Within 15 days along Vietnam, your family will be experience the sheer excitement of Vietnam. Mixing with the friendly Vietnamese people as well as explore the fascination of the country's culture and nature.
 

Tour Code: VTF 04
Duration: 15 Days
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture and Natural Exploration
Starts / Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Home stay
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour – half day
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on junk)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island by traveling boat
Day 5: Cat Ba – Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Free day – Night train to Hue
Day 7: Hue – Boat trip in the afternoon
Day 8: Hue – City tour and transfer to Hoi An in the afternoon
Day 9: Hoi An – Free day with below suggestion
Day 10: Hoi An – fly to Saigon in the afternoon
Day 11: Saigon – City tour and Cu Chi tunnel
Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Home-stay
Day 13: Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 14: Saigon – Free day
Day 15: Departure

Special Experiences :

  • Experience the interesting of colonial city of Hanoi with water puppet show & cyclo tour
  • Deluxe Junk Cruise and over night on Halong Bay for spectacular landscapes and caves visiting and others activities
  • Cat Ba national park, Cat Ba beaches and Old Military Hospital caves
  • Boat trip on Perfume River in Hue, visit Hue Purple Forbidden city
  • War historical Places and China town in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi tunnel experiences
  • Boat trip in Mekong visit floating market, orchard gardens, Home stay experiences
 
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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Up on arrival in Hanoi, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel. Free at our leisure in the rest of the day. In the evening we will meet our guide again and we will go to the fine restaurant in town for our welcome dinner.

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour – half day (B, L)
Accommodations: Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Site visited: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter of Hanoi, Water Puppet Show
Our tour today starts after breakfast at the hotel, the destination will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, outside Ho Chi Minh Museum; the Temple of Literature. Free at leisure in the afternoon. At 5PM we have one hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter; after that we will enjoy the Water Puppet show at the Theater. Coming back hotel.

Family visiting Literature Temple

Family visiting Literature Temple

Notes:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight Bai Tho Junk Cruise – Share Junk) (B, L, D)
Accommodations: Halong Sails Junk Cruise
Site visited: Halong bay, caves, fishing village
We depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, which is now one of four World Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam. Upon arriving in Ha Long City we transfer to our private boat for an amazing cruise of Ha Long Bay, and if the weather permits, we will have the opportunity for a swim in the crystalline emerald waters, explore the most beautiful lime stone caves in Halong bay. The trip would not be completed without a sumptuous seafood lunch on board. Dinner will be served and we will spend overnight on board.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island by traveling boat (B)
Accommodations: Holiday View Cat Ba Hotel
Site visited: Luon cave (Hallow caves), Lan Ha Bay, floating village
Rising early we can hear the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We will have our breakfast over sunrise before more exploration of Ha Long bay by junk and then by rowing boat to the lagoons. We will visit Luon cave, and the floating villages.

Halong Bay Floating Village

Halong Bay Floating Village

After that we move to another boat which will transfer us to Cat Ba Island. On the way we will have chance to explore Lan Ha Bay with so many beautiful islands; floating villages….Arrival in Cat Ba at around 12:00, there will be awaiting vehicle transfer us to hotel. Check in and relax at the nice beach of Cat Co.

Day 5: Cat Ba – Hanoi (B)
Accommodations: Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Site visited: Cat Ba National Park, Military Hospital cave, Hai Phong city
Following breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Cat Ba National Park to visit the old Military Hospital cave that was used by the North Vietnamese Army during the American war. We will return to Cat Ba Township before boarding the one-hour ferry service back to Vietnam’s largest seaport and third largest city, Hai Phong. Arriving in Hai Phong we transfer to our waiting vehicle for the two hour drive back to Hanoi.

Monkeys in Cat Ba National Park

Monkeys in Cat Ba National Park

Day 6: Hanoi – Free day – Night train to Hue at 19:00 (4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/C) (B)
Accommodations: Soft Sleeper overnight train
Site visited: Free day at leisure
Free day at leisure until at 19:00; we transfer to Hanoi Railway station and take an Reunification Express train to Hue, the Formal Capital of Vietnam. Our family will stay at a private cabin (4 soft sleeper bed cabin with air conditioner).

Day 7: Hue – Boat trip in the afternoon (B)
Accommodations: Green Hotel Hue
Site visited: Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Perfume River Boat trip
Our local guide will welcome us at Hue Railway Station. Transfer to hotel, check in hotel up on availability and relax. After lunch we take a Dragon boat along Perfume River to visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Lady Pagoda), one of the Nguyen King’s Tomb (Majestic Tu Duc King’s Tomb) and back to city in the late afternoon.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Day 8: Hue – City tour and transfer to Hoi An in the afternoon (B)
Accommodations: Phuoc An River Hotel Hoi An
Site visited: Hue Citadel, Forbidden Purple City, Lang Co Beach, Hai van pass
The Nguyen dynasty ruled Vietnam from 1802 until 1945 and several of its most prominent Emperors are buried in the surrounding countryside. This morning, we will have a tour around this fabulous city. A visit to Hue would not be complete without taking in attractions such as the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After lunch we transfer to Hoi An, along the way though we will first stop at Lang Co beach, for coffee and refreshments, then onto the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Arriving in Hoi An we check into our hotel before spending the rest of the afternoon exploring and shopping.

Forbidden Purple City, Hue

Forbidden Purple City, Hue

Day 9: Hoi An – Free day with below suggestion (B)
Accommodations: Phuoc An River Hotel Hoi An
NO FLUORESCENT LIGHTS. NO MOTORCYCLES. NO TELEVISION. ON THE 15TH DAY OF EACH LUNAR MONTH, THE RIVERSIDE TOWN OF HOI AN GIVES MODERN LIFE THE NIGHT OFF.
At 8:30, with the tour guide picks up; we will start walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance.
In the afternoon, we are free at leisure at beach or shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An – fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the afternoon (B)
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel Saigon
This afternoon we transfer back to Danang city for a short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Up on arrival in Saigon we transfer to hotel. Relaxing in the rest of the day.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City tour and Cu Chi tunnel (B, L)
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel Saigon
Site visited: Reunification Palace , War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office , Ben Thanh, Cu Chi tunnels
In the morning, we will transfer to the highlights of the biggest city in Vietnam. The first destination is the Reunification Palace where Vietnam Liberation Army got Victory from the American War in 1975. The second place is the War Remnant Museum. This is a place that we can see countless of artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting American war crimes. The Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office and Ben Thanh market are the last places we will visit before transferring to the restaurant for lunch.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

In the afternoon, we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there, we will drive through pleasant countryside, rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short, introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We are back to hotel at around 18:00.

The kid at an entrance of Cu Chi Tunnel

The kid at an entrance of Cu Chi Tunnel

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Home-stay (B, L, D)
Accommodations: Basic Home stay
Site visited: Cai be floating market, waterway of Mekong river, Cottage industries, work shops
This morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well known for its floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of ‘Elephant ear fish’, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day, we arrive at the home of a local family whose house is built on the side of the small river. These people will be our hosts for this evening and will tell we more about life in the Delta. (Home-stay).

Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

Day 13: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
Site visited: Vinh Long town, workshops, Vinh Trang Pagoda, Snake farm
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we have breakfast before boarding our riverboat once more for a cruise to Vinh Long town, stopping along the way to visit some local cottage industries. Following this, we will rendezvous with our vehicle for the drive to the town of My Tho, where we will visit the Dong Tam snake farm and the Vinh Trang pagoda, before our return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Coconut candy workshop in Mekong Delta

Coconut candy workshop in Mekong Delta

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Free day (B)
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel Saigon
We are free day at leisure.

Day 15: Departure (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
We are free at our leisure for our final day in Ho Chi Minh before the departure flight to home.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included ?

  • Vietnam domestic flights as specified in the itinerary: Da nang – Saigon
  • Private cabin on the Reunification Express Train to Hue (soft sleeper – four-berth cabin with air condition)
  • Accommodations based on family room (triple room): 11 nights at three star hotels, one night at 4 star hotels, 1 night at basic home stay, 1 night on deluxe Junk Cruise with comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning and mini-bar.
  • Meals: 23 meals: 14 full breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 1 unique cultural performance – Water Puppet Show
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • Fluent & knowledgeable English speaking guide/s in each city (Other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

Meals
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Recommended Accommodation List:

Location

Accommodation

Ha Noi Hanoi Boutique 1 Hotel
Halong Bay Halong Sails Junk Cruise
Hai Phong Holiday View Hotel Cat Ba
Hue Green Hotel Hue
Hoi An Phuoc An River Hotel Hoian
Ho Chi Minh City Sapphire Hotel

Note:
Most of the hotels on trip have swimming pools except the one in Ho Chi Minh City and Cat Ba Island
The hotel subject to change due to the availabilities. In that case you will choose the equivalent hotels

 

2 Comments

  • desiree

    hi there, just wondering if the hotels listed in the accomidation have windows please? also is it possible to have two separate rooms on the same floor?

    • Yes, Depend on the tour you take, that you can get the different standard. But we only suggest the tours, the hotels from 3 star up. Most of hotels provided in the list have windows. With family tours, we always try to find and offer the hotels or resorts with pools, you children will love water. We will arrange the family rooms or joining room for parent can easily pay attention to their children but still have the private times. We will offer you separate room as you requested.
      The accommodation or hotels we offer is usually centrally located for your convenient.

      Is there anything else you would love to suggest for your family trip?

 

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