Family Discovery Vietnam

Duration: 10 Days
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi - Mekong Delta– Hoi An – Ha Noi –Ha Long Bay

Go visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers. 

Type of tour: Private tour 
Standard: 
3star
Departure: 
Daily
Special Offer: Free Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

 

  • Brief itinerary
    Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival (D)
    Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels & wildlife at risk (B)
    Day 3: Mekong delta - My Tho - Ben Tre (B/L)
    Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An (B)
    Day 5: Kim Bong village cycling (B)
    Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - fly to Hanoi (B)
    Day 7: Hanoi cooking class (B/L)
    Day 8: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)
    Day 9: Halong - Hanoi (Brunch)
    Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival (D)
     
    Welcomed at International Tan Son Nhat airport by our tour guide then transferred to your hotel in the city center. You will be free until a welcome dinner on Saigon Restaurant Cruise Ship with Fire Dance Performance. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City- Cu Chi Tunnels & Wildlife at risk (B)
    Go visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors. 
    Later you will visit Wildlife at Risk (WAR). WAR is dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of Vietnam by combating the illegal wildlife trade, raising environmental awareness and promoting the conservation of endangered species and their habitats - a sustainable tourism center. Child would love this place. Return to Ho Chi Minh and free in the afternoon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 3: Mekong Delta - My Tho - Ben Tre (B/L)
     
    Depart early in the morning. Upon arrival at My Tho, take a boat to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) at a Mekong River estuary. Stop at a garden restaurant for lunch. Then cruise along natural creeks and quiet villages in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee farms, taste natural honey, honey wine and tropical fruits, listen to local music, visit a distillery and a local coconut candy maker. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh have a stop at Cao Dai temple in My Tho town. Arrive at your hotel late in the evening. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An (B)
    You will take a morning flight to Da Nang Airport, then transfer to Hoi An about 35km away. Upon arrival, check in hotel then discover Hoi An truly life. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town, we can see numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. 
    The next tour is coming to the home of an artisan in the old streets. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. After that, you can make your own lantern, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir during the time in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An. 
  • Day 5: Kim Bong Village Cycling (B)
     
    Take a short walk from your hotel in ancient town of Hoi An to Bach Dang Pier. Then a morning boat trip to Kim Bong village where the descendants of tour gifted crafting families has been perfecting their skills since the 15th century. Hop on a bicycle for a guided tour of the village shipbuilding yard, temples, and workshops. Admire the fine artisan ship practiced at Kim Bong such as mats weaving & coracle boats making, and pass through scenic countryside with paddy fields and a bamboo bridge. Your tour also includes a refreshing sample of local seasonal fruits and produce. Later, you will back to Hoi An by boat. Free for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Hoi An. 
    Notes: please be noted that a percentage of the price you pay will go to local community fund to help Kim Bong villagers improve their products. Especially, during this tour, you will pass the kindergarten of this local hamlet, so presents (pencils, notebooks…) for them are good deed to help them get a better learning result.
  • Day 6: Hoi An - Hanoi (B)
    Today, you will board a flight to Hanoi, our millennium Capital city. Our guide will welcome you at Noi Bai Airport and transfer to your hotel in the city (early check in is subject to availability). 
    The city tour commences after your lunchtime with a visit to Ethnology Museum of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, and our First University since 11th Century). Next up we roam to the Old Quarter for strolling around the old streets and visit Ngoc Son temple then enjoy one-hour Traditional Water Puppet shows at Thang Long Theater. After that, you will come back to your hotel for overnighting Hanoi. 
  • Day 7: Hanoi Cooking Class (B/L)
    After your breakfast, visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed). Next up join a special cooking class. Depending on your needs, the teacher may be able to take you on a visit of a local market in central Hanoi to choose the ingredients. Alternatively, the teacher can prepare all the ingredients for you. After your practical class, it will be time to taste the dishes you have prepared and our expert chef will be able to give his feedback on your own chef skills. Training times: From 8 am to12 pm OR from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm 
  • Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, take 3.5 hours’ drive to Ha Long bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. Again, your dinner served on the board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on the board.
  • Day 9: Ha Long - Hanoi (Brunch)

     In the morning, enjoy more cruises through the Bay and have brunch before disembarking at Bai Chay. Cars pick up and bring you back to Hanoi for overnight. Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day 10: Hanoi City/Departure (B)

     

    Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.

Children policy 

  • Child from 1- 4 yrs.: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs.: 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs.: 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs.: 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs. up: pay as adult rate

Inclusive:  

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Domestic flight
  • Private car/mini van
  • Join boat in Halong
  • All entrance fees
  • English/ French speaking guide as per program. Other languages can be arranged upon request
  • All meals as per program

 Exclusive: 

  • International flight and all airport taxes
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Vietnam Visa