Gifted with a staggering abundance of flavourful food, fascinating culture, untouched nature, and disarmingly friendly people, Vietnam has more than earned its rep as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. This fun-focused family trip packs as much of the good stuff into 12 days as humanly possible – including cruising Halong Bay, exploring the Imperial Citadel, museum visits, and even a boat trip to a floating market – yet still offers more than enough time to relax. Don’t forget to pack your smile; you’ll be needing it often here.
Day 1 Hanoi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Hanoi (1B)
Enjoy a guided cyclo tour of the Old Quarter before seeing a Water Puppet Theatre performance. Opt to visit a museum or do some shopping.
Day 3 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)
Halong Bay cruise, cave visit and island lookout. Seafood lunch and dinner.
Day 4 Ha Long/Huế (1B, 1L)
Continue on the cruise of Halong Bay to Man’s Head Island and Tortoise Island. Visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat. Overnight train to Hue.
Day 5 Huế (1B)
Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel. Opt for a visit to the Royal Tombs and Tien Mu Pagoda, or a countryside motorbike tour.
Day 6 Huế/Hoi An (1B)
Travel over the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Optional€tivities include cooking school, riverboat trip, bike riding, beach, visit the tailors or My Son ruins.
Days 7-8 Hoi An
Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An.
Day 9 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
Morning flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Cyclo city tour of Central Saigon.
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta (1B, 1D)
Take a boat trip along the Mekong Delta, later enjoy a homestay and traditional dinner with a local family.
Day 11 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
Return to Ho Chi Minh City; free afternoon. Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
Depart at any time.
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