The flavor of Vietnam: Hanoi to Hoi An

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

Vietnamese cuisine is formed naturally in life. For the local people, food is not only about materials to eat but also the culture of the spirit.

When you discover the flavor of Vietnam, you will get a chance to learn more about its culture, and you can study the lifestyle and thoughts of the locals.

Vietnamdrive offers the Flavor of Vietnam Tour, from Hanoi to Hoi An 8 days and 7 nights, to give you chances to fulfill the features above and to take time to relax.

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 an air conditioner
  • Professional licensed drivers
  • Street food taste with cyclo experience in Hue City
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
  • All entrance fees to visit
  • Meals as mentioned 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


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 a famous food in Vietnam: Pho – Noddle Soup. You will be introduced to Pho and Vietnamese food.

Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City with food

Morning, the guide will pick you up from the hotel to explore Hanoi City. We start to visit the Literature Temple to learn about the academic culture in Vietnam. Then, come to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple and learn about the story of King Le in the spirit of national protection.

We will walk to explore the old town of Hanoi with its traditional lifestyle and many classic buildings. From Dong Xuan to the old streets of Hanoi, it’s a good chance to take pictures of the local life and taste local food: Bun Cha Ca, Spring Rolls, and Local Beer.

We come back to the hotel to rest.

Meal: Breakfast and 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. Take a lovely cruise around Halong Bay with a guide on board.

Before visiting the Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot), you will enjoy a seafood lunch on the boat. After that, swim or take a kayak (optional).

In the evening, explore the night fishing or 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 to 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 you to the hotel for rest.

Meal: Breakfast and dinner in Hue
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 5: Hue City – Hue Street Food

We will start late in the morning to take a dragon boat on the Perfume to visit the oldest pagoda of 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 the 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 to the hotel around 6:00 pm.

Meal: Breakfast and 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 Central Vietnam with many old houses, temples, and pagodas left. The tour from Hue to Hoi An is considered the most beautiful drive in Vietnam, with attractive settings of 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 white sand and beach, and climb up to the Marble Mountains to enjoy the view, temples, and caves.

You will check in at the hotel to rest or walk in the old town of Hoi An on 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 by visiting the market of Hoi An and learning how to cook the local food of Hoi An.

In the afternoon, it’s your time to go 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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