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Vietnam Family Adventure

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From £2,995

Overview

Home to ancient history, stunning landscapes, educational activities and some of the most delicious food and warmest hospitality in all of Asia, Vietnam has it all for an exciting and relaxing family escape. *Please note the cost is per person based on a family of four travelling, with children aged 12 and 8 years old....
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise along meandering waterways and through colourful floating markets in the Mekong Delta
  • Visit remote villages and deserted coves as you explore the less-visited parts of Halong Bay
  • Meet with locals as you have lunch with nuns and dinner with a Vietnam war veteran
  • Discover the culinary hotspots as you venture through backstreets and morning markets
  • Watch a beautiful puppet show and learn about Vietnam’s folklore and traditions
  • Design your own ‘Ao Dai; with our tailor in Hoi An and admire the colourful lanterns of the Ancient Town

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI

On arrival into Hanoi you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative and transferred to your hotel.

La Siesta Classic Ma May

DAY 2: HANOI: CITY HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 2: HANOI: CITY HIGHLIGHTS

Spend this morning exploring some the city's fascinating sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, the Hanoi Hilton Museum where John McCain and other prisoners were held during the war, the Temple of Literature, and Ethnology Museum. Enjoy walks around Hoan Kiem Lake, where Hanoians enjoy their early mornings with Tai Chi and 'Vietnamese style' aerobics, as well the eclectic Old Quarter where streets are named after the trades practiced here since the 15th century. In the evening attend a traditional water puppet show unique to Vietnamese culture, before enjoying a delicious dinner at one of our recommended restaurants.

La Siesta Classic Ma May
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: HANOI: CULINARY AND EDUCATIONAL TOUR

DAY 3: HANOI: CULINARY AND EDUCATIONAL TOUR

Together, go where local people shop and eat. Explore and visit local markets, food stalls and “specialty” restaurants or cafes to learn about and taste some of the everyday ingredients, drinks and dishes and see how locals engage in their routine of price negotiating. After a light lunch, spend a couple of hours exploring the fascinating Women’s Museum dedicated to the women of Vietnam. Visitors have the opportunity to learn and understand traditional culture, marriage customs, childbirth, family life, traditional clothing and the role of women in the defence of the nation. This museum was built to exhibit, preserve and house the tangible heritage of the Vietnam Women's Union, and serves as a centre for research and cultural exchange.

La Siesta Classic Ma May
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY

Set off this morning to the beautiful Halong Bay. Here you will board one of our favourite junk boats and cruise through the quieter northern area of the bay, where you can stop to visit island caves and remote sandy beaches. Enjoy dinner and drinks on board as the sun sets over this magical setting.

Orchid Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HALONG BAY

DAY 5: HALONG BAY

Spend another day floating through this magical landscape. Weigh anchor and spend some time visiting a local village where you can explore by bicycle as you pass through rice paddies and visit an ancient house made of straw, mud and bamboo. After learning about life in this rural area, return to the junk boat and continue on your journey through the islets. Spend time swimming or kayaking, or even take part in a cooking class, before enjoying another dinner as the sun sets once again over this mesmerising landscape.

Orchid Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HUE

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HUE

Begin the day with morning Tai Chi exercises and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Enjoy another morning floating between islands as you slowly make your way back to Halong Bay's main harbour, from where you will transfer to the airport in time to catch your onward flight to Hue.

Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: HUE: BACKSTREETS BY MOTORBIKE

DAY 7: HUE: BACKSTREETS BY MOTORBIKE

Relax as you sit behind your trusted driver on a motorbike for a journey through the backstreets where you will gain insight into both past and present cultural traditions in and around Hue, exploring the less-visited outskirts of the city as you meet locals and enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by the resident Buddhist nuns in a local village.

Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: HUE - HOI AN

DAY 8: HUE - HOI AN

Today you will be transferred to the beautiful quaint town of Hoi An.

Boutique Hoi An
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: HOI AN: ANCIENT TOWN

DAY 9: HOI AN: ANCIENT TOWN

This morning set out on foot and explore the magical Ancient Town with your guide, discovering ancestral homes and lovely hidden pagodas. After a delicious local lunch, you will then visit the Hoi An clothes market where you will select your material and then meet with our favourite tailor. Discuss your preferred design and then leave the tailor to work their magic as they make you your very own ‘Ao Dai’ that you can take home.

Boutique Hoi An
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: HOI AN: FREE DAY

DAY 10: HOI AN: FREE DAY

Have a free day to explore independently and relax in the surroundings of your beautiful hotel.

Boutique Hoi An
Breakfast

DAY 11: HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 11: HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY

Transfer this morning to the airport in time to catch your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. This afternoon then enjoy a half day exploring the vibrant and bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City as you discover some of its historical highlights, from its interesting museums to beautiful pagodas and colourful markets.

Fusion Suites Saigon
Breakfast

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY: MEKONG DELTA

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY: MEKONG DELTA

Up early this morning you will be driven into the fascinating Mekong Delta area, where you will board a small private boat and explore backwaters and islands, passing rice paddies and pottery factories, and meeting the friendly local villagers as you go. Enjoy a special lunch with a local family in the setting of a beautiful traditional garden house, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Fusion Suites Saigon
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY: CAO DAI TEMPLE AND CU CHI TUNNELS

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY: CAO DAI TEMPLE AND CU CHI TUNNELS

Start the day with a visit to Cao Dai Great Temple, located a few hours outside of HCMC. Here you will see where Cao Daism is practiced and witness the midday mass. Cao Daism is a unique religion worshiping Jesus, Confucius and Buddha! After lunch continue on to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, where guerrilla fighters constructed an amazing underground base and village network that was used during the French Resistance and the Vietnam War. Late afternoon you will be taken to the private home of a Vietnamese war veteran for a fascinating discussion and some delicious home-cooked food, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for the evening.

Fusion Suites Saigon
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 14: DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY

You will be transferred to the airport today in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

VIETNAM FAMILY ADVENTURE (14 DAYS) £2,995

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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