Flavor of Vietnam: Hanoi to Hoi An

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8 days
Availability : 2023 - 2025
Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoi An
Max People : 12

Vietnam culinary is formed naturally in life. For the Vietnamese people, food is not only about material culture but also the culture of the spirit. When you discover the flavor of Vietnam, you will get a chance to know more about Vietnamese culture, and can understand the lifestyle as well as the thinking of the local.

Vietnamdrive offers Flavor of Vietnam: Tour from Hanoi to Hoi An 8 days 7 nights to give you chances to explore the Vietnamese culture and habit, and the tour is also combined with the relaxation. In short, the tour focuses on the culinary exploration; also visit famous destinations: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An.

“The food of Vietnam is so great to taste; Very flavorful & healthy.” Mr Ho said.

Vietnamese culinary tour from Hanoi to Hoi An 8 days

Departure & End Location

Hanoi – Hoi An

The tour includes

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • The hotels for guests with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi to Hue
  • Local English-speaking tour guide as needs
  • A private car/van/bus with the air conditioner
  • The professional licensed drivers
  • Steet food taste with cyclo experience in Hue City
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
  • All entrance fee to visit
  • Meals as mention in the itinerary

The tour excludes

  • Early check-in & late check-out fee
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Lunch or dinner (but can be ranged as requests)
  • Personal expenses, tips & gratuities
  • International flights & travel insurance


  • Small gift from Vietnamdrive


Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival day

Our representative will welcome you at Noi Bai Aiport to transfer to your hotel in Hanoi center. You will relax until we have dinner. Tonight, we will have a chance to have famous food in Vietnam: Pho – Noddle Soup. You will be introduced to the Pho and Vietnamese food.

Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City with food

In this morning, the guide will pick you up from the hotel to explore Hanoi capital of Vietnam. We start to visit the Literature Temple to learn about the educated culture in Vietnam. Then, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple will be visited, the story of King Le is showed the spirit of the country protection.

We have walked to explore the old town of Hanoi with food exploration. From Dong Xuan to the old streets of Hanoi, it’s good chance to take pictures of the local life and taste local food: Cha Ca, Che, Spring Roll, Local Beer.

We come back the hotel to rest.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch on the tour
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi to Halong Bay

Morning, our driver will drive you from Hanoi to Halong Bay without a guide, the World Heritage Site. Take a junk cruising around Halong Bay with a guide on board. Before visiting the Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) cave, you will enjoy seafood lunch on the boat. After that, swim or take a kayak (optional). In the evening, explore the night fishing-optional or just rest to listen to the sound of the sea; enjoy dinner and overnight on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch on board
Accommodation: Cruise on Halong Bay

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

In the morning, cruise around Halong Bay to enjoy its incredible beauty. Then, return the Halong pier to drive back to Hanoi airport to take a flight to Hue City – the old capital of Vietnam with the Royal Palaces and chill-out lifestyle.

Our representative will pick you up from Hue Airport to transfer to the hotel for rest.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner in Hue
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 5: Hue City – Hue Street Food

We will start at late in the morning to take a dragon boat on the Perfume to visit the oldest pagoda Thien Mu. Then, the car will drive us to the Citadel to discover the royal palaces – the home of the last dynasty Nguyen from 1802 to 1945.

After that, you will take Hue Street Food Tour on cyclo to enjoy the daily life of Hue and taste a lot of street food which is the real local food of Hue Vietnam. We will then come back the hotel around 6:00 pm.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner during the food tour.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 6: Hue to Hoi An

Today we will drive to Hoi An – the old trading port in the central Vietnam with many old houses, temples and pagodas left. The tour from Hue to Hoi An is considered as the most beautiful drive in Vietnam with attractive settings combined by the mountains, lagoons, rice fields and the countryside.

On the way, we visit Hai Van Pass (on a clear day) – Sea Cloud Pass with amazing views and My Khe Beach – the nice sand and beach, and up to the Marble Mountains to enjoy the view, temples and caves. We will check in the hotel and take a rest or take a walk in the old town Hoi An by your own.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An Cooking Class

In the morning, you will take part in a cooking class with visiting the market Hoi An and learn how to cook the local food of Hoi An.

In the afternoon, it’s your time for shopping in the old town.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch at cooking class
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An to Danang airport

You enjoy your time until transfer to the Danang airport for your flight departure.


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    Olivia WILLIAMS

    Family Traveller

    We did not have much time to Vietnam, so we asked support from Vietnamdrive. They replied us with clear details, and planned a tour from Hanoi to Hoi An. It’s lucky when we were on a private tour eventhough we did not mind to join with other guests. All food we tasted were wonderful. We would like to send the big thanks to our guide in Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An, and all Mr Ho who ranged our great holidays. We will recommend your services to our relatives. -:)

    September 26, 2019
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