4 Days Culinary Holiday in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, Vietnam

Vietnam Culinary Holidays

Enjoy an experience for all the senses, visiting Northern Vietnam, going to the market to explore all the fresh food available, learning the different ways of shopping, and all these different and special ingredients. Then, prepare the ingredients to learn cooking various tasty Vietnamese typical foods.

Highlights

  • One cooking class
  • Visit Hanoi and Halong
  • Kayaking trip and boat trip Tam Coc
  • Tours with local English speaking guide
  • 2 lunches to explore the Vietnamese cuisine
  • Entrance fee for all destinations
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, German, English
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You will be staying at a hotel in the old center of Hanoi. Please take in mind that this cultural and culinary tour can also accommodate children as follows:

  • Children from 10 years old up are considered as adults
  • Children from 7 to 9 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parents
  • Children from 5 to 6 years old are charged 50%, sharing room with parents
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge, sharing room with parents

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival, a car and driver will be holding a sign with your name and welcoming you at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). You will be transferred to Hanoi Old Quarter and dropped at hotel to check in. The rest day is free at leisure and explore the city in your own way.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

The tour guide and driver will meet you at lobby of the hotel at 08:00 - 08:30. You will take a three-hour-and-a-half drive to Ha long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. After having a good lunch, you will be getting on the boat for a four-hour cruising to visit the bay with stopover to discovery Dau Go and Thien Cung caves that are the most beautiful caves in the bay with great stalactites and stalagmites. You will get a chance to try your hands at cooking Vietnamese food while cruising.

Coming back to the harbor by another way, give you the chance to see fighting cock, sea dog, tortoise, Sail islands, and stop for swimming in a blue bay or gazing sunset on a sunny day. After that, you will be getting on the bus for coming back to Ha Noi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Hanoi

Your guide and driver will meet you at 08:30 to drive about 100 kilometers south to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties, dating back to the 11th century. Not much of the capital remains, but fortunately some of its ruins and tombs have survived for a millennium. The scenery is spectacular and more than make up for the lack of ruins. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue to nearby Tam Coc or Three Caves in Vietnamese, an area of natural beauty that is often referred to as Halong Bay on land. Board a small boat and meander lazily down the river to the ancient caves. See limestone karsts jetting skywards out of electric green rice paddies. Returning back to the pier, your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi arriving late afternoon.

Day 4: Hanoi departure

After breakfast, a driver will pick you up at the lobby of hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) for flight back home.

In Ha Long Bay, you will go cruising to visit the bay with stopover to discovery Dau Go and Thien Cung caves that are the most beautiful caves in the bay with great stalactites and stalagmite. You will also visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. You will also go on a boat ride in Tam Coc or Three Caves in Vietnamese.

Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia.

Halong Bay

Located in northern Vietnam, Halong Bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world. The Halong Bay archipelago is made up of 1,969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists and it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure. Visitors might want to allow a few days to explore this magical bay as its attractions are extremely numerous

Included in the price are two delicious lunches.

  • 1 cooking class in Halong Bay
  • 2 lunches to explore the Vietnamese cuisine
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Cruise on Halong Bay
  • Entrance fee for all destinations
  • Kayaking trip and boat trip to Tam Coc
  • Visit Hanoi and Halong
  • Tours with local English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond control
  • Drinks and other meals not indicated in the program
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Single supplement
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa to Vietnam

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Vietnamese Private Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vietnamese Private Tours an inquiry.

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