Phu Quoc, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City
Special package for the honeymooners to indulge in the most stunning spots of Vietnam with memorable 02 nights on Ha Long Bay, cooking class in Hoi An ancient town, a breakfast cruise on Mekong floating market in Can Tho and romantic tropical escape on Phu Quoc Island with most tranquil and isolated beaches on the Thailand Gulf. You also enjoy other explorations of Hanoi capital with cultural relics and the investigation around Hanoi Old Quarter. In the central of Vietnam, there are pleasant stroll around the old town and cycling trip to the rural villages with stops at a famous herb village. After visiting hustle Ho Chi Minh City, you will traverse to Mekong region to explore the area and spend one night there before heading to Phu Quoc Island for the beach time.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital with rich values of culture, culinary and history! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are greeted by your tour guide and travel to hotel in city center for check-in.
Stay at leisure till the rest of the day for refreshment.
After breakfast at hotel, you will delve into the marvelous city tour discovering Hanoi. Begin with the Tran Quoc Pagoda sited at the peninsula on West Lake – the biggest lake in Hanoi (around 5.3sqkm). Apart from its remarkable location, Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. You will find the solemn ambience and peaceful feeling there, especially in the morning with fresh air. Moving on to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum sited right at the Ba Dinh Square where preserves Ho Chi Minh President’s embalmed body by technique of Soviet Union. Nearby the mausoleum, you also have chance to visit Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts where he stayed in the last eleven years of his life; and the President Palace where still is functioned for politic receives and working place of the incumbent leader.
Thereupon, let’s stop at a local restaurant and have delicious lunch of authentic dishes of Vietnam and Hanoi.
After the lunch, discover Hanoi Old Quarter by strolling around the matrix of small but crowded alleys and streets. The place used to the busiest commercial hub between Vietnamese and Chinese traders which made every single street’s names unique and typical by one meaning. During the walking tour, you will stop at a local café for a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee (Nâu Đá – Iced coffee/ Cà Phê Trứng – Egg Coffee or Trà Đá – Vietnamese iced tea, etc.). When you are refilled after the walk, let’s carry on exploring the Temple of Literature built since 1070 well-known as the first university of Vietnam.
After breakfast at hotel, you will check-out the rooms and travel to Ha Long Bay passing the Red River Delta of villages and towns. After around 2.5 hours, you will reach the marina harbor and embark the cruise and set the sails toward captivating Ha Long Bay with thousands karst islands merging up from the ocean. The sails will take a couple of hours till you reach the core area of Halong Bay for expeditions and activities like kayaking in the lagoon and visiting the cave. In the evening, the boat will anchor down for overnight. You are free on board at night.
For morning risers, you are encouraged to wake up early at around 6:00am to practice the Tai Chi exercise on the top deck with the master on board. After breakfast on board this morning, you will get on the day cruise and sail further to much more isolated areas for the pleasant time and relaxation. You are offered with more chances for kayaking and do swimming in the emerald water. A lunch with BBQ seafood will be served on day cruise. After a day with much energy spent on, you will return to the main boat for showering, relaxing and have sumptuous dinner.
If you miss the yesterday sunrise, you would have another chance today. Break the dawn and do Tai Chi exercise with the master on board or simple wake up to feel the fresh air. After your breakfast, you will have time to go swimming on the Titop Island and walking up to the peak for Ha Long Panorama view. Then, you will get back to the main land. Spend your last time to enjoy the fantastic scenes of Ha Long Bay.
At noon, disembark the boat and travel back to Hanoi. En route, you will head to Noi Bai Airport and take domestic flight to Da Nang. Upon your arrival at Da Nang Airport, greeted by your driver and local guide; then travel to your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in hotel and relax at the property till the rest of the day.
After your breakfast at hotel, you will jump on a bike and ride to countryside area and delve yourself into peaceful ambience. You will reach Tra Que vegetable village where you can follow a villager and see dozens of herbs, vegetables and even join their works to plow the land, plant the veg and do watering. After experiencing their daily works, you will relax and have lunch of tasty local cuisines served with the vegetable harvested from their garden. Following is the foot massage. You then, will have some time to relax on the hammock before the cycling back to hotel early this afternoon.
This afternoon, travel to Hoi An Ancient Town where was a bustling trading port of Vietnam. The Japanese and Chinese traders (others could be named are Dutch, Italian, etc.) came back and forth so regular that they even resided here in the town as locals. When they left, their houses, restaurants, etc. became legacies. You will walk along streets by streets and stop at old houses whose designs are influenced by the oriental and colonial architects, museums with vivid collections of livings, and religious temples, etc. Soon, you will find the iconic bridge “Pagoda Bridge” and here the interesting stories happened long time ago. After a long walk, you will treat yourself at a nice and boutique café named “Reaching Out” to sip a tea cup and have some refreshment. Finishing the walking tour, you will travel back to your hotel by car.
Today, you will understand further on local culinary by joining the cooking class at the Red Bridge restaurant. The driver will greet you at hotel and transfer to the cooking learning place. When arriving, you are welcomed with a drink. You then walk to the local colorful market to experience the local sounds, scenes and aromas. You are guided how to identify and choose the cooking ingredients for today dishes. When you have all needed cooking ingredients, aboard a boat along Hoi An River and be ready for the cooking. You will observe the demonstration and explanation from the chef first before doing it yourself. When your dishes are well-done, you will have chance to enjoy them. This activity ends at 1:00pm. Your driver will take you back to hotel. Free at leisure till the rest of the day.
Remarks: You will have chance to go swimming at the restaurant pool. Then bring your swimsuit if you wish to do this (towel and showers are provided).
Stay at leisure at your own today till check-out, you will travel to Da Nang Airport and take domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (often be called Saigon by the locals) – the most developed city located in the southern region of Vietnam! Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are welcomed by your tour guide and travel to hotel in city center for check-in. Rest of the day will be at your own leisure for refreshment.
After breakfast at hotel, you will travel to Cu Chi Tunnels which most of lie deep down to the ground for very interesting and detail information about Vietnam War.
Finishing the exploration, you will get back to the city center for lunch. After lunch, you will visit main symbolic sites of the Ho Chi Minh City including War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Reunification Palace and Nguyen Hue Street.
After breakfast at hotel, you will depart to the south of city reaching Mekong delta regions. The amazing trip will bring to you most authentic experiences of the countryside, fruity orchards and local floating inhabitants. You will travel to Ben Tre, famous hometown of coconuts, and reach the Phong Nam Pier to board a boat along An Hoa River for further exploration with stops to visit the brick kiln, handicrafts and coconut candies making workshop.
Next have a Vietnamese tuk tuk ride passing coconut and fruit plantations. You then will stop for lunch at a local house sited nearby the river. After lunch, you will have time relaxing on the hammock or walk around and see the fruit orchards. Thereupon, get on the sampan row and then motor-boat to return to mainland where your driver is awaited. Travel to Can Tho for overnight.
This morning you will have a unique breakfast cruise to a Khmer Pagoda. Around 7:00am the “Mystic Sampan” will pick you up from Can Tho Market Hall and set sail in around 3.5 hours. You will enjoy the breakfast while having leisure sail on the Mekong River. Disembark for a promenade to the Phu Ly Khmer sanctuary with its Theravada pagoda and large lying Buddha before turning back to the shore. After check-out hotel, you will travel to Can Tho Airport and take the flight to Phu Quoc Island. Upon your landing, you will be welcomed by resort’s shuttle transportation and get to resort for your relaxation.
You will have your own free day today to enjoy beach relaxation.
You will have your own free day today to enjoy beach relaxation.
After check-out hotel, you are transfer by resort’s shuttle bus to the Phu Quoc Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City where you will take you outbound flight.
Accommodation in double sharing basic
Daily breakfast at hotel and meals as indicated in the program
Private air-conditioned transfer
Excellent English-speaking guide (other language on request)
Entrance fee, boat trip for sightseeing as mentioned
2 bottles of water per person per day
International and domestic flights
Visa and stamping fees
Tips and gratuities for guide, driver, etc.
Personal expenses and services not mentioned
17 days 16 nights
10 days 9 nights