This interesting trip is special designed for family tour with children. The trip start from Ho Chi Minh City - the southern Vietnam then Mekong Delta River, Da Nang beach, ancient town Hoi An, Halong Bay and finish in the capital Hanoi. Your family will have more time together. We organize the short journeys, less to move and include a lot of leisure time on beautiful beaches and in the countryside of Vietnam. We will also organize some programs for your children such as: visiting zoo, water parks, amusement park, etc. Both children and parents will have few inhibitions and quickly break through cultural and language barriers to mingle the daily life in each place to explore the history as well as the culture of the Vietnam family holidays.
On arrival meet and transfer to Hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
After breakfast we will start the city tour with one hour cyclo of Old quarter, then visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and learn more about Vietnamese heritage and culture at the Museum of Ethnology. Afternoon at leisure. Optional visit to the Hanoi Water park or enjoy lunch in Jaffa or Jaspas, both international restaurants with pools. We can make some recommendations for paddle boats on Westlake or the Waterpark or putt golf.
We leave Hanoi at 8am for the scenic drive to Mai Chau. On arrival, enjoy lunch. There is then an optional trek to the nearby Thai villages of Pom Coong and Lac. Here we have time for handicraft shopping from the local artisans or enjoying a coffee with the friendly villagers.
A fabulous dinner is served at 7pm, accompanied by a traditional dance performance by the local Thai tribe. There are also bicycles free of charge at the Lodge and a swimming pool and spa.
After breakfast you are welcome to join a two hour cycling tour or walking trek through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau. You will meet the local hill tribes going about their daily routines such as planting rice, herding buffalos or building traditional houses. Afternoon at leisure, to relax at the Lodge and use the facilities including outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Morning at leisure, check out mid morning. Lunch is served, before departure to Hanoi. You will arrive at your hotel at approximately 5pm. We will see the water puppet show in the evening.
Depart Hanoi for World Heritage listed Halong Bay for a 2 days cruise through thousands of limestone peaks. Set sail on a luxurious junk while lunch is served. Later in the day take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the Bay, swim on a quiet beach or sunbathe on the deck. Late afternoon visit a floating village, kayak or take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a secluded lagoon. As the sun sets enjoy a drink on the deck followed by a gourmet dinner.
Visit a limestone grotto and cruise leisurely through the bay before returning to the dock for your journey back to Hanoi. In Hanoi you will be transferred directly to airport for flight to Danang, then transfer with your guide to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
This morning we will enjoy one hour cyclo tour in Hoi An town, then free time to walk around the ancient town. One of the great pleasures of any visit to Hoi An is strolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. These simple yet colourful lanterns are an integral part of the town’s culture and this tour provides you with the opportunity to practice your craftsmanship. You will be met at your hotel by your guide and will cycle to the home of a local craftsman. On arrival you will be given a brief introduction to the history, shape and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages in their production. The highlight of this tour though is the design and production of your very own lantern. You can make your own lantern, yours to keep as a souvenir. The tours ends with a gentle bicycle ride back to your hotel to the hotel.
At 9am you will be met at the hotel by your guide. After adjusting your bicycle and helmet it’s time to begin your rural adventure. You will cycle for approximately 30 minutes through the picturesque countryside that surrounds the town of Hoi An before, arriving at your destination. The distance from the centre of Hoi An to Tra Que village is approximately 1.5km. On arrival in this peaceful farming village, you will be given a short tour where you will learn about the daily working lives of farmers and participate in some traditional farming activities. After this fun experience, bid farewell to the locals and journey to the Cua Dai River. On arrival, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat and be welcomed by the crew. Enjoy a gentle cruise to the mouth of the river before learning some traditional fishing techniques from the locals. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at rowing a traditional coracle boat through the coconut flanked waterways. Next, it’s time to take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch on board the vessel. After lunch you will cruise back to the dock before being transferred back to your hotel.
This morning take a flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon orientation of town included the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum (suitable for older children), and Ben Thanh market. Option to go to Dam Sen Park (Saigon Water Park). Order room service for dinner or take away or ask us to recommend a family-friendly restaurant. There is a huge variety of places ranging from 'Cook your own on a BBQ’ to 'roll-your-own' restaurants, tex mex, pizza, sushi trains, noodle houses….and much more.
Our one day cruise excursion starts from Ho Chi Minh City with a drive to Cai Be - Phu An where you board the Cai Be Princess at around 10:00am. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colourful floating market. Visit some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing. The trip continues along the Mekong canals to Dong Hoa Hiep Island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During the cruise you will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Lunch awaits you at Le Longanier restaurant at La Residence de Phu An Resort, a superb Indochine style resort. After a short walk along a narrow canal, the excursion will end in the mid-afternoon when you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Private transfer takes you to the airport for your flight home. End of services
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