Family holiday in Vietnam - Jungles and Junks
Vietnam, Family, 14 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,480 (land only) - from $1,835 (land only)
Something a little different
Our itinerary differs from the rest, as we include a walk in the Sapa hills and overnight at a homestay. It's also great value for money when you check out what's included!
- Family Adventure Holiday including the Mekong Delta & Halong Bay
- Homestay with the charming hill-tribes of Sapa & an easy day walk
- Cruise Halong Bay in a traditional junk boat with your family
- Explore the Mekong Delta backwaters with its floating market
- Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and relaxation on the beach at PhanThiet
For a complete Vietnam experience for the family this adventure holiday explores the best and most fun parts of the country. We start with a cyclo ride (a 3-wheeled bicycle taxi) through the maze-like streets of Hanoi's old quarter before driving to the sensational Halong Bay, where we board a traditional Vietnamese junk for a two day cruise around the island limestone towers. Sleeping on board there will be opportunities to explore caves and do some kayaking in this very special scenery. Thereafter we catch the overnight sleeper train to the former French hill-station of Sapa, close to the Chinese border. Along the way we see thatched bamboo huts set in a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies, tended by women in conical hats. On arrival, we walk through bamboo forest and overnight in a homestay with a family from the Giay hill-tribe, joining in with their daily life and rituals. As we head south via Hoi An and Hue we enjoy some fun cultural highlights including a water puppet show, a Vietnamese cooking course and visiting the silkworm handicraft centre. We visit Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon and take a boat trip on the backwaters of the Mekong Delta and a candy factory! We also stop at the historically important Cu Chi Tunnels and museum. Our family adventure holiday Vietnam ends perfectly with 2 full days of relaxation at a comfortable beach hotel in the laid-back resort of Phan Thiet. Here we can all swim in the sea or the hotel pool, enjoy water sports or just chill with a well deserved glass of wine after exploring this fascinating country. Bliss.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 6 yr old
This family adventure holiday in Vietnam is a mix of touring and sightseeing with activities such as walking, cycling and kayaking. On the 2 walking days the underfoot conditions are easy, following mainly inter-village trails. During the visit to Sapa in the north, we have a one night homestay and the opportunity to take part in local family and village life. This is a multi-area holiday and in order to see as much as possible of the country from north to south there is a lot of travelling to be done. We have balance the travelling with enough fun activities and included the important sightseeing to get the flavour of the country. Three nights of relaxation on the beach at the end with the opportunity for further optional activities should please Mums and Dads too. If you wish to take part in any of the cycling you must bring your own helmet. If you wish to take part in kayaking you do not require any experience, however you must be able to swim for 25m unaided. The junk boats are very pleasant with ensuite cabins. On the sleeper trains you will usually be in compartments of 4 people / bunks and in the homestay the sleeping arrangements vary from 1 to 2 families you are travelling with, being in the same room. Many of the other hotels have swimming pools.