From 01 Oct 2017 to 31 Mar 2018
1 pax: 1,700.00
2 pax: 904.00
3 pax: 792.00
4 pax: 724.00
5 pax: 683.00
6 pax: 678.00
7 pax: 678.00
8 pax: 658.00
9 pax: 642.00
10 pax: 630.00
Day 1 title: Arrival Hanoi
Day 1 meals: None
Day 1 overnight: Hanoi Pearl Hotel - Deluxe window to air-well
Day 1 description:
Welcome to Hanoi!
Note: Please print “Visa on arrival approval letter” (provided by TiiM) and prepare 25 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Vietnam visa on arrival.
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 2 title: Hanoi city tour full day
Day 2 meals: B L
Day 2 overnight: Hanoi Pearl Hotel - Deluxe window to air-well
Day 2 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Today we discover Hanoi, Vietnam's gracious capital. Hanoi has been the political and historical centre of Vietnam for almost 1000 years and has a wealth of sights to explore. Heavily influenced by French colonial architecture, Hanoi is both historically beautiful and a vibrant capital city sure to entice you. We begin our Hanoi experience at the Old Quarter, cycling along beautiful tree-lined boulevards until we get to Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945. Ho Chi Minh is without question one of the great figures of twentieth century history and this morning we'll take time to visit the 'Ho Chi Minh Quarter' for a look at the life of the father of modern Vietnam. We visit the humble house on stilts from which 'Uncle Ho', as he is affectionately known, ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. We'll also view the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda and continue our tour by visiting Hanoi's first university - the Temple of Literature - dating back to 1070. This historical centre of learning is dedicated to Confucian worship.
Lunch will be served at KOTO restaurant. It’s a great place for meals and drinks closed by Temple of Literature. KOTO means Know One Teach One operating as a hospitality training school for disadvantaged young people.
After lunch, we drive to the outskirts of town to visit the excellent Ethnology Museum. Here you will learn more about the diverse ethnic minorities. Our last stop for the day is the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' - Hanoi's former central prison made famous first for the incarceration of the leaders of Vietnam's national liberation movement and later US Air force pilots shot down over North Vietnamese airspace. The site of the prison was recently developed, however one wing has been retained as a museum.
* Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. On these days, visitors will tour Hoa Lo Prison.
Day 3 title: Hanoi to Halong Bay
Day 3 meals: B L D
Day 3 overnight: Victory Cruise 2 days 1 night - Superior 2pax/cabin
Day 3 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 7.00am for the journey east (approximately 170km or 4 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to amazing Halong Bay. Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. En route enjoy the captivating rural scenery and see fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation. At 11:30am, you will board your luxurious junk and set sail through the bay whilst lunch is served. Spend the afternoon cruising the bay with stops to explore fascinating caves, a floating fishing village and to enjoy a swim in the warmer months. Indulge in sunset cocktails on deck before a scrumptious buffet dinner is served.
Note: Sailing itinerary subject to change by cruise management and weather.
Day 4 title: Halong Bay to Hai Phong, flight from Hai Phong to Saigon
Day 4 meals: B L
Day 4 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 4 description:
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi session and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Explore the bay further while enjoying a buffet brunch then cruise back to the dock.
You will be transferred to Hai Phong airport for your flight from Ho Chi Minh.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh (so-called Saigon)!
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 5 title: Saigon City and Cu Chi Tunnels full day
Day 5 meals: B L
Day 5 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 5 description:
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam's rush to modernize more visible. Despite its rush to modernity, Saigon, as it is still known, is a friendly and welcoming place with many reminders of its turbulent past and a palpable momentum towards the future.
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning begin a walking tour of Saigon's famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace). Make a short visit to Long Beach Pearl and Ben Thanh Market, stop for lunch at a 'pho' restaurant for a delicious bowl of the noodle soup that Vietnam is famous for. We then travel to the Cu Chi tunnels located in an area known during the Vietnam War as the 'Iron Triangle' on account of the strength of its communist insurgency. The Cu Chi tunnel network was established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American fire power. The network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of communist forces during the Vietnam War. Return to your hotel.
Day 6 title: Mekong full day to My Tho and Ben Tre
Day 6 meals: B L
Day 6 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room
Day 6 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Start on traveling south from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Delta is the most fertile region in the country, and the main producer of rice and tropical fruits. From My Tho, you board the boat and travel to one of the islands located in the middle of the Mekong River. On the island visit a fruit orchard and sample some of the local produce, before boarding a smaller sampan that winds along narrow canals. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a local family’s house and enjoy their hospitality and share with them some tea or rice wine. Drive back to Saigon and return to your hotel.
Day 7 title: Flight from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island
Day 7 meals: B D
Day 7 overnight: Elwood Resort - Lounger Bungalow with halfboard
Day 7 description:
You will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island.
Welcome to Phu Quoc Island!
Representative from the hotel will pick you up from the airport to transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Enjoy dinner which is included in the room price.
Day 8 title: Free in Phu Quoc
Day 8 meals: B D
Day 8 overnight: Elwood Resort - Lounger Bungalow with halfboard
Day 8 description:
Today is free in Phu Quoc Island.
Enjoy dinner which is included in the room price.
Day 9 title: Flight from Phu Quoc to Saigon, connecting flight home
Day 9 meals: B
Day 9 overnight: None of accommodation
Day 9 description:
This is the last day of your Vietnam honeymoon. We know that you will have many beautiful memories of Vietnam.
You will be transferred to Phu Quoc airport for your flight from Phu Quoc to Saigon, then connect your flight home.