1. From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class
Discover the beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a 2-day 1-night cruise. Trek, swim, join tai chi and cooking classes, and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine on board. Day 1: Hanoi–Halong Bay–Cruise After pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter, depart Hanoi early in the morning for the drive to Halong Bay. Board the cruise in Tuan Chau Harbor and sip a welcome drink before checking into your cabin. Enjoy a Vietnamese seafood or vegetarian lunch, while cruising magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the limestone rock formations. Visit Halong Pearl Farm Village before exploring Sung Sot, the bay’s largest cave. After, relax on board before dinner is served and the evening entertainment begins. Overnight on the boat. Day 2: Cruise–Hanoi Begin the day with an invigorating tai chi class on deck before breakfast. Trek on Titop Island or enjoy a swim and then continue cruising the bay. Take a cooking class with the cruise's chef. Prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes and then enjoy lunch on board before heading back to the harbor. Depart for Hanoi with a stop in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop. Enjoy the amenities of a newly-built wooden junk boat designed in the time-honored traditional style, but with contemporary, deluxe cabins and facilities, including sea-view windows in each cabin, private, modern bathrooms, and a comfortable sun-deck bar. Savor complimentary meals offering the tastiest traditional Vietnamese foods and learn about contemporary Vietnam as well as its colorful history from your friendly guides. Arrive back in Hanoi in the evening.