Overview

  • Experience the authentic local life and traditional handicrafts of the people in the Mekong Delta.
  • Explore the impressive underground system of Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Float through Bay Mau Nipa Palm Forest by a coracle.
  • Savour in the flavorful dishes of Vietnam and try to make some by yourself in the cooking class 
  • Discover Hanoi and its wonderful value of arts and architects 
  • Onboard the exotic cruise on Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage
Cultural Workshop 10 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh arrival

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Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your 2:00pm check-in. You are at your leisure for the rest of the day, which means meals are on your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Full Day

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The whole day is for the visiting to the boisterous Mekong Delta. A trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre will take us about 2.5 - 3 hours. For a cruise on a tributary of Mekong river, Chet Say river, we embark the boat at Phong Nam wharf. During the trip, feast your eyes with the vibrant local life and the people’s traditional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut processing for production, as well as mat weaving.

A nearby peaceful village can be explored as you choose to get in on “xe loi" (a special motorized tricycle) or hiring a bike to move around the village through the luxuriant trees and magnificent paddy fields. We will have lunch at a local house where tasty Vietnamese cuisine is served.

Before heading back to the wharf for your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal. Dinner will be served at a cozy restaurant, and your staying will be at the hotel.

Day 3

Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, transfer by car to Cu Chi Tunnels - the massive network of 250 km in length tunnels. This is one of the most important shelters of the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with living areas, communication routes and even hospitals and bunkers that have weapons and food inside. Visitors can also try to get into the tunnels to experience the harsh life that the people in the past have to face during the hard time.

Then, you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh city center. The rest of the day is yours to spare. Meals on your own. Staying overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Danang - Hoi An

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang (without guide). When you arrive, our guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to the hotel in Hoian for your check-in.

You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Meals are on your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 5

Eco Experience Through Nipa Palm Forest

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Get ready for an exciting market exploration this morning. Our guide will lead you to a local market in Hoian where many people and local stuffs gathers. This is a great opportunity for you to meet up with the natives and learn some useful tips to bargain.

Our next stop will be Bay Mau Nipa Palm Forest. Coracle is our wonderful vehicle for this trip. As we glide through the luxuriant mangrove forest to contemplate its beauty, you can also see some worthy souvenirs made of palm leaves such as hats, rings and watches offered by the locals.

Next, we invite you to join in an interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu". Then, while waiting for the preparation of a cooking class, enjoy the relaxation with a nice cup of local tea. Moreover, the Chefs will present to you the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his demonstration of cooking. You should make meals yourself and savor it as your own lunch.

Up next, a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river watching the routine of  life and fishing movements of the locals in the countryside is waiting for you.

Come back to the hotel and the rest of the day is on your own. Dinner is at your expense. Overnight staying at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 6

Free Day in Hoi An

Transfer: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Feel free to explore the ancient town.

Meals are on your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Hanoi

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Head back to Danang for your flight to Hanoi (without guide). When you arrive, your local guide will be waiting and ready to get you to the hotel.

Lunch and dinner are on your own expense. One night is spent at the hotel.
 

Day 8

Hanoi - Overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel before traveling to another wonderful location today. The UNESCO-nominated Ha Long Bay is famous for its magnificent beauty with breathtaking natural scenes. 

En - route, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of Red River Delta. Then, you will get on board the Junk boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board.

Afternoon is the time to visit some of the most interesting caves in Halong as they feature stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The ship will stop along the way for you to take a swim. Also you can choose kayaking to enjoy the view of this tropical paradise.

Our ship will dock on the Bay. Dinner will be served on board followed by many interesting activities.
 

Day 9

Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early risers can enjoy the tranquility of the morning and gentle sun beam lighting up the Bay. Savor your breakfast on board as the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. After having your lunch served, you will be transferred to a shuttle bus on your way back to Hanoi.

Dinner is served at local restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 10

Hanoi - Departure - No Guide

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking for some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before transferred without guided to Noi Bai Airport for your upcoming flight.
 

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: February to October

► Visa Requirements: 

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 Pax 4 - seater car
3 - 8 Pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 Pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 Pax 35 - seater car
21 - 35 Pax 45 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.
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