Customer Testimonials

Thank you for organising my holiday in Vietnam

Dear Ngoc

Thank you for organising my holiday in Vietnam. The hotel was very nice and all the guides were wonderful- very knowledgeable and friendly.  I felt very safe and well looked after. I hope to visit Vietnam again to explore your beautiful country some more. In the meantime, I will recommend your company to any friends who travel there.

Thank you
Anne Rodden


Day 1: 12 January 2013 Siem Riep - Hanoi
Meals: None
+ Guide

Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Premium

Day 2: 13 January 2013 Hanoi Cooking class
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Take a taxi by yourself from hotel
9am: Meet at HCC located in 44 Chau Long Street. Collection can be arranged but extra charge will be made. Enjoy a special “La Han” Vietnamese welcome tea
9.10am: Brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine, highlighting the contents of tradition meal.
9.20am: Take a short walk to the Chau Long Market  - Enjoy a tour of the market highlighting the ‘wet’ / unusual fruits / livestock / silk worms, with Tracey Lister and/or HCC chefs. Lots of opportunities  to take photos
10am: Back to HCC and commence cooking class  with Tracey Lister  and /or HCC chefs. Take home printed recipes as well as samples of some local fruit, green bean cake, quail eggs,  etc.
11.30am: On completion of the cooking class, enjoy the meal and a chance to chat with Tracey Lister and Dinh Phung Linh. Relax in the comfort of the HCC dining area and enjoy free flow local beer or wine or lemon juice
12.30pm: Finish Class, receive going home gift or (visit the HCC shop with Vietnamese Culinary tools, books, spices etc available for purchase). Take a taxi back to hotel by yourself.
Free in the afternoon to discover Haoi old quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Premium

Day 3: 14 January 2013 Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: Breafast, Lunch, Dinner
+ Guide

7h30 – 8h30  Pick up at your hotel by shuttle bus to Hanong bay (165km)
12h00 – 12h30   Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30   Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30   Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area. Back to the V’Spirit Classic
16h30 – 17h30   Cruising to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h30   Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set.
19h00   Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board
Accommodation: V’Spirit Classic Cruise / Deluxe

Day 4: 15 January 2013 Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
+ Guide

06h30 – 07h00   Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h00 – 08h30   Have breakfast on board.
08h30   Transfer to a Day Boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.
08h30 – 12h00   Explore the Light and Dark Cave by kayak. Swimming and relaxing at the beaches
12h00 – 14h00   Return to the day boat. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on board. Kayaking more to explore Lan Ha Bay or just leisure at the beaches.
14h00 – 14h30   Visit a floating Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.
If the weather permits, we continue along to Three Peach Beach for swimming.
14h30 – 16h00   Cruise back to the main boat 19h00 Enjoy dinner. Squid fishing or just laze around
Overnight on board
Accommodation: V’Spirit Classic Cruise / Deluxe

Day 5: 16 January 2013 HalongBay – Hanoi
Meals: Breafast, Lunch
+ Guide

06h30 - 07h00   Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 - 08h30   Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 - 09h30   Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30   Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 - 10h30   Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30   While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30   Disembark V’Spirit Classic and back to Hanoi around 16h30. Overnight in Hanoi.

Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Premium

Day 6: 17 January 2013 Hanoi cycling to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho painting village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

+ Bicycle, private van
After briefing and a short warming up exercise you will leave Hanoi busy streets bu car out of the city center. After about a half hour, you will arrive the Duong riverside where the cycle tour really begins. The name of the Duong River sounds intimately in the heart of every Vietnamese because of the charming and peaceful countryside the river meanders through. The numerous pagodas bordering the Duong River through history have added a major attraction to the Kinh Bac (northern) region.

We will cycle through some small villages, meeting up friendly local countryside farmers before arriving at But Thap Pagoda in time for lunch at a local restaurant.

The name “But Thap” (Pen Stupa) was given by King Tu Duc in 1876 when, in Kinh Bac, he saw the beautiful stone stupa shaped like a pen at this pagoda, which had previously been known as Ninh Phuc Tu (Pagoda of Peace and Happiness). Visit the But Thap pagoda before continuing on to Dong Ho village.

Dong Ho village is famous for an old and special art form called Dong Ho. This art is attractive to the local and foreign people alike. Coming here visitors watch the artisan’s produce pictures using carved boards painted with various colors of ink.

Once in the village a visit will be made at craftsman Nguyen Dang Che’s house who is renowned for his traditional paintings. Afternoon, we drive back to Hanoi

Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Premium

Day 7: 18 January 2013 Hanoi departure
Meals: Breakfast
+ Guide

Free at leisure until our guide and driver come to hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight. We hope that you have enjoyed your tour with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. With the sincere thanks, Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!


Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C
Private car pick up + see off airport and Hanoi cycling tour
Hotel accommodation in single room
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Station English speaking guide
Entrance fees to indicated sights
Bottled mineral water during touring days
Visa approval letter on arrival


International FLIGHTS
Other meals
Personal expenses
Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time



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