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3 Days Cultural Cooking Cruise in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Overview

Vietnam Culinary Tour

Join this tour and have a taste of Vietnamese cuisine while sailing through beautiful, calm waters! Get on board the Legacy cruise ship and head off to some of the top attractions in Vietnam and start an unforgettable cultural journey. Breathe in the fresh sea breeze, enjoy delicious meals, and explore places of legends and exuberance. Leave this experience in the hands of the crew who guarantee you a first class service throughout the length of your journey.

Highlights

  • 1 cooking class
  • Fun kayaking and boating excursions
  • Relaxing cruise through Vietnamese waters
  • Gorgeous sightseeing of islands and islets landscapes
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 24.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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During this tour, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. The Legacy Legend cruise has seven spacious cabins full of luxury equipment with private en-suite bathrooms and either a double bed or two single beds. The air-conditioning in the cabins will be on after dinner to 7:00 a.m. of the next morning.

The cruise has a large sundeck, an elegant dining room, and a lounge bar. Based on a unique style, the Legacy cruise is designed with a harmonious mixture between tradition and luxury in details of wood, stone, and bronze.

The dining room is located on the second floor of the cruise and it is designed to serve guests at private tables carved from precious wood giving it a comfortable and romantic atmosphere while looking at the beauty of the bay. The bar is the perfect, coziest place to enjoy cocktails and other drinks. These settings along with the hospitable, well-trained staff guarantee you a good time on board.

Day 1

  • 07:30-08:00 Pick up from your hotel. Depart for Halong city through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta, short break on the half way.
  • 12:30 Arrive at Halong harbor, transfer to Legacy Legend cruise by tender, enjoy welcome drinks and check in to your cabin.
  • Lunch is served while cruising through the Halong bay toward Lan Ha bay, passing Bai tu long bay, Ba hang fishing villages, fighting cocks, Dinh Huong island.
  • Option 1 - Rowing small local bamboo boat (around 1 hour) to visit floating fishing village. The guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
  • Option 2 - Kayaking around the bay. You will have around 45 minutes to explore the tranquil by yourself.
  • 17:15 Back to the Legacy Legend Cruise, cruising to Drum cave for docking. Time for relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck, taking picture on the way. Enjoy the small party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese tea.
  • 19:00 Dinner is served in the restaurant.
  • 21:00 Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, dancing, karaoke; watch movie or enjoy night fishing… Relax and spend a romantic night on board.
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner.

Day 2

  • 06:30-07:00 Start your day with coffee, tea or a photo hunt.
  • 07:00-08:30 Have breakfast on board.
  • 08:30 Transfer to a day boat for a cruise to the Three Peach beach or Soi Sim island, Lan Ha Bay (weather permitting).
  • 09:00-10:30 Swimming and relaxation on the beach.
  • 10:45 Keep cruising to the Light and Dark cave area, swimming before lunch.
  • 13:00 Explore the Light and Dark Cave by kayaking. Swimming and relaxation.
  • 15:00 Visit a floating pearl farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.
  • 16:00 Cruise back to the Halong Legacy for the second night.
  • 19:00 Enjoy dinner. Socialize with other guests, squid fishing or just laze around. Overnight on board.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3

  • Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:00 Breakfast, coffee and tea and served while cruising ahead to Halong bay. Passing many beautiful islets on the bay: Head man’s face islet, Saddle horse islet, Fairy lake, drum cave, Virgin cave.
  • 08:00 Visit splendid Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave. This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that.
  • Optional: if you don’t want to visit Surprising cave, your host can arrange to visit Titop island where you can swim at the beach or climb up to the top and enjoy Halong bay panorama.
  • 09:00 Back to Legacy boat. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Keep sailing back to the harbor through the waters and passing many beautiful islets and island on the Bai tu long Bay.
  • 10:30 Vietnamese cooking class. An early lunch is served.
  • 12:00 Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
  • 12:45 Return from Halong to Hanoi.
  • Around 17:00 Arrive in Hanoi. Tour finish.
  • Guided visit to the Vong Vieng floating fishing village
  • Kayaking tour around Halong Bay
  • Visit to the Dark cave area
  • Visit to the Light cave area
  • Visit to a floating pearl farm
  • Visit to the Soi Sim island
  • Visit to the Sung Sot cave
  • Visit to the Three Peach beach

This culinary tour will take place on board the Legacy Legend cruise in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The cruise ship will sail from Ha Long harbor and arrive at Lan Ha Bay. The cruise will pass by many beautiful islands, islets, and areas such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Vong Vieng, Dinh Huong, Man's Head, and the Saddle Horse islets as well as some caves such as the Trong (Drum) cave.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free bottled water
  • Tour assistance

During this tour, you will be served two breakfast with tea and coffee, two dinners, and three lunches along with daily fresh fruit in your room and a welcome drink. All meals offered on board will include traditional Vietnamese and Western food prepared by the cruise's own chef and are guaranteed to give you a taste of the best local and traditional flavors. You will also enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class during this journey.

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)

During this cruise, you may take some time to relax and make the most of the deck to sunbathe or take photos of the surroundings. Inside the boat, you may watch a movie or read a book outside or engage in some squid fishing.

  • 2 nights accommodation in private cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • English-speaking guide on board
  • All meal on board as itinerary
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Kayaking or small bamboo boat on the first day
  • Kayaking on the second day
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in room daily
  • 1 bottle of mineral water on boat
  • Daily fresh fruit in room daily
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Wifi's signal onboard is just available nearby harbor (mainland)
  • Hot shower inside bedroom
  • Shuttle bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back (15 USD per person)
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport (HAN). Halong Promotion Tours can arrange a transfer from this airport on request for an additional cost.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Hoan Kiem district, Vietnam

Halong Promotion Tours is one of the best tour operators in Vietnam offering personal travel services and private tours in Vietnam.

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