Vietnam Family Tours

Vietnam Family & Beach Vacation

Number of days: 15

Price from: 00$

Tour Type: Private Tour

Departure: Daily

Start from: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh

Highlights: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is perfect for a family adventure. Children have few inhibitions and quickly break through cultural and language barriers, particularly in Indochina where children are well-regarded. Our family adventures have been specially designed for the needs of youngsters - minimizing long journeys and maximizing time spent on beaches. This trip takes you to some fascinating places which are child friendly but also interesting for adults that will bring the young spirit out of you!

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  • DESTINATIONS 


    * Hanoi - Exploration of this charming, historical centre and its French provincial influences 

    * Hue - The country’s former imperial capital  

    * Halong Bay - Vietnam’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’; the stunning beauty of the 3,000 islets of the Gulf of Tonkin

    * Hoi An - Discover this charming UNESCO World Heritage listed site 

    * Nha Trang – Home to tranquil beaches and has a thriving fishing industry.

    * Mui Ne – Home to tranquil beaches and has a thriving fishing industry. 

    * Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) -  Vietnam’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant city

    * Mekong Delta - ‘Rice basket of Vietnam’ and home to many living, working and travelling along the river  


    ACTIVITIES

    Cultural Tours / Historical Tours / Walking / Beach Relaxing / Boating & Cruising / Kayaking 


    BRIEF ITINERARY:


    Day 01: Arrive Hanoi - Transfer to Hotel

    Day 02: Hanoi City Sightseeing (B/L)

    Day 03: Hanoi - Overnight Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)

    Day 04: Halong Bay – Return to Hanoi (B/L)

    Day 05: Hanoi and overnight train to Hue (B)

    Day 06: Hue Sightseeing (B/L)

    Day 07: Hue – Drive to Hoi An (B/D)

    Day 08: Hoi An Free day (B)

    Day 09: Hoi An – Nhatrang Beach (B)

    Day 10: Nha Trang (B)

    Day 11: Nha Trang – Drive to Mui Ne Beach

    Day 12: Mui Ne (B)

    Day 13: Mui Ne - Drive to Ho Chi Minh City (B)

    Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing (B)

    Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

    Include:

    - Accommodation with daily breakfast 

    - Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

    - Transportation by private vehicle with A/C

    - Overnight Junk Cruise 2 days/1 night in Halong Bay

    - Train in soft berth A/C cabin: Hanoi - Hue

    - Domestic flight: Danang – Nha Trang

    - English speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request

    Exclude:

    - Meals that not mentioned in the program

    - Travel insurance

    - Vietnam visa (Upon request)

    - International flight to/from the start/finish city of the trip

    - Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses


  • Day 1: Arrive Hanoi - Transfer to Hotel

    Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport our guide will accompany you to your hotel. Free time to rest and overnight in Hanoi.



    Day 2: Hanoi City Sightseeing (B/L)
    Hanoi’s history dates back almost a thousand years. Today, we will have an easy day to discover the charm of this city. Overnight in Hanoi. 

    Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, we will drive the 3 hours to Halong Bay where we’ll transfer to our private boat. We will spend two days cruising the crystalline emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. We will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by a swim and time to explore a cave. We will then find somewhere to anchor for the night and listen to tales of Vietnam. Overnight on boat. 



    Day 4: Halong Bay – Return to Hanoi (B/L)
    Start the day off with a refreshing swim and a good breakfast whilst the sunrises! This morning we will have fun exploring the bay on kayaks. After lunch, we’ll return to the main harbor and drive back to Hanoi. Tonight a relaxing evening awaits with a Vietnamese dinner followed by a performance at Hanoi's famous Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi. 

    Day 5: Hanoi and overnight train to Hue (B)
    Spend the day as you wish before boarding the overnight train to Hue. Overnight on train in soft berth A/C cabin. 



    Day 6: Hue Sightseeing (B/L)
    Today, we’ll embark on a tour around this fabulous city. We’ll start with a visit to the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor's private residence. We’ll also visit the Imperial Museum and the vibrant Dong Ba riverside markets. In the afternoon, we’ll cruise on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Duc Tomb. To round off the day's activities, we will visit to one of Hue’s many fine restaurants to sample some of the local delicacies. Overnight in Hue. 

    Day 7: Hue – Drive to Hoi An (B/D)
    Today, we’ll continue south by road to Hoi An. The journey takes about 5 hours but the scenery en route is beautiful as we hug the coastline of the South China Sea before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. In the afternoon, we will have our first glimpse of Hoi An with a walking tour of the old quarter. Overnight in Hoian. 



    Day 8: Hoi An Free day (B)
    Hoi An, formerly know as Faifo to early Western merchants, is a charming, small town which can be easily explored on foot.. You can spend your time walking around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere or head off on a scenic ride to Cua Dai beach, about 4 km away, stopping along the way at some of the neighboring villages. There's even the chance to improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson! Overnight in Hoian.

    Day 9: Hoi An – Fly to Nha Trang (B)
    Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Nha Trang. 
    Nha Trang has one of the most popular beaches in all of Vietnam, with clear turquoise water and a backdrop of mountains. The coconut palms provide shelter along most of the 6 km beachfront.
    We will spend the afternoon visiting the Oceanography Museum and Cham Temple. Overnight in Nha Trang. 



    Day 10: Nha Trang (B)
    Today is at leisure to enjoy the sun, sand and sea of this coastal town OR take the optional boat trip to islands and do some snorkeling and diving. Overnight in Muine.

    Day 11: Nha Trang – Drive to Mui Ne (B)
    Transfer to Mui Ne and check in to your beach resort. Overnight in Muine. 
    Muine is one of the best places in Vietnam with beautiful stretches sandy beach. 
    Besides fine sandy beaches, Mui Ne has an imposing landscape of sand dunes that impress all visitors. Many of them have been an inspiration of artistic photographs and paintings shown in postcards and travel brochures that promote Vietnam tourism.



    Day 12: Mui Ne (B)
    Another day on the beach! You can visit the sand dunes should you wish! Overnight in Muine.

    Day 13: Mui Ne - Drive to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
    Departing Mui Ne this morning, we’ll head to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). It is around 3 hours drive. We’ll arrive in HCM City just before lunch and check in to our hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 



    Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing (B)
    This morning, we tour through the maze of streets and experience the hustle and bustle of the city. In the afternoon, you will have free time to take your kids out for ice-cream and try some local food. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

    Day 15: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
    At leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight of Vietnam.


  • Categories of Accommodation


    Value:

    With basic hotels and simple accommodation, this is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel. We would normally accommodate your in these in remote areas.


    Standard:

    Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant. Sometimes these are a good affordable choice in cities where accommodation is very expensive, but where being centrally located is a prime consideration.


    Superior:

    Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre. This is the 'classic' hotel standard we use on most of our group based tours.


    Deluxe:

    Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care. India and Southeast Asia have a fabulous array of top notch 5-star properties.


    Luxury:

    Luxury accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!



  • VIETNAM

    Visa and Passport
    Except for a number of ASEAN countries a visa is required to visit Vietnam. If your itinerary requires two
    entries into Vietnam then a double entry visa must be obtained. If your trip is postponed or delayed it may be necessary to obtain another visa if your original visa is not valid for your new dates of travel.

    Tourist Visa
    A Vietnam Tourist Visa is valid for the period of 30-days and for a single entry (unless endorsed for a double entry at additional cost). Your passport must be sent to the embassy along with payment with prepaid shipping arrangements with Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, FedEx, etc., two completed visa applications and two passport photos. Allow five-business days for processing.

    Visa-on-Arrival
    A Visa-on-Arrival is available if you are pre-approved for the visa. In lieu of a stamped visa in your passport prior to departure a fax from the Department of Immigration is issued and used as your travel document for boarding your international flight to Vietnam. This system has been working for a number of years now and is extremely reliable. Visa-on-Arrival processing charges are normally $25 and a $45 fee is payable directly to Vietnamese Immigration upon arrival.

    Double Entry Visa
    A Double Entry Visa is a Tourist Visa endorsed for a double entry. If your itinerary requires a double entry be sure and obtain the Double Entry Visa.

    Re-Entry Visa
    Re-entry Visas, prior to departing Vietnam, are possible to obtain in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City through authorized agencies for a fee of approximately $25, however it requires one-to-two days and the deposit of your passport. This is not advisable unless your itinerary allows ample time and you remain in the city where the application was filed until the visa is issued. It is strongly advised to obtain a Double Entry Visa prior entering Vietnam.

    Passport Validity Dates
    Your passport must have a validity date of at least six-months remaining after your visit to Vietnam is completed.

    Travel Document Companies
    Unless you live nearby a Vietnamese embassy or consulate or are experienced in dealing with embassies by mail or telephone, it is advised that you use a travel document company to obtain your visa.
    Notes: You can email us at info@privateasiatours.com for more advice on Vietnam Visa information. The service is free of charge. All the emails will be replied within 24h.

    Entry Procedures
    Arrival and Departure Cards are required to be completed upon entry into Vietnam; they will be provided by the airline or at the border gate. The yellow copy of the card will be returned to you and must be submitted when you depart Vietnam; keep it in a safe place. Making a photocopy of it is a good idea and keeping it with your other photocopies.
    If you have been pre-approved for a Visa-on-Arrival simply process though the Visa-on-Arrival lane at immigration.
    Once your visa formalities have been completed claim your baggage and process through customs.

    Duty Free
    One-carton of cigarettes and one bottle of liquor.

    Exit Procedures
    Complete the customs declaration and process through customs then complete the immigration processing where you will be required to return the yellow copy of your Arrival and Departure Card.

    Tendering Passports
    Vietnamese law requires that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening. This may appear odd to Western travelers but until the 1960's a number of European countries required that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening.

    Travel Insurance
    Traveler's Insurance is strongly recommended. A number of companies sell competing policies and it is a good idea to read the fine print and ask questions if you are in doubt. 
    Note: some insurance companies cover travel insurance in their existing policies; check, you may already be covered. Policies have differing benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and dental coverage, and emergency medical transportation, lost baggage, missed connections, and accidents.
    Of special note is the emergency medical transportation. This is extremely costly; if you any health condition which may require medical evacuation you should check to see if you are currently covered and if not purchase the insurance. Medical treatment, if required, can be costly and the pay is usually in cash.



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