Amazing Family Vietnam Experience 13 Days/ 12 Nights

Amazing Family Vietnam Experience 13 Days/ 12 Nights
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A family vacation is an experience like no other, but a visit to Vietnam with family is truly unforgettable. Start your adventure in the ancient capital of Hanoi, exploring its bustling streets, rich history, and vibrant culture. there, head to Hai Phong to discover its stunning beaches and picturesque landscape. Then, set sail for Ha Long Bay and marvel at its natural beauty, iconic limestone cliffs, and sparkling blue waters. Next stop: Hue, a city steeped in history, where you can discover grand palaces, temples, and tombs. Continue your journey to the charming, picturesque town of Hoian, known for its stunning temples and majestic bridges. Finally, visit Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and immerse yourself in its fascinating history, buzzing nightlife, and delicious cuisine. Don't forget to venture to Can Tho, where you can experience the floating markets and thriving Mekong Delta. With 13 days and 12 nights, your Amazing Family Vietnam Experience will be one for the books.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover the magic of Hanoi, its bustling streets and delicious food to its rich culture and historic landmarks. 
  2. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Vietnam as we take you on a journey through the captivating Ho Chi Minh Complex
  3. Embark on a journey through Vietnam's vibrant past and experience the enchantment of the Temple of Literature
  4. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Vietnam at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi
  5. Step off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the authentic countryside life
  6.  Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and adventure of a Halong Bay boat trip
  7. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the peaceful oasis of Thuy Bieu Eco-village. Experience authentic Vietnamese culture and indulge in delicious local cuisine 
  8. Explore the charm and beauty of Hoian Ancient Town combined with the peaceful countryside of Cam Thanh Village
  9. Discover the vibrant culture, delicious food, and hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh City
  10. Experience the beauty and culture of Cai Be, Sa Dec, and Can Tho. bustling markets to tranquil canals, this is an adventure you won't want to miss! 
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Hanoi arrival
Hanoi arrival

As you arrive at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will warmly welcome you. They will accompany you to the city center, ensuring a smooth hotel check-in process. Once settled in, enjoy some well-deserved free time for lunch and relaxation, allowing you to recover the long flight at your own pace.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi City Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will kick off our day trip with a visit to the renowned Ho Chi Minh Complex. This fascinating site includes Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays), his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Next, we will explore the Temple of Literature, which was built in 1070 to honor Confucius and served as Vietnam's first university. The temple also pays tribute to 82 Vietnamese scholars who successfully passed rigorous exams during the feudal ages. Their names, birthdays, and birthplaces are engraved on 82 headstones atop stone tortoises. Legend has it that touching the heads of these tortoises brings good luck. With its serene green surroundings, well-maintained lawns, gardens, and lotus ponds, the Temple of Literature offers a tranquil sanctuary away the bustling city.

Lunch will be served at a delightful local restaurant, giving us a taste of authentic flavors.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays; the alternative is the History Museum). This museum is dedicated to Vietnam's 54 officially recognized ethnic groups and features both indoor and outdoor sections. While the indoor exhibition provides valuable insights, the outdoor display showcases traditional houses of various minority groups, ranging the Kinhs to those in the Central Highlands. To truly experience the charm of Hanoi, we will embark on a 45-minute cyclo tour through the enchanting Old Quarter, where age-old trees line the streets and French Colonial buildings add to the charm.

Our next stop will be Ngoc Son Temple, located on a small islet in the middle of the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. Dating back to the 13th century, the temple holds significant historical and cultural importance and is a favorite spot for both tourists and locals.

As the evening approaches, get ready to be captivated by a water puppet show, a unique traditional art form Vietnam. Originating rural festivals, this form of entertainment involves skilled artists, both men, and women, waist-deep in water, masterfully manipulating puppets to create a mesmerizing spectacle of movement, speech, laughter, and even dancing on the water's surface.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Countryside Life Experience
Hanoi - Countryside Life Experience

Welcome to Hanoi! Get ready for an exciting day trip to Hiep Hoa - Bac Giang, just 55km away, which will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes by car.

At 8:00, our friendly driver and knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up your hotel. We'll head straight to Hiep Hoa, where you will have the unique opportunity to experience the charming transition bustling Hanoi to the serene countryside.

Upon arrival at a local family's home at around 9:30, you'll be warmly welcomed with a refreshing drink and local sweet treats. Take this chance to immerse yourself in the traditional architecture and daily life of a Vietnamese family, as our guide shares fascinating insights their customs and ancestral worship practices.

At 9:45, hop on a bicycle and embark on a leisurely ride through scenic alleys, witnessing the authentic daily life of the villagers. We'll visit the communal house, where our guide will unravel its rich history and its significance to the local community. Continuing our cultural exploration, we'll discover beautiful pagodas and temples nestled amidst breathtaking rice fields.

As noon approaches, it's time for a hands-on cooking experience at 11:00. Learn to prepare a mouth-watering traditional dish - the famous "papaya salad" - under the guidance of our expert guide.

Afterward, indulge in a delicious local lunch featuring an array of fresh, flavorsome delicacies at 11:45.

Get ready for an artistic endeavor at 13:00 with a "Kite Making Class." Discover the beloved childhood toy of Vietnamese kids and learn the art of crafting your very own kite. Once your masterpiece is complete, let it soar high in the blue sky, creating a stunning sight.

At 14:30, we'll provide you with traditional farming attire, transforming you a genuine farmer. Prepare the necessary farming equipment and hop on a water buffalo cart, famously referred to as the "Rolls-Royce Phantom of Vietnam." Engage in various farming activities, including rice transplantation and land ploughing, and gain insight the intriguing wet rice farming process in Vietnam.

As the afternoon draws to a close, seize the opportunity to unleash your hand-made kite the sky, admiring its flight over the picturesque rice fields.

At 17:00, it's time to bid farewell to the peaceful village and make our way back to Hanoi.

By 18:00, we'll arrive back at your hotel, marking the end of an unforgettable day filled with rich cultural experiences and delightful encounters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Halong Bay
Hanoi - Halong Bay

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on an adventure to explore the vibrant Halong market. Next, we will step on board a beautifully restored wooden sailing junk and cruise through the awe-inspiring limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery as it merges with the sky, surrounded by around 3,000 limestone marvels of this esteemed World Heritage Site.

While aboard the junk, a delectable feast of fresh, locally sourced seafood awaits us for lunch. After satisfying our taste buds, we will have the opportunity to swim and discover fascinating limestone caves in the area. Don't miss the splendid experience of witnessing the sunset while still on the boat, truly a sight to behold. We will delight in a flavorsome dinner onboard, and the captain will anchor the junk for the night near a secluded island.

As the evening settles in, there will be an optional activity of night fishing, or you can simply sit back and unwind on the deck, gazing at the stars above.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

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Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue

Embarking on an unforgettable journey Hanoi to Hue, we kickstart our day by relishing the serenity of the bay. As the sun gently rises, casting its golden hues upon the sea, we indulge in an early morning dip and savor a delicious breakfast. Our cruise gracefully glides through the bay, unveiling hidden gems and secret spots for our exploration. We can take part in kayaking and swimming, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of the bay. Our trusty junk remains close by, serving as a safety net for those in need. Around midday, we bid farewell to the bay and head back to the harbor. there, we embark on a scenic 3-hour journey to Noi Bai airport, where we catch our flight to Hue. Upon arrival, we will be greeted at the airport and whisked away to our cozy hotel in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue - Thuy Bieu Eco Village
Hue - Thuy Bieu Eco Village

After relishing breakfast at the hotel, our day begins with a relaxing boat excursion along the picturesque Perfume River. We'll make a stop at Dong Ba Market to purchase ingredients for our evening cooking class. Along the way, we'll also visit Thanh Tien village, where exquisite paper flowers are crafted, as well as Van Mieu Temple and Thien Mu Pagoda, known as the "Heavenly Lady Pagoda," which symbolizes the city of Hue.

Next, we'll continue our cruise to Thuy Bieu eco-village, a charming ancient village nestled on the banks of the Perfume River. Here, we'll participate in a cooking class and learn how to prepare authentic and delectable Hue dishes under the guidance of our skilled chef. Afterward, we'll savor our culinary creations at an open-air riverside restaurant enveloped by lush trees.

The afternoon is devoted to cycling through the serene village, exploring communal houses, ancient temples, and the highlight of the day: the garden-house, an enchanting and distinctive feature of Hue. To rejuvenate ourselves after a day of sightseeing, we'll indulge in a therapeutic foot bath with medicinal herbs followed by an exceptional massage performed by visually impaired individuals.

If time permits, we'll visit the Hue Imperial City, the magnificent final royal city of Vietnam. Its stunning structures, including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden City or Tu Cam Thanh, were constructed in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty. Until 1945, this city served as the residence for the emperors of Vietnam 1802.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Hue - Danang - Hoi An

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we embark on an exciting journey to explore the magnificent Hue Imperial City in Vietnam. This historic city, built by the Nguyen dynasty in the 19th century, was once a hub of royalty. Prepare to be amazed by its beautiful structures, including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden City or Tu Cam Thanh.

As we satisfy our taste buds with a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, our adventure continues in the afternoon. We will visit the elaborate mausoleum of former Emperor Tu Duc, a grand monument built between 1864 and 1867 with the dedication of 3000 soldiers and workers.

Leaving Hue in the afternoon, we continue our journey southward to the captivating old trading town of Hoi An. The scenic beauty along the way is truly mesmerizing. We will make a stop at Lang Co beach to enjoy some coffee and refreshments, while relishing the breathtaking views of Lang Co beach to the north and Danang City to the south the spectacular Hai Van Pass.

Descending the pass, we will make our way to Da Nang, where we have the opportunity to explore the renowned Cham Museum, take in the beauty of Danang Beach, and visit the magnificent Marble Mountains. Finally, we will arrive in Hoi An and check our hotel, where we can relax and unwind.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoian Ancient Town - Cam Thanh Village
Hoian Ancient Town - Cam Thanh Village

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at our hotel, we embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting narrow lanes of Hoi An. These historic streets are adorned with centuries-old houses, exhibiting a delightful fusion of Chinese, Japanese, French, and European architectural influences. As we explore this captivating destination, we encounter various places of interest, including the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, which has stood as a symbol of Hoi An for over 400 years. We also have the chance to marvel at the magnificent Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, showcasing the unique original architecture of Hoi An.

Our adventure continues as we immerse ourselves in the vibrant local market and witness the skills of talented artisans within a lantern workshop. These lanterns, widely renowned and used for festive decoration throughout Vietnam, are truly a sight to behold. Guided by skilled craftsmen, we have the incredible opportunity to learn the intricate art of lantern making. You even get to create and keep your own lantern as a cherished memento of your unforgettable stay in Hoi An.

To further enhance our journey, we embark on a scenic boat trip in the captivating Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings and soak up the beauty of this remarkable destination. Afterwards, we make our way back to the hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoian - Free
Hoian - Free

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you have the freedom to explore the serene riverside town at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh
Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, our friendly driver will be waiting to greet you and provide a comfortable transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, our knowledgeable guide and driver will be there to meet you and accompany you to your hotel in the vibrant city center for a smooth check-in.

In the afternoon, get ready to explore the rich history and captivating sites of this bustling city. Our first stop is the iconic Reunification Palace, a symbolic place where the Vietnam War reached its dramatic conclusion in 1975. As we continue, you'll have the opportunity to admire stunning French colonial architecture, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 imported stones, showcases a breathtaking neo-Romanesque style. Just standing next to it is the grand Central Post Office, an impressive testament to French design and the largest functioning post office in Vietnam.

Our next destination is the thought-provoking War Remnants Museum, where you'll gain a deeper understanding of the Vietnam War and its profound impact on the country. Finally, we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market, a bustling hub filled with countless vendors offering an array of goods and delectable local dishes. Take your time to hunt for bargains and discover unique crafts and souvenirs that will serve as beautiful mementos of your time in Ho Chi Minh City.

Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure, knowing you have comfortable accommodations awaiting you at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Get ready for an exciting day starting with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 a.m, our friendly driver will greet you and take you on a scenic 2-hour drive to Cai Be. Once there, at around 10:00 a.m, you will be warmly welcomed on board your sampan. Our attentive crew will offer you a refreshing towel as you embark on an unforgettable journey. Explore local home factories and witness the traditional process of making rice ice paste, coconut candies, and other delightful specialties. Cruise through the vibrant Cai Be floating market, surrounded by colorful barges brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables. We will then navigate upstream along the Tien Giang River, one of the Mekong's major arms, revealing hidden landscapes and lush gardens. Marvel at the untouched beauty of the countryside and pass by charming brick factories, where you can even visit one if you wish. Our next destination is Sa Dec, known as the "Little Venice" with its intricate network of narrow canals and bustling trading activities. Disembark at the local market and embark on an enchanting exploration of this charming town. Step back in time as you stroll along its quaint streets, capturing the beauty of old houses and Chinese temples through your lens. Make a stop at the captivating 19th-century house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le, the former love interest of the renowned French novelist Marguerite Duras. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise towards Can Tho, passing under traditional wooden "monkey bridges" and picturesque villages. Before sunset, we will visit the splendid Cao Dai Temple and conclude our day with a visit to an exquisite ancient house dating back to the early 19th century. Prepare to be amazed as the owner personally welcomes you to a romantic candlelit dinner in a truly unique setting. After indulging in this delightful feast, we will proceed to Can Tho for the final leg of our journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Song Xanh Sampan Cruise.

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Can Tho - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh
Can Tho - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh

Embark on a captivating journey Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh, spanning 180km with a thrilling 4-hour drive. Start your day at 6.00 AM and savor a delicious breakfast at 7.00 PM. Along the way, experience the vibrant charm of Cai Rang floating market, the largest market in the mesmerizing Mekong Delta Region. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you cruise among local barges, filled to the brim with an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. The excursion culminates at Ninh Kieu Pier around 10.00 AM, where you can explore Can Tho's local market before making your way back to Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh - Departure
Ho Chi Minh - Departure

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time for leisure activities until our driver meets you. They will then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your onward journey or to return home. We sincerely appreciate your choice to travel with us!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.

Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage

Meals as indicated in program.

Entrance fees for attractions included in the program

All activities and cruises clearly mentioned in the program

Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang - Ho Chi Minh

Halong Bay overnight on boat (sharing boat)

Private boat excursion in Hue

Overnight on private Song Xanh Sampan Cruise

Water and cool tissues

Government taxes & service charge

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Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned

Early check-in, late check-out

Personal expenditures, tips

Personal insurance (compulsory)

Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

International air transfers associated with airport taxes

Visa and visa arrangement (available upon request)

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