Family Summer Holiday Deluxe Special
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Family Summer Holiday Deluxe Special

We’ve negotiated some very special discounts with our suppliers and hotels so that we can offer a special price on this deluxe itinerary exclusively for families travelling in the UK school summer holidays. This itinerary aims to show your family the highlights of Vietnam but allows for plenty of time at the beach and avoids too much local travel. You’ll stay in some of the country’s best accommodation and enjoy the service of our expert guides and drivers.

 Highlights include:

  • Stay in Hanoi’s most prestigious hotel, the Sofitel Legend Metropole.
  • Enjoy a fun introduction to Hanoi with your guide on foot and “cyclo” and take in a traditional water puppets performance.
  • Explore Halong Bay on board your a small junk boat.
  • Spend a week at the beach in Hoi An – relax on the beach, hire bikes and cycle around the local countryside, soak up the culture, shop and enjoy delicious food  in the colonial old town.
  • Just outside Saigon, visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat.
  • Swimming pools in all hotels.
  • Interconnecting rooms possible in all hotels.

Pricing & Inclusions

A very special price for this itinerary is £2,902 per adult and £2,508 for children under 16 years old, for the hotels mentioned inclusive of all experiences, entrance fees, guides, transport, international & domestic flights and many meals. 

Note that this price is based on free transfers for children under 16, 50% discount on 2nd room at the Sofitel, one free night at Victoria Hoi An and 30% discount at the Intercontinental. Special conditions do apply if you travel ouside the Summer holidays. 

We are happy to tailor make the holiday to suit. We can make savings by adjusting the hotels or alternatively upgrade hotels where needed. 

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Inclusions

- International Flights (usually with Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai airways or Cathay Pacific)

- Fully privately guided

- All tours, meals and transfers as mentioned above.

Note that the price of flights in particular, can be higher during peak travel periods

All Experience Travel tours are privately guided and tailor made to suit your available time, budget and preferences. All our suggested itineraries on the website can be adapted to your specific tastes and requirements

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Family Summer Holiday Deluxe Special

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart U.K (normally London) for Hanoi

DAY 2-4 HANOI

Arrive in Hanoi, one of Asia’s most exciting cities – a real Asian mixture of old world charm and modern bustle. Your guide and driver will transfer you to your accommodation at the grand colonial Sofitel Legend Metropole, simply Hanoi’s best and most famous hotel.

Over the next two days your guide will show you around the city, with a cyclo tour to keep the children entertained, and tickets to the infamous water puppets. You'll have the famous chocolate buffet at your hotel and take part in a three hour street food tour which is a great way to get introduced to Vietnamest cuisine, but also culture, traditional and importantly how to cross the road!

DAY 5 HALONG BAY

Transfer to stunning Halong Bay where you’ll board your own traditional boat for an overnight adventure cruising around the dramatic scenery of limestone karsts. Beautiful lagoons, beaches and caves can all be explored, some even by kayak. You’ll be aboard the Prince Boat, which goes off the beaten track. 

DAY 6 HALONG BAY TO HANOI

After you disembark the boat your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you back to Hanoi. Spend the afternoon/evening at leisure exploring Hanoi or relaxting in your 5 star accommodation.

DAY 7-12 HOI AN

This morning you’ll board a short flight down to Danang on Vietnam’s central coast. Hoi An is just a short drive from the airport. Your guide and drive will drop you off at the lovely Victoria Hoi An Resort which commands a prime stretch of beach close to the interesting old town.  You’ll spend the next week here enjoying the beach, the food and picturesque Hoi An itself. Since most families want to relax and do their own thing at the beach we’ve not included any tours here. However if you would like to keep your itinerary busy we can arrange various adventures such as cycling around the countryside or learning to cook some tasty local dishes.

DAY 13 SAIGON

Today you board a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City otherwise known as Saigon. On arrival your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your 5* hotel in the centre of the city. Whilst it lacks the colonial grandeur of the Sofitel in Hanoi, it's one of the city’s best quality hotels in a fantastic location with an outdoor swimming pool for the children to splash around in.

This afternoon is free to explore the area around your hotel, perhaps do a little shopping?

DAY 14 SAIGON

Today you’ll take a speedboat trip out to the Cu Chi Tunnels; the river route is quicker and more interesting than sitting in the car. This an educational tour but children generally find it interesting, if only due to the novelty of climbing into the underground tunnels!  The vast network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War stretch over 125 miles and took nearly 21 years to complete. If you are claustrophobic it is not necessary to actually enter the tunnels, but in the forested area that you walk through local guides will demonstrate a number of terrifying booby traps and ingenious tactics used by the Viet Cong throughout the war.

Today’s tour takes up about half of the day so there is plenty of time to explore Saigon too. We’ve left this time free for you to choose what you would like to do but if you would prefer a guide then  it can be arranged.

DAY 15 SAIGON

 Your final full day in Vietnam is spent exploring the Mekong Delta with your guide, this wide expanse of river and network of tributaries is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. There is much to see here and you’ll take a boat ride and a cycle ride exploring the rural and more industrious parts of the Mekong.

 This evening is free for some last minute souvenir shopping.

DAY 16 HOME

Time to wave goodbye to Vietnam as you board your flight back to the UK. 

 

Enhance your Experience+

Follow Rick Stein in taking a one night cruise on the small and select Bassac Boat in the Mekong Delta. Some of the best food you'll eat and this is the best way to get right off the tourist trail and explore the sleepy waterways of the magical mekong. 

Include a stopover on your return flight journey. Options include Hong Kong, Sinagpore, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.


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