Vietnam Family Vacations Tour 11 days
Begin in dynamic Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) with comprehensive city touring that includes a cyclo ride, a visit to local markets, and a visit to a private home to learn about a typical Vietnamese meal.
Take an overnight countryside excursion to the Mekong Delta . There, cruise by private sampan (traditional boat) through the vast network of canals, visiting colorful floating markets and rural villages.
Next, fly to Hue , the former capital. Tour the Imperial Citadel (the Forbidden Purple City), see royal tombs and pagodas along the Perfume River, and have dinner in a private home while listening to classical Vietnamese musicians. Continue along the spectacular coastline to Danang , and stay at the luxurious Furama Resort on China Beach. Enjoy water activities and the beautiful beach. Nearby, tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains and visit charming Hoi An , a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site and riverfront town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets.
Continue to Hanoi , one of Asia’s most attractive cities. Ride in a cyclo through the French Quarter, and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. See a performance of the traditional water puppets. Tour the fascinating Old Quarter, packed with hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, bamboo cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and much more. Enjoy a tour led by a noted local historian and visit major Hanoi attractions such as Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and House on Stilts and the Temple of Literature. During leisure time, dine in converted French colonial villas, sample local culinary specialties, and explore Hanoi ‘s attractions according to the interests of your family members.
The final stop on your trip is a day trip to Halong Bay. This area boasts a spectacular natural environment with more than 3,000 tiny islands. You will have the option to swim or kayak in the beautiful clear water. Simply fun!
On arrival at Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight in HCMC.
Morning you enjoy a private city touring HCMC, the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace , the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. Lunch at private home. Also visit the moving War Remnants Museum . Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street , the city’s upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Try the South’s strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich). Overnight in HCMC.
This morning you set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long , well-known for its floating market. Here. we will board our private boat Cai Be Princess Cruise for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of ‘Elephant ear fish, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Toward the end of the day, we arrive in Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. Enjoy breakfast on the “Lady Hau” while cruising to the floating market. When the “Lady Hau” arrives at Cai Rang floating market, guests are transferred to a local traditional boat to enter the market. Then, continue cruising with the hotel’s guide along narrow creeks to visit a noodle factory and an orchard. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel by local boat through myriad canals. (Starting at 6:30 AM, the Lady Hau cruise and tour extension takes around 4 hours; minimum 4 persons). Following this we will rendezvous with our vehicle for the drive to the town of My Tho to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Dong Tam snake farm. Transfer back to HCMC for flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue .
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang’s tomb & King Tu Duc tomb.
This afternoon you embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue .
Today you leave the world Heritage Hue to Hoian passing the Hai Van pass. Once in Hoi An we visit one school in Hoi An before check in our hotel and have some free time to explore. Overnight in Hoi An.
You enjoy a half day orientation tour of Hoian including the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge , Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. Following the tour there will be free time to shopping or relaxing. Overnight in Hoi An.
Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi for two-night stay. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Free. Atleisure Evening you meet your guide again for a water puppet performance. Overnight in Hanoi
Full Day City Tour in Hanoi: Vietnam ‘s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shop for impressive modern art in the city’s many galleries. Also visit Hanoi ‘s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum. Overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3.5 hours away. Once at Halong Bay City you are welcome on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After 4 hour navigation you sail back to harbor and rejoin car back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
There is no activity planned for today. Enjoy your free time for souvernir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight
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