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We are excited you're considering a family trip to Vietnam! This adventure is a mixture of wildlife, sightseeing, activities and of course family time! We begin with a warm welcome in Hanoi and an orientation walk to make you feel more at ease in this bustling city. We'll then ride bicycles through endless rice fields, hike in the jungles and snorkel among colorful reefs. Between the majestic Bai ...

We are excited you're considering a family trip to Vietnam! This adventure is a mixture of wildlifesightseeingactivities and of course family time! We begin with a warm welcome in Hanoi and an orientation walk to make you feel more at ease in this bustling city. We'll then ride bicycles through endless rice fields, hike in the jungles and snorkel among colorful reefs. Between the majestic Bai Tu Long Bay and lantern-lit Hoi An, every member of your family will fall in love with Vietnam. We've come up with plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy, while penciling in plenty of downtime and a 3 night stay at a secluded beach resort, so the parents can catch a breather too. 

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  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • City
    City
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Seaside
    Seaside

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Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam!

Arrival at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi...

• You'll be welcomed by our representative and transfer to your downtown hotel

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

• If you'd like to start exploring on you own, the many lakes and parks are a great way to start

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2: Cultural & street food of Hanoi

• Greet the day with the essential Hanoi highlights tour

• Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the PresidentialPalace

• Continue to the Museum of Ethnology and its  display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples

• Later, embark on a Hanoi street food tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

• Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture

Tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dishes at local eateries

• Afterwards, explore the area on your own or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Bicycle excursion

Pick up your bikes and ride to Bat Trang village (20km)

• On the way, enjoy the scenic countryside and rural villages

• In Bat Trang Village, visit the largest ceramic market near Hanoi

• Cross the Red River by ferry to arrive in Thanh Tri Village

Learn how to make the local speciality, rolled rice pancakes

• After lunch, your vehicle will take you back to your hotel

• Back in Hanoi, enjoy a 1 hour cyclo ride through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter

• Finish the evening with a traditional performance of Vietnamese Water Puppets

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay

• Set off on a scenic driveto Bai Tu Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage areas (3h30)

Meet the crew & other passengers upon boarding the boat

Enjoy a delicious lunch while the boat heads towards the secluded islands

Visit an ancient limestone cave and go sea kayaking and swimming (weather permitting)

• Return to the boat, relax on the deck with a drink and watch the sunset followed by a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars

Visited:
HanoiBai Tu Long Bay
Accommodation
Treasure Junk Cruise (Hạ Long Bay)

Day 5: Journey to Hoi An

• Enjoy an early morning swim (weather permitting) followed by breakfast

• Stop in a fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the locals and visit a pearl farm

Cruise back to the main harbor where your private vehicle will be waiting

• Transfer to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for a late afternoon flight to Danang

• Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel in Hoi An

Visited:
Nội BàiDanang Hoian
Accommodation
Vinh Hung Emerald (Hoi An)

Day 6: Discover Hoi An

• Meet your guide for a walking tour of Hoi An

• Visit the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the museum and a colorful local market

Meander through tiny streets studded with houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures

• Spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish

Visited:
Hoi An
Accommodation
Vinh Hung Emerald (Hoi An)

Day 7: Farming & Fishing Life

• Connect with both the local farming & fishing communities during a half day adventure (ideal for children)

Visit a farming village and learn about a variety of farming activities and methods

• Later, embark on a river cruise

Meet local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing

• Experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat

• Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Hoi An

Day 8: Free day in Hoi An

• Here are some options for your free day in Hoi An:

Option 1:Cham Island Discovery (Boating, Swimming & Snorkeling) (Group Tour): The snorkeling day trip and island tour is a great way for non-divers to join the water sport activities in Cham Island

Option 2: Hoi An – Cycling to Kim Bong Village ½ Day (Private Tour): First, you’ll visit to Kim Bong carpentry village. Here, traditional skill sets have been utilized for a long history of building boats and beautiful wooden houses. Then, you will visit a family that produces rice wine

Option 3: Hoi An - Bach Ma National Park – Hue (Private Tour): Drive along the coastal road to Danang, then continue the scenic route to Hue. Hike through sub-tropical forest taking you to the Ngu Ho (Five lakes) and Do Quyen Waterfalls. Enjoy a picnic lunch before hiking back

• Also, consider a visit to the Cham ruins at My Son

• Or, attend a cooking class at a riverside restaurant

• For early risers, why not capture the real Hoi An by joining a 4-hour photography tour

Visited:
Hoi An
Accommodation
Vinh Hung Emerald (Hoi An)

Day 9: Nha Trang & Whale Island Resort

• Transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Nha Trang

• On arrival, you will be met by a driver who will transfer you to the north of Nha Trang

Hop in a speedboat for short transfer to the Whale Island

Stay 3 nights in a simple bungalow at this secluded beach resort

Visited:
Nha Trang
Accommodation
Whale Island Resort (Nha Trang)

Days 10 to 11: Whale Island Resort

Spend the next 2 days as you like. You're the boss

• Guests can also enjoy diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and the use of kayaks and catamarans provided by the on-site PADI diving center

• Make the most of all-day dining available at the resort

• Or, simply soak up the sun at the beach

Visited:
Nha Trang
Accommodation
Whale Island Resort (Nha Trang)

Day 12: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City & Departure

• Head to Cam Ranh airport for a short flight to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Connect with your departure flight and have a safe and pleasant journey


HanoiBai Tu Long BayNội BàiDanang HoianHoi AnNha TrangHo Chi Minh City

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • On-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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