Delight Northern Cuisine - 5 Days


Northern Vietnam’s culture has long been affected by its proximity to China. Many foods are only available in season because this is the only region of the country that has four seasons. Overall, the food here is softer and lighter than in the rest of Vietnam. This one-of-a-kind 5-day trip of Northern North food gets you closer to the local culture, cuisine, and landscape of this interesting area of the country, including a cruise on the majesty of Halong Bay.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (D)

Day 2: Hanoi City tour and Cooking Class (B/L/D)

Day 3: Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise – Fresh Seafood (B/L/D)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Day 5: Departure (B)


  • Admire beautiful natural landscapes
  • Discover Hanoi famous sites and enjoy Hanoi cuisine
  • Explore a breath-taking Halong Bay World Natural Heritages by ocean junk
  • Learn about the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine


Day 1

Arrive at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, private transfer to your hotel in downtown. Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner at the Nam Phuong Restaurant set in a beautifully restored French Colonial Villa. The chefs serve Vietnamese specialties. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2

Today is for exploring the capital of Hanoi. You’ll visit one-by-one the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword, and the bustling ‘Old Quarter, with its 36 ancient streets. Lunch at “Cha Ca La Vong” serving seasoned fish.

In the afternoon, in a hands-on cooking class, you learn about the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine in the Old Quarter with the locals in Hanoi. Visit a lively local market Hang Be Market before donning a chef’s uniform for a hands-on cooking class demonstration. Learn how to make a number of regional delicacies, which may include Banana Flower Salad and Spring Rolls. After a half-afternoon session, you enjoy a delicious feast of the dishes you created, and get to take a copy of the recipes home with you. Transfer back. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3

Upon meeting you at your hotel at 8:00 am, we drive to Halong City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong City you will board our for a cruise in the crystalline emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. While on board, we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by a swim. (summer only). We will also have the chance to explore some of the limestone caves in this area. This evening you anchor at the lagoon on the bay, and enjoy dinner. Overnight on junk.

Day 4

Rising to the sound of lapping waters of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. Cruise around Bai Tu Long bay, passing by Bai Tho Mountain. Seafood lunch will be served on the boat. Sail back to the harbor at noon where our car will be waiting to transfer us back to Hanoi. This evening we’ll enjoy dinner and a wine tasting at the award-winning Press Club restaurant where the international fare is laced with Asian influences and wines are selected to complement these tastes. (OVERNIGHT IN HANOI).

Day 5

Your culinary odyssey ends after breakfast. There are no activities planned for today. You enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for your onward flight. End of our services. Cam on va chao tam biet!

Tour price includes

  • ● Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • ● All private transportation with guide
  • ● Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
  • ● Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • ● Halong Bay cruise program with guide on board
  • ● Cooking class
  • ● Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • ● All sightseeing tickets.
  • ● Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • ● 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes

  • ● International flights & departure taxes
  • ● Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • ● Travel insurance
  • ● Beverage
  • ● Peak season surcharge if any
  • ● Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas & New Year if any
  • ● Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • ● Other services not mentioned above.

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