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Vietnam Active Family Holiday

9 days Vietnam
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
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Family Holidays | Min age 11yrs
Trip code: 
TVFB
Trip Highlights: 
Experience the tranquil beauty of rural Vietnam while cycling hrough the lush rice paddies
Explore hidden coves as you explore Halong Bay by kayak
Eat for a good cause at Hanoi's KOTO restaurant
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £1,440 Adult £1,600
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
Prices without flights from
Child £692 Adult £769
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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Itinerary

Trip Highlights: 
Experience the tranquil beauty of rural Vietnam while cycling hrough the lush rice paddies
Explore hidden coves as you explore Halong Bay by kayak
Eat for a good cause at Hanoi's KOTO restaurant
Trip Overview: 

Discover a different side of a much-loved country on this activity-focused trip through the northern half of Vietnam. Encompassing cycling excursions, guided walking tours, kayaking expeditions and two nights of boating on Halong Bay, this trip is bound to get the blood pumping and the family bonding.  Savour the picturesque countryside of rural Vietnam during a two-day ride from Luong Song to stunning Ninh Binh, cruise the waters of Halong Bay by junk boat and kayak, and explore charming Hoi An and its surrounds by bike and foot. This is an adventure for families who like spending their down time getting up and at it.

Day
1/2

Hanoi

We start our adventure with an overnight flight that arrives in the morning of day 2.

Why not get your first taste of Vietnam exploring the lovely, laidback capital. You can stroll the tree-lined boulevards to get a sense of the old days, wander the Old Quarter to uncover ancient temples and a rich, religious culture or head to the Temple of Literature, an oasis of calm right at the heart of Hanoi.We will have a welcome meeting this evening at 6 pm.

Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel

Day
3

Hanoi

After breakfast this morning, don your helmet and take to two wheels to discover the highlights of Hanoi by bike. After working up an appetite rolling around the streets, we'll join our friends at KOTO for lunch. KOTO stands for 'Know One, Teach One'. An a organisation supported by The Intrepid Foundation, it trains street kids for careers in the hospitality industry.

Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel  Breakfast and lunch included

Day
4

Cycle to Mai Chau

After another hearty breakfast it's on to our private bus for the journey to Luong Son (a drive of approximately 1.5 hours). Luong Son, a region in the country's northwest, is the starting point for our cycling adventure through Vietnam's famously picturesque countryside. Today's ride to Mai Chau is mostly along paved roads. After Hanoi's hustle and bustle, this area's fresh country air and relative lack of traffic are a delight.

Mai Chau Homestay - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

 

Day
5

Cycle Mai Chau to Ninh Binh

Today is dedicated to exploring the villages and scenic countryside of provincial Vietnam. The journey from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh is fairly easy and leisurely-paced. You'll have plenty of opportunities to hop off your bike and take some photos of the surrounding valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies that compose the landscape. Oue last stop for the day is the small town of Ninh Binh, famed for its spectacular limestone karst scenery, lush rice paddies and gently flowing waterways.

Thuy Anh Hotel or similar - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

 

Day
6

Halong Bay

Having seen a bit of Northern Vietnam by bike, it's now time to see it by sea. Back on board our private bus, enjoy some easier travel on the drive to Halong Bay – home for the next two nights. Factoring in some stop-offs along the way, the journey will take approximately 4 hours.

A natural harbour of more than 2,000 limestone islands rising from the emerald waters of Bac Bo Gulf, Halong Bay is one of Vietnam's most scenic regions. Countless beaches, caves and grottoes exist creating an environment perfectly suited for exploring by kayak.
Over the next couple of days there'll be opportunities to swim in the South China Sea and check out its caves of stalactites and stalagmites. Today, however, you'll set out on a kayak expedition. Your trip leader will take you through a safety demonstration, then lead you out onto the open waters.

Junk Boat - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day
7

Kayaking - Halong Bay

Today head out for a full day's exploration of Halong Bay by kayak. All food for the day is included and the pace is set according to the ability of the group. After yesterday's warmup session, and in such an exquisite setting, today's exploration is sure to be fantastic fun


Junk Boat - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

 

Day
8

Hoi An

Returning to land, catch a flight down to Hoi An, a delightful old city with a great atmosphere. This will be our base for the next two days, from which we explore both the town and its surrounds by foot and bike.
Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An is beautifully preserved. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South-East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of Hoi An look as they did more than a century ago and it retains the feel of centuries past, making it the sort of place that grows on you the more you explore it.

Like Hoi An Hotel - Swimming Pool - Breakfast included

Day
9

Hoi An exploration

Spend a day becoming acquainted with Hoi An, beginning with a guided orientation walk led by your leader. Following lunch, it's back on two wheels for a wider exploration of the town and its surrounds. One of the routes we often take is an easy five-kilometre ride past rice paddies and shrimp ponds to Cua Dai beach. Hoi An is one of the best places in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs, especially if you’re looking for clothing, paintings or ceramics. For those interested in getting some clothes tailored, this is definitely the place to snare a bargain. Hoi An's streets are lined with small tailor studios and the speed with which they can whip up garments is remarkable.
On the last night of your tour, why not wander down to the riverside and enjoy a final feast with the group?

Like Hoi An Hotel - Swimming Pool - Breakfast included

Day
10

Departure day

The trip finishes today after breakfast and we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home , arriving late that night.

Breakfast included

Halong Bay

Exploring Halong Bay by kayak allows you to access places the junk boats can't. Paddle through grottoes, land on secluded islands and inspect stalactites up close. We will stay here for 2 nights giving you ample time to relax and explore.

Cycling through rural villages

Experience the tranquil beauty of rural Vietnam while cycling hrough the lush rice paddies and limestone karsts of Ninh Binh. There are great opportunities to see rural lide in action and to stop for a chat, a drink or to take some photos.

Hanoi Exploration

We start out trip in Hanoi , Vietnam's laidback capital which we get to discover on a cylcing tour. We will also visit our friends at KOTO"Know one, teach one" for lunch. This is an organization supported by the Intrepid Foundation that trains street kids to give them a career in the hospitality industry.  

Our Good Morning Vietnam! trip is just one of our many Asia Family tours. To find out more visit our Asia holidays page.

What's included: 

Transport - Private Bus, Bike, Kayak

Accommodation - Hotel (5nts), Junk Boat ( 2nts ) , Homestay (1nt)

Meals - 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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