Night of Love combo package for $27,000
Banyan Tree Lang Co in Phu Loc district of central Thua Thien-Hue province has launched a luxury combo package for couples.
For $27,000, you’ll stay three days and two nights in a million-dollar villa nestled on the mountainside. There will be a Thai-style afternoon tea at Saffron Restaurant, a cocktail reception at Love Night Villa followed by dinner.
Dinner at Banyan Tree Lang Co Resort. Photo courtesy of the station
The package includes a diamond ring for the lady.
Built on Lang Co Bay, famous for its pristine beaches, majestic mountains and tropical forests, the resort has 72 villas.
From there, you can visit Hue and its Imperial Citadel and Hoi An, two UNESCO heritage sites.
Last year, the resort was named one of Asia’s top 30 by British magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
A $7,000 night in a 6-star hotel
Bay View Villa at Amanoi Resort in south-central Ninh Thuan province overlooking Vinh Hy Bay offers stays up to $7,000 a night, making it the most expensive resort in the country.
Bay View Villa at Amanoi Resort. Photo courtesy of Amanoi Resort
It has five bedrooms, a swimming pool, lots of greenery and an idyllic atmosphere. It features a blend of contemporary and traditional Vietnamese architecture, and all rooms offer stunning views of Vinh Hy Bay and pristine beaches.
The price includes private transfer from Cam Ranh airport, free soft drinks from minibar, private electric car, daily afternoon tea, wellness and yoga classes and water sports.
Located in Nui Chua National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Amanoi was Vietnam’s first six-star resort and has 36 villas in total.
You can also kayak and catamaran, dive to explore the coral reefs of Vinh Hy Bay, learn about Cham culture, and climb to the top of Chua Mountain at 1,000 meters above sea level.
$3,000 expedition to Son Doong
Before the Covid pandemic hit the country in early 2020, a four-day expedition to Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh cost 69.8 million VND ($3,000), the private tour operator Oxalis being the only one authorized to take tourists to Son Doong.
A tourist takes a boat to cross a river inside Son Doong cave in Quang Binh province, 2021. Photo by Ngo Tran Hai An
Only 1,000 people are allowed to visit the world’s largest cave each year due to environmental concerns.
Provincial authorities only allow visits to the cave between January and August, and the cave is closed in other months to allow its ecosystem to recover.
During the expedition, tourists can explore the cave with a specialist, cross unique underground tropical forests, cross rivers above and below ground, and climb the 90-meter “Great Wall of Vietnam” at the end of the cave with ropes and ladders. .
The trip price also includes airport pickup, a two-night hotel stay, three meals a day, and snacks.
Each tour group has a maximum of only 10 guests but 30 people are needed to serve them – 22 porters who carry their luggage and also food for the four-day trip, five security assistants, an international guide, an expert in caves, two chiefs, and a ranger.
The 1,000 slots for 2022 are reserved while around a hundred people, mainly foreigners, have already reserved for 2023.
Fly over Ha Long Bay
In 2019, the North Vietnam Helicopter Company launched a tour that allowed tourists to view Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO heritage site, from the air.
After being suspended for a long time due to the Covid, the service should resume this month.
A 10-minute tour costs around 2.4 million VND (over $100) per person.
A helicopter flies over Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh province. Photo courtesy of North Vietnam Helicopter Company
People who take off from Tuan Chau Heliport can see Thien Cung Cave, Ti Top Island and other beautiful islets.
A 15-minute trip for 3.6 million VND takes them over Thien Cung Cave, Trong Mai Islet, Sung Sot Cave, Ti Top Island, Bai Chay Bridge and the Rieu Island.
A 30-minute jaunt, the most popular, costs 7.35 million VND ($321).
Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a four-hour drive east of Hanoi, is famous for its karst limestone mountains rising from emerald waters and has been voted one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the world by the Swiss organization New Open World in 2011.