Your day-by-day itinerary

family on a bike in vietnam

Days 1-3

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!

Local tribe woman

Days 3-5

At Home in the Hills of Mai Chau

For the next couple of days, your family will get a taste of real rural life in the beautiful countryside around Mai Chau. You’ll stay in a house on stilts in the village of Mai Hich, where you’ll learn about their life and culture, as well as enjoying their delicious food! You’ll cycle through rice fields where you can see local life unfolding – it’s a real eye-opener for both adults and kids alike. If homestays really aren’t for you, then we can arrange for you to stay in an ecolodge instead, just let us know!

Woman on swing through lake

Days 5-6

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.

Family on boat with halong bay

Days 6-8

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.

Down on the Farm in Hue

Days 8-10

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.

Beach Breaks & Bicycles

Days 10-13

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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