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2 Days Vietnam Cooking Holiday and Cruise

Vietnam Culinary Holidays

Experience Ha Long Bay in the best way: on a cruise! On this vacation, you will have the opportunity to see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, as well as learn about Vietnam's history and local people. You will also discover the world-renowned Vietnamese cuisine through cooking classes and the food served on board. Do not miss this unique holiday and get to know the true Vietnam!

Highlights

  • Take a Vietnamese cooking class
  • Swim and relax on the stunning Titov Island
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave, the most beautiful cave in the area
  • Enjoy kayaking around Man's Head Islet in Ha Long Bay
  • Daily Vietnamese and international meals
  • 1 night accommodation

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Vietnamese, English
The maximum participants in the group is 26
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will spend a night on board the V’Spirit Classic Cruise, one of the best mid-range cruises available. All deluxe cabins are air-conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms. There is also a sundeck where you can enjoy the scenery and practice Tai Chi in the morning.

Program

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

  • 08:00 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, three-hours-and-30-minutes drive to Ha Long Bay
  • 12:30 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
  • 13:30 Savor a delectable lunch V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands
  • 15:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave, the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay
  • 16:00 Cruising to Titov island, where you can swim and relax or climb up to the top of the island for a panoramic view
  • 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to a quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way
  • 17:30 Enjoy a sunset party on the sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set
  • 19:00 Dinner is served; socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around

Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

  • 06:30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
  • 07:30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning
  • 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area
  • 10:15 Return to the boat to freshen up and check out of your cabin
  • 10:15 Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more
  • 11:00 While heading back to the harbor, watch a fruit carving demonstration and participate in a cooking class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • 12:15 Disembark V’Spirit Classic
  • 12:30 Transfer back to Hanoi
  • 17:00 End of the trip

Included excursions

  • Kayaking around Man's Head Islet
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave
  • Visit to Titov Island

Location

This vacation will take place in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Food

On board the V'Spirit Classic Cruise, you will have the opportunity to taste delicious seafood and traditional Vietnamese dishes. You will also get to witness a fruit carving and take a Vietnamese cooking class.

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)
  • 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)

During your stay in Vietnam, you may want to explore Hanoi and sample local food.

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Kayaking
  • Shuttle bus with compliment bottled water from Hanoi city center to the cruise
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Vietnamese and international meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Welcome drinks

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Private car transfer
  • Tips and gratuities

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 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 5 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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