Overview

Experience the wonderful highlights of Vietnam and cherish your beautiful memories with your loved ones with our family tour package during 11 joyful days. Vibrant cities, majestic attractions, intriguing culture and exotic cuisine enthrall all your family members on an enchanted journey. From the megacities of Ho Chi Minh, Danang, Hue or Hoian with all delightful sights and sounds on offer to tranquil countryside of the Mekong Delta or the spellbinding sea in Halong Bay, this amazing Vietnam family tour with kids is aptly a cheerful holiday for your family to indulge in together.

Highlights

  • Get involved in the unique local culture with an abundance of culturally-based activities including an exploration of rich culture Mekong Delta
  • Take a journey back to the history of Vietnam with an enjoying experience in the historic ruins of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Appreciate the endless charm of Vietnam with majestic natural landscapes of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Danang or Hoian
  • Enjoy relaxing time with your family on a memorable overnight cruise through the natural wonders of Halong Bay
  • Indulge in a variety of active experiences from eco tour, cooking class to city tours in different destinations 
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Trip Code: VNZA-1054

Trip Duration: 11 Days

Starting: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Family Trip

Theme: Nature, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Less than 20 pax

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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The city is the hub of commerce and culture with the great blend of temples and skyscrapers on the streets. There are so many things to do in this vibrant city. 

At round 17:00 PM, we will depart for A O show – must see culture show in Ho Chi Minh. The show depicts the charming beauty and richness in culture of Vietnamese lives in the countryside and the country's urbanization. The show is a mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance and theatrical visual art. Live music which echoes the Southern work songs, and scenic lighting design makes the A O Show, which performs at the historic Saigon Opera House. After 1 hour enjoy the show, we back to the hotel for overnight.

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, and drive 1,5 hours to My Tho. We will stop along the way for refreshments and toilet.

Upon arrival, we board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River, including four famous islands “Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix”.

Stop at one of the floating fish houses, in nets and wire baskets under their house, the villagers cultivate freshwater fish and shrimp - a major export product of the region.

Cross the River to the other side, you will stop at a traditional workshop to witness a step-by-step process on how to make coconut candy, honey farming… while trying some yourself and listening to traditional music. Enjoy what local people offer by hand rowing a sampan along the shady, breezy canal. We will transfer to local transportation called Xe Loi to travel throughout the villages.

Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant with a Vietnamese 5-course set menu. Please request in advance if you have a food allergy, you are a vegetarian, or you observe Halal.

Take a rest after lunch before boarding the motor-boat back to My Tho. We drive to Vinh Trang Pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem built in the middle of the 19th century. There are many Buddha statues including some that are over a hundred years old.

We drive another 1,5 hours back to Ho Chi Minh city and drop you at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning we will leave the city to visit the amazing tunnel network of Cu Chi. This incredible system, covering almost 250km in length was shelter to over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas during the wars. Initially started in 1948 to provide shelter against the French air and ground sweeps, the network went on to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters throughout the American war.  If you are interested (and game) you can even descend into the tunnels to learn more about the harsh conditions faced by Vietcong guerrillas who lived there.

In the afternoon set out on a tour of the former capital of French Indochina. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House

Continue your tour by visiting the Reunification Palace which was used as the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war in the 60s. After that visit the ethnic Chinese district of Cholon. 

Then transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy free time at leisure until your driver come and pick you up for the airport to take the flight to Danang.

Welcome at the airport by your local guide and transfer directly to your hotel in Hoian for check in. 

In the afternoon, we will start a walking trip with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore.

Deliberately walking here, you will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoi An.

Let’s stop off at a workshop producing lanterns, where you will have the chance to discover this traditional handicraft, which are also one of the highlights in Hoi An.

Then transfer back to the hotel for overnight.

8: 30 - 8:45 AM: Our local guides will pick you up at your hotel. You will be transferred to the local market in Hoian, especially our guide will introduce to you one by one each different ingredients of food for you cooking class

With our fishing life tour you will enjoy big experience by boat on the river. You will enjoy your hand to become a real fishermen by catching Net and sharing the local techniques in catching fish.....Fishes will be caught by yourself and fresh smell, it will be worth your day.

Learning traditional fishing customs by padding a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the water coconut - palm which was a witness for the local history. You will become a real fishermen by fishing crab...

11:15 AM: After that, you will be warmly welcomed in Tran Long Restaurant with a nice local greeting drinks. You'll have 2 hours become "our family members" by cooking class. Our chef will teach you how to cook some local foods

Enjoy you lunch or dinner, what're made by yourself

1:15 PM: Back to your hotel with big thanks and the best wishes to you.

Our chefs have prepared 4 courses cooking class of traditional Vietnamese dishes. They  will  demonstrate  how to prepare them  and them  it's  your  turn to  prepare  your tasty  Vietnamese  lunch   ! 

  How to cook! 

 1) Hoian Spring rolls  

 2) Banana flower (papaya) salad with pork and shrimp   

 3) Hoi an rice pancake (Banh xeo) 

 4) Fried Noodles with seafood  

And having extra 1 more food with steamed clam with lemon grass

07.45 - 08:00 AM: Be picked up at hotel in Da Nang. Transfer to Ba Na Hills and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet Hills, The Old Villas of French, the Golden Bridge…

Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, and Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. Buffet lunch will be severed at the restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, the death race, Dinosaur Park… (2 hours). Or discover Ba Na hills on your own. 

03:00 PM: Back to the cable car. Then, you will be transferred back to the hotel for overnight.

Your day is yours to enjoy as you wish: relax on the beautiful An Bang Beach and bathe in the warm sea or wander around the Ancient Village of Hoi An. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.

Enjoy free time at leisure until your driver come and pick you up for the airport to take the flight to Hanoi City.  

Welcome at the airport by your local guide and transfer to your hotel for check in. At around 4.00pm, enjoy a walking street food tour in the Old Quarter. Eat as you go, walking through the maze of bustling streets, trying seasonal fruit and sampling tasty French-inspired snacks from a street cart. Try the famed Hanoi dishes such as Bun Cha Ta (a grilled pork and noodle dish) and Banh Cuon at a local eatery and watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is put together.

The next two snack stops are at outdoor BBQ stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. It’s now time for dessert!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets - Banh My Hanoi - a hidden street food restaurant where you can taste the top street foods in Hanoi including Vietnamese Rice Wine and the famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. 

Then back to hotel for overnight.

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ha Long Bay. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields.

Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Ha Long Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board.

In the morning, refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Have tea and coffee onboard and continue exploring Ha Long Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Normally, check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM and transfer back to Hanoi.

You are free to relax until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own.

End of tour!

 

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • All Airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 10-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Non-private cruise for Halong Bay (2 day 1 night cruise) by shuttle bus
  • Group tour: 
      - Mekong Delta Day Trip
      - Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City
      - Eco tour Hoian
      - Ba Na Hills – Golden Hande Bridge Tour
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • Local English speaking guide 
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
  • Government taxes and service charge
  • Flight as mentioned by Economy Class
      - Ho Chi Minh – Danang
      - Danang – Hanoi
  • Mineral water on coach
  • Visa Letter

Exclusions

  • International flights in/out Vietnam
  • Vietnam visa
  • Travels insurance
  • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  • Personal Expenses (telephone, laundry, Mini bar, etc…)
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
  • Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
  • Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”

Special Note:

  • Single supplement: 265 USD
  • Not valid during the peak season: 20 Dec – 10 Jan 2020, 24 – 27 Jan 2020
  • We only accept the payment by USD, the RAND rate may be changed at the time you book following the exchange rate at https://www.xe.com

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC

Reviews

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Based on 65 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Mukesh Harisunker

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: November 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

This was the best trip ever organized by this tour group.Although our visas and Immigration took over 3 hours and our flight number being changed and a delay from our flight,we were met with smiling faces about 4 hours later which was wonderful and thereafter they were always on time always, all this preparations was done via WhatsApp.Although their payment was 30% deposit and balance 70% before daparture, I paid everything not knowing them and did not have any problems whatsoever. VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE. THANK YOU, MUKESH HARISUNKER,SOUTH AFRICA

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Rondlopertjend

Guest Country: Montagu, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam completely blew us away - one of our best experiences ever! From the bustling of the Old Quarters in Hanoi in the north, thru beautiful Hoian with its thousand colorful lanterns in Center, down to Ho Chi Minh with the tunnels and Mekong river, this has just been one of the most scenic, most exquisite tours. The natural beauty of Halong Bay took our breaths away and it's one of the places we will definitely return to in future. Thank you so much to Trung Hoang who made this tour extra special - your assistance and guidance will hard to top! You were the best!!!

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Rosh & Betti

Guest Country: Durban, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam tours have been awesome, especially Ashley Trang, the agent assigned to us. After finding this tour company on Facebook and making contact with them, Ashley immediately responded to my query. She worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that she catered to our every need and requirement. With her advice and expertise we here able to put together an itinerary, that has allowed us to have the best experience of this beautiful country, people,food and sights.

Our trip went without hitches from being transferred to airports and awesome hotels, organised private tours with knowledgeable English speaking tour guides and plenty free time with the best advice to explore at our leasure.

Ashley paid us a personal visit at our hotel in Hanoi, a gesture beyond her scope of duty. We have left Vietnam with very pleasant memories and will definitely recommend Vietnam Tours to family and friends.

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Lauren B

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

I booked my tour and from the moment of first contact Trung was amazing. He put together a bespoke tour for us that included everything we wanted to see (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An). The hotels were great, perfectly located and all the staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The day tours and experiences were exactly what we were looking for and far exceeded our expectations. It truly was an amazing tour we will never forget.

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 26/04/2019

Tipping is not customary in Vietnam but it's highly appreciated. Most the high-end services include a service fee but if you receive a service that exceeded your expectation, then a tip is highly recommended. Normally, you should tip at least 1-3 USD/pax/day for your guide and driver.

A Response from Seni World 18/07/2019

Vietnam's weather is tropical climate with high humidity creating a favorable condition for many insects especially mosquitoes. Whenever you head outside especially in mountainous areas, be sure to apply repellent to all areas of exposed skin. 

A Response from Seni World 15/04/2019

Depending on individual hotels, most of the hotels in Vietnam are equipped with all necessary amenities such as hair dryers, private bathroom, safety box, shampoo, body lotion and more. If you're not sure about the quality of these kinds of stuff, you can bring your own or buy outside.

A Response from Seni World 07/12/2018

You can easily find an ATM at any major cities across the country. Though, it's hard to find one in local areas, so make sure you prepare enough money for a journey out of the city.  Do not keep too much money along you to avoid the risk of theft. 

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