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Vietnam Tour For The Family

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue - Hoi An – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – My Tho (Mekong Delta)
From: $956
  • Learn how to make lanterns in Vietnam
  • Ancient town Hoi An
  • Discover Aquarium in Nha Trang
  • Entrance to Po Nagar Cham Tower in Nha Trang
  • King Khai Dinh's Tomb in Hue
  • Lang Biang Peak in Da Lat
  • Beautiful Pine Hill in Da Lat

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Overview
Tour Code: VNFA02
Start the odyssey in the one thousand year history capital with its rich cultural layers then head to South to Ho Chi Minh, a metropolis on the move always at its most dizzying. Get on a traditional wooden junk and set sail through thousands of karst islands and islets in Ha Long Bay or get lost in the charming ancient town of Hoi An to the walled citadel and decadent emperor tombs of Hue. Unwind on sandy beaches of Nha Trang or enjoy real summer retreat in the romantic European-styled city of Da Lat. Discover the regional contrast and immerse in the sights, sounds and flavors of this diverse country while taking this tour along with a variety of activities, your family and kids hardly miss anything worth seeing.
Itinerary Day by Day


Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Noi Bai airport, our guide and driver will meet you then transfer to hotel for check in. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia.

Take pleasure in watching a traditional water puppet show followed by traditional Vietnamese dinner at a local restaurant.  
Meals: Dinner 
Accommodation: Hanoi Paradise Boutique Hotel (3*) or similar in Hanoi



In the morning, your guide will meet you at hotel for a full day Hanoi city tour. Start by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. Begin with Ba Dinh square where Ho Chi Minh delivered the Proclamation of Independence of Vietnam, the humble stilt house where Uncle Ho lived and worked and the nearby Ho Chi Minh museum. Next, visit the Governor’s Residence, a fine example of the French architectures, followed by a stop at One Pillar Pagoda built in the 11th century dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue the tour to the southeast of Hanoi for visiting a traditional handicraft village of Bat Trang renowned for its ceramic products. Watch artisans forming, painting and glazing their products. End of the day with one hour cyclo ride through the crowded streets of the Old Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Hanoi Paradise Boutique Hotel (3*) or similar in Hanoi



Morning, pick up at hotel at 8:00 AM for a 3.5 hour drive (160 kilometers) to Halong Bay. En route, you will have lots of chance to see rural areas of the Red River Delta and farmers working on paddy fields. Stop halfway to visit a handicraft workshop of clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrival in Ha Long city around 11:30 AM, aboard on a traditional wooden junk, check in and enjoy a welcome drink. The boat starts cruising while lunch is served. Ha Long Bay means Descending Dragon. Legend has it that it was place where a holly dragon landed down from the sky. The bay features more than 2,000 karst islands and islets scattering through an area of 1,553 square kilometers. The cruise takes you close to some famous islands such as Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island… Stop to visit Sung Sot cave and swim at Titov beach. Relax and enjoy the bay at twilight. After dinner, you can join night activities like squid fishing. Overnight aboard. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: V’Spirit cruise (3*) or similar in Halong Bay



Early risers can join a Tai Chi exercises demonstration on the sundeck at dawn. After enjoy a colorful buffet breakfast, continue to sailing the bay and visit some major highlights. Disembark in Ha Long city then private transfer to Hanoi airport with guide for flight to Hue. 
On arrival in Hue airport, our guide and driver will pick you up then move to hotel for check in. 
Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam. It charming allure is characterized by the Perfume River which flows through the city as well as abundant historic relics such as the citadel, tombs and pagoda. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Asia Hotel (3*) or similar in Hue



Start a sightseeing tour of Hue City beginning with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s and featuring three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Take a boat cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, you are transferred to Da Nang (110km) by car. Admire the beautiful landscape on the road through the Hai Van Pass. Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Continue on to Hoi An for overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman hotel (3*) or similar in Hoi An



Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan… 

Begin your Hoi An tour with your guide and bike are ready at your hotel then cycle through old streets to a lantern making family. Colorful lanterns are an unmistakable part of Hoi An’s visual identity as the craft of lantern making has been passed down to present town dwellers from generations of their ancestors. Observe and learn how to make lanterns in the traditional way under the guidance of friendly and skilled hosts. You will practice all production steps including whittling bamboo into splints and bending them into a frame, cutting fabric to size and gluing it to the frame to complete a lantern. Next continue to a Hoi An cooking school, where you will learn to cook traditional Vietnamese food, have lunch and relax. After lunch, you will be shown how to decorate and pack your lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Say goodbye to the host and ride back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman hotel (3*) or similar in Hoi An



Morning, transfer to Da Nang airport. On the way, stop over at Non Nuoc village or marble village known for its stone-carving products. Take a 45 minute flight to Nha Trang. From a wilderness part of the Cham Empire before 1653, Nha Trang was transformed into a town during the colonial French rule and became the metropolitan capital of Khanh Hoa Province in 1937. The coastal city is well-known for its long pristine sandy beaches on the turquoise sea, which are ranked among the world’s best as well as scenic islands and coral reefs.
Take a short visit to the Por Nagar Temple, which is a vestige of the ancient Cham culture, Bao Dai villa built on the hill and surrounded by the poetic landscape, and Dam market. 
Check in hotel then free at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Hanoi Golden Hotel 3 (3*) or similar in Nha Trang



Morning, drive to Cau Da port to board a boat to visit Nha Trang Bay, one of 29 world’s most beautiful bays by Travel and Leisure, Mun Island, the two off-shore locations with clear water, beautiful corals and rich marine life ideal for water sports and recreations. Continue the boat trip to Mot Island, Bai Tranh, enjoy watersports such as jetski, parasailing, boat trip to Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Lunch included. Finish the trip at around 17:50pm. 

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Hanoi Golden Hotel 3 (3*) or similar in Nha Trang



Morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, transfer by car to Da Lat (230km), a romantic European styled city boasting a pleasuring climate and elegant French-style villas, churches, green park and flower garden among pine forests. En route, stop at the 13th century built Po Klong Garai towers in Phan Rang. Drive up over the winding Ngoan Muc Pass or Bellevue Pass by the French with a series of switchbacks and view of the ocean.  

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Golf  3 Hotel (3*) or similar in Da Lat



Start a full day city tour to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery, which recreates the spirit of Zen Buddhism in the Tran dynasty, Dalat market, Lover’s Lane, Chinese Pagoda, a flower farm, and the Domaine De Marie Church with the design has no bell town and its roof taking design from the communal houses of Vietnam central highland ethnic minorities. Lunch at a local restaurant. 
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Golf  3 Hotel (3*) or similar in Da Lat



Enjoy private airport see-off to Da Lat airport. You take the 40-minute flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you meet your tour guide in Ho Chi Minh airport then private transfer to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Formerly named Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and economic center of Vietnam always bustled with activities of modern life. It is where businesses converge and shoppers indulge themselves into unlimited choices. However the city also carries with it a rich historical legacy in contrast with its dazzling glamor.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Signature Saigon hotel (3*) or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



Morning, take a half-day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.

Back to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch and an afternoon tour around major sights including Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral as a French-built neo-Roman cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, former Presidential Palace,  Dong Khoi Street (formely Rue Catinat), Opera House and City Hall, the History Museum and Ben Thanh Market. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Signature Saigon hotel (3*) or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



Today, you will be picked up by private car with an English speaking guide escorted to My Tho, 75km south of Saigon. You will be traveling past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling High Way. On arrival at My Tho, you will board a private Mekong cruise boat to Thoi Son Island where you will be entertained with traditional music. Next, you will change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit home grown industries like coconut candy and rice-wine making. Travel by motorized boat to another Mekong island to visit a bee farm and try tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits. On your return to My Tho there will be a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. At the end of the tour, you will return back to Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Signature Saigon hotel (3*) or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



Meet our guide and driver then private transfer to the airport for the departure flight onward.
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise on a wooden junk in Halong Bay
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program 
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets 
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
 Morning Flower Market & Pulling Off Flag Ceremony by Bicyle (HAN-H10)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 117 69 53 40

Our guide and bike are waiting for you at hotel and will take you to Quang Ba flower market, there are so many kinds of flower. Under flickered light, flower seller girls appear with a smile face radiant to attract customers for buying. Admiring flowers and mixing with local people will bring to you unforgettable memory. . You yourself experience something different from your normal day to day life. You can meet and interact with the local people as well. If time permit, we will visit Ho Chi Minh City Mausoleum and you will have chance to see pulling - flag ceremony with parade in national song, it is real memory among local people before enjoying “Vietnam traditional Pho” – pure of Vietnam.  It is a good opportunity for you to come back past to witness How Hanoi an enjoyed Pho, why “Pho” is so much famous and enjoy traditional Vietnam Coffee.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee and mineral water. Bike using in tour. "Pho" & coffee included
 Sea Flavor & Relaxing Tour (NHA-H02)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 70 41 34 24

Early morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 4 km out of the city to Hon Ro fish market located by an estuary, which is often open at 2 AM on a daily basis. Observe the lively market in session with sight and sounds of sellers and buyers bargaining on catches fresh out from the sea. Leave the market and move to a nearby village to visit a family workshop specialized in making fish sauce. All the stages of fish sauce production will be shown to you from raw material selection to meticulous processing and complete products. Return to the city center for a traditional breakfast with “Pho”, the most popular noodle soup of Vietnamese and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee. Next, move on to Thap Ba Hot Spring Center to relax and refresh. Here, you can take a mud bath or swim in a hot pool filled with hot mineral water from a natural spring inside the center. Back to the city and end the tour.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fee, mineral water.
 Thap Ba Hot Spring Bathing & Mad Spa Tour (NHA-H04)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 69 49 42 35

09.30 morning, meet at your hotel and transfer to Thap Ba Hot Spring center where you can relax yourself and gain your health in Mud soaking and Hot Mineral Springs bathing & swimming in the private pool for 1-2 persons (for 1-2 hours). 11.30 am, car on standby, will drive you back to your hotel

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee & Mineral Water.
Hotels Used in This Tour
paradise boutique hotel hanoiHanoi: Paradise Boutique Hotel or similar

Address: 62 Hang Bac - Hoan Kiem District - Hanoi - Vietnam

Description: Ideally located in the heart of Hanoi's historical streets, close by is the gate of Hanoi Old Quarter and it's just a minute's walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. There are plenty of dining and entertainment options that are easily accessible as well. First-time visitors to Hanoi should not miss a visit to attractions such as Opera House and Water Puppet Theatre and join in on the many tours the hotel provides. In addition to modern facilities, each room comes fully equipped with free Internet access and daily newspaper. Other convenient services guests will find are currency exchange, business center and an indoor heated swimming pool perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
 


Vspirit Halong CruiseHalong Bay: V'Spirit Cruises or similar

Address: Tuan Chau Marina - Tuan Chau Island - Halong Bay - Quang Ninh - Vietnam
 
Description: A fleet of four classic vessels provides a wide range of 7 to 16 deluxe and premium cabins designed in time-honored traditional Vietnamese style while ensuring the utmost comfort for guests by modern facilities. Literally means “Vietnam Spirit”, the mission of the junks is to help visitors feel the quintessence of a truly Vietnam and become a part of it, thus everything onboard is organized for the best reflection of this goal, through interesting route, amazing food, and friendly crew and attentive service.


Hue: Asia Hotel or similarAsia hotel Hue

Address
: 17 Pham Ngu Lao St. - Hue City - Thua Thien Hue
 
Description: The 14-storey hotel offers spacious clean rooms and suites that furnished classic and polished wooden floor, natural fabric and elegant furniture with views of the Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain and the city as well. Situated in the tourism hub of the city, this hotel provides convenient access to popular city’s landmarks as well as train station only few minutes away. 











Kiman Hoi An Hotel in tourHoi An: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar 

Address
: 461-463 Hai Ba Trung - Hoi An City - Quang Nam Province - Viet Nam
 
Description: Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is discreetly located in the centre of the world Heritage town of hoi an ancient town. This central location offers visitors the opportunity to experience the grace and elegance of Hoi An while staying in luxury hoi an accommodation. Kiman Hotel in Hoi An is the ideal accommodation choice for a weekend break, mid-week indulgence, business trip to Hoi An or an overnight stopover.





Hanoi Golden Hotel Nha TrangNha TrangHanoi Golden Hotel 3 or similar

Address: 107 Nguyen Thien Thuat - Loc Tho - Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa - Vietnam

Description: Nestled in the heart of City Center / Nguyen Thien Thuat, Hanoi Golden Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Nha Trang. The city center is merely 0.5 Km away and the airport can be reached within 40 minutes. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Rainbow Divers, Mana Mana Beach Club, Blue Diving Club.

At Hanoi Golden Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, family room, room service, laundry service.

The ambiance of Hanoi Golden Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. bathtub, seating area, bathrobes, desk, internet access – wireless (complimentary) are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Hanoi Golden Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Nha Trang.

 

 
Golf 3 Hotel Da LatDa LatGolf 3 Hotel or similar

Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai - Da Lat - Lam Dong - Vietnam

Description: In the heart of the mountain city of Dalat, made popular by the French, lies this hotel next to the man-made Xuan Huong Lake. The Dalat market is walking distance from the hotel and is a good place to buy specialties such as artichoke tea. Also check the local radio tower which is a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower - it's no wonder that the city is nicknamed Le Petit Paris. The staff is always on hand to recommend the best places and to ensure that guests have a pleasant stay. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Golf 3 Hotel.



Signature Saigon HotelHo Chi Minh city: Signature Saigon Hotel or similar
Address: 65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Description: Located in the lovely area of District 1 - Ben Thanh Market, Signature Saigon Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, restaurants, sightseeing hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Only 0.1 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Fine Arts Museum, Antique Street – Le Cong Kieu, Hoi Truong Dien Hong give to this hotel a special charm.

At Signature Saigon Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like shuttle service, room service, business center, express check-in/check-out, shared lounge/TV area.

Step into one of 72 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, telephone, complimentary bottled water, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Signature Saigon Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes: 
           o Flight from Hanoi - Hue: US$105 / person
           
o Flight from Da Nang - Nha Trang: US$105 / person
           o Flight from Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City: US$85 / person


IMPORTANT NOTE:
-  All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
-  Supplement for standard Vietnamese menu meals: US$ 10 for lunch & US$ 15 for dinner 
-  Private services & daily departure
-  Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve
-  Surcharge for booking during Chinese New Year from 18 – 24 Feb 2015: 25% of adult prices

 
SPECIAL OFFER
- [Free] Mineral water is available.
- [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
- Free] Vietnam Traditional Gift
 
In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)






Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.



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Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast. We consider all high-rated hotels in Tripadvisors and Lonely Planet to use in our services.

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