Best Vietnam Highlights for Active Families

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11 Days

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International flights are NOT included

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2 Star Hotel, 3 Star Hotel

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Airconditioned Vehicle, Boat, Cruise Ship, Domestic Flight, Ferry


Hotel accommodation
English speaking tour guides (other languages upon request)
Private package home-stay in Mekong Delta
All entrance fees and permits
Package Eco Tour in Hoi An with bikes, helmets, basket boats, boats, Kayak.
1-hour water puppet show in Hanoi
1-hour cyclo ride in Hanoi
Biking in Dong Ngac Culture village, Mekong
Private cabin on the deluxe boat in Halong Bay
Kayak in Halong Bay, Hoian.
Water during the trip
Vietnam domestic flight tickets

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Taking active families vacations duration 11 days Best Vietnam Highlights tour. It would be a great time for any families who wish to experience the highlight of Vietnam from the South to the North of Hanoi City.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Best Vietnam Highlights for Active Families

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcomed by Countryside Adventures Team at Noi Bai international airport, then transfer to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Lavender Central Hotel & Spa or Similar in Hanoi.


Day 2: Hanoi Full-Day Guided Trip (B)

Today, we will take a guided tour to experience both the history and daily of the locals in Hanoi Capital. The first visit is the Temple of Literature to explore its role in the country’s past, as both a university and a temple.
Our next visit to the Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum plus his living & working quarter.
Lunch is at a local restaurant. Towards the end of the tour, embark on a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Witness the ancient commercial street names, mirroring the crafts and businesses dating back over a thousand years. Finish the day with a Water Puppet show. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

🏚️ Hotel in Hanoi: Lavender Central Hotel & Spa or Similar in Hanoi.


Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B)

Activities: Boat trip, Farm activities, Short cycling (05 -15KM)
Depart the hotel this morning at 07:30 for a 2.5-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to Ninh Binh Province — one of the most beautiful parts of Vietnam with its dramatic scenery and historical temples. The rice fields here are beautiful and the area has earned the nickname of ‘Dry Halong Bay’, a moniker borne out by the limestone karsts which dominate the landscape.
Upon arrival, begin a leisure 5 to 15 km (according to preference) biking trip around Tho Ha village passing by peaceful villages and enjoying the rustic countryside landscapes.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
Afternoon activities:
Continue to Dong Tam Hamlet to join in some engaging agricultural activities such as catching crabs, fishing and transplanting, watering vegetables, and more. Enjoy lunch before boarding the sampan for a 1.5-hour boat trip cruising over a small canal among the paddy fields for 1km, then stroll along the winding rocky path of the foot for 200m and go up 20 steps to reach the Galaxy Cave gate. Get inside the cave and admire the spectacular stalactites above the cave ceiling. Continue to discover But Hien cave and be attracted by many natural sparkling stalactites with shapes and figures before returning on the same route. Overnight in Hanoi.

🏚️ Hotel in Hanoi: Lavender Central Hotel & Spa or Similar in Hanoi.


Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B)

Morning, Check out and drive toward Haiphong city to Halong Bay. It would take around 3hr30mins including a 30 – minutes stop on the way.
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 for Vietnam.
An overnight boat trip is the best way to enjoy this Vietnamese must-see.
Arrive at the jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After a  welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself.
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board.
Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board. Overnight on Halong Junk Boat.
Kayaking and Swimming.

🏚️ Junk Boat in Halong Bay: Indochina Cruise or Similar in Halong.


Day 5: Halong Bay – Noi Bai Airport – Danang – Hoian (B)

Enjoy the sunrise and Taichi practicing and breakfast is served (also brunch on some boats) while the vessel’s cruises are slowly back towards port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi or Haiphong airport
Take a short flight to Danang, on arrival in Danang transfer 40-minutes to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Overnight in Hoi An.

🏚️ Hotels in Hoian: An Bang Beach Dolphin Homestay or similar in Hoian.


Day 6: Hoi An Discovery (B)

This morning, go on a walking tour in Hoi An, a charming destination with two faces – the old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretches of clean white sand. In keeping with Hoi An’s heritage as a trading port, the town’s tiny shop houses now host a range of craft shops and artisans including some of Asia’s best tailors. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the center of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall, and the colorful market.
This afternoon, Get on a kayak upstream the ‘Mother River’ from Thu Bon to Duy Vinh Village. Pass by a shrimp and duck farm to get a glimpse of agricultural river life.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Activities: Walking, Boating, and Kayaking

🏚️ Hotels in Hoian: An Bang Beach Dolphin Homestay or similar in Hoian.


Day 7: Hoi An – Hue Imperial City (B)

Enjoy this morning at leisure before leaving Hoi An for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Its mesmerizing tombs and mausoleums of the last emperors of Vietnam reveal fascinating insights into the lives of the imperial families and their subjects. The ancient Citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern. The Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today. Overnight in Hue.
Activities: Historical sightseeing.

🏚️ Hotels in Hue: Serene Shining Hotel & Spa or a similar one in Hue City.


Day 8: Hue Discovery (B)

At 08:30 this morning, depart from the hotel in Hue for a city tour of the ancient town. Start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. From here take a cyclo through Dai Noi ‘Old City. Stop for a visit to Tran Dinh Son private museum with a collection of everyday items that past Kings have used. Learn how royal descendants are keeping the family’s traditions alive today.
Continue to visit Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River; constructed in 1601, the 21-meter tall tower is the centerpiece of the pagoda and represents seven reincarnations of Buddha. On the grounds of the pagoda is the Austin car made famous when in 1963, a resident monk drove the vehicle to what was then Saigon to protest against the southern regime, the photo of his self immortalization was captured and was one of the most well-known images of the war.
Lunch at a local restaurant for authentic Hue-style cuisine.
Continue to former emperor Minh Mang’s tomb located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds, inspired by the Chinese Confucianism, a harmonious design of balance and symmetry for the emperor’s resting place.
Journey on to Khai Dinh’s Tomb designed in traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Overnight in Hue.

🏚️ Hotels in Hue: Serene Shining Hotel & Spa or a similar one in Hue City.


Day 9: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Transfer to Hue Airport after breakfast for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by the locals.
Meet with a local guide and set off on a half-day tour in Ho Chi Minh City. Start with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Hear the echoes of time while walking through this historic downtown site.
Step inside the War Remnants Museum for an insightful, yet somber, look into Vietnam’s military history. See exhibitions displaying imagery from the French and American wars, learning more about the country’s struggle for independence, and hearing tales of the resilience of the Vietnamese people.
Then step off the tourist trail for one last visit on this Ho Chi Minh City tour at a Vietnamese coffee shop, sit down, and taste the coffee like locals. After this insightful visit, return to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

🏚️ Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City: Sunrise Central Hotel or a similar one in HCM city.

✈️ Domestic flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City is included.


Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Floating Market (B)

This tour begins at 07:30. Leave the busy streets and modern buildings of Ho Chi Minh City behind on the Mekong Delta day trip.
On arrival in Cai Be Township, take a boat to sightsee activities along the riverside such as fishing and water transferring. Stopping at the local Floating market to experience how the locals buy and sell seasonal fruits in Mekong Delta.
Stopping at one of the local boats to taste fruits and get to know about their local life.
Follow by taking a local sampan trip through the island to see local river life.
Afternoon, Enjoy short cycling from our Boat station through villages to a local market to experience the daily life of the locals. Finally, transfer back to Saigon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Activities: Boat trip, Cycling, and walking

🏚️ Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City: Sunrise Central Hotel or a similar one in HCM city.


Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Today is free at leisure until time to transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your home onward flight. Goodbye and see you the next time.

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