man riding a vespa in vietnam

Days 1-3

Scooting through Saigon

Scoot through Saigon on a vintage Vespa, searching for hidden street food hotspots. Zip through the backstreets after dark, sample the best traditional snacks in the city and listen to live music as you sip on Vietnamese coffee. It’s a night tour and foodie adventure rolled into one. After all, Ho Chi Minh is a city that comes alive as night falls. You’ll stay in a comfy hotel near the central market.

local woman and tourist in Vietnam

Days 3-6

A Taste of Life on the Mekong

Get a real glimpse of delta life as you leave the big city behind you and twist through the tiny waterways of the Mekong. Spend a night in the home of a local Vietnamese family and cycle along waterside paths. It’s the perfect way to learn how to cook those delicious delta specialities! Spend the night in Can Tho and the next morning rise early to discover the frenetic floating market at Cai Rang.

Colourful lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam

Days 6-9

Classic Hoi An & cooking class

Watch lanterns twinkle along the river and meet the local tailors in Hoi An, Vietnam’s most atmospheric town. During your stay you will help support a local not-for-profit organisation, The Lifestart Foundation who help disadvantaged people and their families become self-sufficient. You will take part in a traditional painting class, making your own card and traditional miniature lantern. Next you will have a chance to learn how to cook Vietnamese dishes yourself with a visit to a local market to pick up aromatic ingredients and cooking class by the riverside.

Jeanette trying some local Vietnamese food in Hanoi

Days 9-11

Xin Chao Hanoi!

Hanoi is a capital city crammed with character. Motorbikes zip through tangled streets, food hawkers serve up steaming bowls of pho and fruit stalls spill onto shady boulevards. You’ll stay in the heart of the atmospheric Old Quarter and embark on a culinary and cultural journey through the Old Quarter with a guide. Learn about local legends, admire the architecture and taste a range of delicacies from the bustling food stalls in the city streets.

Drift Between Limestone Peaks

Days 11-13

Drift Between Limestone Peaks

A turquoise bay peppered with tropical outcrops, Bai Tu Long Bay is every bit as beautiful as neighbouring Halong, but with less crowds. Rich in stunning views, you’ll drift between emerald karst islets and laze on tiny beaches. You’ll stay aboard a traditional Chinese junk boat rocked to sleep by the rhythm of the water.

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If you choose to travel In Style, you’ll be upgraded at various destinations throughout this itinerary. Along the Mekong you’ll be upgraded to a lodge on the banks of the river, only accessible by boat. Once you get to Hoi An, you’ll be treated to a comfortable resort located on the river, at Bai Tu Long Bay you will be upgraded to an In Style cabin on the Junk boat and in Hanoi you’ll stay in a boutique hotel located towards the outskirts of the Old Quarter.

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