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Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 1 - 18 Dec 2019

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Content: Started our honeymoon with a 22 hours Korean Air Flight from San Francisco International Airport to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Clean, big and busiest airport in Vietnam. It was very crowded.

Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City, Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City, Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City, Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh

Content: Took a 30 min drive To our hotel, rooms were spacious and clean. Lake view from hotel was amazing and the staff were well behaved.

Independence Palace

Ho Chi Minh City, Independence Palace

Content: Dropping of our luggage, we went for city tour, visited our first place which was Independence Palace, which was the home and workplace of the french governor of Cochin-China. A great place to know the history, nice design And decor.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Ho Chi Minh City, Notre Dame Cathedral

Content: With a short walk reached Notre Dame Cathedral, it is Impressive religious center for Vietnam. One of the oldest church But there are many other better cathedrals.

War Remnants Museum

Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum

Content: War Remnants Museum is a war museum, which contains exhibits relating to the first Indochina war. great detail to military equipment.

Poke Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, Poke Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Poke Saigon

Content: Visited a Hawaiian restaurant for our dinner, made our poke bowl it was fresh and healthy.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2 - 19 Dec 2019

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Content: After a delicious breakfast, took a 30 min drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, from where we had flight to Cam Ranh International Airport.

Location: Nha Trang

Day 2 - 19 Dec 2019

Cam Ranh International Airport

Nha Trang, Cam Ranh International Airport

Content: Took a 1 hour VietJet Air Flight from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Cam Ranh International Airport, small and clear airport, no much options for food are available.

Alana Nha Trang Beach Hotel

Nha Trang, Alana Nha Trang Beach Hotel
Nha Trang, Alana Nha Trang Beach Hotel
Nha Trang, Alana Nha Trang Beach Hotel

Content: Checked-in to a hotel, with an hour drive from airport. Good clean beach facing hotel where all staff are smiling, which makes our day.

Rainbow Divers-Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Rainbow Divers-Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Rainbow Divers-Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Rainbow Divers-Nha Trang

Content: In the evening we went to Rainbow Divers-Nha Trang, this place provides best diving experience, they provided us basic training before diving. With right instructors to right equipment they have everything.

Sailing Club Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Sailing Club Nha Trang

Content: Taking a short walk to Sailing Club Nha Trang, we ordered sea food platter. It was good in taste but it was overpriced.

Location: Nha Trang

Day 3 - 20 Dec 2019

Ponagar Tower

Nha Trang, Ponagar Tower
Nha Trang, Ponagar Tower
Nha Trang, Ponagar Tower

Content: Had breakfast and started exploring the city first place we visited was Ponagar Tower, it is a historic place, you can get to know some art works, their writing, music and culture.

Long Son Pagoda

Nha Trang, Long Son Pagoda
Nha Trang, Long Son Pagoda

Content: With a 15 min drive reached long son pagoda, known for its large buddha structure on crest which can be seen anywhere from town. Lot of steps to climb but its worth it as we saw 360 view of the town.

Quán Chay Thi Duyt

Nha Trang, Quán Chay Thi Duyt

Content: Stepping down from temple we had our lunch, delicious and tasty vegetarian food the serving was quick but seating was not proper.

Dam Market

Nha Trang, Dam Market
Nha Trang, Dam Market
Nha Trang, Dam Market

Content: Went for shopping at Dam Market, good and largest shopping market in Nha Trang, need bargain skills. Very much crowded. Later returned back to our hotel.

Location: Nha Trang

Day 4 - 21 Dec 2019

Tri Nguyen Aquarium

Nha Trang, Tri Nguyen Aquarium
Nha Trang, Tri Nguyen Aquarium

Content: There was nothing much to explore so we started our morning visiting a aquarium, the aquarium needs to be maintained, seal show was good.

Hon Mun Island

Nha Trang, Hon Mun Island
Nha Trang, Hon Mun Island
Nha Trang, Hon Mun Island

Content: With a short fairy ride we went to Hon Mun Island, perfect spot for snorkel and dive. We took a swim on the crystal clear beach spending the afternoon with the corals.

Cruise Boat

Nha Trang, Cruise Boat

Content: In the evening we had a romantic cruise boat ride on Nha Trang Bay, watching sunset between the center of ocean was an amazing experience.

Ngon Gallery Nha Trang Restaurant

Nha Trang, Ngon Gallery Nha Trang Restaurant
Nha Trang, Ngon Gallery Nha Trang Restaurant

Content: We ordered chili lobsters and the black pepper lobsters for dinner, it was very tasty and fresh.

Location: Nha Trang

Day 5 - 22 Dec 2019

Cam Ranh International Airport

Nha Trang, Cam Ranh International Airport

Content: With a quick bite we took a short drive to Cam Ranh International Airport from where we had our flight to Hanoi.

Location: Hanoi

Day 5 - 22 Dec 2019

Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport

Content: We took a 2 hours Vietnam Airlines flight from Cam Ranh International Airport to Noi Bai International Airport. Clean, good service and easy to transit.

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera

Content: Checked-in to hotel with a 2 hour drive from airport, good location near to shops, the staff is welcoming.

Duong's Restaurant

Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant
Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant
Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant

Content: Dropping of our luggage we had lunch, good restaurant with Vietnamese decor, we ordered mushroom spring rolls and tuna steak which were very delicious.

Old Quarter

Hanoi, Old Quarter
Hanoi, Old Quarter
Hanoi, Old Quarter

Content: After lunch, we walked towards old quarter street which is known for clothing, jewellery, bags and shoes, each street has Something different to offer. Bargaining skills are required.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Hanoi, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Content: Visited Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, puppet show is traditional entertainment of Vietnamese which denotes their culture in story form.

Location: Hanoi

Day 6 - 23 Dec 2019

Lake of the Restored Sword

Hanoi, Lake of the Restored Sword

Content: visited lake of the Restored Sword which is fresh water lake located in Hanoi, nothing special Just a place to spend leisure time.

Ngoc Son temple

Hanoi, Ngoc Son temple

Content: Ngoc Son temple is temple surrounded by a lake and a pagoda in the centre on a small island. There are giant turtles for display.

Temple of Literature

Hanoi, Temple of Literature
Hanoi, Temple of Literature
Hanoi, Temple of Literature

Content: Temple of Literature represents traditional-style Vietnamese architecture, it is most picturesque tourist attractions. A well maintained beautiful place with Lot of history.

West Lake

Hanoi, West Lake

Content: West Lake is biggest water lake of Hanoi, good place to feel sunset. But nothing out of the box.

Thanh Nien

Hanoi, Thanh Nien

Content: Thanh Nien is a street also known as love street for couples, lake view on both the side makes it special.

Home Hanoi Restaurant

Hanoi, Home Hanoi Restaurant
Hanoi, Home Hanoi Restaurant

Content: Had grilled oysters for dinner, Outdoor seating gave us amazing view while having our dinner. The staff was very attentive and the service was up to the mark.

Location: Hanoi

Day 7 - 24 Dec 2019

Halong Bay

Hanoi, Halong Bay
Hanoi, Halong Bay

Content: Had Breakfast, started our journey towards Halong Bay which was 3 hours journey from Haanoi. Halong Bay is known for its stunning limestone mountains, and it is declared as world heritage site by UNESCO.

Location: Halong Bay

Day 7 - 24 Dec 2019

Wooden Junk Boat

Halong Bay, Wooden Junk Boat
Halong Bay, Wooden Junk Boat

Content: As soon as we reached bay met the crew and boarded traditional wooden junk boat well known in Vietnam.

Wooden Junk Boat

Halong Bay, Wooden Junk Boat
Halong Bay, Wooden Junk Boat

Content: After boarding the wooden junk, the crew served food which was an amazing experience and the taste and hospitality was top-notch.

Ti Top Island

Halong Bay, Ti Top Island
Halong Bay, Ti Top Island
Halong Bay, Ti Top Island

Content: Started climbing the summit of this island, the view from top was amazing, need to be careful while desending. The Weather was a issue.

Ba Hang

Halong Bay, Ba Hang
Halong Bay, Ba Hang

Content: Ba Hang is a floating village known as fishing village of Halong Bay. The local fisherman gave us tips and tricks for fishing, the fisherman were very knowledgeable we got to know why this village was known as fishing village.

Emperor Cruise

Halong Bay, Emperor Cruise
Halong Bay, Emperor Cruise

Content: Returned back and boarded our cruise, and enjoyed sunset from the deck, had cocktail and dinner on the water. This was the best experience Halong Bay gave us.

Location: Halong Bay

Day 8 - 25 Dec 2019

Emperor Cruise

Halong Bay, Emperor Cruise

Content: Our Morning started with morning tai chi session which is basically stretching exercise with the sunrise on the Bay.

Halong Bay Caves

Halong Bay, Halong Bay Caves
Halong Bay, Halong Bay Caves

Content: After Breakfast, we went to limestone grotto which is also known as limestone caves. The structure were amazing and scary at the same time. Need fitness as it needs to climb and decent.

Halong Bay Boarding point

Halong Bay, Halong Bay Boarding point
Halong Bay, Halong Bay Boarding point

Content: Returned back to Halong Bay boarding point, disembarked the cruise and started our journey back to Hanoi. Night in cruise will always be remembered.`

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Halong Bay, Hilton Hanoi Opera
Halong Bay, Hilton Hanoi Opera
Halong Bay, Hilton Hanoi Opera

Content: With a 3 hour drive from Halong Bay we reached back to our hotel in Hanoi. The location was good and staff was welcoming.

Location: Hanoi

Day 8 - 25 Dec 2019

Souvenir Shopping

Hanoi, Souvenir Shopping
Hanoi, Souvenir Shopping

Content: In evening we walked through the street and visited a shop, were we bought a beautiful souvenir for remembering our honey moon in Vietnam for Life long.

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera

Content: Had dinner at the hotel itself and the food was amazing in taste and portion. The price was bit less then any other 5 star hotels.

Location: Hanoi

Day 9 - 26 Dec 2019

Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport

Content: Took a 2 hr drive from hotel and reached airport, later we took a 23 hours Vietnam Airlines flight from Noi Bai International Airport to San Francisco International Airport. The flight was very comfortable and crew was very attentive.