6 Days Foundation Cooking Tours in Vietnam

6 Days Foundation Cooking Tours in Vietnam

  • Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam Cooking Holidays

Join Go Asia Travel to discover the beautiful Vietnam. You will discover several locations where you will squid fish at night, visit caves and islands, cruise along Halong Bay on traditional Asian junk, and taste and create a Vietnamese feast on delicious seafood. Take time off to go on this holiday to relax and taste the beauty that the Asian cuisine has to offer.

Highlights

  • Boat trips on the Hoi An river
  • Dreamlike cruise in Halong Bay
  • Discover markets, herb gardens, and Ba Hang fishing village
  • Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • Delicious food tour in Hanoi and Hoi An
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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You will have accommodation at different venues as your tour takes you through the best places in Vietnam. The one night cruise will take you into the two recently built wooden junks managed by V'Spirit and they 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 nowhere further as you have found the right one to visit Halong Bay.

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter to check in. You will relax and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi to Halong Bay (V’spirit Cruise)

  • 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 V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands
  • 15:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave
  • 16:00 Cruise to Titov island, then go swim and relax at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay
  • 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoying 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, socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around, then overnight on board

Day 3: Halong Bay to Hanoi

  • 06:30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • 10:15 Return to the boat to freshen up and check out of your cabin
  • 10:30 Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more
  • 11:00 Head back to the harbor and watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the cooking class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • 12:15 Disembark V’Spirit Classic
  • 12:30 Transfer back to Hanoi
  • 17:00 Arrive back to hotel and then free time and overnight in Hanoi
  • 17:45 Your guide will pick you up for street food tour

Start walking around four kilometers in old quarter "36 old streets" to visit some famous and specialized food, family stalls or local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday, certainly you will watch and taste around six to eight particular dishes, they can also customize vegetarian or special food too.

The special thing that the tour guide would like to introduce is some popular authentic food in lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants) where you feel comfortable to sit down and enjoy some favorite dishes and nice drinks too.

It's interesting to hear from the tour guide about the history of the old quarter in Hanoi, it is a thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds), so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers, and more. Originally, there were just 36 old streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets.

It is very difficult to find some local food stalls and mini restaurants on your own in hidden alleys and sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with Go Asia Travel, taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people, and language.

Food on Foot Tour will give you a unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people as the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants families as they buy directly from them. At 9:00 p.m., your tour guide will say goodbye to you and will help you order taxi or show you direction back your hotel.

Day 4: Hanoi flight to Danang and transfer to Hoi An

After breakfast at hotel, you have free time till transferring to the airport for flight departure. Upon arrival in Danang, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hoi An. Check in and then you have free time. Lunch time will be at your own arrangement.

At 1:00 p.m., your minibus will pick you up at hotel and then leave Hoi An for My Son and arriving at 3:00 p.m. Spend two hours walking around My Son with your tour guide seeing the beauty of My Son in the afternoon. This is also the greatest time of the day to see My Son without many tourists and traffic. The temperature is also cool at this time. With your group being small, everyone will be able to ask for more information and get better service.

At 5:00 p.m., you will be leaving My Son by minibus to riverside and take private boat to Hoi An and you will enjoy the sunset sightseeing from the boat before stopping at a carpentry village to see local people make wooden boats and furniture in 30 minutes. You will arrive in Hoi An at 6:30 p.m. and overnight there.

Day 5: Half day cooking class tour

You start the day at 8:15 a.m. with a welcome drink at the cooking school at 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town which will be your meeting point. Visit Hoi An’s colourful market and experience the amazing sights, sounds, and aromas of this busy market. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

You board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise for 25 minutes along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.

On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about two hours and the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before you prepare the same dish yourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, you sit down and eat what you have cooked.

Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished, relax and enjoy the free use of the swimming pool. Towels and showers are provided. Catch your own taxi back to hotel after the tour and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An - Departure

The driver will pick you up at your hotel at 2:50 p.m. and transfer to the airport for flight home.

  • Boat trip on the Hoi An River
  • Explore the bay passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more
  • Guided tour of Hoi An’s colorful central market
  • Herb garden walk
  • Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay around the Man’s Head Islet area

This vacation will take place in Vietnam, and you will visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, and Danang.

During your vacation, you will enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes. Go Asia Travel provides you with good hygienic local food with set menu. There will be cooking demonstrations where you will get to cook your own Vietnamese cuisine!

  • 1 domestic flight with seven kilogram hand-baggage and 20 kilogram checked baggage for flight from Hanoi to Danang
  • 1 night on Halong Bay Cruise (three-star cruise) with kayak activities and cooking demonstration on board
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals
  • English speaking guide in joined group tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by shuttle bus in joined group tours
  • Food on foot tour in Hanoi with local specialties
  • All others not mentioned clearly in inclusion
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • International flight arrival and departure in Vietnam
  • Visa to Vietnam

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Transfers from and to the airport are included. Go Asia Travel will pick you up from the airport.

  • 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.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Go Asia Travel is one of the best tour operators in Vietnam offering personal travel services and private tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

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6 days / 5 nights

Children policies
  • 10% tour price for children aged under three sharing same bed with parents
  • 50% tour price for children aged from three to six sharing same bed with parents
  • 75% tour price for children aged seven to nine having extra bed in the room with parents
  • Full price as adults for children aged nine and above having extra bed in the room with parents
 
Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 
High season
  • January 1
  • April 27 - May 1
  • August 27 - September 2
  • December 24
  • December 31

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