A classic and easy Vietnam tours for family in 12 days covers almost all attractive destinations from North to South. There are not so many land transfer or long sightseeing, so it is suitable for kids. The tour starts from Hanoi capital & easy trip to hilly & mountainous area of Mai Chau then to the famous UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay. Hue Imperial City and Hoi An Ancient Town in the central are added between. Then we come to the south with cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Mekong delta.

Highlights

  • Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam with French style old buildings, lakes..and traditionally rural villages
  • Mai Chau: A small town and farming community about three hours from Hanoi, it nestles at the bottom of a valley among rice fields and mountains. For a family, exploring here is an adventurous, yet relaxed part of the trip.
  • Ninh Binh: known as ‘Halong Bay on land’, Ninh Binh province is a serene, rural area consisting of rice fields and gorgeous limestone mountains.
  • Ha Long Bay - UNESCO world heritage site: This exquisite limestone bay is not to be missed on a trip to Vietnam, and exploring its other-worldly beauty is a fantastic way to make some great family memories.
  • Hoi An: Only 30km in south of Da Nang, Hoi An is one of the most picturesque Vietnamese towns you’ll encounter. it’s best to get out of the city on a bicycle if you can.
  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): the biggest city of Vietnam was once ‘pearl of Far East”. The city is now still the most attractive travel destination in Vietnam for foreigners.
  • Mekong Delta: Vietnam’s biggest agricultural region, the country’s rice basket with colorful floating markets, fruit orchards, rice paddies, bird sanctuaries and quaint villages

This 12-days itinerary of family vacation in Vietnam covers many of the must-see sites in Vietnam from North to South. This features the best of family tours, tailored to satisfy all the family members from children to grandparents, from leisure to easy activities. Your family will have a chance to enjoy stately Hanoi and explore the wonder of the World, Halong Bay on a private junk cruise then heading southward to the bustle and hustle Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, and the waterway of the Mekong Delta.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our driver and tour guide welcome you at Noi Bai Airport, escorts you to your hotel to check in and relax.
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Day 2: Hanoi – Half day city tour – Duong Lam Village (B,L)
After breakfast, our guide will pick up you to start our day, we start with Ho Chi Minh complex, an important place for pilgrimage, which has built to honor and express gratitude to Uncle Ho. The most important part of the complex is the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, where preserved Uncle Ho’s corpse for people all over the country and international visitors to visit their beloved old father. In front of the mausoleum is the Ba Dinh square. It has preserved many imprints of great events of the Vietnamese nationAnother signature place in the complex is One Pillar Pagoda, a strange architectural style pagoda built from 1049. And the final place will be the Ho Chi Minh Museum, a place to express gratitude and eternal memory of the great merits of President Ho Chi Minh. We will continue to The Temple of Literature. It's not only the first university in Vietnam, but it always is the fire to light up the traditional fondness for the learning Vietnamese people. Quoc Tu Giam has also been chosen for organizing the complimentary ceremonies, events on holiday, be the icon of Ha Noi city. Departure from Hanoi to Duong Lam Ancient Village, after lunch with local family, we start to figure out more about Vietnamese culture and history through heritage sites, 400-year-old laterite ancient houses, communal houses, wells, lotus pond and cycling around the village to enjoy fresh air and admire the picturesque paddy fields, talk to hospitable local people. Then be back to Hanoi for overnight
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Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B,L,D)
Starting our day from central Hanoi hotel and soak up the scenery as you drive west into the hills of Northern Vietnam. From Hanoi to Mai Chau through a 3.5 hours journey by private car. You will travel uphill through some beautiful pass, which provides a panoramic view down to the valley. Arrive at Mai Chau around midday, following the tour guide to a traditional stilt house, where you will be served a scrumptious lunch with local people. After lunch, take part in a leisure cycling tour to explore the countryside in Mai Chau. You will visit some small stilt houses of the Thai minority to learn their culture, customs and habits. Seeing the demonstration of local handicraft and try to make one for yourself. After all the activity, we back to hotel and check in. In the evening, you will enjoy the dinner with a bottle of local traditional wine, called "Ruou Can". It is made of fermented glutinous rice mixed with several kinds of herbs from the local forests. It stores in a large jar, people use a long slim bamboo tube to enjoy the wine together. You can also spend a performance show about the local tradition of having a camp-fire.
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Day 4: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B,L)
After early breakfast, we head to the Cuc Phuong National Park for 03 hours driving. Cuc Phuong National Park was Vietnam's first national park and is the country's largest nature reserve. Upon arrival at Cuc Phuong National Park, you will explain about the special features of the park. With over hundreds type of birds, mammals, reptiles and over 2,000 types of vegetation, Cuc Phuong national park is the most important nature reserve in Vietnam. The living environment here is deeply endangering due to illegal hunting and logging, which makes it hard to find the rare species while making others facing or being extinct. One of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong is visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. The simple lunch will be serve in a local restaurant, Coming to the middle of the park, you will start your trekking tour through the thick vegetation of the rainforest. Popular hiking trails will lead you to explore the diverse flora and fauna of the park. You will stop at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, with thousand years of age. You will also see a number of picturesque streams and waterfalls, caves. The scale, wilderness, and beauty of the forest will engrave in your mind. From Cuc Phuong National Park, we will take about 1.5 hours to the hotel. Check in and relax
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Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B,L)
After breakfast, the first we arrive at Hoa Lu, Hoa Lu is the ancient capital of Vietnam, recognized by UNESCO as one of four main areas of Trang An World Heritage Site complex. Here we will spend about an hour to visit temples of two Vietnamese dynasties of Dinh and Le with very unique architecture in the old time. Pick up information about the ancient culture of the Royal Palaces ground dated 10th century. Then we will make a short transfer Van Lam village, you get on a bamboo boat rowed by the local villager to explore the stunning scenery of Tam Coc. UNESCO has recognized Tam Coc to be the World Natural Heritage Site in 2014 and made this place become a famous destination in Ha Noi- Ho Chi Minh Tour. Boating along Ngo Dong river, you will be able to explore for the "Indochine" film-setting. The beauty of the area has attracted millions of French tourists since then. Continue cruising under the astonishing limestone cliffs, you will get to Hang Ca - first cave with the river going through. The cave is 132m long as you can see from our photo on the right side. Leaving the 2nd cave, your boat will head to Hang Ba - the final cave. After lunch serve at a local restaurant, we will have a short a biking trip around the countryside of Van Long natural reserve. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
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Day 6: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (B,L,D)
With 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay from Ninh Binh, 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 7: Halong – Hanoi – fly to Danang – Hoi An (B)
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 Danang then transfer to Hoi An. Upon arrive, your guide and driver will pick up you to hotel in Hoi An. Check in and relax. Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 8: Hoi An - Coconut Forest & Rural Villages - Hoi An City Tour (B,L)
In the morning, our guide pick up you at your hotel by car. Starting to the countryside throughout beautiful arrow roads, rice paddle field, old temple, water palm forests, enjoy the fresh air with the nature. You go to Cam Thanh Coconut Forest, join in special bamboo Basket boat on Cua Dai river, exploring the seven hectares water palm forest, learn how to catch purple crabs…Then we go to An My Paddy Field, see the buffalo – the symbol of countryside in Vietnam. Continue to the local house in Tra Que Village, enjoy welcome drink. Taking part in a cooking, learn how to make traditional rice milk and having super lunch with local food at the local family. This will be a true experience of the trip. After lunch, meeting local farmers, talking with them and share about their local farming, experience daily life, Listening to the tour guide introduced and explained about the process of the wet rice how to grow it and have chance to work as a really farmer. Say goodbye to the farmer, back to the town, 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. The next destination is the Japanese Covered Bridge, one of two such bridges in Vietnam. This beautiful bridge was first constructed in the 1590s by linking it with the Chinese quarters. Following Tran Phu street, 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. Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 9: Hoi An - Vinpearl Land (B,L)
Are you ready to have fun? Today we will spend the whole day in Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An. It's a combination of a thrilling amusement park, fascinating cultural experience & wildlife discovery. This place is a must-visit destination in Da Nang – Hoi An for any traveler on the journey to explore the central of Vietnam. Spreading over a total area of 62.4 hectares, Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An is indeed the boundless entertainment paradise with its signature image of 12 ships anchoring right at the entrance. There are a variety of extreme games, all are unique around the world, such as Tourbillon Fast & Furious, Swiss Tower from 80m height, Super Chaos…; 95 indoor games, 5D film castle with 114 seats, Water Music Stage with 2500 seats. The River Safari here is extremely unique since it lying along a river where you can get on a boat and enjoy the convenient of watching the impressive variety. This place is home of about 39 species from all around the world especially Amazon Region. Be ready to see with your own eyes 4000 animal individuals: white lions, giraffes,rhinos, Bengal Tiger,... Heeding to the quiet sound of the river, falling leaves and birds singing, guests will experience the perfect tranquility of nature. Back to the hotel. Free time and overnight in Hoi An
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Day 10: Hoi An – fly to Saigon – City & Street food tour by Vespa Scooter (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport for shortflight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon We start our trip to the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels. This destination is one of the most popular for both local and foreign tourists, and it is because it is a stunning network of tunnels of over 200 kilometers. They are legendary because they were a key role in the war. Check in hotel. And then at 6pm we will continue the tour with Saigon by night with food tour on old fashioned Italian Scooter Your guide will pick you up with a classic Vespa scooter. most people in Saigon travel by scooter or Vespa, and we would like to share with you the interesting way to explore the Saigon city by night by special vintage Vespa it fun and also make you feel back of Saigon in 1950, on the tour not only rider vintage Vespa to explore the city, we love to share with you about our traditional food, watching life passing by. Back to hotel and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Day 11: Sai Gon - Mekong - Ben Tre – Saigon (B,L)
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 go back to Sai gon. Overnight in Sai Gon
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Day 12: 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 - Da Nang Vietnam Airlines/Bamboo Airways Economy
Da Nang - Saigon Vietnam Airlines/Bamboo Airways Economy

INCLUSIVE:

  • All domestic flight tickets
  • Accommodation based on 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
  • 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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