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3 Days Vietnam Culinary Tour and Cruise Holidays

3 Days Vietnam Culinary Tour and Cruise Holidays

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam Cooking Tour

See the magnificent limestone islets and outcrops lined-up across the emerald sea. Explore a remote fishing village to view the daily lives of the locals. Kayak unspoiled lagoons, sliding past deserted white sand beaches and awesome limestone karst formations. The three day-two night escape is ideal for keen novice or experienced kayakers, swimming and communing with nature. The perfect option for the return visitors to Halong Bay or for the travelers yearning for a truly authentic Halong Bay cruise experience.

Highlights

  • Tai chi
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking class
  • Visit Vung Vieng fishing village
  • Visit Soi Sim beach and Bat cave
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Guests can stay in the deluxe ocean view room on the 1st floor or in the royal suite ocean view room on the 2nd floor. This is the largest room on the boat with private balcony, wine and fruits in room and 2 free cocktails at noon.

Day 1 - Hanoi - Halong bay - Bai Tu Long bay

07:30 - 12:00 - Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 - 30 minutes.

12:00 - 13:00 Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf for a break and to take photo at Pelican Private Lounge. Transfer by tender to the boat.

13:00 - 15:30 Check in and enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and cruise manager.

Start cruising. Enjoy buffet lunch while cruising to magnificent Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. You will have opportunity to see the famous Perfume Rock, Fighting Cock, Lonely Rock, and Saddle Rock before arriving at Vung Ving village.

15:30 - 17:30 Visit Vung Ving village by a rustic row boat. Meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing.

Free optional swimming and kayaking around many small and big islands at emerald Bai Tu Long water.

17:30 - 19.30 Back to the boat and free time for relaxing. Option: massage service available. Please book directly with cruise manager.

Cooking class on sundeck - how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy the spring rolls you make together and Happy Hour (buy one drink, get one free). It is time for chatting and relaxing.

19:30 - 23:30 Deluxe Vietnamese dinner will be served.

Evening activities include: leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruises music, and reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing on the boat. You may also take a massage.

23:00 End of day 1 program.

Day 2 - Halong bay - Bai Tu Long bay - Halong bay

06:00 - 08:00 Take part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bays landscape.

08:30 - 12:30 Transfer to day boat for visiting Three Peach. Enjoy 2 hours of cruising. Time for sunbathing on sundeck, enjoy beauty of the bay. Kayak and swim at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural one lapped by turquoise water (if the weather permit). There is a possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain.

12:30 - 19:30 Back to boat. Set menu lunch is served. Then visit ng Tin Cave.

Cruise back to Pelican Cruises. Free time on boat for relaxing. Take part in cooking class and Happy Hour (buy one drink, get one free).

19:30 - 23:00 Deluxe Vietnamese dinner will be served.

Evening activities include leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruises music, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing on the boat.Massage service is also available. Please book directly with cruise manager.

23:00 End of day 2 program.

Day 3 - Halong bay - Hanoi

06:00 - 09:00 Take part in TaiChi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room.

Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting.

Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended

09:00 - 11.30 Check out and make payment in reception area. Have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room while enjoying the bay scenery as you approach the wharf.

11:30 Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.

12:00 - 16:30 Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus. Stop over to visit a traditional workshop.

16:30 Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

  • Bat cave
  • Soi Sim beach
  • Sung Sot cave
  • Vung Ha beach
  • Vung Vieng fishing village

You will be cruising along Halong bay during this 3-day trip.

Meals on board are a fusion of Vietnamese, seafood and international.

  • Go kayaking
  • Learn Tai Chi on deck in the morning
  • Squid fishing at night
  • Visit Cua Van floating village

Let your mind experience total tranquility at the Spa Pelican. Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full body wraps during your Pelican luxury cruise. Lie back, close your eyes and feel excellent personalized service, invitations to a number of exclusive spa package experiences and a luxurious collection of spa treatments. Surely, you cant deny its magical effect of helping you relax. Pelican spa may be the solution to an active day on the bay. Take some time off and let yourself be pampered in a cozy environment.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary bottled water in the cabin
  • Deluxe cabins with air conditioner and en-suite bathrooms
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Free airport see-off (Hanoi - Noi Ba airport)
  • Kayaking (double kayak), local rowing boat
  • On-board insurance
  • Squid fishing, board games, music and movie show
  • Tai Chi in the morning, cooking demonstration, and Happy Hour
  • Welcome drink
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and personal expense
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi for USD 30 per person