12 Days in Vietnam: Dive into Crafts, Culinary Art and Cultural Exploration

Discover the Soul of Vietnam: An Epicurean and Artisanal Odyssey Through Time-Honored Crafts and Flavors Over Twelve Unforgettable Days

Embark on a 12-day immersive journey delving into the rich crafts, cuisine, and culture of Vietnam. Engage in hands-on experiences such as paper quilling, lantern making, and cooking classes, where you’ll learn traditional techniques from local artisans. Explore the vibrant street food scene through guided tours, sampling delectable delicacies from bustling markets and hidden gems. Dive beneath the surface of Vietnamese culture, uncovering hidden gems and savouring local food delicacies that capture the essence of this captivating destination. 


  • Immerse yourself in a serene Hanoian cookery class amidst lush green gardens. 
  • Explore the art of calligraphy with a local artisan during a hands-on class. 
  • Experience the unique fusion of coffee and Kung Fu in a captivating session. 
  • Embark on a flavourful street food tour through the vibrant city of Hue. 

Why choose this tour

  • Choose this tour for a comprehensive journey through Vietnam, from the historic capital of Hanoi to the vibrant south in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry with visits to iconic landmarks, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.
  • Experience the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay with an overnight cruise and scenic flight.
  • Indulge in culinary delights, unique workshops, and the option to extend your adventure for a tranquil beach holiday in Mui Ne or Phu Quoc, ensuring a diverse and unforgettable exploration of Vietnam’s contrasts.

What is included in the price?

  • Local English-speaking guide on transfers and excursions
  • 11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners.
  • Transport by private air-conditioned Car or Minibus
  • Internal Flights
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Stay in 4 and 5* Accommodation

Comprehensive package of excursions

Tour Plan

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Our journey begins with a seamless transfer from the airport to your accommodation, where our friendly team awaits to ensure your comfort and convenience. Later in the afternoon, immerse yourself in Vietnam's rich history with a visit to the iconic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the revered Temple of Literature. Explore these cultural landmarks, marvel at their architectural splendour   

Day 2: Hanoi - Full Day Tour City - Visit Women's Museum

Today's cultural journey in Hanoi will start at a bustling local market, then enjoy a cooking class in a tranquil garden home. After lunch, visit the Women's Museum and end your day with a calligraphy class, immersing yourself in the crafts and culture of the city 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

Discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu on a journey to Ninh Binh. Explore its rich history before embarking on a scenic boat trip along the waterways, surrounded by breathtaking limestone cliffs and lush greenery. Experience the beauty of the countryside with a cycling excursion through picturesque landscapes. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Ninh Binh, immersing yourself in this enchanting destination. 

Day 4: Ninh Binh - An Overnight Boat Cruise to Halong Bay

Today we go on an overnight boat cruise to Halong Bay, complemented by a scenic flight by Hai Au Aviation. Experience the unparalleled beauty of the limestone karsts and turquoise waters from above as you soar through the skies. Then, immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes and tranquil ambience of Halong Bay during your cruise.  

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Awaken amidst the stunning beauty of Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi and catching a flight to Hue. Tonight is at your leisure. 

Day 6: Hue Full Day Tour

Take a vibrant journey through Hue, starting with a visit to Dong Ba Market followed by a thrilling cyclo ride to the citadel. Dive into the heart of Hue's culinary heritage with a hands-on experience making royal cakes. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon before a culinary immersion on an evening street food tour. Indulge in local delicacies such as Salt Coffee, Banh Khoai, Banh Mi, and BBQ Pork. 

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An

Embark on a memorable morning adventure with a cycling trip to a local craft village, where you'll learn the art of making paper lotuses. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Bun Bo Hue, a traditional Vietnamese dish, before departing for Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Experience breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the beauty of central Vietnam on this unforgettable journey. 

Day 8: Hoi An Full Day Tour

Today you will enjoy a captivating morning city tour of Hoi An, where you'll delve into its rich culture and craftsmanship. Visit a tailor shop to witness the intricate artistry behind the scenes. Engage in a lantern-making workshop, crafting your masterpiece. Indulge in a delightful Cao Lau lunch, savouring the flavours of this local speciality. As evening falls, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of Hoi An with dinner and a mesmerizing local performance, promising an unforgettable experience in this charming city. 

Day 9: Hoi An - Bamboo-based Workshop

Enjoy a day of leisure, perfect for relaxation and unwinding. For those seeking a unique experience, opt for a visit to a bamboo-based workshop. Here, delve into the fascinating process of transforming bamboo into various items, gaining insight into this sustainable craft. Whether you choose to explore or simply relax, the day promises a tranquil escape amid natural beauty. 

Day 10: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

We'll start with a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City, immersing ourselves in the vibrant energy of this bustling metropolis. In the afternoon, head out on a city tour, exploring its iconic highlights. From historical landmarks to cultural gems, uncover the rich tapestry of Ho Chi Minh City's heritage and modernity. 

Day 11: Half Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

Today's morning excursion is to the Cu Chi Tunnels, delving into Vietnam's wartime history with a guided tour of this remarkable underground network. Enjoy a lunch stop at an organic farm, savouring fresh and sustainable cuisine amidst tranquil surroundings. Upon returning to Ho Chi Minh City, participate in a paper quilling workshop, where you'll learn the intricate art of crafting delicate designs from rolled paper strips. This enriching day promises a blend of historical exploration, culinary delight, and artistic expression. 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Our final day includes a morning excursion to a local coffee shop where tradition meets mindfulness. Experience the harmonious blend of Kung Fu, meditation and coffee brewing techniques guided by the owner. Learn the secrets to brewing the perfect cup while immersing yourself in this unique cultural experience. Following your session, an airport transfer awaits you to conclude your adventure.  

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