Vietnam Family Adventure

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Discover the enchanting landscapes, colorful traditions, enticing cuisine, and genuinely friendly people of a remarkable country at the crossroads of past and future. During this memorable family adventure, ride bicycles past rice paddies and rural villages, and along the fertile shores of the Mekong Delta. Explore the warren of lanes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, ...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • In Hanoi meet a water-puppet-maker to put on a show and learn to make traditional rice dough figurines.
    • Go on a lively treasure hunt in the charming, beautifully preserved trading town of Hoi An.
    • Explore the flavors of Vietnam with a chef during a trip to Hoi An’s picturesque market and a cooking lesson.
    • Extend your adventure in Cambodia with a visit to the exotic temples and palaces of Angkor, home to Khmer kings a thousand years ago.

What's this trip about?

    Discover the enchanting landscapes, colorful traditions, enticing cuisine, and genuinely friendly people of a remarkable country at the crossroads of past and future. During this memorable family adventure, ride bicycles past rice paddies and rural villages, and along the fertile shores of the Mekong Delta. Explore the warren of lanes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, walk among the windswept ruins of My Son, paddle a boat along a palm-shaded canal, and zip through the streets of Saigon on a scooter. Kids will love the chance to team up for their very own scavenger hunt, learn to fish from a round basket-boat, practice the folk art of water puppetry, and create a traditional toy with new friends. Begin your discoveries in beautiful, ancient Hanoi, Vietnam’s reigning capital for a thousand years.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityHanoi
End CityHo Chi Minh

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Family Friendly


  • Asia
  • Vietnam


  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Hoi An


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Short Cruise

Trip includes

    • Accommodations
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Pre-departure information
    • Entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing noted as included in the itinerary
    • Transfers to and from group flights where applicable
    • Services of an adventure consultant, guides
    • Other staff, and on designated “Photography” departures, a National Geographic Photographer
    • Taxes, port charges, baggage handling,
    • Service charges
    • Necessary Trip equipment (e.g., sea kayaks, rafts, personal floatation devices, etc.) are provided.
    • Internal airfare is included on some international expeditions as indicated in the itinerary.

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Travel Map

Days 1, 2, & 3: U.S./Hanoi

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel de l'Opera

Depart U.S., cross the international date line, and arrive in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, on Day 3. Bike around scenic West Lake to see Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda at sunset.

Days 4 & 5: Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel de l'Opera

View the mausoleum of former leader Ho Chi Minh en route to the garden complex of the Temple of Literature, where Vietnam’s first university was established in 1076. After lunch at a trainin...

Days 6, 7, & 8: Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Fly to Da Nang and drive through lush countryside to Hoi An, a charming traditional Southeast Asian trading port. Relax at our beachfront hotel, then watch the sunset d...

Days 9 & 10: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Pullman Saigon Centre

After a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, have lunch in a charming local restaurant, then tour the main city sights: 1960s-era Reunification Hall, the Central Pos...

Day 11:  Ho Chi Minh City/U.S.

Transfer to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight home. Cross the International Date Line, arriving home the same day.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $5,590
Price per day$508
Single supplement (single occupancy)$800
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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What's excluded

    • International airfare
    • Optional gratuities
    • Personal items

Transportation & Flights

The group flights within Vietnam are $400 (subject to change). ,
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7 Breakfasts,10 Lunches and 10 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
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  • Ha Long Bay Pre-Trip Extension - Pre-Trip Extension, 4 Days
  • Cambodia Post-Trip Extension - Post-Trip Extension, 4 Days
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