7 Days Vietnam Culinary and Cycling Tours

7 Days Vietnam Culinary and Cycling Tours

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cao Bang - Cho Ra - Pac Ngoi

Halong Bay Cruise, Culture and Food Tour Vietnam

The north of Vietnam has a lot of famous and must-visit destinations with beautiful landscape and unique culinary culture. Save your time and blow all your worries looking for single services, our tour is specially made for your uttermost convenience and smoothness to discover spectacular Hanoi, Hoa lu, Halong, and Ba Be - Ban Gioc, some of the highest recommended destinations here. This 7-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
  • Cycling tour to Tam Coc grottoes
  • Authentic Vietnamese cooking class
  • Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bay
  • Spend a night at Tay people traditional house-on-stilt
  • Seafood dinner prepared by your on-board chef
  • Bay cruise with authentic Vietnamese lunch
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will have a choice of 3 or 4-star hotels in Hanoi and a choice of 3-star hotels in Cao Bang. One night will be spent at sea aboard your cruiser, and one night will be in Pac Ngoi village at one of the Tay people traditional house-on-stilt.

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

Bac Giang Hotel, Cao Bang - 3 stars

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and cold shower
  • LCD cable TV
  • Reversible air conditioning
  • Telephone

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

Tay traditional house, Ba Be Lake

  • Bathroom amenities
  • Stilt house with blanket, soft-sleeper bed

Thanh Loan Hotel, Cao Bang - 3 stars

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and cold shower
  • LCD cable TV
  • Reversible air conditioning
  • Telephone

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 - 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.
  • You will stop to enjoy lunch with Vietnamese dishes.
  • After lunch, 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 Bays main harbor.
  • Enjoy lunch with other unique Vietnamese dishes.
  • Relax on the three-hour drive back to your Hanoi hotel, where the tour ends.

Day 5 - Excursion

  • Today, you will travel to Ba Be Lake (230 kilometers).
  • 07:00 Departure from Hanoi to Ba Be National Park.
  • 12:00 Lunch in a local restaurant in Cho Ra town.
  • 14:30 Arrival at Buoc Lom Wharf. Boat-trip along the Nang River to Ba Be Lake, one of 20 biggest fresh lakes on the mountain in the world.
  • 15:00 Stop at Puong Cave which is famous with thousands of bats.
  • 16:00 Visit to An Ma Temple to know more religions and beliefs in Vietnam.
  • 17:00 Swim in fresh water and enjoy the bamboo rafting near Ba Goa Islet.
  • 18:00 Trekking to your homestay (1 kilometer) in Pac Ngoi village, a small village of Tay people.
  • 19:00 Dinner and traditional Tay musical performance (excluded). You can share the show with other tourists.
  • 21:00 Spend the night at the homestay of Tay people traditional house-on-stilt
  • Meal plan: lunch and dinner.

Day 6 - Excursion

  • Today, you will travel from Ba Be Lake to Ban Gioc Waterfall and on to Cao Bang (300 kilometers).
  • 07:30 Departure for Cao Bang.
  • 12:30 Arrival at Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh district.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant near the waterfall.
  • 13:30 Visit to the Ban Gioc Waterfall, the fourth largest waterfall along a national border.
  • 14:30 Visit to the Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave).
  • 15:30 Return to Cao Bang town. Stay in Thanh Loan / Bang Giang 3-star hotel.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 7 - Excursion

  • Today, you will travel from Cao Bang to Lang Son and on to Hanoi (300 kilometers).
  • 08:00 Check-out and have breakfast at the hotel.
  • 12:00 Lunch in Dong Dang and visit to Dong Dang market and Dong Dang temple near the border gate with China.
  • 14:00 Car back to Hanoi following National Road 1.
  • 17:00 Arrival in Hanoi. The tour ends.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh district
  • Boat-trip along the Nang River to Ba Be Lake
  • Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bay's main harbor
  • Cycling tour to Tam Coc grottoes
  • Dinh and Le King temples
  • Private tour of Hanoi
  • Puong Cave
  • Street food walking tour in Hanoi
  • Tam Coc cruise
  • Trekking to Pac Ngoi village
  • Van Gia fishing village
  • Visit An Ma temple
  • Visit Dong Dang market and Dong Dang temple
  • Visit Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave)

This retreat will take place in Hanoi, Cao Bang, 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!

  • 1 night accommodation at Tay people
  • 1 night accommodation on the cruise ship
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • Cooking class
  • Cycling trip to Tam Coc grottoes
  • Hanoi street food tour
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Tai Chi class

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.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

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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