Vietnam Adventure

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi an – Saigon – Mui Ne – Saigon

Discover Vietnam on this 13-day family adventure. Kayak around the islands of Halong Bay, spend the night in a remote hilltribe village, jump on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) to tour around Hanoi, learn about Vietnam’s history and practice your bargaining skills in one of the many lively markets.

 

Vietnam Adventure

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi an – Saigon – Mui Ne – Saigon 

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This 13-day family adventure provides the perfect introduction to Vietnam. Kayak around the islands of Halong Bay, spend the night in a remote hilltribe village, jump on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) to tour around Hanoi, learn about Vietnam’s history and practice your bargaining skills in one of the many lively markets.

Best For: A Vietnamese Adventure; kids of all ages

The following is a sample itinerary and your family holiday to Nepal can be fully customised to suit your family’s requirements. The holiday may include:

  • Discover the city of Hanoi; watch people doing Tai Chi and ballroom dancing in the parks, wander the wide boulevards and hurtle through the chaotic streets of the Old Quarter on the back of a cyclo (cycle rickshaw).
  • Watch a traditional performance of Vietnamese water puppets – a hit with kids!
  • Spend the night on a traditional junk (sailing boat) in beautiful Halong Bay. Explore one of the many small islands, discover huge limestone caves, visit a floating fishing village and try your hand at kayaking.
  • Experience an overnight train when you travel from Halong Bay to Hue.
  • Brush up on your Vietnamese history with a visit to the ancient palaces in Hue and then cycle around the neighbouring countryside.
  • Visit the lovely port town of Hoi An, home to lively markets and rows upon rows of tailors – get some new clothes made while here!
  • Visit a traditional Chinese mansion, hit the beach, learn how to make paper lanterns or how to cook your favourite Vietnamese dish and then take a ‘fishing and farming’ tour and learn more about traditional farming life.
  • Discover the colourful city of Saigon – home to nearly 3 million motorbikes!
  • Tunnel underground at the Cu Chi tunnels, once used as a means of underground communication during the war against the French and then later the Americans. Kids will love trying to spot the well-camouflaged entrances to the tunnels and then crawling into them; large Western-sized adults might find it a tighter squeeze!
  • Relax on the gorgeous beaches at Mui Ne or try your hand at snorkelling or kite-surfing. You can even visit some nearby sand dunes that wouldn’t look out of place in the Sahara!

 

KIDS

There are so many different and varied things to do in Vietnam that there is something for the whole family. Of course the beach will appeal to children, but they will also love kayaking around the islands of Halong Bay, spending the night in remote hilltribe villages, jumping on cyclos (cycle rickshaws) to tour around Hanoi and Saigon, and compelling their parents try snake wine and fried scorpion (we dare you!).

ITINERARY

This holiday traditionally starts in Hanoi and ends in Saigon, however it can be fully customised to suit your family’s requirements. See sample itinerary below:

 

Day 1-2: Hanoi

Overnight: Two-night stay at a hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Car: 3.5 hrs

Overnight: Overnight on traditional junk (sailing boat)

 

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue

Overnight: Overnight train to Hue travelling ‘soft sleeper’ class (4 in a cabin) or Plane: 1 hr (Hanoi – Hue)

 

Day 5: Hue

Overnight: Overnight at a hotel in Hue

 

Day 6-7: Hue – Hoi An

Car: 3 hrs.

Overnight: Two-night stay at hotel in Hoi An

 

Day 8-9: Hoi An – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Plane: 1.15 hrs. or Overnight Train: 15 hrs.

Overnight: Two-night stay at hotel in Saigon

 

Day 10-12: Saigon – Mui Ne

Car: 3 hrs.

Overnight: Three-night stay at hotel in Mui Ne

 

Day 13: Mui Ne – Saigon

Transfer back to Siagon in time for your flight home.

 

END OF HOLIDAY

**Please note that all travel times are approximate. 

WHEN TO GO

Vietnam is a narrow but very long country, stretching a long way from north to south. As a result it has a very varied climate and most visitors will experience different weather conditions as they move around the country.

In general from October through to March is is cold in the north (particularly in the mountains) with some rain, and it is much warmer and generally dry in the south. The summer (from April to September) is warm or hot throughout the country with a good chance of rain on some days.

If you are travelling the breadth of Vietnam from Hanoi in the north to Saigon in the south, there isn’t really an ideal time to visit. But if we were pushed, then probably the best time of year would be spring (March – May) or autumn (September – October).

RATES

This sample itinerary listed costs £1,079 per adult.  Prices for children will vary according to age and whether they are in their own room or sharing with adults. Our partner agent will be happy to give you an exact quote based on your family’s requirements.

This holiday is organised by our UK-based partner agent who is an expert in family travel and who has prepared this holiday specifically for families.

Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be given to you upon completing an enquiry.

 

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