- General Information
- Brief Itinerary
- Full Itinerary
- Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
- Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
- Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L)
- Day 4: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang (B)
- Day 5: Nha Trang – Island & Snorkeling Tour (B, L)
- Day 6: Nha Trang – Mud Bath – Fly to Hanoi (B)
- Day 7: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
- Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
- Day 9: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
- Day 10: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Nha Trang – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Start/ End: Saigon/ Hanoi
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Type: Family, Classic, and Leisure
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Regular itinerary
South Vietnam Family Tour – 6 Days
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 4: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang
Day 5: Nha Trang – Island and Snorkeling tour
Day 6: Nha Trang – Mud Bath – Fly to Hanoi
North Vietnam Family Tour – 4 Days
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi Departure
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, we will be welcomed by our guide and driver. We then transfer to a hotel in the city center. Relax after a long flight journey we then enjoy our welcome dinner on the Saigon River cruise. Tonight, parents and children can explore the Ben Thanh night market for the first idea of beautiful Saigon or just relax at the hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Pick up at the hotel after breakfast, we will take the 70-Km drive to Cu Chi Tunnels. This is a tunnel system that heroic Southern Vietnamese people built during the French and American war to protect and fight against enemies. After more than one hour of driving, we get there and enjoy a half hour seeing the video about its history and how to explore this famous area. With an expert tour guide, we will follow some parts of the tunnels which tourists are permitted to enter; enjoy some special food that was cooked for old soldiers and people during wars. They are cassava and tea…. We can also take photos with many historical models in the Cu Chi Tunnel system. On the way out, we may pass by the shooting range to experience firing real bullets (which costs US$1/bullet) or just free for shopping at the souvenir shops.
After lunch in a restaurant overlooking the river, we will be back in Saigon. In the afternoon, we will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office to catch beautiful and memorable photos of our trip. Later, take your kids to Suoi Tien Amusement Park, the most modern entertainment center in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L)
After breakfast, we will travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta to visit Cai Be floating market. This is a wholesale floating market in Mekong Delta where the big boats sell and the smaller boats buy. The products will be carried to all the villages in Mekong Delta on smaller boats. The local people here sell and buy in peace, very friendly and close. The boat will cruise us among local barges of fruits and vegetables. We can buy anything we like with the help of a tour guide or just “eye” shopping around. There are a hundred opportunities for photos.
After the market, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the small canals where we come closer to local life. We have seasonal fruits while enjoying traditional music performances, lunch at the local home,s and bike along the village paths. Bid farewell to villages, we cruise back to Vinh Long city where our friendly driver brings us back to Ho Chi Minh City. Tonight, the family is free from favorite activities.
Day 4: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang (B)
Time will be free until our driver arrives to take us to the airport for a noon flight to Nha Trang. Nha Trang with Cam Ranh Bay is one of the best bays in the world with sunshine for most of the years, crystal water, and soft white sand.
Arriving in Nha Trang after one hour flight, we are welcome on arrival by a local tour guide and driver then transfer to the city. We spend the last time of the day swimming at the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang – Island & Snorkeling Tour (B, L)
This morning, we take our private wooden boat to some islands where we do water activities such as snorkeling, and swimming…. We firstly stop at Mieu Island to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium to see the small ocean with various sea species. Later, we boat to Mun Island to do snorkeling with the expert. Children can keep stay at the beach if they can’t join. There are some water sports that families can join at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island, or others smaller.
We enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and visit a fishing village on the way back. Tour ends at 4h00pm. Back to the hotel, we relax overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang – Mud Bath – Fly to Hanoi (B)
In the morning, we will drive to Thap Ba Hot Sring where parents and children can wallow in mud in an outdoor bath, shower in spring water, and bathe for as long as you like in a large hot mineral water swimming pool set in beautiful gardens.
After that, we will be driven to the airport to board the mid-afternoon flight to Hanoi. On arrival, we will be met and driven to your hotel where we spend the night.
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
After breakfast, we will have a full day exploring Hanoi. We visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum first which is only open in the morning and other sites around such as Ba Dinh Square, The Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, His house on stilt, Ho Chi Minh’s fishing pond, and Ho Chi Minh museum. We can skip the museum if we are not really interested in. After this place, we take a short drive to the next vestige of the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam which is now a temple.
After our lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the most interesting museum in Hanoi, the Ethnology museum where we can see all 54 ethnic minorities of Vietnam. The museum arrangement will lead us from this minority to another, from Delta to the mountain; and we will have an idea of the people, culture, and character of this country.
Back in the city, we experience Hanoi’s daily life on the cyclo tour. Each cyclo driver will take one member of the family, one follows one along the old streets. Then they stop us in front of the Water Puppet Theater for one hour to watch the traditional art performance.
Tonight, the family can find their favorite food at various restaurants in the Hanoi Old Quarter and walk to the night market if time is the weekend. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we set off to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam – Halong Bay. Arriving before lunch we will board our boat and then set sail, cruising amongst thousands of extraordinary limestone karst formations. Halong Bay was voted one of ‘The New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011, and once here you will know why it was included in this group.
On arrival in Halong, we will embark our cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. We will then savor a delectable lunch while our cruise sails among the limestone islands. In the mid-afternoon, we will kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area before going back to the cruise and continuing cruising to Soi Sim Island. Go swimming and relax at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
In the evening, we will cruise back to the main boat for a shower before having dinner and spend the night on board.
Day 9: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake up early in the morning and start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt before having breakfast. After that, we will explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
After that, we will return to the boat, freshen up and check out of your cabin. Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. While heading back to the harbor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. We will disembark at around noon and find your car is waiting and take you back to Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Today we will depart to the airport at the appointed time with the tour guide before then taking the flight home. Your Vietnam vacation ends.