Overview

Enjoy this exclusive Vietnam Family Holiday with ease. Vietnam is an excellent place for a family adventure, with its friendly locals, delicious food, and incredible scenery. Wander along the curving streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, see ancient temples and pagodas with modern houses on a cyclo tour. Cruise along the Halong Bay and enjoy views of stunning limestone islands, enjoy the sunrise and sunset view from the sundeck, shop at the streets market of Ho Chi Minh City. This trip allows you to experience all significant activities and enables you to visit almost all the major attractions of the country. The journey begins from Hanoi and ends at Ho Chi Minh City.

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport transfer
  • All entry fees
  • Boat cruise

What's excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Entry Visa

Itinerary Show all

Day One:

Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival, our airport representative will greet and escort you to your hotel. On the way, the representative will give you a brief explanation on your further trip. Check into the hotel; then, you can rest or enjoy time exploring the bustling city. You can visit wide tree-lined avenues, beautiful lakes, ancient pagodas and thriving, historic old towns on your own pace.

Day Two:

Hanoi sightseeing tour

After breakfast, head out to an exciting journey of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. The trip begins with a ride from the hotel to a famous street market that lies in the northwest of the city and sells huge trees and plants. From here, we walk along the sidewalks and follow the urban trail through the backstreet to the picturesque district of Vinh Phuc. After exploring this gorgeous neighborhood, we stop at a unique coffee shop placed away down a slender alley for refreshments. Then, we ride pillion on taxi-motorbikes and move through labyrinths of small streets and along the shore of beautiful Ho Tay Lake. This can be quite a different experience. Our two-wheel taxi drops us odd in the yard of a former film studio where you will get to taste a variety of Vietnamese street food for lunch. This afternoon, we walk past Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, where ‘Uncle Ho’ has laid since 1975 and learn more about the great man regarded as the father of the nation. Continuing the trip, we move on to Hung Vuong Avenue, where we will explore the complex of the beautiful Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature was the first university of Vietnam, made to educate the children of royal and elite families. Next, we hop on a local bus and travel to the Hoa Lo Prison, also famous as Hanoi Hilton, named by US prisoners of war. We conclude the day’s trip on a sideways overlooking the Soviet palace with a refreshing glass of beer. Finally, we return to the hotel in the evening. After that, the evening is free for leisure.

Note: if you do not want to ride the taxi-motorbike, we will provide you a car/taxi at no additional cost.

Day Three:

Halong Bay cruise

In the morning, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Halong Bay, where we will enjoy a scenic boat cruise. Today, you will visit the Halong Bay that displays more than two thousand rugged karst islands dappled with lush vegetation that seems to float on top of emerald waters accompanied by other natural wonders of the Halong Bay. The boat that you will be cruising on will be very comfortable. These vehicles blend the oriental style with modern luxury and are based on traditional designs. Immerse yourself into the serenity of the area. Enjoy the panoramic views from the sundeck as the boat slowly cruise through the river. In the afternoon, we visit Trinh Ny Cave, one of the gorgeous caves in Halong Bay that covers an area of 2000 sq. m. with an astonishing range of pillars and stalagmites. You can take the kayak and explore the cave or also enjoy a refreshing swim. Later in the evening, return to the boat and enjoy a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before settling down for a sumptuous seafood dinner.

Day Four:

Hanoi Cyclo ride

Rise early and join us for the Tai Chi session on the sun deck. The session makes you focus better and recharge your body with full energy. You will also get to enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise view from the sundeck. Before returning to the port, we explore the magnificent Sung Sot cave (Surprise Grotto), which spreads up to an area of ten thousand square meters and consists of a couple of chambers. These incredible chambers are such spacious that they can hold more than a thousand people. In the afternoon, we cruise back to Hanoi. On arrival, explore the streets of Hanoi in the French Quarter by cyclo (rickshaw). Visit places like the Opera house and Ly Thai To the park. Then, we leave the vehicle and go for a leisure walk through ‘36 streets of the old quarter’, named after the numerous guilds that once set up shop on a particular street from silk tailors to traditional medicine shops. Later in the evening, we head to the hotel to freshen up. Then, we move towards the train station where we will board an overnight train to Hue. The overnight trains will have shared compartments, and you will be sharing a compartment with more than two passengers.

Day Five:

Imperial Hue

Today, we enjoy the major highlights of Hue. After arriving at Hue’s train station, we firstly head towards the hotel to freshen up. Then, we head out for a sightseeing tour of the city. We visit the 9th-century Nguyen empire capital, followed by a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city. The 21meter high tower of the pagoda is now like a symbol for Hue and the citadel. Within the citadel lies the Imperial Purple Palace, which is a replica of the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its fascinating walls formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin. In the countryside, you will visit the Royal Tombs, where the ancient Nguyen kings lie. Here, you will also explore the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. As the sun sets on the horizon, you can also go for an optional cruise in a longboat along the gentle Perfume River, beautifully illuminated at night.

Day Six:

Hoi An

This day, we head towards the picturesque Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds). You can get some stunning views of beaches on one side and verdant green hills to the other. Along the way, we stop for a nice walk along the China beach. Maybe, you can enjoy a rejuvenating swim in the sea before continuing the journey south to Hoi An. This fascinating, ancient trading port of Hoi An with its paved streets, traditional homes, and small shophouse is a great way to spend time while enjoying the knowledge of a bygone era. After walking for a short time, we tour around the mesmerizing historical town, visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. During your stay in Hoi An, you will get to eat some of the most delicious Hoi An’s street foods, and you can also explore some of the most popular local haunts. Then, explore the city, riding on a vintage Vespa and enjoy lots of authentic Vietnamese cuisine throughout the city, as the locals do.

Day Seven:

Tra Que village

In the morning, we go for a leisurely bike tour through the countryside to Tra Que village. Here, you can learn some ancient farming practices and also about lots of traditional medicine. It is a fascinating way to experience the rural village of Vietnam. You will wear conical hats and assist with the fields and gardens, followed by the entertaining cooking demonstration and also you can aid in cooking some delicious meals.

Day Eight :

Hoi An

Today, you will have free time to explore the city on your own pace. You can simply relax on the hotel or enjoy sightseeing in this gorgeous town. you can take a relaxing boat trip through the river or spend the day relaxing by the beach or hotel’s pool. Likewise, you can also go for a tour around the UNESCO listed My Son sanctuary or take a day trip to the Ba Na Hills mountain resort. Here, you will ride the world’s second-largest cable car and also walk along the stunning Golden Bridge. You need to book the cable car and pay locally.

Day Nine:

Cruising the Mekong

Take an early morning flight from Hoa An to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at the Ho Chi Minh City’s airport, we drive towards the Mekong Delta. Also referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the fertile Mekong Delta is quite popular for its rich harvest of tropical fruits, flowers, and rice, as well as fantastic views while you cruise along the canals. After taking the sampan from Cai Be, we sail through the labyrinth of waterways while watching the hubbub of the daily life of the river. Then, we move pas the variety of trading boats, houseboats, and children swimming to visit some of the local cottage industries producing popcorn, coco candies, and paper along the way. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.

Day Ten:

Mekong and Ho Chi Minh City

Early this day, we visit the bustling Cai Rang floating market before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Once called the Pearl of the Orient, modern Ho Chi Minh City is a thriving metropolis on the move. The town is full of Sleek skyscrapers, gourmet restaurants, designer malls, and swanky bars and spas, between the ancient pagodas. You will also see lots of colonial-era landmarks and vibrant street markets. Then, we head towards the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post office, followed by the visit to the eye-opening War Remnants Museum.

Day Eleven:

Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, we head towards the renowned CU Chi tunnels previously used by the Viet-Cong as their base during the Vietnamese war of the 1960s. here, you will learn about the struggles and daily life of the Vietnamese soldiers during the war. After a short video presentation, we go for a walk around the bush trails where you will see lots of trapdoors, booby traps, living areas, weapon factories, and kitchens used during the war. Also, you can crawl through the parts of the tunnels to experience how the soldiers used it. the tunnels stand in the middle of bomb craters that are still just as defined as the day they were created. At the end of the trip, you can visit the nearby firing range and choose to experience firing the war era’s Ak47 and M16s.

Day Twelve:

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

This morning, we head out to explore more of this bustling city. We begin the trip with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam that lasted until the fall of Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th, 1975. At present, the building is a museum and a famous wedding venue. We will explore the famous War Room, where the North Vietnamese army took control in 1975. From here, we head towards the Giac Lam Pagoda, which is the oldest and of the most beautiful temples in Ho Chi Minh City. Later, we trip through the FITO Museum, where we will learn about Vietnam’s medical history. This museum is the country’s first traditional medicine museum that contains a collection of more than 3000 items. We stop at the Ben Thanh Market at the end of the trip. Here, you can shop for almost anything you want. Also, don’t forget to enjoy time haggling with vendors.

Day Thirteen:

Trip concludes

On this day, the trip comes to an end. You can depart from the accommodation at any time you like. Inform us beforehand about your flight schedule, and we will transfer you approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.

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