This trip is special designed for family travel with kid(s). It starts from Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City then going through many highlights of Vietnam including: Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay then finish in Hanoi. The trip is running in a slow pace which allow you have more times for your children as well as your own. We do not stuff too much in your itinerary but find the balance for actives for parent and children to make the whole family have qualities times. Art from visiting the historical places we also put some program for children such as: visiting ZOO, Water park, Amusement Park…It is also creates the great chance for children as well as parent to learn about culture, daily life of local by one night in the home stay. For this family trip, you will find a blend of: adventure, relaxation, comfort, interest and fun.
 

Tour Code: VTFP 08
Duration: 15 Days
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, History and Beach vacation
Starts / Ends: Saigon / Hanoi
Tour Route: (Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi Departure
Activity Level: Easy & Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Saigon city tour & Saigon Zoo – Botanical Garden
Day 3: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 4: Saigon – Mekong Delta (home-stay)
Day 5: Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 6: Saigon – fly to Nha Trang transfer to Vinpearl Land resort
Day 7: Vinpearl land with Amusement Park
Day 8: Nha Trang – Thap Ba Hot Spring bathing and mud spa tour
Day 9: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang, Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An city tour & Cooking class
Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Fly to Hanoi
Day 12: Hanoi – City tour
Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on junk)
Day 14: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 15: Hanoi – Departure

 
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Day 1: Arrival in Saigon (D)
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Welcome up on arrival in Saigon, then we will transfer to hotel. Relax. In the evening, we enjoy our welcome dinner on Saigon River Cruise.

Day 2: Saigon city tour & Saigon Zoo – Botanical Garden (B)
Site visited: Reunification Palace, War Remnant museum, Post office, Cathedral, Saigon Zoo We depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam.

Inside War Remnant Museum

Inside War Remnant Museum

Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy our time at Saigon Zoo to see vegetation and animals. There are approximately 130 animal species which were being brought up at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens (SGZBG) now. Animal species belong to 3 Classes; Reptiles, Mammals and Birds. Reptiles includes 17 species belong to 3 Orders (Squamate, Testudinate and Crocodile Order). Mammals includes 55 species belong to 7 Orders (Carnivore, Rodent, Squamate, Round hoof, Odd hoof, Trunk, Primate Order). Birds includes 57 species belong to 10 Orders (Ostrich, Hawk, Sparrow, Parrot, Chicken, Crane, Kingfisher, Stork, Pelican and Duck – goose Order).

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Most animals are listed above belong to Vietnam. Worthy of note, more 2/3 of total of animal species were listed in the data redbook of Vietnam and the World. Some valuable and rare animals are scientific value such as Asian Tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Golden Cat (Catopuma temmincki), Yellow – cheecked Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), Eld’s Deer (Cervus eldi tamin), Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), Otter (Lutra perspicillata), Eastern Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)…

Asian Elephants in Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Asian Elephants in Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Day 3: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
In the morning 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. After that, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

In the afternoon, we are free to visit local market, like Ben Thanh or Cho Lon…

Day 4: Saigon – Mekong Delta (home-stay) (B, L, D)
This morning we will be met in the lobby of hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by our local guide. We will leave for the Mekong Delta at around 08:00AM. Driving through the Delta to Cai Be Floating Market we then board our riverboat for a cruise along the endless waterways of the mighty Mekong. We will stop, visiting brick pottery kilns, and a floating fish farm. Afterwards we will board a small restaurant serving the local delicacies of the river. Later, we will arrive at the lush orchards of the house in which we will spend the night in a home stay with a local family.
Overnight in Vinh Long.

Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

Day 5: Mekong Delta – Saigon (B, L)
Joining with local people to buy special fruits or other souvenirs. Afterwards, we will continue our boat trip along the maze of waterways and canals through An Binh Island. We will stop at an old southern house with a bonsai garden and visit some local cottage industries which produce candy as well as rice cakes. Following our cruise, we will return to the Pier and transfer to our awaiting vehicle to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch will be at My Tho City and our trip will finish in Ho Chi Minh City at around 05:00PM.

Boat trip along the waterways and canals through An Binh Island

Boat trip along the waterways and canals through An Binh Island

Day 6: Saigon – fly to Nha Trang – Vinpearl Land (B, D)
Transfer via: Domestic flight by Vietnam Airlines
Today we take a short domestic flight to Beach city of Nha Trang. After 1 hour flight, we arrive at Nha Trang. Welcome up on arrival, then transfer to Vinpearl land wharf where we will check in and ride cable car or speed boat to the island. Relax at beach or swimming pool.

Day 7: Vinpearl land with Amusement Park (B, L, D)
Free entrance fees for all items in the Park, we have time to experience with indoors or out door game, Vinpearl Water Park, Vinpearl Underwater World…..

Amusement Park, Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

Amusement Park, Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

Day 8: Nha Trang – Thap Ba Hot Spring bathing and mud spa tour (B, L, D)
This tour is designed as an eco/healthy tour. First exercise ourself by van or biking (upon request & subject to availability) from our hotel to Thap Ba Hot Spring center via beach side road. Relax and gain our health in Mud bathing and Minerals Springs swimming. After that, visit the Cham Po Nagar Temples nearby. Coming back to our hotel through Nha Trang street to observe local Nha Trang life.

Mud Bath in Thap Ba Hot Spring Center

Mud Bathing in Thap Ba Hot Spring Center

Day 9: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang, Hoi An (B)
Transfer via: Domestic flight by Vietnam Airlines
Today we transfer back to Cam Ranh airport for our flight to Danang. Arriving in Danang, we transfer to Hoi An. Relaxing in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An city tour & Cooking class (B, L)
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.
Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.
We enjoy a morning walking tour around the ancient city to visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 – year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
In the afternoon, we will join a special cooking class.
At 3.30pm – Pickup at our hotel.

Colorful Hoi An Ancient Town

Colorful Hoi An Ancient Town

After a short drive through the local countryside we arrive at Tra Que Village , and the home of your host, Mr Tuan. A welcome drink of freshly picked fruits is waiting, before we take a walk around the village and learn about the history and customs of this charming village. We walk through the market gardens where hundreds of local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago – no electrical machinery here.

We return to the home of Mr Tuan, and this is where the real fun begins. Everyone is given a farming instruments, and we set about joining the farmers in preparing the land for sewing. Our guide describes the traditional farming methods while we help fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river, and then water it using huge tin cans strapped to our back. Time is then spent picking vegetables and herbs, and learning how to wrap them to prevent damage.

Vegetable fields in Tra Que Village, Hoi An

Vegetable fields in Tra Que Village, Hoi An

Many of the local herbs are used by the farmers for traditional village medicines – this includes the herbal pillow, which helps relax your body and mind, ready for a good night’s sleep.
It’s now time to try are hands at making the village speciality named “Tam Huu” spring rolls – using the local herbs and vegetables we have just picked or Xeo Cake ( Banh Xeo). We then sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal.
Menu – Tam Huu, Family’s spring rolls, Banh Xeo, Vietnamese dishes ( Fish, Soup, vegetables, Rice) & Fruit Salad 6.30pm – Transfer back to Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Fly to Hanoi (B)
Transfer via: Domestic flight by Vietnam Airlines
Free at Hoi An in the morning, in the afternoon, we transfer back to Da Nang for our flight to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi, we transfer to hotel for our relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi – City tour (B, L)
After breakfast we visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, His House on the Stilt, and the outside of the Presidential Palace. After that we walk along evergreen street in old French quarter get to Vietnam people army museum, to understand more about wars resistance to defend the nation, Cha Ca specialty for lunch, following is Hanoi Hilton (the old prison where the American pilots were detained) and then we visit Ethnology Museum. This evening we are going to have special hot pot (the steam- boat pot) for dinner.

Ta Hien Street in Old Quarter area

Hanoi Old Quarter

Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on junk) (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will be met then transfer to Halong city where we will check in Luxury Paradise Cruise. Welcome drink of cocktail while having a briefing, safety instructions. We then set sail and to explore Halong Bay. Our Asian Buffet lunch will be severed from 13.00 – 14.30 as the vessel sails to Halong Bay passing numerous of limestone islands and islets like: the Cocks fighting islets, the Elephant leg islet, the Castle islet…and the TITOP Island.

Panorama of Halong Bay

Panorama of Halong Bay

In the afternoon, we have chance to explore the most famous grotto of Luon Cave (Hallow cave) in the entire Halong Bay by local rowing boat or enjoy kayaking on the tranquil Halong Bay or discover the most amazing cave of Sung Sot cave. We also visit Cua Van floating village to experience the daily life of local people – Optional: Kayaking.

The local do all daily activities and trades on boat, Cua Van Fishing Village

The local do all daily activities and trades on boat, Cua Van Fishing Village

Late afternoon, we enjoy the open-air cooking demonstration on the sundeck (weather permitting) to learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine while the cruise moving to Pearl Farm area. At dawn we may try some drink at the open-air cocktail bar located on sundeck. A delicious five course set-dinner will be served at around 7PM.
From 21:00 to 23:00 Happy hour and music on sundeck – “Buy one get two drinks”.

Cooking Class in Halong Bay

Cooking Class in Halong Bay

Day 14: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
Sunrise on this seclude Bay will be a wonderful experience; we then have chance for a Tai Chi Lesson at 06:45 on the sundeck. We then can enjoy our Continental Buffet Breakfast from 07.00 – 09.00.
During Breakfast the cruise keep moving to explore other area in Halong Bay. At around 07.45 we arrive at Ti Top Island where we can enjoy the Ti Top Beach or get up to the top of the island for a fabulous bird eyes view of Halong Bay. We have option of : swimming or kayaking activities (subject to weather permission).

Morning Tai Chi in Halong Bay Cruise

Morning Tai Chi in Halong Bay Cruise

At 08.30 we depart Ti Top Island to continue cruise through Halong Bay.We check out our cabin at 09.30 & our settle bills – Luggage collection. At 10.30, we will disembark the Warf at Tuan Chau Island. We will be transfer from the Cruise.We then transfer to our vehicles to go back to Hanoi. Trip concluded at the hotel in Hanoi.

Ti Top Island, Halong Bay

Ti Top Island, Halong Bay

Day 15: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Today we are free at leisure for last minute shopping then transfer to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person is net. For the children, depends on their ages we will apply different prices (This depends on our partners and suppliers such as: hotels, air flight tickets…). 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!

CHILDREN POLICY

  • Under 2 years old: FOC for tour & 50% air fare charge
  • From 2 to 5 years old: 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge
  • From 5 to 12 years old: 75% charge for tour & airfare
  • Above 12 years old: 100% charge as adult

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • One bottle of water/person/day
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Cooking class
  • Water puppet show
  • Kayaking
  • Tax and service charge
  • Domestic flight ticket
  • Domestic airport tax

What’s excluded?

  • International flight tickets
  • Via and visa fee
  • International Airport tax
  • Beverage
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned

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. However, there may be occasions when only a Vietnamese breakfast is available in some locations.

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. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.

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

Ho Chi Minh City Majestic Saigon Hotel
Nha Trang Vinpearl Land Resort & Spa Nha Trang
Hoi An Golden Sand Resort Hoi An
Hanoi Sheraton Hotel Hanoi
Halong Bay Paradise Cruise Halong

Note for homestay:
Please be advised that the home-stay in Mekong Delta is very basic and far from Western standard. We will stay one night in an ancient house which is about hundred-year old with the local family. Here we have western toilet, blankets, mosquito nets are provided. You should bring along with your family insect repellent, torch…

 

64 Comments

  • I have browsed around at your website Vietnam-tour.biz and found some family tours that I am interested to take my parents with me for vacation. I have few questions. Are these tours suitable for elder people, my father is around 85 and my mother is 70+, they both are mobile, not on wheel chair or walking stick. Do you have Cantonese speaking tour guide?

    • Laura

      This is classic tour so it is suitable for elder people as the age of your parents. About the Cantonese speaking guide, we have Cantonese speaking guide for the tour in Ho Chi Minh city but in Hanoi just have Chinese speaking guide.

  • Sander

    Is it better with “Vietnam family northern tour” or “Vietnam family southern tour”?

  • Cindy

    Is cooking class suitable for included in “Family tour” in Vietnam?

  • Shawn

    What is your price for “Northern family classic tour 5 days”?

    • Tracey

      The price of Northern family classic tour 5 days is different due to number of person in your family.

  • Vivian

    Do you have any Vietnam family trip by joining a group about 12-days?

  • How many days is the best for a “Family classic tour” to Vietnam?

    • Stephen

      It is around 14-15 days is best suitable for Vietnam family classic tour from north to south or vice versa.

  • Sandy

    What is the position of Uncle and Aunt in Vietnam family?

    • Stephen

      Uncles and Aunts (bac, chu, co, thim). Like other Asian languages, Vietnamese has several terms for aunts and uncles. Bac is used to call the elder brothers and sisters of one’s father (an elder uncles wife is Bac Gai). The father’s younger brother is called Chu, and younger sisters are Co or Thim. The mothers sisters are traditionally called Di, and brothers Cau, although in modern usage Bac, Chu, Co are commonly used for both sides of the family. Common sayings: Chu cung nhu Cha (an uncle should be considered as one’s own father). Say Cha con Chu, say me bu Di (if the father is dead, there is still the uncle; if the mother is dead, and the aunt’s breast can still nurse).

  • Is Vietnam Family tour possible with trekking & adventure activities?

    • Stephen

      Yes, entire available & possible with different trekking & adventure excursions in Family tour here.

  • Claire

    Is it good if spending some nights in Family Tour in Vietnam at Vinpearl Land resort?

    • Stephen

      Yes, it is as Vinpearl Land Resort has nice beach with lots of attractive games for children enjoy.

  • Jonathan

    What is best weather for a Family trip through south to north of Vietnam?

  • Eileen Cooper

    Is it possible to include Siem Reap tour in Vietnam Family trip around 14 days?

  • Daniela

    How many days that you suggest for a Family tour to Vietnam?

    • Angela

      We suggest a best Family tour is around 15 –days through Vietnam country’s highlights.

  • Is it the best time for family trip in January in 2015? What the weather like in Vietnam in January 2015?

    • Stephen

      Generally, there is no best time to visit Vietnam because of different weather from north to south. But January is considered to be the best time for your trip. In January, the weather is quite cool in northern Vietnam (cold in some mountainous regions such as Sapa, Mai Chau…), it is dry and little rain. January is dry season time in central regions and southern Vietnam and it is also pleasant time for traveling in central Vietnam as well as the south.

  • What is the best package for family travel in Vietnam for 15 days? Our family plan to visit Vietnam in December.

    • Laura

      15 Days Vietnam Family Travel With Kids and 15 Days Vietnam Family Adventure Tour is recommended. We also prefer customize tours if you have any requirements about day extension or itinerary.

  • Cindy

    How about the price for children in family packages?

    • Tracey

      In Vietnam family packages we free for children under 2 years old, half of charger for the children from 2 to 5 years old, three-quarter for children from 5 to 12 and full of charge for over 12 years old children.

  • Paige

    Are there any activities on Halong Bay for family trip?

    • Stephen

      There are many activities you and your family can do in Halong Bay such as swimming, kayaking, see-sighting… and many others. Please let us know if you want to customize tours for your family trip in Vietnam.

  • Is it safe if we leave my children in room and go out for a while?

    • Stephen

      If your children are too small, you need leave at least one people to take care them. If your children are above 12, it will be fine.

  • Beth Lugo

    Can we take private boat trip in Halong Bay if we take family tours with you?

    • Stephen

      Yes, you can see Halong Bay boat trip is included in 5 Days North Vietnam Family Tour with us. You can also customize tours to extend more time or change itinerary for your trip in Vietnam.

  • Phoebe

    Which tours will you recommend if we just have 5 days trip for family in Vietnam? We really like Vietnam beaches, are there any family tours which we can see the beach?

    • Laura

      It depends. Most of our family tours are included beach in itinerary. We recommend 5 Days Center Vietnam Family Tour.

  • We choose Ha Long Bay for our family holiday. But I don’t know that what is the best time to travel Ha Long Bay?

    • Tracey

      Summer (June and July) is high travel season of Ha Long Bay, so the number of tourists to Ha Long significantly increases, some visitors will feel discomfort and service prices are often higher than usual. Therefore you shouldn’t come there in those months. You should travel Ha Long Bay in two following periods: March-May and August-October.
      If you are required to travel Halong in June or July because of some personal reasons, you should hire the travel agencies, and they will help you minimize these weak points.

  • Keith Spallding

    Will you discount for us if we a big family group?

    • Laura

      Yes, the cost for tours will be smaller if you are traveling as a big group above five people.

  • Ankur

    Hello, I and my family will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City next month and would like to spend 5 days in Vietnam, then visit Cambodia and Thailand, too. Can you arrange it for us?

    • Laura

      Yes. The idea of visiting the Indochina sounds great and we have a range of options for your family trip. We have dropped you an email, please check your inbox.

  • We love the beaches and are planning to visit Vietnam in November, when is the best time to visit your beautiful beaches?

    • Laura

      Vacationing on the beach is for summer, but the most beautiful beaches are located in the Central and South of Vietnam and you can enjoy the beaches for every season.

  • Andrius

    In fifteen-day Vietnam family tour with kids, what will we do in the first day?

    • Laura

      In the first day, we will welcome you on arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, and then you’ll be transferred to hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy your meal in Saigon River Cruise.

  • Stanley

    I am planning to travel Vietnam with my family including my husband, 2 kids (4-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl) for a half month. Are there any family tours for us?

    • Stephen

      We have some choices for you. We provide 2 family tours within a half of a month: Vietnam Family Travel with Kids and Vietnam Family Adventure Tour. However, your trip includes your kids, so I recommend you to choose Vietnam Family Travel with Kids. In this tour, you and your children have a chance to learn about culture, go sightseeing, and experience daily life of local by one night in the home stay.

  • Kowtim

    What is the price for children in Vietnam family tour with kids?

    • Tracey

      The price depends on your children’s ages. We apply free of charge for tour and 50% air fare charge for children under 2 years old. With children from 2 to 5 years old, you pay 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge. 75% charge for tour & airfare is applied for children from 5 to 12 years old. 100% charge as adult is required for above 12-year-old children.

  • I really like cooking Vietnam’s dishes, so I would like to find a family tour included cooking class. Any recommendation for me?

    • Stephen

      It is great chance for you to join Vietnam family tour with kids because you enjoy a special cooking class in Hoi An. Friendly local people will introduce you some local vegetables and herbal, and then make the village speciality named “Tam Huu” spring rolls, Xeo Cake ( Banh Xeo).

  • Should my family travel to Vietnam in December?

    • Laura

      There is almost no right or wrong time to visit Vietnam. You can discover the beauty as well as the culture of this country whole year. December is one of the best months for family travel in Vietnam. Highly recommended it!

  • Naomi

    Is homestay included in family tour?

    • Angela

      This Vietnam family tour is especially designed for parents with kids. This tour also offers you one-night homestay to help you know more about the culture of this religion.

  • Maxim

    Is there anything worth visiting in central Vietnam?

    • Tracey

      The central part of Vietnam is home to many well-known tourist spots; from white sandy beaches of Nha Trang to the poetic beauty of Hue, ancient town of Hoi An… Central Vietnam is a nice place to have a family vacation.

  • Will our kids be allowed to enter Cu Chi Tunnel?

  • Stephen

    Will our family be able to stay in local family while visiting Mekong delta?

    • Tracey

      This tour is specially designed for families, so you can of course enjoy our homestay service in Mekong Delta.

 

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