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FAMILY SPECIAL -VIETNAM


PEAK SEASON SUPPLEMENTS ARE EXCLUSIVE

From USD 1,465 * | from £ 0.73*

per person sharing

Vietnam family vacation is designed to allow children to actively experience the culture, lifestyle and wonder of Vietnam in a comfortable and enjoyable pace. At every step, there are always chances for children to learn new things, work out their creativity, and interact with local people to open a wider window to a different world. Most importantly, there is a great potential for members to share inspirational moment and memorable holiday. 


 

DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL
Meet on arrival at Hanoi/Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in and having some rest after a long flight (Check in time: 14.00, early check-in at surcharge).
Meals at own account. 
Accommodation in Ha Noi.

DAY 2: HANOI – MOST HIGHLIGHTS
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his former residence, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature.
Lunch at a local restaurant

In the afternoon, visit the Ethnology Museum or Viet Nam History Museum provides great opportunities of education and entertainment for kids as well as adult about Vietnam’s grass rooted and diversified history.
Enjoy the fun, interactive Water Puppet Show

Continue to visit Ngoc Son temple, then winding through the Old Quarter with eco- friendly electric buggy
Hop on a Hanoi “green tourism” buggy and take a seamless and worries-free ride around the best known of the Old Quarter's 36 streets named for its profession such as Hang Buom (sail street), Hang Bac (silver street), Ma May, etc and around Hoan Kiem Lake. The ride is slow and leisurely, for about 35min with the start/end either by Hoan Kiem Lake and Dong Xuan Market.
Dinner at own account. 
Accommodation in Ha Noi.

DAY 3: HANOI – BA VI HOMESTEAD – HA NOI
Breakfast
In the morning, drive to the farming resort Ba Vi homestead (1.5 hour from Ha Noi). Upon arrival meet a local who will take you to walk through the wet rice and vegetables fields, explaining about the growing of rice and vegetables. Continue to see a milk-cow farm.
Optional: catching fish and growing rice activities
Lunch at the homestead.

In the afternoon, drive to visit a tea plantation. You will be escorted by local
Farmers to help you pick up the tea. The tea will then be brought into the 
house where you will participate in drying steps until you have a fully-made product which you will bring home.
Return to Ha Noi. Refreshing. 
Dinner at own account.
Accomodation in Ha Noi.

DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY 
Breakfast. 
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer 160 km east to Halong (approx. 4- hour driving). 
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, board your boat for an unforgettable cruise. Welcome seafood lunch on board. 
Cruise in Halong bay visiting some islands and caves. Possibility of kayaking (optional) around some nice beaches.
Late afternoon, admire the sunset over the bay, enjoy happy hour on the bar deck or attend a cooking demonstration.
Dinner and overnight on board

DAY 5: HA LONG – HA NOI - HUE
Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air. Continue sightseeing around the bay. 
Start cruising towards the harbor. Disembark. Farewell. Transfer back to Hanoi for the flight to Hue. 
Stop on the way to visit a pottery village or Dong Ho village, famous for its long history Đông Hồ folk woodcut painting which have been submitted to UNESCO for the recognition of intangible cultural heritage.
Upon arrival in Hue, meet and transfer to hotel.
Lunch & Dinner at own account.
Accommodation in Hue.

DAY 6: HUE – HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Breakfast
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon, a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda, and drive to visit the Imperial Citadel. Visit Dong Ba central market, with the guide, you and your kids will discover a lot of things different from your home and the social interaction with local vendors is one of the highlight.
Rest of the day at leisure. 
Lunch & dinner at own account.
Accommodation in Hue.

DAY 7: HUE –DA NANG – HOI AN – WALKING TOUR
Breakfast
A morning free at leisure for your family self-explore of this charming and slow city. Check out.
Visit Royal Mausoleum of King Tu Duc before driving to Hoi An over the Hai Van Pass, literately means “cloud and sea” pass. Stop on the summit, and admire the beautiful scenery and stunning landscape of Central Vietnam. Upon arrival in Danang visit of the Cham museum, were one of the finest collections of sculptures of this ancient civilization are displayed. 
Proceed to Hoi An, walking tour of Hoi An, discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit Hoi An colorful local market, Tan Ky old house, Fukien Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An's burgeoning textile industry. 
Lunch and dinner at own account.
Accommodation in Hoi An.

DAY 8: HOI AN AT LEISURE
Breakfast. Free time at leisure. 

DAY 9: HOI AN - DA NANG – NHA TRANG
Breakfast 
A.M: Pick up at hotel and transfer to airport for morning flight to Nha Trang.
Upon arrival, visit the highlights of Nha Trang: Ponagar Temple – Long Son Pagoda – Cathedral.
Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Lunch & dinner at own account. 
Accommodation in Nha Trang.

DAY 10: NHA TRANG – FREE DAY
Breakfast in hotel. 
This day is intentionally set free for family to choose the activity that fits their interest at best. There are many places for family to discover and having fun around Nha Trang. But you can refer your tour guide for necessary advice and organize some optional activities to enhance the quality of the holiday.

DAY 11: NHA TRANG – FREE DAY – HO CHI MINH CITY
Enjoy optional activities or the beach.
In the evening, board an overnight train ride to Ho Chi Minh City (4-berth sharing cabin) 
Lunch & dinner at own account.
Overnight on train.

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. 
Transfer to hotel for breakfast and refreshing. (Room available from 14:00, day-use is optional with supplement). 
Lunch and Dinner at own account
Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH – BEN TRE – HO CHI MINH
Breakfast. 
Depart for Ben Tre, a peaceful retreat in Mekong Delta offers many charming surprises besides the lush vegetation, snaking canals, and enchanting smiles. 
Enjoy seeing how bricks and grass mats are made with age old traditional techniques as well as how products are extracted from coco etc. Admire stunning panoramic countryside pictures made of green coconut palms, yellow river streams and colorful local products. Be warmed by the tropical breeze or feel the currents of the cool river water whilst exploring the earthy trails. Taste and smell local exotic fruits, “garden-made” cuisine or stop to observe and satisfy your palate with a just-made wet rice paper, or coco candies married with green tea. Complete your experience while hearing the sounds of boat, tricycle-motor engine, and certainly the chatting and laughing of local people, modest yet hospitable.
After visit, transfer back to Saigon. Free time. 
Lunch included. Dinner at own account.
Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH- DEPARTURE 
Breakfast 
Time at leisure until airport transfer for departure flight (check-out time: 14.00, late check-out at surcharge). 
Program can be modified according to the international flight times.

Includes:

•    Accommodation with breakfast according to the program
•    Meals as outlined in the program
•    Transfers and tours by minibus or coach with English/French local speaking guide 
•    Entrance fees, boat fees
•    Package 2D/1N on sharing cruise in Ha Long Bay 
•    Service charges, room tax and handling fee
•    Water and wet tissues on tour 
 


Excludes:

•    International air tickets to/from Vietnam 
•    Domestic flight ticket
•    Peak season surcharge, compulsory meals, be subject to change without prior notice 
•    All optional tours
•    Other food and beverage in addition to the above
•    Early check-in and late check-out charges from the hotel
•    Personal insurance
•    Vietnamese approval letter
•    Visa fee in Vietnam & Cambodia & Lao
•    Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping
•    Others not mentioned or included in the program
•    The tour operator reserves the right to charge a supplement to all guests if Tourism Authorities eventually decide to increase the fees applied to cruises in Ha Long Bay
 

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