Vibrant cities, fantastic destinations, historical relics, and magnificent nature are all included in this 8-day Vietnam family vacation. Immerse in the rich mix of activities from sightseeing in Saigon, discovery in Cu Chi Tunnels, exploration in Monkey Island, cyclo tour in Hanoi, and kayaking in Halong Bay. A connection with local cultures and traditions is both enjoyable and educational for your children.
 

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cu Chi Tunnels – Monkey Island – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Hanoi
Group Size: Private group for family
Age Range: Enjoy this tour at all ages
Tour Type: Family, Classic, and Leisure
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Regular itinerary
Tour Category: Vietnam Family Tours

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival – Saigon Snowtown
Day 2: Dai Nam Wonderland – Starlight Bridge
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels – Sai Gon Skydeck – Artinus 3D Art Museum
Day 4: Monkey Island – Fly to Hanoi
Day 5: Time City – Lotte Observation Deck – Thang Long Water puppet show
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 8: Thu Le Zoo – Hanoi Departure

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival – Saigon Snowtown (D)

After Ho Chi Minh City arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, your family will meet our guide and driver who takes you to the hotel for check-in and relax. The rest of the day is your family’s leisure time to explore the heart of southern Vietnam. One suggestion for your family’s itinerary is Saigon Snowtown – the wonderful place to escape from the heat of tropical weather in Ho Chi Minh City. Your children will get the chances the real games with snow such as skiing, sledding, shooting game, handmade workshop, and Artificial Realities 9D. Overnight in Saigon

saigon snow town

Day 2: Dai Nam Wonderland – Starlight Bridge (B, L)

After breakfast, your family will be transferred to Dai Nam Wonderland for your free time exploring one of the largest tourist zones of Southeast Asia. It owns a colossal wall, a great temple, a huge artificial mountain, a prodigious artificial sea, and the first open-zoo in Vietnam.

dai nam wonderland in saigon

Afterward, your family will travel to the romantic and poetic Starlight Bridge situated in the heart of the international commercial and financial district of Phu My Hung. It has been one of the most modern and beautiful pedestrian bridges in Vietnam. Each night, the bridge squirts out the water mixed with the colorful lights, which is a breathtaking view. Then return to the hotel for an overnight in Saigon.

Starlight Bridge in ho chi minh city

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels – Sai Gon Skydeck – Artinus 3D Art Museum (B, L)

After breakfast, depart to Cu Chi Tunnels, which is 50km far from the city center for a half-day visit. An immense network of connecting underground tunnels was built as the place of Vietnamese military campaigns during the Vietnam War.

discover cu chi tunnels with your children

Firstly, your family will watch a short introduction video about Cu Chi tunnels and its brief information. Then, take your children to discover every corner of the tunnels to understand how underground life used to happen. Later, parents can go to the shooting range for the experience firing the real bullets while your kids can enjoy some cassava and visit the souvenir shops. Get back to Saigon at noon time for lunch.

Artinus 3D Art Museum in ho chi minh city

In the afternoon, your family will have an impressive panoramic view of the city by visiting the Saigon Skydeck and miraculous photos at Artinus 3D Art Museum. Overnight in Saigon

Day 4: Monkey Island – Fly to Hanoi (B, L)

This morning, your family will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Can Gio for a visit to Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. Your children will have the chance to interact with water crocodile, wild cat, otter, python, deer, fox and especially more than 700 playful wild monkeys. Then sit on a canoe to explore the Mangrove Forest Ecosystem and Rung Sac Guerilla Base. Enjoy lunch at Carrot Restaurant before visiting Ong Thuy Tuong Royal Tomb. Get back to Ho Chi Minh City for a flight to Hanoi. After check-in at the hotel in Hanoi, the rest of the day is your family’s leisure time.

monkey island in can gio district

Day 5: Time City – Lotte Observation Deck – Thang Long Water Puppet Show (B, L)

After breakfast, move to Time city, the modern complex of entertainment and shopping in Hanoi. Reach the Lotte Observation Deck to get the panoramic view of Hanoi. Be free and easy on your own until lunchtime.

Lotte Observation Deck hanoi

In the afternoon, join in the cyclo tour discovering Hanoi Old Quarter of 36 iconic streets. Here you can enjoy the mouthwatering street foods such as grilled fish, rice steamed rolls, or Trang Tien ice cream. In the evening, transfer to Thang Long Theater to enjoy the traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

At about 8.00 am, your family will be picked up at the hotel’s lobby to travel to Halong Bay. At noon, check-in abroad with Welcome Cocktail from crew member while the boat cruising forward to Bai Tu Long Bay.

visit halong bay fishing village with kids

After lunch, visit Vung Vieng fishing village to learn about the living of fishermen and working of locals at Pearl Village. Before sunset, spend time kayaking to explore the magnificent limestone mountain at the Bay. Get back to the cruise to enjoy the charming sunset with drinks. Then participate in the cooking class on the sundeck with the Deep Fried Spring rolls, one of the unique flavor of Vietnamese food.

halong bay family cooking class

After dinner, feel free to relax on the boat, join Squid fishing at the area of Reception deck or singing karaoke on the sundeck.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Begin your second day at Halong Bay by a Taichi lesson on sundeck then enjoy the breakfast served in the dining room. Next, discover Thien Canh Son cave located on top of mountain, contain the long history of geological value and natural beauty. Recommend you bring a camera and wear sport shoes for hiking.

Thien Canh Son cave halong bay

Afterward, return to the boat for check-out and transfer back to the harbor. Get in the vehicle heading to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8: Thu Le Zoo – Hanoi Departure (B)

After breakfast, spend the last morning visiting Thu Le zoo, the famous tourist destination in Hanoi. Then transfer to the airport for the flight back home. 8-day Vietnam family tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • 7-night accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary as OPTION
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced drivers
  • Local-stationed English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Canoe and boat in Can Gio forest
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee: Snowtown, Musem, Skydeck, Dai Nam Park, Thu Le Zoo, water puppet show
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary

Check your passport

You are highly recommended to travel with a passport valid for at least 6 months following their plans departure BUT I always recommend to the valid at least 1 year and having at least 06 blank pages for immigration stamps upon arrival in and departure.

Vietnam Visa

Regarding Vietnam visa, there are several ways that we can get it organized, please see the below options and let me know which one you’d prefer.

Option 1: Visa in advance

You can go directly to the Embassy/Consulate in your country and work some papers, the fee is paid directly to them as well.

Option 2: Visa on arrival

We will apply for the visas at the Immigration Office in Hanoi on your behalf based on the information you sent us (full name, passport details, and date of birth). For this, I will send the approval document directly to you by the scanned attached file. All you have to do is print this letter out and bring one copy with you.

Upon your arrival at the airport, the approval document will be sufficient proof of your visa status. Please ensure that you pick up the visa form near the custom checkpoints and fill in the details before you queue for immigration. You’ll need a color passport photo and the fee for the visa stamp ($25 per person to pay directly to the Immigration Clerk).

For this service, we will offer.

Option 3: Do the loose leaf Visa with E-visa

We can assist you to obtain Vietnam visa online but need to send us your passport copies and passport size pictures. It costs 30.00USD/person. We will send your E-visa after 5-working day. All you have to do is print this out and bring this with you to show the Immigration Clerk at the airport. Don’t need to fill up any form or just queue and go through.

Notes: 

  • Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Viet Vision Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Viet Vision Travel.

Recommended Hotel List

CityHotelsRoom Category
Ho Chi Minh CitySilverland Central Hotel and SpaTriple Suite

(1 double bed+1 single bed)

HanoiMay De Ville Hotel and SpaTriple Suite

(1 double bed+1 single bed)

Halong BayLa Regina Royal Cruise with JacuzziImperial Suite Triple

(1 double bed+1 single bed)

Notes:

  • Room type based on triple room: child 5 years will share the parent’s bed, child 9 years stay single bed
  • All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Local breakfast.
  • All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.