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This is one of our sample honeymoon packages - a fifteen-day honeymoon package with a touch of romance and plenty of time to relax.
Your honeymoon vacation includes Ho Chi Minh City, six days in the excellent VinPearl Resort on an offshore island in Nha Trang Bay, Hanoi, spending the night on a junk in Ha Long Bay.
Your honeymoon package begins ....
Time to recover, a night in Ho Chi Minh City, and a full day to explore the city.
Once you’ve arrived and settled in, you’ll time to relax before a rather special ‘Welcome dinner’. Breakfast on the following morning will be special, too! Later on, we’ll show you the sights of Saigon as was, and the sprawling metropolis of today’s Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals: one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
Escort/guide: transfer from airport to hotel and evening, and the following day
Six Days in:
the Evason HideawayResort (for Luxury or First-Class standard)
The Evason is probably Vietnam's most exclusive hotel - ultra-luxury, ultra-stylish and ultra-expensive. That said, you get the best accommodation and facilities in the country set in 120ha (300 acres) of pristine scenery. It's also one of Vietnam's most environmentally-conscious resorts and hotels .
The smallest of the 53 private villas is a whopping 158m 2 complete with wine cellar, outdoor plunge pool, in-house video, DCD player and movies available on request. At the other extreme, the Presidential Villa extends over 271m 2 with two bedrooms, each with bathrooms,a living room with a toilet, and open air dining room, and even a pantry! We haven't included it as we don't have enough room for the details!
Located high on the cliff, the Spa Suites are on three separate levels reached by short flights of wooden stairs. The lowest level is a 'day room' (or can be a second bedroom). Next is a bedroom with a stunning bathroom complete with a wooden bathtub and 'his and hers' washing areas in accordance with ying yang principles.
The third level is a personal spa room equipped for therapeutic treatments and massage, together with an open-air shower and swimming pool. All levels have magnificent views. Other villas are different combinations of floating terraces, sundecks, pool decks and verandas in addition to all the usual amenities expected in a top-flight hotel. Each villa has a minimum of a bedroom, a bathroom and a living room - some have an additional dining room and other configurations.
A first-class restaurant and bar, a range of leisure pursuits including tennis, water sports and dive facilities, a gymnasium, trekking and nature trails and a pristine area of coral within easy reach from the beach.
Service standards in the resort are appropriate to the highest levels of luxury. For example, there are small shelters and resting places throughout the site where someone will be waiting with a cold drink and a cool flannel. Meals can be served more or less anywhere - a cook and attendant will prepare and serve the meal in situ.
All villas are designed to be completely private. The resort treats this issue very seriously - taking photographs that include other guests is not allowed unless they give permission, for example. Guests are encouraged to provide as much information about their likes and dislikes as possible so that everything is waiting for them on arrival, even to the extreme of their preferred room temperature.
An espresso machine, a customised mini bar, an I-Pod that can be loaded with their favourite music in advance of their arrival and a DVD player are standard facilities.Other innovative features include a wine 'cellar' (a cabinet maintained at the correct temperature - guests can choose their own selection from a comprehensive range in the resort's 'cave' (the real McCoy!) - at additional cost, of course.
The resort's mission is to ensure the guests' stay should be perfect from the 'welcome' bottle of champagne to their departure, even to the extent of operating on a different one hour ahead 'time zone' to give the illusion of longer days.
The Evason offers unashamed luxury at a price appropriate to the resort's quality of service and facilities. If you're looking for an everlasting memory of your honeymoon, it it's hard to beat!
or the Ana Mandara Resort (for Deluxe standard)
The Ana Mandara's name means 'beautiful home for the guests' in the ancient Cham language. Judging by the impressive number of awards the resort has garnered since opening in 1997, it lives up to it's enviable reputation.
The hotel is a compact villa-style luxury resort located on the southern end of Nha Trang's beach, a wholly Vietnamese owned enterprise managed by the respected Six Senses Hotels organisation.
The resort stands on 2.6ha of beach shielded by trees from the traffic noise of Tran Phu Boulevard, the busy seafront road that runs the entire length of Nha Trang City. It's enclosed on three sides - it's easy to forget that a bustling city is only a couple of hundred metres away.
The accommodation is also designed for privacy - the gardens are thick with mature tropical plants and palms, and each villa has a covered terrace for the exclusive use of its occupiers. The site is on the small side compared with other beach resorts, so the Villas are quite close to each other. However, the lush flowering and fruiting plants and trees are so dense that each small accommodation block seems to be alone in the jungle!
All around the complex, small details catch the eye. Bamboo tubes pipe a continuous cooling babble of water at locations around the site, lily ponds packed with exotic carp are dotted around, small wooden bridges and thatched shelters tucked away among the vegetation, and so on.
Inside, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed. The open raftered roof gives the interior a 'cottage' appearance - decor and soft furnishings are high quality . Furniture is replica Vietnamese - single hardwood units, not 'built-in' fixtures. All rooms are double-glazed, and villas towards the rear of the property have additional sound attenuating features to ensure uninterrupted sleep.
Superior rooms have attractive tiled floor, a period overhead fan, a good writing desk, and a pleasant veranda with suitable furniture.
The en-suite bathrooms are above average in quality and size. A good-sized bathtub looks out to a small inner 'garden', and granite composite fixtures with modern fittings make it a comfortable place to relax.
Rooms in other categories have similar features - differentiation is mostly based upon views and facilities available.
There are two main restaurants. The 24hr Ana Pavilion serves an international menu and enjoys an excellent view of the bay. The Beach Restaurant is traditional in design with an air-conditioned dining room and an outdoor wooden deck area. Seafood is prominent, and there's a good à la carte menu and wine list.
Menus are well constructed and the quality of the cuisine and service is high. Prices are in line with the resort's status.
There are two rectangular swimming pools, one located near the reception area and Ana Pavilion, and another larger pool beside the Beach Restaurant with clear views across the bay and an adjacent children's pool.
The Six Senses Spa emphasizes holistic health and 'wellness' treatments and regimes. Located in a coconut palm grove next to the beach, it includes two outdoor sunken 'salas' (Indian-style guest houses) with pools, and three indoor treatment rooms, each with a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and so on.
There's a daytime activities programme and evening entertainment operating six days a week and a range of watersports including parascending. Scuba diving is also available from a PADI Gold Palm Resort dive centre.
The Ana Mandara scores highly on details. It provides many 'extras' - a 'Hospitality Room' with free tea and coffee, board games, books, magazines etc., a curiously-named 'Men's Relaxation Area', a 'Herb Garden' with information about their use, market visits and cookery classes, 'Spice Corner', selling spices used in Vietnamese cuisine, and more besides.
Unsurprisingly, many couples choose the Ana Mandara for their honeymoon. However, unlike most resorts, they keep returning year after year! We rate it 'First Class'!
or: the VinPearl Resort (for Superior or Mid-range)
As soon as you reach the resort’s reception area on Nha Trang’s beach, and are escorted to a large speedboat, you’ll know your heading for something out of the ordinary. Ngoc Viet, the largest island in Nha Trang bay is clearly visible and, as you slice through the waves, so is the small floating village on its landward side. However, it’s not until you’ve disembarked and been driven across the almost deserted island that you see the rear of the VinPearl facing the azure waters of the East Sea.
With a 700m white coral sand beach, the largest resort swimming pool in Vietnam, a secluded freshwater pool, health centre, tennis courts, water sports and a daily activity programme, not to mention an international restaurant, a seafood restaurant and a snack bar, you’re unlikely to get bored. However, it you do fancy a change, popping to and from Nha Trang on the 24hr speedboat shuttle is a piece of cake!
You’ll be booked into a sea-facing room so you can sit on your balcony and enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif as the sun sets. Breakfast each day will be included, but we’ve left you a free choice of what and where you eat.
Off to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay for two days
All good things come to an end, but Vietnam’s elegant capital and sleeping overnight on Ha Long Bay should help to compensate.
You’ll probably fall for Hanoi – most couples do! Try a late evening stroll round Hoan Kiem Lake and join the young couples holding hands and whispering sweet nothings.
The Ha Long Bay experience is difficult to describe – suffice it to say that most of our customers rate it as their most durable memory. If you’re a seafood fan – you’re in for something special! The boat will be a top-quality wooden junk, one of the best on the bay, and all your meals are included.
If the weather’s good, take the pillows from the cabin, and sleep on the roof under the stars – it’s magic, especially if you encounter a clear Ha Long dawn! Sadly, it’s back to Hanoi on the following afternoon.
Meals: three breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner
Time to leave!
You’ll be free until your car arrives to take you to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport.
Meals: one breakfast
The prices for this sample tour are per person in US$:
These prices are valid until October 31, 2015. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.
Price per person
Please note that all our tours are priced in United States Dollars, in accordance with the established trading practices for tourism products within Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Equivalent quotations in £, Euro, Australian AUD are obtainable on request calculated at our prevailing exchange rate.
Our prices include:
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double room.
- 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: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Hanoi , including domestic airport taxes.
- Boat cruise as programme. For Ha Long Bay, you'll join other passengers on a high quality wooden boat with comfortable accommodation, good facilities and an experienced crew. The boat will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
- Travel by private, air-conditioned car 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 best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available, and full board on the boat in Ha Long Bay.
- VAT and other taxes
Our prices do not include:
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Camera fees (if any)
- Diving fees
Hotel list for Luxury standard:
- Ho Chi Minh City : Park Hyatt Hotel (***** excellent hotel next to Ho Chi Minh City's Opera House in the heart of District 1, colonial-style architecture, very comfortable - Park room)
- Nha Trang: Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay - exclusive eco-friendly beach resort with luxurious wooden chalets and villas on a rocky peninsula at the northern end of Nha Trang Bay - upmarket addition to the Six Senses (Ana Mandara) hotel chain - Beachfront Pool Villa )
- Hanoi : Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location - Grand Luxury Room Historical Wing)
- Ha Long Bay: Valentine Junk (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Suite cabin)
Hotel list for First-class standard:
- Ho Chi Minh City : Caravelle Hotel (*****large high-rise building famous as the chosen hotel of international correspondents during the war, good city and river views, well-located in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House - Signature Deluxe room)
- Nha Trang: Ana Mandara Resort Hotel (***** villa style architecture, on the beach - Deluxe Sea View Room)
- Hanoi : Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location - Luxury Room Historical Wing)
- Ha Long Bay: Paradise Cruise [Traditional Junk Cruise] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Deluxe Balcony cabin)
Hotel list for Deluxe standard:
- Ho Chi Minh City : Legend Hotel (***** high-rise building facing the Saigon River, a short walk from Dong Khoi Street - Deluxe room)
- Nha Trang: Hon Tam Resort (****eco-friendly architecture on a secluded island, 7km from Nha Trang - Romantic Bungalow)
- Hanoi : Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi (****Conveniently located in the city centre, just a step away from Hanoi's OperaHouse, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake - L'Opera Grand Deluxe)
- Ha Long Bay: Valentine Junk (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Deluxe cabin)
Hotel list for Superior standard:
- Ho Chi Minh City : Liberty Central Hotel (**** city centre - Premier Deluxe room)
- Nha Trang: Mia Resort Nha Trang (*** uniquely designed buildings with grass roofs, all rooms with sea view and private veranda - Garden Villa )
- Hanoi : Silk Path Hotel (**** conveniently located in Hanoi's 'Old Quarter', about a ten-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake - Silk Deluxe room)
- Ha Long Bay: Indochina Sails (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Superior cabin)
Hotel list for Mid-range standard:
- Ho Chi Minh City: Nhat Ha 3 hotel (*** central location, short walk to Opera House and famous Dong Khoi Street, nice rooftop bar - Superior room)
- Nha Trang: Michelia Nha Trang Hotel (*** European architecture with swimming pool, a walk from the beach, city centre - Superior room)
- Hanoi : Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel (*** boutique hotel in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, stylish furnishings and decoration art - Lotus Deluxe room)
- Ha Long Bay: Huong Hai (Superior quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels)