Honeymoon Trip to the North Vietnam (VHT01)

TOUR DURATION: 12 Days / 11 Nights

DESTINATION:

Unexpected gifts and gestures can be extremely romantic. Whether it's a hand-written letter, wedding picture, poem, or jewelry, the extra thought and effort says a lot about your mutual affection. Another unique idea: Take your partner to a secret paradise which has never been mentioned before, only to reveal once you two get there. This time let's discover the charming beauty of the North Vietnam. 

Day 1: HANOI

Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins. Followed by a walking tour through the old quarter of Hanoi, Ngoc Son Temple nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a one-hour rickshaw sight-seeing tour followed by a water puppet show in the early evening.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: HANOI (L)

Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, spend a day touring the capital, visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Tran Quoc Pagoda. End the morning with a visit to the Museum of Women.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins. Followed by a walking tour through the old quarter of Hanoi, Ngoc Son Temple nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a one-hour rickshaw sight-seeing tour followed by a water puppet show in the early evening.

Note: please note Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. The Temple of Literature is closed on Monday.

DAY 3: HANOI - NINH BINH (VAN LONG) - HANOI (B)

After breakfast, drive to Hoa Lu (2 hour drive), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Arrive Tam Coc, buffalo cart ride along picturesque roads amidst beautiful green paddy fields and then board a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour trip through caves, waterways and beautiful rural landscape consisting of limestone cliffs and rice paddies. 

Return Hanoi in the afternoon, on the way, visit temples dedicated to the Dinh and Le dynasty kings.  

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: HANOI - MAI HICH VILLAGE FULL DAY

In the morning pick up at your hotel, depart for Mai Hich. During your way to the village, you will pass through beautiful mountainous landscape. Mai Hich is a small village located to the South West of Mai Chau, around 13km from the center of Mai Chau province, in which most of people belong to the White Thai ethnic minority community. Mai Hich is a poor village and has only recently welcomed tourists in order to improve the quality of life of the minority people in the village. It is located in very beautiful and untouched mountainous landscape surrounded by jungle.
Arrive at the village at noon time (3.30 hrs. drive from Hanoi)
In the afternoon, take a walk through the corn and rice fields to observe the daily cultivation activities of local people. Then take a local bamboo raft along the Xia river. Enjoy your time with nature. Transfer back to the hotel. 

 

Day 5: SAPA (B)

After breakfast, spend the day discovering the many picturesque minority villages located in the Sapa Valley. Drive to Lao Chai and then walk 2 km through rice fields, passing by traditional Black Hmong houses before continuing to Ta Van Village (2 km) to visit a Giay minority community and go up to Giang Ta Chai village. This part of the trip is fascinating because of its beautiful scenery and vibrant minority cultures such as that of the Red Dao. Your driver will be waiting for you at Giang Ta Chai village.

In the afternoon, visit Cat Cat village.

Overnight in Sapa

Day 6: SAPA - LAOCAI (B)

After breakfast, take a 5km road transfer out of Sapa town. Then walk starts from here downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill. Spend half an hour to visit several local homes for understanding of local life before continue walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village. This portion of the walk offers beautiful scenery of the valley and terraced paddies as well as flower farm. 

In the afternoon, transferring back to Hanoi by car. – 5 hours.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: HANOI - HALONG

Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the stunning Halong Bay located in the Gulf of Tonkin.   

Arrive at Halong City, check in and board a junk. Lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay.

In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and activities, or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board. 

Overnight on Halong Bay.

Note: Visits or activities will be slightly different depending on each junk’s itinerary. Your tour guide will be replaced by a local guide on board during your cruise. 

Day 8: HALONG - HAIPHONG - HOCHIMINH CITY (B)

Breakfast on board and enjoy the fresh morning in the bay. The cruise ends around 11h00 am. Disembark and drive to Hai Phong airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On the way, stop for a sigh seeing tour in Hai Phong city including a visit to the Du Hang Buddhist Temple, Hang Kenh Communal House and the French influenced Municipal Theatre.

Welcome upon arrival at Tan San Nhat airport and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Note: Breakfast, lunch or brunch will be served on board depend each junk‘s service.       

Day 9: HOCHIMINH CITY TOUR (B)

After breakfast, drive to Cu Chi located outskirt of Ho Chi Minh city. Visit the Cuchi Tunnels, which are the immense network of connecting underground tunnels which is over 250 km length used as Military Campaigns during Vietnam war.  The Tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat and serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches.

Back to the city, visit the War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace), now preserved as a museum. Continue on to the 19th century ‘Notre-Dame’ Cathedral, the beautiful Central Post Office and then the central historical district with its well-preserved Hotel de Ville and Opera House.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 10: HOCHIMINH CITY - CAI BE - VINH LONG - CAN THO (B-L)

After breakfast, drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Visit a Cao Dai Temple on the way. In Cai Be, board a sampan for a cruise on the Mekong River and its numerous canals. Visit an old colonial house and a rice popcorn factory along the way.

In the afternoon continue on to Vinh Long and then drive to Can Tho, the largest town in the Mekong Delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 11: CAN THO - CAI RANG - HOCHIMINH CITY (B-L)

After breakfast, board a sampan to visit the Cai Rang floating market and a local fruit farm. Then visit the charming, colonial style Binh Thuy House (over 100 years old). Explore Can Tho’s local market.  On the way have lunch at Phuoc Long pagoda (vegetarian), in the centre of My Tho. This pagoda is famous for its collection of antiques and for the excellent vegetarian food prepared by the monks. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City late in the afternoon.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 12: HOCHIMINH CITY

After breakfast, relax until departure to Tan Son Nhat airport

End of our services.

Our prices include:
  • Accommodation at selected hotels.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Mineral water and fresh towel on vehicle.  
  • English speaking guides for tours.
  • Entry fees for sightseeing.
  • Private boat for trips in  Mekong  Delta
  • Deluxe Balcony cabin on Paradise Junk for 2 days 1 night cruising on Halong Bay.
  • Flight HPH-SGN, eco class included tax
  • Meals as mentioned: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, (D) for dinner.
  •  Taxes: V.A.T.

 Our prices do not include:
  • Visa for Vietnam.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not note specifically mentioned in the program.

 

Note:
  • Hotel room will be available from 13h00 only.
  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to unexpected changes in airline schedule or flight cancellations.
  • We reserve the right to adjust prices at any time in the event of an increase in fuel surcharges.
  • Visa to Vietnam is available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter.
  • In general most venues are closed throughout the period of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. 

Honeymoon Trip to the North Vietnam (VHT01), 12 Days / 11 Nights

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