Vietnam Family Holiday
Frequently Asked Questions
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Questions related to Vietnam
Do I need to bring a mosquito net?
No. Mosquito nets are provided in the one place you really need them - the Mekong Delta. Generally you will find there is nowhere to hang them in the hotels. However, insect repellent is essential and it’s a good idea to spray your room with fly spray at bedtime if you’re concerned.
Do I need to take malaria tablets?
A course of anti-malaria tablets is recommended. We recommend you consult your doctor or travel clinic six to eight weeks prior to departure for the most up to date information. To avoid getting bitten wear loose light-coloured clothing and use mosquito repellents containing the compound 'Deet' on exposed areas of skin and on clothing.
Can I drink the water?
We recommend drinking bottled water. It is available in nearly all shops and not a problem to buy.
What is the food like?
Fantastic! If you love seafood it will be a culinary delight. There will be plenty of opportunities to try authentic Vietnamese dishes and there are also be dishes suitable for vegetarians.
Can I change the currency back when I get home?
No. The import and export of the local currency is prohibited, so you will have to change it before you leave. (Please note that only bank notes can be changed back into Euros, sterlings or Dollars and you should always keep the receipt of the money exchange as a proof)
Questions related to Family holidays
Is there a maximum age?
No, our trips are designed to be accessible to any family with a good level of fitness. But, if you have any children sixteen years or older it's worth looking at our worldwide brochure, where trips are open to any one fourteen years and over as long as the're accompanied by someone over eighteen. If you are travelling on one of our Southern Africa tours and are aged sixty five or over you will need to provide us with a medical certificate signed by your doctor.
Who are the group Leaders on Family trips?
Our leaders are all local, speak exceptionally good English and are selected for their ability to entertain the kids as well as make sure your trip runs smoothly and take the hassle of organization away from you, the parents.
Our feedback from customers often praises the leaders more than any aspect of the tour and they really do transform your holiday from a good to an unforgettable one
What is the minimum age I can go on a family trip?
The minimum age is listed on the trip pages on our website.
Many trips start for children at five years, some at six, seven or eight years. There are also dedicated teenage trips (minimum age eleven). In all cases we'll look at taking younger siblings, just let us know the ages.
Is it only parents and children who are allowed on your family trips?
The more the merrier, we like to say. We welcome all parents (including single parents) and children and you’re free to bring along any aunties, uncles and family friends too. Our only rule is that there is at least one child under 18 years travelling with you. Older families should check out our worldwide trips.
At what age does the child discount stop?
Child prices apply to children who are 14 or under at the time of travel. From 15 years you are classed as an adult.