Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 20, avg 10
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (8 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), overnight junk boat (1 nt).
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
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Hanoi||Day 1 Hanoi|
If you have time take a walk through Hanois 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||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 Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
|Day 3||Ha Long||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 (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 4||Hus||Day 4 Ha Long/Hus (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 hour(s))
|Day 5||Hus||Day 5 Hus (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||Hoi An||Day 6 Hus/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||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||Ho Chi Minh City||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 (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 10||Mekong Delta||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||Ho Chi Minh City||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 (2.50 hour(s), 95km)
|Day 12||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.