Vietnam Holiday For Kids

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Overview

In a country with family squarely placed at the heart of everything, it is no surprise that Vietnam is so well suited for children. Kids here happily playing in the street and develop strong social connections from a very early age, gaining much appeal from visiting families, who can also grant their children the freedom to move and play in this very safe country. The tourism boom that has swept Vietnam has ensured that all visitors can enjoy a trip to its vast green playground.

With that in mind, this 10-day Vietnam family tour presents your kids with a truly unforgettable holiday, as well as giving you and the rest of your family a break that will also live long in the memory. Through a mixture of child-friendly activities and a wealth of free time, you can let your kids’ imaginations run wild in this highly evocative land, allowing them to immerse themselves in a completely new culture and gain an early understanding of a new world.

For your total convenience, this tour features all of the fun with none of the stress. Let Incredible Asia Journeys organize your accommodation, internal flights, transportation, tours and most of the meals, all while you cherish your family time spent in some of northern and central Vietnam’s most beautiful destinations.

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Highlights

  • Experiencing the vibrant culture of the country’s beautiful capital, Hanoi
  • Cycling along the margins of rice paddies and beneath towering, forest-clad mountains at Mai Chau
  • Gliding down the majestic river at Tam Coc and learning of Vietnam’s ancient past at Hoa Lu
  • Cruising through mythical Halong Bay while exploring its magical caves and secluded islands
  • Getting stuck into some rural farm work on the back of a water buffalo in Hoi An
  • Enjoying lots of free time with the family to experience Vietnam at your own pace

Itinerary

 Activities: Arrive in Hanoi and settle into the city with some free time.

Welcome to the start of your Vietnam family tour; beautiful Hanoi welcomes you! Our driver will collect you from the arrivals terminal of the airport and show you to your hotel in the capital’s central Old Quarter. 

You may have some free time after your flight, so check out the lively streets of the Old Quarter, noting the individual architectural styles and the 36 guilds that congregated on the same streets here in the past.

 Notes: There are no meals on the first day. Make your own arrangements for meals and stay overnight in Hanoi.

 Activities: Embark on a full-day city tour of Hanoi.

Arise for breakfast on your first full day and await the arrival of our guide at 08:00. Your Hanoi city tour will begin at the Ho Chi Minh complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s former residence and the Presidential Palace. Across these buildings, we will find an attractive mixture of vibrant architecture and the site of some of the most important history in Vietnam. We finish our time at the political centre of the city by heading to the Temple of Literature, constructed in 1070 as the country’s first university, lauding the teachings of Confucius to the select few students who studied here.

We will have a traditional Hanoi lunch before moving onto the Museum of Ethnology, which provides an excellent account of the 54 ethnic minorities around Vietnam. In the museum’s gardens, kids will enjoy exploring the full-scale replicas of traditional stilt homes from some of the country’s hidden tribes. 

We end the day with a wonderful cyclo ride around the city, a relaxed and safe way for kids and adults to observe the procession of daily life in the capital. Our Hanoi city tour ends at the Thang Long water puppet theatre on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, where an exciting water puppet show will entertain as well as educate everyone about Vietnamese culture and traditions.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Hanoi.

 Activities: Take the drive to Mai Chau, stopping at Giang Mo village along the way to understand more about ethnic minority culture.

Take breakfast in the hotel and prepare for pick-up at 08:00, our driver will take you along a scenic road to its exquisite end point at Mai Chau, making a few interesting stops along the way. One such stop is to Giang Mo village, a stunning array of humble houses set amidst rice paddies at the foot of the Mo Mountain, where we can meet some of the locals and watch the kids be amazed by their colourful traditional dress. We will have lunch here and continue on our way. 

Once we have arrived in Mai Chau, we will take in the gorgeous scenery from Lac Village, watching the daily lives of the native Thai ethnic minority here. Soak up the beautiful atmosphere of Mai Chau on a stroll around the village, greeting smiling locals and affording your kids a lot of playtime in the wide open spaces. Our accommodation for tonight will be a local homestay, operating out of a traditional stilt house of the variety seen in the previous day’s trip to the Museum of Ethnology.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Mai Chau.

 Activities: Take a morning cycling tour around Mai Chau and return to Lac village for a free afternoon.

Enjoy a delicious local breakfast today in some truly special surrounds. We will be seeing more of the gorgeous nature of Mai Chau on a cycling tour around the province, taking in the cascading rice paddies as they descend from their steeped positions on tall mountainsides.

Consult our guide for the most appropriate route to take. There are three options that end in Pom Coong village, Van village or Chieng Chau village, all of which are the residences of vibrant ethnic minority cultures living uncomplicated lives amongst some of northern Vietnam’s most beautiful scenery. On the way, we will pass markets where we will find an endearing communal atmosphere, along with many other examples of a traditional life where family connections are prized above everything else.

We return to the homestay in Lac village for another delectable meal, followed by free time during the afternoon. Relax with a Vietnamese coffee in front of the incredible view or jump back onto the bicycles with the kids for further explorations of Mai Chau’s more secretive wonders.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Mai Chau.

 Activities: Head to Ninh Binh Province and explore the gorgeous trio of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Bich Dong Pagoda.

A final breakfast with our friendly hosts sets us up for the 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh province, where we will begin our one-day tour at Hoa Lu. This small enclave was the capital of Vietnam for 41 years, spanning the rules of Emperor Dinh and Emperor Le before the capital was moved to Thang Long (Hanoi). Now Hoa Lu’s legacies to the two emperors are found in its two memorial temples, to which we will pay a visit.

Along a series of undulating karst mountains, we arrive at Tam Coc. We have lunch in a local restaurant here and board our boat for one of the most beloved activities on this kids’ holiday, a sampan boat cruise along Tam Coc’s stunning river. A constant source of wonder for children is how the local rowers steer the boat with their feet while cruising along a spectacularly scenic waterway, flanked by goat-speckled mountains and rice paddies with caves and mountaintop pagodas.

We finish our day at the Bich Dong Pagoda, a gorgeous religious building that provides excellent views of Tam Coc as we ascend. You will check into your Tam Coc hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in resplendent scenery.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Tam Coc.

 Activities: Transfer to Halong Bay to begin the first day of a 2-day, 1-night cruise.

Take an early breakfast in Tam Coc, we will leave at 08:00 in order to catch our cruise around Halong Bay. We will have a few rest stops along the way and meet our cruise at around midday, before boarding and embarking into the unique and world-renowned seascape ahead of us. Around 3000 limestone islands comprise the glorious bay, some of which we will pass between as we skirt the emerald waters, discovering an ancient land frozen in time.

A succulent seafood lunch will be served in the dining room, after which you will have time to relax with your family, either on the top deck or in your cabin. During this portion of your holiday, your kids will experience the magnificence of the bay from up close, through serene kayaking, a visit to astounding Sung Sot Cave and playtime on the beach at Titop Island. For adults, the magic is no less potent and will be cemented with a vivid sunrise between the limestone peaks.

A gorgeous and filling dinner will usher in the evening, where activities include squid fishing and board games.

Stay overnight in Halong Bay.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Activities: Complete the overnight Halong Bay tour and transfer to Hoi An via a flight from Hanoi and a drive from Da Nang.

Enjoy a filling breakfast as the new light of the day graces Halong Bay’s limestone maze. We have time to relax and visit a secret lagoon by sampan boat this morning, before returning to the cruise and spending many more hours in the open bay. We will head back to the harbour at around midday, enjoying a splendid lunch as we do so, and transfer to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport, where you will catch your flight to Da Nang. 

Once arrived in Da Nang, a new driver will greet you warmly and transfer you to Hoi An, lying 30km to the south. We will get you checked into the hotel and then you are free to relax into the magical evening atmosphere of one of Vietnam’s most beloved towns.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Activities: Cycle to Tra Que farming village to try out traditional farming methods before taking a cruise on a basket boat through a coconut forest.

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will meet you and present you with bicycles in preparation for our cycling tour to Tra Que farming village. This section of the holiday is a real hands-on treat for the kids.

We will begin our cycle across quaint country roads, taking in the idyllic scenes of Vietnamese farmers in the rice paddies and stopping for photos. Upon our arrival to Tra Que, we discover a completely organic village centered around farming, which you will experience first-hand by assisting with the watering, planting and harvesting of clean crops. For the kids, a ride on a water buffalo as they plough the fields will provide a beautiful memory, and watching the ducks waddle through the rice paddies leave them with a favourable image of Vietnam for years to come.

After a delicious lunch, and after all of the farming work, you can relax on a basket boat cruise around the river and learn of the traditional fishing techniques still employed by the locals here. The whole family can have a go at paddling one of these iconic, round-bottomed boats as we pass through a beautiful coconut forest, with verdant tropical nipa palm arching over our heads.

A car will return us to Hoi An, upon where you will share another enchanting evening with your family.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Make your own arrangements for dinner and stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Activities: Enjoy a day at your own pace with a free day in Hoi An.

Take breakfast at a time that suits you this morning and prepare your family for a free day in Hoi An.

There are many family-friendly activities in Hoi An, two of which can be found on its northeastern coast, where Cua Dai and An Bang beaches are located. These two stretches of white sand and arching palm trees look onto the sparkling East Vietnam Sea, a gorgeous spectacle for the whole family to behold. Another idea is to head to the Sun World Ba Na Hills, a French-style resort complete with an amusement park and many flamboyant shows for the kids, while adults can enjoy the wine cellar, French garden, and the stunning architecture of the Golden Bridge.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Activities: Head from Hoi An to Da Nang airport for your departure or onwards flight.

Enjoy the last of your time in Vietnam over breakfast and a few hours in the morning. Our driver will arrive with plenty of time for you to transfer to Da Nang international airport for your onward flight.

This marks the end of your 10-day family holiday. We hope that your whole family had a fantastic time and we would love to meet you again for another tour!

Thank you so much for choosing us - the most reliable tour company in Vietnam!

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Hanoi
La Suite Hotel & Spa
La Suite Hotel & Spa

You will find La Suite Hotel & Spa in the centre of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, just minutes from Hoan Kiem Lake, the weekend night market and St Joseph’s Cathedral. This 3-star hotel contains everything to ensure that your stay in Hanoi is one of peace and convenience. Throughout our 38 rooms, we are committed to a service that affords you a stress-free stay. All of our rooms contain modern amenities such as air conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi, along with an en suite bathroom where you will find an ultra-modern shower and plentiful toiletries. You will experience the friendliness of our staff from day one, starting with a welcome drink and fruit basket gifted upon check-in. The readily available staff are always at your service throughout the rooms, lobby and La Suite Restaurant, which serves both Western and Asian food to please every palette. Our in-house massage service offers you the perfect way to relax after your excursions around Hanoi, with foot and full-body massages available upon request.

MK Premier Boutique
MK Premier Boutique

A mix of traditional and modern motifs run throughout the MK Premier Boutique Hotel, with 65 rooms accommodating visitors to the wonderful city of Hanoi. With the historic Old Quarter on our doorstep, the MK Premier Boutique Hotel provides a safe and comfortable home base from which you can explore the city. For those times at the end of the day, The MK Premier Boutique Hotel offers a peaceful space where you can unwind, with a refined atmosphere accompanying your recuperation time.Discover the meaning of Vietnamese hospitality through the inviting staff, who will always be at your service during your stay with us. From the lobby to the restaurant and rooftop bar you will find well-trained staff with great English skills and a welcoming smile. We want you to enjoy your stay in Hanoi and will do everything in our power to make that happen.

Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi
Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi

The finest of Hanoi’s hotel accommodation awaits. The Hotel De L’Opera MGallery Collection, is the embodiment of the class, prestige and international recognition of Hanoi, our phoenix from the ashes of Vietnam’s past. Situated on Trang Tien Street, a mere minute’s walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, the Water Puppet Theatre and the opulent Trang Tien Plaza, you will enjoy the finest that Hanoi has to offer, both inside and outside the hotel. At Hotel De L’Opera, you will bear witness to the top level of Hanoi’s wonderful hospitality, available to you at any time of the day throughout 107 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Between the marble lobby and exquisite indoor courtyard, you will receive the warmest of welcomes, before finding the deep shades of elegance draped across your room. The gorgeous indoor pool, well-equipped gym and professional spa are some of the added benefits of a stay with Hotel De L’Opera. Our priority is your satisfaction, to which end our staff will work tirelessly. You will receive nothing but a 5-star service through La Fee Verte, our beautiful bar, Café Lautrec and our resplendent Satine Restaurant.

Mai Chau
Homestay Mai Chau
Homestay Mai Chau

Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

The Ninh Binh Legend Hotel stands tall in the heart of Ninh Binh city, soaring like the surrounding limestone mountains that are so emblematic of this beautiful province. Just a 5-minute walk to the city centre, 10-minute taxi ride to Trang An and a 15-minute drive to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc places the Ninh Binh Legend Hotel perfectly between the convenience of the city and the beauty of nature.Inside the 4-star hotel, you will find tastefully decorated rooms with an emphasis on comfort and practicality. In warm decoration, you will feel at home on the comfortable double beds, with all the amenities necessary to make your trip to Ninh Binh a leisurely and productive one. Large windows allow for natural light and splendid views of Ninh Binh’s perfect mountain scenery throughout.For your dining and recreation, the Ninh Binh Legend Hotel has you covered with two restaurants, two bars and a swimming pool, all looking out onto gorgeous scenery and granting a beautiful sense of freedom in one of Vietnam’s most beautiful provinces.

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh

The award-winning Emeralda Resort is the peak of excellence for accommodation options in Ninh Binh, one of Vietnam’s most naturally blessed lands. This resort focuses totally on your relaxation, and to that end, abounds with lush tropical gardens sitting below skyscraping, forested mountains that are emblematic of Ninh Binh province. Along the quaint wooden walkways of the Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh, you will pass beautiful greenery between our individual rooms, detached and with a private balcony or terrace for your ultimate serene retreat. In the gorgeously appointed rooms, you will find plenty of space amid rustic decoration, housing extremely comfortable beds and seating areas flecked with many modern amenities. Around the Emeralda Resort, you will find a wealth of attractive facilities to enhance your experience of the world-beating nature surrounding it. The two outdoor and one indoor swimming pools offer open vistas of Ninh Binh’s majestic nature, while contemplative spaces like the Emeralda Spa and Wine Bar offer tranquility and class. Our two restaurants introduce you to Vietnam’s exquisite food, picked and imported from the finest regions around the country for your pleasure.

Halong Bay
V'Spirit Classic Cruise
V'Spirit Classic Cruise

 “V’Spirit” is short for “Vietnamese Spirit” – a national philosophy advocating warm hospitality to guests, which is what we can guarantee you on one of our Halong Bay Deluxe Cruises. The crew members that you will meet are professionally trained and experienced, committing themselves to show you the true meaning of V’Spirit.We have three wooden junk boats in our fleet designed in traditional Vietnamese style, yet loaded with contemporary amenities. Each of our deluxe cabins includes sea-view windows and a modern bathroom, with large, comfortable beds and plenty of extra space. Upstairs, you will find a classy restaurant where you will taste some of the best food available in Vietnam. The sundeck and the bar are fantastic places for meeting people and catching amazing views of the magnificent Halong Bay.As possibly the biggest highlight of any Vietnam Tour, Halong Bay is awaiting your discovery and V’Spirit is thrilled to be there with you. Our excellent customer service means that you can focus on the beauty all around you while we take care of everything else. As one of the top recommendations on Tripadvisor, we are proud to call ourselves one of the best Halong Bay Cruises and hope to have the fantastic time with your family, friends or have a great honeymoon time in otherworldly Halong Bay.

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise
Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

26 luxury cabins and a constant 4 star level of service makes Huong Hai Sealife Cruises one of the best options for people visiting Halong Bay. We commit ourselves to your expectations: professional service and professional facilities. Our crew is friendly and attentive and our amenities; be it the dining room, bar, sundeck, cabin, or massage rooms; are to the highest standard. During Bai Tu Long cruise trip, we get you closer to the beauty and further from the tourists, with more chances to interact with locals at fishing villages and more stops in secluded spots. Experience Halong Bay as it’s meant to be, with Huong Hai Sealife Cruises. If you are looking for a Halong Bay Cruise for your honeymoon vacation or summer vacation with your family or friends, Huong Hai Sealife Cruise will be one of the best choices you should not miss out.

Aphrodite Cruise
Aphrodite Cruise

As the first 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay, The Aphrodite Cruise; named for the Greek goddess of love and beauty; fittingly serves its purpose with a luxurious service designed to help you get the most out of this romantic region. With 17 cabins in four different classes, you are sure to find the same bountiful pleasure you would expect from any 5-star service; from 100% cotton sheets to a 32-inch television and beyond. 17 to 22 square metres of space per cabin means that you will have the time and space to unwind at your leisure.The Aphrodite Cruise makes your family trips, solo travels, friends trips, or honeymoon time to Halong Bay one of the utmost splendour. Whether you are on the gorgeous open-air sundeck, in the lavish dining room, or in a state of bliss in the Jacuzzi or sauna, our staff are trained to provide a world-class service befitting of a world-class destination.Our dedication to the protection of Halong Bay’s fragile environment is what sets us apart from other tours. We are thorough in our recycling efforts and encourage our customers to take a similar approach.

Hoi An
Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa
Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa

The 3-star Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa specialises in the highest levels of Vietnamese hospitality to help you relax into your time in Hoi An. Life in this picturesque port town is a placid and languid affair into which you can immerse yourself through the fantastic facilities of the Kiman Hotel. Along with free cooking classes and free cycling tours, our relaxing spa services, romantic restaurant and leisurely swimming pool are all players in the symphony of tranquility that is the Kiman Hotel.Just 800m away lies the Thu Bon River, the historical entry point for ships to the magnificent port town of Hoi An. Further north lies the culinary wonderland of Tra Que village, while 3km northeast, you can find Cua Dai and An Bang beaches – two of the most pristine places to relax in Hoi An. The four types of rooms that feature in the Kiman Hotel are uncluttered designs, offering you a relaxing space from which you can base your explorations of Hoi An. All rooms are fitted with the most comfortable bedding amongst minimalistic yet stylish decoration.

River Suites Hoi An
River Suites Hoi An

With a prime location on the banks of the gorgeous Thu Bon River, River Suites Hoi An is a wonderful, 3-star accommodation option with clear hints of luxury. The 21 rooms of the hotel are designed with your comfort and city views in mind, containing a décor that straddles the line between contemporary Western and ancient Vietnamese. Each room comes with a comfortable double bed or twin beds, many modern amenities and ornate wooden furnishings. A restaurant, café, bar and swimming pool are located within the hotel for your ultimate convenience.The proximity of the River Suite Hoi An to the Ancient Town is one of its finest assets. A 3-minute walk will get you to the centre, yet even less time is required to cross the Quang Truong Bridge to An Hoi Island, where you will find the town’s night market and several late-night establishments.

Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort

The flow of the passing Thu Bon river lends a gentle serenity to the Anantara Hoi An Resort, a luxury piece of Hoi An accommodation with relaxation and rejuvenation at its core. Through perfectly landscaped gardens and near-constant views of the passing river, your perfect rest is guaranteed and completely assured by our focus on wellness and holistic medicines.Our accommodation options spread out over hundreds of rooms gives you flexibility during your stay at the Anantara Hoi An Resort. We guarantee a chic comfort and natural views throughout our range of rooms, spanning from the Deluxe Balcony to the Premium River Suite. All options are decked with modern amenities and universally gorgeous balconies throughout spacious and contemporary rooms. Two restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool, an esteemed cooking class, a spa and several wellness programmes all heighten your experience with us and leave you with a lasting memory of beautiful Hoi An.The centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site lies just 1km away, with its proud and historic Ancient Town acting as its main attraction. Just slightly beyond this, the lively night market and nightlife of An Hoi Island is evident to see. Just 500m away is the main road leading to Cua Dai Beach, where a taxi will deliver you in under 10 minutes. 

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Letter On Arrival 
  •   Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   All transport as well as airport pick-up and drop-off by vehicles equipped with AC 
  •   1 domestic flight: Hanoi – Da Nang (Vietnam Airlines – Economy Class)
  •   Halong Bay cruise
  •   English-speaking guides on tours
  •   Accommodation (shared double, twin or triple room) with daily breakfast included
  •   Water (2 bottles per person per tour day)

Exclusions

  •   Early check-in and late check-out surcharge
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Tips for the guides and drivers
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Personal expenses
Price from
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Days
10
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Money back guarantee
  • Customizable by local experts
  • 24/7 customer support
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