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VIETNAM HONEYMOON 17 DAYS

Quick Reference Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2 - Hanoi city
  • Day 3 - Hanoi - Train to Lao Cai - Sapa
  • Day 4 - Lao Cai - Sapa
  • Day 5 - Sa Pa
  • Day 6 - Sapa - Hanoi
  • Day 7 - Hanoi - Halong Bay - a night cruise on Ha Long bay
  • Day 8 - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoian.
  • Day 9 - Hoian Ancient Town
  • Day 10 - Hoian Ancient Town
  • Day 11 - Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang.
  • Day 12 - Nha Trang Beach
  • Day 13 - Nha Trang Beach
  • Day 14 - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 15 - Saigon - Mekong Delta - My Tho - Ben Tre.
  • Day 16 - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 17 - Saigon - Departure.
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Trip Highlight

• Enjoy a cyclo tour - The best way to experience the charm of Hanoi - Vietnam’s most traditional form of transport.
• Marvel at the stunning scenery and gain an insight into the life of local ethnic in Sapa.
• Sail amongst the beauty of Halong Bay on a traditional ‘junk’ boat.
• Soak up the coastal ambiance of Hoi An 
• Get a taste of frenetic Ho Chi Minh City 
• Experiencing the wonder of the Mekong River 
• Experience the charming highland town of Dalat.

     

Destinations

  • Hanoi Arrival

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Upon arrival to Noi Bai Airport, you will be greeted by our guide with beautiful bunch of flower for your honeymoon in Vietnam. Then our private car will take you to the city for checking in to the hotel. A romantic and luxury room will be ready for you with Roses, Candles, Chocolates and a bottle of wine, that will make the first night of your honeymoon in Vietnam will be perfect.

    After having a rest and spend time relaxing together, we will take you to welcome dinner with candle and roses in Wild Rice restaurant.

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  • Hanoi city

    Day 2: Hanoi city

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time at leisure.

    P.m: We will visit the Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070. The temple is dedicated to one of the world’s most famous scholars, Confucius. Inside the temple grounds huge stone stele rest on the backs of even larger stone turtles (in Vietnamese culture the turtle represents longevity). 

    We will have a short walking to visit the oldest bridge of Hanoi “Long Bien bridge” to take photos and see the local life of Hanoi people before enjoying a cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as “36 streets.” This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you. We will travel around the famous Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword.) - The heart of Hanoi Capital. 

    Start your evening with a traditional water puppet performance (Roi Nuoc). The stage is actually a large container of water where the characters (carved wooden puppets} “act” out the story. Most of the stories are whimsical and fun, and the puppeteers stand in waist deep water behind a screen controlling the puppets with rods that mostly are under the water.

    Have your dinner at Dinh Lang restaurant with Vietnamese traditional music. Overnight in Hanoi.


    Meals:  B,D
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Hanoi - Train to Lao Cai - Sapa

    Day 3: Hanoi - Train to Lao Cai - Sapa

    We’ll soak up the tree lined boulevards, the noise and the smells, and tastes of Hanoi. We’ll enjoy the smiles of the locals and make the best of today.

    Witness the early morning of Hanoi, participate in a Tai Chi exercise. It's a great chance for you to take pictures of local people and the sunrise from the western side of Hoan Kiem Lake. Our walk then continues along both high streets and back streets exploring beaten corners in Hanoi Old Quarter that you never known by walking yourself, enjoying elegance Hanoi through tranquility French quarter with birds singing. You will taste more than 10 entrées, drinking endless local beverage while chatting with street vendors. Our final destination is tasting room where you can taste a wide selection of these local delicacies bought directly from the vendors – most of whom we saw or met on the tour and sharing about Vietnam culture through traditional food.

    We continue to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - The museum has successfully recreated the daily life together with the religious rituals and the symbolic festivals of each ethnic group in Vietnam. Visitors have the opportunity to admire costumes, embroidery as well as outside stilt houses and habitats from the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

    We will visit Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison Museum): this thought-provoking site is all that remains of the former Hoa Lo Prison, ironically nicknamed the 'Hanoi Hilton' by US POWs during the American War.

    Have your dinner at Au Lac restaurant.

    Free your time until 20:30 p.m to take night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.


    Meals:  B,D
  • Lao Cai - Sapa

    Day 4: Lao Cai - Sapa

    6:30 a.m. Upon arrival in Lao Cai station. Our driver will pick you up and transfer to Sapa town (35 km). Enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way leading towards Sapa, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnic minorities. You will be taken to a local restaurant for a morning shower & breakfast.

    We transfer to Lao Chai, a Black H’mong ethnic minority village and we then walk to Ta Van village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. Here we will be able to rest and enjoy our lunch in a local restaurant. After your lunch our walk continues on a hilly trail through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. On the way, we make a stop at a waterfall for a rest and to take in the beautiful surroundings and then descend to a suspension bridge before reaching the main road where our vehicle is awaiting for our drive back to Sapa. Free your time at leisure and overnight in Sapa (Excluding early check in).

    Depend on your time, you can enjoy one of interesting local markets (optional tour will be surcharged):

    Bac Ha market on Sundays only - The largest and most colorful market in the area. Muong Hum market on Sundays only - This hidden Sunday market  will allow you to meet a large variety of ethnic minorities.  Coc Ly market on Tuesdays only - Coc Ly market is a small market which takes place every Tuesday. Can Cau market on Saturdays only - very colorful market. Xin Cheng market on Wednesday only - With many local minorities. Muong Khuong market on Sundays only - Which is 50 km Northeast of Lao Cai.


    Meals:  B,L
  • Sa Pa

    Day 5: Sa Pa

    Breakfast at hotel. Today we leave Sapa behind and take a short transfer to the small village of Sin Chai, inhabited by Black H’mong people. Sin Chai is located at the foot of Fansipan mountain in an area covered by rain forest and under the protection of Hoang Lien National park. Upon arrival at the village, we experience the daily life of the villagers who still maintain their ancestor’s way of life. Departing the village, we take in the spectacular scenery as we follow a dirt trail running through rice paddies and along a narrow river where we also visit a local house of the few Black H’mong families living here. Have your lunch at local restaurant.

    Drive back to Sapa. Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Sapa.


    Meals:  B,L
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Sapa - Hanoi

    Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi

    Breakfast at hotel. We will visit Ham Rong mountain with a stop at a garden of orchids. Here you can observe more than 300 species of orchids blooming profusely. Keep on following the path leading to the mountain covered with plum, peach and apricot trees, you will get into European Garden with many kinds of beautiful flowers. Continue discovering the charming and imposing scenery of Ham Rong mountain by dropping in Four Season Flower garden, culture village of ethnic minorities in Sapa, Heaven gate, and Cloud yard on the top of Ham Rong mountain is an ideal stop for a full overview of a fanciful Sapa in mist. Have your lunch at Cha Pa Garden restaurant. 

    Free your time at leisure until the time our guide and driver takes you to Lao Cai for sightseeing tour and short visit to the Ha Khau border gate of Vietnam - China on the bank of the Red river which serves here as a natural border line. Afterwards transfer to the train station for night train to Ha Noi. Overnight on train.


    Meals:  B,L
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - a night cruise on Ha Long bay

    Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - a night cruise on Ha Long bay

    5:30 a.m: Arrival in Ha Noi. Pick-up at the Hanoi train station.

    We will visit the flower market. Enjoy Hanoi coffee and the famous food "Pho".

    After breakfast at local restaurant we depart for Ha Long city (170 km), approximately three hours away to visit Halong bay (a World Natural Heritage site and a New World’s Wonder). Halong bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes with 1969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen. You have chance of observing scenic country side of Vietnam dominated by enormous lush rice field. 

    Upon arrival in Halong. Check-in between 11:30 - 12:00 at the boat port. Enjoy a refreshing “Welcome cocktail” upon check-in on the sun deck. Enjoy your lunch as the vessel sails to Halong Bay passing the Fighting cocks islet, the Elephant leg islet, the Castle islet, the Soi Sim island.

    We will visit the fishing village by local rowing boat (1 hour) with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations then we return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. You can swim in the clear emerald waters, soak up the sun over a cool beer on the top deck sun lounge or try your hand at some kayaking (your account) amongst the huge limestone outcrops that surround us. We retire to the junk and relax on the top deck and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar. Enjoy and learn the Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck. Your delicious seafood dinner will be served at the restaurant. Stay overnight on cruise for a more in-depth experience.

    (The itinerary above may be changed depending on the cruise we choose and weather permitting).

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    Meals:  B,L,D
  • Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoian.

    Day 8: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoian.

    Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. Cruise to Surprise Cave area then transfer to the Cave by tender. This is one of two most beautiful Caves in Halong Bay with great collection of stalagmites and stalactites in the beautiful space. It is really a wonder of nature. Back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock with Set Menu or Buffet Brunch served in the dining room.

    On the way back to Hanoi, visit Tho Ha the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over village cemetery to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Drive to Noi Bai Airport for the flight to Danang.

    Upon arrival, drive and check in your hotel in Hoi An.

    We suggest 02 options for your accommodation:


    Meals:  B,L
  • Hoian Ancient Town

    Day 9: Hoian Ancient Town

    Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a walking tour around the historic town. Soaking up the atmosphere. Exploring the many Chinese assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes, some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen generations. One of the most spectacular Assembly Halls is the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, built in 1690. The pagoda inside contains intricate statues and artwork, in part dedicated to Thien Hau Than Mau, the Goddess of the Sea and protector of fishermen. Walking tour of the ancient town center takes us to the sites of former merchants’ homes, the 400-year old Japanese Covered bridge - The symbol of Hoian. The Japanese Covered bridge was the first bridge in Hoian and was constructed in 1593. It was built by the Japanese community of Hoian to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Have your lunch at Nam Long restaurant. 

    Afternoon. We will enjoy Amazing Sunset Cocktail cruise on Thu Bon river. Admire a glorious sunset while enjoying cocktails with family and friends. A perfect way to start the evening. The sun is low in the sky and the wind is gentle. Excellent calm water cruising. A complimentary cocktail is served upon boarding, having some snack and setting the scene for the unforgettable evening ahead. On board, we also served food with set menus and A la carte menu, so you can order your dinner.

    Free your time to relax or discover the hidden charm of Hoian town.


    Meals:  B,L
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Hoian Ancient Town

    Day 10: Hoian Ancient Town

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time at leisure.

    P.m: Our local guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby and take you by bicycle through the tiny village lanes to the river where you can learn about the daily life of the local people. Keep cycling through the fields of corn, sweet potatoes, the forests of nipas, the lakes of shrimp and crab farm. On the way, we will visit houses for worshipping ancestors and houses of handicraft men such as: blacksmiths, carpenters and masons where you can learn many unusual things about life in Hoi An. 

    Have your dinner at Brother Cafe Hoian. Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Hoian.


    Meals:  B,D
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang.

    Day 11: Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang.

    Breakfast at hotel.  Free your time at leisure until our guide and driver pick you up and transfer to Da Nang airport to take a short fly to Nha Trang. You are welcome at Nha Trang airport and transfer to your hotel for check in.

    Free your time at leisure. Have your dinner at Gia restaurant. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    We suggest 02 options for accommodation. 


    Meals:  B,D
  • Nha Trang Beach

    Day 12: Nha Trang Beach

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time at leisure. Water sports abound including parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the outlying islands. There are opportunities to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. Overnight in Nha Trang.


    Meals:  B
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Nha Trang Beach

    Day 13: Nha Trang Beach

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.


    Meals:  B
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh

    Day 14: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time for relax or shopping still transfer to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Tan Son Nhat airport (Saigon). You are welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check in.

    Free your time at leisure. Overnight in Saigon.

    We suggest 02 options for your accommodation:


    Meals:  B
  • Saigon - Mekong Delta - My Tho - Ben Tre.

    Day 15: Saigon - Mekong Delta - My Tho - Ben Tre.

    Breakfast at hotel. Journey south to the Mekong delta, known as the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’, and spend a full day exploring one of Vietnam’s most fertile regions and the main cultivation area of rice and tropical fruits. 

    We transfer to My Tho city (02 hour). It‘s famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. On arrival, take a leisurely boat trip around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands (04 sacred animals of Buddhism). Enjoy a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals. Enjoy fresh coconut juice on boat. We will visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Spend some time in the villages to learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants, enjoying some kinds of tropical fruits while listening Southern traditional music.

    We continue to “Coconuts homeland”, Ben Tre - Where you can learn how to make coconut candy. You can try some candies, visit the honey bee farm and try the honey, banana wine, ginger jams, soy beans… made by the villagers

    Enjoy a horse-cart around the village to have a look at the orchards and visit local people’s house. Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via a natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. You will have a chance to enjoy the famous dish “Fried Mekong Elephant Ear Fish” at local restaurant. Driver back to Saigon. 

    Enjoy your special dinner on Indochina junk, cruise along Saigon river, enjoy your dishes and listening to traditional folk music, sing and dance. You will have relaxation-time to catch the over view of the city, people working at Saigon port. Along both sides of the river are mansions, life of the civilians…Overnight in Saigon.


    Meals:  B,L
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    Day 16: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    Breakfast at hotel. We drive to Cu Chi district, 50 km to the northwest of Saigon city. The incredible underground network in Cu Chi stretched over 200 kilometers and became legendary during the American war. The extensive tunnels have been specially constructed with living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, filed hospitals, command center, plus accommodation. Upon arrival to the Cu Chi tunnels, watch a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels, you will even have a chance to crawl through the tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested there's even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Have your lunch at Mandarin restaurant

    The following program is a sightseeing of major sights in Ho Chi Minh city. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic cathedral and short visit to French built post office nearby and then we will visit the War Remnants museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam war. We continue to visit the Reunification palace. Discover the history and fascinating street life of Saigon on a walking tour along Dong Khoi street, known as Rue Catinat in French-colonial times. 

    Have your dinner at Temple Club. Overnight in Saigon.


    Meals:  B,L,D
    Hotel:
      As Above
  • Saigon - Departure.

    Day 17: Saigon - Departure.

    Breakfast at hotel. Free your time to discover Saigon streets or shopping at Ben Thanh market - the symbol of Ho Chi Minh city until you are transferred to the Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.


    Meals:  B
    Hotel:
      As Above
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