Hanoi Cooking Holiday with Madam Yen

Go Asia Travel is proud to offer you the best of the best deal to discover a beautiful country. During this cooking holiday in Vietnam, you will discover several locations where you will squid fish at night, visit caves and islands, cruise along the Halong Bay on traditional Asian junk, and taste and create a delicious Vietnamese feast. Join Go Asia Travel during this holiday, relax, and taste the beauty that the Asian cuisine has to offer.


  • Vietnamese cooking class
  • Visit Vietnamese traditional market
  • Cruise along the beautiful Halong Bay
  • Daily delicious healthy meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport
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Maison D'Hanoi Boutique Hotel

In Hanoi, you will be staying at Maison D'Hanoi Boutique Hotel. Maison Group is founded in 1989 and developed rapidly thanks to Vietnam's hospitality and tourist industry. After several changes, Maison Group now has two members that are still running and developing.

V'Spirit Classic Cruise

In Halong Bay, you will be staying on board of V'Spirit classic cruise. The two recently built wooden junks managed by V'Spirit will bring you a holiday to remember. Coated in a traditional design, the junk features deluxe cabins of contemporary style. Each cabin has large windows, private bathroom, and comfortable bed. Look no further as you have found the right one to visit Halong Bay.


Madam Yen cooking class

Based in an elegant corner of Madam Yen Restaurant, Madam Yen cooking class is located in 99 Hang Gai Street, one of 36 ancient streets in Hanoi Old Quarter - the area for tourists in Hanoi! It's going to be easy for all the lovely tourist to stay in the center to join the class.

Totally different from other "cooking class" you have ever joined before, Madam Yen cooking class will not conduct a cooking class as a kitchen with many kitchen tools, stoves, and white brick! Madam Yen cooking class will be held in the elegant corner on the second floor of Madam Yen Restaurant - aim to make you feel more friendly and comfortable when making your own dishes.

For all guests joining the class, Madam Yen cooking class will offer a free market walking culture tour by visiting a traditional market to learn more about the culture of Vietnam such as going to everyday grocery store, see the architecture of Vietnamese traditional house, learn the lifestyle of Hanoians, and also buy some necessary ingredients for the cooking class.

Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi

  • Arrival at the airport and pick up by Go Asia Travel driver
  • Transfer to hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter to check in and relax for the rest of the day
  • There are no meals included on your first day. Overnight will be in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi to Halong Bay

  • 08:00 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic three and a half hour drive to Halong Bay
  • 12:30 Embark on V’Spirit classic cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
  • 13:30 Savor a delectable lunch as you cruise along the limestone islands
  • 15:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
  • 16:00 Cruise to Titov Island. Go swimming and relax at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
  • 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while you enjoy the beautiful seascape on the way
  • 17:30 Enjoy sunset party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set
  • 19:00 Dinner will be served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight will be on V’spirit Cruise. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Halong Bay to Hanoi

  • 06:30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
  • 07:30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay
  • 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay and around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • 10:15 Return to the boat, freshen up, and check out of your cabin
  • 10:15 Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and much more
  • 11:00 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the cooking class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • 12:15 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise
  • 12:30 Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight will be in Hanoi. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Cooking class with Madam Yen

  • 08:00 Meet Go Asia Travel at Madam Yen cooking class at 99 Hang Gai. Then, follow your tour guide to Hang Be Market which is one of the traditional markets in the Old Quarter. You will buy some featured ingredients for your cooking class and you will learn something about the daily life of Vietnamese people.
  • 09:00 After market walking tour, return to the class and you will be served with mineral water. While you quenching your thirst, Go Asia Travel will set up and prepare for the cooking class. After that, you can wash your hands with a clean towel, wear your apron, and be a chef!
  • 09:15 You will start your cooking class, the chef will introduce the menu. Then, you will cook by yourself under the instruction of the chef. From beginning to the end, you can learn all the steps on how to cook and decorate it as well.
  • 11:30 Enjoy your achievement in the cozy atmosphere of Madam Yen Restaurant. Finally, the chef will give you some comments of your dishes and presents you with a Vietnamese cooking certificate with the compliments of Madam Yen cooking class. Today's meals plan includes breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Hanoi departure

  • Pick up at your hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight home. Today's meal plan includes breakfast.

Included excursions

In this culinary tour, you will have the chance to explore Halong Bay, the Dog Islet, the Sung Sot Cave, Titov Island, pass the Ba Hang fishing village, and much more. You will also get the opportunity to kayak among the hidden areas of the bay and around the Man's Head Islet area.


This culinary vacation will take place in Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam.


During your vacation, you will enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes. Go Asia Travel provides you with good hygienic local food with set menus. Meals included are as specified in the itinerary.

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)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking guide in guided tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour with cooking class
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tax and services charges

What's not included

  • Other activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Return international flights
  • Visa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Go Asia 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 25% 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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Pricing information

For childer under 3 years old sharing a bed with parents, you will only have to pay 10% of the tour price. For children up to three to six years old sharing a bed with parents, you will pay 50% of the tour price. For children aged seven to nine-year-olds with an extra bed in a room shared with parents, you will pay 75% of the tour price. For children age nine years old and above with an extra bed in a room shared with parents, you will have to pay the full price of the tour package. 

Public holiday dates surcharge will be applied if you travel on 1 January, 27 April to 1 May, 27 August to 2 September, 24 December, and 31 December. The surcharge amount is 60 USD per person.

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