Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.
Vietnam`s Climate can be divided a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes it sometimes feel quite uncomfortable.
The Vietnamese Dong is the currency of Viet Nam
Average conversational rate 1 VND = INR 0.00286
A good shopping session in Vietnam might start off with clothing, especially tailored suits and dresses made from quality fabrics including silk. Many women tourists also buy ao dai to fit their size. These are the traditional Vietnamese long blouse and pants made in light, floaty, material, perfect for warm weather. Many young local fashion designers have learned to to take inspiration from both Vietnamese and Western styles, making their designs more attractive.
Day 1: Hanoi
Fly into Hanoi and visit sites such as the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Ethnology Museum. Take an overnight train to Sapa.
Day 2-3: Sapa
Arrive in Sapa and spend the day hiking through the Hoang Lien mountain range and rice paddies. Meet local Vietnamese tribes in their villages and consider staying with a local family rather than at a hotel. Spend your second day in Sapa hiking through bamboo forests and visiting Giang Ta Chai waterfall, the Muong Hoa River, and the villages of Giang Ta Chai and Supan. Take an overnight train back to Hanoi at the end of Day 3.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay
After returning to Hanoi, be picked up for your tour of Ha Long Bay. Spend the next night on the ship and explore the thousands of islets, caves, and rock formations. Enjoy water activities such as swimming, kayaking, or visiting a pearl farm.
Day 5-6: Cat Ba Island
Explore Cat Ba National Park and choose between relaxing on the beach or hiking to the top of the mountain for a stunning view of the entire bay. Spend the night on the island before returning to Hanoi foryour last day.
Day 7: Hanoi
Spend the morning picking up some souvenirs in the Old Quarter and depart for your home country in the afternoon.
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