This itinerary is perfect for younger children or that final gateway with your teenagers before they finally leave you in peace! We have worked hard to provide a special price for families with children below 12 years old with discounted flights, tours and transfers. If you have teenage children and sharing rooms isn’t ideal, then there are some great 2 bedroom villas on the coast too.
Starting in the north and the beautiful arty city of Hanoi, you’ll have plenty of time to settle into this buzzing country. Escaping up to Sapa and the mountainous hill tribe stations will give a quick contrast and you’ll get your first insight into real village life. Next, back to Hanoi on the overnight train (an adventure in itself) and head towards the stunning Halong bay, where you’ll board a traditional junk boat and cruise around the dramatic limestone karsts overnight. Moving down south, it’s time to learn about Vietnamese culture and explore the quirky quiet town of Hue. Cruise up the river and stroll around town. Driving over the magnificent cloudy pass offering some of Vietnams most breath-taking scenery brings you to the all-encompassing Hoi An – relax on the beach, hire bikes and cycle around the local countryside, soak up the culture in the colonial old town or do it all. After a flight from Hoi An (Da Nang airport) to Saigon, spend the last few days visiting the historic Cu Chi tunnels, learn about the delta life and floating villages near Cai Be, or have a wacky day out at the local (very Asian!) waterpark.
This itinerary of course can be done in reverse, but works well flying into either the north, or south, and out of the other. It’s great with both older and younger children and can be tailored exactly for your families’ preferences in terms of activities.