Vietnam family holidays

“Take the kids on a varied trip from north to south Vietnam, with sleeper trains, boat trips and time with a local family adding to the adventure.”


Hanoi | Ba Vi Mountain | lunch with a local family at Duong Lam | sleeper train to Lao Cai | Muong Hoa Valley | Sapa | Halong Bay | Hoi An | Ho Chi Minh City | Cu Chi Tunnels

Description of Vietnam family holidays

A delightful 15-night tour exploring Vietnam with a plenty of family-friendly activities packed in along the way. Spend a day in the beautiful city of Hanoi and visit the wonderful historic sites that the city has to offer. You'll visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature and end your day watching an enthralling water puppet show. A traditional art that the kids will love.

From Hanoi, you will embark on a day trip which will take you into the cloud forests and to an ancient village. Lunch with the locals and take a cycle tour through its historical temples, pagodas and rice fields. Take the sleeper train to Sapa and discover the tranquil rice paddies and learn more about the cultures and tribes of northern Vietnam, including the art of Batik painting with a hands-on class.

Set sail across Halong Bay in a luxury junk boat and explore the incredible caves, bays and huge jungle-covered limestone islands as they tower from the water. Finally, head to the ancient city of Da Nang before relaxing on the beach in Hoi An. Here you have two full days so enjoy a cooking class to learn how to cook some Vietnamese specialities and roll up your sleeves to help the local farmers in the rice fields.

You are accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide throughout your trip and we can tailor this itinerary to create a unique holiday experience for your familyís individual requirements with or without flights.

Why your kids will love this trip:

- Enjoy watching the ancient art of water puppets as you take in an evening show in Ha Noi.

- Leisurely bike rides through the rice paddies and the Mekong Delta make a great way to explore the wonderful countryside and villages of Vietnam together.

- Discover their inner explorer on the thrilling overnight train from Ha Noi to Sapa

- Spend time relaxing together on the beautiful beaches in Hoi An and stay at a wonderful family-friendly beachfront resort.

- Kids love to get their hands dirty and there's no better way then some hands-on farming in the rice paddies, complete with conical hat and boots. Challenge each others skills as you learn to push a traditional buffalo plough.

- Set them the challenge of catching dinner as you set out with local fishermen to learn to cast a traditional net and paddle the bamboo basket fishing boats.

- Not for the faint-hearted but an adventure kids big and small will love - discovering the vast network of Cu Chi's underground tunnels. Home to the Vietcong, and resonant with history, there are plenty of trap doors, living areas and meeting rooms to explore deep beneath the ground.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam family holidays


It is important to us that when we travel we give as well as take and do all that we can to preserve the natural riches of Vietnamís rich environment and culture. Our ground agents have been chosen because they share our beliefs and give their support to local NGOís, community and environmental projects. They do not include excursions which do not have good wildlife practices and are currently compiling a comprehensive wildlife and welfare policy to ensure that this is upheld and followed. They are also certified members of Travelife, which means that all their responsible tourism practices must be quantified and recorded.

This itinerary has been put together to take into account the most efficient and economical mode of transport for seeing the country. For example cycle and walking options are included where possible. This not only allows for seeing more of the country, at a leisurely pace, and provides the opportunity to meet and interact with local people, and is also an environmentally friendly alternative.


Our ground agents try to ensure that your accommodation provides a responsible stay wherever possible. For example your hotel in Sapa is working to reduce its overall energy consumption and contributes towards the improvement of the local community to ensure the sustainable growth of tourism in the area. The hotel was built using sustainable resources including tropical hardwoods and local stone and bricks. It has been designed to blend in with the environment, uses energy-efficient lighting and provides organic soap and toiletries instead of heavily packaged products. They also work hard to re-use and recycle.

Our Ground Agent supports local investment through the training of local guides. Not only do they take pride in their heritage but they love sharing their stories with guests to make for a memorable and authentic trip.
Your trip includes a visit and hands-on experience of Batik painting in Sapa. Guests can partake in local traditions and when any works of art are purchased the money goes to toward the upkeep of the local HíMong ladies livelihoods. Inclusions such as the Batik Painting help cultures remain strong through supportive and respectful visits from guests.

You will also spend time with local farmers learning about rice cultivation and the rigours of growing it. Roll up your sleeves and head out into the paddy fields, or grab your fishing rod and take to the river. Your involvement will not only help support the local farmers but also increases awareness of where the food you see on a supermarket shelf may have come from.

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