Sunny beaches, sprawling cities, delicious food and amazing natural scenery - it's the perfect combination for an unforgettable vacation. And while you might think it would cost an arm and a leg to have a such perfect vacation, there's one destination that offers all that more on the cheap: Vietnam.
From the bustling northern capital of Hanoi down through beautiful coastal villages to the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, you can see everything Vietnam has to offer without breaking the bank.
If you're ready for an adventurous Asian getaway, grab some cheap tickets to Vietnam and start packing your bags today! Here's how you can get a complete picture of Vietnam on a budget:
In Vietnam, you don't need to visit fancy restaurants to get the most delicious cuisine. In fact, you can get most of your meals from street vendors. For just a few U.S. dollars, you can eat like a king - as long as you're OK with having your meals outside. Travel expert Nomadic Matt reported that Vietnamese staples such as Pho - a filling noodle soup, banh mi - meat sandwiches, fresh fruit and bread can cost as little as $1.50 per item.
When the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop. The major cities in Vietnam all of lively nightclubs where you can dance the night away. Or, if you're looking for something a little quieter, stop by a pub where you can grab a pint of local beer for as little as $1, according to Charlie On Travel. You'll also be able to find various sprawling night markets where you can haggle for clothes, jewelry and even electronics.
Getting around Vietnam is quite easy and very affordable. The adventurous travelers can purchase a motorcycle for between $300-$600, ride it down the coast and sell it again for nearly the same price. Nomadic Matt also reported that a 30 minute taxi ride will only set you back about $5. If you'd prefer to travel by sea, you could also hire a chartered boat to take you down the coast for under $50 a day. No matter how you explore one Vietnam, you can be sure it won't cost very much money.
Looking to relax and forget about the stress of daily life for a while? The beaches of Vietnam will instantly set your mind at ease. If you really want to get away from it all, the island of Phu Quoc, located a few miles off the northwest coast of Vietnam features quiet beaches, resorts and tropical jungle hiking trails. After walking through the foliage, you can lay out a mat on the sand and take a nap under the shade of an umbrella. Phan Thiet, on the coast of the South China Sea, is another great place to relax on a budget. Beach side hotel rooms cost as little as $50 a night.
No matter where you go in Vietnam, you'll be able to experience everything the country has to offer without hurting your budget. All you have to do is book your cheap flight to Vietnam today!