9 Things to Do in Vietnam for Family

Vietnam has proudly ranked as one of the top ten most peaceful countries in the world since the year 2016. That is why Vietnam recently has become the most favorable and the safest destination to travel for families and couples.

Street food in Hanoi

Hanoi’s street food is so amazing that no words can describe its taste. Food can be found on every street in Hanoi with all the plastic stools and tables placing on the sidewalks, the alleyways, even on the streets when the night comes in the Old Quarter area. Not only is the food available everywhere, it also as cheap as it can be. Normally, the walking food tour is around US $20 per person and US $50 for motorbike food tour. 

Each Vietnamese’s dish has its own origin and ingredients, thus, tasting Vietnamese food is learning about the Vietnamese culture and habits, which will help your children broaden their knowledge about different cultures and customs. 

Vietnam Family tour Famous street food in Hanoi, Vietnam.

» See more post: Hanoi Street Food Suggestions.

Visit Hanoi’s handicraft villages 

Hanoi’s suburb areas still retain its ancient look and old custom of making potteries and silk. Bat Trang village is the place where all the professional craftspeople gather and make fine and traditional pottery products. A tour to Van Phuc Silk village will bring you to a closer look at techniques and processes of making silk. 

Vietnam Family tour 1Bat Trang ceramic and pottery village in Hanoi.

Vietnam Family tour 2Van Phuc silk village, Hanoi.

Hiking in Cat Ba national park

Cat Ba National Park is entitled as a biosphere reserve in northern Vietnam. The park’s total area is around 152 square kilometers in which there are many trails to hike with a spectacular view of the forest and the animals. 

Vietnam Family tour 3Giselle in Cat Ba National Park.

Vietnam Family tour 4Langurs in Cat Ba National Park.

Cooking class in Hue

When it comes to Hue cuisine, Vietnamese people believe that Hue’s dishes are undoubtedly mouthwatering. Hue traditional culinary strands are divided into three types which are royal, fork and vegetarian cuisine. For families that are interested in cooking, Hue’s cooking classes will introduce to travelers from the ingredients selection, plate decoration to dining etiquettes.

Vietnam Family tour 5Cooking class in Hue, Vietnam.

Eco tours in Hoi An

Children will love the eco tours in Hoi An as they offer a wide range of activities that perfectly fit for children and teenagers. They can try a lot of different ways of indulging in traditional farming and fishing in Vietnamese’s agriculture. By joining those tours from dust to dawn, they can learn the hard way of making a living of hardworking farmers in Vietnam. 

Vietnam Family tour 6Cultivating activity in Hoi An Eco-Tour.

Vietnam Family tour 7Rice harvesting in Hoi An Eco-Tour.

Motorbike tours in Ho Chi Minh 

Getting around Ho Chi Minh city is quite hard with tour buses or taxi, therefore, motorbike tour is the most flexible and convenient way to explore the whole city. Tour guides will take you to unseen places which are a mix of both famous attraction and hidden places only the locals know. 

Vietnam Family tour 8Motorbike trip in Ho Chi Minh by night.

Slow boat trip and homestay experiences in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is a destination that consists of a dense network of channels and swamps. Hence, the best way to travel around is by slow boat. During the trip, tourists can enjoy the authentic rural atmosphere of the remote area of Mekong Delta. Children can understand the life of Vietnamese children whose life attached to the paddy fields, the orchard gardens and the water buffalos.

Vietnam Family tour 9Slow boat trip on Mekong Delta's channels.

Water sports in Phan Thiet

Sports in Phan Thiet are variety and ensure safety lock for children to take part in. The instructors are friendly and careful during the course of kiting, diving or surfing. On-land sports in Phan Thiet are also available in the sand dunes area including quad biking and sand boarding. All of those sports will definitely amuse the children during their visit to Vietnam.

Vietnam Family tour 10Water sports in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
Vietnam Family tour 11Sand boarding at Mui Ne's sand dunes in Phan Thiet.

Travel overnight by train

Not only saving the budget for the whole family, travel by train in Vietnam is absolutely an experience that should not be missed. The ride will not be as smooth as it usually is in the Western countries but it is worth the price to ride trains to places in Vietnam. 

Vietnam Family tour 12Train from north to south in Vietnam.

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