Their love for travel and exploration led them to explore the beautiful landscape of Vietnam. On a 7 day romantic trip to Vietnam, Sohel and his wife witnessed the dynamic Vietnamese culture through their food, markets, landscape, and lovely people.
Travel Cost: INR 99,500
Travel Duration: 6 nights/7 days
Agent Name: Indochina Charming Travel
Inclusions: Flight tickets, transfers, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, and sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, and visa stamping fees,
My wife and I love to travel to an international destination every year. Last year we visited Thailand, and this time around, we wanted to visit Vietnam. We read a lot about the country, and seeing as it wasn’t too costly or commercialized, a trip to Vietnam felt like the best out of the options we had.
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While searching for travel companies, a friend of ours recommended TravelTriangle, as he had traveled with them on a trip to Mauritius. He gave us positive reviews, which helped us quickly make our mind on where to look for a trip to Vietnam.
I normally prefer going on a trip to a certain destination for not more than 4-5 days, but this time we chose a 6 nights/7 days package to Vietnam. It was because my wife had identified this beautiful place, Nha Trang, after reading multiple blogs on the TravelTriangle website. I requested Praveen from TravelTriangle to include Nha Trang in our package. To which, he duly obliged, and prepared for us an enticing, value-for-money romantic trip to Vietnam.
Day 1: Arriving in Ho Chi Minh
We took a midnight flight from Hyderabad and arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at 2 pm. After that, a driver was present for a pickup and drop to the Lavender Hotel Central. The first day of our trip to Vietnam had nothing on the itinerary, which allowed us to relax and recover from our long and tiresome flight journey.
In the evening, we wandered out to the night market with a motive of tasting the famous Vietnamese Pho noodles. The local food was delicious, as it gave a familiar oriental taste with a refreshing aroma of herbs and spices. After dinner, we returned to the hotel and called it a night.
Day 2: Exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels
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After breakfast, we went a half-day sightseeing tour to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Barely a few hours from Ho Chi Minh, lay an amazing 200-km network of underground tunnels that was used during the Vietnam War.
After a guided tour of the tunnels, we were amazed to the see the level of sacrifice and hardship faced by the people of Vietnam to win a war against the US and its allies in Vietnam. Our adventurous tour ended in the afternoon and we returned to our hotel by 4 pm.
In the evening, we checked out of the hotel for a flight to Hanoi. We arrived in Hanoi at 10 pm and checked into the Hanoi Focus Hotel for the night.
Day 3&4: A scenic Halong Bay Cruise
After breakfast, we checked out of Hanoi and transferred to Halong Bay for a two-day cruise tour. The cruise had couples from all around the world, which gave us a great opportunity to learn about different cultures. The weather in Halong Bay was pleasant and much better than in Ho Chi Minh.
Our cruise was a fun-filled experience that included snorkeling, cooking classes, and live performances. On our first day, we visited many beautiful islets in Halong Bay, where we could swim, snorkel, and kayak. The evening went by enjoying a barbeque dinner, live music, and conversations with other couples.
On the final day, we visited the biggest cave in Vietnam- Surprise Cave. The cruise was exceptionally well planned, as everything went as per schedule.The food served and service provided was impeccable, as the staff gave their full effort to make us feel at home during those two days on the ship.
We deboarded the cruise at 5 pm, and traveled back to Hanoi. After arriving, we checked in again at the Hanoi Focus Hotel. Our trip to Vietnam was so nicely planned by TravelTriangle, that they made sure our stay in Hanoi was on a weekend so that we could enjoy the amazing weekend night market.
After exploring the vibrant night market and having a tasty dinner, we returned to the hotel for the night.
Day 5: Flight to Nha Trang
The next morning, we had breakfast and checked out of the hotel for our flight to Nha Trang. We were supposed to fly out at 1 pm, but our flight got delayed by three hours. Our plans of exploring Nha Trang took a major hit as we arrived in Nha Trang at 6 pm and checked into the Maple Leaf Hotel.
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We spent the remainder our evening exploring the night market in Nha Trang. After dinner, we had a very romantic stroll at the walking street, to end a not-so-perfect day on a lovely note.
Day 6: Island tour in Nha Trang
The next morning, we departed for an Island tour in Nha Trang. First up, we visited the Mun Island where we enjoyed and sunbathed at the beautiful white-sand beach. Afterwards, we were provided lunch on the cruise which was a mixture of Vietnamese and Chinese food.
Post lunch, our cruise arrived at Mot Island. Yet another unexplored island within the shores of Vietnam where we could relax, and marvel at the beautiful coral reefs. Over here, the cruise staff gave us an hour extra for the people who wished to snorkel in the crystal clear waters.
Our cruise ended at 5 pm back at Nha Trang, from where we were transferred back to the hotel. In the evening, we went to an amazing eatery called Ganesh restaurant, that served delicious Indian food. A much needed Indian meal after six days provided us with a nostalgic end to our stay in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Flying back home from Hanoi
The Vietnamese domestic flight system continued to surprise us, as our flight back to Ho Chi Minh was preponed by three hours. As a result, we had an early morning check out from Nha Trang and arrived in Ho Chi Minh by 10 am.
We kept our luggage at the airport in the cloak room, and explored Ho Chi Minh a little more as we still had seven hours for our flight back to India.
Vietnam was an amazing experience that broadened our horizon and understanding towards the culture in the Indochina region. In many ways, Vietnam is quite similar to India as the place is rich in culture and history. Through our love for travel and exploration, this trip to Vietnam gave us time to reconnect with each other on an emotional level.
- The bonding between the couples on the Halong Bay cruise was so great that by the time we deboarded, we became friends.
- The local cuisine in Vietnam was very delicious and we would love to have more of it back in India.
Tips to travelers:
- Night markets are the best place for travelers to try local cuisine.
- Hanoi is famous for leather products. It is a good places to buy shoes at reasonable prices.
- The domestic flight system in Vietnam is pretty crazy. Flights get pre-poned and postponed on a frequent basis.
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