DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hanoi/Saigon
DURATION 13 days / 12 nights
PHYSICALITY 1/10

 

Hotels/junk information:

Please note that the mentioned hotels below for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotels, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value

City Hotels Stars
Hanoi Silk Path hotel 4*
Ha Long La Fairy Sails Cruise Luxury
Hoi An Golden Sand resort 5*
Saigon Majestic Saigon hotel 5*
Cai Be Mekong Lodge 3*
Da Lat Novotel Da Lat 4*
Nha Trang Diamond Bay resort 4*

 

Tour price:

This trip is organized for private group only. The tariff depends on the number of participants and the tourist season of the year. Please click “customized this trip” to get the price of your group and your travel date.

 

Services included:

  • Transfer & transportation on tour with private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Local English Speaking Guides as the mentioned program (one guide/one place)
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fee (except the free day)
  • Cruise in Ha Long Bay with a charming junk: shared junk, private cabins with bathroom, A.C
  • Private boat cruise in Mekong delta
  • Meals as indicated “B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner”
  • Water puppet show in Hanoi: 1st class
  • Streets food tour in Hanoi
  • Cyclo tour in Hanoi: 1 hour
  • Kayaking during cruise trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Bicycle for the trip to Tra Que village

 

Services excluded:

  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses & tip
  • Internal & international airtickets
  • Bank charges relating to the payment
  • All services not mentioned above.

 Keywords: luxury, chic,  honeymoon, deluxe, romantic, wedding 

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Day 01: Hanoi arrival


Welcome to Vietnam! In Hanoi, after immigration and customs formalities, you’ll be met by your personal Guide and driver, then transfer into the city. Afternoon, your guide will take you on a tour of the city’s Old Quarter aboard bicycle rickshaws called cyclos (1hrs). You will be pedaled amongst the quaint French buildings along shoe Street, Silk Street and Banner Street (to name just a few)
Overnight in Hanoi
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Day 02: Hanoi sightseeing & Streets food tours (B, L)


Morning, leave hotel your experienced guide for a street food tour in old quarter of Hanoi along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor.  It’s then time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed! Your guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake.  This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!.
Afternoon, enjoy a half-day tour of Vietnam’s capital by private vehicle, including the revered One-Pillar Pagoda. Pay visits to typical Vietnamese places of worship, Tran Quoc Pagoda, along the shore of West Lake. Just before noon, tour Vietnam’s first university, the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature. In the evening, enjoy a performance of the traditional Water Puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Me Cung cave (B, L, D)


After breakfast, you’ll be driven about 3hrs to famous and magnificent Ha Long Bay for 24hrs cruise. Spend the afternoon cruising through the 3,000 limestone pinnacles piercing the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s most incredible natural wonders and was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
– 12.00-12.30: Embark the La Fairy Sails at Hon Gai International harbor. Enjoy a welcome drink
– 13.00-15.30: A sumptuous lunch is served while we cruise into the untouched Bai Tu Long Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered by the Vietnamese to be heaven on the earth.
– 15.30-17.00: Explore the Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above. Enjoy swimming in the peaceful, crystal water
– 17.00-19.00: Return to the La Fairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Or enjoy a private massage in your comfortable cabin.
– 19.00: Savor an amazing and dreamlike dinner in Fairy cave (or Drum cave) with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving performance. Afterwards, socialize with new friends and crew members, enjoy squid fishing, or simply relax on your boat’s top deck in the middle of the tranquil bay
Overnight on La Fairy Sails cruise (shared boat, deluxe cabin)
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Day 04: Vung Vieng – Ha Long – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)


– 06.30-07.00: Start your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo hunt
– 07.30-08.00: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay
– 08.00-09.30: Start cruising to Vung Viêng fishing village
+ Options 1: Visit the village by bamboo boat, get closer to the characteristic landforms and learn more about the local way of life.
+ Option 2: Enjoy swimming on a white sand beach or go kayaking through the hidden beauty of the Bay.
– 09.30-10.00: Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.
– 10.00-11.30: Join in a cooking demonstration before enjoying an exceptional Buffet lunch.
– 12.00: Disembark the La Fairy Sails & Farewell
– 12.00: Transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Da Nang. On arrival, transfer to the ancient town of Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 05: Hoi An – Tra Que, An Bang village (B, L)


– 08.00: your guide picks you up at hotel, ride bicycles to An Bang village. (3 km)
– 08:30: Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, daily life of fisherman here such at casting net, mending net…
– 09.00: Join in the fishing activities  at Co Co River such at casting net,, catch fish with fisher man here ( 02 people/01 small wooden boat + life vest )
– 10.30: Continue to Tra Que village by bicycle.
– 10.45: Gather at Tra Que Vegetable village, there you can enjoy local welcome drink (mixed of basil, honey, ginger…)
– 11.00: Local farmer take you around the garden with more than 20 kinds of herbs- most of them have various special smell. Once there, you can get to know each of herds as well as its usefulness for disease treatment. Experience once day living and working with the local people at Tra Que vegetable village where you can have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers.
– 12.00: Take a short rest and enjoy foot soaking with local herb before getting to enjoy the cooking show with “ Tam Huu “ spring roll, Banh Xeo and lunch with Vietnamese local food.
– 14.00: Farewell to the village , ride a bicycle on the path of De Vong River , along the both sides of rice field, water coconut area, lakes of shrimp….Have a chance to take photos on the ways and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the country side there.
– 15.30: Return to hotel by bicycle
Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 06: Hoi An free day (B)


Free time to explore Hoi An by yourself. No services
Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 07: Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon (B)


Transfer to Da Nang airport and you will board the flight to Saigon, Vietnamese economic capital. Your guide will welcome you in Saigon’s airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then, you will begin your exploration of Sai Gon including the Notre Dame Cathedral and general Post Office, which was reportedly, designed Gustaf Eiffel. Continue along Dong Khoi Street where the Opera house and the Peoples’ Committee building, built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene, are situated. You will then visit the Reunification Palace, formerly known as Presidential Palace, which was the residence of the president of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975. Walk amongst the frenzied merchants and buyers of Cho Lon market or “Binh Tay market”, selling everything from fake Ray Bans to dried squid. Visit Thien Hau Pagoda – one of the most celebrated Temples in Sai Gon. The impressive incense coils inside the pagoda also make for some great photos
Overnight in Saigon
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Day 08: Saigon – Cai Be, Mekong delta (B, L, D)


After breakfast, driver to Cai Be; we will get on our charming shuttle boat to reach Mekong Lodge, the green pearl of Mekong Delta. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land. Disembark and welcome you to Mekong Lodge; our smiling staffs in local traditional costume await you at Mekong Lodge iconic front bamboo-shaped gate. Enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant. Take some rest and begin our private walking tour to discover the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth and generosity

In the evening, get some hands on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere
Overnight at Mekong Lodge (New wing)

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Day 09: Cai Be – Saigon – Da Lat (B)


Begin our second day with buffet breakfast, then getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for fresh produce trade. Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with short cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards. Return to Saigon, stop en route to visit the decorated Cao Dai temple in Tay An city. Then, take a flight to Da Lat. On arrival, transfer to hotel
Overnight in Da Lat
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Day 10: Da Lat sightseeing (B)


Today, you will enjoy a full day tour around Da Lat, the city of love and romance. You will visit Truc Lam monastery, one of the three biggest Buddhist centers in Vietnam. The pagoda complex was designed by Vietnamese start architect, Ngo Viet Thu. It is located near the impressive Tuyen Lam Lake, which is surrounded by lush greenery. Continue the trip at Datanla waterfall that produces a stunning mist cascade during peak season. Drop by the Summer Palace, once the summer retreat of Vietnam’s last Emperor Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong. The original furniture and interior are still intact. Discover romantic Da Lat by strolling around the Valley of Love, photo heaven for Vietnamese couples. Then, visit the traditional embroidery workshop XQ Su Quan, where delicate and refined embroidered pictures are being produced
Overnight in Da Lat
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Day 11: Da Lat, free day (B)


Free time to explore the romantic city on your own.
Overnight in Da Lat
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Day 12: Da Lat – Nha Trang (B)


Breakfast at hotel before drive to Nha Trang, one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Arrive in Nha Trang and drop off at your resort. The rest of day is free on the paradise beach.
Overnight in Nha Trang
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Day 13: Nha Trang free day (B)


Relaxing time in Nha Trang. No services
Overnight in Nha Trang
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Day 14: Nha Trang free day (B)


Relaxing time in Nha Trang. No services
Overnight in Nha Trang
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Day 15: Nha Trang – Saigon departure (B)


Free time for relaxing or exploring Nha Trang by your own before transfer to Nha Trang airport for flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon, you will get your international flight back

Tour overview

With the honeymoon tour, you will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh where you will discover the charm of this city. You will explore the tranquil Mekong delta, renowned for its laid back river life. Cycle along quiet countryside paths surrounded by lush green fruits trees; spend a night a romantic Mekong Lodge near Mekong River. Visit the famous Cai Be floating market. Then, it is on to Da Lat known as “the Little Paris”. The region is filled with waterfalls, poetic lakes, blooming flowers, rolling pine hills and elegant French architecture. From here, you will drive to Nha Trang where you will have a great time on the paradise beach with hot water and white sand. In Center of Vietnam, you will explore the charming town of Hoi An with its quiet lanes aglow with lanterns, sleepy old houses dazzling riverfront restaurants and ancient architecture. The tour would not be complete without a visit to the bustling and captivating Hanoi city and admire the spectacular seascape of Ha Long Bay.

Brief program:

–       Day 01: Hanoi arrival

–       Day 02: Hanoi sightseeing

–       Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

–       Day 04: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An

–       Day 05: An Bang & Tra Que village sightseeing

–       Day 06: Hoi An free day

–       Day 07: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

–       Day 08: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be

–       Day 09: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh – Da Lat

–       Day 10: Da Lat sightseeing

–       Day 11: Da Lat, free day

–       Day 12: Da Lat – Nha Trang

–       Day 13: Nha Trang, free day

–       Day 14: Nha Trang, free day

–       Day 15: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh departure

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