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Honeymoon in Vietnam
With the meandering Mekong River, the diverse vistas, the crowded and vibrant cities, the luscious cuisine and of course history at every turn, a honeymoon in Vietnam will leave memories etched on your mind…
Abundant natural beauty such as lush jungle forests, verdant rice paddy fields, diverse beaches mixed with bustling cities, and a long, ancient history make a honeymoon in Vietnam the perfect choice for couples seeking an adventure in Asia.
Most couples start their honeymoon in Vietnam in the capital city, Hanoi, the bustling metropolis in the country’s north. The historical colonial architecture mixed with temples and skyscrapers is a fascinating mix. Explore the old quarter, stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, take a street food tour and visit some of the many museums. Marvel at the sheer number of motorbikes. Hanoi is also a jumping-off point to visit the villages of Sapa, hike through rice paddy fields and meet local hill tribes. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay, is Vietnam’s top tourist site. This region of limestone karst islands and emerald water is one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Asia. Most couples will take an overnight junket cruise.
The best way to travel on your honeymoon in Vietnam is by train, although some couples will fly too as the coastline is three-thousand-kilometre long. Hop to the centre of the country to Hue — the former Imperial Capital on the Perfume River and onwards to the fascinating town of Hoi An. With its ancient architecture and beach location, it is an essential part of any honeymoon in Vietnam itinerary. Take a motorbike tour, get a suit made, visit the lantern market and take a cooking class. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and discover hiking and biking trails and the world’s biggest cave only discovered in 2009!
The beaches further south are popular. Whether it’s Mui Ne or Nha Trang, you’ll find the perfect coastal break for you. You can also include less-developed islands on your Vietnam honeymoon itinerary like Phu Quoc island or Con Dao island, which are easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City.
In the south, you’ll find the atmospheric city of legend, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. While memories of the Vietnam War (or as the Vietnamese call it, the American War) are clear throughout the country with several war sites on the tourist trail, the Cu Chi Tunnels are probably the most famous. Learn the inventive ways the Vietnamese used these tunnels in their war efforts. The Mekong Delta — the Vietnam of your dreams with conical hats abound at Cai Rong Floating Market is a must. How could we not mention the food? Vietnam is a culinary powerhouse. From pho and banh mi to fresh seafood and exotic fruits, foodies will be in culinary heaven on a honeymoon in Vietnam.
With its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing junglescapes, and fascinating cities and affordable luxury hotels, this Southeast Asia gem is one of our top honeymoon destinations.
If you have more time, it’s very easy to travel overland to Cambodia or Laos. If you have time, you could also fly to nearby gems like Thailand, Singapore, The Philippines, Indonesia or Malaysia. Dubai and Istanbul are also ideal cities to stop in if you’re flying from Europe.
Best time to visit Vietnam
With a long coastline and 3 climate patterns, there is no wrong time to visit Vietnam. Somewhere along the way, you’ll sometimes encounter rain. The best time to visit Vietnam for a honeymoon is from February to April if you want to avoid monsoon.
Is Vietnam good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Vietnam is diverse and perfect for lovers of history, culture, food and beaches.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in Vietnam? We recommend at least 14-21 nights.
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