While Vietnam welcomes people with multiple colors of nature, namely the green of endless, luxuriant rice terraces, the emerald of crystal-clear water or the red, yellow and purple of flowers all around, Thailand opens the door with a busy but glamorous lifestyle and a peaceful and romantic seascape. Both, however, are perfectly amalgamated into one sweet and unique tour for honeymooners. Let your honeymoon in Vietnam and Thailand be painted in romance, nature, exotic cultures, and new people through this special trip of Go-Indochine.
- Accommodation at 4* & 5* hotels as listed, all good location, sharing twin/double room; Connecting Rooms or Family Suite for Family
- Private transfer by modern AC car (Mercedez, Toyota, Ford)
- Buffet breakfasts at hotel daily
- Lunches & Dinners as described in the program at local restaurants
- Experienced Spanish speaking guide (other languages on request: English, French, Italian, German)
- All entrance fees as described in the program
- Boat trip as program
- Bike renting
- Cooking class
- Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (private 4 soft berths of cabin)
- Mineral water on bus daily: 2 bottle/pax/day
- Internal Tourist insurance (Vietnam)
- Handmade gifts
- Visa fees
- Domestic flights
- Personal expense such as laundry, spa in hotel...
- Optional tours
- Peak tourist season and special event surcharge
- Anything not mentioned in the paragraph "Services Include"
Day 01: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Your first stop is Hanoi – one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, the capital has a combination of the modern and dynamic city and old beauty with colonial buildings, cultural relics.
Upon arrival, meet your guide and receive a bunch of flower then transfer to hotel in Hanoi by private car. A romantic room with flowers, candles will be ready for you, it will make the first honey moon night in Vietnam is perfect.
The rest of the day, wander into the Old Quarter together and find out local life by tasting Hanoi cuisine or stopping by souvenir shops. After a sort relax and spend time together, enjoy a romantic dinner at lovely restaurant with candles and red rose. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi City tour – night train to Sapa (B)
Good moning in Hanoi and have a nice buffet breakfast and coffee before exploring one day trip in Hanoi. The first attraction is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards Father of the Vietnamese. Here we also visit the Presidential Palace where Ho refused to live, choosing instead a small stilt house beside a lake after an independence. Nearby there, we visit the unique architectural pagoda with its lotus-shape, One Pillar Pagoda.
Drop by West Lake, the biggest lake in Hanoi before moving to the Temple of Literature as the first university in Vietnam and dedicated to the Confucius and honored the excellent scholars. After lunch, visit The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where all houses are modeled after the traditional architecture of 54 different ethnic groups. Another highlight of today is Hoa Lo Prison, (often called “Hilton prison”) built by the French during their colonial period in Vietnam.
After lunch, visit The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where all houses are modeled after the traditional architecture of 54 different ethnic groups. Another highlight of today is Hoa Lo Prison, (often called “Hilton prison”) built by the French during their colonial period in Vietnam.
The sightseeing today ends with an interesting discovery of Hanoi's Old Quarter (also called “36 guild streets”) by cyclo, the rudimentary transport of Vietnam, we pass old houses (tube houses) and souvenir shops or go into the hidden small streets. Finally, in the evening you can enjoy a traditional water puppet show, before boarding the night train to Sapa.
Day 03: Visit four different minority groups in one day (B, L, D)
Arrive early in the morning in Lao Cai and have a transfer to Sapa. You will enjoy breakfast in a nice local restaurant. You then head off into the beautiful Hoang Lien National Park by car, along the road you have the chance to see big rice terraces and a hopefully the high tops of the mountain range. Soon your guide will introduce you to the biggest group of minorities in this area, the colorful Black H’mong people, famous for their colored cloths and silver necklace. The walk is on a good path and will take few hours, plenty of time to learn about history and traditional customs. You will then continue the transfer deeper into the valley and cross the beautiful Muong Bo River before reaching Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you will see the big difference in culture as the group wears lighter colors of silk clothing. Your lunch will be served next to the rice fields in a local restaurant.
After lunch the tour continues to the small village of My Son and an interesting afternoon walk. This remote tribe is the smallest minority group in Sapa area and home to Xa Pho people. In the afternoon we arrive in the Red Dao village of Nam Cang. The village is remote and pretty much unconcerned with tourists. Finally we reach the Nam Cang Riverside lodge located at the end of a remote Red Dao ethnic village 37km from Sapa and check in your pretty room. Now take a rest and enjoy the beautiful, natural scenery.
At night, Enjoy a romantic dinner by balcony overlooking the beautiful river.
Approx: Easy trek/ 3-hour walking
Day 04: From Riverside to hilltop Ecolodge (B, L)
Visit the most remote area of Sapa, Nam Cang village dominated by the Red Dao minority. You have great opportunities to explore the natural life of ethnic minority groups living in the mountains and know about their costumes and traditions. The Red Dao women wear their clothes which embroidered colorfully or colorful jewelry what they make themselves. They are also famous for making local medicine with available natural resource or herbal bath.
An alternative option is to walk up to the jungle camp to visit the cardamom fields. During the walk, you will be inspired by the original nature. If the weather and water level permits, a swim in the river is a great experience. Late in the afternoon you have a transfer to the hilltop located at Topas Ecolodge. From your bungalow’s balcony, you may enjoy your aerial view over the mountainous area where you have just been to.
Approx: Easy-Moderate trek/ 2-4 hours walking
Day 05: Walk through rice terraces to neighbouring village. Back to Hanoi (B)
After breakfast at the Lodge, you will start a hiking half day to Lech village of the Red Dao minority. On the way, we walk through rice paddy terraces, the magnificent valley view, take an ascent on a trail to visit a traditional Red Dao family, where you experience the culture of the minority villagers after crossing the river by a stone bridge and see the Red Dao women doing embroidery.
From the village, take a walk back to the Lodge and take a rest or take the scheduled shuttle bus into Sapa. Depart Sapa town at 17h00, by private car to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.
Approx: Easy trek/ 3 hours walking
Day 06: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Get some refresh and breakfast before heading for Halong Bay by a 4-hour scenic drive. On the way, enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside such as rice fields, water buffalos and locals' life. Upon arrival, complimentary coffee before boarding the overnight boat trip. Enjoy your seafood lunch on boat while cruising and seeing thousands of islets rising from the ocean, you will feel delightful after the long drive.
After lunch, visits some famous limestone caves such as Amazing cave, Heaven Cave or pass famous islands such as Cock Fighting Islands, Sail Island. Kayaking or swimming is an option at the Hang Trong anchorage. Take this chance to captain your own vessel and take to a kayak- glide on the emerald green waters. Cooking class is available
After sunset, private candle dinner on the balcony. Enjoy an unforgettable night in your luxury private cabin.
Day 07: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake up early morning to catch a stunning sunrise on the Junk, enjoy breakfast and coffee and lie leisurely on the sundeck would be one of your best travel experiences you've had.
Then enjoy lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Then you will return to the port and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 08: Hanoi – Bangkok (B)
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure till time transfer to airport for flight departure to Bangkok. Arrive at Bangkok airport, you are met and transferred to hotel, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok
Day 09: Half Day Tour Damnoensaduak Floating Market (B)
After breakfast, ready for a half-day tour at one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. From Bangkok, it takes one and a half hours to get here. On arrival, we board a long-tailed boat and pass canals, wooden houses where locals people sell foods, fruits on the bank and boats. Even we can taste some fruits as they fall in the right fruit season. Then, we get back to the hotel and free at leisure or shopping in the afternoon. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 10: Bangkok – Koh Samui (B)
Start the day with breakfast and then enjoy free time until your transfer to the airport for the flight to Koh Samui. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Koh Samui
Day 11: Koh Samui – lazy on the beach (B)
After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time to dive into the beautiful beaches in Koh Samui
Day 12: Koh Samui – Bangkok Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel and enjoy your leisure time until transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. End of Vietnam-Thailand honeymoon Tour at Samui Airport.
PACKAGE PRICE (USD/PAX)
High Season: Oct & Dec 2016
(Except Peak Season 20th Dec, 2016 – 20th Jan, 2017)
PACKAGE PRICE (USD/PAX)
Low Season: 1st May to 30th Sep, 2016
Plus Domestic air tickets: Hanoi – Bangkok 145 usd/pax by Thai Airways, Bangkok – Samui - Bangkok by Bangkok Air = 240 usd/pax(Airticket rate s are subject to change without notice)
SPECIAL HONEYMOON TREAT
- Honeymoon room decor (with candle & flower, chocolate & sweets everyday)
- Fresh flower and fruit basket upon arrival for honeymooner
- 01 Special honeymoon by balcony at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, 01 private dinner on the beach or by the pool in Koh Samui
- 01 Couple Massage Voucher
- 01 champagne in room on Halong Bay Cruise
- 01 photo album taken by our own photographer