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Vietnam Family Beach and Bike Adventure

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The summer holidays can be tricky to fill... So what better way to spend two weeks with your family than by exploring Vietnam from Hanoi to Saigon? This itinerary has been specifically designed to cater for children of all ages, through a combination of getting stuck-in to the outdoors, meeting fascinating locals, heading into the lush countryside wilderness on bicycle, kayaking past colourfu...

The summer holidays can be tricky to fill... So what better way to spend two weeks with your family than by exploring Vietnam from Hanoi to Saigon? This itinerary has been specifically designed to cater for children of all ages, through a combination of getting stuck-in to the outdoors, meeting fascinating locals, heading into the lush countryside wilderness on bicycle, kayaking past colourful floating markets, lying out on the beach, taking a dip in the turquoise waters, not to mention heading to Saigon's famous water park and eating dinner in a cave! Culture, sports, and relaxation - there's truly something for every member of the family.  

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This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Good Morning Hanoi!

Chao Ban! Welcome to Hanoi! We will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. Today is free to spend at your leisure, resting up or exploring your surroundings. Overnight in Hanoi.

Included: transfer, guide, hotel

Visited:
Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi By Bike

We will pick you up at 8:30 for a short transfer outside of Hanoi. The morning will be spent getting to learn about rural life in Vietnam. Walking and cycling past villages, you'll stop off at local markets, old houses, and temples, before a short food demonstration and lunch at a local family's house.

In the afternoon, set off from Dong Ngac, cycling on mostly rural lanes through surrounding villages to Lien Mac, a beautiful area of immaculately tended vegetables and flowers. Here you will get a close-up look at the colourful fields, and have the chance to chat with some of the local people out caring for their crops. After taking another route from Lien Mac back to Dong Ngac, you’ll have a short break for a drink at your host family’s home, bid your farewells, and catch the van back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 17:00. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

​Included: transfer, guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, local bike, community development fund, hotel

Visited:
Hanoi

Day 3: Mai Chau, Cycle Around The Village

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00, transferring to Mai Chau. Our route takes us through spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Poom Coom Village in Mai Chau, lunch will be served at a local home. In the afternoon, we will take an easy bike trip around the villages to meet the Thai locals and their lush surroundings! Ride back before dark, then free time for dinner and overnight stay.

Included: transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, local bike, hotel or eco lodge

Visited:
Hanoi Mai Châu

Day 4: Walk At Sunrise And Back To Hanoi

In Mai Chau, daily life starts early. At the first sign of daylight, why not set off on a short walk to take in the fresh morning air? Breakfast, then you'll be free to relax until lunch, before we check out of the hotel and drive back to Hanoi. Pause to visit the Muong’s Culture Museum, then we'll finish our day at your hotel in Hanoi at around 18:30.

Included: transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch, entrance fee, hotel

Visited:
Mai Châu Hanoi

Day 5: Ha Long, Welcome On Board

Departure for Halong Bay is around 8:00 in a shared van from your hotel. We'll stop off for a water puppet show performed by local artists at a traditional Vietnamese village en-route.

Afterwards, it's on to Halong Bay - you'll arrive at the port at around 13:30. Fresh, local seafood lunch will await you while you cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay and admire the fascinating rock formations. Have a paddle around Cap La fishing village by kayak, then we'll continue cruising to Cong Do and back, for a spot of swimming or relaxing at sunset. Dinner and overnight on board.

Included: transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat, all meals, permit, fishing gear

Visited:
Hanoi Hạ Long Bay

Day 6: Bai Tu Long Bay, Dinner In A Cave

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the serene, breath-taking beauty of the Bay’s landscape. At about 7:30, have some breakfast in the fresh air on board, then take a morning cruise to Cong Dam while discovering the geological features of Bai Tu Long Bay with its thousands of islands and islets.

Lunch will be served on boat before cruising to Hon Co Island for a swim or kayak to discover the stunning scenery of the bay. Dinner will be served in the incredible Thien Canh Son Cave! Overnight stay on board.

Included: transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat/junk, all meals, permit

Visited:
Bai Tu Long Bay

Day 7: Bai Tu Long Bay + Family Dinner In Hanoi 

Breakfast on board at 7:30, then take a morning cruise around the magnificent scenery in a rustic row-boat with the locals of the Bay and take a dip in the water! 11:45 check-out from the cabin, and lunch on board as we slowly cruise back to port.

We will be ashore around 12:30 then hit the road back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at around 17:30. Dinner will be shared with and made by a Hanoian family, where you'll get the chance to learn about the culture and daily life of the Hanoian family tradition. Back to your hotel by around 22:00.

Included: transfer, guide, entrance fee, boat, all meals, hotel

Visited:
Bai Tu Long Bay Hanoi

Day 8: On To Hoi An

Breakfast at the hotel, then morning free to be spent at your own leisure until we pick you up for your noon flight to Danang. Airport pick-up upon arrival, then transfer to Hoi An. Check-in at your beach hotel, and spend the night here.

Included: transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel

Visited:
Hanoi Hoi An

Day 9: Countryside And Ancient Town Of Hoi An

Meet at 8:00 at your hotel for a very short transfer to the boat docks, then we will be boating to a fishing village where you will see & experience the life of a fisherman here, from preparing the fishing tools to fishing itself. Work up your appetite for lunch on a short basket row-boat along the village of water coconuts. 

We will then cycle along the country road through paddy fields of rice, coconut, or corn, heading to the main town of Hoi An. Our afternoon will be continued with sightseeing to the famous cultural sites around Hoi An, and we will end our trip at about 17:00 at your hotel.

Included: transfer, guide, local bike, local boat and basket, breakfast, lunch, water and snack, hotel

Visited:
Hoi An

Day 10: Beach Break In Hoi An

Today, you'll be free to relax and discover other corners of Hoi An at your own leisure. If you would like to add on activities such as family cooking classes, please discuss with our travel consultant for more details. Overnight at your hotel.

Included: hotel, breakfast

Visited:
Hoi An

Day 11: Transfer To Saigon

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport in Danang for a noon flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, airport pick-up, then transfer to your hotel. Check in and overnight stay.

Included: transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel


Day 12: Half-Day City Tour And Water Park

Get started at 8:30 from your hotel, venturing out to see the real Saigon through the eyes of a local. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, City Hall, and Ben Thanh market. Lunch on your own, and take rest before riding to the water park for splash and fun until late afternoon. Back to Saigon centre around 18:00.

Included: transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, hotel

Visited:
Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Delta By Bike

8.00 departure for Cai Be (2.5 hrs). Upon arrival, board a boat to the floating market, then cruise across the mighty Mekong River (approx 1.5 km wide) to Dong Phu Island. From there, we'll start cycling under the green canopy, exploring the orchards and daily life of local farmers.

Lunch break on the island, then cruise to Vinh Long. In the afternoon we'll have 2 hours to check out the immense rice fields on our bikes, and cycle through numerous rural riverside villages before our bus picks us up. Spend the evening at your own leisure, taking a promenade along city's quay for example. Overnight in Can Tho.

Included: transfer, guide, bicycles, entrance fee, local boat, seasonal fruit, breakfast, lunch, hotel


Day 14: Cai Rang Floating Market

At 6:30 we will take an early boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market, then up a quiet canal for more cruising. Back on the bikes (~ 2 hrs) to enjoy the beautiful Mekong Delta scenery meeting the locals before midday. After lunch, we'll head back to Saigon, for an arrival at your hotel around 17:30. Overnight in Saigon.

Included: transfer, guide, bicycles, entrance fee, local boat, breakfast, lunch, hotel


Day 15: Departure, Goodbye Vietnam!

Breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your flight you may have some time for souvenir shopping before your transfer to the airport for your flight home. We hope to see you again soon!

Visited:
Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi Mai Châu Hạ Long Bay Bai Tu Long Bay Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta Can Tho

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,540 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
For 4
Price per person £1,540

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