Hanoi cooking tour 5 days

Taste all the typical authentic local food, attend to the cooking class of Chief Didier Corlou – the most impressive cooking Class in Hanoi, discover the city so called “Paris of the East” and stay overnight on traditional Junk  on Halong Bay – the first natural World Heritage in Vietnam.

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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Day 02: Hanoi city Tour and Cooking Class

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat

Day 04: Halong – Phu Lang Village – Hanoi

Day 05: Hanoi – Deparutre

 

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be picked up by our guide before being
 transferred to the hotel for a check-in. In the afternoon, go for a walk within the Hanoi Old Quarters. Our guide will introduce to you some of the renowned local dishes like Banh Cuon (steam rice pancake rolled with mince perk and mushroom), “Bun cha” (Rice Noodle with grilled pork – another Hanoi famous street food), Pho (Rice Noodle soup with beef or chicken) and enjoy some coffee in local coffee shop and later, have dinner at Cha Ca La Vong before staying overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour and Cooking Class
In the morning, have your breakfast with a hot bowl of “Pho bo” (noodle with beef) at Pho Bat Dan or Pho Bo Hang Dong (subject to the availability of the restaurant) – the typically famous Northern Vietnam Pho. After that, visit the nearby Lo Banh pho Ba Ngoan (Mrs. Ngoan noodle factory) to discover and observe the process of making noodles with no additives. Then, take part in a cooking class at La Verticale from Mr. Didier Corlou:
Class 1: Traditional cooking
Schedule: 9.30 am to 13 pm
9:30 – 10:00 am: Meet the chef at La Verticale and start your market visit
10:15 – 13:00 pm: Prepare, cook and taste 5 dishes
Menu (can be changed daily):
Vietnamese banana flower salad
Hanoi nems (deep fried spring rolls)
Grilled chicken with lemon leaves
Bun cha
Sautéed pumpkin branches

In the afternoon, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi. In the evening, enjoy a Water Puppet performance show – the unique art of Vietnamese people from Red River Delta. You will have dinner at Indochina Restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi street food

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat
Take a morning departure to Halong bay through Red River Delta.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on the traditional wooden junk, followed by a short cruising brief.
13h00 – 15h30 : Savor a tasty lunch while cruising among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30 : Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, which are located around the Bo Nau Cave area. Then go back to the junk.
16h30 – 17h30 : Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relax at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
17h30 : Cruise back to the main boat for a shower. Relax or take snap photos as the sunsets.
19h00: Enjoy dinner on board while you meet and greet with other guests. You may also fish for squid, or just laze around. Stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 04: Halong – Phu Lang Village – Hanoi
06h30 – 07h00 : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 : Have breakfast as the sunrises.
08h30 – 09h30 : Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30 : Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 : Continue your cruise to explore the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 : On the way back to the harbor, take part in your next cooking class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30 : Disembark and visit Phu Lang, a traditional village of terracotta products dating before the 20th century. Explore the village’s narrow and zigzagged alleys, with old houses constructed from broken pieces of old terracotta. After visiting, drive back to Hanoi. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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Day 05: Hanoi – Deparutre
In the morning, take your free time to travel around nearby streets until transition to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. Tour ends. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

This is a private and flexible tour according to your preferences, including both arrival and departure time as well as your budget.

You can find out other different tour packages through our website. The price includes all services (accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, restaurants, domestic flights…), but international airfare

Vietnam Original Travel offers and price may vary according to certain factors as below:

  • Traveling period: the price of services in the high season (October to April), is normally higher than the off season (May to September) and the services are very limited in high season especially guides, flights tickets, hotels….
  • The number of travelers: the more travelers your group has, the cheaper price will be
  • Selected hotels: depends on the category of hotel, its location and offering services, the price in total may vary.
  • Activities during the trip: at least two or more tour packages with the same touring duration and at the same time can have two or more different prices, depends on the activities included in the initial program.
  • Booking date: a late booking may result the higher price because of the uncertain availability of services.

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Gaffer B
Gaffer B
Rating 4

We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
WildlifeFan01
WildlifeFan01
Rating 5

We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
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kami_kara
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
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maijoucki
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
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Max_Lhb
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

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