Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up from the airport then transfering to the hotel. Check in the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisur surrounding Hanoi Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi cooking tour and city sightseeing (B,L,D)
Today, our guide will come to pick you to Hanoi cooking center at 8:30AM.
The course begins with a brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine, highlighting the ingredients of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Afterwards, walk to the Chau Long Market and enjoy a market tour with the Hanoi Cooking Centre chefs who will highlight some of the daily produce sold, such fruits, vegetables, meat, silk worms, etc. Surely, this market visit will provide you with endless photo opportunities. Return to the Hanoi Cooking Centre and get started. The chefs will explain how to prepare the various dishes on the menu. Printed recipes as well as samples of some local fruits, green bean cake, quail eggs, etc. can be taken home after the class. Enjoy the meal you prepared and visit the Hanoi Cooking Centre shop where you may find useful cooking utensils, recipe books, spices…
After lunch, we have a half of day for Hanoi city tour. Starting from Museum of Ethnology to Temple of Literature, end up in Hoan Kiem Lake. From there you can take a cycle around Hanoi Old Quarter or enjoy Water puppet shows there. After that, our guide will take you to Ngon Restaurant where you can enjoy the taste of Vietnamese food in tranditional asmosphere.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi – Hal o ng Bay (B,L,D)
Have breakfast in the hotel before starting the trip.
9:00 : Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, 2,5 hour Transfer to Halong Bay by Car.
12:00: Upon arrival at the harbor, the staffs of Sealife Cruise welcomes the guests at the waiting room. Embark on the cruise, and check in cabin. Enjoy welcome drink, followed by a feast on a delicious lunch while the Cruise slowly sailing among beautiful of islets. Take a short rest after lunch.
15:00: Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Thien Canh Son Cave (also know as Co Cave - Grass Cave). After exploring the cave, tourists can relax on the long white sandy beach of the island, enjoy swimming and revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long Bay. Go back to Sealife Cruise, the junk will sail to Cong Do sleeping area. Relax then enjoy the dinner on board.
Enjoy Happy Hour with special menu from 16:30 to 19:00. You will get discount with all of the drinks: cocktail, mock tail and mixed drinks. On board, attend chef’s cooking demonstration and try making spring rolls. Then Gala Elegant set dinner is served on board. Evening activities: relax at leisure; watch movie, board games or massage & spa services, squid fishing or chatting... (Massage and spa fee is not included in the price)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B,L)
6: 00. Wake up early to join tai-chi class on the sundeck at the break of dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay.
Breakfast is served with cookies and tea, café at dinning room of the junk.
Next, tender transfer guests to Vung Vieng Village - see the pearl farms and fisheries. Back to the cruise, arrange the luggage and check out. Then enjoy an early lunch (brunch) while cruising back to main land.
12: 00 Transfer back to the Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for your flight to Hue
After an hour flight, Arrive at Phu Bai Airport. Our guide will pick you up then transfer to your hotel in Hue City. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Hue cooking tour and city sightdseeing (B,L)
The morning begins with a hands-on cooking class at Tinh Gia Vien restaurant, highlighting the regal flavors of Hue cuisine as we prepare our own midday meal.
In the afternoon, we take boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu, one of the ancient beautiful pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's Royal Tomb. Transfer back to the hotel. Free at leisure.
Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B,L)
This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the Eastern Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum and drive to the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. At leisure for the rest of time. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An cooking tour (B,L)
We start the day (8:45am) with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe as our meeting point. Visit Hoi An's colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, we have a chance to explore the cooking school's herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An's and Vietnam's well-known dishes. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine - the class runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, and includes demonstrations from the school's chefs as well as the chance for us to help prepare some dishes. Included in the demonstration is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
Free at leisure by your own to explore the ancient town of Hoi An or shopping at tailor shops. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An departure (B)
Upon your flight ticket, our driver will take you to the airport in Danang city for the flights to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City for your departure flight back home