pallavi vietnam family trip: together on cruise

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With stunning hills, historic landmarks, and a mysticism that entices vagabonds to visit, Vietnam is a marvelous country to explore with your family. Don’t believe us? Take a look at how Pallavi booked a thrilling Vietnam tour package and had the most enjoyable journey of her life with her three BFFs, all within their budget.

Trip Type: A Fun Family Trip
Trip Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days
Trip Cost: INR 86,663/-
Agent Name: S Viet Travel
Inclusions: Airport Transfers, Accommodation, Breakfast, Local Transfers, English Speaking Guide, Entry Tickets, All Taxes
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance

pallavi vietnam family trip: near cab
pallavi vietnam family trip: mekong rest stop

To me, travel is about getting lost in a blissful place and leaving behind all worries or the world and work. It’s about crafting new memories with your loved ones that you may cherish for life. The impulse or the urge to travel is what enables me to live life to the fullest!

Vietnam is a must visit holiday destination in Asia, and needless to say, one of the cheapest. It receives travelers from around the world owing to its beautiful natural landscapes, scenic views, and delicious street food. And to experience it all, I and my family booked ourselves a 5 nights 6 days travel package to Vietnam. We had come across TravelTriangle’s easy to access and neat website on Google and we chose this portal for our holiday bookings because of the excellent reviews it had received.

They took great care of all our concerns throughout the trip and let us mould it the way we wanted to. Our agent was constantly on toes to help us out with everything we demanded. Once all bookings were in place, we set off to the fascinating land of Vietnam.

Our 6 Days Family Trip To Vietnam

Now here is a glimpse of what we experienced here:

DAY 1: A warm welcome at Vietnam!

pallavi vietnam family trip: with kins

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We boarded our flight from Bangalore and reached Ho Chi Minh city early in the morning after a comfortable journey. We found our driver waiting for us at the exit as soon as we came out of the airport, and within a mere 45 minutes we had even reached our hotel – Bloom Saigon.

pallavi vietnam family trip: street shopping
pallavi vietnam family trip: in a shop

After reaching the hotel we took rest for a few hours and had lunch in an Indian restaurant outside. We spent the rest of the day merely roaming about and exploring our localities.

DAY 2: A fascinating boat ride and scary canal ride in Mekong Delta

pallavi vietnam family trip: boat ride
pallavi vietnam family trip: standing near mekong rest stop

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After a filling breakfast, we proceeded to Mekong Delta to kickstart our 5 nights family trip to Vietnam. Our tour guide picked us from the hotel and dropped us at the bus stop from where we were to take our bus to Mekong Delta. It’s a four hour journey from Ho Chi Minh city to Mekong Delta, which is famous as the place where the Mekong river empties into the sea.

pallavi vietnam family trip: boat ride selfie
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing with snake
pallavi vietnam family trip: fish lunch

Upon reaching the Mekong we took a boat ride to cross the river, and the view was simply breathtaking! Then we visited some of the local places around that mesmerized us with their natural beauty and allowed us to connect ourselves with the core culture and traditions of Vietnam.

pallavi vietnam family trip: posing near river
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing near mekong river
pallavi vietnam family trip: with guide

Post that we went for boating through the narrow canals. Though it was a bit scary, we enjoyed the adrenaline rush it gave us! Later, we had lunch in a traditional Vietnamese restaurant where we gorged on delicious dishes of chicken, prawns, ‘pho’, rice, fish, and many more.

pallavi vietnam family trip: near restaurant
pallavi vietnam family trip: vietnamese food lunch
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing with guide

After a filling lunch and a mind blowing experience of touring the Mekong Delta we took some rest and returned to Ho Chi Minh in the evening.

DAY 3: Transfer to Hanoi and a charming city tour

pallavi vietnam family trip: in vietnamese rickshaw

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Hanoi was the next destination of our action-packed Vietnam trip. A pleasant weather greeted us as we landed in Hanoi and met our travel guide who escorted us to our hotel – Era Hotel. The hotel was a royal one and we loved everything from the ambience, location, to the services.

pallavi vietnam family trip: with vietnamese friends
pallavi vietnam family trip: vietnamese goods while shopping

Luckily, we found an Indian restaurant nearby where we had an awesome lunch. Later in the evening, we went to the local market for shopping. Hanoi is indeed the best place for street shopping! We bought so many things like perfumes, T-shirts, earrings, antique home decor items, bags, footwear, and much more. We also indulged in a spa therapy which turned out to be the most relaxing thing after a tiring day.

pallavi vietnam family trip: posing near palace
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing outside palace
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing near temple of literature

Next, we visited The Temple of Literature, the oldest university in Hanoi which was built in 1800. After that, we went to the Ho Chi Minh palace where the president of Vietnam resides. At the same time, we also visited The Parliament.

pallavi vietnam family trip: our vietnam guide throughout the journey
pallavi vietnam family trip: hanoi tour collage

The palace is a beautiful one and one must watch the Presidential Guard of Honour when they’re here. The day was well spent and we hope we could visit Hanoi again someday!

DAY 4: Sailing on a lavish cruise at Halong Bay

pallavi vietnam family trip: pallavi with sister

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These two days that we spent on the cruise were the most exciting! We started from Hanoi towards Halong Bay in the morning and it took us around 3.5 hours to reach. After some quick snacks at the port, we were taken to the main cruise via a small boat. This was the first cruise experience for all of us and we were very excited.

pallavi vietnam family trip: cruise collage
pallavi vietnam family trip: together on cruise

The Oriental Sails cruise was unbeatably beautiful and the rooms were quite spacious. During lunch, we were served typical Vietnamese food that we thoroughly enjoyed. After lunch we hung about the deck and our rooms, reveling in each other’s company.

pallavi vietnam family trip: oriental sails cruise
pallavi vietnam family trip: while dining

In the evening we went for a boat ride over a glistening river that took us through lofty mountains. It was a fabulous experience of sailing through one of the most peaceful places we had ever been to.

pallavi vietnam family trip: restaurant in cruise
pallavi vietnam family trip: while dining at restaurant in cruise

After returning to the cruise we were greeted by an enormous party, where we danced the night away, played cards, sang songs, took lots of amazing pictures, and gorged on sumptuous delicacies laid out for us. I haven’t had such fun in years!

DAY 5: Returning to Hanoi after a visit to the Cave of Surprises

pallavi vietnam family trip: sitting on rocks while boating

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The next morning we had a hearty breakfast while the boat made its way back to the post in Hanoi. On the way, we stopped at the Cave of Surprises. These beautiful set of caves are known for their stalagmite and stalactite formations and appear other-wordly, yet stunning from inside.

pallavi vietnam family trip: groupfie on cruise
pallavi vietnam family trip: with malaysian friend on the cruise
pallavi vietnam family trip: with malaysian friend in cruise
pallavi vietnam family trip: posing on cruise

After touring these wondrous caves, we had a chance to go to the river and engage in some watersports.

pallavi vietnam family trip: boating at halong

We returned to our hotel in Hanoi at around 4:30 PM, post which we spent our leisure time simply relaxing in our rooms after the exhausting boat ride.

DAY 6: Goodbye Vietnam!

pallavi vietnam family trip: dining at airport groupfie

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It was our last day in Vietnam, but we didn’t feel like leaving this amazing country! Nevertheless, we packed our bags and were escorted to the airport from the hotel. We took our flight from Hanoi to Singapore from where we had our connecting flight.

pallavi vietnam family trip: dining at airport
pallavi vietnam family trip: sitting at airport

We landed at the beautiful Changi Airport and the first thing we did was rush to an Indian restaurant to have a fine Indian lunch. After a filling meal, we boarded our flight from Changi to Bangalore.

All in all, it was a splendid experience and we hope to visit the beautiful land of Vietnam again. We would like to thank TravelTriangle and S Viet for the commendable arrangements and for providing us an awesome holiday experience in Vietnam.

Our WOW Moments On The Trip: Mekong Delta | Street shopping in Hanoi | Cruising over Halong Bay | Boat ride in Halong | Cave of Surprises | Vietnamese food

Tips For Future Travelers:

  • Vietnamese cuisine is one of the best in the world with various options for vegetarians, so one needn’t worry about food on their tour.
  • Hanoi has the best places for street shopping.
  • Book your Vietnam tour package only from TravelTriangle for a hassle-free holiday experience.

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