6 Days Vietnam Culinary Vacations

  • Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Sapa

Overview

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!

Highlights

  • 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

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 20.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Vietnamese, English
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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).

  • 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 requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

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.

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

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.

Testimonials

  • Review by Amy W.

    "Lisa is an awesome agent! And I totally will recommend her to you! Our package included Hanoi city and Ha Long Bay. The car for transportation was very good and comfy and the arrangement was very nice. The responsiveness of the email and message is incredibly impressive and the info was detailed enough to make us feel safe, even when it was our first time visiting Vietnam."

    "The location and the staff of the hotel were very good! However, the hotel was not very clean and some equipment was not working. I believe if you tell Lisa about your request, she would love to help with your plan!"

    "The quality of the Ha Long Bay tour is good, especially the boat and the cabin."

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  • Review by Billy L.

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    "Well done, Lisa Travel, looking forward to another engagement if I were to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam."

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  • Review by Holly S.

    "Two friends and I visited Vietnam earlier this month. Lisa gave us ongoing support and recommendations throughout the trip and the months leading up to the holiday. We also had the privilege of meeting Lisa on our first day in Hanoi, who was very helpful in exchanging money and other little things. On our last day, Lisa stayed and waited for us after hours to say goodbye before leaving. My experience in Vietnam was amazing, Lisa Vietnam went beyond to make our journey memorable."

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  • Review by Jen

    "I found Lisa on Groupon and contacted her directly to organize Ha Long Bay and Sapa tour for three people. In contrast to Groupon deals, Lisa was happy to organize a five-day and five-night tour for three of us. She offered her services to help arrange our other tours in Vietnam and it was the best decision we made to accept her offer. Lisa was professional and arranged every aspect of the tour with us. We collaborated and organized hotels, transfers, and tours. Lisa was very accommodating to all the changes we made to the itinerary and happily assisted us. She arranged tours, such as Hanoi City tour, Ha Long Bay, which was great, I recommend to go longer than one day, Sapa rice fields, which are absolutely beautiful, Hue imperial city tour, Marble Mountain tour, Hoi An countryside, and Da Lat waterfalls private tour. Every tour was well organized; every hotel we checked into knew our plans and, when transferring to another city by bus, car, or plane, transfers were on time and ready."

    "Lisa also organized sim cards and data on our phones, going the extra mile, exchanged our spending currency with a good deal that we might not have been able to achieve. She even accommodated us for our short notice changes during our trip in Vietnam, gave us advice on places to go when not doing a tour and taxi advice. What more could you ask for? She was prompt and replied to every message or phone call to ensure we had ease and the best time."

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    "Thank you, Lisa Travels!"

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  • Review by Mahendran A.

    "Very well organized from the time of pick-up at our hotel to the drop off after the cruise in Hanoi. The guides were very helpful and friendly. The boat was comfortable and the food was good and plentiful. I would recommend them. "

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  • Review by Mahviet N.

    "My wife and I wife booked a Ha Long Bay trip with Lisa Vietnam Travel for our honeymoon. That was a good boat. We stayed in Grayline cruise and we had an amazing night. Food and cabin on board were very nice. Lisa offered me free airport pick up. I strongly recommend Lisa's company. I will contact her next time for our Sapa trip."

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  • Review by Patrick C.

    "I appreciated that Lisa Travel provides the professional arrangement. "

    "My journey was from August 10 to 14, but my air tickets were confirmed on August 8 afternoon. Lisa Travel prepared everything for us in a short period of time. Including visa application, sim card, money exchange, airport car pick-up, hotels, and two local tours."

    "Lisa provided some recommendations to us when we asked, such as spa and local restaurants. We felt good and must try those again when we visit Hanoi in the future."

    "Lisa was happy to reply to our questions through Whatsapp at all times."

    "I recommend Lisa Travel to everyone who would like to visit Hanoi."

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  • Review by Yuyu N.

    "Thanks a lot Lisa for your excellent service and arrangement for our five-day and four-night Hanoi trip."

    "The very prompt response was really impressive."

    "I will introduce you to my friends when they want to visit Vietnam."

    "I strongly recommend this company."

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  • Review by a traveler from Singapore

    "Thanks, Lisa Travel, for arranging a fun filled five-day and four-night trip!"

    "Except for a few hiccups, my family enjoyed the trip and loved the pampered stay at La Siesta."

    "We were surprised by Lisa's emphasis on service and the importance of service!"

    "If we ever go back to Hanoi, we know we can trust Lisa Vietnam Travel!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Lisa Vietnam Travel is the best travel agent in Vietnam ever. We found Lisa by chance on the internet and dropped her an email to ask about the recommendation for the trip in Hanoi, which was five days long. She is amazing, very quick in responding to emails. She also gives good recommendations and reasonable prices. We booked the Ha Long Bay two-day and one-night tour and Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour with her. We had a great time on both trips. I strongly recommend her!"

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