Vietnam Family Adventure

Family, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Local Living Moment: Mekong Homestay
  • Cyclo tour through Old Quarter (Hanoi)
  • Water puppets show
  • Halong Bay boat trip
  • Citadel tour in Hue
  • Cooking Class in Hoi An
  • City cyclo tour
  • Mekong Delta boat trip

Highlights

  • Explore hanoi by cyclo
  • Cruise the peaks in halong bay
  • Shop and relax in hoi an
  • Meet local families in the mekong delta
  • Discover bustling ho chi minh city

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Hanoi (1B) 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. Included Activities: Hanoi Cyclo Tour Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
Day 3 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D) Halong Bay cruise, cave visit and island lookout. Seafood lunch and dinner. Included Activities: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Ha Long/Huế (1B, 1L) After an early lunch on board we head back to Hanoi with time for shopping or further sightseeing until the overnight train to Hue. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00-14.00 hours)
Day 5 Huế (1B) 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. Consider visiting Tien Mu Pagoda, or exploring the countryside on a motorbike tour. Included Activities: Imperial Citadel Tour
Day 6 Huế/Hoi An (1B) This morning take a scenic drive to Hoi An. After arriving enjoy free time to explore the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Days 7-8 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. Included Activities: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
Day 9 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (1B) 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. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta (1B, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Mekong Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 95km)
Day 11 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City (1B) Return to Ho Chi Minh City; free afternoon. Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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