Hanoi - Ning Binh - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and with all kinds of interests and enthusiasms, we know, so with this itinerary we've tried to capture what we believe is the essence of a great family holiday: a trip that combines unique experiences that all ages will enjoy; activities to keep hands and minds engaged, and plenty of down time to relax by the pool or on the beach.
There is no better way to weave through the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's streets than on a cyclo, the unique Hanoian take on the bicycle rickshaw. Hop onboard to visit the excellent, interactive Museum of Ethnology to get a feel for Vietnam's incredible diversity; take in a water puppet show and explore the bustling markets and street food stalls with the guidance of a local food expert. A cruise on Halong Bay is a highlight of most Vietnam journeys, but the chance to kayak, fish for squid and swim in the warm waters of the bay make it a great experience for families. Leave the city behind for a short flight south to Phong Nha National Park, home to some of the world's most spectacular caves and a fantastic spot to explore the picturesque karst scenery.
Your next destination is the ancient city of Hue before continuing to laid back Hoi An. Hoi An is the perfect place to slow the pace of the trip with a few nights of relaxation at one of the great beach resorts just a few minutes drive from the atmospheric old town. Get hands on learning about Vietnamese farming and fishing: help plant rice, ride a water buffalo and cast a traditional fishing net; have a go at knocking up local dishes at one of the excellent cookery classes in town, or if that sounds like a lot of effort, just relax by the pool or on the beach.
Your final stop in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City including a day trip to the fascinating Mekong Delat for an insight into local life and a city tour of bustling Ho Chi Minh.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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