Cultural and Cooking Vacation Vietnam

Insight Asia Travel invites you to join a culinary adventure in Northern Vietnam! Vietnam has long been influenced by its proximity to China and as the only part of the country that experiences four seasons, many dishes are available on different seasons. You will enjoy interesting places, savor culinary delights, and experience diversified cultures and local tribes. This holiday is specially designed for you to simply relax and enjoy Vietnam's beautiful culture!


  • Visit to the local market in Hanoi
  • Cooking class demonstration and practice
  • Sightseeing tour of Hanoi with personal guide
  • 4-hour boat trip in Halong Bay
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily local meals


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Café
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

During this holiday, you will stay in a shared room at the beautiful Adamas Hanoi Hotel. The Adamas Hanoi Hotel is an excellent and new three-star hotel located in the center of the Hanoi old quarter close to Hang Than Street, Van Xuan Park, overlooking down to West Lake, the Old Long Bien bridge and Red River as well.

Moreover, with less than 10 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and three minutes to Dong Xuan central market, you can have easy access to restaurants, shopping areas, and historical sites around Old Quarter of Hanoi.

Their rooms are spacious and air-conditioned suites which feature lake views and a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, are fully-furnished with a safe, a flat-screen cable television, a minibar, and a seating area. The en-suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer, a bathtub or shower, and free bath amenities.


Day 1

You will enjoy a warm welcome upon arrival in Hanoi. Your guide and driver will meet you at the Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to transfer you to a hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. Your guide’s welcome speech will give you overall information about the city of Hanoi.

After check in, you will enjoy some free time to relax and then your guide will see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your first day will be completed by a water puppet show, a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a visit to the local market with the chef from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. This day, you will not just only learn how to cook but also will understand more about Vietnamese culture throughout a course with a short movie demonstrating a traditional Vietnamese kitchen from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m.

You will learn the importance of rice and its cultural significance, the different spices, when and how are used, you will learn about the market, and of course, the fish sauce. After the cooking class, you will enjoy the savor of the meals prepared from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Day 3

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi to take you to Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a body of water of approximately 1,500 square kilometers in north Vietnam with a 120 kilometer coastline in the Gulf of Tonkin near the border with China, and 170 kilometers east of Hanoi. “Vịnh Hạ Long”, Halong Bay, means “bay of the descending dragon” in the Vietnamese language.

Hạ means “descending” and Long means “dragon” in Sino-Vietnamese. You will enjoy a four-hour boat cruise to explore the World natural heritage site. Seafood will be prepared and served on boat. You will then be taken back to Hanoi and will be drop off at the hotel.

Day 4

On you last day of the tour, you will enjoy plenty of free time at the hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before meeting your guide for transfer to the

Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to take your flight home.

Included excursions

  • Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Sightseeing tour of Hanoi
  • Visit to the local market in Hanoi


This culinary holiday will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi is widely acknowledged as one of the loveliest cities in Asia, this one-thousand-year old city offers you its unique images totally different from other Asian cities. Hanoi still retains a small-town provincial charm and unique intermingle with a French legacy wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, grand villas, and an artistic cafe society.

Halong Bay

UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay boasts a magnificent scenery of over 3,000 limestone islands jutting out of emerald green waters in the Gulf of Tonkin. The best way to explore and appreciate this vast area is by organised boat tours either cruise boats or traditional junk style boats.



  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Lobby
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant


  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning


During this holiday, you will be served three breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner. You will also enjoy a cooking class and demonstration on Vietnamese cuisine. All meals will be locally sourced and delicious. Vegetarian meals can be provided with previous request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you may explore the location, visit some local places of interests and attractions on your own, or simply relax at the hotel.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class and demonstration on Vietnamese cuisine
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 private boat trip
  • 1 private sightseeing tour with an English speaking guide
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • All entrance fees
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival with pre-approved letter
  • Private transportation as per tour program
  • Water and tissues on coach

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

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

Airport: Noi Bai International Airport Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

Price is based on three-star hotel but upgrade to four-star hotel is available for an additional cost. For more information please send Insight Asia Travel and inquiry.

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