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  • 5days/4nights
  • Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cooking Class – Hanoi
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  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (.)
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (.)

    Meals: N/A

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today

    Our tour guide will welcome you upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport and transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Relax and free time in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.

  • Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D) - included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi
    Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D) - included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner at cruise

    Accommodations: on cruise

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast at hotel,

    08:00: Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, on arrival at Halong city at about 11:30. 

    11.30: Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel - Tuan Chau Island

    After arriving at Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Paradise Elegance.

    12:30: Embark on Paradise Elegance

    Once you have been transferred to Paradise Elegance, you will be checked-in and given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink at Le Marin Restaurant.

    13:00: Lunch at Le Marin Restaurant

    Lunch will be served in Le Marin Restaurant while Paradise Elegance cruises toward Halong Bay. You will pass the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.

    14:45: Visit Sung Sot Cave

    Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa* or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar.

    16:15: Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*

    Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.

    18:00: Cooking Demonstration and Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*

    At sunset, Paradise Elegance will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. Watch a cooking demonstration on the L’Odyssée Sundeck while enjoying Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at the bar.

    19:30: Dinner at Le Marin Restaurant

    Savour a delicious dinner at Le Marin Restaurant, or choose a special spot anywhere else on board to dine. After dinner, indulge in drinks* and live music at Le Piano Bar, squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or movies in your cabin.

    (Please note that live music is not available on Mondays.)

    Note: * Additional charges

  • Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B)
    Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B)

    Meals: Breakfast on cruise

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:  

    06:30: Tai Chi on L'Odyssée Sundeck

    Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on L’Odyssée Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast in Le Piano Bar.

    07:30: Soi Sim Island

    You will visit popular Soi Sim Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay.

    08:30: Breakfast Buffet at Le Marin Restaurant

    Back on board, a buffet breakfast will be served as we once again cruise past Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before your bill settlement, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.

    10:30: Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina

    Our tour guide and driver will pick up you transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.

    Note: * Additional charges

  • Day 4: Hanoi Cooking & Tours in Hanoi (B/L/D)
    Day 4: Hanoi Cooking & Tours in Hanoi (B/L/D)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle 

    Activities for today:

    After breakfast at hotel, the tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the Hidden Hanoi Restaurant, Before 10:00 am: welcome customers
    10:00 am - 11:00 am: walk to some market nearby
    11:00am: going back to HiddenHanoi kitchen
    11:00 am- 11:30 am: having a small introduction about Vietnamese culture
    11:30 am-1:30 pm: Hand on cooking class
    1:30 pm-2:00 pm: having lunch and dessert together
    This afternoon you will discover Hanoi. We will visit to Temple of Literature-the first university of Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake, then we will visit Hanoi Hilton (also called Hoa Lo Prison). Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Attend the Water Puppet Show, enjoy dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.


    + Temple of Literature: It is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

    + Hoa Lo Prison: It was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton".

    + Hoan Kiem Lake ("Lake of the Returned Sword" or "Lake of the Restored Sword"), also known as Hồ Gươm (Sword Lake), is a fresh water lake, measuring some 12 ha in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

    + Ngoc Son Temple was built in the 18th century on Jade Island in the centre of the ‘Lake of the Returned Sword’ or Hoan Kiem Lake. Legend describes how an emperor was once given a magical sword which helped him defeat the Chinese Ming Dynasty and in doing so saw the return of the Golden Turtle God to the lake. 

    + Water Puppet Show: It is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 5: Hanoi City – Departure (B)
    Day 5: Hanoi City – Departure (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:

    After breakfast at hotel, free time until we will transfer to airport, take flight to your home with sweet memories.

Rates vary frequently depending on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and special touring requirements! Please contact us at [email protected] to get the best possible price.

  • Private car
  • Join Junk in Halong bay (Private cabin)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (Check in at 14:00, check out at 12:00)
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • 01 Cooking classes with food stuff
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water.
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax
  • Insurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • International flight tickets
  • Tips
  • Visa fee in/out Vietnam
  • Early check in and late checkout at hotels
  • Single room

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