HONEYMOON IN VIETNAM

Length

15 DAYS

Type of tour

CULTURE/NATURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  When the time comes to choose your honeymoon trip it is inevitable to find yourself undecided about the destination and type of tour. Many opt for total relaxation in some resort, others decide instead to celebrate their wedding with a travel and life experience, itinerant and full of emotions to share together. We have carefully developed the itinerary Honeymoon in Vietnam designed for those who want to start the new path of life with an unforgettable, exciting, authentic, travel route with 2 cruises and a sea stay at Phu Quoc island.

Stroll through the charming Hanoi and the Vietnam’s first university Temple of Literature, the imposing mausoleum erected in honor of Ho Chi Minh, the lovely Old town where you can enjoy the delicious street food, and the renowned water-puppetry performance.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of Ha Long Bay while sailing surrounded by the incredible karst peaks.

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

Explore the magic of the Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, while gliding in a romantic 2 days cruise on a traditional boat trough floating villages and colourful markets on the river.

Indulge yourself on the beautiful Phu Quoc islandknown for white-sand beaches and palm-lined coast.

This example itinerary can be customised according to actual travel needs and can be 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

Arrive in Hanoi city, the charming capital of Vietnam. 

Welcome by our staff and transfer to the hotel.

Included : Tour guide, private transportation and hotel 

02. HANOI

Old HanoiOld Hanoi

We begin to explore the capital from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a symbolic building that preserves the remains of the Vietnamese President, built in the center of Ba Dinh square where the country’s Declaration of Independence was read in 1945.

We continue to the colonial style Presidential House and to “One pillar pagoda”, whose name derives from the singular structure that rests on a single pillar to represent the purity of the lotus flower. It was erected by Emperor LyThai Tong as a good omen for the birth of a son who could inherit the throne.

We proceed to West Lake, the largest natural lake in Hanoi which extends over an area of 4 sqkm, Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldestBuddhist temple in Hanoi built in the 6th century, and to the first national university Temple of Literature, built in 1070 in honor of Confucius with the function of Imperial Academy.

In the afternoon we visit the old Hanoi by a traditional cyclò  through the narrow streets that intersect the town and which take their name from the type of goods sold. Stop at Haon Kiem Lake or “The Lake of the Restored Sword”, which houses an ancient pagoda, and continue on the red wooden bridge The Huc towards the temple of the “mountain of jada” Ngoc Son. We end the day with the show of the famous water puppet show.

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

03. HALONG CRUISE

Halong Bay © Gabriele StoiaHalong Bay

In the morning transfer the port in Ha Long (about 4h). Upon arrival we embark on the junk to begin the wonderful cruise in Ha Long Bay

Extending over an area greater than 1500 sq km and includes thousands of small monolithic limestone islands and fantastic karst caves. Since 1994 it has become part of the world heritage of humanity and since 2008 it has been one of the seven wonders of the world.

The cruise follows the program established by the shipping company considered for your trip. At your discretion you can simply relax surrounded by the beautiful scenery or join optional excursions including kayaking, snorkelling and a visit to a limestone cave.

Lunch and dinner are served on board with seafood tasting. Overnight in a private cabin with air conditioning.

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

04. HALONG CRUISE

Halong Bay - Vietnam © Gabriele StoiaHalong Bay

Continue the cruise at the wonderful Halong Bay.
Stops and activities according to the program of the junk company.

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

05. HALONG CRUISE - HUE

The cruise experience definitely has the unique opportunity to watch the sunrise in Halong BayIf you wish you can take part in the course of Tai Chi on deck at 6 am.

After breakfast, the cruise proceeds towards the pier in Ha Long, giving you the latest images of this fantastic experience. Lunch will be served to be followed by the disembark.

Transfer to Hanoi International Airport in time for the domestic flight to Hue. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

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

06. HUE

Citadel of HueCitadel of Hue

We spend the day in Hue, the ancient capital of southern Vietnam in 1744 and from 1802 to 1945 during the reign of Nguyen Dynasty. It was founded in 1687 initially under the name of Phu Xuan along the banks of the Perfume River which divides the city into two parts: the “Old Town” on the left bank with the Citadel and the imperial residence, and “New Town” on the right bank, with the tombs of the emperors, once inhabited by the Europeans. In 1802 it was renamed Hue by Emperor Nguyen Anh. Is know not only as the nation’s ancient political and cultural capital, but also for the spectacular imperial tombs, pagodas, temples, and is considered the refined gastronomic capital of the country.

We embark on a boat trip on Huong River, better known as the Perfume River for the poetic view and for fragrant aroma of the orchids that fall into the river in autumn. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, or “Pagoda of the Celestial Lady”, built in the 17th century during the Le dynasty and symbol of Huè. We proceed the visits to the Imperial City, the fortified palace inside the Citadel built in 1623.

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

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

07. HOI AN

Hoi AnHoi An

In the morning transfer to Hoi An, the ancient trading center immersed in a variety of spectacular landscapes, home to several buildings with Chinese and Japanese architectural influence that testify to a past as a lively trading port since the 2nd century AD. During the transfer we pass Danang, the third largest city in Vietnam, Hai Van Pass, better known as the Ocean Cloud Pass for the incredible view of the South China Sea, Lang Co, which offers beautiful landscapes of rice fields and the view of one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Further south the “Marble Mountains“, the five hills originated from mythological stories of ancient dragons and turtles, and each of them refers to the 5 natural elements, and home to many Buddhist and Hindu caves.

In the afternoon we visit the ancient town, UNESCO world heritage site since 1999. The district still retains the classic style and characteristics of merchant cities between the 15th and 19th centuries, mixing Chinese, Japanese and European architectural styles. Among the most symbolic icons we visit the Japanese bridge and the annexed Cau Chua Pagoda, built at the end of the 16th century by the Japanese community.

We continue to the ancient Phung Hung house, built in 1780, one of the finest examples of the city’s architecture, and to 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

After breakfast excursion by bicycle to the relaxing Tra Que village, historically known for the high quality of local agricultural products that benefit from the natural fertilizer generated by the algae of Co Co River. Is an exciting opportunity to immerse ourselves in the rural life in contact with local traditions.

We stop at a local house where we will participate to a fun Vietnamese cooking lesson led by the Chef who will teach us how to prepare 4 traditional dishes.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, tour guide, bicycle 

09. Flight TO SAIGON - CITY TOUR

Notre Dame CathedralNotre Dame Cathedral

In the morning transfer to Danang airport in time for the domestic flight to Saigon. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon we visit Saigon, the ancient Royal city Prey Nokor at the time of the Khmer Kingdom, later the capital of the French Colony, or Cochinchina, and subsequently of the Independent Republic of South Vietnam until 1976 when it was renamed Ho Chi Minh City by the homonymous leader revolutionary. Among the most symbolic icons we visit the Post Office, built in the late 19th century with Renaissance and Gothic influences, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Catholic church built during the French colony, and Thien Hau Pagoda, an excellent example of Chinese architecture dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.

We conclude the visits to the War Museum, an explicit exhibition of the atrocities during the Vietnam War.

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

10. MEKONG CRUISE - CAI BE

Floating Market Delta MekongFloating market

Our journey proceeds in the southern part of Vietnam: the Mekong Delta.

We reach Cai Be where we embark on the Cochinchine junk for a romantic cruise on the tributaries of the Mekong river. We sail in the narrow canals and visit Cai Be floating market. Some stops along the way allow us to visit on foot the villages on the river where we admire buildings from the colonial period, ancient traditional houses, colourful flower gardens and workshops for the processing of coconut and its derivatives.

After lunch we continue sailing to a local village to visit the country paths full of orchards. We return on board for an aperitif while admiring an unforgettable sunset. Meals and overnight aboard.

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 to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market, one of the most picturesque in the Mekong Delta. Local markets traditionally take place at dawn and are certainly an unmissable appointment to admire the industriousness of Vietnamese traders in amazement.

We enter the crowded bazaar on the water between boats of different sizes on which mainly agricultural products are traded. Exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers in exorbitant quantities help to enhance this lively colorful scenery.

Around noon disembark and transfer to Rach Gia in time for the speed boat to Phu Quoc island. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

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

12. PHU QUOC ISLAND

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Day free at Phu Quoc Island.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

13. PHU QUOC ISLAND

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Day free at Phu Quoc Island.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

14. PHU QUOC ISLAND - SAIGON

Phu Quoc islandPhu Quoc island

Day free at Phu Quoc Island

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

Included : Hotel, breakfast and private transfer to the airport

15. SAIGON DEPARTURE

Transfer to Saigon airport in time for your departure flight.

Included : Hotel and private transfer to the airport

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