Mekong Delta Phong Dien Floating Market Da Nang Hai Van Pass
Vietnam

Enjoy Vietnam fun-filled family vacation: 10-day fantastic trip

Duration
10D9N
Tour Code
VIV.03
Tour Style
Beaches, Cruises, Culinary, Culture, Private

Overview

location_on Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong

The rich culture, warm temperatures, breathtaking landscapes, tasty foods, and hospitable people will enchant and delight you on this family-friendly journey. The trip starts in Ho Chi Minh city, located in southern Vietnam and ends in Ha Long Bay – the world natural heritage of Vietnam. You have 10 days to express all emotions. It might be savored when watching the sunrise over Halong Bay, be excited when conquering the top of Mua Cave, or be eager when exploring the Hanoi Old Quarter by cyclo … from which to create everlasting family memories. Contact us right away, Viland travel will accompany you on your visit to the beautiful Vietnam.

***This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist***

Trip highlights

  • Learn Vietnamese war history by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Experience the river life at Mekong Delta
  • Relax at the beach in Hoi An
  • Discover the breathtaking Karst landscape in Ninh Binh
  • Watch the sunrise over Halong bay, one of the most beautiful places on the planet
  • Discover Hanoi Old Quarter with a fun cyclo

Use this itinerary to inspire your bespoke journey

Ho Chi Minh city welcomes your family!

You will land at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, a massive city with all the amenities of a modern city. It is known as a city of commercial, educational, scientific, and technological hubs, with developing infrastructure and up-to-date facilities. Due to its growth, Ho Chi Minh City is a popular choice for travelers to arrive at or depart from. After collecting your checked baggage, please move to the arrival lounge where Viland Travel’s representative is waiting for you with a welcome signboard. After greeting, you are transferred 45 minutes to Hanoi downtown. Check in to the room and spend the rest of the day to relax.

Note: Hotel check-in time is at 2:00 pm; your room may or may not be ready before this time.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: none.


Ho Chi Minh City overview from a corner of the street

After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will take you to see the wartime legacy of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. This vast network of tunnels played a huge part in the Viet Cong’s victory over the Americans during Vietnam war time, allowing them to control a large rural area surrounding HCM City. You will watch a brief introductory video at the Cu Chi Tunnels, followed by a walk through the reserve.

If you are feeling brave, you can crawl inside the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience how difficult life must have been and discover the 3 underground levels. There will also be a chilling exhibition of the traps and weapons used against the American GIs. After visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, head back to the city center for lunch.

In the afternoon, you start the city tour to explore great historic architecture in Vietnam’s largest cities.

The architecture of Ho Chi Minh City is a splendid mix of Vietnam’s historical heritage, from French colonial villas to modern steel and glass monuments. The top architectural sights for tourists date back to the time when Saigon, the “Pearl of Indochina” was the capital of French Indochina. More has been added to the cultural heritage since then, and we see interesting times ahead in terms of modern architecture. Our guide would be more than happy to take you to the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace. If time permits, you can also visit the Saigon Opera House, Saigon’s City Hall.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Ho Chi Minh City Hall

The rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta, is essential to Vietnamese agriculture. As the mighty Mekong river approaches the coast at the end of its journey from China, it begins to spread out into a myriad of tributaries that bring life to the whole region. Explore these tributaries, both big and small, and witness a life lived almost entirely on water!

Pick up at the hotel at 8 am, leave the busiest city, and start the trip to Ben Tre. On arrival at Ham Luong Pier (Ben Tre town), take a boat on the Ben Tre River—one of the tributaries of the Mekong River. See lively activities along the river, such as fishing and water transport. Stop at Brickwork to see how to make bricks in the traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal.

Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to the village. Take a walk to the family workshop to make sleep mats and enjoy some fruit and tea. Take a biking trip on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a rowing boat along Water Palm Creek and cruise back to Hung Vuong Pier. Disembark and drive back to the city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Ben Tre boat trip in palm trees village

Soon, your private transfer will have you at the airport and ready for your journey to Da Nang, a beautiful beach town in the center of Vietnam. Upon your arrival at Da Nang airport, look for our driver and guide waiting for you with a sign bearing your name.

Today, you visit My Son Holy Land, a religious center, built in the late 4th century by the Cham King Bhadravaman. This Holy Land is surrounded by marvelous mountains, 42km west of Da Nang Airport, and takes you 1 hour to drive.

Upon arrival, you will visit the temple complex, with its unique architecture. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectural styles. You will learn that all temple complexes have the same structure with one main temple surrounded by sub-temples and small towers. In addition, you can also enjoy traditional Siva dance performances by Cham artists.

In the afternoon, you will drive to Hoi An and have the night at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


My Son Sanctuary

Hoi An offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing you to unwind and slowly absorb the charms of this small town on the coast. 

You can experience a slow-paced lifestyle by taking a city tour of UNESCO landmarks. On the walking tour, you will visit original temples, ancient houses, and community halls while fragrant food stalls dot the sidewalks, allowing locals to share their culinary culture.  

The second part of this morning is learning how to make a colorful lantern. You will visit a family with a tradition of making lanterns. Here, you can see many different types of lanterns, and with the guidance of a lantern craftsman, you will make your favorite lantern.

Enjoy a tasty lunch and walk back to the hotel. It’s time for your children to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, and relax at the beach while you can try massage packages, which are inexpensive, enjoyable, and relaxing.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Hoi An ancient town

A free day for your family in paradise! Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries, whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Also, Hoi An is a charming World Heritage village that is being beautifully restored and preserved that will captivate you immediately. No matter what you like, you will find it here, whether it is shopping, restaurants, photography, history, architecture, golf, fishing, swimming, scuba, abseiling, or massage and lazing around. Hoi An has become famous for its tailoring, where there is a huge variety of fabrics to choose from.

Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast.


Hoi An Tailor shop

Your private transfer meet you at the hotel lobby and send you to Da Nang Airport. This morning, you are taking an one-hour flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, a must-see destination for any traveler interested in experiencing the rich history and culture of Southeast Asia. After greeting, you are transferred 45 minutes to Hanoi downtown.

The city tour starts by visiting the fascinating Museum of Ethnology. From the outside, you will be attracted by the presentation and layout, from the form to the displayed content, which is very scientific and logical. It involves grasping the cultural colors of each ethnic group.

It’s lunchtime! You will enjoy Chả Cá Lã Vọng, Hanoi’s specialty since 1871. Chả Cá is a perfect combination of fresh noodles, grilled fish, sweet and sour sauce, and fresh vegetables. For vegetarian travelers, you have Bún Đậu (Fresh Noodles, tofu, soy sauce and fresh vegetables) instead. Following Lunch, you visit Hidden Gem Coffee Shop, 95% of the items in the shop are recycled to protect the environment. A cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee, especially coffee with eggs, is highly recommended there.

Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, known as the first university in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful architecture and provide a lot of information about the Vietnamese education system.  Another exciting activity awaits you! Our guide and driver will take you to Long Bien Bridge to admire the panorama river view. While walking on the 120-year-old bridge, your tour guide will tell you some stories about history, Red River Delta culture, and local daily life; the walking tour also includes a discovery of Banana Island right at the foot of the bridge.

Embark on a fun cyclo to end up the full-day tour. The riding is a chance to explore 36 streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. While sitting swaying on a Cyclo, you can enjoy the cool air, admire the Old French-style villas, observe people’s activities, listen to the sounds of vehicles… all create a unique experience in the journey to discover Vietnam.

After a full-day city tour, you check-in hotel.. Spend the evening for dinner and enjoy Hanoi by night.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Ha Noi Long Bien Bridge

Get up early, enjoy a delicious breakfast and hot coffee at the hotel’s restaurant. Meet your guide and driver at 7:00 am, ready to depart for Ninh Binh, which has the best Karst scenery in Southeast Asia. After 2 hours, you will arrive at Hoa Lu – Vietnam’s ancient capital. You will start your journey by visiting King Dinh’s and King Le’s temples.

The tour follows by visiting the Mua Cave. To conquer the top of Mua cave, you need a bit of effort, and the reward is a 360-degree panorama of the karst landscape. It is also considered the Ha Long Bay on land, with mountains reaching the clouds, rich green fields, and a sparkling river gently flowing through the karst ranges.

For lunch today, Viland Travel wants to introduce you to dishes from goat meat, a specialty of Ninh Binh land. Although Ninh Binh is not a province with the largest herd of goats in Vietnam, goats are raised and grazed on the typical Karts terrain, so their meat is firm and fragrant.

In the afternoon, you visit the famous Tam Coc, the main attraction in the area, where the river flows through three caves, with deep gorges between them. You can take a scenic boat ride along the peaceful Ngo Dong River, passing by rice paddies and limestone karst formations. Ashore, you continue your exciting journey with a relaxing bike ride. The small and flat road is suitable for both seniors and children. A 30-minute bike ride is an opportunity for you to take a closer look at the rice fields, the scene of farmers working with their buffalo in the fields, and the peaceful scenery of the Northern countryside.

A long day with many interesting outdoor activities has passed. It is the time to say goodbye to Ninh Binh and return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Ninh Binh Tam Coc Viewpoint

The scenery of Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes, is truly an iconic image of Vietnam. An overnight boat trip is the best way to enjoy this Vietnamese must-see. 

Saying goodbye to Hanoi, you drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to the legendary Halong Bay. It takes you 3 hours, including a 20-minute stop. Arrive at the jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After a welcome onboard, enjoy a tasty lunch while cruising to the mythical bay. Around mid-afternoon, you participate in some activities to discover every corner of the bay. Each cruise operates a different itinerary, and caving, kayaking, rowing boat, and swimming are the most popular ones. Towards the end of the day, the cruise sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is on board.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Ha Long Bay kayaking

Get up early and don’t miss the chance to watch the sunrise at one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Participating in a tai chi class on the sundeck is a way to welcome a new day full of energy. At the end of the gentle training session, you move to the restaurant and enjoy a hot breakfast with a cup of fragrant coffee.

Some gentle activities in the bay will be arranged and announced by the cruise’s staff. Besides, you can choose to relax on board by watching movies, reading books, or sightseeing. After all, a buffet brunch is served while sailing slowly back toward the port. Disembark and transfer back to Noi Bai international airport. After 10 days of exploring Vietnam with Viland Travel, now is the time to say goodbye. More than a trip, we hope this is a journey of happiness, where parents and children are more connected.

Meals: Brunch.


Ha Long Bay landscape view

Useful Information

This sample itinerary was created by our travel experts as inspiration for your next trip. Ready for your customization. You pick to suit your budget, desires, and cultural experiences. The price of this trip will vary, depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and the availability of ground services. Please click on Inquire Now (above) and give us the necessary information to enable us to send you a FREE personalized quote within 24 hours if not sooner!

Our Service Include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide (other languages and a national guide supplement apply)
  • Tours and transfers mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned visits
  • Boat trip mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water while touring
  • All domestic flights in Vietnam
  • Taxes and service fees

Our Service exclude:

  • Vietnam Visa
  • Other non-mentioned meals
  • Other non-mentioned services
  • International Flights to Ho Chi Minh City- from Hanoi
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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