Your day-by-day itinerary
Xin Chao Hanoi!
Hanoi is a capital city crammed with character. Motorbikes zip through tangled streets, food hawkers serve up steaming bowls of Pho and fruit stalls spill onto shady boulevards. You’ll stay in the heart of the atmospheric Old Quarter and we’ll arrange a unique introduction for you and your family to Hanoi and the Vietnamese language with a local guide who’ll double as your tutor. It’s a great way to get to know the city like a local and try out your new language skills.
Drift Between Limestone Peaks
A turquoise bay peppered with tropical outcrops, Bai Tu Long Bay is every bit as beautiful as neighbouring Halong, but with less crowds. You’ll drift between emerald karst islets and you and your clan can kayak to tiny beaches, sample tasty seafood and be rocked to sleep on a traditional Chinese junk boat. A real highlight of your Vietnam family adventure!
Lend a Hand in Hue
Help with the local harvest, pick your own lunch and amble along the banks of the Perfume River in Hue, where history lingers in the streets. Most travellers whizz through Hue, racing around the citadel, tombs and monuments before moving on. This trip is different. You’ll stay in Hue city and escape on a day trip with your clan into the peaceful countryside to experience helping out another family with their farming for the day.
Classic Hoi An
Watch lanterns twinkle along the river and meet the local tailors in Hoi An, Vietnam’s most atmospheric town. A jumble of crumbling Chinese shop houses, artist studios and riverside restaurants, it’s crammed with charm. The pace is slow and the food is scrumptious. In recent years, Hoi An has become something of a national treasure with its day dreamy, timeless atmosphere.
During your stay you will be getting crafty making your own souvenirs from bamboo! You’ll be collected from your hotel in Hoi An and transferred the 20 minutes to the Bay Mau Coconut village where you’ll meet your teacher. This local family have been creating household items from bamboo for three generations and once they’ve shown you the ropes, it’s your turn to get creative. You’ll be supported along the way but what you create is up to you!
Hammock on Palm Island
Now it’s time for some beach time with your brood. Swing in a hammock, explore the thriving coral reef, kayak into clear waters or stretch out in the sunshine. This is a little pocket of paradise, with golden sands and strictly no worries. Tucked away off the coast of Nha Trang, the diving is wonderful, the French owners are full of warmth and the restaurant serves up seriously delicious food.