Vietnam was on our travel bucket list for a while and we finally decided to go in February 2020. It was one of our best travel experience despite the difficult context (the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak). Vietnam is vibrant and picturesque and will fulfill any adventurer.
It’s also a cheap destination, we’ve spent in average 938,910 Vietnamese Dong or £33 a day, as eating out is super cheap, even in bigger cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. Some of the typical (and delicious) dishes to try are the Morning Glory, the Pho, Noodle Soup, Fried rice, Nems and the delicious Vietnamese coffee.
Our holiday wasn’t the cheapest holiday as we stayed in five-star hotels but it’s definitely possible to travel to Vietnam on a budget if you want to. There are plenty of very decent hostels to choose from for less than £10 a night. 5-star hotels in Vietnam are of course expensive, but still way more affordable than accommodations in Europe.
We traveled to Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh and internal flights to travel from a city to another were very affordable (we used Vietnam airline). There are lots of great outdoors activities to do in Vietnam and we’ll let you know which ones we picked.
Click next to read about our first stop in Hanoi.