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12-night Vietnam Summer Family Holiday is designed to ensure the whole family find their perfect Vietnam – from exploring the buzzing Ho Chi Minh City to the calm river life on the Mekong, exploring the ancient tombs and temples of Hue to the magical streets of Hoi An. From cycling to cooking, the activities will keep you all entertained. Ending with five nights of family beach time as the icing on the cake for a perfect holiday mix. Take a look and use this as a starting point for your own personalised holiday to Vietnam. Or we can start from scratch … call 01273 923100 today!
Day 1: UK to Ho Chi Minh City
Fly overnight from the UK to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Head into the city to spend your first 2 nights at The Millennium Boutique Hotel, with its central location and rooftop pool this is a perfect place for a family to start their Vietnam adventure. This evening you will head on a private evening street food tour. You will all get a chance to try various stunning delicacies from the south including Goi Cuon (Vietnamese spring rolls), Banh Xeo (crispy pancakes) and Hu Tieu (Rice noodles). Once you have feasted and enjoyed the buzz of the city, you will end your night at a local café to enjoy some music, dancing and dessert, if you can fit it in… Welcome to Vietnam!
Days 3: Ho Chi Minh City
Our local friendly guide will pick you all up this morning for a private tour of the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Leave the city behind as you travel out through endless rice paddies and past local villages, to learn about the incredible underground tunnel network which allowed many Vietnamese people to survive the war. You can even try heading down in to a tunnel… although it may be easier for the kids! You will then have the evening at leisure. Let us know if you would like us to arrange the perfect family night out for you all. Call 01273 93100 totailor this holiday to your family.
Day 4: Mekong Delta
After breakfast you will be transferred deep into the winding water networks of the Delta Your journey into the Delta includes a ride on tri-motorcycle, a short cruise through the waterways, cycling in Phong Nam Village to meet locals and a 5-course lunch! For the next night, you will be staying at Mango Home Riverside, a peaceful riverside resort with relaxing charm, inviting swimming pool, and many activities on offer. Want more than one night in the Mekong? This is just an idea of what we can do. All our trips are personally tailored for each individual client. Contact us on 01273 923100 to start creating your perfect trip.
Day 5: Hue
Today you will fly from Ho Chi Minh City directly into Hue where you will be transferred to the family-friendly Pilgrimage Village Boutique and Spa to stay for 2 nights. Once checked in, we recommend you make the most out of the hotel’s stunning pool area. Order some food and a cool drink while the kids play in the huge pool – a perfect family Sundowner moment.
Day 6: Hue
A full private day tour awaits you this morning as you are met by one of our friendly local guides and shown around Hue. Starting with a visit to the UNESCO Imperial Citadel before being shown around the architecturally stunning tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang set within 18 hectares of spectacular forest. From there you will then transfer to the Thuy Bieu countryside to a traditional Vietnamese garden house for an exquisite homemade lunch overlooking a beautiful pomelo garden. Spend the afternoon strolling through nearby local villages, chatting to friendly locals and stopping for fresh drinks along the way. In the late afternoon jump on a boat and cruise along the Perfume River as the sun sets on your way back to Hue.
Day 7: Hoi An
Today you will travel through the Hai Van Pass, also known as the Pass of Ocean Clouds, to the picturesque town of Hoi An to stay for 2 nights at the Historic Hoi An Hotel perfectly located in the heart of the old town. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure exploring the cobbled streets of the Ancient Town, visiting tailors to get clothes made for all the family or let us know if you would like to add in one of our many food tours to try some of Hoi An’s stunning cuisine.
Day 8: Hoi An
Time for the family to jump on bikes today for a private tour of the stunning local countryside. Travel along lush water coconut forests, tranquil ponds and green rice fields where you will be put to work helping on a local farm that supports over 14 neighbouring families. Talk to locals and learn new skills. You’ll even get a chance to ride in a traditional basket boat. With all that hard work and excitement, sit and enjoy a cool drink and delicious meal with the local families at a one of a kind restaurant surrounded by lush green rice fields. A truly unforgettable family experience!
Day 9: Hoi An
Time to get your chef hats on with our morning cooking class designed for all the family. Head off to the colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas it offers. Chatting to local sellers you will get a chance to purchase fresh ingredients you will all use in the cooking class. With the help of one of Hoi An’s top chefs you will be shown how to make several Vietnamese classics from scratch – hopefully just in time for lunch! From here, it’s time to hit the beach and relax for 5 nights at the Boutique Hoi An Resort. Set amongst beautiful gardens with its own large pool and private beach as the perfect backdrop, this stunning hotel is the ideal place to unwind for the next 5 nights! Talk to us if you want to upgrade your rooms to a 2-bedroom beach villa.
Day 10, 11, 12 & 13: Hoi An
Four full days to relax and enjoy the perfect beach holiday. If you find yourself wanting to do more then there is a quick complimentary shuttle that will take you straight back into Hoi An’s old town. We can also arrange a trip to the ancient temple of My Son, half-day river fishing expeditions, farm tours, trips to the Marble Mountains and more. Though with the hotel’s stunning large pool area and private beach, no one would blame you for wanting to do nothing more than relaxing and having some fun beach time with the family.
Day 14: Hoi An to UK
You will enjoy one last breakfast overlooking the stunning ocean before being transferred back to Da Nang international airport for your flight home.
Welcome home! Time to show off those tans!
View of Lang Co from the Hai Van Pass
This Vietnam Summer Family Holiday idea costs from £7,396 per family (based on a family of four with children aged 5 – 11 years old) and includes – international flights (price based on London), all internal flights, all accommodation on a sharing basis (as outlined above), 12 nights B&B, 3 lunches, 1 dinner, land transportation by private vehicle with driver, English speaking local guide, 5 Private tours, all entrance fees (as outlined above)
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