Family Tour in Vietnam 11 Days 10 Nights

  • Duration: 11 days

Destinations: Hanoi icon-16 Halong icon-16Danang icon-16Hoi An icon-16Ho Chi Minh city icon-16 Can Tho icon-16 Ho chi Minh city

Family Tour in Vietnam 11 Days 10 Nights

Highlights of Vietnam Family tour trip:

Breathtaking Natural Scenery:

  • Sunset Party where Sky meets Water – on the edge of Ha Long Bay.
  • Cruise overnight among the limestone islands.
  • Spectacular Marble Mountain to go sightseeing.

 

Intense cultural exploration:

 

  • Accompanied by our tour guide whose knowledge about history and culture is profound.
  • Participation in religious activities at traditional temples
  • Signature floating market of Mekong Delta.

 

 

Bonding activities:

  • Boat trip/ Kayaking around Fish Village.
  • Singing and dancing party.

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Full Itinerary

Brief and Route map

Brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong

Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi – fly to Danang – Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An walking tour – Tra Que village

Day 6: Hoi An – Marble mountain

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – fly to Ho Chi Minh – Dinner on cruise

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – City tour – Cu Chi tunnels

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong

Day 10: Mekong – Ho Chi Minh

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh Departure

*Note: This itinerary can be reversed and started from Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Hanoi: On your arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide with pick-up sign board then immediately transferred to your hotel for check in. It is estimated to be 45-minute driving through beautiful rice fileds to reach Hanoi center.

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 30 km/45 minutes
Overnight in Hanoi

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DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR/ THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel, then you start your day to discover Hanoi City.
  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • After 2 hours, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

In the afternoon

  • After saving energy with local lunch, you will leave for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes before coming back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites.
  • Museum of Ethnology will close on Monday so Hoa Lo prison will be the alternative attraction.
  • The complex of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum will not open for worshiping on Monday or Monday so you just visit the surrounding parts on those days.

Overnight in Hanoi

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DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG/ A NIGHT ON A PEACEFUL BAY

In the morning

  • At 08:00, the private car will pick you up and transfer you to Halong bay, which takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetables.

In the afternoon

  • 12:15 – 12:45 Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
  • 13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
    • Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village.
    • Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with the help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
  • 17:30 – 18:00: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.  Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.

In the evening

  • 19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22:00.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Driving: Hanoi – Halong: 180 km/4 hours

Overnight on cruise

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DAY 4: HA LONG – HA NOI/ THE FLAVOURS OF THE BAY

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
  • 07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
  • 09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
  • 09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12:00.

In the afternoon

  • 12:00 – 12:30: Disembark the cruise and you will be transferred back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang city.
  • Arrive in Danang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information: VN 185  HAN-DAD Vietnam Airlines       18:30   19:50  

Parameter:  Hanoi – Danang/Flight: 1.20 hours

Overnight in Danang  

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DAY 5: HOI AN WALKING TOUR – TRA QUE VILLAGE/ FARMING AS THE LOCALS

In the morning

  • At 08:30, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village (private car will be used if you cannot ride a bike).
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.
  • You will have lunch in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region.

In the afternoon

  • At around 15:00, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced with many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to an end and you have free time on your own later.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

on the streets of old town Hoi An

 

DAY 6: HOI AN – MARBLE MOUNTAIN/ THE PEARL OF MOTHER NATURE

In the morning

  • At 08:30, after breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up and then depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain), where you visit the stunning natural caves, enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village.
  • Then, you will continue the trip to explore Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide.
  • At noon time you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will be back to Hoi An town then have your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An 

Marble mountains

DAY 7: HOI AN – DA NANG – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY – DINNER ON CRUISE/ AN ILLUMINATED CITY BY NIGHT

In the morning

  • Around 11:00, you will check-out hotel in Hoi An then move to Danang airport. Take flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

In the afternoon

  • On your arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver will welcome and take you to your hotel in the city center.

In the evening

  • You will have dinner on Saigon River.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/Dinner

Parameter: Danang – Ho Chi Minh/ Flight: 1 hr 30 mins

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

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DAY 8: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNELS/ BACK TO THE WAR TIME

In the morning 

  • At 08:00, you will be met up with our guide at the lobby of the hotel after you have breakfast, then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders.
  • After spending time visiting these long tunnels, you will go to the local restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon

  • After saving with lunch of local foods, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh and visit the highlights of the city.
  • Firstly, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • Next, you will walk a short distance to The Central Post Office, which is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • Then, the last attraction is Notre Dame Cathedral. The cathedral is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • If time allows, you can pay a visit to Ben Thanh market, which is one of the biggest wholesale market of the city.
  • At around 17:00, you will be transferred back to your hotel and have your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi: 90km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

ho chi minh tunnels tour (5)

 

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH – BEN TRE/ TASTE OF MEKONG RIVER

In the morning

  • At 08.00, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will be met up by our guide and river then depart from Saigon for Ben Tre.
  • On arriving board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house.
  • Stop at a quiet village, take a short walk to witness local life and hop on a xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) to reach a nice riverside restaurant for a local lunch.
  • At noon time, you will have lunch with delicious and unique local food.

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals.
  • Come back to the port and continue to visit Ben Tre Local Market before heading to Can Tho.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre: 90 km/Driving: 2 hours

Overnight in Can Tho

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DAY 10: CAI RANG MARKET – HO CHI MINH/ FLOATING MARKET EXPERIENCE

In the morning

  • At 07:00, in the early morning, you will start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where you cruise along the small and picturesque canals and stop to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats).
  • You then make a stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals. You continue walking through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop, where we observe how it is made.
  • At noon time, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will have some free time before leaving back to Ho Chi Minh at 15:00.
  • At around 18:00, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and have your own free time afterwards.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh: 170 km/Driving: 3.5 hours

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

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DAY 11: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 7 km/25 minutes

Today useful note(s):

Check all your luggage and belongings before checking out and make sure you miss nothing.

Parameter: Hotel – Airport: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • 2 domestic flights: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Service charges and government tax

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Note:

  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00, check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
  • The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.

* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list. If at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavor to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

Price

Price is different in different period of time so please contact us for the best price for your travel time

Children Policy:

Travel Sense Asia is applying a good discount policy for your children with the details as following:

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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