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Vietnam In-Depth Culture Tour 16 days
[updated 2024]

If you want to do more than just scratch the surface, this is the Vietnam holiday for you.
Our tip: Take it slow and spend a few nights in Hue, famous for its ancient citadels and royal tombs. Founded in 1687, Hue has always been considered the soul of Vietnam - the center for scholars, poets, philosophers and emperors.
On this trip you'll  explore ancient handicraft villages in Hanoi, get up close and personal with Red Zao families in Sapa, and embark on a mouthwatering food tour in Hue that'll make you feel like royalty. Plus, you'll discover the captivating fishing culture of Hoi An and experience the warmest hospitality in the Mekong Delta with a delightful homestay. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will truly bring Vietnam's culture to life!

Your experiences include:

  • Experience Hanoi's "little Paris" on a half-day cyclo tour. Discover French architectural heritage & stroll streets lined with charming villas. Visit Hanoi's Old Quarter which is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood known for its narrow streets, traditional architecture, and bustling markets
  • Discover Bat Trang ceramic village, a historic pottery village with nearly 1,000 years of heritage.
  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a local chef. Learn to prepare and cook authentic dishes like spring rolls, banana flower salad, and barbecued pork with noodles and fish sauce.
  • Admire the stunning Love Waterfall, a 100-meter natural marvel with sparkling waters cascading into a golden stream, set against lush greenery and thick bamboo.
  • Visit the most beautiful valleys in Sapa, including off the beaten track villages.
  • Explore Hue's rich artistic heritage by visiting the conical hat village, Thuy Xuan incense making village, and Thanh Tien paper flower making village. Experience the traditional crafts firsthand, learn from skilled artisans, and create your own unique souvenirs to cherish.
  • Embark on a mouth-watering culinary journey through Hue, sampling iconic dishes such as Banh Khoai, Bun Bo Hue, Banh Loc, Banh Beo, Ram It, Banh Nam, Banh Uot, Bun Thit Nuong, and Nem Lui.
  • Enjoy Ter Dah, an immersive theatrical experience that celebrates the vibrant cultures of Vietnamese highlanders through breathtaking acrobatics, bamboo cirque, and traditional music.
  • Learn traditional fishing techniques and paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Experience the enchanting Ba Trao folk music of the fishermen's lives at Cua Dai fishing village
  • Experience the real Mekong with a local family, learning fishing techniques, enjoying a sunset cruise, and visiting a vibrant market and coconut basket factory.


  • Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi - Culture and Architecture Tour with Cyclo Ride
  • Day 3: Hanoi - Cooking Class and Bat Trang Ceramic village, overnight train to Sapa
  • Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa, half day trekking tour
  • Day 5: Sapa off the beaten track
  • Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi
  • Day 7: Hanoi fly to Hue, afternoon tour of Royal Tombs
  • Day 8: Hue - full day tour of artisan villages
  • Day 9: Hue - half day food tour of iconic dishes
  • Day 10: Hue drive to Hoi An, evening Ter Dah culture show
  • Day 11: Hoi An - Fishing village and Bamboo Basket Tour
  • Day 12: Free day in Hoi An
  • Day 13: Hoi An - fly to Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city - Ben Tre homestay, fishing tour and sunset cruise on the Mekong.
  • Day 15: Cycling tour and local market visit, back to Ho Chi Minh city
  • Day 16: Departing Ho Chi Minh City

Private tour starts from 3,010 USD per person based on 2 people travelling in Oct 2024 on a shared room, boutique 4 & 5 star accommodation throughout, excluding international flight.

Our price includes:

  • All domestic flights. (We can also quote for your international flight if you wish)
  • Stylish 4 & 5 star accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guides
  • All mentioned tours and excursions by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
  • Boat cruise if mentioned
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax
  • 24/7 ground support

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