Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort

13 Days | Halong will it take your family to visit this cultural haven?

5 out of 5 based on 75 reviews submitted.
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With its friendly locals, delicious food and incredible scenery, Vietnam is the ideal place for a family adventure. Stroll the winding streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, laugh yourself silly at the water puppet theatre at Hoan Kiem and see ancient temples and pagodas alongside modern houses from a cyclo. Barter with stallholders at a floating market, explore the Forbidden Purple City and eat all the pho you can handle. With 13 days to adventure from the towering limestone karsts of Halong Bay to the frenetic markets of Ho Chi Minh City, you and your gang will get all the highlights of vivacious Vietnam in one neat package.

Trip overview

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort including Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Family
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 18
Trip code
TVFK
This trip generates 76 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 perfect balance of included activities and free time, which is ideal in atmospheric destinations like Hoi An. Tailored threads, cooking class or beach day? Your choice.
  • Halong Bay is more than 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 delicious northern specialties, you'll be supporting a cause that helps support disadvantaged youth with careers in hospitality.
  • Gain a real insight into village living with a special homestay in the Mekong Delta. You’ll access the homestay by water, and will be learning about daily life and laughing with the locals in no time.

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 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. While bedding is supplied some families opt to bring their own sleep sheets.

Itinerary

Map of Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Boat, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Lavin House Craft Experience
  • Hue - Cyclo Tour
  • Hoi An - Orientation walk
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Orientation Walk
  • Mekong Delta - Boat Cruise and Homestay
  • Mekong Delta - Local market visit
Add on activities
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking - VND250000
  • Hoi An - Cooking Class, Central Vietnamese - 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 train and flight 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

5 out of 5 based on 75 reviews submitted.
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Tanya · Traveled January 2024
Being our first Intrepid trip, we weren't sure what to expect. We are so glad we did! There was no stress, everything was taken care of for you so we could sit back, relax and enjoy our holiday. Highly recommend.
Review submitted 28 Jan 2024

Michaela · Traveled January 2024
What an amazing trip we had as a family! We loved everything about Vietnam 🇻🇳 Our tour guide ‘Lucky’ was sensational, so organised and informative throughout our journey. He took the stress out of the entire holiday. Thankyou Lucky and thankyou Intrepid for another amazing holiday!
Review submitted 27 Jan 2024

Jacintha · Traveled January 2024
An excellent way to travel Vietnam as a single parent family. This trip catered for adults, teenagers and children alike. Our guide was amazing, we learnt so much, felt safe and comfortable, and bonded as a family. As a parent I was able to focus on enjoying the experience with my children instead of being responsible for planning, organising and executing each activity.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024

Natasha · Traveled January 2024
Vietnam is for everyone! The thing that will stay with me is that fundamentally the importance of life is happiness. Enjoy the moment and create them beautifully. You have stolen my heart, Vietnam, Cảm ơn
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024

Evelyn · Traveled January 2024
This trip was amazing, and so was our guide. Activities were engaging, food delicious, and accommodation a new experience. I recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience traditional Vietnamese culture and way of life.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024
Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort
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ZAR  25,950