16 days/15 nights
On arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and taken to the Sofitel Metropole Hotel. In the afternoon, a relaxing treatment in the city’s best spa pampers you and your loved one. A delightful Vietnamese dinner with a French touch awaits in one of Hanoi’s most charming restaurants housed in a beautiful villa. Overnight at Sofitel Metropole Hotel, Hanoi.
The day commences with an insider’s tour of Hanoi. Take a walking tour with a specialist guide and Historian who will offer up his in-depth knowledge to enhance your visit to the Long Bein bridge. The afternoon is dedicated to the discovery of the city’s old quarters on foot but you can also navigate the lively ’36 streets’ on a cycle. When evening comes, enjoy dinner at one of Hanoi’s best tables. Enjoy sunset from Westlake and one of the city’s oldest Buddhist pagodas, Tran Quoc, and the nearby Taoist temple of Quan Thanh. Overnight at Sofitel Metropole Hotel, Hanoi.
Leaving Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, enjoy the journey en route as the car weaves through the picturesque countryside landscapes. Arrive in Halong and board your private, traditional junk boat that cruises among the unspoilt limestone islets of Halong Bay. After the sun sets, enjoy a romantic dinner in a private setting on the boat’s deck before retiring to your cabin for a good night’s sleep. Overnight cruise on Life Resorts Junk, Halong Bay.
As your boat cruises back to Halong City through the spectacular karsts and limestone rock formations, have a leisurely morning before enjoying brunch on-board. Your driver will meet you upon disembarkation for the transfer to Noi Bai airport and your flight to Danang. En-route visit Thanh Chuong Palace, the home and studio of one of Vietnam’s most celebrated artists. Take lunch before flying to Danang and transferring to Hoi An. Overnight at Life Resort, Hoi An.
After breakfast, explore Hoi An by walking through the quaint streets of this heritage town, which remains much the same as it was in its heyday 200 years ago. After a delicious lunch, the afternoon is free for you to relax with the car and guide at your disposal. Browse for souvenirs in the eclectic array of art galleries and silk shops, enjoy a cup of coffee at a local cafe or cycle to the nearby Cua Dai Beach. Overnight at Life Resort, Hoi An.
Following breakfast, depart for a half-day cooking class at Tra Que, a charming village in Hoi An’s rustic outskirts which supplies vegetables to kitchens all over the country. Spend the morning working with the villagers as they show you the ways to harvest and prepare fresh vegetables for meals. Cook a lunch of Vietnamese dishes with your hosts before enjoying the fruits of your labour. Return to Hoi An town for a leisurely afternoon. Overnight at Life Resort, Hoi An.
A short flight southwards leads you to Nha Trang, Vietnam’s beach capital known for its golden stretches of sand, crystal clear waters and idyllic islands. Check into the Evason Hideaway, an exclusive resort nestled on a deserted beach accessible only by boat. Enjoy the seclusion of your private pool villa with a personal butler assigned to arrange all your wishes. Overnight at the Six Senses Evason Hideaway, Nha Trang.
Spend the next two days at your leisure. Sample the fusion cuisine at the resort’s restaurant, pamper yourself with the rejuvenating treatments at the signature Six Senses Spa or snorkel/dive the turquoise waters to view the magnificent marine life. Overnight at the Six Senses Evason Hideaway, Nha Trang.
After breakfast, depart for the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City on a short flight. At Saigon, you will be taken on an orientation tour of the city in a classic Citroen car, cruising past highlights such as the Presidential Palace, War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover this bustling city at your own pace. Overnight at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City.
Today, leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head for the rustic countryside in Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, board the private ‘Song Xanh’, a small but luxurious boat that allows you to discover the narrow canals and tributaries with ease. Lunch awaits at the home of Mr Huyen Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ in Marguerite Duras’ famous novel. In the afternoon, head to Can Tho on your sampan, visiting a Cao Dai temple en-route. As the sun sets, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in a 19th century house before cruising to your anchor point for the night. Overnight aboard the Song Xanh Boat, Mekong Delta.
This morning, the Song Xanh takes you to Cai Be Floating Market, cruising amongst rice barges, wooden ship-building yards and locals drying fruits and vegetables on the Mekong’s banks. After your cruise journey ends, transfer to Can Tho airport for your flight to the sleepy and beautiful island of Phu Quoc.Overnight at La Veranda Resort, Phu Quoc.
Spend the next thee nights in the perfectly laidback surroundings of Phu Quoc. Recommended touring options include diving and snorkeling trips to the outer lying reefs or a trekking excursion in the pristine rainforest of the island’s interior. Overnight at La Veranda Resort, Phu Quoc.
Coming to the end of your honeymoon, enjoy some free time before your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. If time permits, shop around for some last minute purchases or simply relax before your onward departure flight.