Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers

9 Days | Experience adventure the active way on this family trip through Vietnam

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Discover a different side of a much-loved country on this activity-focused trip through the northern half of Vietnam. Encompassing cycling excursions, guided walking tours, kayaking expeditions and two nights of boating on Halong Bay, this trip is bound to get the blood pumping and the family bonding. Starting in Hanoi, uncover Vietnam's landmark attractions on a city cycling tour, and sit down to lunch at an initiative geared towards helping street children. Savour the picturesque countryside of rural Vietnam during a two-day ride from Luong Song to stunning Ninh Binh, cruise the waters of Halong Bay by junk boat and kayak, and explore charming Hoi An and its surrounds by bike and foot. This is an adventure for families who like spending their down time getting up and at it.

Trip overview

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday With Teenagers including Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Hoi An, Vietnam
Theme
Family
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 10
Group size
Min 2 - Max 18
Trip code
TVFB
This trip generates 59 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
  • Experience the tranquil beauty of rural Vietnam while cycling hrough the lush rice paddies and limestone karsts of Ninh Binh
  • Exploring Halong Bay by kayak allows you and your family to access places the junk boats can't. Paddle through grottoes, land on secluded islands and inspect stalactites up close
  • Eat for a good cause at Hanoi's KOTO restaurant, an initiative that trains street kids for careers in hospitality
  • Be romanced by the well-preserved architecture, welcoming atmosphere and superb eateries of Hoi An

Is this trip right for you?
  • The weather in Vietnam can be hot and sticky, particularly during the monsoon seasons, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Please be sure to pack sunscreen and a hat, especially for wearing when out kayaking in Halong Bay.
  • In order to see as much as possible, this trip involves some long journeys, including by overnight train where the amenities are shared and basic. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight-train-in-vietnam/
  • On Days 3 and 4 we cover up to 60kms/37 miles on the bike so a good level of fitness is required.
  • On Day 3 our accommodation for the evening is a local homestay where you and your family will sleep on mattresses in a communal room. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic.

Itinerary

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday With Teenagers including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Plane, private bus, bike, kayak, overnight train

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight train (1 night)

Activities
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Mai Chau - Pom Coong Village visit & traditional lunch
  • Mai Chau - Traditional Textile Social Enterprise Experience
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Bike ride

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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: 10 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 excludes Day 3 (Homestay), Day 5 (Halong Bay) and Day 6 (Overnight Train), where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
6.This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 5 pm on Day 1 in Hanoi. This trip ends on Day 9 and you are free to leave at any time.
7. 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.
8. 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

5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews submitted.
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Jenny · Traveled January 2024
An Intrepid family trip with teens is a fantastic way to see Vietnam. The trip was well organised. The country & its people so beautiful. We saw & did lots of great things - cycled through gorgeous landscapes, slept on a boat & train - and we had the most amazing group. Overall an amazing experience!
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024

Aiden · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 12 Jan 2024

Alan · Traveled January 2024
The Intrepid Vietnam family tour is great fun- variety of regions and experiences. Highlight was several day’s cycle in the rural areas. I’d recommend to active families.
Review submitted 13 Jan 2024

Carolyn · Traveled December 2023
This as a great trip to do as a family. Challenging, interesting and fun. A fabulous way to see another country and get a taste of a different culture. Highly recommend it.
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

Peter · Traveled December 2023
A fantastic trip for families with teenagers and tweens. Outstanding activities, well run, and suiting a mix of abilities. Loc and the local team immersed us in the culture and the families had lots of fun.
Review submitted 11 Jan 2024
Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers
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USD $1,215