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Asia | A Romantic Escape to Vietnam

Sample Itinerary


Hanoi, Vietnam, Dan Nang, Ho Chi Minh

Trip Duration

10 days/9 nights

Exotic and alluring, and infused with a unique blend of French and Asian influences, discover the glorious wonders of Vietnam with your loved one. Boasting endless natural landscapes, ancient landmarks and vibrant villages together with delectable culinary prowess and vibrant cosmopolitan life, experience it all in this compelling country.

Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below, or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.


Day 1:  USA / Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi and meet your private transfer to the majestic JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Relax in refreshing tranquility for four luxurious nights in an Executive lake view suite with upgraded amenities and exclusive lounge access serving daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening appetizers and cocktails. With your partner, discover innovative amenities, distinctive gastronomic journeys including handcrafted pastries and Chocolate Lab Cafe, and a complete wellness complex offering curated spa services, suspended swimming pool, fitness center, and a healthy food and drink venue.

Day 2: Hanoi

Following breakfast this morning, depart the hotel for a glimpse of history on the Hanoi Discovery Excursion. With your informative private guide, see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, and the lotus flower-inspired One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to Vietnam's first university, the Temple of Literature, Quoc Tu Giam, before strolling with your loved one over the iconic red wooden bridge to the island home of Ngoc Son Temple, the ideal backdrop for a romantic photo. Spend the rest of your day and evening at your leisure or exploring your surroundings.

Day 3: Hanoi

Engage in a day of nature's beauty and cultural delight on The Wonder of Halong Bay Expedition. Immerse in the scenic countryside as you travel with your private guide to the World Heritage site, Halong Bay. Then, climb aboard a junk boat for a cruise through the sparkling emerald bay waters, marveling at monumental limestone rocks and uniquely shaped islets. Savor a delicious seafood lunch onboard before meandering to the legend-filled caves of the bay including Thien Cung Cave, with its intricate stalactite and stalagmite formations and its colorful lighting sure to amaze, with time for swimming or just relaxing together onboard.

Day 4: Hanoi

Steeped in myth and legend, trace the origin of Vietnam's culture and traditions with a full day of wonderment on the private guided Duong Lam Ancient Village Excursion. Journey to Duong Lam Town, home to grand communal halls, centuries-old houses, royal temples and other architectural delights. See the 15th -century Mia Pagoda, admiring its 287 statues, before proceeding to a market and temples honoring two of Vietnam's prominent kings. Following lunch at a local restaurant, delight in the primitive beauty of the Mong Phu Temple, its historic gate dedicated to the country's national heroes, and ancient wells. Then, stroll hand in hand around the village, wandering alleyways and interacting with residents to learn about their homes and lifestyle for a phenomenal day of cultural revelation.

Day 5: Hanoi / Da Nang

Following an early breakfast, board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the dazzling InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort for two blissful nights in a Club Peninsula suite with ocean views featuring butler service, exclusive airport lounge access, wine fridge and Club InterContinental access with spectacular views and light dining throughout the day. Perched on a lush hillside overlooking a private bay, delight in picturesque views from modern Vietnamese luxury including lavish amenities, distinctive dining with a variety of themes, tastes and venues, family pools and adults-only infinity pool, lagoon-side HARNN Heritage Spa, and array of resort activities.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Try the all-inclusive watersports at the beach, learn to pilot a basket boat, be pampered with a couples massage or join a tai chi class or Non-la making activity - assembling the traditional palm-leaf conical hat. Or, head out to explore the old trading port with its mixture of architectural styles, including Chinese shophouses and temples, colonial remnants and Vietnamese shophouses in Old Town.

Day 6:  Da Nang

Embark on an inspiring full day combination tour on the My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town Excursion. Known as the Valley of Kings, your private guided experience begins at the World Heritage site of My Son. Discover the centuries-old ruins of Hindu temples and towers constructed by the Champa Kingdom for the worship of the god Shiva. Then, enjoy a Cham musical performance and traditional lunch together in Hoi An, followed by a stroll along the ancient streets, including the iconic Japanese bridge and Tian Hou Pagoda. Your day concludes with a visit to handicraft workshops and the Museum of History and Culture before your return to the hotel.

Day 7: Da Nang / Ho Chi Minh

Following an early breakfast, board your private transfer for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive at the Le Meridien Saigon where you will stay for three nights in this one-of-a-kind destination. Your Club deluxe suite pampers the two of you with unrivalled views, upgraded amenities and exclusive lounge access with all-day meal and beverage options. Unwind in contemporary luxury with panoramic views, exclusive artwork, artfully prepared cuisine including contemporary Asian fare, an international buffet and on-the-go pastries and chocolates, plus an indoor infinity saltwater pool, spa and fitness center.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Toast to each other at Latitude 10 Lounge + Bar in the hotel for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, then savor Asian fusion with a big bowl of Vietnamese pho in Bamboo Chic or sample Saigon-inspired global cuisine buffet-style in the welcoming Latest Recipe restaurant.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh

Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby for departure on a day of cultural exploration on the Cu Chi Tunnel & Ho Chi Minh City Excursion . Explore the intricate network of the Cu Chi tunnels as you learn how thousands of Vietnamese soldiers survived the war underground, with an opportunity to crawl into a portion of the multi-layered passages. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch back in the city, continue to the Reunification Palace, once home to the South Vietnam president, and War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and more, concluding with time for bargains at the Ben Thanh Market before your return.

Day 9 - 10 Ho Chi Minh / USA

Celebrate your final day in the city at your leisure. Stroll to the zoo and botanical gardens for a little flora and fauna discovery. Experience Ton Duc Thang Museum, Vietnam Nation Museum of History or the Emperor Jade Pagoda for a taste of culture. Take some time for a dip in the pool or unwind with a relaxing couples spa therapy at Explore Spa. Or, venture to the heart of the city's commercial life on Dong Khoi Street for name-brand boutiques, stylish cafes, upscale restaurants, galleries and remnants of French-colonial architecture for a grand finale to a wonderful stay in Ho Chi Minh.

In the morning, board your private transfer to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your return to the United States and begin planning your next romantic Southeast Asia experience.

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