Welcome to Hanoi- we’ll greet you at the airport and get you checked in to your hotel for your stay for next two nights. Explore, relax or sleep, the city awaits you tomorrow
COOKING & TOURS IN HANOI
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
HANOI – HALONG
Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Upon arrival, get on a Junk cruising around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch, passing Dog island, Incense Urn island, Ga Choi island, Finger island, Hoa Cuong Island and visit Surprise Cave and short swimming at Titov beach (if weather permitted). Have dinner on board and enjoy night fishing. Overnight on board
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
HALONG – HANOI
In the morning, cruise to Bai Tu long Bay, Fire island, Bo Nau island, fishing village. After early lunch on boat, we arrive at Ha long Wharf around noon. Back to Hanoi by car and end your tour by 4 PM. We will recheck at your Hanoi hotel for an overnight.
HANOI – HUE
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our morning flight to Hue. On arrival, we will visit the quiet city which is widely known for it’s magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty – we will visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, have lunch at restaurant. You will get some free time for shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue for the next two nights.
COOKING TOUR IN HUE
The morning begins with a hands-on cooking class at Vuon Y Thao restaurant, highlighting the regal flavors of Hue cuisine as we prepare our own midday meal. Enjoy the lunch with the dish you cooked. In the afternoon, we take boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu, one of the ancient beautiful pagoda and Khai Dinh Emperor’s Royal Tomb. Return to your hotel for some relax time.
HUE – HOI AN – MY SON HOLY LAND
In the morning, we take a private car from Hue to Hoian. After an early lunch, we drive to Myson Holy Land – one of the world heritage sites of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An in the afternoon for relaxation at the beach or on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping. Overnight in Hoi An for two nights.
HOI AN COOKING TOUR
Firstly, go to the market and learn how to buy typical Vietnamese ingredients for cooking. Then get on a boat for a leisurely 25 minute cruise along Hoian River to the Cooking School – Red Bridge. Learn how to cook some of Hoian’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes which is the combination of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the chef before you prepare the same dish yourselves. Later, sit down and enjoy exactly what you have cooked. Back to Hoian town by boat.
HOI AN – HO CHI MINH CITY
After breakfast at hotel, some free time until your transfer to airport, for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city also called as Saigon. Arrive Saigon airport, where your tour guide will be waiting for you, and will take you to your hotel where your stay is booked for the next 3 nights.
HO CHI MINH COOKING TOUR – CU CHI TUNNELS
Morning cooking lesson at the Vietnam Cookery Center: the hands-on cooking course is conducted by a professional chef and translated by a MC who will explain the teaching of the chef and talk about the history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine. The lesson includes a market visit and lunch. Afternoon excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels : Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters, and weapon factories. Dug out by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was only recently opened to tourists.
HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (FLOATING MARKET) – HO CHI MINH CITY
After early breakfast, leave your hotel for My Tho. On arrival, get on a private boat cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Phoenix Island and stop at a garden restaurant for Vietnamese lunch. The motorized boat cruises more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee – keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, wonder around a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh, stop at a bonsai garden in My Tho.
HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until your transfer to the airport for departure flight..
Private Boat Mekong
Join Junk Halong Bay
English-Speaking tour guides at each destination
Accomodation with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated
Cooking classes with ingredients
Domestic flight tickets within Vietnam including airport tax
Service charge and government tax
11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 2 Dinners
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
As we approach the halfway mark in our trip I wanted to reach out to thank you for the most amazing experience!! Everything has been spectacular so far. The hotels, the guide and driver, the itinerary and the people are amazing! We are all getting along so well, the kids have made instant friends and we are loving every second of this trip.
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I wanted to send you this letter, following our recent family trip to Israel over the March break. We had a wonderful time during our trip. Your travel services provided us with a plan, a guide, and an experience that the six of us will remember for a lifetime. Our trip introduced us to the marvels of Israel, and the historical significance of the entire region. We had the opportunity to visit ...
We recently booked our children’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah tour if Israel trip with Kathy at Peerless Travel. Wow, it was an incredible experience. Both my wife and I refer to the trip as being “perfect”, and we are generally hard to impress! From the organization and planing, to helping us with customizing add-ons to the main trip, to being available at a moments notice to answer any last minute questions...
I wanted to take a moment and thank you and Naomi for organizing our trip to Israel this July. My whole family and I unanimously agree that it was the most incredible trip we have ever taken! Israel is something to see. I can clearly see how one falls in love with the country and the people. We were so proud of what our nation could accomplish in such a short time. We experienced so much in 10 days. The archeological dig was amazing, the kids loved the camel and donkey ...
We are home and I wanted to let you know we had a fabulous trip. The tours were great and so informative. I fell in love with Israel and of course I was so sad it took me so long to get there. The hotels were also wonderful. Our favourites were the Sheraton in Tel Aviv the Dan Carmel and David Citadel. In all cases the staff rooms and views were wonderful. Petra was a must see and a definite highlight. All around 5 stars for everything from Rooms to food to general experience we loved it! The transfers from one hotel to the next were seamless as were the flights and the assistance at the airport on our departing trip from Tel Aviv to Rome.Excellent job.
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Thanks to you and your Team for your superb organizational skills and creativity in allowing us to see our Homeland in the best way possible.
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I have been meaning to email you since we returned from our trip in August. I sincerely apologize.
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We had high hopes for our Bat Mitzvah trip to Israel and the trip exceeded our expectations.
The itinerary was expertly put together and as we travelled the countryside we learned and appreciated different things about Israel.
This all culminated in an inspiring Bat Mitzvah service atop Masada at sunrise.
Our tour guide Shmulik was beyond fantastic and we would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a meaningful...
We returned from Israel on August 18th but I haven’t had a chance to contact you because I’ve been scrambling to catch up at work. I just wanted to thank you and Peerless for the wonderful trip that you organized. We all had a fantastic time. The trip was so well organized and full of fantastic experiences – some of which we expected, others which were very surprising. The Rabbi was great and the ceremony was beautiful...
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Well, we are back and recovered from jet lag. I thought I would take a few minutes to give you some feedback on the trip.
First of all, we had a magnificent time. The family rated it a '10 out of 10', Zahavah loved her Bat Mitzvah and we all loved Israel and the tour. I want to raise some specific areas, mostly of praise, and pass on a few ideas.
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Thank you again for encouraging us to go on the trip. Our son Michael did indeed read from Exodus during the Bar/Bat Mitzvah cermony, which was most memorable, as was the entire trip.
I wanted to underline to you that our guide Neil Eisenstadt was excellent (very informative, knowledgeable and friendly), and we thank you for this.
I would like to take this opportunity (belated as it is) to thank you, Ehud, Ahron, Shimon, and the rest of the group at Peerless for making my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah Israel tour an unforgettable experience. To take a group of 7 unfamiliar families, 38 people, ranging in age from six to eighty-something, mix in jet lag of different degrees (people from Montreal, Toronto, Western Canada, and Australia!), add in a hectic schedule, and unbelievable heat, and transform them to a cohesive group, touring a country with thousands of years of history, is an incredible undertaking that Ahron, and Shimon performed with the illusion of it being an effortless task (they even seemed to enjoy themselves)...
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Just wanted to express our family's appreciation for a terrific trip to Israel
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It was a wonderful experience for all concerned. The Bar Mitzvah
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