- General Information
- Brief Itinerary
- North Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 6 Days
- Central Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 4 Days
- South Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 5 Days
Travel along the S-shaped country in a wonderful Vietnam Family Adventure Tour comprising 15 days to the most attractive destinations and fascinating activities for your whole members. Start the journey at the heart of Vietnam then reach its charming pearls to the east including Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. Step back into the marvelous history with the two stops Hue ancient capital and Hoi An old town at the center of the country. Maximize the last days of your family holiday to enjoy the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels and the colorful Cai Be Floating Market of the rustic Mekong Delta.
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta
Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Saigon
Tour Type: Family Adventure Tour
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Regular itinerary
6-Day North Vietnam Family Adventure Tour
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island
Day 5: Cat Ba – Hai Phong City – Hanoi
Day 6: Dong Ngac Culture Village – Fly to Hue
4-Day Central Vietnam Family Adventure Tour
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Day 8: Hue-Hoi An Walking Tour
Day 9: Hoi An – Farming & Fishing Ecotour
Day 10: Hoi An Cooking Class & Afternoon Free
5-Day Southern Vietnam Family Adventure Tour
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Saigon – Vespa Tour
Day 12: Saigon City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 14: Cai Be Floating Market – Saigon
Day 15: Saigon Departure
North Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 6 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Viet Vision Travel’s tour guide and driver welcome our family upon arrival and then take us to our centrally located hotel in the city. Relax for the rest of the day or we welcome sunset in the Westlake area with a cup of coffee or fruit shake then enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Today, after having breakfast at the hotel, we venture into Hanoi capital city with our private tour guide and vehicle. Firstly, we visit the heart of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, or the Ho Chi Minh museum if you are interested. And then stop at the Temple of Literature for exploring the first Vietnam University which is a temple nowadays. We may meet many Vietnamese students who come here to praise and get good luck in their studies… After that, we relax and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon, we travel to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi, the Ethnology museum where we can see all 45 ethnic minority people with their unique cultures and characters in Vietnam. After the museum, we head back to the center city to get an adventure tour of the cyclo around the Old Quarter. It’s safe and fun for the family when each member sits on the cyclo with the driver. He will take us along the streets; get closer to local people in the Hanoi 36 streets. End of the cyclo tour, move to Thang Long Water Puppet Theater for one hour to see the show. Let’s experience Vietnam’s traditional music performance with music and wooden puppets. We are back to the hotel for overnight or we can join the Night market if today is the weekend. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Junk) (B, L, D)
Today we travel the Northeast of Hanoi to Halong Bay where we will spend almost our time on the deluxe junk cruise. It takes us around 3-hour driving then we catch the pier in the middle of the day. It’s not a long and tiring journey as the driver will stop us at a workshop on the way. Welcome upon arrival by the crew team, our luggage will be checked in by them and tenders will sail us to the junk cruise. Joining the briefing about safety on board, we then check in and have delicious lunch while cruising deeper into the World Natural Heritage Bay.
In the afternoon, we join all activities on the cruise with the tour guide as scheduled such as kayaking, visiting the cave, swimming (if weather permits), climbing to the island to get the panorama of the Bay, or just lazily relaxing on the sundeck or enjoy spa services available on cruise…. We enjoy fresh seafood dinner on board and stay overnight on the tranquil Bay of Halong.
Note: Children can share the kayak with parents or tour guide. It’s safe with a light kayak and life jackets.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Boat to Cat Ba Island (B, L)
Sunrise time on Halong Bay is a “should-not-be-missed” time. Try to get up early, go up to the sundeck and join a Tai Chi session with the Master or just relax on the chair, and enjoy a cup of morning coffee, and tea to see the sunrise and fresh Halong Bay. After that, tasty breakfast and join the activities that the tour guide informs us during breakfast time. We check out at about 10 AM and take the luggage out of the cabins so the crew team will bring them to our day boat which will take us to Cat Ba island where we will check in the hotel and overnight. Overnight in Cat Ba Island.
Day 5: Cat Ba – Speedboat to Hai Phong City – Hanoi (B)
This morning, we will have the option to discover Cat Ba National Park by transferring to the forest, walking up along the path, and seeing the park in our own way; or we are just relaxing at the beach, exploring the island town with local markets, fish port…. Free to pick our favorite seafood on a floating restaurant…. After that, we take the speedboat over the tranquil Lan Ha Bay, along the Cai River to Hai Phong port city where our awaiting vehicle drives us back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Dong Ngac Village Cycling Tour – Fly to Hue (B, L)
This morning, we travel around 15km to the outskirts village of Hanoi to visit one of the most impressive cultural villages in Vietnam, Dong Ngac Culture village. We will have the chance to explore the local market with many kinds of farming products which is not for tourists. We also visit the very Vietnamese ancient houses that were built a hundred years ago by friendly people. All of the family members will try the local bikes with Vietnamese-style hats cycling around the villages, stopping at the communal house, and local school, and along the peaceful lane. All of the things in the busy life are behind and we are free to discover the Dong Ngac Culture village.
We lastly enjoy our lunch with the host and transfer directly to the airport for our short domestic flight to Hue. Welcome upon arrival by Hue tour guide and driver, we then transfer to the hotel, check in and relax. Optional for the family is that we can take the scooter with driver and helmet to the outskirt of Hue city, visit Thanh Toan Bridge and rice fields…. Overnight in Hue.
Central Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 4 Days
Day 7: Hue City Tour & Dragon Boat Trip along Perfume River (B, L)
After breakfast, feel and touch Hue by boat along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda which is located on the top of the hill. There will be many stories guided about the pagoda’s history, the pagoda’s tower, and monks who fired himself to be against the old government during the Vietnam-American war…. And from Thien Mu pagoda, we will get an overview of Hue Romantic city. After the pagoda, the driver will take us to King Tu Duc’s tomb where we will see how romantic and soft the King is. The King who spent a lot of time and money to build the tomb for himself when he was still alive, made many local young men die and the local people poorer and poorer. Later have a short visit to the handicraft villages of the conical hat and incense and enjoy our lunch at a very Hue restaurant.
In the afternoon, spend most of the time exploring the Citadel and the Forbidden City. The tour guide will show us from the first part to the last part of the Citadel, from the re-instructed building to another still-collapsed during the war and many historical stories are given. There will be King and Queen Photo services as well for visitors who want to try to be. Leaving the Citadel, take a short ride to Dong Ba market which is for both visitors and local people. This is the biggest market in Hue and it’s open from morning to evening. Overnight in Hue.
Remarks: Family can experience a cyclo tour around the Citadel in the evening. This is a very interesting activity but of course, with a guide escorted.
Day 8: Hue – Transfer to Hoi An via Danang – Walking Tour (B)
Today, travel south to Hoi An over Hai Van Pass and Danang port city. The driver and tour guide know well about the top places for our photo hunting and relaxing such as Lang Co Beach, the top of Hai Van Pass or Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach….We also stop at Cham Museum in Danang city for a short visit before heading to Hoi An ancient town.
In the afternoon, join the walking tour that is built for all visitors to Hoi An with the tour guide. We visit all the places in the towns such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, and the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Farming & Fishing Eco Tour – Afternoon Free (B, L)
Farming and Fishing Eco Tour is designed for visitors who want to experience all the Vietnamese farmers’ activities in Vietnam such as riding water buffalo tours, working in the vegetable fields, catching fish on the river, and casting nets in the sea. Outside of the hotel, this morning are awaiting bicycles and an expert guide, we start our tour by getting information, and guidelines then start biking along the path, over the rice field and catch Tra Que organic herb village. From here, we will know well about how the local farmers grow veggies in an organic way.
Keep biking or taking the bus to the pier where we boat along the river to the appointed place to join fish catching activity then the last destination is an island in Cua Dai sea for relaxing and having our delicious lunch cooked from the fresh ingredients from Tra Que and Cua Dai. Back to the hotel in the early afternoon, we are free for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – Cooking Class – Afternoon Free (B)
It’s a miss if our family does not join a cooking class while we visit this city. We will tour a market with the chief before joining the hands-on cooking class. The chef will help us experience bargain food, vegetables, and other ingredients which we will use for our cook later in the market; and then he leads us to the restaurant where we start the cooking class. There are 3 to 4 fishes we will study to cook. Later, we will enjoy what we cooked. After cooking class, we are free for shopping or tailoring or just relaxing at the swimming pool or beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
South Vietnam Family Adventure Tour in 5 Days
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Vespa Tour (B)
Bid farewell to the Ancient Hoi An town today, we transfer back to Danang city for our short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Meeting the tour guide and driver the same way to two previous airports, we later transfer to the hotel.
Another adventure time for the family is that we will start our experience of 4-hour Saigon nightlife, the way locals do by Vespa tour at 6h00pm tonight. The Vespa drivers and tour guide will pick us up then drive us to Café zoom, enjoy cocktails and appetizers before adventuring into the favorite local eating spot. Later, the Vespa tour will take us around Chinatown, District 4, and District 3 to try many kinds of local street food which is very hygienic and safe for foreigners. The last stop may be at a lively bar or ice cream workshop. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Cu Chi Tunnel is about 70km far from Saigon center and it takes us around a 1,3-hour drive. This is a heroic historical place in the South of Vietnam, the witness of two wars against Americans and French of Vietnamese. These are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels that were the location of military campaigns during American wars. This area is now a “should-not-be-missed” site for all visitors traveling to Vietnam. We will watch a short introduction video showing the foundation, activities… of Cu Chi tunnels, and people who lived here in the past then we will crawl all the safe parts of the tunnel system; enjoy some special cassava and tea that is served free on the tour. Later, we can go to the shooting range where we can try to fire real bullets (which cost US$1/bullet) or do free for shopping at the souvenir shops.
Back to Ho Chi Minh city for our lunch before we take the Saigon city tour. We will visit the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace during the Old South Vietnam Government; the War Remnant Museum with various artifacts, photographs & picture documents of the war. Then we stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office to catch beautiful and memorable photos of our trip and shopping time in Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Saigon.
Remark: the War Remnant museum can be skipped upon request
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta with Homestay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we meet the tour guide and driver again for our trip to the Mekong Delta, home of river systems. We firstly stop at the Vinh Long market where we will have many photo opportunities of many kinds of local food and water products. After that, we boat to visit all the highlights of Vinh Long such as brick kilns, and nursery gardens, and enjoy seasonal fruits, and homemade rice wine… Our journey will be continued by taking the rowing boat along canals deeper into the villages. We connect to local people closely with their daily activities like catching fish, and picking up fruits….
Arriving at the homestay, we have some fruits and tea while seeing the traditional music performance by the local artists. After lunch, we relax for a short time before biking along the village path and join to cook dinner with the host or relaxing. Dinner and overnight in Mekong homestay.
Day 14: Cai Be Floating Market – Saigon (B, L)
This morning, we boat to Cai Be colorful floating market to join in day buying and selling activities of local people in the heart of Mekong Delta. The tourist boat will take us among the barges full of local products such as fruits, vegetables, and many kinds of colorful products. We can buy anything we like with the tour guide’s help and get friendly smiles from Mekong Delta citizens. After the market trip, we will also stop at the local workshops and handicraft village where we will have a short free time for looking or shopping. Later, the boat takes us back to Cai Be town where our awaiting vehicle transfers us back to the hotel in Saigon. Tonight we are free for picking up our favorite foods and explore the Ben Thanh night market. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 15: Saigon Departure (B)
Today we will depart to the airport at the appointed time with the tour guide before then taking the flight home. The 15-day Vietnam tour package ends.