HANOI / CUC PHUONG / HALONG BAY / HOI AN / SAIGON / MEKONG DELTA
Vietnam is perfectly suited for a family adventure. Children have few inhibitions and quickly break through cultural and language barriers, particularly in Indochina where children are highly revered. Our family adventures have been specially designed for the needs of youngsters – minimizing long journeys and plenty of time on beaches and among wildlife.
Vietnam family tour in 14 day is a Journey together from Hanoi to the magical forest of Cuc Phuong where we stay in forest bungalows; discover the world heritage site of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk; explore the charming UNESCO-designated World Heritage town of Hoi An and its nearby beaches and end in the modern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. On this forest & beach adventure, the whole family is certain to be entertained by the people, history, color and culture. What better education is there, than the education of understanding and discovery
Hanoi arrival, the rest of the day is free for you to relax or start your explorations of Vietnam’s capital. Enjoy a traditional water puppet performance this evening. [depending on your arrival time].
DAY 2: EXPLORE HANOI – Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day with a thrilling cyclo tour through Phan Dinh Phung street and the Old Quarter. Wrap up your ride with a strong Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking St. Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi.
Set off early have a 3-5 hrs drive to Cuc Phuong National Park, home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Upon arrival you visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and stay overnight in bungalow accommodations inside the forest. There is an optional ‘night spotting’ tour (depending on weather conditions) into the primary forest to find the more elusive mammal species, including the Black Giant Squirrel. Transfer to your resort for check-in. Dinner and overnight in Cuc Phuong Park area.
After breakfast you set off into the center of the forest where you commence a half-day trek through lush rainforest and to caves once inhabited by prehistoric humans. In the afternoon you have free time. Dinner and overnight in Cuc Phuong Park area
Today you leave Cuc Phuong National Park for a 3 day Halong Bay overnight cruise tour. After a 5-hours drive through lush green rice paddies you are welcome on the traditional junk boat. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch, before exploring some of the many ancient, limestone caves. There will be time for some swimming and kayaking. After dinner the kids can enjoy a spot of night fishing. Accommodation on board
A full day of cruising Halong bay, visiting Dau Nguoi island, Conrua island, Luon cave (hollow cave), Bai Tu Long Beach and Ba Ham lake. In the afternoon head to Cat Ba Beach where we anchor for the night. Accommodation board.
Following breakfast you cruise around Bai Tu Long bay before transferring back to Hanoi for a free evening. Overnight in Hanoi
On day 5 of 15 day Vietnam tours, we take an excursion to the village of Hong Phong to visit an authentic rural market. Next, join a local family for a walking tour to learn about the daily activities of the villagers. Visit the nursery and the town hall. Depending on the season, learn about agricultural work. Return to the homestay. After lunch, drive to Phat Diem – the most beautiful stone church that was built at the end of 19th century with great combination between the architecture of catholic church and that of a traditional Vietnamese temple. Next, return to Tam Coc Garden and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Tam Coc Garden
Move to Ha Long Bay, A UNESCO World Heritage site, the bay, filled with thousands of limestone karsts and verdant, monolithic isles, is truly a magical locale. Embark on a luxury wooden junk boat for an enchanting 2 day and 1 night Ha Long Bay cruise. Oevrnight on board in Halong bay.
The next day – Disembark at around 11:30 a.m. and begin the journey back to the airport in Hanoi.Take an evening flight to Hue (about 1 hour long), arriving at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue
Early morning flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Free. At leisure. Afternoon you enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow, winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky House and the Japanese Bridge. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An
Enjoy a morning at the beach – with plenty of water sports to keep the kids busy. Experience local seafood for lunch overlooking the white sandy beaches. After lunch you take a short boat trip to a nearby island to visit some handicraft villages. Overnight in Hoi An
Free day in Hoi An to explore the town, enjoy water sports, visit the tailors or simply relax. Vietnamese cooking lessons can be arranged upon request and tour of the morning markets. Overnight in Hoi An
Following the Vietnam family tours and in the morning you will fly to Ho Chi Minh City and settle into the hotel. After lunch you have a private tour the maze of streets and experience the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, ancient pagodas, mosques and cathedrals and War Museum. Overnight in Saigon
This morning you take a half day trip to Cu Chi tunnels and explore the complex maze of tunnels built during the U.S.-Vietnam War. The afternoon is free or you can arrange a trip upon request to the Water Park, History Museum or the magical and whimsical Dam Sen Park. Overnight in Saigon
A Mekong delta tours and you will be heading to My Tho from where a boat ride through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard are arranged following by a delicious lunch. After lunch you are back to Vinh Long Town where a van will pick us up for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City at around 6:30 pm. Overnight in Saigon
Free time for your final day in Ho Chi Minh city before transfer to the airport for departure flight.