From the misty mountains, old-world Hanoi to UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam charms with its culture, cuisine, scenery and friendly people. Our tour takes you on an exploration through food tours, guided by our chefs, tasting and cooking with Vietnam’s amazing flavours. Visit Hanoi and continue on a voyage through the natural wonders of Halong Bay aboard our small luxury cruise ship.
If you prefer to travel at your own pace with our local guides, our private trips are for you. Our culinary journeys focus on immersion into the local culture. We introduce you to experts who invite you into their culture and kitchens to participate. Min 2 guests.
Hanoi counts as one of the most enchanting cities in Asia. Located along wooden boulevards between dozens of tree-fringed lakes and ancient pagodas, it will charm and dazzle you. It’s architecture reminds of all those who conquered this great valley, from the Chinese to the French. The Old Quarter with its centuries-old commercial chaos still exist – a treasure trove for shopping where hawkers in conical hats still offer their wares next to fancy boutiques and quaint eateries cooking up a delicious local breakfast and French coffee.
A visit to the north is not complete without experiencing the spectacular views of more than 2,000 limestone karsts in Ha Long Bay. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Ha Long Bay is a naturalist’s and photographer’s dream. Sculpted into spectacular seascape of limestone pillars, the karsts hide deserted beaches, magnificent caves and hidden lagoons.
Vietnam is famous for its lively, fresh flavours and artfully composed meals and cuisine.
Taste and learn dishes such as bun Bo Hue (beef and vermicelli noodle soup), Banh Xeo (savoury crispy pancake), Pomelo Salad with Shrimp, Green Mango Salad, Fresh Spring Rolls with Mint, Fish in banana leaf, Coconut curries, Stir fry lemongrass Squid…
Choose between our suggested partner hotels, depending on your budget and preference:
Moevenpick Hanoi **** (4 star contemporary hotel, centrally located)
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi***** (5 star historic luxury hotel opened in 1901, French colonial style)
Ao Co Cruise Ship, a deluxe cruise shop with 32 spacious private cabins each with fully equipped bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
Available year-round upon request.
Dates to avoid: Christmas and Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) mid February
Our suggested itinerary is based on 4 nights and can be entirely tailor-made according to your preferences. It is a food experience in its own right or can be added on to an extended itinerary.
Per person in US$*
Based on 2 guests: from US$ 1,480
Based on 3-4 guests: from US$ 1,380
Based on 5-6 guests: from US$ 1,280
Single supplement: US$ 390
Final price based on actual dates and season.
Upgrade from Moevenpick Hanoi to Sofitel Legend Metropole, premium room:
US$ 135/ per room/ per night
- Two nights accommodation at Moevenpick Hanoi Hotel, premium deluxe double room
- 3 nights/ 2 days on board of deluxe Ao Cruise ship (Shared cruise), private double cabin with terrace
- Daily breakfast
- Private return airport transfers from Hanoi and transportation to Halong Bay
- Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
- Entrance fees and boat ride
- Meals as specified
- Excursions and activities as outlined in itinerary
- Hands-on cooking courses, food tours with tastings
International airfare, visa fees, drinks with meals, any meals not specified, tips.
Fly to Hanoi Intl Airport. We arrange all domestic transfers.
Hanoi Arrival – Welcome dinner in Hanoi
Hanoi – Cooking course – sightseeing – home hosted meal
Scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Cruising the Gulf of Tonkin – Bai Tu Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
Ha Long Bay – Hanoi– departure