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

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 South China 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.

Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
667kg pp per trip


  • Cruise Vietnam's majestic Halong Bay
  • Find a poem hat in imperial Hue
  • Discover Vietnam's Perfume River on a dragon boat
  • Meet local kids in Hoi An
  • Explore the Mekong Delta by sampan


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Enjoy breakfast at KOTO, a restaurant helping Hanoi's disadvantaged youth. Jump on board one of Vietnam's famous cyclos and take a ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Then it's off to an evening water puppet show, a form of traditional Vietnamese entertainment that started in rice fields centuries ago.
Cruise through the warm waters of Halong Bay and admire towering limestone peaks and stalactite-filled caves. Take a dip in the South China Sea and at night, be captivated by Vietnam's star-filled sky.
A former imperial capital and important Buddhist centre, Hue is filled with ancient sites. Discover the Imperial Citadel and the lovely octagonal Thien Mu Pagoda. Explore the lively Dong Ba Market and search for 'poem hats' between the fruit, vegetable and fish stalls. These hats have shadowy scenes of everyday life, which can only be seen when held up to the light. Later, swap the bustle of the markets for the tranquillity of Vietnam's Perfume River with a cruise on a dragon boat.
Travel past picturesque rice paddies and verdant mountains to the quaint backstreets of charming Hoi An. Meet local kids on a school visit, shop for handicrafts, get clothes tailor-made in rich silks or enjoy a picnic on the beach.
Fly to Vietnam's fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City and fill up on traditional cuisine at a local market. Visit some elusive tourist spots, before travelling to remote villages to get a taste of Vietnam's rural life. Afterwards, explore the mangroves of the Mekong Delta by paddling a sampan around the tributaries before boarding a boat to cruise the major waterways of the delta. Back in town, soak up the last of Ho Chi Minh City where this adventure ends.
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11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Boat, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Children Hope in Action visit
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise
  • Hue - Royal tomb


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Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

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