4 Days Hanoi Food Tour and Culinary Holiday

4 Days Hanoi Food Tour and Culinary Holiday

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay

Vietnam Food and Culture Tour

Once you have the chance to visit Vietnam, you should make use of it to explore its whole beauty, as well as the culinary culture of the most famous destinations in this pretty country. Hanoi, Hoa lu and Halong are some of the highest recommended destinations in northern Vietnam. This 4-day tour is designed to cover the highlights of these wonderful places and help you have unforgettable experiences in Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Hanoi street food tour
  • Vietnamese cooking class
  • Boat trip along Tam Coc grottoes
  • Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bay
  • Bay cruise with seafood dinner prepared by your onboard chef
  • Visit temples of Dinh and Le King
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Enjoy a cycling trip
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Your accommodation is based on choice and you will have options of 3 and 4-star hotels and cruise ships.

Aclass Legend, Halong Bay - 3-star cruise ship

  • En-suite luxury bathroom with shower cubicle
  • Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
  • Full bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Life jackets
  • Safety deposit box
  • Two complimentary bottled of mineral water
  • Umbrellas
  • Wardrobe
  • Welcome drink on arrival

Glory Cruise, Halong Bay - 3-star cruise ship

  • Air conditioning
  • Bath towels
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Desk
  • Emergency hammer
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Life jacket
  • Magazines
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private toilet
  • Slippers

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

Pelican, Halong Bay - 4-star cruise ship

  • Bottle of water daily in room (complementary)
  • Full luxury bathroom amenities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety suite (Life jacket, fire extinguisher)

Sealife, Halong Bay - 4-star cruise ship

  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary mineral water bottles
  • Hair dryer
  • In-house phone, Wi-Fi
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Life vests
  • Private jacuzzi (only on executive suite)
  • Safety box
  • Slippers
  • Stand shower
  • Stocked mini-bar / snack
  • Toilet
  • TV with plugged-in USB
  • Wardrobe

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. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes.
  • 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 - Excursion

  • Visit the two remaining old temples of the Dinh and Le King. Learn about the history of the countries foundation of the Great Viet after being liberated from thousands of years of Chinese domination.
  • Next, start your biking trip. You'll cycle along rural paths passing through three tunnel grottoes until you reach Tam Coc.
  • Here, you will stop to enjoy lunch.
  • After lunch with Vietnamese dishes, take a three-hour boat trip meandering along the canals (two people per boat) through the three tunnel grottoes called Tam Coc. Enjoy the landscape of green rice field among mountains and rain forest of the national special preservation zone.

Day 3 - Excursion

  • Early breakfast at your hotel.
  • Drive with a shuttle bus to Halong Bay.
  • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes will be served while you cruise the bay on board a comfortable junk (converted fishing boat).
  • Explore the amazing Van Gia fishing village.
  • Get to Soi Sim natural beach for swimming.
  • Enjoy a seafood dinner prepared by your onboard chef.
  • Spend the night aboard your cruiser:

Day 4 - Excursion

  • Wake up at sea and take a swim or Tai Chi.
  • Breakfast.
  • Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bay's main harbor.
  • Lunch with other unique Vietnamese dishes.
  • Relax on the three-hour drive back to your Hanoi hotel, where the tour ends.

Fishing village

The floating villages draw a lot of attention and are one of the highlights of the trip. Locals have been living in these floating houses for many generations as fishing is still the villagers' main income. Some communities offer reasonably priced home-stays to visitors, too. If you pass by them on your cruise, don't be surprised if the boat's on-board chef stops to shop for fresh seafood from one.

Halong Bay cruise

Despite many new hotels being established on the islands, experienced tourists recommend new ones to spend at least one night on board a boat. By this way, they could admire the bay much closer up in a more special manner.

Other excursions

  • Boat trip on canals passing through three tunnel grottoes Tam Coc.
  • Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bay's main harbor
  • Cycle along rural paths passing through three tunnel grottoes until you reach Tam Coc
  • Swim at Soi Sim Beach
  • Visit to the two remaining old temples of the Dinh and Le King
  • Walk through 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. We ensure the food is handled hygienically and we provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants and families as we 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!

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Cooking class
  • Excursions as per the itinerary
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Tai Chi class
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses

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.

  • 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.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Crossing Vietnam Tour opens their doors to you and your friends, promising tours into Vietnam’s heart, ensuring that each day will create amazing memories.

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