Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers

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

5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews submitted.
NZD $1,628
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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
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam
Physical rating
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Min 10
Group size
Min 2 - Max 18
Trip code
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:
  • 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.


Map of Vietnam Family Holiday With Teenagers including Vietnam



8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Plane, private bus, bike, kayak, overnight train


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

  • 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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5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews submitted.
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Louise · Traveled April 2024
Absolutely incredible trip. Equally physically challenging and relaxing. The 9 nights went really quickly. My teen really enjoyed the company of other kids the same age and I enjoyed the company of the other parents. Highly recommended and we return home with feeling fuller and with a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Trevor · Traveled April 2024
Having self-travelled the world extensively over 4 years, with many self-organised trips, I was at first hesitant. However, this was the first organised tour group trip I have been on and it was one of the most enjoyable holidays, well organised, well matched guests, fantastic guide, I couldn’t be happier.
Review submitted 14 Apr 2024

Marnie · Traveled April 2024
Best family holiday we have had together! Loved tħat the kids had friends and we were all being active and enjoying such an amazing adventure together led by the most amazing guide, Thanh. We didn’t have to think about anything. It was all so well organised. We loved the homestay, the overnight boat and even the overnight train! The food over there is addictive! I want to go back!
Review submitted 21 Apr 2024

Alix · Traveled March 2024
Our family had the best time on this trip. The kids were all kept really engaged, and I felt we experienced a breadth of what Vietnam has to offer. Worth being in decent shape!
Review submitted 07 Apr 2024

Leanne · Traveled March 2024
We would highly recommend this tour for active families who like to do a lot in a short period of time. Drinks by the pool it’s not - authentic travel, lots of kilometres on bike and foot, amazing food and organisation
Review submitted 10 Apr 2024
Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers
NZD $1,628