6 Days Vietnam Culinary Tours and Cooking Holidays

  • Noble Boutique Hotel, Hang Gai Street 98, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem District - Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Halong Bay Cruise and Cooking Holiday Vietnam

Discover the mysterious Halong Bay on Alova Gold Cruise, a vessel that consists of nine deluxe cabins decorated in classic Asian style. This journey will take you into the legendary world with various activities that will truly provide unforgettable impressions! Board the cruise for two days to explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on the unique Halong Bay. Start cruising and enjoy the special feast of Vietnamese cuisine. Learn the secrets of traditional Vietnamese cuisine at the cooking class. Come to Sa Pa to enjoy the scenery and explore daily activities of the tribal people.


  • Cruise around Halong Bay
  • Cooking class onboard your boat
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave and Ti Top Island
  • Trekking in Cat Cat village and in Lao Chai
  • Guided excursions in Sa Pa and Halong Bay
  • A flower carving class on your boat
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Alova Gold Cruises

There are 3 types of rooms available on Alova Gold Cruises: single, twin or double, and triple rooms. All rooms are non-smoking and come with en-suite bathroom, ocean view window, air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, hot-water shower, complimentary bottled water, and fan.

Room amenities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bed-side lamp
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • En-suite bathroom with rainfall shower
  • Fire extinguisher and safety hammer
  • Hair dryer, dry bag
  • Hot and cool shower
  • In-house slippers and speaker
  • Life jackets
  • Room regulation document
  • Room size: 12 and a half square meters (double and twin); 15 square meters (family room)
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries including soap, shower gel, shower cap, and towels

Hanoi Noble Boutique Hotel

Hanoi Noble Boutique Hotel stands where it has always stood: at the middle of Silk Street and culture, the very well-known Hang Gai Street - in the heart of Hanoi's energetic and historic old quarter.This location is the most convenient starting point to explore Hanoi's old town or, alternatively, to merely sit and watch the world go by. Located close to Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water puppet theatre and Hanoi Opera House, the Noble Boutique Hotel is the best choice of accommodation for both business and pleasure.

The Noble Boutique Hotel provides guests with a range of different services. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure purposes, the facilities available are expertly managed, with the help of the experienced and professional team at the hotel. There is restaurant and thuy ky shop in the hotel.

Day 1 - Airport pick up and check-in at the hotel

Pick-up at the Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and transfer to Noble Boutique Hotel in Hanoi

Check-in at the hotel and free time to see Hanoi city

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 - Hanoi and Halong Bay

  • 08:00 Pick-up from your hotel by shuttle bus
  • 08:15 Drive to Halong Bay
  • 10:30 Stop over to stretch the legs on the way
  • 12:30 Arrival in Tuan Chau harbor
  • 12:45 Board Alova Gold Cruise and welcome drink
  • 13:00 Safety briefing and check-in
  • 13:30 Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • 15:00 Kayaking or relaxing
  • 16:30 Visit Titop Island or swim
  • 18:00 Cooking class
  • 19:30 Dinner with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Enjoy a romantic night at bar or squid fishing!
  • Overnight on the cruise
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3 - Halong Bay and Hanoi

  • 07:00 Wake up call
  • 07:30 Captain breakfast
  • 08:15 Visit Sung Sot Cave (SurpriseCave)
  • 09:30 Check-out from cabin
  • 10:00 Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine on boat
  • 10:30 Flower carving class
  • 11:00 Time to say goodbye to the crew
  • 12:30 Get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
  • 14:00 Short stop to stretch the legs
  • 16:30 Arrive at the hotel
  • Free time for refreshment and dinner on your own
  • Overnight in hotel in Hanoi
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Hanoi and Sa Pa, short trek to Cat Cat village

06:30 to 07.00 Pick-up from your hotel, get on bus and depart for Sa Pa

09:30 Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11:00 Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sa Pa

13:00 Arrive tot Sa Pa, a city with colorful traditional costumes of Hmong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14:30 A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black Hmong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Alova Gold Cruises local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals. You will trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sa Pa in the afternoon. Trekking distance is about 2 and a half kilometers, and it lasts for 2 hours.

17:00 Come back to Sa Pa Town

Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5 - Hanoi, a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai

07:00 to 07:45 Have a breakfast at your hotel and prepare light pack for trekking

08.00 A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people. Trekking distance is about 9 kilometers, and it lasts for 3 and a half hours

11.30 Your bus us will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sa Pa

Between 12.00 and 15.00 Shower time at your hotel, check out, and have lunch and time at leisure on your own

15.00 Meet all group members at your hotel to get ready for Hanoi

15.15 Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks

21.15 Check in to the hotel in Hanoi

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 6 - Departure from Hanoi

  • You are free for shopping until your transfer to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
  • Your tour ends

Cruise of Halong Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Trek to see Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai

Trek to see Cat Cat village

Visit Hanoi Bay

Visit Sung Sot Cave

Visit Ti Top island

This vacation will take place in Vietnam, and you will visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Sa Pa.

During your vacation, you will enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes. Alova Gold Cruises provides you with good hygienic local food with set menu.

Explore Sa Pa

Explore the amazing city of Hanoi

Squid fishing


  • 1 night in deluxe room in Royal View Hotel
  • 1 night in deluxe room on the ship of Alova Gold Cruises
  • 2 ways airport transfer by private car
  • 3 nights in hotel in Hanoi
  • Cooking class on boat
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Entrance fees to the sites indicated
  • Flowers carving on boat
  • Free bottles of water in room and on bus in Halong Bay tour
  • Guided excursions as per the itinerary
  • Kayaking on Halong Bay
  • Taxes
  • Welcome drink on boat
  • Airfare
  • All other services excluding those that are not clearly mentioned above
  • Beverages, tips, and personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Go Asia Travel will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Go Asia Travel an inquiry.


  • Review by a traveler from New York, USA
    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 Jakarta, 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 Bay of Plenty Region, 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 California, USA
    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 UK
    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 Ludenscheid, 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 Christchurch, 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 Auckland, 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, 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 London, 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 Galway, 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 Auckland, 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.
    10 out of 10

    "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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Hanoi, Vietnam

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