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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 13-day family tour of Vietnam, perfect for families with teenagers. This adventure combines cultural exploration, outdoor activities, and relaxation. Explore Hanoi's historic sites, cruise the majestic Halong Bay, and uncover wartime history at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Experience local life in the Mekong Delta, stroll through charming Hoi An, and enjoy beach time or island adventures. Engage in unique activities like basket boat paddling and sampan rides. From cultural shows to delectable cuisine, this journey offers a well-rounded Vietnamese experience, ensuring lasting memories for the entire family.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Charming Hoi An: Immerse in lantern-lit streets, delectable cuisine, and serene riverboat rides.
  • Halong Bay's Majestic Beauty: Marvel at the surreal limestone karsts and emerald waters on a tranquil cruise.
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure: Explore underground tunnels, a testament to wartime resilience and ingenuity.
  • Mekong Delta Delights: Savor tropical fruits, ride sampans, and witness the vibrant Cai Rang Floating Market.
  • Historic Hanoi: Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and ancient pagodas, and traverse bustling Old Quarter streets.
  • Cultural Shows: Be enchanted by water puppetry in Hanoi and contemporary A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Local Life Experiences: Cycle through picturesque villages, fish like a local, and paddle unique basket boats.
  • Beach Bliss or Island Adventure: Relax on Hoi An's sandy shores or explore underwater marvels on island excursions.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Hanoi! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure to rest and recover from your journey. You can explore the local area around your hotel or simply relax and prepare for the exciting days ahead.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  2. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you for a full day of exploration in Hanoi. Begin your day by paying your respects to the revered leader, Ho Chi Minh, at his mausoleum. The imposing structure is an important symbol of Vietnamese history. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, an architectural marvel known for its unique design and serene atmosphere. Learn about its historical and cultural significance.

    Vietnam Hanoi One Pillar Pagoda
    One Pillar Pagoda

    Explore the historic Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. This well-preserved complex is a testament to the country's dedication to education.

    Experience the vibrant heart of Hanoi by hopping on a traditional rickshaw for a ride through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. Marvel at the narrow lanes, shops, and street vendors.

    In the evening, immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture by attending a mesmerizing water puppet performance. This traditional art form tells stories of Vietnamese folklore and history through intricate puppetry.

    Hanoi Water Puppet Show
    Water Puppet Show

    After the performance, you can return to your hotel to relax or explore more of Hanoi's nightlife if you wish.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  3. Today's adventure takes you to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and the stunning natural beauty of Trang An. After breakfast, your journey begins with a drive to Hoa Lu, known as the "Halong Bay on land." Explore the historic sites and learn about their significance in Vietnamese history.

    Embark on a peaceful two-hour rowing boat ride in Trang An, where limestone karst formations meet serene waterways. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere.

    Vietnam Trang An Landscape Complex
    Enjoy a rowing boat ride in Trang An

    Hike up to the Mua Caves and conquer the Lying Dragon Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the Ngo Dong River.

    After a day filled with exploration, you'll return to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Take some time to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  4. Prepare for a day of awe-inspiring natural beauty as you journey to the world-famous Halong Bay. After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will transfer you to Halong Bay, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its emerald waters and amazing limestone karsts.

    Board a cruise ship and set sail to explore the mesmerizing Tra Bau Area in Lan Ha Bay, a quieter and equally captivating part of Halong Bay. Admire the breathtaking landscapes and relax in this serene environment.

    Halong Bay Vietnam
    Halong Bay Cruise

    Join a Vietnamese cooking course on board the ship, where you'll learn to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy tasting your culinary creations.

    In the evening, you have the option to try your hand at squid fishing, a fun and traditional activity in the bay. Alternatively, you can simply unwind on the ship's deck, savoring the serene ambiance and enjoying drinks. As the sun sets over Halong Bay, you'll be treated to a magical experience. The night on the cruise is a tranquil one, surrounded by the beauty of the bay.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: On Board

  5. Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over Halong Bay. The tranquil waters and towering karsts create a truly enchanting scene. Then, explore the Ao Ech area by kayaking, allowing you to get up close to the bay's natural wonders.

    Halong Bay Ao Ech Area Kayaking
    Kayaking in Ao Ech Area

    Enjoy a delicious brunch on the cruise as you slowly make your way back to the Halong Bay harbor. Disembark from the cruise and return to Hanoi. From there, catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where your new guide and driver will be waiting to welcome you to the bustling southern metropolis. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll be transferred to your hotel to check in and relax.

    Meal: Brunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh City

  6. Begin your exploration of Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, known for its stunning French colonial architecture. Next, admire the grandeur of the Saigon Central Post Office, a historical landmark designed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel. Explore the historic Reunification Palace, where you can learn about its role in Vietnamese history, including the end of the Vietnam War.

    Ho Chi Minh Old Post Office
    Old Post Office

    Immerse yourself in the local coffee culture with a visit to a traditional coffee shop. Sip on a cup of Vietnamese coffee and soak in the bustling atmosphere of the city.

    In the late afternoon, prepare for a cultural treat as you watch the A O Show at the Saigon Opera House. This contemporary performance blends traditional Vietnamese elements with modern artistic expressions, providing a captivating experience.

    After the show, you can explore the city's nightlife or return to your hotel to rest.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh City

    Vietnam A O Show
    A O Show

  7. After breakfast, embark on a journey to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of underground passages used during the Vietnam War. Learn about the tunnels' history, their importance, and the resourcefulness of the Vietnamese soldiers. Visit the museum to gain deeper insights into the wartime experiences of those who lived underground. For the adventurous, you'll have the opportunity to climb into the tunnels and experience firsthand the cramped conditions and ingenious design.

    Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh
    Cu Chi Tunnels

    The afternoon is free for you to explore more of Ho Chi Minh City or simply relax and reflect on the history you've learned about.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh City

  8. Today, you'll embark on a journey to the lush Mekong Delta region. Your driver will take you on a scenic drive of approximately 2 hours to My Tho. Visit a coconut candy factory and witness the skilled workers crafting this delicious local treat. Explore a local orchard, where you'll have the opportunity to taste an array of tropical fruits. The flavors and freshness will be a delightful experience for your palate.

    Hop on a traditional sampan boat in Ben Tre and navigate through the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy the lush scenery and observe the local way of life along the riverbanks.

    Vietnam Mekong River Canoe
    Take a traditional sampan boat ride along the winding waterways

    In the evening, return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you can relax and reminisce about the day's adventures.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh City

  9. Rise early to witness the vibrant Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta. Watch as boats laden with fruits, vegetables, and other goods ply the waters, creating a colorful and lively scene.

    Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market
    Cai Rang Floating Market

    After this unique market experience, return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll catch a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, your new guide and driver will be waiting to greet you. Enjoy a scenic drive to Hoi An, a charming and historic town known for its well-preserved architecture.

    In the evening, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Hoi An with a food tour. Explore the town's culinary delights and savor local dishes. Later, embark on a Hoai River boat trip, where you'll be surrounded by colorful water lanterns, creating a magical atmosphere.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

    Vietnam Hoi An Hoai River Boat Trip
    Embark on a Hoai River boat trip

  10. Today, embark on a leisurely bicycle ride through the picturesque countryside surrounding Hoi An. Pass by lush green rice paddies and charming villages, getting a glimpse of local life.

    Visit a traditional fishing village to gain insights into the lifestyle of local fishermen. Try your hand at casting fishing nets and experience the daily routines of those who depend on the sea. Experience the unique tradition of paddling a basket boat, a round-shaped vessel used by local fishermen for centuries. The locals will teach you the techniques as you navigate the waters.

    Hoi An Bamboo Basket Boat
    Rowing a distinctive bamboo basket boat

    After a memorable morning, return to Hoi An, where you have the afternoon free to explore the town at your own pace. You might want to visit the tailor shops, explore ancient temples, or simply relax on the beautiful beaches.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  11. Today, you have the option to spend a relaxing day on the stunning beaches of Hoi An. Unwind on the soft sands, take a dip in the refreshing waters, or simply bask in the sun.

    Vietnam Hoi An Beach
    Relax on Hoi An Beach

    For those seeking adventure, consider taking a speedboat excursion to nearby islands, where you can engage in scuba diving and explore the vibrant underwater world.

    The choice is yours, allowing you to tailor your day to your preferences.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  12. Today is entirely free for you to relax and enjoy as you please. You might choose to return to the beach, explore Hoi An's charming streets, or indulge in some last-minute shopping for souvenirs and handicrafts.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  13. Enjoy your last morning in Hoi An at your leisure. You can take this time to savor a leisurely breakfast, take a final stroll through the town, or simply relax and reflect on your memorable journey through Vietnam.

    In the afternoon, your driver will escort you to Da Nang Airport, where you'll catch your flight to your next destination or back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1659 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 12 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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