You’ve got a 14-day honeymoon. The mythological Greece with black cliffs, white sand and cobalt sea seems too ideal to unwind. The colorful Colombia with hot Rumba dances and tangy taccos seems too steamy to handle. Then find the midground – where there is sun but also sea, vibrant but also tranquil, breezy but also scorching – Indochina islands. And there you find your dreamland!
Keep scrolling down to unveil a bucket list of 6 must-do things for an out-of-this-world lovey-dovey Vietnam and Cambodia private tour!
What are waiting for you?
- 1 Travel back in time inside Ha Noi’s Old Quarters
- 2 Scuba-diving in Son Tra’s coral reef and visit “Little Paris” Ba Na Hills
- 3 Take a romantic cyclo tour in Vietnam’s “Little Venice” Hoi An
- 4 Explore the idyllic pace of life and mangrove forest along Mekong Delta River
- 5 Cover the whole Phnom Penh on a Tuk Tuk: Challenge accepted
- 6 Lost inside the holy Siem Reap
- 7 Bottom Line
Travel back in time inside Ha Noi’s Old Quarters
Start your day fresh with a spur round Hoan Kiem Lake. After a light but steamy shower together, it’s time for a hot breakfast to revive your energy. Spend a buck or two at Mrs Thu Sticky Rice (Xoi Ba Thu), Tho Nhuom Street and listen to the sound of locals quarrelling in the market or motorbikes roaming under the last fragile sun rays.
Awake your inner peace!
Finish your morning with a cup of coconut white coffee at Cong Café overlooking St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
When the clock strikes 13:00p.m, stop by any attire shop and hire a pair of ao dai. Maybe you two could arrange another Gothic-inspired wedding photoshoot in front of the 100-year-old French built railroad
Scuba-diving in Son Tra’s coral reef and visit “Little Paris” Ba Na Hills
You want sea? You want mountain? Yes, Da Nang can offer you the best of both worlds. Wait until a giant blue pearl comes into your sight will you know what’s almost paradise. Off shore Son Tra Peninsula is a kaleidoscopic coral reef and diversified marine ecosystem. The water is so crystal-clear that a whole sapphire sky is captured at the back of it.
After going for a win on a speedboat, you get dropped down under the shallow water level. Here children could go snorkeling while adults may spring their adrenalin up with some deep dive.
Don’t forget to dine on some butter grilled seafood and end your day with a pineapple cocktail. If day 1 is dedicated to sail hoisting, then day 2 must be saved for some mountaineering.
Ba Na Hills stand through the test of time as a proof of human superpower. The concept of a village on cloud nine is so mesmerizing that you’re at loss for words.
You can tour around the majestic French-themed mansions in the heart of pristine forests and lofty infinite sky while admiring the grandeur of Lao mountain range. Lurking at 1,414m above the sea is another man-made architectural masterpiece, the Golden Bridge. Stamp this moment of walking to heaven into your life album and make your honeymoon delightedly everlasting.
Take a romantic cyclo tour in Vietnam’s “Little Venice” Hoi An
Imagine you’re walking on sunshine under brick-red tiled roofs and golden lanterns. Pick the 20,000 VND note and soon will you realize Cau Pagoda – which connects the ancient silk road – is exactly portrayed on it.
The cyclo tour is to give you a panorama view of all Hoi An’s places of interest: a 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, a 300-year-old Chinese Temple, a 200-year-old Vietnamese merchant’s house or a local fish market. It also gives you a taste of local produce and set you up under the candle lights on a sunset cruise down the stream from Cua Dai estuary.
Explore the idyllic pace of life and mangrove forest along Mekong Delta River
Mekong River or “Cuu Long River” (9 Dragons) is like the Milky Way that connects the weave girl Ho Chi Minh city and the cowherd Phnom Penh.
Set your journey off the National Highway from Saigon and enjoy evergreen paddle fields. When you hit My Tho, lead a calm boat cruise to take a peek at the rural locals’ stilt cottages, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Then have lunch with some smoked fish and herbs amidst an orchard garden.
Take a brief break, then proceed to Can Tho via Ben Tre on a hand-rowed sampan for a taste of coconut specialties and semplice folk music. End your day on a happy note with an arcadian home-stay experience in Cai Rang. When dawn comes at 5:30a.m, tour around Cai Rang or Phong Dien floating markets for some wholesale fruits and steamy savory noodles (best suited for private guided tours), step on a “monkey bridge” – the signature of Mekong Delta inhabitants.
Before arriving at Sisowath dock in Phnom Penh from Chau Doc, join in a wild bird sighting trip in Tra Su deep down glistering canals wrapped in soaring ferns.
Cover the whole Phnom Penh on a Tuk Tuk: Challenge accepted
Trekking may be the best means of transportation if you’re a solo expat. But if you’re a newlywed couple, Tuk Tuk is the perfect tea for two. Chase away the summer heat while scanning for Cambodia’s unique architectural structures: the relic-filled Wat Ounalom’ stupas, the sumptuous Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the epic but tragic Toul Sleng genocide museum or the French art deco Phsar Thmei.
How can you miss any of these?
You thought it was over with a heart wrenching but sacred architecture and history? No, Phnom Penh has yet pulled out its final Ace card: culinary. Take a bite into a Num Pang bread full of rich sauce or a crispy dish of Bai sach chrouk. It’s the last supper you want in your life, just like Leonardo da Vinci’s L’Ultima Cena.
Lost inside the holy Siem Reap
The beauty of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom is so jaw-dropping that you wish there were clone magic! Following Bayon architectural style, Angkor Thom’s essences all lie in the concept of Naga and human faced towers. They represent the King, Quan Yin goddess, Avalokitesvara or Guards of Kingdom.
Rumor has it that the current Angkor Thom city is just relics of King Phimeanakas’ archaic palace. Imagine catching the sunrise glistening on the lotus ponds inside a hibernating empire.
What a glorious vista!
Now it’s time for a grand finale and make your honeymoon a gift of God, so take a helicopter ride above Angkor Wat temples and spread your love in the air! Cherish the marvelous size of this act of God from the bird-eye view from stunning Bakheng Mountain to vivid Eastern Mebon.
To save the best for last, get dropped on the floating village off shore Tonle Sap Lake.
Now you know how to take your holiday to the next level?
- Step 1: Know your urban taste.
- Step 2: Know your ocean taste.
- Step 3: Know your nature taste.
- Step 4: Know your rural taste.
- Step 5: Know your art taste.
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