Hanoi Culinary Tour Package 5 Days

Code: VCT-009
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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  • Fine dinning at Bobby Chin Restaurant
  • Fine dinning at Bobby Chin Restaurant
  • Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi
  • Luxury Junk for overnight stay on Halong Bay
  • In the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Halong Bay the wonder of nature
  • Fresh Spring Roll Hanoi Delicacy Cuisine
  • Chef Didier Coulou and his well known restaurant La Vertical
  • Chef Didier Corlou in action
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Hanoi Culinary Tour Package 5 Days suits the need of somebody that would love to enjoy food and learn how to cook in both Hanoi and Halong Bay. Also, it’s obvious that the spectacle of these two well-known destinations in the north of Vietnam is spectacular and miraculous. The stress-free and enjoyable 5-day food tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay might be what you need to ignite the spark of interest in cooking and eating. A variety of Vietnamese food can fulfill your stomach as they are all mouth-watering and eye-catching. Therefore, it’s not strange when the majority of the foodie communities all over the world have been appreciating the Vietnamese culinary heritages.

In Hanoi, you can expect the happy, informative, and professional cooking class of Chef Didier Corlou – the capital city’s famous chef who is said to offer the most impressive Vietnamese traditional cooking course about spring roll, Vietnamese banana flower salad, grilled chicken with lemon leaves, etc., right in La Verticale. Besides, Hanoi itself is so charming and beautiful that is worth the title “Paris of the East,” in which you explore the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Water Puppet Show, etc. When it comes to Halong Bay – The UNESCO World Heritage Site or “Bay of Descending Dragon,” you’ll be first impressed by the heavenly seascape, limestone towers, emerald seawater, and luxury cruises. The overnight stay on the traditional Junk lets you come closer and closer to the Bay’s actual charm as well as the local cuisine. The onboard relaxation with Tai Chi exercise, Vietnamese and international set menu, sunbathing, interacting with local fishermen, and lots of subsequent joys, will boost your Vietnam travel to perfection. Perhaps, you will soon become fans of the Hanoi food as well as the loyal patrons to La Verticale. The Northern Vietnamese Cuisine invites the foodies worldwide to enjoy, evaluate, and adore.

Hanoi Culinary Tour Package 5 Days Draft Itinerary

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)

5-Day Hanoi Culinary Tour Map

 

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Day 1: ARRIVAL – HANOI

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, pick up and transfer to you hotel. In the afternoon, the 5-day culinary tour in Hanoistarts 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)

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi Cooking Class and Hanoi City Tour

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 Hanoi culinary tour gives you the opportunity to take a cooking class at La Verticale of Mr. Didier Corlou:

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

Tasting Menu:

  • Vietnamese banana flower salad
  • Hanoi nems (deep fried spring rolls)
  • Grilled chicken with lemon leaves
  • Bun cha
  • 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay

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Day 4: Halong Bay – Tho Ha Village – 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 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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Day 5: Hanoi – Departure

Morning is free at leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. End of 5-day Hanoi food tour package.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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TOUR PRICES

  • In US$ per person in sharing double room in the private group, valid till 30 Dec 2017
  • Tour prices are subject to change during Christmas, New Year Eve or other National Holidays.
Group Size First Class Superior Class Deluxe Class
1pax 1095 1355 1761
2pax 659 764 992
3-6pax 572 677 905
7-10pax 483 588 816
11-14pax 456 561 789
Single supp 149 304 482

Services including:

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Accommodation in hotels with room type as mentioned above (double share)
  • Meals + cooking class as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D= Dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Water puppet show

Services excluding:

  • Other meals, tips, drinks, international flights & airport tax,
  • Single room supplement,
  • Personal expenses, insurance,…

HOTEL LIST

Place First Class
(3-star hotels)
Superior Class
(4-star hotels)
Deluxe Class
(5-star hotels)
Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynasty Sunway Inter-Contitental West Lake
Halong Bay La Fairy Sails
Deluxe Cabin
Indochina Sails
Superior room
Dragon Legend Cruise
Deluxe room

Price:$456.00

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