Vietnam Family Adventure

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Overview

Gifted with a staggering abundance of flavourful food, fascinating culture, untouched nature, and disarmingly friendly people, Vietnam has more than earned its rep as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. This fun-focused family trip packs as much of the good stuff into 12 days as humanly possible – including cruising Halong Bay, exploring the Imperial Citadel, museum visits, and even a boat trip to a floating market – yet still offers more than enough time to relax. Don’t forget to pack your smile; you’ll be needing it often here.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

If you have time take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter – a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry.

Day 2: Hanoi

Enjoy a guided cyclo tour of the Old Quarter before seeing a Water Puppet Theatre performance. Opt to visit a museum or do some shopping.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Hanoi/Ha Long

Halong Bay cruise, cave visit and island lookout. Seafood lunch and dinner.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Ha Long/Huế

Continue on the cruise of Halong Bay to Man's Head Island and Tortoise Island. Visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat. Overnight train to Hue.

After an early lunch on board we head back to Hanoi with time for shopping or further sightseeing until the overnight train to Hue.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Huế

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel. Opt to visit to the Royal Tombs and Tien Mu Pagoda.

We arrive in Hue mid morning and take a tour of the Imperial Citadel which also contains the Forbidden Purple City. Afterward, there is free time to explore the city.

Opt to pre-book the "Hue Motorbike Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour (please note that riders must be at least 12 years old).

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Huế/Hoi An

Travel over the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Optional activities include cooking school, riverboat trip, bike riding, beach, visit the tailors or My Son ruins.

This morning take a scenic drive to Hoi An. After arriving enjoy free time to explore the city.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 7: Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Morning flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Cyclo city tour of Central Saigon.

A short flight takes us to Ho Chi Minh City, the sprawling metropolis that once was the capital of South Vietnam and remains the country’s commercial center.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

Take a boat trip along the Mekong Delta, later enjoy a homestay and traditional dinner with a local family.

A boat trip through small villages shows a different side of Vietnamese life. Be amazed at how the locals rely on the Mekong for everything!

We spend the night in a small village in the delta—a great chance to interact with the locals.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

Return to Ho Chi Minh City; free afternoon. Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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