Envision a holiday, surrounded by exquisite beaches, exploring mountains by bike, visiting Buddhist pagodas, navigating bustling cities and indulging in epicurean delights! Tranquil Escapes takes you on this holiday to one of the Gems of Indochina…Vietnam! Chào bạn!

Surrounded on the west by Laos and Cambodia, replete with mountains, beaches, lakes and rivers, Vietnam is an astonishingly beautiful country. Its history is compelling and its people welcoming. Vietnam is a good getaway option for a long weekend or can be clubbed with Cambodia and/or Laos if you have more days on hand. All-in-all a perfect holiday destination indeed!

The hub-hub of cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (Saigaon) can be perfectly balanced with the peace and tranquility of Halong Bay or the terraced steppes of Sapa.

Good time to Visit: September to March

Duration: 7 to 10 days

Ideal for: History & Culture, Food


  • Hanoi

    Hop in to a taxi or put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore this city’s myriad offerings! The cultural capital of Vietnam with historical significance to boot, this city offers you broad boulevards, lakes, parks, hundreds of temples and pagodas and sites like the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison to explore. Visit the Old Quarter and become a part of the chaos that defines this area..narrow streets teeming with pedestrians and motor bikes, vendors in conical straw hats, stalls with local street food waiting to be sampled! Hanoi is a delightful blend of the French inspired architecture and the more modern construction that is fast taking over the cityscape.

  • Halong Bay

    A spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay promises to leave you mesmerized! Take a boat cruise or if you feel adventurous rent a kayak to get an up-close look at the limestone islands and unique rock formations that define this Bay. Study the rich biodiversity of Halong Bay or just soak in the tranquility that this Bay offers. Its one of a kind!

  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigaon)

    A popular tourist destination Ho Chi Minh City is the commercial hub of the country. A fast paced, sure footed, energetic city, it has emerged from its past to become Vietnam’s largest city. This sprawling city offers you the best of both worlds, roof top restaurants offering you excellent world cuisine and street stalls offering you sumptuous Vietnamese fare, tall sleek skyscrapers and classic French architecture. As you get taken in by the sparkle of this city, don’t forget to visit the War Remnants Museum which depicts the turmoil of the Vietnamese War. This city of opposites will ensure that you have been hooked for life!

  • Mekong Delta Cruise

    Take a cruise on the Mekong River, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes by the river. Early in the morning you can visit the floating markets, spend the day passing through some tree lined canals or go on shore and experience the life of the farmers!

  • Epicurean Adventures

    Rice and noodles with soup, stir fry, fragrant broths! Vietnamese cuisine is popular world over. Get your slice of this culinary delight! Wander the streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, sampling the best of street food as you go along. It’s a guarantee that once you’ve sampled the local food, you will fall in love with it. Well, carry the love home! Join a cooking class, learn Vietnamese cooking from scratch. Shop for ingredients with the chef and learn all the subtleties of Vietnamese cooking. That’s a sure fire way to carry a slice of Vietnam back home.


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