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3 Days Vietnam Food Tour and Cooking Holiday in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

Cooking and Food Tour Vietnam

Hanoi is extremely famous for its unique street foods. This journey will allow you to fully immerse in the city's culinary culture. In this 3-day tour, you will discover the street foods of Hanoi and you will participate in a cooking class where you will learn how to prepare authentic Vietnamese dishes. Moreover, you will cruise on Halong Bay and a private half-day Hanoi tour will amaze you on your departure day. Join this short but enough-to-enjoy trip if you do not have lots of time to spend in this beautiful city!


  • Hanoi street food tour
  • Vietnamese cooking class
  • Cruise to Heaven Cave and Halong Bay
  • Bay cruise with authentic Vietnamese lunch
  • Private guided tour of Hanoi
  • 2 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport
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Your accommodation is based on choice and you will have options of 3 and 4-star hotels in Hanoi.

Golden Cyclo Hotel, Hanoi - 3 stars

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Cable channels
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi available in all rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hardwood/Parquet floors
  • Linens
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Tax and breakfast included
  • Telephone
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Wardrobe/Closet

Lan Vien Hotel, Hanoi - 4 stars

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • King or twin beds and a choice between bathtub and shower setups
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone

Sun Way Hotel, Hanoi - 4 stars

  • Complimentary tea / coffee making facilities, two bottles of mineral water per day in the room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and cable internet access in room
  • Complimentary use of hotel’s gym, sauna, and steam bath
  • Hair-dryer
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Wide selection of international cable TV channels

Services and facilities

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 24-hours room service
  • Airport transfer services
  • Complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi internet services
  • Fully-equipped business center
  • Health spa and fitness center
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Tour and travel services


Day 1 - Food tour, cooking class

  • Join Hanoi street food walking tour. Walk around Hanoi, one of the worlds greatest street food cities. There's no better way to unlock the hidden secrets of the Old Quarter and its cuisines than through this unique walking tour.
  • Sample authentic local dishes away from the tourist trails, getting to know the local lifestyles on the street at various amazing food stalls at add up to your real experience of the city.
  • Later on, you will join in a cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes.

Day 2 - Cruising

  • 07:45 - 08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for a trip to Halong Bay.
  • Around 10:30, you will make a stop to stretch your legs.
  • 12:30 Join a cruise ship for a 4-hour cruise on Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy a welcome drink while attending the safety briefing.
  • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes served on board.
  • After lunch, you can go kayaking, bamboo boat rowing, swimming or you can choose to relax or get a suntan.
  • Later on, visit Thien Cung Cave known in English as the Heaven Cave.
  • Enjoy\ fresh fruits while cruising back.
  • 16:30 Disembark your cruise to get on the shuttle bus for the trip back to Hanoi.
  • Around 18:00, you will make a short stop to stretch your legs.
  • 20:30 Arrive back at your hotel.

Day 3 - Excursion

  • A tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi downtown for a private half-day city tour.
  • Head to the first visit - Hanoi Opera House. On your way there, you will stop at Vietnam Fine Art Museum.
  • Next, you will cross the bustle street for a short walking inside the campus of the first university of Vietnam - Temple of Literature - which was built in 10th century under Ly dynasty who greatly influenced by Confucianism.
  • The following stop-off is Quan Su Pagoda, the headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation where many important Vietnamese Buddhism activities are taken place.
  • Lunch in a Hanoi traditional restaurant.
  • After a short rest, you will continue passing through Hanoi 36 Old Streets.
  • Head back to your hotel. You can chose going by private car or motorbike.

Included excursions

  • Cruise to Heaven Cave and Halong Bay's main harbor
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Private half-day tour of Hanoi
  • Street food walking tour in Hanoi


This retreat will take place in Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam.


Crossing Vietnam Tour will give you a unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people. They ensure the food is handled hygienically and they provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants and families as they buy food items directly from them.

Hanoi street food tour

You eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snacks from a street cart. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi's Old Quarter, you tempt your taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish banh cuon, at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, you will wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes, where you can observe the local life which has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Your next two snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. You will sit down with Hanoi local people and sample various meat, vegetable, and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. Its then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk; this specialty is one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi's best kept secrets, Banh Mi 25, a hidden street food restaurant where you can taste the top ten street foods in Hanoi. This hard-to-find cafe is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You can try Vietnamese rice wine and the famous egg coffee or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!

What's included

  • 1 lunch in a traditional restaurant in Hanoi
  • 1 lunch on the cruise ship
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Cruise on Halong Bay
  • Fresh fruits on the cruise
  • Private half-day tour of Hanoi
  • Welcome drink on the cruise ship

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the location is Hanoi Noi Bai Airport (HAN). Crossing Vietnam Tour will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Noi Bai International Airport Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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