Essence of the Orient 2020 - 16 Days - VFA04

Start: Hanoi | Finish: Ho Chi Minh Customize this tour

Tour at a glance


  • Join a cooking class to discover Vietnamese cuisine and  prepare your own dishes
  • Discover the exotic Halong Bay, sail past its splendid limestone formations and caves
  • Visit two World Heritage Sites: Hue Imperial City and Hoi An’s ancient town  to explore their cultural treasures
  • Take a boat trip to the Mekong Delta, visit local craft villages and enjoy a meal with local farmers
  • Relax and play on the beautiful Phu Quoc Island

Detailed program


  • Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
    Arrive in Hanoi - Free time for leisure
  • Day 02: Hanoi city - Cooking class (B,L)
    Join the cooking class at Hoa Sua School - Hanoi city tour
  • Day 03: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
    Enjoy a wonderful night on board in Ha Long Bay
  • Day 04: Halong Exploration (B,L,D)
    Discover the surrounding limestone and caves of Halong
  • Day 05: Halong - Hanoi - fly to Hue (B,L)
    Back to Hanoi - Transfer to Hue
  • Day 06: Hue - Thuy Bieu Eco-village (B,L)
    Boat trip along the river - Visit Thuy Bieu Eco-village
  • Day 07: Hue city (B,L)
    Take a tour around Hue Imperial - Admire its cultural and historical values
  • Day 08: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B,L)
    Discover the timeless charm of Hoian ancient town
  • Day 09: Hoian ancient town (B)
    Free for your own explorations
  • Day 10: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)
    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh - Touring around the city
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh (B,L)
    Sail along the Ben Tre river - Visit the surrounding craft villages
  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Phu Quoc (B)
    Flight to Phu Quoc and overnight at the hotel in Phu Quoc
  • Day 13: Phu Quoc (B)
    Free for leisure
  • Day 14: Phu Quoc (B)
    Free for leisure
  • Day 15: Phu Quoc - Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)
    Free time till departure to Ho Chi Minh city
  • Day 16: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
    Free time untill departure


Services and Price


Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.


Mit den oben angegebenen Preisen:
  • Bieten wir Ihnen eine private Reise mit eigenem Reiseführer und Chauffeur sowie einem auf Ihre Wünsche zugeschnittenen Reiseprogramm. Anders gesagt: Sie sind der Meister der Reise!
  • Stehen Ihnen die deutschsprachige Reiseführung während der gesamten Reise zur Verfügung.
  • Unterstützen wir Ihnen bei der Visumbeschaffung.
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  • Hanoi
    Quoc Hoa hotel
  • Halong
    Garden Bay cruise
  • Hue (Hotel)
  • Hoi An
    Thuy Duong 3
  • Ho Chi Minh city
    Au Lac II hotel
  • Phan Thiet
    Full Moon Beach resort

Tour price:

The price may change depending on tourist season and group size.
Contact our travel consultants to get the exact price of this tour for your group or simply click on tab “Customize this trip” to send us your further request.

Note: Please note that due to cost efficiency, we only organize tour for at least two people.

Services included (applied for this tour, subject to change)

  • Hotels based on 2 persons/room as mentioned in the program.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transfer
  • Private English speaking local guides
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program, including comfortable boat in Halong Bay with private cabin.
  • Domestic flights (Danang -  Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City) in economy class with including airport tax
  • Train tickets: Hanoi - Hue (soft sleeper 4 berth cabin)
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Government taxes & service charges

Services excluded (applied for this tour, subject to change)

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Bank charges relating to the payment
  • Other services that are not clearly mentioned in the "price includes" list
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