A regal sea cruise across the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, immersion amid the surreal scenic splendor of Sapa’s unspoiled environment, and voyages across the rugged mountain ranges of Ha Giang are only a few of the romantic escapes that you can expect to experience on this 14-day tour across Northern Vietnam. We have tailor-made this experience to take you to beloved destinations that are home to a wealth of insight into ancient Vietnamese traditions and its delightfully delicate cuisine. Bring...
Day 1 - 3
Hanoi – A Charming Welcome to Northern Vietnam
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a culturally rich destination that exudes old-world charm from its abundance of enchanting experiences. You will rejoice in the heart of Northern Vietnam as you approach its diverse landscape and vibrant cityscape. You will meet your private transfer at the airport and journey to a luxurious hotel that overlooks the Red River and West Lake. You and your partner will ease into the local lifestyle from the comforts of your private suite that will be fitted with top-tier amenities. You will then spend your first afternoon around the relaxing pool and broaden your palate with world-class Vietnamese cuisine that will be prepared by the hotel’s prestigious restaurant chef.
The sun will gently rise above your room the following morning and glimmer off the calm lake below, and the streets will begin to bustle with life as locals and foreigners alike venture for breakfast. You two will transfer to a delightful cafe for a sumptuous breakfast and a taste of Vietnam’s renowned coffee culture. Here, you can sit back in the stylish cafe and sip on local, aromatic brews as you watch the world pass. Afterward, you will delve deeper into Vietnamese culture at Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you and your partner will cherish the quaint town and its many appealing and photo-worthy sights. Along the edges of the streets stand ancient buildings that showcase traditional Vietnam’s traditional architecture. As you peacefully breeze through the lively location, you will stumble across authentic delicacies at homely markets, catch tantalizing wafts of mouth-watering meals, and witness marvelous pieces of art in celebrated galleries. For sunset and supper, you will transfer to the gorgeous, green gardens that surround Hoan Kiem Lake. Here, you can walk along the winding pathways around the lake and capture magnificent moments together among the scenic serenity. Then, you will indulge in visits to significant heritage sites that encompass the lake for insight into the country’s decorous history. Finally, you will delight in marvelous meals at an award-winning Vietnamese restaurant, where a revered chef will prepare a romantic, candlelit dinner for you.
You will retreat from the roaring energy of Hanoi to Duong Lam the following morning. Duong Lam is an ancient Vietnamese village that captures the traditional, local lifestyle in all its simplistic authenticity. It is a rural destination that retains lifelong, cultural values, and you will explore this depth by bicycle. You and your loved one will cruise along secluded streets and down back alleyways for a complete immersion amid the tranquil village. You can rest at a celebrated, local restaurant where residents enjoy classic Vietnamese cuisine. Accompanied by your private tour guide, you will share stories with the locals and familiarize yourselves with their humble ways of life. Your inspiring excursion will lead back to Hanoi, where you will encounter Long Bien Bridge and its endearing vistas. Here, you may capture stunning images of the sprawling green fields and serene river from this age-old overpass. An exquisite lunch at a coveted restaurant will culminate your stay in Hanoi. Your next destination lies amidst the majestic mountains of Northern Vietnam and is imbued with surreal seclusion for an utterly romantic experience.
Day 4 - 6
Sapa – Swept Away to the Tonkinese Alps
Day 7 - 9
Ha Giang – Intimate Immersion in this Dramatic Destination
Day 10 - 12
Cao Bang – Magical Mysteries of Ancient Vietnam
Day 13 - 14
Ha Long Bay – Across Emerald Waters and Limestone Islands
- Discover ancient Vietnamese traditions and witness the simplicity of rural living amid Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Duong Lam
- Immerse yourselves nature’s unspoiled splendor at the Love Waterfall and Thac Bac Waterfall in Sapa
- Discover the age-old Hmong way of life and appreciate the humble nature of an ethnic hill tribe in Sapa
- Witness the alluring beauty of Ha Giang’s diverse topography as you visit the Quan Ba Twin Mountains and Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
- Learn more about Ha Giang’s unique blend of native inhabitants and the subsequent influence over their lifestyle with a visit to the charming Dong Van Old Quarter
- Escape to the awe-inspiring environments of golden rice fields and striking, limestone mountains at the Valley of Secluded Love in Cao Bang
- Uncover Cao Bang’s historical importance as you visit the Na Lu Ancient Citadel and other noteworthy landmarks
- Retreat to Ha Long Bay on a regal sea cruise across its emerald waters and past its magnificent limestone islands
You and your partner will arrive in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi on the first day of your trip and be wowed by the city’s exuberant energy. It boasts a collection of exquisite hotels, and an array of authentic experiences await. It is a diverse destination that uniquely captures elements of luxurious appeal and traditional charm. You will spend your stay at an elegant hotel that overlooks the Red River and West Lake. From your secluded and private suite, you will venture to beloved locations in and around the city, tuck into immaculate Vietnamese cuisine at celebrated gourmet restaurants, and get a taste of tradition at Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Duong Lam Ancient Village. Afterward, you will head toward the rustic simplicity of Sapa.
On board a regal train that is bound for Sapa, you will witness the marvelous stretches of unspoiled landscapes in Northern Vietnam. You will arrive at a world-class hotel that you will call home for the duration of your stay. Sapa will reveal its rugged beauty among the magnificent mountain ranges and golden rice fields that surround it. You will travel to beloved waterfalls, namely Love Waterfall and Thac Bac Waterfall for uninterrupted intimacy among nature. You will also experience the traditional Hmong way of life and discover timeless customs as you connect with an ethnic hill tribe before making your way to Ha Giang from Sapa to uncover the remote region in all its glory. With knowledgeable tour guides to show you the way, you will witness the wonders of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark and the pristine, emerald landscape for which it is famous.
Your journey among the serene and natural splendor will continue in Cao Bang, where you will visit marvelous environments and essential points of interest. Your tour will reveal the unrivaled allure of Nguom Ngao Cave and the Valley of Secluded Love. Each captivating destination shares an abundance of magical photo opportunities to provide you with treasured memories of your adventure. You will visit Na Lu Ancient Citadel and other notable heritage sites to learn more about Vietnam’s dramatic past before you voyage across Ha Long Bay on board a regal cruise liner. With a secluded, private suite and exceptional restaurant, you will enjoy romantic luxury on board this expedition. On board, you will cruise the peaceful sea and encounter surreal sights of the stretching water and limestone cliffs. This luxurious expedition will bring your romantic tour of Northern Vietnam to a truly endearing end.
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$2,515 per person (excluding international flights)
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