We are workers in a factory which produces soft drink. We worked almost every month for 1 year. But in winter, factory will close for winter vacation in 3 months. And at this time, our factory often presents for staff a trip. Last year we travellled to Thailand and now we want to explore Vietnam. Actually our company doens’t not pay for all. They paid 60% and we must pay 40% by ourself. But It’s OK. Travelling in Asia is cheap.
The northern tour
The first day, we arrived in Ha Noi in early morning. We departed to join Ha Noi tour. We visited West Lake, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, …After visiting them, we stay at hotel at 36 Old Quarter HaNoi. We walked around to buy souvenir and enjoy local food.
From the second to the fourth day, we left Ha Noi and arrived in Quang Ninh. Then we took a private boat to cruise on Ha Long bay. We were very surprised about Ha Long beautiful site. We found the service there was very good when we were on the cruise ship in 3 day. Ha Long bay, one of the 7 Natural Wonders in the world, is very beautiful.
The fifth day, we left Ha Long and departed to Quang Binh. On the way we visited Kim Lien Village, a childhood village of uncle Ho, who is a great president of Vietnam. Coming to Quang Binh, we had lunch and got on sampan to transfer to Phong Nha cave, which is the largest cave in the world. It’s so amazing and colorful. Beside we also heard about Dark cave, Paradise cave and Swallow cave. It’s fantastic, too. We will come back later in the future to explore these caves.
The central tour
The sixth day, we didn’t not only explore Vietnam‘s beautiful sites but also learned about the history of this small country with Vinh Moc tunnels, Hien Luong bridge and Ben Hai river. We arrived in Hue in the evening and stayed there for 1 night.
The seventh day, with Hue tour we visited the Citadel, Royal tombs with Khai Dinh, Tu Duc and Minh Mang. Thien Mu pagoda and cruised on Perfume River. In the evening we listened Hue Folk Songs also. Tour Hue left a deep impression in my memories: peaceful atmosphere, delicious food and sweet girls.
The Eighth day, We departed to Hoi An. On the way, we visited Hai Van pass, Marble Mountains and My Son Holy Land. We stayed at a hotel inside Hoi An Ancient Town. In the evening we walked around and enjoyed some local food. It’s so amazing, especially “Banh My” street style.
The southern tour
The Ninth day, we spent half day transferring to Nha Trang and stayed at a resort with Bungalows on the beach. That is a beautiful and modern beach city. The next day, we would depart to sightsee Ponagar temple and play in Vinpearl Land. After that we cruised on the beach to visit islands such as Monkey island, Swallow island, Pearl Clam island, … Then we stayed in Nha Trang once more night before our trip to Da Lat.
The Tenth day, We arrived in Da Lat at 10h00 am and started to watch Love Valley, Bao Dai palace, Flower Garden, Liang Biang Mountain and Camly waterfall. After checked in hotel, in the evening we rent bicycles to visit around Da Lat by night, felt the cold air and enjoyed hot food at Da Lat market.
The Eleventh day, we transferred to Ho Chi Minh city and had free time there.
The Twelfth day, we arrived Western area and began Mekong Delta tour. This trip was so fantastic and we had more experience there. We got on sampan to cruise on Mekong river, enjoyed fresh fruits and visited tropical fruits garden. Then we visited coconut candy making village, we can try to make coconut candy also. Having finishing journey, we returned to Ho Chi Minh city and that day was the last day we stayed in Viet Nam. The next day we would transfer to the airport to come back home.
I had a lot of days to explore Viet Nam. That is an impressive memories we will never forget. Good bye Vietnam. We will come back soon.