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3 Days Vietnam Cooking Holidays and Cruise

Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba

Vietnam Cooking Holiday

This tour gives you an excellent chance to explore not only Ha Long Bay, one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the world, but also other spectacular islands nearby. If you are a fan for sport, there are numerous activities you can take part in such as swimming, kayaking, and climbing. If you love Vietnamese food and are hungry for the recipes, you can join the cooking class on the cruise. You will not regret to pick this perfect tour.


  • Go kayaking and swimming
  • Learn how to cook Vietnamese specialties
  • Visit a traditional fishing village in Cat Ba Island
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunset and sunrise views of Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island
  • Visit Ti Top Island, Monkey Island, and Lan Ha Bay
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • 2 nights accommodation


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During the culinary vacation, you will stay for one night in a two or three-star hotel in Cat Ba and another night on a boat. You will stay in Golden Lotus cruise, Golden Lotus junk, Elizabeth sails, or Elizabeth cruise. Your room will be equipped with air conditioner, hot water, private bathroom, and a shower. Other options of more luxury hotels are available. Please contact GoAsiaDayTrip if you’re interested.


Day 1 - Ha Noi, Ha Long, Sung Sot Cave, kayaking, cooking class

Today is the start of the holiday. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and leave for Ha Long Bay. After a 20-minute break on the way, you will arrive to Ha Long Tourism harbor at 12:00 and be transferred by tender to Ha Long Bay cruise. Here, you will have some welcome drinks while cruising around the scenic natural surroundings. For lunch time, a deluxe Vietnamese set menu will be served on the boat before visiting Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) in the afternoon.

Next, you can take chance to go kayaking and swimming or relax on the sun deck before participating in a cooking class on the cruise, where you are able to learn how to make some Vietnamese dishes. After dinner, you will get the chance to make your evening far more enjoyable by taking part in interesting activities such as singing karaoke, squid fishing, relaxing on the sundeck, or going sightseeing at night. Today's meal plan includes lunch and dinner.

Day 2 - Ti Top Island, Viet Hai village, kayaking, Monkey Island

This morning, you will welcome dawn with Tai Chi on the sundeck at 06:00. After breakfast, you will travel to Ti Top Island where you can climb to the top to have a closer look of the bay’s natural rocky garden. Don’t forget to bring your swimming suite if you would like to go for a swim in crystal-clear water and relax at Ti Top Beach. By 09:30, you will travel by boat to Cat Ba Island and then, ride to Viet Hai fishing village in the valley of the heart of Cat Ba National Park.

Later, you will come back to the cruise and have lunch at 12:00. In the afternoon, you will go kayaking, swimming, and explore Lan Ha Bay, in which Monkey Island is also a must-see stop. You will leave this island, check in at the Cat Ba hotel, and have dinner at 19:00. In the evening, you may explore Cat Ba Island by bike on your own and enjoy a cool breeze blowing around. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3 - Cat Ba, Ha Long Bay, Ha Noi

Today is the last day of your holiday. You will wake up early in the morning to witness the dawn in Cat Ba town before breakfast is served at 07:30. Then, you will return to the cruise and continue visiting the remainder of Ha Long Bay before getting back to Ha Long Harbor and have lunch in the restaurant or on the cruise. You will leave Ha Long at around 13:00 and come back to Hanoi approximately at 16:30. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and lunch.


This culinary holiday takes place in Vietnam. You will visit some popular destinations such as Halong Bay, Sung Sot Cave, Ti Top Island, Cat Ba Island, Viet Hai fishing village, and Monkey Island.


Two breakfast, three lunches, and two dinners are included in the retreat price. During the holiday, you will be served delicious Vietnamese dishes.

Things to do (optional)

During the retreat, you will have plenty of time to explore the area. You can go cycling around Cat Ba Island at night or book some activities such as massages, beauty services, music performances, and diving sessions to enhance your stay. They are available at an additional cost. Barbecues and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only.

Spa treatments

You can book a spa treatment at an additional price to enhance your stay.

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation at a hotel in Cat Ba
  • 1 night accommodation on the cruise
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • An enthusiastic, experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees during tour
  • Insurance on board
  • Kayaking session
  • Transfer vehicle (Ford transit 16 seats or County 29 seats)
  • Welcome drink

What's not included

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • All service not mentioned in the inclusions list
  • Optional requested services
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

How to get there

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 fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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Price information

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

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