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Adventurous Vietnam and Thailand

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Nikki put together a 2-week honeymoon for my husband and I to Thailand and Vietnam.  I would like to start off by saying she listened to exactly what we wanted out of the trip.  I simply told her we aren't the museum-going type of clients, that we prefer to be outdoors and love challenging physical activities.  She NAILED it with our activities!

In Vietnam, we went on a 3 day cruise on Halong Bay on the Heritage Cruise Lines boat The Violet. This was our favorite thing we did the entire trip.  This Vietnamese, luxurious, relaxing cruise was unbelievable- we cruised around a chain of 1900 islands for 3 days.  We hiked into a monkey cave, we kayaked through a fishing village, and we visited a beach.  This is an absolute MUST if you ever want to see Halong Bay

Next she sent us to Ho Chi Minh city- while the cruise was our favorite activity we did, this city was our favorite of them all.  We learned so much about the exporting system here and were able to visit many historical things that helped us to understand what Vietnam runs on- rice exporting being number one.  

While in Ho Chi Minh, we drove out to the Mekong Delta and did a guided, day cruise.  On this cruise, we rode bicycles through the rice fields, learned to make rice paper in a local's very own home, and enjoyed a 5 course meal on the water at the end of the day.  We would highly suggest this day trip if you ever find yourself near Ho Chi Minh.

Next we flew to Chiang Mai.  While there, we visited an elephant sanctuary.  This was a very neat experience.  We also visited the night market both nights we were there- this is where they shut a main street down and local vendors set up shop every night of the week for a few hours to sell their goods.  This was great for getting all of our souvenirs for the trip!

After Chiang Mai, our last stop was Koh Samui- an island off the coast of Thailand.  We stayed at a beach resort for 2 days of rest and relaxation.  

We appreciate Nikki for all of her hard work she did putting this trip of a lifetime together for us.  She listened to what we wanted to get out of this trip and truly delivered.  Thank you Nikki!  We will be back!! ~Kara & Chip