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2 Day Cooking Cruise in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnamese Cooking Cruise

In this trip, you will have a chance to admire the extraordinary beauty of Ha Long Bay at night by staying overnight on cruise. There are numerous exciting activities that you can take part in such as kayaking, cooking class, and karaoke. Visit Ti Top Island where you can climb to the top to have a closer look of Ha Long Bay's panoramic view. It would be an unforgettable memory for you in Vietnam in general and Ha Long in particular.


  • Cruise around Ha Long Bay
  • Learn secrets of some Vietnamese cuisine
  • Visit Fighting Cock Island, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands
  • Pick up and drop off service in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Kayaking in Luon Cave (Water Cave)
  • Discover Surprising Cave
  • Daily meals


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During the cruise, you will stay in a room on the boat which is equipped with air conditioning.


Day 1 - Ha Noi, Ha Long, Luon Cave, kayaking and Titop Island

  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • 07:45-08:15 Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus (on request). After that you leave Hanoi for a 3.5-hour ride to reach Halong Bay.
  • 12:00-12:30 At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to your Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
  • 13:00 When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, the boat starts gliding out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, will be served with fresh local seafood; vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, your cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.
  • 14:30-15:00 You have time to gear up for one-hour kayaking around Luon cave area. Your guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on your brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that your boat will take you to the Titop Island for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
  • 17:00 As the sun sets over the bay, you head back to your cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.
  • 19:00 Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.

Day 2: Surprising Cave, Tuan Chau Marina Station

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch
  • 07:00-07:45 Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
  • 08:00-09:00 You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay - Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide. It is a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
  • 10:00 Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as the boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
  • 10:20 A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
  • 10:45 Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
  • 11:20 Depart the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi.
  • 17:00 Arrival at your hotel.

Included excursions

The cruise will take you to Sung Sot Cave, visit Ti Top Island, and pass Fighting Cock, Incense Burner, and Dog islets. During the trip, you will be able to swim in crystal clear water and go kayaking. The spots you will visit are beautiful, clean, and safe.


This cooking holiday takes place in Halong Bay, Vietnam.


Standard, hygienic, Vietnamese meals will be served during the trip. The price includes one breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

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

Things to do (optional)

You will have plenty of time to explore the area you are visiting. During the course, you can also enjoy karaoke singing.

What's included

  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 night accommodation on the boat
  • 2 lunches
  • Enthusiastic, experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees during tour
  • Kayaking session
  • Proficient, enthusiastic, experienced driver
  • Air - conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Pricing information

There will be a 30% surcharge for bookings during Vietnamese holidays (April 30-May 1) and Independence Day (September 2).

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