a visit to Po Nagar Cham Tower, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 2nd century. The tower was built between the 7th and 12th centuries and the tower is still used today as a place of pilgrimage for the Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists honouring Yang Ino Po Nagar, the goddess of the Dua (Liu) clan, which ruled over the southern part of the Cham kingdom. Originally the complex had seven or eight towers, but only four towers remain, of which the 28m-high North Tower known as Thap Chinh, which dates from AD 817, with its terraced pyramidal roof, vaulted interior masonry and vestibule, is the most magnificent. The towers stand on a granite knoll 2km north of central Nha Trang, on the banks of the Cai River.


Note : This site has a continuing religious significance, so be sure to remove your shoes before entering.


At the end of the tour, you can take a short walk at Cho Dam Market popularly known as Dam Market for a traditional local experience, you can find the collection of stalls where you can see and sense the smell of dried-seafood products, including com chay (vegetarian) and many more.


Dinner on own arrangement and overnight accommodation at the hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 09 : Nha Trang

You will have breakfast at the hotel and then start your full day of boat trips to offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay.


After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel to go and visit Nha Trang islands. Your car and guide will take you to visit Oceanographic Institue, one of the first in Indochina built in 1923 by the French where you can see the whole collection of sea-creatures and where numerous sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make up a small ocean world .


Next, you will be transferred to the Cau Da port to embark on a boat heading to the Nha Trang islands. Mun Island is the best choice for snorkeling where you can see lots of live colourful corals, fish and sea habitats. You will also be able to see the caves where sea swallows make their nests on turquoise waters. There will be time for relaxing, diving, swimming and practicing water sports or other activities on Mot Island nearby.


In the afternoon, you will head to Hon Tam Island for a freshly made lunch at the island restaurant, relaxing and swimming in the resort pool or at one of the premier beaches of Nha Trang islands. On the way back visit Hon Mieu Island, an authentic Vietnamese fishing village and observe daily life and activities of local people before going back to the shore.


Dinner will be at your own account and over night accommodation at hotel.

Day 10 : Nha Trang – Sai Gon

Breakfast will be at your hotel.


You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon, the guide will cheer you up in the arrival hall of Saigon Airport depending on your flight and you will drive to Cu Chi and visit an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam war. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels.


The Cu Chi tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and played a major role in North Vietnam winning the war.


The tunnels were not only fortifications for Viet Cong guerillas, but were also the center of community life. Hidden beneath the destroyed villages were underground schools and public spaces where couples were married and private places where lovers met. There were even theaters inside the tunnels where performers entertained with song and dance and traditional stories. Fascinating!


On the way back to Saigon, you will visit a local house making rice paper.


Over night stay, accommodation at hotel.

Day 11 : Sai Gon - Mekong

You will have breakfast at your hotel. The journey will start with pick-up at hotel and transfer you to Mekong for overnight on Bassac cruise.

(The itinerary of Cai Be – Can Tho or Can Tho – Cai Be will be confirmed case by case base on status upon request).


You will be boarding at Cai Be at noon. On the cruise, a welcome drink will be served and after an introduction to the ship and crew, you will check into the cabins. The ship will start sailing towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river crossing the My Thaun Bridge and and turns into a smaller branch lined with mangrove.


You will have lunch while en route and rest on the deck.


The Bassac slips into the Cho Lach Canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, you will have a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the river banks as well as on the water.


Your journey will continue with a visit to a village on the banks of the river Mang Thit, a life time opportunity for you to closely mingle and appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. You will make a quick visit to the orchard or rice fields nearby.


After you board back on the ship, a complimentary drink as a welcome back on board will be served. You can rest on the deck enjoying the mesmerizing sunset on the river. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river.


The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.


Your overnight stay and accommodation will be on the cruise.

Day 12 : Mekong – Sai Gon

You may get up to witness the beautiful sunrise and for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho, this name comes from “Cầm Thi Giang” translated as River Of Poems. It is also referred to as “Tay Do” meaning “Western capital”. This fourth largest city of Vietnam is famous for its floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food and fresh fruits and the beauty of the Mekong delta.


You will arrive in Cai Rang Floating Market and check out and transfer onto a local boat exploring the backwaters to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier. It is long lasting with poetic landscapes and a favourable position near Hau River. This pier is also mentioned a lot in Vietnamese literature. Ninh Kieu Pier now has become Ninh Kieu Park which has been a water port as well as a tourist and cultural site of Can Tho City since the 19th century. Ninh Kieu Pier is situated on the right bank of Hau River, between the junction of Hau River and Can Tho River. This pier is adjacent to Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan An Ward in Ninh Kieu District of Can Tho City.


You will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh and dropped off at your hotel, whilst having a hearty lunch at a local restaurant on the way back. After you arrive in Saigon, which is the common name of Ho Chi Minh City, you will start a panoramic tour to Cho Lon then photo stop at Notre-Dame Basilica Cathedral, Reunification Palace and the NeoCalssical Saigon Central Post Office, you will also come across food stalls that line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.


At Saigon, dinner will be at your own account and accommodation at hotel

Day 13 : Sai Gon – Departure for UK

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have leisure time until your transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure.

Astonishingly fascinating, exotic and utterly convincing, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty of emerald waters, islands and a unique heritage, located at South China Sea known for its perfect coved beaches, rivers, lonely mountain passes, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities.


Vietnam is a hit with everyone traveler who visits with the bustling streets of Hanoi or the villages of Sapa, there’s something for everyone here. Old Town exploration, rural adventure makes it exotic travel, Including magnificent food to stunning scenes, this edge of Southeast Asia amazes the faculties. Quiet paddy fields offer approach to excited urban focuses like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where the young populace hurries to grasp what’s to come. Boutiques fill the French frontier structures in charming Hoi An; in the north, a world away, are Sapa’s ethnic markets. Around Vietnam, lavish wildernesses and jag­ged karst crests coax swashbucklers. Retain it everything except require investment to unwind, maybe on the long, appealing coastline with its reality class shorelines.


A frantic and entrancing nation, it brings to mind the street vendors, water bison trudging crosswise over rice fields, mopeds humming through urban communities and gliding markets on the Mekong River.


The days when Vietnam was best known for its contention with America are a distant memory. From the sanctuaries of Hanoi and the islands of Halong Bay to the shorelines of Nha Trang and the royal residences of Hue, it is a nation now immovably carved in the travel mind.


Now and again, Vietnam is an ambush on the faculties. Life in its hot urban areas is directed to a great extent in the city, among babbling bia hois (asphalt bars) and steaming pho (noodle soup) stands. The nation’s two fundamental urban areas – Hanoi in the north, Ho Chi Minh in the south – are distinctive from multiple points of view, however they share an inebriating vitality. Old pagodas and frontier houses shake for space with new-form high rises, while overly complex back-rear ways murmur with life. These restricted boulevards are climatic spots to invest energy, day or night.


Vietnam’s long, thin shape, now and again contrasted with two rice crate at either end of a post, means these two urban communities structure regular begin and end focuses to an agenda. The highlights along the way, in the mean time, are too stuffed as the spring moves which enhance market slows down: nature-beaus, history buffs, shoreline bums and foodies are all provided food for in uniquely Vietnamese style.


Those heading into the farmland can expect heavenly view, as well as a rich social web of various ethnic gatherings. The US wartime legacy can even now be promptly investigated – maybe most eminently at the Cu Chi Tunnels close Ho Chi Minh – yet this is a nation to appreciate for what it is today, whether you’re here for a couple days or a month.


(All prices as offered in Pound Sterling – Minimum two persons traveling)


Winter Offer :  Starting from : £ 2665.00 per person

*Supplements may apply peak periods, city sold out dates, and high seasons.


Supplement for superior hotels apply.


  • Economy Class Return flights from UK.
  • Economy class domestic flights for Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Nha Trang/Cam Ranh – Saigon including domestic airport tax.
  • Accommodation with meals as outlined in the programme.
  • Package – 2 days /1 night cruise in Halong (Joined basis)
  • Package – 2 days /1 night cruise in Mekong (Joined basis)
  • Transfers and tours with local English speaking
  • All Entrance fees, boat fees.
  • Current taxes, Service charges, etc.



  • Porterage at the airports and at hotels (in and out)
  • High Season/Peak Season Surcharge/Festive Season surcharge at hotels (if any)
  • Other tours & meals not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in and late check out charges from the hotel
  • Guide on board the cruises.
  • Vietnamese visa stamping fee at USD45.–/pax (only applicable to people obtaining the VISA sticker in immigration upon arrival)
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips for services of local guides and drivers
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
  • Any personal expenses


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