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6 Days Vietnam Culinary Vacations

Vietnam Culinary Holidays and Cruise

Have an unforgettable vacation in one of Asia's most beautiful countries: Vietnam! During this holiday, you will have the chance to explore historical cities, such as Hanoi and Sapa. You will also cruise in Ha Long Bay, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and one of the country's main attractions. Marvel at the stunning views, enjoy local life, taste the unique street food, and learn about Vietnam's rich history and culture!


  • Enjoy a cooking demonstration
  • Explore Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa
  • Activities like Tai Chi, kayaking, and trekking
  • All transfers to and from cities and airports
  • Some delicious meals included
  • 5 nights accommodation


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Vietnamese, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Noi Bai International Airport
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Hanoi Victory Hotel

The Hanoi Victory Hotel is a boutique three-star hotel situated in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter. You will spend three nights here. It offers elegant rooms, including some with views of the city. Conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi’s ancient street, just a one-minute walk to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake, this small hotel is the ideal solution for those traveling to the City of Peace for pleasure or business.

Many of the main spots of architectural and cultural interest, as well as the most important business and political centers, can be easily reached on foot or with a short ride on a taxi. Around the corner, there are a great number of small Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and boutiques to discover the real lifestyle of Hanoi’s people.

Simple but elegant, Hanoi Victory Hotel is characterized by a roof bar, where breakfast is served in the morning. During the day, a bar lounge is at your disposal. Upon entering Hanoi Victory Hotel for the first time, you will be surprised by the comfortable and the refined atmosphere, which will immediately give you the feeling of being at home. The furnishing is elegant with an array of light colours and extreme care has been taken with the details.

The hotel is serviced by an elevator and all rooms have wooden floors, windows, and are equipped with wood furniture in modern and luxurious style. Also, all rooms have telephones, flat screen television, air-conditioning, mini bar, luxurious transparent bathrooms, hair dryers, free high-speed internet access, and Wi-Fi. In addition, all rooms have coffee and tea making facilities.

Hotel in Sapa

During this holiday, you will spend one night in a hotel in Sapa.

V'Spirit Cruise - Ha Long Bay

You will spend one night on board the V’Spirit Cruise, one of the best mid-range cruises available, with deluxe cabins with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. There is also a sundeck where you can enjoy the scenery and practice Tai Chi in the morning.


Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi

Pick up from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and transfer to your hotel. You will spend the night at Hanoi Victory Hotel. Today, you will enjoy a half-day tour of Hanoi and some free time to shop.

Day 2: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

  • 08:00 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, three-hour-and-30-minutes hour drive to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside and have a short break on the way
  • 12:30 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
  • 13:30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands
  • 15:30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave, the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay
  • 16:30 Back to the V’Spirit Classic Cruise to continue cruising through the quiet area and enjoying beautiful seascapes on the way
  • 17:30 Cooking class and sunset party on sundeck
  • 19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

  • 06:30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
  • 07:30 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to a natural preservation zone
  • 08:30 Kayak around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen
  • 09:30 Return to the boat to freshen up and check out of your cabin
  • 09:30 Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more
  • 10:30 While heading back to the harbor, watch a fruit carving demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • 12:00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise
  • 12:30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center

Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat

  • 06:45 After breakfast, your bus and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Along the way, you will contemplate the beauty of the mountains and the terraced fields sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. You will also have a 30-minute break on your way to Sapa
  • 13:00 Upon arrival at Sapa, you will check into the hotel and have lunch
  • 14:30 Trek to Cat Cat village, which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the 20th century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village
  • In the evening, you will enjoy some free time to explore the charm of Sapa after having dinner. You can enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire, or go shopping. You will spend the night at a hotel in Sapa.

Day 5: Lao Chai - Ta Van - Muong Hoa Valley - Hanoi

  • After breakfast, you will visit Lao Chai and Ta Van Village to understand more about ethnic minority communities, enjoy the mountain scenery, the terraced fields, and the marvelous nature. You will also visit ancient sacred stones and a bridge. You will have lunch in Lao Chai.
  • 13:30 The bus will pick you up at Ta Van to go back to Sapa Town
  • 16:00 You will be taken back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again, you will have the chance to enjoy the magical beauty of the northwestern mountains
  • 21:00 Arrival at Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi - Departure

After breakfast, you will have free time before being transferred to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).

Included excursions

  • Hanoi city tour
  • Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • Trekking to Cat Cat village
  • Visit to Sapa
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave
  • Visit to Ta Van village


This vacation will take place in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa, Vietnam. Hanoi is located on the banks of the Red River, with the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart. This city is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, where each street is named after the trade that used to take place there.


During this holiday, you will enjoy all meals as specified in the itinerary. While you cruise along Ha Long Bay, you will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine and seafood. You will also enjoy a cooking class to learn about local culture. In your free time in Hanoi and Sapa, you can also taste the local food found in the streets and markets of these historical cities.

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)
  • 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 free time in Hanoi and Sapa, you can go shopping, explore the streets and markets, or even give the local food a taste.

What's included

  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • 1 city map
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • All transfers to cities
  • Cooking demonstration on the boat
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Kayaking activity
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Tai Chi session on sundeck
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • Visit to a rice field
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave
  • Visits to local villages
  • Welcome drink at the hotel and on the boat

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Additional tours
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Lisa Vietnam 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 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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