Your Tour Itinerary - Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

Day 1 Hanoi, Vietnam

Meet the rest of the group in Hanoi and enjoy an evening of Vietnamese cuisine together. (D)

Day 2 Hanoi

Today, your guide will lead you through Hanoi, where you’ll see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. In Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we join a family that produces traditional papier-mâché masks. This evening, Hanoi’s street food is on the menu as we tour the stalls and sample the local delicacies. (B,D)

Day 3 Hanoi - Ninh Binh

This morning, we travel to the beautiful Ninh Binh Province. We’ll take a short boat trip through the Van Long Nature Reserve, which is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and rolling jungle hills. After a cooking demonstration and traditional lunch courtesy of a local family we’ll transfer to our hotel, where the afternoon is yours. (B,L)

Day 4 Ninh Binh - Halong Bay 

Today, we journey through lush rural scenery to Halong Bay where we board a traditional paddle steamer for an overnight cruise. After a stop off at the Sung Sot Grotto, we’ll return to the boat for a delicious dinner – and to rest our heads for the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Halong Bay - Hue

After breakfast on board, the morning is yours to relax and explore. Later, we’ll catch a flight to the imperial city of Hue. (B)

Day 6 Hue

After a free morning we’ll explore Hue’s famous royal tombs and the illustrious examples of grand dynasties past: the garden houses. Before lunch we’ll take a boat trip on the Perfume River and visit the tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. This evening, we dine at the 19th century Tha Om Garden House, which is owned by a local historian. (B,L,D)

Please note: There are 143 steps to the main chamber at Khai Dinh tomb. Those who have difficulty walking may choose to opt out of this part of the itinerary

Day 7 Hue - Hoi An

After a visit to the Cham Museum, we make our way along the Han Vai Pass on our way to Hoi An. This afternoon, we’ll take a walking tour before hopping on a boat trip along the Thu Bôn River. This evening, some delicious street food awaits. (B,D)

Day 8 Hoi An 

It’s time to put your skills to the test as we learn the craft of coloured silk lanterns at the Lifestart Foundation, a local social enterprise. (B) 

Day 9 Hoi an - Ho Chi Minh City

Relax this morning before we fly to Ho Chi Minh City. After heading to the magnificent Opera House to see the spectacular A O Show – a fusion of Vietnamese culture and performance art – we’ll end the day with a culinary feast. (B,D)

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City

Today’s journey begins with a ride to Cho Lon Chinatown, where we’ll hop on board a cyclo to take in the Cha Tam Church and the Chua Ong Pagoda. After a chance to see a traditional herbal medicine street and stock up on herbal teas we’ll visit the Reunification Palace, before lunching at Mandarine restaurant. Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon. (B,L)

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City

Today we embark on a journey to the Cu Chi tunnels: a strategic operation base during the Vietnam War. After, we meet in the evening in Ho Chi Minh City for a final street eats adventure. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh city

The tour ends today with free time to explore the city by yourself. (B)

Departure dates a prices 2019/20 Flavours of Vietnam - Tour code BASVHO

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September 26 2019


 January 2, 30 2020


October 10 2019


February 13, 27 2020 £2249
October 24 2019 £2249

March 12, 26 2020

November 7, 21 2019 £2249

April 2 2020

December 5, 19 2019 £2249

Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room.

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Back-Roads Touring
Flavours of Vietnam

12 days / 11 nights - 5% discount

2019/20 prices from only £1759

Exotic and utterly intriguing, this land of gorgeous nature, rich culture and tantalising flavours is well worth exploring. Taste the world’s best street food on an evening walk through the old winding streets of Hanoi and meet with local families, learn about their way of life, sampling authentic home-cooked meals.

To book this wonderful 12 day Flavours of Vietnam tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive your 5% discount. 

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Meet a traditional papiermâché mask-making family in Hanoi’s Old Quarters and make your own mask 
  • Taste the world’s best street food on an evening walk through the old winding streets of Hanoi
  • Meet with local families and learn about their way of life, sampling authentic home-cooked meals

Tour Inclusions

  • 10 nights in boutique accommodation, 1 night on an overnight cruise
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Internal flights
  • Breakfasts daily (B), 5 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
  • Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Palace, War Remnants Museum

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Travelling style

A Back-Roads tour promises a more leisurely style that gives you the freedom of travelling in your own vehicle and as a small group – but without the hassle.

In Asia, we travel by premium mini-coach – offering comfortable seats, air conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. Along the way, your tour leader can offer intriguing insights about the places we see as we travel through each country. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore the sites for yourself.

When we’re not travelling by mini-coach through beautiful scenery and charming villages, we’re getting around like the locals in tuk-tuks, cyclos, oxcarts and paddle steamers.

Leisurely paced itineraries

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off a bus. We give each stop the attention it deserves and keep long drives to a minimum, giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.

Scenic back road avoiding motorways

Picturesque winding streets. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With comfortable transport that takes us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand-picked boutique accommodation

Whether it’s an eco resort or charming hotel, each day’s journey ends in a boutique property with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Authentic local experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out authentic experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Small groups up to 14

With tour sizes of up to 14 guests, our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked


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