HONEYMOON IN VIETNAM

Length

15 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURE/NATURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  When deciding on your honeymoon destination, it is inevitable to be uncertain about the destination and the type of trip.

Many opt for a relaxing holiday in an exclusive resort, while others prefer to celebrate their marriage with a trip that provides a unique life-experience, travelling and sharing emotions with each other.

We have carefully designed the Honeymoon in Vietnam itinerary for those eager to start their new life with an unforgettable, exciting and authentic trip, including two romantic cruises and a beach stay on the beautiful tropical island Phu Quoc.

Stroll along the streets of charming Hanoi and visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, the imposing mausoleum erected in honour of Ho Chi Minh, the enchanting Old Quarter where you can enjoy delicious street food, and the renowned water puppet show.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, framed by incredible karst mountains.

Visit the ancient capital Huè, the trading city Hoi An and the cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City.

Experience the magic of the Mekong Delta, known as the ”rice bowl of Vietnam”, as you cruise on a traditional sampan through floating villages and colourful riverside market.

Treat yourself to some relaxation on the gorgeous tropical island of Phu Quoc, known for its white sandy beaches and palm trees.

This suggested itinerary can be customised according to your travel needs as well as combined with other routes.

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Length : 15D 14N
From : HANOI
To : SAIGON
Destinations  : Hanoi, Halong Bay, Huè, Thuy Bien, Danang, Hoi An, Tra Que, Saigon, Cai Be, Tra On, Can Tho, Cai Rang, Phu Quoc\

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi, the charming capital of Vietnam.
Welcome meeting by our staff at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Included : Tour guide, private transportation and hotel 

02. HANOI

Old HanoiOld Hanoi

After breakfast we start our tour of the capital from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a symbolic building that preserves the remains of the famous Vietnamese President in the centre of Ba Dinh Square where the Declaration of Independence was read in 1945.

We move on to the Presidential House, built in colonial style, and the One Pillar Pagoda, the name refers to its special structure supported by a single pillar, a symbol of the purity of the lotus flower. It was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong as a good omen for the birth of a male son who would inherit the throne.

We then travel to the West Lake, the largest natural reservoir of 4 square kilometres in Hanoi, to Tran Quoc Pagoda, the capital’s oldest Buddhist temple built in the 6th century, and to the Temple of Literature, the nation’s first university and Imperial Academy built in 1070 in honour of Confucius.

In the afternoon, we visit the Old Quarter, “Old Hanoi“, aboard a traditional cyclò as we meander through the narrow streets that criss-cross the historic centre and take their name from the type of goods sold.

We stop at Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as the ‘Lake of the Restored Sword’, and continue over the red wooden bridge The Huc that leads to the Ngoc Son temple, or ‘temple of the Jade Mountain. We end the day with the world-famous water puppet show.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation 

03. HALONG CRUISE

Halong Bay © Gabriele StoiaHalong Bay

Early morning transfer to Ha Long port (approx. 4h). Upon arrival board the junk for an unforgettable cruise in Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World since 2008.

Stretching over an area of more than 1500 square kilometres, it is home to thousands of small monolithic limestone islands, fantastic caves and a marine biodiversity and biosystem with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

During the navigation in the beautiful naturalistic scenery of the bay you can practice some activities foreseen by the program established by the navigation company such as swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, visiting a limestone cave and a fishing village, or simply relax surrounded by the extraordinary landscape.

Both lunch and dinner are served on board and include a tasting of seafood. Overnight stay in an air-conditioned private cabin.

Included : Junk in Halong, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide 

04. HALONG CRUISE

Halong Bay - Vietnam © Gabriele StoiaHalong Bay

The cruise goes on in the marvellous Halong Bay.

Stops and visits as per schedule of the chosen cruise company.

Included : Junk in Halong, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide 

05. HALONG CRUISE - HUÈ

The cruise offers the privilege of watching the spectacular sunrise over Halong Bay. If you wish, you can take part in a Tai Chi class on the deck of the junk at 6am.

After breakfast, further activities are planned on board, depending on the cruise programme.

On the way back to Ha Long port, lunch will be served on board to conclude this unique experience.

Pick up at the port and transfer to Hanoi International Airport in time for the domestic flight to Huè. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, tour guide, domestic flight and private transportation 

06. HUÈ

Citadel of HueCitadel of Huè

We spend the day visiting Hué, the former capital of South Vietnam in 1744 and from 1802 to 1945 during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty.

It was founded in 1687, initially under the name Phu Xuan, along the banks of the Perfume River, which divides the city into two parts: on the left bank the Old City with the Citadel and the imperial residences, and on the right bank the New City, once inhabited by Europeans.

In 1802 it was renamed to its present name by Emperor Nguyen Anh. Hué is also known for its spectacular imperial tombs, ancient pagodas, temples and of course its fine cuisine.

We embark on a boat trip on the Huong River, better known as the Perfume River for the poetic view and fragrant aroma of the orchids that fall into the river in autumn. We visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, or “Pagoda of the Celestial Lady“, a symbol of Hué, built in the 17th century during the Le Dynasty.

We then continue to the Imperial City, the fortified palace built inside the Citadel in 1623.

In the afternoon we visit the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, the second of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the Tu Hieu Pagoda, considered to be one of the most fascinating places of worship.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, boat, tickets and private transportation 

07. HOI AN

Hoi AnHoi An

After breakfast transfer to Hoi An, the ancient mercantile hub surrounded by a variety of spectacular landscapes, featuring a range of buildings built with Chinese and Japanese artistic influences, evidence of a vibrant commercial past in the 2nd century AD.

On the way we pass through Danang, Vietnam’s third largest city, Hai Van Pass, better known as the ” Ocean Cloud pass ” for its incredible view of the China Sea, Lang Co, a place of beautiful paddy fields and gorgeous beaches.

Further south we come across the ‘Marble Mountains‘, a cluster of five hills named after the five elements and where several Buddhist and Hindu sanctuaries can be found within the mountains.

In the afternoon we visit the ancient city of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, with its buildings that still retain the classic style and characteristics of the merchant cities of the 15th-19th centuries with Chinese, Japanese and European architectural influences.

We visit the Japanese Bridge and the adjoining Cau Chua Pagoda built at the end of the 16th century by the Japanese community.

We continue to the old Phung Hung House built in 1780, one of the finest examples of architecture in Hoi An.

We conclude the day with a visit to the Fukien Temple built at the end of the 17th century by the Fujian Chinese congregation.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation 

08. HOI AN - TRA QUE VILLAGE

oi AnAfter breakfast we take a leisurely bike ride to the village of Tra Que, historically known for its high quality farming products that benefit from the natural fertilizer produced by the algae in the Co Co River.

An exciting opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle and local traditions.

We stop at a local dwelling to take part in a fun Vietnamese cooking lesson given by a local chef who will teach us how to prepare 4 traditional meals.

Afterwards, return to Hoi An.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, cooking lesson, tour guide and bicycle 

09. Flight TO SAIGON - CITY TOUR

Notre Dame CathedralNotre Dame Cathedral

After breakfast transfer to Danang airport in time for the flight to Saigon, the former Royal Prey Nokor capital at the time of the Khmer Kingdom, later capital of the French Colony, or Cochinchina, as well as of the Independent Republic of South Vietnam until 1976 when it was renamed Ho Chi Minh City by the homonymous leader.

Among the main highlights we visit the Post Office, built in the 19th century with Renaissance and Gothic influences, Notre Dame Cathedral built during the French colony, and the Thien Hau Pagoda, an excellent example of the Chinese architecture dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.

We end the day with a visit to the War Museum, a permanent exhibition of the atrocities of the Vietnam War.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets, domestic flight and private transportation 

10. MEKONG CRUISE - CAI BE

Floating Market Delta MekongFloating market

Our journey moves on to Vietnam’s southern provinces to the Mekong Delta. For thousands of years, it has played an important role, initially in trade due to its advantageous geographical position on the sea route between India and China, and today above all in the economic field, to the point that it has been named the “rice bowl of Vietnam“.

After breakfast we reach Cai Be where we board the Le Cochinchine junk for a romantic cruise on the tributaries of the Mekong River. We cruise through the narrow channels to the floating market of Cai Be.

During the cruise we stop to visit some villages on the riverbank, where we see colonial-era palaces, old traditional houses, colourful flower gardens and handicraft workshops for processing coconuts and its derivatives.

In the afternoon we continue our cruise and stop at a local village to visit the orchards. Following this, we return on board for an aperitif whilst enjoying an impressive sunset.

Meals and overnight stay on board.

Included : Junk, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide, tickets, boats

11. MEKONG CRUISE - CAI RANG - PHU QUOC ISLAND

Floating marketFloating market

The cruise continues to Can Tho for a visit to the famous Cai Rang floating market, one of the most picturesque in the Mekong Delta. The local markets are traditionally held at dawn and are an outstanding opportunity to marvel at the hard work of Vietnamese traders.

We cruise through the crowded water bazaar, surrounded by boats of different sizes used by local traders.

Exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers in huge quantities contribute to enhance this vibrant colourful scenery.

At the end of the visit, we head back to the pier and transfer to Rach Già in time for the speedboat to Phu Quoc. Transfer to the hotel on arrival.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, tour guide, tickets, boats, speedboat and private transportation 

12. PHU QUOC ISLAND

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Free day at the beach at your own pace.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

13. PHU QUOC ISLAND

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Free day at the beach at your own pace.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

14. PHU QUOC ISLAND - SAIGON

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Free day at the beach at your own pace.

Later transfer to Phu Quoc airport in time for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, domestic flight and private transfer to the airport

15. SAIGON DEPARTURE

Transfer to Saigon airport in time for your departure flight.

Included : Private transfer to the airport

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