Family trip Vietnam > 14 days

rizières Vietnam
  • Visit of all the main highlights from North to South of Vietnam
  • Discovery of local crafts
  • Varied and sublime landscapes
  • Visit a national park and its animal centers
  • Child-friendly activities
  • A gastronomic stay full of flavors

Family trip Vietnam > 14 days

Ideal for a 14 days family trip to Vietnam as this tour combines all the major must-see destinations. From the rice fields of the North through Halong Bay and the rich culture of the Center to the shores of the Mekong Delta, your first steps will only be the beginning of a long love story with the land of the dragon. This trip is optimized to limit travel times and suitable for children.

Discovery of the urban jungle that is Hanoi, barely out of the airport and we understand that the change of scenery will be total. Surrounded by a horde of scooters, the show begins immediately. Departure by night train for SAPA where a completely different atmosphere awaits you. You realize that the country has a very important cultural diversity. Hike in the rice fields in espalier, we see the life of the ethnic minorities working in the fields. They will be delighted to invite you to discover their work. Discovery by cable car of the highest peak in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan.

After the Far North,

Back in Hanoi, the tour of magical sites, classified by UNESCO, begins. Gently in land Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, then quietly in Lan Ha Bay. The cruise in the middle of these karst peaks springing from the water will leave you with an infinite memory. Then let’s go to the center and the city of Danang. Modern city by the sea, go visit the famous suspension bridge and the replica of a French village, perfect entertainment for children. Probably a highlight of the show, even if the highlights seem numerous, with the visit of the peaceful town of Hoi An and its yellow houses. Take a stroll on the river to drop off your lantern, an icon of the city.

Change of atmosphere then with the discovery of the South and the vibrant economic capital, Ho Chi Minh. The trip could not be complete without a stop in the Mekong Delta with its floating markets and canals.

More information on the Mekong Delta > https://songvoyages.com/en/mekong-delta-information/

Family trip Vietnam > 14 days

  • Day 1 > Hanoi
  • Day 2 > Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • Day 3 >Lao Cai – SAPA
  • Day 4 > SAPA – Hanoi
  • Day 5 > Hanoi – Ninh Binh
  • Day 6 > Ninh Binh
  • Day 7 > Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
  • Day 8 > Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang
  • Day 9 > Danang
  • Day 10 > Danang – Hoi An
  • Day 11 > Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 12 > Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 13 > Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be
  • Day 14 > Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 1 > Hanoi
  • Arrival at the airport, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
  • Day 2 > Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • duong-lam_smallDepart early in the morning to drive to the local Ngoc Ha market, known for its early morning bustle. Short stop at Lake B52 to have a fresh fruit juice and learn about the history of this plane wreckage that springs from the water, a remnant of the war with the Americans. We then stroll through the alleys that make the charm of Hanoi, we discover a lively and hidden local life. The walk leads us to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, a sacred place in Vietnam. Visit to the Literature Museum. Local lunch. In the afternoon, head to the ethnology museum to learn about the 54 minorities living in Vietnam, the garden exhibits some of the most surprising dwellings. On the way back, stop at the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest in the capital which is located on the shore of West Lake. Back in the Old Quarter for a gastronomic tour of local specialties before heading to the station to take the night train to Lao Cai.
  • Day 3 > Lao Cai – SAPA
  • tam-coc_smallWelcome to Lao Cai custody and transfer to SAPA. You will be taken to a local family in the mountains for a homestay experience. Breakfast on site and free time to stroll around the homestay , share with the family and rest. After lunch, where you can cook with the family if you wish, a hike will begin in the middle of the rice fields with breathtaking panoramas. We discover the local life there. Back at the guesthouse, it's time to spend an evening with the locals, share, toast and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Day 4 > SAPA – Hanoi
  • Early rise to appreciate the beauty of the sunrise while having breakfast. It's time to set off again for a trek in the mountains far from the tourists until lunch. In the afternoon, Departure to take the train that leads to the cable car to wait for the highest peak in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan . Back in the city for a walk to go to the Red Dao restaurant before the transfer to Lao Cai station and the return by night train to Hanoi.
  • Day 5 >Hanoi – Ninh Binh
  • Arrived in the early morning in Hanoi, breakfast will be taken in a local restaurant before taking the car towards Ninh Binh . We will first stop in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam to immerse ourselves in the fascinating history of those lost times. It will be time to go to the guest house to check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will take the bicycles to go to the magnificent site of Trang An for a ride in a Sampan (traditional boat) through the karst peaks and passing under a cave. After this charming 3-hour ride, you will return to the hotel to relax in the room or by the pool. Dinner and night at the homestay
  • Day 6 > Ninh Binh
  • After breakfast, you will drive to Cuc National Park Phuong , located an hour's drive away. You will first visit the primate rescue center as well as the turtle preservation center. You will then go through the park to the cave of the prehistoric man. Lunch on site in the park. In the afternoon, you will go to Bear Sanctuary . You will benefit from a guided tour to learn about the life of bears. You will also visit the kitchens to see how food is prepared for the bears. After this walk, you will take the " skywalk ", an aerial path that passes above the bear pit to be able to contemplate them in their daily lives. You will then take the car to return to the homestay to relax. Dinner and night in peace on site.
  • Day 7 > Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
  • After breakfast, transfer to the pontoon in Halong . You will be transferred to the main boat to start the cruise to Lan Ha Bay. Lunch will be served as the boat leisurely sails through the calm waters. The spectacle is dazzling as much by the beauty of the karst peaks gushing out of the water as by the color of the sea. You will beach the anchor for the first time for the first activities (depending on the cruise chosen). Back on the boat to enjoy a cocktail or a massage, the junk will sail to its home base for the night. Dinner served on board and quiet night lulled by the waves.
  • Day 8 >Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang
  • The cruise continues for other activities in the morning until mid-morning. Opportunity to practice a Tai Chi class on the pontoon at dawn. The boat will return quietly, while a brunch will be served to you, to the port of Halong from where you will be taken care of for the return shuttle to Hanoi. You will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Danang. Greeted at the airport, dinner will be taken in the city before heading to the hotel for the night.
  • Day 9 > Danang
  • After breakfast, check out and head to Ba Na Hills and its suspension bridge. You will be dropped off at the entrance of the park to take the cable car up to the spectacular bridge and then into the French village to enjoy the whole day there. Free lunch in the park. Return to the car around 5 p.m. for the driver to take you to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 10 > Hue – Hoi An
  • Depart after breakfast for the other UNESCO listed site, My Son Sanctuary, ancient kingdom of Chapa . The place benefits from a special light and atmosphere. You will learn about the history of these vestiges for a journey through time. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to test local dishes. In the afternoon, you will be invited to a workshop for making lanterns, emblems of Hoi An. You will then take a tour of the city to discover the old bridge, the museums and the traditional houses. You will then take a culinary tour to discover the many specialties of central Vietnamese cuisine. In the evening, you will attend the Hoi An Memories show which traces the history of the city. Return to the host for the night.
  • Day 11 > Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh
  • Early departure for the other UNESCO listed site, My Son Sanctuary, ancient kingdom of Chapa . The place benefits from a special light and atmosphere early in the morning. You will learn about the history of these vestiges for a journey through time. On the way back, stop at the silk village to learn and try the traditional way of sewing. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to test local dishes. Then, depart for Danang airport to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh, the vibrant economic capital. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and free time. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 12 > Ho Chi Minh
  • Departure in the morning for the surprising Cu Chi tunnels. You will discover Vietnamese ingenuity with their underground networks and the countless traps created to defend themselves during wars. Back in Ho Chi Minh for lunch, you will then visit the main architectural buildings of the megalopolis such as the Post Office, the Cathedral or the Reunification Palace. The day will end at the Ben Thanh market, a real souvenir supermarket where you can do your shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 13 > Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be
  • It's time to hit the road for one of the most surprising and exciting places in Vietnam, the Mekong Delta and more precisely Cai Be. You will be welcomed at the pontoon for a transfer to the Lodge where you will be staying. After check-in and lunch, bike ride to Tan Phong Island to discover the making of banana leaf hammocks, coconut leaf roofs and various daily products made from hyacinth of water. Tasting of fresh fruit and folklore show. Short 30-minute tour aboard a traditional boat in the middle of the canals. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 14 > Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh
  • After breakfast, head to Cai Be floating market. It is one of the main attractions of the Delta which punctuates the life of the locals. We will then visit artisan villages before returning to the Lodge for check out and return to Ho Chi Minh in the early afternoon. Transfer to the airport if necessary and end of the tour.
  • Included:
  • Private comfortable car with air conditionning
  • Transports mentioned (Night train Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi, cruise Lan Ha Bay, flight Danang - HCM)
  • Professional english-speaking tour guide
  • Local tour guide in remote areas
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned
  • Water
  • Excluded:
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses