Within 15 days in Vietnam, travelers have opportunity to experience the most famous places from the north to the south: starting from Hanoi Capital then Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, Saigon and Mekong Delta. All of them promise to bring to your family an unforgettable vacation in Vietnam!

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Highlights:

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, this is a peaceful and graceful city with more than 1,000 years of history. Hanoi is a precious opportunity for the whole family to discover the history, the culture with friendly people in this vibrant city. Here you can find some of Vietnam’s best art galleries, there is a ridiculously quaint colonial center to explore, parklands and lakes abound.

Halong Bay: A scene of true beauty. Covered in deep crystal waters and surrounded by outstanding rock formations filled with hidden caves and a blanket of lush foliage over them. This stunning area is subject to boat cruises and cave tours which would be a great family experience.

Phong Nha – Ke Bang: Located in the Quang Binh province of central Vietnam, between Da Nang and Hanoi. Formed approximately 400 million years ago, the karst mountains that make up the national park are some of the oldest in Asia. The National Park was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2003. This destination is Vietnam’s best kept secret and why it should be on your family’s itinerary

Vinh Moc Tunnel: The extensive tunnels used by the communist Viet Cong to conduct guerrilla warfare up and down the country are famous all over the world, and you can visit them at Cu Chi near Ho Chi Minh City. These tunnels, however, are rather different.

Hue: This bustling city on the banks of the Perfume River offers no shortage of landmarks, especially within The Complex of Hue Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which features the Hue Citadel full of palaces and pavilions. The tombs of Tu Duc, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh also lie along the river and are home to unique architecture and history.

Ba Na Hill: A quaint ex-French hill station now one of Vietnam’s most popular sights, Crossing the Insta-famous Golden Bridge supported by an enormous set of hands.

Hoi An: A relaxation with lovely ancient town, pristine beaches and awesome food. There’s a wide range of activities for all the family such as biking, cooking classes, strolling around the night market or relaxing on the beach.

Cham Island: 18 km offshore and 30 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An, the Cham Islands (known locally as Cu Lao Cham) feature beautiful seascapes and landscapes. This island is perfect for a day trip with snorkeling or a dive on some beautiful corals, a delicious seafood lunch on the island.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh): the largest city in Vietnam, an excellent entry point with a mixture of historical sites, cheap shopping, glorious food and chill-out on-the-water activities.

Mekong Delta: with network of canals ranging in size from those big enough to fit a small row boat, all the way up to multi lane canals, used to ship produce. Life in this area of the delta moves at a slow pace, but that is not to say that there is not a great amount of visual activity, there is. A boat trip along the narrow canals is a must and for your children is sure to delight. Mekong Delta brings visitors an ordinary picturesque scenery filled with coconut palms, fruit gardens and paddy fields.

The best choice for travellers with family in two weeks to travel around Vietnam. You will start in Hanoi - 1000 year old capital of Vietnam, relaxing on luxury cabin cruising the spectacular Halong Bay, travel to Hoi An ancient town in the central coast, then finish your trip in exotic Sai Gon and the colorful Mekong Delta. The tour is private and flexible for family, it can be customized to fully match your travel needs and budget.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrive (D)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, we take a cyclo ride for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Enjoy our warming Welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 2: Hanoi – Half day city tour – Half day village tour (B,L)
The morning, surprise your children with an excursion to Bat Trang ceramic village (13km from the Hanoi centre) Nested on the bank of Red River,Bat Trang is known as the ceramic and pottery centre of Vietnam, where you can have fun making your own products and releasing your children creativity. Ridding on buffalo cartwheel to visit the village, stop at a home factory for shopping and practice. After the lunch, we visit the Temple of Literature- built in 1076 and dedicated to Confucius and the first Royal National University in Vietnam in 1076. This is also a perfect hideaway from the bustling city. The temple and its beautiful garden setting provides an opportunity to relax in its atmosphere and learn more about education in Vietnam 1000 years ago. Then we visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and BA DINH, one pillar pagoda – one of the oldest architectures dated back from 11th century and HOCHIMINH Museum. And continue with 1 hour Cyclo with low speed around Ha Noi Old quarter. Enjoy water puppet show at night. Overnight in Hanoi.
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Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
With 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, the wonder of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the guest lounge for check-in. And then, you will get on a boat to start your cruise trip around the wonderful Ha Long Bay. After having a delicious lunch with seafood and relax, the journey will start from discovering signature caves. The caves at Ha Long are located around the bay, you can stand at one to view another and the whole bay. After discovering the wild beauty of the cave, you will return to the boat to prepare for an adventure activity, it's kayaking. You will immerse yourself in nature by floating in the middle of the sea, enjoy peaceful moments and temporarily forget the daily life. After kayaking, you can come up to the deck, have some light drink and watch the sunset before dinner has been served. In the late evening, you can take part in an interesting activity of local people, night fishing. Overnight on board.
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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – fly to Dong Hoi – Phong Nha (B,D)
In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin, getting back to the main dock and back to Noi Bai Airport for the flight to Dong Hoi. Upon arrive, your guide and driver will pick up you to hotel in Phong Nha. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park located at the North West of Dong Hoi city (50km). It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and is home to the largest cave in the world and covers 300 different grottoes and caves. In 2009, a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association discovered the largest cave of the world, Son Doong cave. Phong Nha-Ke Bang is an attractive place for tourists as of its biodiversity and natural preservation. Overnight in Dong Hoi.
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Day 5: Phong Nha - Paradise cave - Dark Cave - Chay river (B,L)
After breakfast, our first destination will be Paradise Cave, an "Underground Royal Palace". Paradise Cave is one of the most wonderful and gigantic caves in the world, the largest dry cave in Asia, a dry cave with the most special stalagmite, the cave with the longest wooden bridge in Asia. The narrow entrance of the cave may excite your curiosity, and you will be fully surprised by the view inside the cave. The mysterious beauty of the cave is revealed by the lighting system exposing to the miraculous stalagmites. After leaving Paradise Cave, we move to the Chay River - Dark Cave. In here, you will have a lot of fun, a lot of activity with your child such as: kayaking, zipline game or discovering Dark Cave. In here, You can become a cave explorer with flashlight helmet and dedicated devices to discover underground river system, admire thousands of stalagmite with special shapes. You will have an outstanding experience when bathing in natural mud or swim across the cool water of Thuy Tien lake, Bong Lai lake. And then, we back to hotel for relaxing after an exciting day.
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Day 6: Phong Nha – Vinh Moc Tunnel – Hue (B,L)
Today, we will depart from Phong Nha and makes it’s way to Hue, we will stop in Vinh Moc tunnels complex. Vinh Moc tunnels located deep in the DMZ and sheltered Vinh Linh county people from the intense bombing. The tunnels were a success in saving the villagers’ lives and providing them the necessary living conditions to fight back the American enemy. The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare . Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels. The tunnels were deemed a success and only a few villagers lost their lives. At the Vinh Moc tunnels, you are met by a guide who walks you through the tunnels whilst describing the history and helping you understand what it must have been like living inside the tunnel for weeks at a time After the lunch served in a local restaurant, we will head to Hue. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Hue
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Day 7: Hue – Half day city tour – Hoi An (B,L)
Hue has always been a dreaming, ancient capital, although it now becomes one of the center city of Vietnam. If you want to stay away from the busy and bustling, let come to Hue to enjoy the lifestyle of an ancient capital. One of the most highlights in Hue and you can’t miss it is Citadel and Cruise on the beautiful Perfume River by dragon boat. In citadel you will see variety of structures with the royal style. You will be explained about the history of 13 reigns of Nguyen Emperor, visit the palace where king and queen live. And viewing Thien Mu pagoda, the daily activities of other people, visit the sampan village with cruise on river. We will return to the city center and have lunch in a Hue’s style restaurant. After lunch, we say goodbye to Hue and depart to Hoi An. On the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach and we take you over the beautiful Hai Van Pass - Vietnam geographical and psychological boundary between the North and the South. Hai Van attracts the tourist by the scenery of mountain hiding in the cloud, curvy road surrounding from the bottom to the top, it's a great place for the adventurer to conquer and test self-limit. Arrive at Hoi An, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 8: Hoi An – Countryside tour by scooter (B,L)
Get on the back of a scooter as Vietnamese and be ready for a trip to explore the countryside around Hoi An. We will get to see the countryside and visit some local businesses where you will learn more about the way of life in this part of Vietnam. We will show you a side of Hoi An that most visitors miss out on. We will start the day by driving out of Hoi An city and seeing beautiful scenery including rice paddies and vegetable plantations. The trip includes a stop where you will see Banh Dap (a local rice flour dish) being made and you can give it a go yourself! You will also see local weavers making straw mats, and ride on the back of scooter along the bank of the river to see fish farm and also amazing to see fish trap, and stop to see the people build a fishing boat as well as crossing a traditional bridge built completely from bamboo. On the bamboo boat, you get a chance to see vast fish farms, your guides will give you information about some of the history and local traditions. The 5-hours-trip will finish off with a delicious seafood feast by the water. You can also have a break at any time on the jouney to enjoy a cup of coffee. We look forward to showing you another side of Hoi An! Back to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 9: Hoi An – City tour (B,L)
Hoi An is a small city famous with the name called "Hoi An ancient town". Located at the downstream of Thu Bon river, this is one of the most prominent destinations of Central tourism. With the simple, poetic traditional beauty in combination with the ancient, Hoi An is just like an extraordinary painting between a modern life. We take a walk through town, seeing remarkably well-preserved traditional houses that have withstood 200 years of weather and war. Learn about the prosperous merchants who used to live in these homes, trading with buyers from all over the world. We will see the Japanese Covered Bridge, one of two such bridges in Vietnam. And you will reach The Assembly Halls. There are 4 Assembly Halls in Hoi An which you can find when walking along Tran Phu Street. Each of those Halls has belonged to a Chinese community who has their own beliefs, different assembly halls worship different gods and goddesses. Visit a local family making lanterns brings you a chance to try making some special souvenirs for friends and beloved before ending this day. Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 10: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Beach Break – Hoi An (B,L)
Our guide will pick up at your hotel to travel to Ba Na hills. Upon arriving at the cable car station, get on the first cable car, Sitting in the cabin, in midair, looking upon the endless tree line of the forests, bring you with spectacular views of the lush jungle and Fairy waterfalls along the way. Feel free to explore the primitive ecological system of the Ba Na Mountains. Visit Le Jardin garden, Debay wine cellar (from 1923), French villages. Experience the Golden Bridge, a bridge just like a golden ribbon in the sky which is held by two giant hand risen from the hill. The Golden Bridge has an impressive design, a road floating in the sky. Get on the second cable car to the top of the mountains. Challenge your limits with the Peak of Chua Mountain at a height of 1,487m. Don't forget to take your camera to capture the panorama view of the Da Nang from the top of Ba Na Hills. Visit the Fantasy park, this is an international standard amusement park with many games for all ages. Be free to choose a romantic game to play if you are a gentle person. In opposite, you have a strong character, you can play thrilling games. Have lunch then take a leisure walk outside to play with monkeys and take photos with them. Get back to the cable car station at the foot of Ba Na mountain. Then get back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 11: Hoi An – Cham Island – Hoi An (B)
Cham Island is a part of 8 small islands of Quang Nam which sets up a part of Cu Lao Cham Marine Park. You will visit Bai Lang, including Au Thuyen (a shelter for a boat in bad weather), Tay Tang Pagoda. And then arriving at Chong beach to soak yourself in the crystal clear blue water as well as watching the colorful coral reef. In the morning, you will be pick up to travel to Cua Dai beach, from there, embarking on a speed boat to Cham Island. Take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh air along with the wonderful scenery. You will have chance to take sometimes to swim or snoker in Hon Nhon beach. Or rest in Hamocks, take a sunbath in Bai Chong beach. Enjoy your lunch with seafood at a famous local restaurant on Bai Xep Return to the boat and the journey back to your hotel in Hoi An Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 12: Hoi An – Saigon – City tour (B,L)
Start your day with the right foot with a delicious breakfast to get you going. Then, your driver will take you to Danang Airport, where you will take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival in HCMC, We start your morning with a nice tour in Ho Chi Minh City. Our start point is the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Then we explore the incredible Reunification Place, and the War Remnants Museum of high historical importance. After that you will enjoy of a tasty lunch at a local restaurant. Break time for a tasty lunch at a local restaurant, so you can be full of energy for the afternoon trip to discover the biggest market in Saigon is Binh Tay market. This market mainly serves the local population with its extensive range of fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat and seafood from regions across Vietnam. And Thien Hau Lady temple: a beautiful temple dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess “Mazu”. The interior has colorful roof decorations by representing scenes from the nineteenth century in a Chinese city. Moreover, the most well-known interior design work which dominates the main altar is the three statues of the ‘Lady of the Sea’. Check in hotel. Overnight in Saigon
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Day 13: Sai Gon - Mekong - Ben Tre - Phong Nam – Can Tho (B,L)
Heading out of town toward to Ben Tre, pick up to Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre city). Take a boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong River, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring...Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where the people to open coconut by hand (husking coconut), coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process located along canal (Ms Lan coconut candy workshop), taste tropical fruit, honey tea. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats. Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Afternoon, taking a rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier, , then we will continue our trip to Can Tho, the capital city of Mekong Delta. Take a rest and enjoy a peaceful time. Overnight in Can Tho.
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Day 14: Can Tho – Floating Market – Saigon (B,L)
This day we will wake up early, taking a motor-boat along the river to Cái Răng floating market, the largest its kind, where colorful boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging. We continue the cruise and walk on a quite country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the residents as they go about their daily routines. Visit a flea market, a noodle factory, and tropical fruit gardens like papaya, mango, pineapple… Spend a short time for cycling around the village will give you a fantastic way to experience local life. Then drive back to Hồ Chí Minh City. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the way. Overnight in Saigon.
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Day 15: Saigon Departure (B)
There is free time for you to relax or further exploring Saigon City. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan Son That International Airport for departure.
Route Agent Class
Hanoi - Dong Hoi Vietnam Airlines/Bamboo Airways Economy
Da Nang - Saigon Vietnam Airlines/Bamboo Airways Economy

INCLUSIVE:

  • All domestic flight tickets
  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing occupancy (family connecting room is available on request)
  • Meals as indicated in program, (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Private A/C car or van with driver during on tour.
  • English or French speaking guide (any other requested language guide)
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
  • Junk cruise in Halong bay and other boat trips if has
  • Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International air tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and other services
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program

NOTES: Tour can be modified, hotels changed to suit your tastes and budget. Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.

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