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Romancing the East, Viet Nam

In a Nutshell

Viet Nam is one of the most romantic destinations in Asia. On this trip — perfect for couples or honeymooners — experience Viet Nam's evocative landscapes, slow-paced resorts, fresh delicious food, gracious people, great shopping and vibrant cities accented with a touch of colonial charm. 
Trip highlights

- Indulge yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

- Art galleries and boutiques of Ha Noi

- Sit back and be pedalled through the Old Quarter of Ha Noi by rickshaw

- Stroll around the Ancient Town of Hoi An with it's romantic lanterns

- Exclusive beach paradise of Con Dao

- Sip champagne over sunset from your villa deck

- Private barbeque prepared at your villa

- and more...

 

  • Start/Finish

    Ha Noi / Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

  • Duration

    13 days - 12 nights

  • Price from

    US$5,424

  • Places visited

    Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao Island (Viet Nam)

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Day by day

DAY
01
Arrival in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai airport, you'll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel downtown. Kindly note that should you arrive early, an early check-in is subject to the hotel’s availability. Your guide will brief an orientation of the city along the way. Once checked in we leave you at your leisure.

Overnight in Ha Noi, Viet Nam
DAY
02
Ha Noi by foot and cyclo

(All museums in Ha Noi are closed on Monday & Friday) This morning, we travel by rickshaw cyclo (traditional bike-propelled cart) and by foot along tree-lined boulevards and through the 1000-year-old “Old Quarter”. Other stops on your visit include Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda, the hallowed “Temple of Literature”- Van Mieu as it is known in Viet Namese - the country’s most renowned temple complex. A Confucian sanctuary and academy, the centre once housed the country’s first university, founded in 1076. Take time to wander through the stone tablets and soak up a thousand years of learning with your local guide. After lunch at another of our favorite local spots, we leave you to enjoy the afternoon as you see fit. Depending on your interests, your tour guide will be happy to lead you to some of the city’s more interesting art galleries, or take you on a shopping tour for silks and linens (this is perhaps the best place in Viet Nam to pick up gifts for people back home). There are numerous historic sites to recommend or even a visit to the Museum of Ethnology to enhance your understanding of Viet Nam's diverse culture. In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a performance of water puppetry, an art form that developed in the rice paddies of northern Viet Nam.

Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY
03
Ha Noi/Ha Long Bay

This morning we have a 3.5-hour drive to reach one of the newly declared 7 New Wonders of the World - Ha Long Bay. Journey through the impressive countryside of the North, by now you’ll have a sense of how distinctly different each region of Viet Nam is. Arrive at the pier by noon; board your luxury junk (flat-bottomed sailing vessel), your accommodation for the night. Cruise through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the water. Lunch is served on board. Drop anchor in a bay, disembark to visit spectacular limestone caves or trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the evocative bay. Choose to swim near a secluded beach, or simply lounge on deck soaking up the atmosphere. Visit a floating fishing village and meet third-generation fishermen to learn about their traditional way of life at sea. The day rounds off at sunset with sundowners before feasting on fresh seafood for dinner.

Overnight on board
DAY
04
Ha Long Bay/Ha Noi/Danang/Hoi An

Catch an early sunrise this morning from the deck with a traditional Viet Namese coffee in hand. Breakfast will be served on board. Continue cruising through the Bay with its limestone formations and small islands. Small, uninhabited beaches and grottoes carved out by wind and water action provide an ever changing backdrop for photography. Not to mention the images of distant junks, or round basket boats floating on shimmering. Drop off at the pier at around mid-day and transfer straight to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, your guide awaits for your private transfer to your hotel in the Ancient town of Hoi An (45 minute drive).

Overnight in Hoi An
DAY
05
Hoi An

Today your guide will lead you through Hoi An’s historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picturesque riverside town was a major trading port between the 15th to 19th centuries. Mansions built by prosperous Japanese, Chinese, and European merchants characterize the enchanting Old Quarter. Appreciate the vivid sense of history as you walk the narrow streets visiting temples, houses, artisan workshops and the bustling fish market along the quay. Late morning, get involved in a hands-on cooking class with a local chef. The chef offers us an introductory cooking class that leads into lunch together (not to worry, you won’t be obliged to cook your own lunch). After your market visit this morning, you will have gained a good understanding of local ingredients and the basic techniques of Viet Namese cuisine.

Overnight in Hoi An
DAY
06
Hoi An

A day open to design: sleep in and take a late breakfast or rise early for another market visit with plenty photographic opportunities. Explore the Old Town at your own pace or indulge in a morning at the tailors.

Overnight in Hoi An
DAY
07
Hoi An/Da Nang/Ho Chi Minh City

You will be collected from your hotel for a private transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome to Viet Nam's largest city. The first thing you'll become aware of is the sheer number of motorcyclists in seemingly constant motion around town. About 92% of commuters travel by shared motorbike, sometimes carrying three of more people. Always keep your camera on hand as the traffic mayhem tends to offer fantastic photo opportunities!

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY
08
Ho Chi Minh City

This morning your guide will present the historic overview of the city as you take in the main points of interest. It's an energetic city and the architectural disorder gives you some idea of the rapid growth over the past decade. The past and present may be found on the same block; French colonial heritage buildings flanked by a flashy Louis Vuitton boutique. Architectural highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883. The stone used to create it was exported in its entirety from France. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Viet Nam's largest post office. Continue to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Viet Nam until April 30, 1975. We end the architectural highlights with a stroll through the bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY
09
Ho Chi Minh City/Con Dao

True to Six Senses philosophy of selecting remote (but accessible) destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful area, protected for decades as a national and marine park. Six Senses Con Dao, the first 5 star resort in the archipelago islands, is reached by a flight of just 45 minutes. With a passionate commitment to supporting and protecting the environment, Con Dao has been built with the very lightest ecological footprint. Villas sit up along a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by the green-forested hills behind and with stunning vistas of the deep blue sea and the curve of the bay.

Overnight in Six Senses Con Dao Resort
DAY
10
Con Dao Island

Free at leisure

Overnight in Six Senses Con Dao Resort
DAY
11
Con Dao Island

Free at leisure

Overnight in Six Senses Con Dao Resort
DAY
12
Con Dao Island

Free at leisure

Overnight in Six Senses Con Dao Resort
DAY
13
Con Dao/Ho Chi Minh city/Onward flight home

At your leisure in the morning, then you will be transferred to the airport for the short return flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival, connect with an international flight for your onward departure.

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I just wanted to let you know we had an amazing holiday in Vietnam...Thank you again for giving us so many happy memories of our experience in your wonderful country full of diversity and culture. And we really love the beach.

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Six Senses Con Dao

Six Senses Con Dao is the perfect hideaway for an unforgettable honeymoon with its romantic spa experience for a couple to indulge and relax. Enjoy our fantastic barbecues freshly prepared, served and cooked by your own chef and waiter in the privacy of your villa. Relax and watch the sun setting over the South Sea and Hon Ba Island while listening to the soft lapping of the waves at your feet...

Hotel & Price Guide

Our selection of Deluxe hotels offer a more competitive price point,
without compromising on comfort or amenities.

Anantara Hoi An Resort
Idyllically situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is a boutique retreat steps away from the Old Town of Hoi An. Designed with French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable daybeds, overlooking the river or a garden courtyard. Watch the fishing boats glide...
Six Senses Con Dao Resort
Con Dao is a marine and national park and this is the first five star resort in the island archipelago. With the backdrop of a marine reserve and the annual nesting site for the Green and Hawksbill turtles, the light ecological footprint of Six Senses goes without saying. The contemporary design has incorporated sustainably sourced materials and utilised precious reclaimed teakwood. Boasting some of the...
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel is exudes heritage and elegance. The 1901 hotel has hosted guests for over a century. The wood panelling and green shutters evoke the opulence of Old Indochine and the age of colonial grandeur. Our favourite rooms grace the Historic Metropole Wing. Need some downtime? Sit back to the sultry jazz sounds of Le Club bar or absorb the street life...
Indochina Sails
Sit back and relax in one of the cruise's 14 guestrooms, all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Featured in each room, among other amenities, are bathtub, desk, television LCD/plasma screen. Guests will enjoy the cruise's excellent facilities and services including restaurant, 24hr room service, bar/pub. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find jacuzzi, spa, private beach, massage. Guests will find this...
InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel
The newest InterContinental in the city, in the heart of the city's commercial center is also close to several points of interest. Nearby attractions include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and General Post Office.

Our suggested hotels go beyond the expected amenities of deluxe hotels. They are inspirational properties defined by exceptional service, stunning design and offer an experience that sets them apart.

The Nam Hai Resort
The Nam Hai makes the bold claim of “reinventing luxury” in Viet Nam. They have certainly succeeded in redesigning luxury on the edge of the East Sea. The abundant elements of wind and water inspire the stunning architectural design. The resort is a destination in itself as the countless awards and accolades attest to.
Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel
This hotel experience is encapsulated through service excellence. The property stands majestically on Lam Son Square, a superb central location. Classic colonial style meets with elegant modern decor throughout the hotel. Dinner at Square One is a must, consistently ranked as one of Vietnam’s top restaurants.
Six Senses Con Dao Resort
Con Dao is a marine and national park and this is the first five star resort in the island archipelago. With the backdrop of a marine reserve and the annual nesting site for the Green and Hawksbill turtles, the light ecological footprint of Six Senses goes without saying. The contemporary design has incorporated sustainably sourced materials and utilised precious reclaimed teakwood. Boasting some of the...
Halong Violet Junk
One of the latest additions to the collection of the Halong cruises, Heritage Line - Halong Violet Junk began its journey in the stunning bay since November 2009. Experience the first class expedition in the World Heritage Site aboard the luxurious ship exquisitely appointed in an early 19th century Indochinese theme.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel is exudes heritage and elegance. The 1901 hotel has hosted guests for over a century. The wood panelling and green shutters evoke the opulence of Old Indochine and the age of colonial grandeur. Our favourite rooms grace the Historic Metropole Wing. Need some downtime? Sit back to the sultry jazz sounds of Le Club bar or absorb the street life...

Luxury travel to fit your pocket? Send through your tailor-made request.


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Pricing Notes

Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. 

At Ansova Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.

 

Prices include the following:

. All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast 

. Internal economy flights with airport taxes

. All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle

. Private services of local guides

. All special events & private tours, guest experts

. All entrance fees into historical sights & museums 

. Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring

. 24/7 support from the Ansova Team

 

*Notes: 

Peak Season supplements may be applied at some hotels (typically over the Christmas and New Year period).

There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

A single supplement may appply

 

This tour was carefully designed by our Trip-Planner.  However, a designated Trip Planner can assist you with identifying your travel needs so as to match and hopefully exceed your expectations. Our Trip Planner will review your inquiry and respond via email within 24 business hours, with an itinerary proposal aligned to your requirements and budget.

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Tailor made travel to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indochina

This tour was carefully designed by our Trip-Planner.  However, a designated Trip Planner can assist you with identifying your travel needs so as to match and hopefully exceed your expectations. 

Our Trip Planner will review your inquiry and respond via email within 24 business hours, with an itinerary proposal aligned to your requirements and budget.

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