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3 Days Exciting Culinary Vacations in Halong, Vietnam

Luxury Cooking and Cruise Vacations in Vietnam

Join our 3 days culinary holiday to explore the breathtaking and peaceful view on this unique Halong bay. Start cruising and enjoy our special feast of Vietnamese dishes while the Alova Gold Cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities such as visiting Sung Sot cave, Ti Top island and cooking class. Visit fishing village, pearl farm and enjoy the BBQ seafood lunch. You can spend all time swimming and kayaking among hundreds of islets!


  • Cooking class
  • Squid fishing at night
  • Visit pearl farm and fishing village
  • 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


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: 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 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 - Lan Ha Bay - Kayak - Overnight on Alova Gold Cruises

  • 07.00 - 08.15 am - Wake up call. Prepare your backpack for full day kayaking. Bring something warm and dry to wear, shorts, swimsuit, sun cream, sunglasses, money and camera. Captain breakfast.
  • 08.15 - 04.30 pm - Small boat for discovering untouched Halong bay. Board a small boat for full day kayaking & relaxing. Cruise and kayak in Halong bay and visit fishing village. Barbecue lunch. Relax. Visit pearl farm.
  • 04.30 - Back to Alova Gold Cruise
  • 06.00 - Cooking Class
  • 07.30 - Dinner with Vietnamese cuisine

Day 3: Halong bay - Hanoi

  • 07.00 - 09.30 am - Wake up call. Captain breakfast. Visit Sung Sot cave surprising 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 - Short stop to stretch the legs
  • 04.30 - Say goodbye to you at your hotel. Trip ends

Included excursions

  • Visit fishing village
  • Visit pearl farm
  • 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
  • Omelet
  • Sweet potato
  • Tofu
  • Peanuts
  • Steamed rice
  • Fresh fruit platter

BBQ lunch

  • Mixed salad
  • Grilled prawns or rock lobster
  • Grilled fish
  • Grilled squid
  • Grilled pork
  • French fries
  • Sauted veggie
  • 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.

What's included

  • 1 hour kayaking
  • 2 bottles of water per person in the bus
  • 2 Captain breakfasts, 3 Vietnamese lunches, 2 Vietnamese dinners
  • All entrances as indicated in itinerary
  • All indicated in our itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water in cabin and Welcome mocktail drink
  • Cooking class
  • English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Full day on smaller cruise around stunning Halong bay
  • Kayaking , swimming on the second day
  • Pick up from hotel in old quarter
  • Safety instructions on board
  • Squid fishing available after 06.00 pm
  • Transfer by air-conditioned modern bus Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • Visit pearl farm
  • Visiting Sung Sot cave "amazing cave"
  • Visiting Ti Top island

What's not included

  • 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
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