Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam A couple’s guide to Vietnam’s most romantic hideaways Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam A couple’s guide to Vietnam’s most romantic hideaways story by: Anna Sarjeant Vietnam is the most rewarding country to explore as a duo. Think of all that glorious food you can share, the sunsets (and sunrises) you’ll see together, and tandem rides through rice paddies and emerald waters, on bikes, kayaks and pedalos. Vietnam is twice as nice when you travel together. Day 1: Arrive Hanoi Hello Hanoi, you little crowd-pleaser, you. The capital of Vietnam, this city is an artsy mix of good looks and entertainment, with a thriving art scene and plenty of contemporary charm. You’ll find a little nugget of Paris in the French Quarter and bars spilling into narrow streets in the Old Quarter. But nothing eclipses the West Lake; locate corner cafés down its back alleys and drink coffee on the pavement, ride chintzy duck pedalos and stay until the sun goes down; enjoying Vietnamese Bia Hoi beer and an unforgettable sunset. Day 2 - 3: Halong Bay A jewel in Vietnam's already glistening crown, Halong Bay stuns its visitors with an emerald sheet of perfectly still water and gigantic green karsts. Board a wooden junk boat and enjoy a dusk dinner with shimmering limestone giants as your backdrop. Mist-filled mornings are followed by dips into the emerald water and swims to stairways carved into rock. Visit other-worldly caves and sunbathing on the deck, before sailing peacefully back to shore. Day 4 - 5: Overnight Hoi An Hoi-An is your immaculately preserved trading port, where silk lanterns adorn the trees and glistening eateries tickle the water. Borrow vintage bikes and navigate the narrow alleyways, stopping at Secret Garden Hoi An; the city’s best kept dining secret and hidden down a lane off Le Loi Street, it’s also the most peaceful sanctuary in Hoi An. Devour freshly baked bánh mi and explore Ho An’s ceramic art scene, you could even try your hand at a potter’s wheel. Demi Moore eat your heart out. Day 5: Danang Take a day trip to Danang, it’s just 40 minutes’ drive from Hoi An. Ignore the name and seek out Con Market – mingle with the locals and follow their lead, ordering fresh rice paper rolls and fruit desserts. Surrounded by beaches, order enough provisions for a picnic and spend the afternoon lazing on platinum-white sand. Binh Thanh beach is right in the centre of Danang city, so pack your togs and snooze beneath a thatched parasol. Return to Hoi An come nightfall and depart the following morning. Day: 6: Depart Hoi An. A morning in Hoi An at your own leisure, before your afternoon flight or onward journey. > Learn more about Vietnam > View all of our Vietnam deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Vietnam Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.