Family Insight Vietnam

Duration: 14 Days
Highlights: Ha Noi - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet

Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia.Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian graceand Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with itshistory, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals.

Type of tour: Group tour (Private tour upon request)
Standard: 
3star
Departure: 
Daily
Special Offer: Free Visa Letter

  • Brief itinerary
    Day 1: Hanoi arrival
    Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L)
    Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Trang An grottoes (B/L)
    Day 4: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)
    Day 5: Halong - Hanoi - Fly to Hue (Brunch)
    Day 6: Hue city tour (B/L)
    Day 7: Hoi An (B)
    Day 8: Hoi An cooking class (B/L)
    Day 9: Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B)
    Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta (B/L)
    Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet (B)
    Day 12: Phan Thiet (B)
    Day 13: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh (B)
    Day 14: Ho Chi Minh departure (B)
  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
     


    Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome you, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
    Hanoi is choice for any Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
    Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
    Overnight in Hanoi.
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Trang An grottoes (B/L)
    After breakfast, we continue our beautiful Vietnam Tour to Hoa Lu which was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 980 AD and ancient sanctuaries and tombs can still be seen today. Apart from the historical importance, the area is naturally beautiful, referred to many as the “dry Halong Bay,” with limestone peaks and fertile green valleys. After lunch, take the amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
    Optional: visit Tam Coc - Bich Dong instead of Trang An.
  • Day 4: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)
    This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.
  • Day 5: Halong - Hanoi - Fly to Hue (Brunch)
    People said that your Vietnam Tours would not have been done without a trip to Halong Bay and a romantic night on Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Tai Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city, end of your beautiful Halong Bay Cruise at around noon where our private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue. Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Hue.
  • Day 6: Hue City Tour (B/L)
    Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and an enjoyable stop for your Vietnam tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue
  • Day 7: Hoi An (B)
    Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam - is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15thto the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
    Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous My Khe Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 8: Hoi An - Cooking Class (B/L)
    We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at cooking class.
    Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
    We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
    On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked.
    Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 meters swimming pool. Overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 9: Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
    After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (B/L)

    After breakfast, we Drive to My Tho (65km) - The quiet capital city of Tien Giang province, is the traditional gateway to the Mekong Delta, an interesting and beautiful Vietnam Tour to catch a glimpse of the famous river. On arrival, we visit the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda, the most famous pagoda in the south of Vietnam whose architecture is a mixture of Vietnamese, Kh’mer and Chinese before taking a private boat trip along the small canals of Mekong River seeing the daily life of the Mekong River people in both sides of the river. Then take a short tour by “xe loi” (motorized rickshaw) on the rural lane to the bank of Mekong River visiting a rice farm, coconut candy factory and honey bee farm. Continue our journey by sampan through the canals and mangrove forests to reach an island. Stroll on a fruit garden, taste diverse types of seasonal fruits, tea mixed with bee’s honey and enjoy a special folk show of traditional Mekong Delta music. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.

  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet (B)
    After breakfast, we drive to Phan Thiet (5 hours), once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays and to end your Vietnam Tours, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet stillhas sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The formerare a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight Phan Thiet.
  • Day 12: Phan Thiet (B)
    Day is free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals.
     Overnight Phan Thiet
  • Day 13: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh (B)
    Morning, free time at leisure and after lunch, the guide and driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Day 14: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)


    Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam holiday until private guide and driver will transfer you to Ho Chi Minh airport for your departure flight with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vietnam Tour Travel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours.

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:  
  • 13 Nights Accommodation in deluxe twin / double room view with daily breakfast.
  • Letter of Vietnam Visa on arrival
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi city - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City, including domestic airport taxes.
  • Boat cruises as specified in the program
  • English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Meals (as specified in the itinerary)

Exclusive: 

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