6 DAYS HANOI & SAPA CULTURE CULINARY TOUR
- Tour code: VN -CC-P01
- Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
- Attend cooking class in Hanoi & Halong bay
- Explore the Hanoi Old Quarter
- Take an overnight cruise to experience the magnificent Ha Long Bay with cooking class on board
- Visit Sapa ‘s village to understand the life & culture of ethnic tribes
- 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- Daily delicious meals
- Roundtrip airport transfers
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI - AFTERNOON COOKING CLASS
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.
This afternoon, we will experience Hanoi Cooking Class. Our guide will collect you from your hotel by taxi or motorbike to the class. Where you will then be taken to the market. You will meet the our Chef and experience a day in his life as you wander through the fresh food market. You will also learn some tips and tricks to ensure that only the finest quality ingredients are selected. You will then select all the ingredients needed for your class.
Chef will then accompany you as you make your way back to our place. You will stop along the way and get to sample a selection of street foods.
During the lesson, our chef will teach you the secrets to creating decorations, to enhance the presentation of your dished, well as some of the basic skills needed to master the knife skills required to be a chef. Then you will enjoy your food after cooking. You will walk back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI – SAPA – TREK TO BLACK H’MONG TRIBE
In the early morning, the bus driver will pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for the departure to Sapa, following the Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains with their terraced fields, sparkling in the sunlight, or often dimmed in a thick fog. Half way will take a short 30 minute break for snacks and chance to use the washrooms.
13h00: When you arrive in Sapa, our tour guide will pick you up at bus station, then transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy lunch, which will be a nice mix of local Vietnamese dishes. After lunch you may check-in.
In the afternoon, we will start a 2 - hour trek, to visit Cat Cat village. It is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities, while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields, and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Then take a short walk uphill to meet the bus that will be waiting to pick you up, and take you back to Sapa in the afternoon.
You are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, on your own. There is a great number of delicious restaurants to choose from, with a large variety in the menus, you're sure to find something that suits your flavor palate. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: TREK TO LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – BUS RETURN HANOI
Today is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. Start Trekking from Sapa to Y Linh Ho, to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind a light mist from the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small trail to cross Muong Hoa River and pass beautifully tended rice field terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van. Then our bus will pick you up on the Ta Van Bridge to transfer you back to Sapa town. Take a short break at the hotel lobby before heading back to Hanoi on the bus. Arrive in Hanoi at around 21:00 P.M. Check in and overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: HANOI – HALONG WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
At 8am, we will fetch you from your hotel, to head to Halong Bay. We will arrive slightly before noon, at the Halong Bay Pier, where you will be transferred to the cruise ship. Once on board the ship, you will be provided a welcome drink, followed by cruise briefing and safety instructions, conducted by the host of the boat. After that, you will check in your cabin.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing by Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet. After lunch, the ship will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay, passing by countless islands including Soi Sim beach, Coconut Tree Island.
We will anchor the vessel at Frog Pond area, where you can take time to explore this beautiful scenery by kayaking through the majestic scenery and swimming in emerald coloured water.
Relax on the sundeck with some cocktails, complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls.
For dinner, we specially prepare the meal to reward your taste buds and stomach. After that, you can engage in various evening activities, such as relaxing at leisure, doing squid fishing…
Day 5: HALONG – HANOI
Wake up to a refreshing morning with an organized Tai Chi class scheduled at 6.30am. Once, we have revived our bodies with smooth, deliberate, flowing movements, you may enjoy a light breakfast with our assorted homemade pastries, along with coffee, tea or fresh fruit juices.
We will move next on to Sung Sot Cave, where you will have the option to climb up and down 600 steps, to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay. After the visit to the cave, you will check out of the cabin, and settle your bill, if you have incurred any additional expenses, like drinks or snacks in the bar.
A beautiful Lunch will be served as the ship cruises back to the Halong Bay harbour.
Our coach will pick you up and return back to Hanoi. ETA to be about 5pm, if the traffic is cooperative.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6: HANOI DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
End of services!
- Cooking class in Hanoi with market, ingredients
- Cooking demonstration in Halong bay
- A bottle of water per person during guided tour
- 04 nights hotel accommodation based on twin/double sharing with daily breakfast
- 01 night on Halong cruise
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Daily meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- English speaking guide in each destination
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
- Beverages, tips, and personal expenses
- Other things not mentioned
- Peak season surcharge and compulsory dinner at the hotel for Christmas & New Year
- Vietnam visa
- Internatioal flight ticket
|Hotel||Price/ person||Single Supplement|
|Hotel 3*||368.75 USD||125 USD|
|Hotel 4*||438.75 USD||207.5 USD|