Vietnam is a great destination for family holiday packages. This family tour features the best of Vietnam, tailored to satisfy everyone from children to grandparents. Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) - Mekong Delta - Hue ancient citadel - The charming little city of old Hoi An - Hanoi capital - Halong Bay - Sapa. These are all the places that can’t be missed on your Vietnam family holiday.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi
Highlights of this trip
*Overnight cruise trip to Halong Bay
*Best tour Mekong Delta, Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho
*Best city tours in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
*02-nights on Deluxe train tickets Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi (Soft berth, A/C)
*Flight tickets HCMC - DN - HN
*Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi 3* (Twin Sharing Basis)
*Meals as indicated in the tour program (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)
Welcomed to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You will meet your private tour guide upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Get transferred to city for hotel check-in. The remainder of the first day of your 14-days Vietnam Tour is yours to adjust yourself from jetlag, or move around to explore the surroundings on your own. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 2: CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L)
After the first night relaxing, today you will be ready for your Vietnam Tour. Today, you will start the day with your breakfast in the hotel, your tour guide and driver will pick you up at 8:00 AM to start your day. The morning is spent to visit the featured sites of the city, including the War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. After lunch at a restaurant in the city, you will take a drive out of the bustling city for Cu Chi District, locates approximately 70 km northwest of Saigon. This is a beautiful green land with fruit gardens, rice paddies and rubber tree plantations. Cu Chi Tunnels are like a spider web in the soil of Cu Chi District. It consists of more than 200km of narrow underground tunnels that connecting half or total covered hideouts, shelters, fighting bunkers, hospital, school, living rooms and so on… All was built and used by Viet Cong for resistance against their enemy during the French and American war. Late in the afternoon, you will drive back to the city to finish the day. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Cruise - Tiny Garden Homestay (L/D)
8:00 am– 8:30 am: Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. On the way you will see Southern village’s rustic aesthetic on Vàm Cỏ Đông River and paddy-field along the sides of the road.
09:50 am: Arrive at Mekong rest stop in My Tho City, get some rest and free time for your personal activities about 15 minutes and then keep on our itinerary.
10:00 am: Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda. Tour guide will tell the history of Vĩnh Trang Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in South, it has the most specialist architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture.
10:50 am: On the way to the pier, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre.
Leaving car, we get on the cruise and move on the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass through 4 islands: Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng ( Dragon, Unicorn, Turtose, Phoenix).
11:20am: Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana - special fruit in Mekong Delta.
Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture for enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages.
12:10 am: Arrive at experience the life of local people, the way people raising fish on the floating house.
12:30 pm: Coming back homestay for having lunch with Menu foods then taking a short rest on local hammocks under foliage in the garden
14:00 pm: Visiting the orchard by riding a bike around the village.
16:00pm: Relaxing in the rooftop and watching the Sunset on river
18:30pm: Having dinner you enjoying with local food pancakes (Banh Xeo Vietnam)
19:3 pm: Free time for your personal activities of campfire and free time at night.
Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
You will get up early check in bus and drive to Cai Rang Floating market will have opportunity to see morning streets market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake… which are sold on the way to the wharf.
Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the biggest floating market in Southern Vietnam. Tourists will be surprised to explore “the method of the business” in the floating market areas. It is really impressive .
After exploring the floating market, visitors will visit the place to see how local people make rice vermicelli noodle and the orchard garden. You can wander in the village and try your best to cross the bamboo bridge which is built only by one bamboo tree. On the way back to HCMC you will have lunch at restaurant. Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 16.30. Late in the afternoon, take a domestic flight to Hue. Get picked up on arrival and Overnight in Hue.
DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR (B/L)
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting on the bank of rivers, it gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang's tomb & King Tu Duc tomb. This afternoon you will embark on a tour of Hue's Citadel. The walk though the complex is very interesting and imformative. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 6: HUE – HOI AN (B/L)
The morning drive to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass will occupy half of your day. Arrive at Hoi An ancient town. Check into your hotel and then go for lunch at a nice restaurant. Nestled a few km from Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An is typified by the 16th century Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture. The afternoon walking tour offers you a chance to see how charmingful the Old Quarter area is. The sites include the Japanese Covered Bridge; Phuoc Kien Assembly; Tan Ky ancient house; Hoi An Culture and History Museum and Quan Cong temple. Evening is free on your own to chill out at a riverside café or enjoy shopping with tailor-made clothing, shoes and lanterns. Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 7: HALF-DAY TOUR OF THE RUSTIC HOIAN (B/L)
The morning is yours for leisure on Cua Dai Beach or doing your own things. In the afternoon, follow country laneways to reach some of the villages that are dotted throughout the region by bicycle, stopping to talk to the locals and learn about life in this part of Vietnam. You will be passing emerald rice paddies, snaking waterways and plenty of waving children. Following your guide to the bank of the Thu Bon River and take a boat trip and discover the waterway and heading back to Hoi An. Approach the dock and walk to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: HOI AN - HANOI (B)
This morning is easy for you to relax on the beach for do some shopping at the Old Quarter. Check out your hotel by noon. In the afternoon, transfer to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Hanoi.
Welcome to Hanoi city and pick you up at Noi Bai airport by private car, transfer to Hotel for
check in procedure. Enjoy welcome drink your have free time. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 9: Discovery Hanoi City In One day (B/L)
8h00 AM Departure. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple ( Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty ) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ). Lunch.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam”s first university constructed in 1070, it”s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Free for shopping.
Note: – On Monday and friday morning, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed – Bat Trang pottery village will be arranged as substitution.- On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the water puppet show in Museum of Ethnology and 01 hour visiting the Old Quarter by Cyclo free time. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 10: HON GAI HARBOR – BAI TU LONG– BAN CHAN BEACH – CONG DO (L, D)
07:40 – 08:20am Pick up at your hotel (in the Old Quarter in Hanoi)
12:00 – 12:30pm Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12:30 – 13:00pm Check – in. Cruise will begin with welcome drink and safety briefing.
13:00 – 14:30pm Lunch will be served in dining room while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay
14:30 – 17:00 pm The tender will transfer you to visit a local Pearl Farm which was established with help from Japanese Pearl Farming Specialist,and then transfer to Ban Chan beach for swimming and kayaking
17:30 pm Transfer back to the Boat Relax and cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area to anchor for overnight
18:45 – 19:00 pm Guest will be presented with a traditional Vietnamese Family meal. This Traditional Vietnamese Meal is significant to Vietnamese people which do appreciate the period of family union.
21:00 pm After Dinner, Guest can also try their hand at Squid fishing Board games. Overning on boat.
DAY 11: LAN HA BAY - THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HANOI (B/L)
07:00 am Enjoy the morning view of bay’s landscape over breakfast
08:00 am After breakfast, We continue our exploration of this area by visiting Thien Canh Son cave
09:30 am Check out of the Cabins
10:00 am Laze around the sundeck or joined our Chef in a cooking class in making Traditional Vietnamese Spring roll
11:00 am Having lunch on the boat
12:00 am Upon Arrival back to Hon Gai Wharf, disembark and proceed to our Viola Halong city office while waiting for transport back to Hanoi.
12:30 am We continue onward by air-condition bus through the Vietnamese countryside and into the bustling metropolis of Hanoi
16:00 – 16:30 pm Arrive in Hanoi end your trip
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai- Sapa
8.30-9.00pm pick you up at your hotel or your place to Tran Quy Cap station. Night train to Laocai station.
Day 12: Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai (B/L/D)
6.00-7.00am .Arrive in Laocai station at :Transfer by minibus to Sapa. Check in hotel. After having breakfast and short rest , we ll start the trip to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H Mong tribe. Visit hydro electric built by French and enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and very beautiful sceneries along the way. Then back to Sapa for lunch in our beautiful mountain view restaurant. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town on your own. Dinner in hotel and enjoy the night in Sapa town (Enjoy the Love Market by yourself if on Saturday).
Day 13: Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you ll check out of hotel and leave your luggage in the hotel and trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Dzay tribes, you will go through the Muong Hoa valley to get Ta Van village which houses a local ethnic tribe. Have a simple lunch in Dzay Tribe House. Transfer back to Sapa by motorbike/Jeep, freshen up at hotel before heading to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi. Have dinner at Lao Cai before boarding train at 19h35.
DAY 14: Arrived in Hanoi
5.00-5.30am. Arrived in Hanoi trip finishes.
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