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A Family Adventure Holiday to Vietnam

15 days from £3,800 per person

Long, slender and S-shaped, this dynamic and varied country offers so much for families looking for an immersive and interactive holiday.

Start the journey with a blast of organised chaos in the bustling and ancient city of Hanoi, where swathes of broad tree-lined boulevards and narrow alleyways packed with goods, bind the city. Take a cyclo tour of the Old Town, a compact maze of buzzing streets dating back to the 13th century, experience a traditional water puppet show, an ancient and modest form of entertainment which has absorbed audiences for centuries, or take in a street food to discover local delicacy’s and delicious cuisine. From Hanoi drive on to Ninh Binh, which is often described as Halong Bay on land, owing to the towering limestone karst mountains. The beautiful surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for cycling, walking and boating, and it is also home to the newly listed UNESCO Trang An grottos. Next stop is the real Halong Bay where similar limestone outcrops soar out of the morning haze. Hop aboard the luxurious Paradise Peak and explore fascinating caves, pristine beaches and picturesque floating villages. Kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and Vietnamese cooking demonstrations are also on offer.

The penultimate stop on this family adventure is a well-earned rest in Hoi An, a dreamy backwater port on the central coast. While away the days at leisure, basking in the warm sun whilst the glistening waters lap the white sand beach. There is plenty to keep the children occupied with beach activities, and a new kids club at the hotel. The final port of call will take you to a city that never sleeps, the buzzing Saigon. Board the back of a vintage Vespa for a unique guided tour of the sites and explore the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels, a network established as a means of waging guerrilla warfare. Before departing, spend a full day on the Mekong Delta, known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam and home to local floating markets and brilliant patchworks of rice paddy.

This luxury tour is purely a suggested itinerary. It can be booked as is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect bespoke holiday to Vietnam.


Itinerary details

15 days from £3,800 per person

  • Day 1 - In transit
    Fly overnight to Bangkok.
  • Day 2 - The Sofitel Legend Metropole - Hanoi
    Fly Bangkok to Hanoi. Afternoon cycle tour of Old Town. Evening traditional Water Puppet show at local theatre.
  • Day 3 - The Sofitel Legend Metropole - Hanoi
    Morning Hanoi sightseeing with private guide. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 4 - Emeralda Resort - Ninh Binh
    Morning bike ride around local countryside. Afternoon at leisure. (Kid's Club and child friendly facilities available).
  • Day 5 - Emeralda Resort - Ninh Binh
    Morning visit to Trang An Eco Resort OR Phat Diem Cathedral. Afternoon Cow Cart Tour.
  • Day 6 - Paradise Peak - Halong
    Drive to Halong Bay (approx. 3 hours). Afternoon cruising with bamboo boating, kayaking & swimming.
  • Day 7 - Paradise Peak - Halong
    Full day on board. Visit to local caves, floating villages, fishing villages, Tai Chi lesson and cookery demonstration.
  • Day 8 - Fusion Maia - Hoi-An
    Drive to Hanoi (approx. 2 1/2 hours) and fly to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An.
  • Day 9 - Fusion Maia - Hoi-An
    Full day at leisure - for beach time.
  • Day 10 - Fusion Maia - Hoi-An
    Morning Hoi An sightseeing. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 11 - Fusion Maia - Hoi-An
    Full day at leisure - for beach time. Optional visit to My Son Temples or Marble Mountain.
  • Day 12 - Park Hyatt Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    Drive to Danang for flight to Saigon. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Acrobatic Show.
  • Day 13 - Park Hyatt Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    Morning visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Afternoon at leisure with optional city tour. Evening Vespa tour of Saigon.
  • Day 14 - Park Hyatt Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    Full day on Mekong Delta – including boat ride, bike tour, local lunch and visit to fruit farm.
  • Day 15 - In transit
    Transfer to airport for flight (s) home.
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