This tour is design for who love to enjoy the local taste with unique flavor. With 5 day tour you can taste most of the typical authentic local food like, attend to the cooking class of Hanoi Cooking Centre – the most impressive cooking class in Hanoi, discover the city and stay overnight on traditional Junk on Halong Bay – the natural World Wonder.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Meal: Dinner –Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, pick up and transfer to you hotel. In the afternoon, take an orientation walk around Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi Cooking Class – City Tour and Street Food
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner –Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Morning, you will transfer to Hanoi Cooking Centre for an half-day cooking course. The centre is the best place in Hanoi to gain a hands-on understanding of Vietnamese cuisine, and its long-time expatriate owner has written many cook books about Vietnam’s best-known dishes. Sip a welcome tea on arrival, as your chef and guide explains the basics about the dishes you’re about to make. Walk to nearby Chau Long Market and stroll among hundreds of stalls selling everything from pumpkins to silkworms. Take in all the smells, and pause for photographs with the vendors! Then it’s hands-on as you return to the centre and learn how to make a traditional dish. You also have the option to purchase many of the tools and spices used during the class. Enjoy your lunch with your own cooked dishes. This afternoon, you will take a city tour visit Ho Chi Minh House complex, the historical site in Hanoi. After that, continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Van Mieu -Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education. In the late of afternoon, Our guide will take you around the Old Quarter and introduce to you some of the authentic local food. You will learn and taste 6- 8 particular dishes. You will have unique Dinner with the foods of the local Hanoi people.
Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong – Cooking demonstration on cruise.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner –Accommodation: on Cruise
Morning, you ‘ll transfer to Ha Long Bay. It takes about 4 hours driving through Red River Delta. Arrival Ha Long Bay, you will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the emerald bay through many Islands and Islets. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you can enjoy drinks while watching the sunset. Dinner and overnight on the Junk.
Day 4: HA LONG BAY -THO HA VILLAGE – HANOI
Meal: Brunch–Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. Cruise to Surprise Cave area then transfer to the Cave by tender. This is one of two most beautiful Caves in Ha Long Bay with great collection of stalagmites and stalactites in the beautiful space. It is really a wonder of nature. Back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock with Set Menu or Buffet Brunch served in the dining room. Along the drive back to Hanoi, visit Tho Ha, a traditional village of terracotta products dating before the 20th century. Explore the village’s narrow and zigzagged alleys, and old houses constructed from broken pieces of old terracotta. We will have tea with a local family, enjoy a live folk music performance and learn the ancient art of rice paper making from local people. Visit a 500 year old pagoda as we stroll past friendly villagers, a cemetery and a view of the village over a beautiful lake. Drive back to Hanoi.
Day 5: HANOI – DEPARTURE
Meal: Breakfast – Accommodation: N/A
Morning is free at leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. End of 5-day Hanoi food tour package.
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