Vietnam family holiday

“This jam-packed, tailor made holiday to Vietnam takes care of all the whats, wheres and whens, leaving you to focus on the two most important 'f's: family and fun.”

Highlights

Hanoi | Cycle rickshaw tour | Museum of Ethnology | Hoan Kiem Lake | Halong Bay | Sleeper train to Hue | Guided tour of Citadel at Hue | Markets of Hoi An | Saigon | Cu Chi Tunnels | Beaches at Mui Ne

Description of Vietnam family holiday

This two week, Vietnam family holiday takes you on an adventure from top to tail, or vice versa, with an array of stunning scenery, cultural sites and delicious regional dishes to keep your family wide eyed and active all holiday long. As this itinerary is possible from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, or in the opposite direction, you can tailor make your tour to suit your wishes with guided cyclo (bicycle rickshaw) tours around the old districts bound to kick start your holiday as you mean to go on.

If you’re starting in the northern capital of Hanoi then the karst landscapes of Halong Bay are an inevitable next destination with kayaking, swimming and boat tours around limestone caves offering a really exciting and sometimes surreal experience for nature loving families. Northern Vietnam is also renowned for its mountainous jungles where hill tribes live and local villages can be found surrounded by rice terraces and paddy fields. Continue south and the centrally located cities of Hoi An and Hue take you back in time where tailors, tombs and tales of the last emperors add to the enjoyment of days spent exploring nearby stretches of white sandy beaches. A short distance from Ho Chi Minh City is the Mekong Delta which takes you into a watery world of long tail boats, homestays with island communities and bike rides along the industrious riverbanks.

Whichever way you choose to experience Vietnam on this family holiday, a warm welcome from the local people is practically guaranteed as well as a cultural adventure that can be as active, relaxing or as downright exciting as you want it to be.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Northern Vietnam is beautiful, but hilly, so take this into account for little legs.
Trip type:
Tailor made to your budget and preferences.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
12 nights 3*-4* hotels.
Solos:
This is a family holiday, but single rooms are available for a surcharge.
Meals:
12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner.
Included:
Accommodation, transfers, listed activities, guides, entrance fees.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam family holiday

Environment

All of our tours in Vietnam are run in conjunction with a local partner which has been chosen partly because they provide a fantastic service but also because they share our environmental and social goals.
As an example, the more demanding (and longer) treks that we arrange in the north of Vietnam operate with strict environmental guidelines, for example we take all plastic water bottles away from the areas that we pass through rather than leaving them behind to litter host communities. Our trekking guides also ensure that travellers behave in an environmentally responsible manner, for example ensuring that no soap or detergent products are used in local water courses when travellers are refreshing themselves.
Throughout Vietnam we try to use small locally owned hotels that have been built and furnished using local materials.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.

Community

As mentioned above, our partners in Vietnam have been chosen partly because they share our responsible travel ethos. One of the main issues facing tourism in Vietnam involves the exploitation of some hilltribe communities. We have been working closely with our partners to ensure that all of our visits are carefully controlled to ensure that they bring about a positive rather than negative impact on host communities. As an example we try to 'share out' the hosting experience amongst different families where possible, to ensure that tourist revenue is spread evenly within a village and not just concentrated with one family.

We also advise travellers on how to behave appropriately when travelling to rural villages. This also applies more generally on our trips in Vietnam as our programmes are usually escorted by local guides who are on hand to provide local advice on behaviour, for example to ensure that people take off their shoes when visiting temples and tombs.

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Reviewed on 20 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole holiday was memorable. We very much enjoyed the food tour in Hanoi, the bike rides, the cruise on Halong Bay and the home stay in the natural reserve of Pu Luong.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you are hesitating to go to Vietnam for a family holiday, don't! It is an amazing country. We have been very well looked after from the moment we contacted the travel agency. The guides in the country were very friendly and knowledgeable and always adapted to the needs of our family.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. All our guides and drivers were locals. We spent 3 days in a homestay which benefited the local family. The company chosen for the cruise was environmentally friendly and is following a programme to clean the bay.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was an amazing holiday. I want to start it all again.

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole trip was amazing from beginning to end. Our tour operator were superb.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes boat trip in Halong Bay did its to help local environment and all our visits benefitted local people

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent we are really inspired to do another trip

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Walking in the hills in North Vetnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for simple accommodation and reasonably hard walking. Although not very long walks, about 15km in a day it can get quite hot and hilly. Wish I was fitter.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, staying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. Always ate in small restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very highly, well planned, great guides and the logistics were perfect.

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