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Honeymoon Special – enjoy the sprawling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and relax on the white sand beaches of Phu Quoc while staying in premium accommodations! Enjoy the luxury of private drivers and excursions for your dream holidays.
Where better to spend your honeymoon than on a secluded and beautiful island, with palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear waters. Enjoy the comfort of your luxury accommodations when coming home from a day of relaxation and snorkelling.
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You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Saigon, answer any questions you have, and make arrangements for the following day. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the first day.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in southern Vietnam is a sprawling metropolis of ten million people. Formally renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam-American war, locals still refer to Saigon. With thousands of motorbikes zipping past luxury cars, French colonial buildings dwarfed by modern skyscrapers and traditionally dressed school girls riding bicycles past trendy city workers, Saigon is an exciting city of contrasts.
Saigon is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.
After breakfast, depart hotel for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of interconnected tunnels near Saigon that are part of a much larger network lying below much of the country. A guided visit to these tunnels provides a better understanding of their history, the hardship of life underground and the resilience of the Vietnamese during combat. The tunnels were built and used initially by the Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots to protect them from the French air and ground sweeps. They later served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for the guerrilla fighters throughout the Vietnam-American war.
Returning to Saigon, learn about the city’s historic landmarks as you tour the city with your guide. Visit the former Presidential Palace, headquarters to the Saigon Government during the Vietnam-American war. You may also like to visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight into the Vietnam-American war from a Vietnamese perspective. Next stop is the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick building with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris, then head across the square to the Central Post Office designed by the French architect Gustav Eiffel.
Depart your hotel this morning for a 1.5 hour drive heading south to Ben Tre, known to be one of the biggest coconut orchards in Vietnam. Take in the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the highway as you leave behind the busy city.
Arrive at the waterfront pier and embark on an enjoyable motor boat excursion, take a glimpse at the Delta scenery, houses built on stilts and local fish farms along the way.
Take short bicycle ride or Xe Loi (Moto cart) or Xe Lam along country roads through the villages, tropical gardens along the way; discovering how Vietnamese farmers work their rice fields and observe daily life of the villagers in the Mekong Delta. Engage in a casual chat with your host and stroll through the garden to get an insight into daily farming life. Have a chance visit some local home factories, get to know lively activities of coconut processing and trading as well as enjoy tropical fruit & coconut juice.
Lunch will be served at local house, taste some local delicacies before returning to Saigon and arrive back to Saigon late in the afternoon.
Depending on the flight schedule, you may have some free time in the morning before your guide will pick you up and bring you to Saigon where you then catch a flight to Phu Quoc. On arrival in Phu Quoc, meet the hotel staff and have a shuttle bus transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day strolling around the city or relaxing.
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure.
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure.
Breakfast at hotel and transfer by the hotel shuttle bus to Phu Quoc airport for your flight to Saigon.
On arrival in Saigon, connect to your international departure flight back home.
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All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!
Luxury Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.
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"This holiday would have to have been the best holiday we have ever had. We would definitely recommend it to our friends. We could not fault the organisation and the standard of accommodation and the friendliness of the Vietnamese people. Thank you for planning such a fantastic holiday. We had a wonderful time." — Mr and Mrs Healey, Loch Victoria , July 2015