LUXURY AND HIDEAWAY HONEYMOON
Fourteen-day romantic vacations, exotic honeymoons and Vietnam spa vacations
This is a typical example our Vietnam honeymoon packages and exotic honeymoons - if you wish, the location, duration, itinerary and any other elements of our honeymoon vacations can be customised to suit your personal preferences.
A fourteen-day honeymoon packages and exotic honeymoons - if you wish, the location, duration, itinerary and any other elements of our honeymoon vacations can be customised to suit your personal preferences with a touch of romance and plenty of time to relax. You'll visit Hanoi, Vietnam's stately capital city, and its hinterland, then head north by train to visit colourful hill-tribes around Sapa in the Northern Highlands. From there, you'll fly south to relax in either the Evason Hideaway on an isolated peninsula to the north of Nha Trang Bay, or to Le Domaine de Tam Hai, a small exclusive resort on an island just off Vietnam's central coast.
Day 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (D)
Arrival Noi Bai airport in Hanoi and pick-up to your hotel. Candle-lit dinner at a restaurant in a restored French colonial building. Evening performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and a good, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture.
Oernight in Hanoi.
Day 2: HANOI FREE(B)
A free day in Hanoi to spend as your wish.
Day 3: EXPLORING OLD VILLAGES IN THE RED RIVER(B,L)
All-day trip to Duong Lam Commune is a community of six traditional village.
Afternoon: return to Hanoi for freshen-up and dinner, stopping en-route to visit the Van Phuc silk village. Late evening: pick-up to Hanoi railway station in time to board the overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai.
Alternative for Day 3: Cycling and exploring villages around Hanoi (B, L, G)
Morning: visiting Bat Trang ceramic village. Biking along the riverside dike, through some more of the many villages surrounding Hanoi. Visiting Dong Ho village - famous for its traditional paintings. Tam Tao village to enjoy its traditional Quan Ho music performed by villagers in the commune house.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: LAO CAI - SAPA (B, L, D)
Arrival in Lao Cai in the early morning, Jeep or Land Cruiser to Sapa. After breakfast, hiking down a scenic valley calling in at the H'mong ethnic minority villages on the way. Visiting Day ethnic minority village.
Overnight in the house of one of the village?s families.
Day 5: SAPA (B, L,D)
Visiting the Red Dao ethnic minority people of Giang Ta Chai village.
Afternoon: picke-up to travel to Ban Ho village of Tay ethnic minority before driving to Topas Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
The Topas Eco Lodge is about 18km from Sapa. It's a newly built development of 25 individual bungalows perched on the top of a hill together with a restaurant and bar complex. Needless to say, the views across the wide valley populated with small communities of Tay, Red Dao and Black H?Mong ethnic minority people.
Day 6: SAPA- HA NOI(B)
The day will be your own until your private Jeep/Land Cruiser arrives to take you to Sapa and, later in the evening, to Lao Cai station by jeep to catch the overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 7: HA NOI – NHA TRANG (B)
Arrival at Hanoi railway station, pick-up to your hotel to freshen up before breakfast. Free time time until your noon flight to Nha Trang. On arrival, you'll find a car and driver waiting to take you to the a private jetty where a short speedboat journey will whisk you to the Evason Hideaway where you'll spend the next seven nights. Breakfast is included
The Evason is probably Vietnam's most exclusive hotel - luxurious, ultra-stylish and an ideal honeymoon hideaway set in 120ha (300 acres) of pristine scenery. It's also one of Vietnam's most environmentally-conscious hotels.
Day 14: NHA TRANG- HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE(B)
Free time in the morning until your car and driver arrive to take you to Nha Trang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City to connect with your departure flight.
Alternative for Day 7 to Day 14:
Day 7: Hanoi/Danang/Le Domain de Tam Hai (B)
Noon flight to Danang. After a 90-minute drive, you'll board a speedboat to cross to Le Domain De Tam Hai Resort where you'll spend the next six nights. All meals are included and limited recreational facilities are available.
Le Domaine de Tam Hai offers 12 well-appointed villas with Vietnamese traditional architecture. Each villa has a large private garden opening directly on to a more or less deserted soft sand beach. It's located on a tropical island just off the coast of central Vietnam about 40km from Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 14: LE DOMAIN DE TAM HAI DA NANG/HA NOI(OR HO CHI MINH)(B)
After breakfast, you'll be free until your driver arrives to take you to Danang airport for a flight to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi (or Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City) to connect with your departure flight.
· Breakfast and accommodation in double rooms
· Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
· Domestic flight tickets: Ha Noi - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City, including domestic airport taxes.
Or: Domestic flight tickets: Ha Noi - Danang and Danang - Ho Chi Minh City , including domestic airport taxes.
· Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai
· Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
· The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
· Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
· Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.