Unique Experiences:

•  Be guided through the old quarters chaotic magic
•  Do a market tourand get closer to the local ingredients

•  Try your skills in Vietnamese cooking


Small Group Exploration spiced with Shared Group Experiences – normally no more than 2-5 people on the tour, yet part of the itinerary/day tours are Shared Group Experiences:
Cycle tour: Min 1 and max 12 participant
Cooking course: Min 1 and max 12 participants

Note that you can book 1 person on this program, but we cannot guarantee more participants on the overall tour

Trip Length: 4 Day(s) 3 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Everyday
Travel Season:

All Year
June, July and August are in summer and the temperature is hot.
Winter from December to March can be colder than you expect, so bring a sweater.

Type of Transportation:

Car, cycle

Type of Accommodation:

Deluxe hotel with private bathroom (La Siesta Hotel ****)

Physical Rate: 1/5
Included in Price:

Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch (at the cooking class)
Accommodation: 3 nights at La Siesta Hotel****
Transport: By car according to itinerary
Guide/Driver: Included for parts of the tour according to itinerary

There is no overall guide on the tour. There may be English Speaking tour guides on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary.

Excluded from Price:

•  Tips to guide and driver
•  Drinks and personal expenses
•  Taxi fare to/from cooking course
All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Hanoi, Hanoi Old Quarter, Local Market
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Arrival in Hanoi airport where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. After check-in at your hotel (you may have to wait for the check-in if you come earlier than 12:00), you have free time to relax, explore the streets around the hotel, and come to see us in the Go Beyond Travel Service Center.

Overnight at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel **** (or similar).

Day 2: Old Quarter explorations by foot (B)
Meet at 09:00 in an old coffee shop, in the outskirts of the Old Quarter (address: 11 Hang Gai street) right by the Hoang Kiem Lake. The coffee shop gives a fine insight in the traditional architecture, and daily life. Flowing through the old quarter you will understand why the houses in this quarter are so very narrow, hear stories about old Hanoi, and step by step understand both Hanoi of yesterday, and modern day Hanoi.

Before lunch finish the tour with a cycle ride through streets that are so specialised, that there is a street with instruments, a street with paint, you name it. Be inspired.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to capture and explore the streets of the city.

Overnight at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel **** (or similar).

Day 3: Hanoi Cooking Class (B, L)
09:30: Be ready at the Go Beyond office, from where you will be transferred by taxi to our cosy cooking class venue, in a beautiful green backyard.

You will be taken to the local market to see what you will use for cooking. After that it is time to try your hands on Vietnamese cooking. The cooking menus consist of some of the most popular and authentic Vietnamese dishes. All recipes are prepared using ingredients that can be found in most well stocked Asian grocery stores, so you can easily create them in your own kitchen.

Not only will you learn how to cook the dishes but also be introduced to Vietnamese culture throughout the course. You will learn the importance of rice and its cultural significance; you will make taste and know the different spices, when and how they are used; and of course fish sauce.

The cooking class finishes at around 14:00, and you will be transferred by taxi back to our Travel Center.

Overnight at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel **** (or similar).

Note: Taxi transfers to/from cooking class is included!

Day 4: Hanoi Departure (B)
Have breakfast to your hotel and enjoy a slow morning. Then check out hotel and continue to your next destination.

If you are not sure how to continue or just want a bit of inspiration, feel free to come by the Go Beyond Travel Centre, and we will be happy to help you with your onwards travel.

Key: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch

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