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 class – Hanoi city tour a half of day (B,L)
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, driving to the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. It will offer a truly colorful introduction to these ethnic tribes. Next we'll visit the 11th century Temple of Literature. Lastly in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
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 (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 Our car driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi
15h00 : Arrive at your hotel, check in, free time
Day 5: Hanoi departure (B)
Upon your flight ticket, our driver will take you to the airport.