- Experience one of a kind holiday with your family in Vietnam
- Explore Hanoi by cyclo
- Cruise the peaks in Halong Bay
- Shop and relax in Hoi An
- Amazing water puppets show for your kids
- Explore the Imperial Citadel in Huế
- Attend cooking classes and learn how to prepare delicious Pho
- Meet local families in the Mekong Delta and experience the authentic rural Vietnamese lifestyle
- Discover bustling Ho Chi Minh City
If you've been planning a family holiday to Vietnam, then we can assure for some off-the-beaten-track experience! Set out for a journey like never before, where you and your kids will not on explore the country for immerse in knowing the culture and lifestyle of the people, attend cooking classes, meet the locals and indulge in the country's past. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Vietnam and brush up your knowledge. Go for cruising in the Ha Long Bay, and enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Mekong River. Travel across the different cities in a span of 12 days and make the most of your annual family vacation! If you aren't going for this, guess you are missing out much!
Note: Family adventures are designed for groups traveling with children between the ages of 6 and 17 years. Your group must have a child in order to book a Family Tour, and anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We have planned this trip so that kids can enjoy some quality time with their parents during a holiday and everyone gets to learn something from the journey. You will be traveling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind.
Day 1 - Arrival in Hanoi
Welcome to Vietnam! You'll be taking a flight to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi where you'll meet our coordinator, who'll then take you to your accommodation (hotel). You can take some rest after your long flight. In the evening, the coordinator will brief you about the entire itinerary and you can meet the other families who'll be traveling with you.
Day 2 - Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter
After breakfast, you'll set out to explore Hanoi’s 36 Streets, otherwise known as the ‘Old Quarter’. Explore the Sugar street, Mattress street, Silver Street, Silk Streets etc and watch the native craftsmen working in this area. It'll be a unique journey to experience how this thousand-year-old-historical city has maintained it’s authentic lifestyle. You'll also visit the Hoan Kiem Lake, the St.Joseph Cathedral, Hoa Lo Prison, The Temple of Literature, and take a walk along the Hanoi railway tracks.
In the evening, we have something exciting for the kids! We’ll take you for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage.
Day 3 - Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
Did you know that Ha Long Bay is marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? You'll be going for a cruise on a traditional wooden junk boat, exploring Sung Sot cave. Savor the delicious cuisine (fresh seafood cooked in Vietnamese style) and spend your night on the cruise.
Note: On rare occasion, Halong Bay is closed to tourist's vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. In case this occurs, an alternate activity will be planned and you'll be informed about the same.
Day 4 - Ha Long to Huế
You'll continue exploring the Ha Long Bay, and visit the Man's Head Island and Tortoise Island. Later that day, you'll get to experience a small bamboo boat ride to Luon caves. Tonight, you'll catch a train for Huế.
Day 5 - Huế
We'll reach around mid-morning and head towards the Imperial Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, that has immense importance in Vietnam's history. Our guide will tell you all the detailed stories about this place. The Forbidden Purple City (modeled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.
You'll be free in the afternoon and can choose to visit the Tien Mu Pagoda and Royal Tombs. Otherwise, you can also go for a motorbike tour of the city.
Day 6 - Huế to Hoi An
Gear up for a scenic drive to Hoi An. Once you reach, you'll have enough free time to explore the beaches and markets, or just chill at the hotel.
Day 7 - 8 Hoi An
You'll be attending cooking classes at Oodles of Noodles. Learn the art of preparing delicious Vietnamese cuisine and also taste them. It'll be a good fun session for the kids in your group.
Day 9 - Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City
You'll be taking the morning flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City, which was once popularly known as Saigon. In the afternoon, go for a Cyclo city tour of Central Saigon to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta
It's time explore the authentic rural Vietnamese lifestyle. Set out on a boat trip through small villages along the Mekong Delta and stay at a homestay and traditional dinner with a local family.
Day 11 - Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City
We'll be returning back to Ho Chi Minh City and you'll get enough time to do some shopping. Pick up some souvenirs before heading back home. You can also opt to visit the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.
Day 12 - Depart from Ho Chi Minh City
Your family holiday comes to an end and it's time to head back home. You can ask for the airport drop available for an extra cost.
Dates & Cost
- 24/7 In-Country Support
- Program Orientation
- Internal Flights
- Cooking lessons at Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
- Local Living: Mekong Homestay
- Cyclo tour through Old Quarter (Hanoi)
- Water puppets show in Hanoi
- Halong Bay boat trip
- Citadel tour in Hue
- Mekong Delta boat trip
- Accommodation - Hotels (8 nights), homestay (1 night), sleeper train (1 night), overnight junk boat (1 night)
- Meals - 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
- In some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows.
- There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.
- International Flight tickets
- Travel & Medical Insurance (available at an extra cost)
- Meals not mentioned
- Any personal expenditure
- Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
Accommodation - Hotels (8 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), overnight junk boat (1 nt).
Accommodation for family trips have been chosen to give the best location and facilities for your family. They may vary depending on the location and destination, but designed to give the most comfortable experience while travelling. You and your family will generally be sharing rooms on a twin or triple share basis. These rooms will be either adjoining or located in close proximity to each other. For the Halong junk boat, only two triples are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Families will be roomed together and not with other families everywhere we stay. If you have any special hotel requests at the time of booking, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate them.
Meals Included - 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.