Vietnam Family Holiday

13 Days | Meet Vietnam’s welcoming people and explore its natural and cultural treasures

4.9 out of 5 based on 87 reviews submitted.
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With great food, lush scenery and lots of warm, friendly locals, the whole family will fall in love with Vietnam. Sail beautiful Halong Bay. Delight at water puppets in Hanoi. Learn about rich emperors in Hue. Get a new outfit tailor-made in Hoi An. Maybe even take a dip in the Vietnam East Sea. With so much to share and do together, you'll experience the culture, flavours, and highlights of a Vietnamese adventure your family will always remember.

Trip overview

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday including Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Family
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TVFA
This trip generates 66.19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • A cyclo tour of Hanoi is an excellent introduction to bustling inner-city Vietnam, and the novelty of travelling on these three-wheeled wonders is a thrill for all ages
  • There's a great mix of included activities and free time, which is perfect in atmospheric destinations like Hoi An, with the beach just a short bike ride away
  • Halong Bay is not only an amazing and unique natural wonder – it's a proper escape from the world around you. Sleep under the stars on a comfortable cruise boat and enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner on board
  • By dining at KOTO in Hanoi, you and your family will not only feast on dellicious northern specialties, you'll be supporting an excellent cause that helps connect street kids with careers in hospitality
  • One of the many advantages of group travel is the social aspect, and kids often have playmates, giving you a little more time to relax

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is Vietnam, so days are hot and sticky and nights can get quite cool! Be sure to wear layers, use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • You  and your family will visit a number of temples on this trip, and it's important to respect the local custom. Arms and knees should be covered. A light scarf is a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • Be prepared for basic shared facilities at your Mekong Delta homestay (Day 11). The lack of creature comforts is, of course, a small price to pay for such an authentic local experience.
  • Your overnight train journey from Hanoi to Hue (Day 4) is quite long. The upside is you'll wake up in a thrilling new destination and experience travelling like a local. Whilebedding is supplied some families opt to bring their own sleep sheets.

Itinerary

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology
  • Hue - Cyclo Tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Lavin House Craft Experience
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - White Rose Cake cooking class
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Orientation Walk
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay and Boat Cruise
  • Mekong Delta - Local market visit
Add on activities
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hoi An - Cooking Class. - USD33
  • Hoi An - Thu Bon river boat trip - VND100000
  • Hoi An - Countryside bicycle hire - VND60000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel Experience Urban Adventure - USD45

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Important notes

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age: 5 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 or younger at the time of travel.
4. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
5. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Day 3 (Overnight Boat), Day 4 (Sleeper Train) and Day 11 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
6. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
7. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 5 pm on Day 1 in Hanoi. This trip ends on Day 13 and you are free to leave at any time.
8. Tet is Vietnam's New Year festival, held annually in late January or early February based on the lunar calendar. While this can be a fascinating time to travel and experience this event, expect some shop closures and busier than usual local transport. Opening hours at some tourist sites may also be affected or closed. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption, a flexible approach from the traveler is appreciated.
9. During the rainy months (approx. June to October), our mode of transport can be changed at short notice due to weather conditions.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 87 reviews submitted.
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Natalie · Traveled January 2024
We just completed the Family Trip in Vietnam and it was a great experience. The included and optional activities were excellent and great care was taken to give us a healthy and sustainable trip. Our guide Thao was exceptional. If you want to introduce your kids to overseas travel this is the perfect way to do it.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Jeremy · Traveled January 2024
The trip was organised by my wife and initially planned for April 2020. I was unsure what to expect but was truly impressed and delighted with how much I and my family enjoyed our trip.
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

Pui-Ling · Traveled December 2023
The Vietnam Family Tour was perfect for us. We learnt so much about the history, culture, people and cuisines of the different regions. And our kids loved it! 10/10.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2024

Charles · Traveled December 2023
We had a wonderful time as a family and the tour exceeded our expectations - so much to see, experience and learn about with other families. We started as strangers and finish as good friends, with many happy memories and we couldn’t have hoped for a better tour leader than Tri Nguyen who was exceptional!
Review submitted 11 Jan 2024

Lisa · Traveled December 2023
The trip was perfect for our family of four. No stress for mum and dad with everything taken care of, kids loved having other kids to play with and we really felt we experienced so many facets of Vietnam. Trip of a lifetime for us.
Review submitted 14 Jan 2024
Vietnam Family Holiday
From
AUD $1,948