Hanoi Culinary Tour Package 5 days provides you very deep understand of Northern Vietnamese Cuisine as well as the great tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay. In 5 days you can taste all the typical authentic local food, attend to the cooking class of Chief Didier Corlou – the most impressive cooking class in Hanoi, discover the city so called “Paris of the East” and stay overnight on traditional Junk on Halong Bay – the first natural World Heritage in Vietnam.
Day 1: ARRIVAL – HANOI (D)
Day 2: HANOI COOKING CLASS AND CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Day 4: HALONG BAY -THO HA VILLAGE – HANOI (B/L/D)
Day 5: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, pick up and transfer to you hotel. In the afternoon, the 5-day culinary tour in Hanoi starts by the orientation walk in Hanoi Old Quarter. Our guide will introduce to you some of the authentic local food like Banh Cuon (steam rice pancake rolled with mince perk and mushroom), “Bun cha” (Rice Noodle with grilled pork – another Hanoi famous street food), Pho (Rice Noodle soup with beef or chicken), enjoy some coffee in local coffee shop followed by the dinner at Cha Ca La Vong (the most famous and authentic local food in Hanoi serving rice noodle with grilled fish on the charcoal kitchen)
Overnight in Hanoi.
This morning is reserved to Hanoi food tasting tour. First, we experience a bowl of “Pho Bo” (noodle with beef) at Pho Bat Dan or Pho Bo Hang Dong (subject to the availability of the restaurant) – famous typical Northern Vietnam Pho. In that pho local traditional restaurant, people should wait in line and pay and get their own bowl of Pho. After that Pho breakfast, we can visit nearby Lo Banh pho Ba Ngoan (noodle factory – Mrs. Ngoan) to see the process of noodle making (no additives). Mrs Ngoan had made noodle since 1954 at the same address and now her daughter in law inherit the factory. This noodle factory provide noodle to all of the famous Pho places around Hanoi. The Pho place and the visit to the factory are really special. All the chefs going with us loved it.
After that, our
Class 1: Vietnamese Traditional Cooking Course
Schedule: 9.30 am to 13 pm
9:30 – 10:00 am: Meeting with Chef at La Verticale and market visit
10:15 – 13:00 pm: Demonstration and tasting with 5 dishes
Vietnamese banana flower salad
Hanoi nems (deep fried spring rolls)
Grilled chicken with lemon leaves
Sautéed pumpkin branches
Afternoon, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex and Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi. In the evening, enjoy the great experience of Water Puppet show – the unique art of Vietnamese people from Red River Delta. Dinner at Indochine Restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Morning depart to Halong bay through Red River Delta. Upon arrival to Halong, embark to the Junk. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise. Passage into the picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy lunch with deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu. Cruise to Titop Island where you can take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with our Junk, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to the second destination – the Bat Cave area. Upon arrival, you can either take a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters (Kayaking is available unless already booked as part of your package) or visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
Back on board, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset before dinner. In the evening, you can watch the famous Indochina Movie in the dining room or join squid fishing from the boat with the crew. Depending on weather conditions, we can travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish.
Overnight on the Junk.
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 Halong 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 Halong 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 in Mr. Viet’s house, enjoy a live folk music performance and learn the ancient art of rice paper making from Mdm. Viet. Visit a 500 year old pagoda with Mr. Viet as we stroll past friendly villagers, a cemetery and a view of the village over a beautiful lake. Drive back to Hanoi. Dinner at Season of Hanoi Restaurant.
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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