Vietnam is a charming land in the lap of Mother Nature and anyone could experience it on a holiday. The natural beauty of Vietnam seems to have influenced the minds and souls of the native people also… and then the warm welcome by VietnamTourPedia team added icing on the cake.
We have been for a long time planning to take a trip to Vietnam with family, but due to one or the other reason it was getting postponed. This time too, a thought arose if we should take the trip as this year we had our 8 months our baby daughter with us. But we made up our minds that nothing would stop us this time. We chose the Halong Bay as our travel destination in Vietnam and booked the Halong Bay Tours 2 Days / 1 Night package.
Although we were initially a bit concerned if Vietnam’s climatic conditions would suit our baby, our fears were dispelled when we reached Hanoi city where she was still as bubbly as ever. We were warmly welcomed, picked up by the travel company staff, and dropped at a hotel where we freshened ourselves, had our breakfasts and got ready to go the Halong Bay. It was a 3 hours long drive by van. The van was new, luxurious and comfortable. The journey did not make us tired at all.
Upon arrival to the Halong Bay, we were warmly welcomed by the teh cruise crew and its staffs and provided a nice drink and lunch. The staff helped us unload our luggage from the van and brought it to our clean and comfortable cabin where we were to stay that night. The cabin had a large bed with clean new sheets on them. The view of the Bay from the window was beautiful. The bathroom had nice shower. When we got freshened up, we were taken for sightseeing.
Halong Bay cruise in such a beautiful sightseeing destination. No wonder it has been chosen by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Destination twice. We were shown many karsts of different shapes that resembled a human head, a tea pot, a lion, a toad and so on. Nature had wonderful drawn beautiful arts using the land itself. We visited the Sung Sot Cave. Our guide was a lot informative about the place. His descriptions sounded quiet interesting and everyone was keen listening to him. Some of our co-passengers spent their time swimming in the crystal clear waters while we enjoyed the sun bath for a long time.
Late in the evening, we were taken to a restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious dinner and then back to our cabins to retire for the night. We could sense care in the services offered by the staff when two of them approached us to ask if we needed any special amenity for our baby at night. We had a peaceful sleep in the cabin that night. The next morning we were taken for cruising through the Van Gia floating village which was an amazing experience. We enjoyed the kayaking too. We visited some other beautiful places too and finally returned back to the Hanoi City in the evening. Tour guide and cruise staff took great efforts to make our journey an enjoyable one.