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A Taste of Vietnam

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Trip Code: VTMR11
11 Days
21 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Eight nights in premium accommodation
  • Two nights on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Includes 21 fine meals - 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • Flights within Vietnam
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

Aerial view of Ha Long Bay bathed in sunlight

Cruise Ha Long Bay

Take an extended two-night cruise on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay.

Front of a white lavish hotel from the stree, Vietnam

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

This well-appointed hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi's central business district and near the Old Quarter.

Observe the making of delicious traditional Vietnamese spring rolls

Discover Traditional Hoi An

Spend three nights in Hoi An, learning the art of Vietnamese cooking and exploring the local market

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • All prices include airport transfers and tipping
  • Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
Asia map VTMR11 2019/20
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Relish a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, situated in the heart of the Old Quarter and near Hanoi’s major highlights, bars and restaurants.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu, where you will contribute to the culinary training of at-risk and disadvantaged youth.


On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The immense lakes and splashes of greenery, where you can sit and watch the world go by, offer a respite from the busy streets.

Stay: Two Nights, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an afternoon rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.


Take in the iconic sights of Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including historic Ba Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. If you’re lucky, you may have the opportunity to witness the ceremonious changing of the guard outside the mausoleum. Later this evening, perhaps choose to indulge your taste buds with traditional Northern Vietnamese cuisine at Grandma’s Restaurant. Enjoy an immersion into local culture and history through meals loving prepared.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board your Bhaya Cruises Junk for a two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


After breakfast, travel to Ha Long by coach. The 1,600 limestone islands and islets of Ha Long Bay form an incredible landscape, and at close range the hollows and arches of the pillars are mesmerising. Set off cruising and explore the mysterious Tien Ong Cave, best known for its natural beauty and intriguing archaeology.

Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises’ Classic Junk

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi while you enjoy the dawn from the Sun Deck. After, enjoy breakfast on board as your ship sails towards Hang Trai Island. Board a day boat, which will speed towards Coc Cheo Islet area. With less crowds, this stunning area is the perfect place for kayaking and relaxing on the beach. Later, cruise to a floating pearl farm where you’ll disembark and learn about the process of pearl cultivating. Savour a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the floating farm before heading back to your ship. Tonight, perhaps sit back and enjoy a movie, or try your hand at squid fishing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Awake this morning to a light breakfast on board as your ship makes it way to Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. Discover a unique way of life, where houses bob along the bay and locals use time-honoured fishing techniques. Take time to explore by kayak or traditional rowing boats and discover how daily life is lived on the water. Return to your ship for brunch before docking back at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port. You’ll be transferred to Hanoi airport where you’ll fly to Da Nang and onwards to Hoi An where you will arrive at your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine with the Morning Glory Cooking School. Hosted by Trinh Diem Vy, the owner of several successful restaurants in town, or one of her esteemed protégées, prepare a selection of delicious signature dishes and sample your efforts at lunch.


Spend the day on an exciting Insider Experience. For dinner, perhaps choose from one of the select dining experiences for a truly immersive insight into Vietnamese culture.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The day is yours to discover more of Hoi An. Perhaps learn the methods of rice cultivation; discover the ancient ruins at My Son sanctuary; or choose to enjoy a countryside bicycle ride.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Relax at lakeside Pilgrimage Village amid tranquil gardens and views of the countryside.


See the white sand and turquoise lagoon of Lang Co Beach before you traverse Hai Van Pass on the way to Hue. On arrival, visit the Imperial City. Once the capital of Vietnam in 1802, this ancient city still boasts the glories of Imperial Vietnam through its buildings.

Stay: Hue, Pilgrimage Village

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Unwind at the stylish Fusion Suites Saigon.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Savour dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.


Board your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Spend time exploring at your leisure. Perhaps take a history tour; a shopping tour; explore the city on a guided tour; or an early morning walk to witness the locals’ daily rituals.

Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. The tunnels were used as hiding spots during combat. They also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.

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  • Breakfast

Your adventure ends after breakfast today with a transfer to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.