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2 Days Cooking Cruise Vacations in Halong, Vietnam

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

2 Days Cooking Cruise Vacations in Halong, Vietnam

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

Luxury Cooking Holidays in Vietnam

Ready for this unique experience? Then board Alova Gold Cruise for 2 days and 1 night exploring the breathtaking and peaceful view of Halong bay. Start cruising and enjoy our special feast of Vietnamese dishes while the cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities such as kayaking, swimming, visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top island, and of course, cooking. With Alova Gold Cruises excellent service in hospitality, you will feel home. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable and we guarantee you 100% satisfaction.


  • Cooking class
  • Squid fishing at night
  • Visit Sung Sot cave and Ti Top island
  • Cruise along Halong bay on traditional Asian junk
  • Vietnamese feast on delicious seafood
  • Kayak around limestone scenery
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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There are 3 types of room available on board Alova Gold Cruises: single, twin or double and triple rooms. All rooms come with en-suit bathroom, ocean view window, air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, hot-water shower, complimentary bottled water and fan. These are non smoking rooms.

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay - Overnight on Alova Gold Cruises

07.45 - 08.30 am - Pick up guests from hotel/stay and start to drive to Halong bay

10.30 - Stop over to stretch the legs on the way

12.45 pm - Evening - Board Alova Gold Cruise and cruise along the bay, welcome mocktail, safety briefing and check in cabin, lunch with Vietnamese dishes, kayaking and swimming at Ti Top island or relaxing, cooking class and happy hour

07.30 - Dinner with Vietnamese dishes and enjoy a romantic night at bar or do squid fishing

Day 2: Halong bay - Hanoi

  • 07.00 - 09.30 am - Wake up call, Captain breakfast, visit Sung Sot cave
  • 09.30 - Check out the room and clear the bills
  • 10.00 - 12.30 pm - Our chef shows how to carve vegetables into flowers, disembark the cruise, lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 12.30 - Get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
  • 02.00 pm - Short stop to stretch the legs
  • 04.30 - Say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends

Visit Sung Sot cave

Visit Ti Top island

Prepare yourself and be ready to be amazed by the stunning view of Halong bay. You will spend a night along this UNESCO world heritage site.

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayak
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Are you ready for a real feast of Vietnamese dishes and in the mean time our professional bartender will shake your favorite cocktail? Heres our menu for this culinary cruise holiday:

Lunch on cruise

  • Mixed salad
  • Royal spring roll
  • Stir fried squid
  • Steamed fish
  • Sweet & spicy ribs
  • Grilled squid
  • Steamed rice
  • Fresh fruit platter

Dinner on cruise

  • Veggie soup
  • Fried spring roll
  • Steamed prawns
  • Stuffing crab
  • Stir fried chicken
  • Crispy tilapia filet
  • Steamed tofu
  • Sauted veggie
  • Steamed rice
  • Fresh fruit platter

Breakfast on cruise

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Crispy bacon
  • Pancakes and maple syrup
  • Toast, butter, jam
  • Seasonal fruit salad
  • Tea and coffee

Lunch at restaurant in harbor

  • Steamed fish
  • Stir-fried chicken
  • Stir-fried pork
  • Steamed tofu
  • Sauted veggie
  • Steamed rice
  • Fresh fruit platter


Veggie soup

Veggie spring rolls

Veggie prawns


Sweet potato



Steamed rice

Fresh fruit platter

Our menu can be changed upon seasons. Beverages are excluded. Tea and coffee are complimentary with breakfast. We can handle any kind of special food request as vegetarian, vegan or food allergies.

  • 1 hour kayaking
  • 1 Captain breakfast, 2 Vietnamese lunches, 1 Vietnamese dinner
  • 1 night accommodation on Alova Gold Cruise
  • 2 bottles of water per person in the bus
  • All entrances as indicated in itinerary
  • All indicated in itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water in cabin and welcome mocktail drink
  • Cooking class
  • English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Pick up from hotel/stay in old quarter
  • Safety instructions on board
  • Squid fishing available after 06.00 pm
  • Transfer by air-conditioned modern bus Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Visiting Sung Sot cave "amazing cave"
  • Visiting Ti Top island
  • All not indicated in our itinerary
  • Beverages, tax, travel insurance and service charge
  • Pick up from hotel or stay outside Hanoi's old quarter
  • Tips, personal expenses


  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "My family of 5 went to Vietnam in December 2016 with Go Asia for 2 weeks. We dealt with Jean-Paul who was wonderful and put together an itinerary based upon our wants and needs. We spent a lot of time hiking and a few days biking. It was superb. Kids ranged from 22 to 15 and it was perfect. Got to see a lot of the north. We had specific food requirements due to religious beliefs and they were very accommodating."


    "Did a good number of homestays and hotels which were always clean, but definitely not luxury."


    "Highly recommend Go-Asia, exceeded our expectations. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Yan Chandra w from Indonesia
    10 out of 10

    "I went to Hanoi for holiday with friends 3 years ago and we had (Mike Hung) Go Asia Travel to handle. Everything was perfect."

    "So in December 2016, I took my big family to Hanoi again and of course we (again) let Mike Hung to take care of our holiday."

    "It was really a fantastic holiday. All my family were happy."

    "Everything (including accommodation, transportation, tour) was perfectly arranged with kind attention."

    "Thank you Mike."

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  • Review by Ahcharr from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks to a fantastic deal they were offering. Go Asia convinced us to travel to Vietnam and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. We saw so much that both excited and inspired us. Thank you to Nancy, our agent, who organized the whole trip for us and fit in with our specifications."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Enjoyed a great day trip to Halong Bay in Viet Nam with our tour guide Mr. Hung! His vast knowledge of the area and the English language made for a memorable visit. I look forward to my next adventure on Go Travel Day Tours!"

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  • Review by Ray Harris from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "We are just finishing a nine night tour of Vietnam booked through GoAsia. Ms. Nancy was our contact and to say she was helpful in every way possible would be an understatement. We were unfortunate enough to be in Hoi An when it flooded and had to move hotels. Besides arranging the move we were given a refund for the inconvenience as well as a refund for a trip that was cancelled without asking and delivered to our hotel in Saigon. A very professional and fully trustworthy company. Thank you Ms Nancy for everything."

    "Ray and Leanne (UK)"

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  • Review by a traveler from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Very friendly staff and beautiful scenery they also talk about what you see that gives you an idea what you are actually looking at. The food was very good and you learn a little bit about the Vietnamese traditions. I would probably do the 2-day tour the next time, but the day tour is still worth the money. :)"

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  • Review by Smajcha N.
    10 out of 10

    "If you are visiting Sapa, I would highly recommend Goodmormingsapa sleeper bus. You could relax or sleep during the journey. The seat had enough leg room to straighten out. The ride was smooth and the view out the window was fantastic. Thank Go Asia Travel. Thank you so much, Khuyen, for everything."

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  • Review by a traveler from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We have recently returned from our holiday in Vietnam. We purchased a 11-day tour which was advertised on Grab One NZ. After many emails with Ms Nancy Go Asia Travel, she organised our accommodation and internal flights in Vietnam. We extended our tour by 3 nights staying in Mia Resort Nha Trang which Ms Nancy had suggested as a lovely beach area. During our time in Vietnam she would call or email if there was any changes to our flights or our tour times. The follow-up service was outstanding. We would highly recommend Ms Nancy Go Asia Travel. Thank you Go Asia for organising our wonderful holiday in Vietnam."

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  • Review by a traveler from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We bought Grabone (I think) vouchers for the 14 day tour through Go Asia. We were a little apprehensive, having not done a tour before and it being on a discount voucher. There was absolutely no basis for our fears. Our organiser, Ms Nancy, was fantastic at answering all our little questions; coordinating everything for us; being on hand if things went a little awry. When our pick up from the bus in Pnohm Penh was delayed she not only made sure a collection was organised, but also organised a special dinner to make up for the delay. Completely unexpected and one of the best meals of our trip. Could not recommend highly enough the experience. All our day tour guides were good. The hotels were great. It was wonderful having everything organised for us along the way. Very carefree way to travel."

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  • Review by Paul B
    10 out of 10

    "We had an unexpected day trip to Tam Coc that was fantastic. We really enjoyed the experience and the bike ride and boat trip. It was great to get out of the hustle and bustle of Vietnam and see some countryside. Our guide Sunny was knowledgeable, friendly and good fun. Would do again."

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  • Review by a traveler from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "I did a Halong Bay cruise with Go Asia Travel and it was a wonderful experience. Muoi was very attentive and helpful. Nothing was too troublesome for him and I appreciate that he goes the extra mile to make my stay a pleasant one. Will book with the company again on my next trip."

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  • Review by Sarah and Sebastian
    10 out of 10

    "Xin chao! Today we visited Ha Long Bay on a day trip from Hanoi with Go Asia Travel. Our tour guide, Hieu (also known as Nick) was really nice and funny; he explained us a lot about the country and the Vietnamese people. We enjoyed our trip, and I hope to see you and Ha Long again soon!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "It's been a week since we (my mother, two sisters, and I) arrived from our Vietnam adventure, and that was an excellent tour we experienced. Go Asia Travel organized it with an excellent service throughout our journey, from the great hotels and fantastic locations to the interesting excursions we enjoyed, and all the lovely people we met along the way. This tour covered all the essentials and 'must do's' in Vietnam.Without a doubt, we were fully satisfied with the service provided by Ruby at Go Asia Travel team; we thoroughly enjoyed Vietnam and all it had to offer. My favorite of the tour was Hoi An including visiting the fishermen. It's a charming city. The Halong Cruise was beautiful. I am especially missing the morning breakfast, Pho, and ice coffee."

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  • Review by Susanne from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "This was the most interesting trip during our stay to Vietnam so far. It's hard to put the experience into words. We booked it through Go Asia Travel. The bus picked us up at the hotel for the six-hour bus ride to Sa Pa, including two stops. When we arrived, we had lunch and then did the three-kilometer trek to Cat Cat village. Our tour guide was Geng, who I can't praise highly enough. She was informative, friendly, and so likeable!We had dinner that night and the following day we did a nine-kilometer trek to two other villages in the rain! After lunch we returned to Hanoi exhausted but with plenty to talk about from the tribes, to the teenage girls with their babies on their back trying to sell their handmade merchandise, to the primitive living conditions, to the immense beauty of the area. This is a must-do if in Hanoi."

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  • Review by Larry W. from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We were very pleased with the organization of our Go Asia Travel tour. I could not fault any part of the planning to ensure we were collected and delivered to the airports on time, four in total. The hotels selected by them were of first class in my option. In each of the three hotels, we found the staff extremely helpful and welcoming. The rooms and meals were excellent.The other groups that supported their organization such as the overnight tour of Halong bay enhanced our holiday. I would not hesitate to call upon their services in future. The only point I would like to add is that it is important that good lines of communication are maintained. Assume nothing, and your trip will go like clockwork as ours did."

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  • Review by Ramon M.

    "I'd like to thank Go Asia Travel for arranging my trips to Halong Bay and Sa Pa. Special thanks to Le Quang Trung for being my guide during my overnight stay in this beautiful mountain retreat in Sa Pa. I must say I had an amazing stay. Le Quang was very helpful and made sure that I had a pleasant time during the tour. He is well versed in Vietnam history which made me understand more of his culture and country. Thank you so much for making my vacation safe and memorable! Hope to visit soon!"

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