Monday, August 29, 2016

Adventures in Vietnam

If adventure is in your blood, then Vietnam is a good option, especially given the choice of adventure available. If water sports are your thing, then experience the wilder side of Vietnam by kayaking beneath towering cliffs in Halong Bay. Explore thousands of vertical islands that create a maze of calm waterways, paddle through the hidden sea caves to discover hidden lagoons, swim in the warm waters or simply relax on the beautiful white beaches.

If you lean more towards activities like cycling or trekking, then you can have a lovely time cycling along the vibrant, green paddy fields in the Mekong Delta or Sapa or trekking Mt. Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. 

Besides these activities, a true-blue adventure fan can also explore the central highlands or the far north on bike. From Dalat in the Central Highlands, you can arrange a ride with motorcycle guides who can take you up the Ho Chi Minh Trail and as far as Danang and Hoi An. 

Of course, all this activity tends to make one hungry, and Vietnam is the perfect destination for a gastronomic adventure. Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. From pho in Hanoi, banh khoai in Hue, banh xeo in Hoi An and banh canh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s cuisine has attained a legendary status, and rightly so. Drink in cafes and beer halls that sprawl out over city streets, buy fruit from wicker baskets draped over a vendor’s shoulders and sit at market stalls as aromatic noodle soups are whipped up in front of you. Definitely a chance to experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, while you spend time cooking with some of the country’s top food experts and get a taste of some amazing cuisines.

“Vietnam is a country that offers unique and unforgettable lessons in culture”, says Nidhi Batra, Little Nirvana Explorers’ co-founder. “It gives you a chance to interact with some amazing locals and pristine, natural beauty in a unique way. It’s also the most versatile destination as it has everything from beautiful beaches to adventurous water sports and innumerable unique sightseeing options, that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.”

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