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Vietnam Family Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Vietnam Family Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta
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$893 /pp
The tour will be your 12 interesting days in Vietnam for some attractive destinations exploration. Immerse yourself in the life in the capital city Hanoi, cruising in Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage, trying farmers’ work in Hoian or shopping in Ho Chi Minh City will be your unforgettable experience. Give it try, you will never regret!
Highlights:
 
  • Discover Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with the ancient architecture of the Old Quarter.
  • Cruise in Halong Bay and enjoy the beauty of nature with impressive limestone mountains.
  • Excurse in Hoian ancient port town and experience a mixture of foreign style.
  • Travel by Vietnamese BMW to villages and try working as a local farmer.
  • Visit some particular Mausoleum of imperial Kings in Hue.
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City, one of two biggest cities in Vietnam.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi

Day 2
Hanoi (B)

Day 3
Hanoi - Ninh Giang - Hai Phong (B/L)

Day 4
Haiphong - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Day 5
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)

Day 6
Hue (B)

Day 7
Hue - Hoian (B)

Day 8
Hoian (B)

Day 9
Surrounding of Hoian Town (B/L)

Day 10
Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 11
Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)

Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arriving at Hanoi Airport, welcome you to Hanoi! We will transfer you to your hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour around Hanoi. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday) where the great President Ho Chi Minh rest in peace. We will visit he traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with particular structure. Leaving here, we will transfer to thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating.
 
After short rest, we start visiting the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday). Here, you can deeply explore the diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups before enjoying a traditional water puppet show performed after the sunset.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own and take a sound sleep for the following day!
 
(Remark: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance.Outside visiting can be arranged)
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Giang - Hai Phong (B/L)
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Giang - Hai Phong (B/L)
We will transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for a train to Cam Giang. Then we depart to visit Ninh Giang farming village. There you will have chance to enjoy a puppet show with the performance of locals. You will be warmly-welcomed by villagers and served with a lunch by a local family. Having discussion with the family while enjoying meal with them is a good chance for you to have an exhaustive look at local life through their stories. 
 
After a short rest, we will depart to Haiphong. After visiting some highlighted sites here, we will transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 4: Haiphong - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 4: Haiphong - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will leave Haiphong for a journey to Ha Long Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery.
 
You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Ha Long Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.
 
You will be served with lunch and dinner on boat. Overnight onboard.
 
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
You are recommended to wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the tea break, you will continue the onboard excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. Don’t forget to take some nice photos of this unique land.
 
Transfer back to Hanoi for flight to Hue. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 6: Hue (B)
Day 6: Hue (B)
On this day of tour, we will take a riding-trip to Phu Mong village famous for its ancient and charming architecture. You will be explained by your guide to understand more about the history of the village there. Continue to visit an ancient typical garden house called Xuan Vien Tieu Cung built in 1894, you will be surprised with its well-preserved design. 
 
The house used to be accommodation of Pham Huu Dien (a minister under the Nguyen Dynasty) and now it has been passed down to Mrs.Pham Thi Tuy, his granddaughter. Enjoying a cup of local green tea, fresh fruits and listening to a lot of humorous stories about the house surely will make you feel excited. 
 
Transfer back to Hue, we will catch a cyclo to the Royal Citadel. Once you reach here, you will absolutely agree with us that this World Heritage Site is the not-to-be-missed destination for anyone in Hue.Then we will have a trip by bicycle to deliberately excurse Hue in an extremely astonishing way through local’s home region, immense rice filed and peaceful rural areas. You will completely feel pleasant here. 
 
Before getting back to your hotel, we will visit Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the fouth King of Nguyen dynasty with the longest reign and we will also visit Tu Hieu pagoda.
 
Day 7: Hue - Hoian (B)
Day 7: Hue - Hoian (B)
On this day of tour, we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the most beautiful ancient pagoda of Hue. Built in 1601, the pagoda has been improved many times under the reign of Kings during Nguyen Dynasty. 
 
This is good chance for you to rescue your mind from the daily pressure and breathe the fresh air as well as find a peaceful feeling for your spirit. The pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial captial and often the subject of folk rhymes about Hue.
 
Leaving the pogoda, we will embark a boat to visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb standing for long generations.
 
The tour continues in Danang. You will have chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful beach in Vietnam. Lang Co with long white sandy beach will surely make you feel a real day of relaxation. 
 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Hoian via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. Upon arrival at Hoian, check in your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 8: Hoian (B)
Day 8: Hoian (B)
We will start a walking tour with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore. You will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoian. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favourite clothes/suits/dresses done in just few hours.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 9: Surrounding of Hoian Town (B/L)
Day 9: Surrounding of Hoian Town (B/L)
Our stop is Cam Thanh Village. Here we will start the interesting buffalo-pulling-cart-riding trip. 
 
You will have chance to cross through the villages and rice fields while savouring cold beer and soft-drinks on the buffalo-pulling-cart and enjoy the fresh air of the calm countryside
 
 Subsequently, you will be welcome in a regional farming family’s house. You will feel very excited to learn about the water buffalo, the special BMW of Vietnam and even feed them by yourself. Moreover, the locals will tell you know about their daily life, the rice-origin and rice-cooking measure. Last but not least, a traditional rice meal will be served to you in an Vietnamese style.
 
Upon arrival at the village, you can immerse yourself in the daily work of farmers here to try doing the traditional rice process.
 
You will also have chance to enjoy a local food called “Tam Huu” combining shrimps, pork and aromatic herbs.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 10: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 10: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After your breakfast, we will transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. Then we will visit this dynamic metropolis. Let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame cathedral , Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. Thien Hau pagoda is also an interesting destination for peaceful feeling that you should not miss.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 11: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 11: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
After breakfast, we will head to Mekong Delta for Ben Tre exploration (130km from Ho Chi Minh city). Reaching Phong Nam Pier, get on boat and float along the Chet Say River to various regional working areas. There give you time to observe a picture of local economy when visiting the brick kilns; coconut activated charcoal factory where coconut shell is put into high heat kiln to produce coconut wood coal; a coconut processing workshop. Certainly, you can try fresh coconut and you will be impressed with the way every single of this versatile nut is turned into daily foods and other products.
 
Subsequently, the boat will give you a deliberate excursion floating through the small canal and witness the local life. Stopping at a peaceful village, let’s pay a walking trip to have an exhaustive look at Delta village life. You should also visit a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a handloom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself.
 
Next, we will board xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) or ride bicycle into another village where you can enjoy a verdant picture of farms, rice fields and vegetable plans. Once satisfied with your eyes, we will stop at a local house and savour a delicious lunch including regional specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp with some cold drinks and beers before taking a short rest.
 
In the afternoon, we will embark a sampan to relax when drifting along narrow canals. Then we will return to Pier, leave here for Ho Chi Minh in the late afternoon. 
 
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noontime only. 
 
End of the tour!
 
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Inclusion:
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Internal flight in economy class (Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusion:

  • International flight tickets
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

 

Important notes:
 
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
 
Visa:
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
 
Passport:
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
 
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
 
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
 
Tipping:
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however, we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.
 
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1. ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
DAILY PROGRAM
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Giang - Hai Phong (B/L)
Day 4: Haiphong - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 6: Hue (B)
Day 7: Hue - Hoian (B)
Day 8: Hoian (B)
Day 9: Surrounding of Hoian Town (B/L)
Day 10: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 11: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

2. PARTICIPANTS AND DATE OF TRAVEL

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
Adult(s)
Child(ren) (2 - 11 years)

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