15-Day Magical Vietnam Honeymoon package

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury / Superior

Tour Period: 15 Days

Highlights

  • Start in Ho Chi Minh City to experience an alluring city filled with bustling streets, colonial buildings and shopping opportunities aplenty.
  • Board the private Song Xanh boat to take you through the intricate network of canals and colourful floating markets in the Mekong Delta
  • There are ample opportunities to savour local specialties in some of the country’s best tables.
  • Visit the heritage harbour town of Hoi An mesmerises with its quaint traditional architecture, cafes and art galleries
  • Indulge yourselves totally in the serenity of exclusive resorts in Hoi An & Hue where unparalled luxury and personalised services are the order of the day.
  • Explore the museums, wander through the maze of streets in Hanoi’s old quarter
  • Cruise on board a traditional charming junk boat in Halong Bay to wind its way through the romantic karst landscape of the bay

tour details

Vietnam has become known as one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in Asia. Spend your honeymoon with Diethelm Travel to create unforgettable memories with your loved one in Southeast Asia. This 15-day holiday offers you the combination of historical sightseeing, romantic cruise trips and beach vacation. Balancing luxury, adventure and blissful relaxation, this itinerary is meticulously designed to leave you and your beloved with memories of a lifetime

Meet on arrival at Ho Chi Minh City / Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Subject to you time of arrival, optional day excursions are available at a surcharge.

In the evening, experience Saigon night life after dark. The tour will start with a ride to part Chinatown and then heading to District 4 through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of locals and enjoy street sea-food and cold drinks, places that foreigners would hardly venture to. Leave district 4 for district 3 through downtown district 1 to a famous Banh Xeo shop to enjoy the specialty of Saigon, and southern food with the locals. Then continue to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music. Afterward venture to a lively bar to enjoy drinks along with live music.

Accommodation at Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Deluxe room
Meals included:
Dinner
After breakfast, you will check out and take land transfer to Cai Be. Upon arrival, welcome on board Song Xanh Sampan
Cruise through the Cai Be floating market among local barges full of fruits and vegetables (would be after the market hours at the time of your arrival). Visit an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 with personal welcome by the house owner, then visit the local home factories producing rice ice paste, coconut candies and other specialties.
Proceed to Phu An, a remote and untouched area that boasts some of the best sights in Mekong Delta Region.

Have lunch at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden surrounded with fruit plantations.

After lunch, sail away to Sadec Town on Tien Giang River, one of the two largest branches of the Mekong River. The evergreen islands bring about large networks of meandering rivers with countless arroyos and remaining unknown to many people. You will cruise along a beautiful canal through water hyacinth plantations, then take a ride by rowing boat along a narrow canal passing by a tiny group of houses with fruit plantation. Further afield you will visit a brick factory with traditional kilns.

Cruise on, Sa Dec Town appears as little "Venice" in the Mekong Delta with numerous narrow canals and different kinds of trading activities. There you will disembark for an interesting walking along the narrow streets of Sadec and take photos of beautiful old houses, Chinese temples, and the primary school where the famous French writer Marguerite Duras (author of "The lover" used to go to and visit the beautiful ancient house which belonged to Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, former "lover" of Marguerite Duras.

Have dinner on-board and enjoy the first night on Mekong River.
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast will be served on-board from 7:00 hrs.

Walk to visit to the local market, one of the most attractive features in Vietnam, then return to the boat to cruise down towards Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal passing under several typical wooden "monkey bridges" and peaceful villages along Mekong River banks.

Lunch will be served on board before a stop for a visit to Cao Dai temple and an exploration by bicycle.
The last stop before sunset will be at a splendid ancient house or dating from the early 10th century. Welcome by the owner and have a romantic candlelight dinner in an unique atmosphere.

After dinner, continue cruising towards Can Tho with overnight on-board.
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The cruise today starts at 6:00 hrs. with breakfast at 7:00 hrs while you are approaching Cai Rang floating market, the largest market in the whole Mekong Delta region. Cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and observe the exciting atmosphere of this unique morning market.

Disembark at around 10.00 hrs. and transfer to Victoria Can Tho Resort. Check in and have free time.

In the afternoon, you will visit the beautiful and well preserved 135 year-old house at Binh Thuy District where some scenes of the famous movies like L'amant and other were shot, then visit Binh Thuy Temple dedicated to the worship of River Genie.

Evening is free. You may want to take the Resort's shuttle boat to visit the night market by Ninh Kieu Quay

Accommodation at Victoria Can Tho Resort, Superior room
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful setting of the Resort's restaurant, then check out and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for the domestic flight to Danang.

Upon arrival at Danang airport, pick up and transfer to Hoi An. Check in and have free time to enjoy the hotel facility and the Spa service.

Enjoy Hoi An by night! After an orientation walk through Hoi An's ancient town, have dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, explore charming Hoi An on your own. If you happen to visit the ancient town on the full moon night (15th day Lunar calendar), streets in the ancient town turn into romantic pedestrian lanes. Electric lights give place to the colourful lanterns - symbols of Hoi An. Poem reading and reciting, Bai Choi traditional opera and other cultural activities take place at public spaces in the ancient town. The Hoai River is studded with myriads of flower lanterns set afloat by pilgrims who come to make a wish.

Accommodation at Almanity Hoi An Resort, My Mind Town-view room
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Have a half-day tour exploring Hoi An ancient town and its surrounding.

Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a mixed Chinese-Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses are constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs.
Take a short boat ride across the river to a boat builder's yard and woodcarvers. You will also visit a pottery and brick-making village. Return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town which has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999. You will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and the famous Japanese covered bridge.

Have lunch at restaurant and then return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the Spa service and further discovery of Hoi An on your own.

Accommodation at Almanity Hoi An Resort, My Mind Town-view room
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Check out after breakfast and head north towards Hue via Danang City with visit to Chau Museum which houses the finest collection of Champa sculptures; some may date back to as early as 7th century. Continue northwards via the spectacular Hai Van Pass with a short stop on top of the pass for photos and a panoramic view of Danang City from above.

Descending from the pass, you will have a scenic ride along the lagoons and beaches on the way to Vedana Lagoon Resort which is nestled on the shore of a peaceful and serene lagoon with stunning views across one of the largest lagoons in Southeast Asia.

Upon arrival, check in and have time at leisure.

Accommodation at Vedana Lagoon Resort in Pool Honeymoon Villa or Aqua Bungalow
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy your day with Taichi and Yoga class according to the Resort's schedule. The Vedana Wellness blends ancient traditional healing wisdom from the east with therapies from the west. Tai chi or Yoga classes will help you find balance and peace in your mind and soul.

Accommodation at Vedana Lagoon Resort in Pool Honeymoon Villa or Aqua Bungalow
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at the Resort's Horizon Restaurant and then take the Resort's joint transfer to Hue. Upon arrival, check in Pilgrimage Village and have time to enjoy the Resort's facilities.

Accommodation at Pilgrimage Village, Honeymoon Bungalow
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Have a half-day Hue city tour in the morning.

Located in Central Vietnam, Hue was the former capital of the last Dynasty of Vietnam and has an elegant setting on the banks of the Huong Giang or Perfume River surrounded by lush green hills. Founded as a Royal city in 1687, this small and quiet city is known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty. The city has preserved its cultural heritage including music, the arts and many other traditions and is probably the best place in Vietnam to get a sense of the past and imperial court life.

Explore the Imperial City of Hue. The first stop is the Hue Citadel. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Royal family. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue and then take a scenic boat cruise on the Perfume River down to the city pier.

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the Resort's facilities for further discovery of Hue on your own.

Accommodation at Pilgrimage Village, Honeymoon Bungalow
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy breakfast and at leisure until transfer to Hue airport for the flight to Hanoi (VN 1540 10:50 hrs - 12:00 hrs)

Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, pick up and transfer to the city centre. Have lunch at restaurant and then check in the hotel

In the afternoon, have an orientation tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter with a one-hour cyclo ride.

The evening is for your own discovery of the nearby silk trading street or the street foods which are the highlights of Hanoi's night life

Accommodation at Silk Path Hotel, Premium Deluxe room
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
7:45 - 08:15 hrs. Pick up at your hotel for a 4-hour journey by Luxury Van (joining with other passengers) to Halong City. Upon arrival, embark on your wooden junk at Hon Gai pier. Have welcome drink and cruise briefing before checking in your cabin. Your junk will then start cruising to the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay with countless number of small islets of different sizes and shapes. Lunch will be served on-board.

Cruise to Cap La, enjoy paddling around Cap La fishing village by kayak and then return back to the junk for swimming or relaxation.

Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do. After dinner, have time for relaxation, enjoy the night scene of the bay and seas breeze.

Overnight on Princess Junk
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy morning view of the bay's landscape while sipping a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air. Afterward start cruising to Cong Dam while discovering the geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Enjoy kayaking through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam. BBQ lunch will be served on a wild beach
Continue cruising to visit the Cong Dam fishing village passing the lagoons. You will have chance to meet and interact with the local folks and then cruise back to Cong Do for more kayaking or swimming.

Overnight on Princess Junk
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Enjoy fresh air and morning breeze of the bay and have breakfast on board.

Have more swimming or relaxation before cruising back to the pier. A la carte lunch will be served on board.
11:45 hrs. Disembark at Hon Gai pier and have joint transfer by Luxury Van back to Hanoi with a stop in Yen Duc Village for a short village walk and an interesting water puppet show performed by local farmers-artists.

Arrive Hanoi at around 17:30 hrs, check in the hotel and have time at leisure.

Accommodation at Silk Path Hotel, Premium Deluxe room
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Have breakfast and at leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

Note: hotel check-out time is 12:00 hrs. Late check-out is subject to room availability and a surcharge will apply
Meals included: Breakfast

includes

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • 2-night private tour by Song Xanh Sampan in the Mekong Delta
  • 2-night private tour by Princess Junk in Bai Tu Long Bay with roundtrip joint transfer from Hanoi
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with locally stationed English or French-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Spa service at Almanity Hoi An Resort
  • Taichi and Yoga class at Vedana Lagoon Resort as per the Resort’s schedule
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare Ho Chi Minh – Danang and Hue – Hanoi (quoted separately and are subject to change)
  • International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hrs.
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

 

Tour code: SGNDSHNM
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