For a tropical country with nearly 3,500km of a coastal line stretching over 17 degrees of latitude, as well as over 3,000 islands and islets, the sky is the limit when it comes to a bonafide paradise for sun-worshipping honeymooners. However, there is more to this slender country than just a simple beach escape. This 14-day multi-center Vietnam honeymoon package is crafted to cater to your every whim while not compromising the romance.
There is no better way to absorb a country’s culture than to start its very heart and soul – Hanoi, where the imprints of the bygone eras are vividly etched on its every corner. Then, treat yourself to an indulgent overnight stay on a 5-star cruise in one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature – Halong Bay. Travel southward to the quaint Hoi An, recognized by UNESCO, to appreciate the beguiling fusion of cultures reflected on its architectural and cultural heritage. Further down south is Saigon – the Pearl of the Far East, with its signature nonstop daily grind. Cruise down the Mekong Delta on a typical boat to explore its exotic water civilization with multiple floating markets and lush orchards. And last but not least, a lavish yet laid-back barefoot luxury on Phu Quoc Island in a 5* Resort with one Set Menu candlelight Dinner for 2 with a bottle of sparkling wine, is a perfect way to wrap up Vietnam honeymoon.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi
Meal: NA – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Your guide will welcome you at the airport beside the baggage-claim area, and then take you to the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2 Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the center of monumental Ba Dinh Square, where the embalmed body of Vietnam communist leader in the 20th century, Ho Chi Minh, is preserved. Your exploration is followed by a visit to the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house in the garden at the back, as well as the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda – a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest is the tranquil Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam, inviting quiet contemplation. You have until noon to explore West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a sizable part of Hanoi and offering colorful Vietnamese life filters with aesthetic temples scattered here and there such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, as well as Western-oriented cafes and bars. Return the Old Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride to admire its signature tree-lined boulevards, saffron yellow French colonial villas and civic architecture landmarks. You will also pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. At the end of the day, enjoy an authentic Water Puppet Show, the proudest and most intricate traditional folk art of the country.
Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise
What better way to decompress the intense stress pent up over months of wedding planning and the big day itself than an indulgent overnight stay in one the New 7 Wonders of Nature? The astounding Halong Bay, dripping in natural beauty, is next on your Vietnam honeymoon agenda. After breakfast, you will set out on a 3-4 hour drive to the pier and embark on your amazing Halong Bay cruise around noon. As you cruise the waters of the UNESCO world heritage site, marvel at the grotesque limestone outcrops piercing through the emerald sea’s surface, such as Dinh Huong and Ga Choi Islands. Seize this chance to swim in the calm water or kayak around this ethereal seascape. Go back to the ship and watch the crepuscular rays fade into a riveting abyss of orange as it sails to a peaceful body of water for an overnight stay on board.
Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Flight to Danang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Kickstart your day with an early Tai Chi Session on the sundeck and you will be rewarded with an unparalleled visual glory of the sun revealing itself from behind the watery horizon. After breakfast, you will visit an enigmatic limestone grotto and then go back to the ship for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay as you cruise back to the dock. Check out as the ship arrives at the harbor by noon and drive back to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. On your arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Check in to your room and spend the night in the tranquil old town of Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
You can never go wrong adding a cultural break to your Vietnam honeymoon agenda. After all, part of the excitement as newlyweds is learning new things together for the first time. In the morning, you will go back in time and visit My Son Sanctuary, also known as “the Angkor Wat of Vietnam” – a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The majestic capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with multiple Hindu temples devoted to the god Shiva, unfortunately, is now a cluster of ruins due to age and bombing, standing as a witness to the glorious bygone era.
Day 6; Hoi An Free
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
Today you are free for lazing around the beach, strolling in the town, or engaging in any activity that tickles your fancy.
Day 7: Hoi An -Hue
Meals: Breakfast, lunch- Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
This morning, you will be transferred to Hue – the former capital city of Vietnam and one of its seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, via the Han Van Pass. You will stop enroute to pay a visit to the Marble Mountain – famous for delicate stone sculptures and crafts, and arrive in Hue in the afternoon. After checking in to your hotel, spend the rest of the day on your own arrangement.
Day 8 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Today, our guide will take you to Minh Mang Tomb, located around 12 km to the south of Hue City center. Embark on a scenic boat trip on a Royal Dragon Boat to the historic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda dating back to the 17th century serenely perched on Ha Khe Hill, overlooking the shimmering waves of the Perfume River dreamily winding its way through the ancient capital. The picturesque combination of the Perfume River and Thien Mu Pagoda has been immortalized in poetry and silk paintings for centuries.
Take in the poetic cityscape of Hue and let the hidden charm of Hue, manifested itself in the Imperial Citadel and the famed Forbidden City, transports you to a Vietnam of yore. The lively Dong Ba Market provides rich pickings for shoppers so you might want to consider doing some shopping before the guide sends you to the airport to board your next flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and sent to your pre-booked hotel.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city – Cai Be Floating Market (Mekong Delta)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Accommodation: on Cruise
You will arrive in Cai Be at noon then be welcomed with a drink and introduced to the ship and crew. Check in to your cabin then have lunch and some rest while sailing along the Tien Giang River towards Cho Lach.
As you zigzag through the sand and rice barges in Cho Lach Canal, take in the sight of fruit drying factories and wooden-ship building yards unfurled along the way.
Drop by a village on the banks of the Mang Thit River to get a feel of local life and absorb the local residents’ hospitality in its truest form. You will also have a chance to visit the nearby orchard and rice fields before heading back. Chill out with a drink on the deck and watch the reddish-orange hue of the sky deepens as dusk creeps over the horizon. Dinner will be served by the crew as the Bassac cruises the waters of the Mang Thit River. The Bassac will be anchored just downstream from the little Tra On Floating Market, and will stay there for the night.
Day 10: Can Tho – Saigon
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Breakfast will be ready from as early as 6:30 am as the cruise sails downstream towards Can Tho.
Check out as you arrive at Cai Rang Floating Market. You will then be transferred onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos, as well as the gardens before returning to the Ninh Kieu Pier.
The mid-morning arrival in Can Tho marks the end of on-shore services.
Day 11: Saigon – Flight to Phu Quoc Island
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner – Accommodation: Phu Quoc hotel
A simple sun, sea, and sand Vietnam honeymoon – with a harmonious combination of cutting-edge amenities, natural beauty, and an overflowing sense of romance – is a must when it comes to unwinding and celebrating your nuptial. You are free in the morning until the check out time, and then get transferred to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc. A candle lit romantic dinner for 2 with a bottle of sparkling wine is a perfect way to revel in each other’s company and the joy of martial bliss.
Day 12 – Day 13: Phu Quoc Free
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Phu Quoc hotel
These two days are at your leisure to discover the beautiful island, relaxing, snorkeling, diving, or just idling the day away – whatever that tickles your fancy.
Day 14: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: NA – Accommodation: N/A
Today is the last day of your Vietnam honeymoon. You will flight back to Ho Chi Minh City for your departure flight, hearts filled with sweet and life-enriching memories to be remembered for the years to come.
|Hanoi||Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa ****|
|Ha Long Cruise||Valentine Interior****|
|Hoi An||Victoria Hoi An ****|
|Hue||Indochine Palace *****|
|Saigon||Eden Star ****|
|Phu Quoc||The Sell Phu Quoc *****|
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