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Your Enchanting Honeymoon Adventure includes
• Cyclo tour & water puppet show in Hanoi
• Private overnight cruise in Halong Bay
• Guided walking tour of Sapa and tea with Red Dao villagers
• Vespa tour of Saigon’s important cultural and historical spots
• Walking tour of the ancient town of Hoi An
• Afternoon at Ba Na Hills, a fantasy mountain resort and home to the world’s longest cable car
• Mango cruise through the Mekong Delta
• Personal interactions with local artists and historians
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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
• Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you’ll be met by your local guide and driven to your hotel, Apricot Hanoi.
• The afternoon is open to relax and recover from your journey. Spend time at the hotel’s fitness center or rooftop swimming pool, or settle into your elegant Lake View room.
• In the evening, take a short stroll to one of Hanoi’s most exclusive and upscale restaurants, Club de l’Oriental, for a traditional Vietnamese welcome dinner.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second-largest city, is a uniquely harmonious blend of old Vietnamese traditions and modern French style; a contradictory place where modern meets traditional qualities of Asian lifestyle. Well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums can be found within the city center making Hanoi a great place to explore on foot.
This charming city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences.
Just a short drive outside of the city lies a tranquil countryside featuring lush parks, majestic mountains, and traditional villages.
For the romantic at heart, a walk across the Hoan Kiem Lake Bridge is a must-do, as is a sunset stroll around Truc Bach Lake and making a prosperity wish at Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Hanoi: Modern meets tradition with multi-cultural influences and a load of charm
Day 2: Highlights of Hanoi
• Start your day with a visit to Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s first university).
• After lunch in town, visit Ngoc Son (Temple of the Jade Mountain) and Quan Thanh (11th-century Taoist temple).
• Enjoy a Water Puppet Show at the private house of the artist and interact with the artist after the show.
• Take off on a 1-hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, one of the city’s most popular attractions filled with quaint Buddhist shrines, street markets, and traditional Vietnamese arts.
Day 3: Overnight Cruise - Hanoi, Halong, Lan Ha Bay
• Travel from Hanoi to Halong with your guide by private car.
• Board the Bhaya Legend for a private overnight cruise through Halong Bay and untouched islands nearby.
• Spend the afternoon exploring hidden lagoons and caves dotted on the emerald water of Halong Bay by kayak, relaxing on a remote private beach, and visiting Cua Van Floating Culture Center, and touring a local fishing village lying among spectacular limestone karst formations.
• Finish the day with a unique culinary experience on board with a set menu that fuses Vietnamese and international cuisines.
Halong Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin in the northeast of Vietnam, looks like a scene straight from a movie - 1,600 tiny islands and islets covered by lush forests, towering limestone pillars carved from hundreds of years of rain and wind, crystal clear emerald waters, and a spectacular seascape providing breathtaking sunsets, it’s no wonder it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is Vietnam’s top tourist destination. Halong Bay is the ultimate lover’s paradise with secret caves, secluded beaches, and mesmerizing scenery perfect for creating memories for a lifetime.
Halong Bay: 1,600 reasons to be awed
Day 4: Halong to Hanoi to Lao Cai (by train)
• After a sunrise Tai Chi lesson and light breakfast aboard the Bhaya Legend, explore the primitive and stunning Tien Ong Cave.
• Cruise past Lom Bo Island, Soi Sim Beach, Trong Mai Islet and Ba Hang Fishermen Village on your way back to the marina to disembark.
• Transfer to Hanoi to freshen up and enjoy dinner on your own before arriving at the Hanoi train station to check into your private cabin aboard the Victoria Express Train to Lao Cai.
Day 5: Lao Cai to Sapa to Red Dao Village
• Upon arrival in Lao Cai, meet your local guide and travel to Sapa for breakfast in a local restaurant.
• Take a guided walking tour of Sapa, a breathtaking village on a hill with views of plunging mist-filled valleys and brilliant green terraced rice fields.
• After checking into your mountain bungalow at Topas Ecolodge, take in the peaceful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.
• Take an afternoon walk through town to Lech village where you will visit a traditional wooden family home, meet the friendly Red Dao hosts, and experience their daily way of life.\
Sapa is a small, mountain town in Lao Cai Province about 200 miles northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, which includes Fan Si Pan—the country's highest peak, this quiet Vietnamese town is home to different ethnic tribal groups - the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay, and Xa Pho. Sapa welcomes a diverse range of visitors, attracted by the highland tribes, iconic rice paddies, and forest treks. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty, intoxicating authentic experiences, and preserved rich cultural heritage.
Sapa: This small town will leave a big impact on your heart
Day 6: Explore the remote and pristine Sapa
• Start your off-the-beaten-path trek into Hoang Lien National Park near Sin Chai village with beautiful views of towering mountains, waterfalls, and the deep valleys.
• Visit Red Dao village of Nam Nhiu to meet the villagers and enjoy a cup of green tea in their home while learning about their daily lifestyle and customs.
• Pass the rice terraces, cross over a river, and continue walking on a quiet road for a while before arriving at Nam Cang village for lunch.
• Transfer back to Topas Ecolodge and enjoy a traditional Red Dao herbal bath or relaxing massage at the spa.
Day 7: Leave the mountains and return to Hanoi
• Spend the morning at your leisure - relaxing by the pool, exploring the surrounding area by mountain bike, or taking in the views from your rustic mountain bungalow.
• Depart by private car for your return trip to Hanoi.
Day 8: Flight to Danang and Walking Tour of Hoi An
• Take a quick flight to Danang where you will meet with your guide before traveling to Hoi An.
• Stop at the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble that hold secret caves and Buddhist sanctuaries.
• Spend the afternoon on a walking tour of Hoi An Central Market, Old House of Tan Ky, Thien Hau temple, and the Japanese Covered Bridge.
• Check into a Beach Villa at the seaside Boutique Hoi An Resort and enjoy dinner on your own at a beachside cafe or at one of the hotel’s restaurants.
Hoi An, previously known as Faifo, is a small ancient town located on the coast of Vietnam’s Central Sea. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century that reflects indigenous and foreign persuasion, mainly Chinese and Japanese with later European influences. It is home to a unique melting pot of architecture, with a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses, and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, which brings an authentic charm and old-world character to this traditional port town.
While lounging on the beach should definitely be on the agenda, Hoi An offers many unique romantic experiences for newlyweds. Go on a sunrise kayak trip on the Thu Bon River, take a cyclo ride or lantern boat ride through Old Town, participate in a Vietnamese cooking class, or stroll Cua Dai Beach at sunset.
Hoi An: Small ancient town packed with charm, character, and culture
Day 9: Visit of Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge
• Travel by car to Ba Na Hills, a mountain resort complex built in 1919 by French colonists as a leisure destination.
• Ride the world’s longest and highest Cable Car with spectacular views of Da Nong and surrounding forests.
• Visit Vong Nguyet Hills and The Old Villas of French, a French-replica village complete with cobble-stone paths and castles with turrets.
• Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of the Ba Na range, to tour Nginh Phong Peak, Le Nim Villas, and Orchid Garden.
• Experience a hill-climbing train and visit an old French Cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden (Le Jardin D’amour), and the Linh Ung Pagoda.
• Walk the Golden Bridge amid the fog of the mountain and take in the gorgeous views of Da Nang City.
• Spend the remainder of the afternoon lounging around the hotel or taking in the sights of Hoi An.
Day 10: Vintage Vespa Tour of “The Insider’s Saigon”
• After a brief morning flight to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City), check into the Villa Song Saigon and meet with your personal guide before grabbing lunch in town.
• Start the Vespa tour of “The Insider’s Saigon” with stops at the unique Bird Club in the park and Burning Monk Memorial Statue, a local fresh flower stand and vibrant fabric market, a traditional medicine shop, an ancient Buddhist temple, and a hidden Chinese pagoda.
• Continue into the heart of Saigon to see classic city landmarks including Saigon Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral before ending with a short history lesson outside of Independence Palace.
• Complete your adventure with a welcome dinner at the rooftop fine-dining restaurant Shri.
Formerly known as Saigon, this bright and lively city stands as a proud reminder of the determination of the Vietnamese people. A dizzying high-octane hub of commerce and culture, Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal destination to explore by foot or Vespa to take in the mixture of old and new. This delightful city of tree-lined boulevards, Chinese shophouses, and dramatic colonial architecture is truly enchanting.
Saigon offers abundant opportunities to celebrate your union. Seek God’s blessings for your new life at Notre Dame Cathedral, Mariamman Hindu Temple, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Buu Long Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, or Cao Dai Temple. Get close on a guided tour of the section of Cu Chi tunnels. Discover a hidden paradise at Thanh Da Secret Island. Cruise through the numerous canals in the Mekong Delta. Take a leisurely Bonsai dinner cruise down the Saigon River. Snap a photo for the mantle at the beautiful Starlight Bridge with its colorful lights directed onto the waterfall.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Urban hub with undeniable appeal
Day 11: Excursion to Ben Tre and Mango Cruise
• Leave Saigon for Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces situated in the Delta of the Mekong River. Pass Rach Mieu Bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Take a tri-motorcycle ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads.
• Arrive at the waterfront to board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery with stops at a coconut processing plant, a brick-making shop, and a bicycle tour around Phong Nam village.
• Visits to two private homes to enjoy tropical fruits and honey tea with Mrs. Huong and interview a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.
• After your cruise, return to Saigon for an evening on your own to explore the city or enjoy your luxury riverside villa.
Day 12: Flight to Phu Quoc
• Catch a short flight from Tan Son Nhat airport to Phu Quoc and meet your private driver to take you to your hotel.
• Check into Salinda Phu Quoc, a five-star boutique resort with an elegant contemporary style, three unique restaurants, an authentic Thai spa with signature treatments, and an infinity salt-filtered pool near a private golden beach sprinkled with palm trees.
• Spend the afternoon exploring the island, relaxing at the spa, soaking up the sun, or sipping cocktails by the pool.
Fringed with white-sand beaches and large tracts still cloaked in a dense, tropical jungle, Phu Quoc rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western expats and sun-seeking tourists. Beyond the resorts lining Long Beach and development beginning on the east coast, there's still ample room for exploration and escaping. Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, eat up the back-road miles on a motorbike, or just lounge on the beach, indulge in a massage, and dine on fresh seafood.
With no shortage of stunning beaches, you could spend your days chilling on the sand. But Phu Quoc offers unlimited opportunities to up the romance factor. Explore the island by motorbike, tour local life at Ham Ninh Village, go snorkeling off An Thoi Islands, or trek to the stunning Suoi Tranh Waterfall.
Phu Quoc: Captivating beauty and boundless romance
Day 13: So little to do, and all day to do it
• Today is all yours. There’s plenty to keep you busy at the hotel, which is located in a prime location on Phu Quoc Island.
• A must for history buffs is a visit to Phu Quoc Prison where Northern Vietnamese soldiers were imprisoned during the Vietnam War.
• Eat your way through Dinh Cau Night Markets for authentic local Vietnamese food.
• Take a cooking class so you can relive your honeymoon anytime.
• Visit the Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple), a sacred place where local fishermen pray before embarking on fishing excursions.
• For your final night in Vietnam, experience a romantic dinner for two on the beach.
Day 14: Soak up the last bits of sun before heading home
• Cherish the last minutes of Vietnam with a romantic walk on the beach, shopping for souvenirs, lounging by the pool, or delighting in a treatment at Salinda Spa.
• Transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon before heading home, filled with warm memories and plenty of stories to share.
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