Journey from Cities to Coast

13-Day Vietnam Family Culture & Beach Itinerary

Prices from £1,545 pp

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Duration13 days / 12 nights (flexible)

ItineraryHanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Ninh Binh - Phong Nha - Hue - Hoi An Beach

Suitable for families

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If you want something a bit more active for your family adventure to Vietnam, then look no further! This itinerary packs in lots of exciting activities and new experiences to keep the whole family entertained. Tickle your taste buds in Hanoi with local cuisine, try out squid fishing and kayak amongst the limestone cliffs of Bai Tu Long Bay, stay in an eco farmstay in the heart of Phong Nha National Park, and cycle through lush landscapes and lend a hand on a farm in Hue. Phew! Finish it all off with a few days relaxing on a palm-fringed beach near Hoi An. This holiday is perfect for adventurous families travelling in the summer school holidays and has a mix of accommodation styles and levels.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Transport
  • Excursions as described
  • Entrance fee for Bai Tu Long Bay

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Flavours of Hanoi

Buzzing, busy, and brimming with character – Hanoi is the ideal Asian city to discover with children of all ages. It is easy to explore and has plenty of sights and sounds to keep you busy. During your time here you’ll head out with your own guide to sample delicious local delicacies served from the many food vendors that line the streets; a fantastic way of introducing yourselves and your kids to new foods in a fun and meaningful way!

a man and two girls sitting on plastic coloured stalls eating kebab

Junk Boats of Bai Tu Long Bay

Sparkling emerald waters littered with soaring limestone islands; Bai Tu Long Bay is a must for any family looking to add “incredible experiences” to their holiday wish list. You’ll sleep aboard a traditional junk boat, cruise through rocky outcrops, and explore its rich biodiversity during this memorable overnight cruise.

Boats sailing on Bai Tu Long Bay

Peddle & Paddle through the Paddies

Ninh Binh is often overlooked by visitors but yet is home to some of the most spectacular landscape in Vietnam, mixing soaring limestone karst mountains with flooded rice paddies and meandering rivers to create the most picturesque of outdoor playgrounds to explore! Meet the farmers, sail on wooden boats and cycle along narrow paths to local villages for a fascinating insight into how families live in the rural countryside.

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Adventure through Ancient Caves - Phong Nha

An action-packed few days awaits you and your family in one of Vietnam’s best kept secrets – Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Witness the verdant landscapes, cycle through rural villages, and discover cavernous caves in a region formed 400 million years ago. It’s an outdoor adventure lovers paradise, packed full of natural wonders and exhilarating activities for everyone.

Scenery in Phong Nha

Down on the Farm in Hue

Enjoy a truly authentic family day out amongst the rice fields and ancient villages of rural Vietnam as you spend the day with a local family on a working farm in the countryside, helping with the harvest, trying your hand at fishing, cooking a home made meal, and making plenty of friends as you go! As unique holiday experiences go, you’d be hard pressed to find a more meaningful one.

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Beach Breaks & Bicycles

Find yourselves with the sands of a tropical paradise between your toes with a few nights on the golden shores of Hoi An, an ancient town steeped in history, packed full of charm, and brimming with countless fun-filled activities, sights and sounds for all ages and interests. So kick back, relax and soak up the sunshine in one of the finest spots in Vietnam to visit as a family.

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