Vietnamese Diaries

Vietnamese Diaries

November 24 - 30
Hanoi Airport, Vietnam
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Explore the many delights of Vietnam on a seven day adventure that will aid you with self discovery, help you learn about a culture and satisfy the wanderlust in you. Visit the bewilderingly beautiful and quaint cities of Hanoi and Hoi An along with the emerald waters of Ha long bay.

Trip starts at Hanoi at 2:00 PM on 24th November and ends at Da Nang at 12:00 PM on 30th November.


Day 1: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast
Experience: Day at leisure | Self exploration of the city

Touchdown in Hanoi, the cultural capital of Vietnam. The northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi is a beguiling mix of modern and ancient Asian traditions and colonial legacies. Elegant balconied buildings front tree-lined boulevards, while cyclists and mopeds weave through the city’s narrow backstreets.
Settle into your comfortable city centered hotel and relax.
In the evening, head out to self explore the city around you. Discover the historical sites and Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Treat your taste buds as you browse stalls bursting with intriguing produce.

Day 2: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
Experience: Full day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc with a river boat ride

Post breakfast, head out on a full day trip as you travel through the Ninh Binh region, visiting Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Your first stop will be in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Learn about its founding and tenure as the capital.
Visit the 2 temples built on the ground of the old royal palace, and find out more about feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
Continue to Tam Coc, stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Your meal will include goat meat, which is the area specialty.
Then board a boat to Tam Coc, known as the Ha Long Bay on land. Explore the 3 limestone caves on the Ngo Dong River, and take in the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and temples as you pass by.
Say goodbye to Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba as you make your way back to Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Experience: Overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay

Vietnam’s classic postcard shots of calm blue sea dotted with tree-clad limestone islands - Ha long Bay. Relax and get into the beguiling rhythm of Ha long Bay as you spend a night cruising Ha Long. Choose to do nothing and just relax, or feast on sumptuous seafood.
Go swimming in the bay, kayak through limestone caves, try night fishing or read a book while you adjust your suntan on the boat’s tanning deck.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay to Hanoi (By Cruise)
Meals: Breakfast
Experience: Morning at Ha long Bay| Evening street food tour

Your cruise offers an array of activities such as kayaking, squid fishing, hiking and water sports. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar while taking in the sea views. Feel the winds and let your hair loose as you make your way back to Hanoi.
Settle back into Hanoi and move out to discover the historical sights and delectable bites of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a 2.5-hour food tour of the city.
Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavors of Vietnam; sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food and local delicacies like pork crepes as you stroll amid the antique charm of the Old Quarter.

Day 5: Hanoi- Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast
Experience: Day at leisure

Catch your flight out to Da Nang and get picked up and transferred to quaint Hoi An.
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An is an ancient trading port on the Vietnamese coast of the South China Sea. Today this 2,000-year-old city is a popular destination known for its well-preserved streets and boutique charm.

Day 6: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast
Experience: Countryside cycle and traditional food tour.

Known for its countryside cycling, set out by bicycle or motorbike to explore the countryside around Hoi An. Try something different, as you partake in a traditional cooking class at the nearby Cham village.
Kick off your tasting tour with a bowl of Cao Lau, a Hoi An specialty of noodles, pork, fresh vegetables and rice paper. Taste some of the best in the region, and learn how noodles are made with sticky rice soaked in the water from the Ba Le Well, the oldest well in Hoi An.
Continue to a local family home to help make another Hoi An specialty, white rose cakes – a shrimp-stuffed dumpling shaped like a rose.
The final stop of the day is in Cam Nam village, where you’ll feast on more tasty Vietnamese dishes, and learn the ancient tradition of "Ying and Yang foods."

Day 7: Hoi An
Say goodbye to Vietnam and leave with a bag full of memories.


Accommodation in centrally located 3 star Hotels on twin share basis
Overnight cruise to Ha Long Bay
Breakfast on all days except on Day 1
Internal flights
20kg luggage included on internal flight
Airport transfers in Hoi An
All tours and activities except those which are optional/add-ons
Hanoi Street food tour
Cruise to Ha Long Bay
Offbeat day trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc
Countryside cycle and traditional food tour


Meals not mentioned
Personal expenses
Entrance charges (if any) at monuments and museums
Local travel within the city
Any costs arising from flight delays, change in weather conditions, strikes, etc. which are beyond the control of the organizer.
Visa charges and processing
Travel insurance, Visa charges (E-Visa)
Single supplement at an extra cost

About the Organizer

The Blueberry Trails designs experiential personalized holidays to locations within India and around the world. They weave together elements of boutique stays, local experiences and pocket friendly travel to build one awesome holiday for you!


Hanoi Airport, Vietnam

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