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Vietnam 2023

with Twaydabae

Depart: December 10 | Return: December 23

Back by popular demand,

Tue is taking 25 lucky fans on an extraordinary journey to Vietnam. But that’s not all – we’re going beyond the usual destinations and exploring the beauty of North Vietnam as well. 


Our action-packed itinerary includes exploring the vibrant city of Saigon, immersing ourselves in the serene charm of Canal Mays during a boat trip down the Mekong Delta, and embarking on an unforgettable cycle tour in the captivating city of Hanoi. And that’s just the beginning; there’s so much more to discover!


Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Come join us for an exhilarating adventure that will create memories to cherish forever!

Locations: Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang – Hanoi – Halong Bay

  • 13 days

  • 25 spots

  • Double occupancy in 4-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 5 lunches and 3 dinners included

  • 2 transfers provided from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) 

  • 1 transfers provided to Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

  • 1 transfer to Lien Khuong airport (DLI)

  • 1 transfer to Noi Bai airport for the international flight back home (HAN)

Activities Included

  • Saigon City Tour
  • Mekong River Cruise
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cooking Class at Mai Home
  • Nha Trang Coral and Snorkel
  • Mineral Mud Bath Experience
  • Zen Monastery Visit
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Dalat Gong Show
  • Hanoi Cyclo
  • Thang Long Theater Water Puppet Show
  • Hochiminh Mausoleum Tour
  • Hilton Prison Tour
  • Temple of Literature Visit
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Taichi lesson
  • Halong Bay Kayaking

Other Inclusions

  •  Double Occupancy in 4-star Hotels
  •  Local Guide throughout Trip
  •  All City Transfers
  •  Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  •  Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)

Optional Activities

  • Saigon craft beer tour

  • Saigon Motorbike Food Tour

  • Hanoi on Jeep Tour


  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Upon arrival on December 11, you will find our tour guide holding a sign board with your name. Proceed to board the bus with all your luggage, which will take you to your hotel located in the heart of Saigon city. Take some time to refresh yourself. Later in the evening, you are invited to join a welcome dinner where you will receive a brief introduction to Vietnam and the itinerary for your trip.




Airport transferring Tips and gratuities
English speaking tour guide Personal expenses
Alagon D’ Antique Saigon Hotel**** Lunch


  After breakfast, the group embarks on a short drive to the Old French Quarter, where the historic monuments in the heart of Saigon offer glimpses into its past during the French colonial era and the South Vietnam regime. The tour takes an easy walk along prominent landmarks such as Town Hall, Rex Hotel, Opera House, Post Office, and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.   Moving away from the colonial sights, the tour delves into the authentic Vietnamese way of life. A visit to the bustling Thai Binh market allows participants to observe locals purchasing daily cooking essentials. The next stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market showcases how Vietnamese people appreciate beauty in their daily lives.   The journey continues to Thien Hau temple, providing a fascinating insight into the spiritual practices of the Vietnamese.   After lunch, you are given free time to explore the city at their leisure, with the option to visit the lively Ben Thanh market for shopping.  



Transportation Tips and gratuities
English speaking tour guide Personal expenses
Alagon D’ Antique Saigon Hotel**** Meals
Entrance tickets

Option trip: Saigon Food Tour on Motorbike

Time: from 18:00 to 22:00 This unique experience involves riding pillion behind a knowledgeable motorbike driver, exploring the bustling streets of Saigon while enjoying authentic, fresh seafood dishes and local favorites such as Banh Xeo (traditional Vietnamese savory pancake) or pho (typical Vietnamese noodle soup). This tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the local lifestyle and experience one night as a true local.

Meet your tour guide and get ready to embark on a two-hour drive to Cai Be in the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, enjoy a boat trip along the picturesque Mekong River, taking in the sights of local life along the riverbanks. The boat journey leads you to the vibrant Cai Be floating market, where wholesale trading occurs on large boats. Witness the bustling commerce and capture the essence of this unique market as they navigate back and forth among the boats. The market predominantly sells fruits and vegetables, and you will notice the interesting marketing approach, with each boat featuring a long upright pole at its bow, displaying samples of the goods for sale.

During the tour, you’ll also make stops at local houses, where you’ll learn about additional local businesses apart from rice farming, such as pop-rice, pop-corn, and spider web rice paper production.

Stop at local houses to show you extra business of local people in addition to rice farming, like pop-rice, and pop-corn, spider web rice paper, etc.

At another local house, the group indulges in tropical fruits and experiences the charm of local folk music. Before lunch, relax on a sampan, gliding through the narrow canals deep within the heart of the Mekong Delta.

In the afternoon, the group heads back to Saigon, concluding their enriching Mekong Delta experience.



Transportation Tips
English speaking tour guide Shopping
Entrance tickets Dinner
Boat trip with sampan
Alagon D’ Antique Saigon Hotel****

In the morning, the group embarks on a 90-minute drive away from the bustling city, traversing through the vast rubber tree plantations until the tunnel site is reached. Along the way, there is an opportunity to stop at a plantation site and gain insights into the process of rubber production, learning about the fascinating journey from tree to final product.

Upon arrival at the destination, the group sits down to watch an informative documentary. Following this, the group will embark on a guided 120-minute walk through the Cuchi tunnel site, becoming immersed in the authentic relics of the tunnels. This immersive experience provides a firsthand understanding of guerrilla war techniques as you explore fighting bunkers, entrances, living spaces, hospitals, meeting rooms, and even schools within the underground system. For a true guerrilla experience, you also have the opportunity to crawl through the underground passages.

After the tunnel visit, you return to the city center by car and are then free to explore the city at your leisure or take a break and refresh yourself on your own.



Bus to Cuchi and back Tips
English speaking tour guide Shopping
Entrance tickets Dinner
Alagon D’ Antique Saigon Hotel****  


Option trip: Saigon craft beer Tour

Time: from 17:30 to 21:00
In the Craft Brewery Field Trip, participants are taken to several breweries in Saigon, where they get to taste a variety of craft beers and engage in discussions about the flavors, history, and knowledge surrounding these magical beverages. This trip is ideal for those interested in learning about the craft beer-making process. While the availability of breweries may vary, the planned visit includes Heart of Darkness Craft Brewery, Winking Seal Beer Co, and LAC Brewing Co/Belgo. Participants will be able to enjoy a flight of four beers and finger foods at each tap room, all while benefiting from the enthusiasm and expertise of their tour leader in the realm of craft beer.

The group takes a short drive to the cooking class center, where you are introduced to the chef who will be leading the cooking activities for the morning. The session commences with the cooking instructors guiding you to a local market, providing insights into the techniques and culture of Vietnamese gastronomy. Upon returning to the cooking center, follow the chef’s instructions to prepare approximately four dishes.

Following the cooking session, sit down to enjoy the delicious meal you have prepared. As a delightful conclusion to the experience, each participant receives a certificate of completion from the cooking class.


After lunch, the group proceeds to the Tan Son Nhat airport for the flight to Nha Trang.




Saigon transportation Tips and gratuities
Train station transferring in Saigon Personal expenses
Entrance tickets Dinner
Cooking class Dinner
Lunch at the cooking center Hotel from 12:00 PM
Train tickets with 4 beds per cabin
English speaking tour guide

After breakfast, the group embarks on a short drive to the harbor and boards a boat to cross the Bay of Nha Trang. Upon reaching the island, you take a leisurely walk, observing the local way of life. The journey continues towards the coral reefs, where you indulge in activities like swimming, snorkeling, and savoring delicious seafood on board. The pristine waters of Nha Trang Bay, recognized as one of the 29 best bays in the world, offer a delightful and exhilarating experience.

In the late afternoon, after the boat trip, visit a mud bath center, where you’ll pamper your skin with rejuvenating mineral mud tubs. Here, you can fully enjoy and have a wild, fun-filled time in the invigorating mud bath experience. skin with mineral mud tubs. Enjoy your wild fun.




Transferring and pick up from hotel Tips and gratuities
Nha Trang boat trip/td> Personal expenses
Liberty Nha Trang hotel **** Dinner
Lunch on boat
Entrance tickets
Mud bath
English speaking tour guide

Upon checking out of the hotel, the group embarks on a scenic drive along a stunning road that winds around the bay, offering picturesque views. During the drive, you’ll stop at a complex of remarkable temples that once belonged to the lost Champa Kingdom. Here, you get a brief but fascinating glimpse of the unique culture and advanced techniques of this ancient civilization.

The road to Dalat leads the group through the breathtaking Ngoan Muc pass, providing spectacular views along the way. Upon reaching Dalat, check into your hotel and receive some orientation briefings by the tour guide. With some free time, everyone in the group can explore the city at their leisure, discovering the charm and beauty that Dalat has to offer.



Transportation Tips and gratuities
English speaking tour guide Personal expenses
Du Park hotel**** Meals
Entrance tickets

The day begins with a short drive to Robin Hill, where the group embarks on a cable car ride through pine forests. The cable car travels to a Zen monastery, offering insight into another branch of Buddhism. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the pagodas, enjoy the flower gardens, and take in the stunning view of Tuyen Lam Lake, setting a pleasant tone for the day.

Next, drive further to Prenn to witness the enchanting beauty of a waterfall, taking an easy walk in the area to fully appreciate the mountainous surroundings. The morning tour concludes with a visit to a coffee plantation, where you’ll discover Vietnam’s position as the second-largest coffee producer globally. Here, you’ll also learn about a unique and extraordinary coffee variety known as weasel coffee, along with its production process.

In the afternoon, the group is free to relax and explore at their leisure until it’s time to head to Lat village. In this charming village, there is an opportunity to interact with hill tribal people and participate in a dance accompanied by traditional Gong music—a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. This offers a delightful and enriching experience for everyone involved.

In the morning, the group has free time to spend at their leisure until it’s time to head to Lien Khuong airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arriving in Hanoi, you are transferred to a hotel located near the Old Quarter. After checking in and taking a short break to freshen up, embark on a unique exploration of the Old Quarter streets by riding on cyclos, a peaceful traditional vehicle of Vietnam.


The cyclo ride takes you through the bustling and charming streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, allowing you to soak in the local atmosphere and observe the city’s vibrant life.

The cyclo ride concludes at the Thang Long water puppet theater, where you can enjoy an authentic and captivating cultural show depicting Vietnamese entertainment during the flood season. The water puppetry performance is a traditional art form unique to Vietnam and provides a delightful experience for all.




Silk Path Hanoi Hotel **** Tips and gratuities
English speaking tour guide Shopping
Cyclo Lunch and dinner
Entrance tickets
Water puppet show
Trip transportation at daytime
Flight tickets Dalat – Hanoi
Airport transferring in Dalat

The group is requested to be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. A knowledgeable guide, accompanied by a driver, will arrive to commence the city tour in Hanoi. The tour includes visits to prominent landmarks such as the Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hilton Prison, and Temple of Literature. It is essential to note that visitors are advised not to wear shorts or sleeveless shirts during these visits, as the Hochiminh Mausoleum houses the embalmed corpse of Hochiminh, and the temple has a dress code requirement.

Following the morning tour, the guide recommends having lunch at KOTO, a unique place that supports and empowers street children, offering them opportunities to excel in the hospitality industry. By dining at KOTO, visitors contribute to transforming these children’s lives from difficult circumstances on the streets to promising careers in hospitality.

After lunch, participants have free time to explore Hanoi at their own pace, immersing themselves in the city’s rich culture, history, and attractions.



Silk Path Hanoi Hotel **** Tips and gratuities
English speaking tour guide Shopping
Private van at daytime Lunch and dinner
Entrance tickets  

Option trip: Hanoi on Jeep Tour

Time: from 17:00 to 21:30
Description: jump on the LEGENDARY RUSSIAN JEEP or GAZ69 or USA ARMY JEEP and join the local traffic along the great highlights of the city. We will drive through a maze of alleyways known ONLY by locals, make contact with people and get to know the behind-the-scenes stories. Our jeep will also take you through the green boulevards of Indochina’s capital, where you can see the influence of French architecture. The embassy area, Hanoi Opera House, Long Bien Bridge, and other Hanoi landmarks will be passed through. The jeeps also zip around the West Lake, passing through the city’s most peaceful areas, with ancient villages nestled around the West Lake, Truc Bach Lake.

The driver will meet the group at the hotel around 8:00 AM, and you will begin your journey to Halong, which takes approximately 3 and a half hours. As you drive through the picturesque landscape of rice fields in the Red River Delta, you’ll witness the daily life of Vietnamese villagers and encounter water buffaloes along the way. A stopover in Hai Duong will offer a chance to stretch your legs before continuing the journey.


Upon reaching Halong, you’ll board a private ship and set sail on a cruise through the stunning bay, which is renowned for its thousands of limestone islets rising dramatically from the emerald waters.


As you embark on the cruise, the ship passes by a fish farming village where thousands of residents live almost exclusively on the water, even including the children. This unique village offers excellent photo opportunities with its floating farms, houses, and schools.


Next, you’ll have the opportunity to climb up Paradise Cave and explore its interior, marveling at the underground rivers and stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations that have formed over millions of years.

Returning to the boat, you’ll continue the cruise, passing by beautiful islets and rock formations. Lunch will be served on board, featuring a selection of delicious seafood.

The ship will anchor near a beach, providing an opportunity for you to swim in the crystal-clear waters amidst the pristine white sand. For those seeking a challenge, there’s an option to climb 500 steps to a mountain top for a breathtaking view of a corner of the bay.

 Alternatively, you can simply relax and enjoy the sunset from the boat.

Dinner will be served on board, and you’ll have the freedom to swim at night or gather on the upper deck for a tranquil experience. Afterward, you can retreat to your personal space in your room for a restful night.



Transportation to HaLong Drinks
Private cabins on Oriental Sails*** or similar Pearls and other shopping
All meals Tips and gratuities
Entrance tickets  
English speaking tour guide  

Wake up early in the morning and relish the fresh air flowing through your window as you witness the breathtaking sunrise over the verdant Halong Bay. Head upstairs to participate in a calming Taichi lesson, all while being surrounded by the magnificent Halong sunrise. Enjoy a delightful breakfast with the cool breeze adding to the tranquil ambiance.


Following breakfast, you have the option to join a kayak excursion, following the team to explore the captivating islets, or you can choose to stay aboard the ship for more swimming and relaxation. Throughout the day, there will be stops for swimming and other enjoyable activities.

After a scrumptious lunch, it’s time to check out of the cruise and embark on the journey back to Hanoi. Once you arrive in Hanoi, take a brief moment to freshen up and dress up for the farewell dinner, a special occasion to cherish the memorable moments of your trip.



All Meals Drinks
Private cabins on Oriental Sails*** till noon Tips and gratuities
Transportation back to Hanoi  
Silk Path Hanoi Hotel ****  
English speaking tour guide  

You have some free time before the transfer to Noi Bai airport for your international flight back home on December 23rd. After one transit, you will arrive at your final destination. Once you arrive home, you can make your own transportation arrangements to reach your residence. This marks the end of your Vietnam trip, filled with wonderful memories and experiences!




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Vietnam 2023


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Back by popular demand, Tue is bringing 25 fans to Vietnam, this time, we will also be visiting North Vietnam. This once one-of-kind experience is something you do not want to miss. From touring the city of Saigon, a boat trip down to Canal Mays in the Mekong Delta, a cycle tour in Hanoi, and much more!


Your Host

Tue Nguyen

Chào các bạn (hey friends), I am a Vietnamese American chef and content creator, born and raised in Vietnam, moved to America when I was 8. I celebrate my roots and culture through my videos, but there is nothing like soaking up and experiencing the culture straight from the land. I love Vietnam and I’m so proud of where I came from, my goal is to spread the love of Vietnamese food, culture, and beauty through everything that I do.

I love connecting and traveling, so if that’s your vibe, come through!