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4 Days Exciting Culinary Holiday in Vietnam

Khách sạn Hồng Ngọc, 34 Hàng Mành, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Cultural and Culinary Tour Vietnam

Culinary Vietnam Travel invites you to join them in this wonderful culinary tour in Hanoi, Vietnam! Try to understand in depth of the Northern Vietnamese cuisine as well as the great tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay. Taste all the typical authentic local food, attend a cooking class led by Chief Didier Corlou - the most impressive cooking class in Hanoi, discover the city so called “Paris of the East”, and stay overnight at the traditional junk on Halong Bay - the first natural World Heritage in Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Vietnamese culinary tour
  • Cruise along the Halong Bay and Titop Island
  • Vietnamese cooking class with Chef Didier Corlou
  • Entrance fee during excursions
  • Daily delicious healthy meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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4 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport
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Accommodation

First Class (3-star hotels):

  • Hanoi: Hong Ngoc Dynasty Hotel (ROH) or similar
  • Halong: Grayline Cruise (Deluxe Cabin) or similar

Superior Class (4-star hotels):

  • Hanoi: La Siesta Central Hanoi Hotel (Executive) or similar
  • Halong: Dragon Pearl Junk (Deluxe Cabin) or similar

Deluxe Class (5-star hotels):

  • Hanoi: Hotel D’Opera Hanoi (Grand Deluxe Room) or similar
  • Halong: Dragon Legend Cruise (Deluxe Cabin) or similar

Program

This program suits the need of somebody that would love to enjoy food and learn how to cook in both Hanoi and Halong Bay. Also, it’s obvious that the spectacle of these two well-known destinations in the north of Vietnam is spectacular and miraculous. The stress-free and enjoyable 5-day food tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay might be what you need to ignite the spark of interest in cooking and eating. A variety of Vietnamese food can fulfill your stomach as they are all mouth-watering and eye-catching. Therefore, it’s not strange when the majority of the foodie communities all over the world have been appreciating the Vietnamese culinary heritages.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, you well be met by Culinary Vietnam Travel guide and be transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, take the orientation walk in Hanoi Old Quarter. Your guide will introduce to you some of the authentic local food like Banh Cuon (steam rice pancake rolled with mince perk and mushroom), “Bun cha” (rice noodle with grilled pork - another Hanoi famous street food), Pho (rice noodle soup with beef or chicken). Enjoy some coffee in local coffee shop followed by the dinner at Cha Ca La Vong (the most famous and authentic local food in Hanoi serving rice noodle with grilled fish on the charcoal kitchen)

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal included: dinner.

Day 2: Cooking class, city tour

Begin with the hands-on cooking class in Madam Hien of Mr. Didier Corlou. Here is the class schedule:

Traditional cooking class: 09:30 to 13:00

  • 09:30 AM - 10:00 : Meet with a professional chef in Madam Hien, and then visit the local market. Opportunities are to identify Vietnamese food and herbs, pick up the best items, use the herbs, and more.
  • 10:15 AM - 13:00 : Watch how the chef performs cooking, and then carry out the steps and recipe to cook food by yourself. The menu will cover 5 dishes, and you will taste your self-cooked food.

The menu:

  • Vietnamese banana flower salad
  • Hanoi Nem (deep-fried spring rolls)
  • Grilled chicken with lemon leaves
  • Bun Cha (rice vermicelli with grilled pork)
  • Sautéed pumpkin branches

When class is over, come to see two local highlights: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature. Take time listening to the historical merits and the irreplaceable importance of these two attractions.

In the evening relax with night Water Puppet Show. The traditional life of people in the Red River Delta region will be nicely performed on the water stage.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 3: Excursion, lunch, cooking class

Take a scenic drive through Red River Delta to Halong Bay. You will be transferred by a tender to Indochina Sails. Enjoy the welcome drink, and then move to the dining room for brief introductions about the safety and boat orientation plus detailed itinerary. Then enjoy your free time. Around 13:00, lunch will be served. It is a multi-course Vietnamese and Western set menu. Any dietary requirement will be supported.

The cruise will be heading to Bai Tu Long Bay. The most captivating and tranquil corners will be present. Visit the beautiful Cua Van Fishing Village. Choose kayaking or boat trip on the sampan to get around the charming attraction.

Return to the cruise, and have free time. Join the cooking class. The chef will demonstrate the cooking of traditional Vietnamese food. Taste the yummy food. Also catch the double-happy hours (between 18:00 and 19:00) and enjoy “buy one get one free drink” program. Around 19:30, the appetizing dinner buffet will be offered. %Then, be further pleased with the second double-happy hours, between 21:00 and 22:00. Nightlife will be wonderful with board games, playing cards, massage, and squid fishing.

Overnight on the cruise.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4: Excursion

Start a healthy day with morning coffee, tea, breakfast pastries and especially the Tai Chi lessons around 07:00. Approximately 45 minutes later, land in Ti Top Island. It will take 1 hour to walk around the beach and then ascend the steps to the panoramic peak. Enjoy the marvelous 360-degree sightseeing of the legendary Bay. After climbing, take time unwinding by the beach by simply relaxing on the soft sand bank, swimming, or listening to the rhythms of the waves.

In the next minutes, you will be back to the cruise to prepare your luggage and have a rich breakfast buffet. The rest of the time on board will be free. Around 11:00, disembark and come back to Hanoi. The return drive includes a stop in Con Son Kien Bac Temple, Hai Duong, the birthplace of Nguyen Trai - a famous character in Vietnamese history. After that, you will drive to Noi Bai International Airport for the departure flight.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Included excursions

  • Cruise along the Halong Bay and Titop Island
  • Visit Bat Cave and Surprise Cave
  • Visit Hanoi Old Quarter, the noodle factory Lo Banh Pho Ba Ngoan, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, and Temple of Literature
  • Visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay and Tho Ha Village on your way back to Hanoi

Location

This culinary vacation will take you exploring Vietnamese cuisines in Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Food

Meals as specified in the itinerary are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cooking class in Hanoi
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Water puppet show
  • Join cruise on Halong Bay
  • Water and towels on the car/van/coach

What's not included

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • International flights
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Single room supplement

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Culinary Vietnam Travel 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Tour prices are subject to change during Christmas, New Year Eve or other National Holidays.

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