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15 days - Holiday In Vietnam With Kids

Day 1: Hanoi arrive-welcome dinner
Upon arrival, our guide will pick-up you and transfer to city center for hotel check-in.
At 5:00pm, our guide will meet you at hotel’s lobby then take a short walk to Theater of Water puppet to enjoy this show.
After that, we will end the day with Welcome dinner at very nice restaurant.

Day 2: Hanoi half day city tour-Dinner with a Hanoi family-night train to Sapa
At 2pm you are met in the hotel lobby. This tour will cover top highlighted sites in Hanoi with an well-organized dinner with Hanoi family.
We start with visiting Ethnology museum which has special exhibition of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
Next is an hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, the old quarter is also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers.
Then transfer to a Hanoi family. Upon arrival to the host’s house, you will be invited to their living room and enjoying a cup of hot green tea - as a traditional custom of Vietnamese family used to showing respect to their guests. You will have a chance to try the traditional dishes in a cosy atmosphere at home. See how the local enjoy their dinner, what their kitchen looks like, and also witness some customs during the meal: the children need to invite the elders before eating and after finishing meal, how to use chopstick in the traditional manner, and how to put chopstick to express that we finished meal. Through all of that, you will clearly see the difference between Western and Eastern dining etiquette. The tour will end in around 20:00 then being transferred to Hanoi railway station to catch night train to Laocai/Sapa.

Day 03: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa
Pick up at the train station when you arrive and transfer to Sapa by a tourist shared bus.
Early check in is possible when you arrive if the room available (Or you pay extra for early check-in) otherwise we will provide you a basic bath room where you can have shower.
Start the trip at 9:30 as below.

First start of 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Last trek is about 2Km to the bus stop in Tavan then get back to Sapa by jeep or minivan..

Day 04: Cat Cat & Sin Chai
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Enjoy your dinner and transfer to Lao Cai station, night train to Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong bay - cooking demonstration on cruise
Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you at the railways station and take you to a local restaurant for breakfast, before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands and further on bay. We have a chance to enjoy some activities such as: visiting caves, kayaking and fishing floating village. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

Day 6: Halong bay - Hanoi - fly to Hue
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue city tour
8am, you are met at hotel lobby. Start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. The ancient citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today.
Then, we take a boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda also known as heavenly lady pagoda, one of the best loved architectural pagodas in Vietnam considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. Also visit King Tu Duc mausoleum, which is a picturesque complex including his tomb and palace that emperor Tu Duc ordered the construction by himself when he was still alive.
After that, we enjoy lunch at nice local restaurant.
Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with our guide. The market is another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life.

Day8: Hue - Hoian - Hoian short walking tour
From Hue to Hoian, it takes you about 3 hours by road, we will pass by and overlooking some famous places such as: Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass and Musuem of Cham sculpture. When arrive to Hoian, we visit Hoian ancient town before transfer to hotel for check-in. Enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the Japanese covered Bridge.
Then transfer to resort which has kids’ club.

Day 9: Hoian free on the beach
Free all day on your leisure time for discover this city by yourself or relaxing on the beach. Overnight in the resort has kids’ club.

Day 10: Hoian free on the beach
Free all day on your leisure time for discover this city by yourself or relaxing on the beach. Overnight in the resort has kids’ club.

Day 11: Hoian-drive to Danang airport-fly to Hochiminh
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for flight to Hochiminh. Upon arrival, our guide pick you up then transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Hochiminh half day city tour-Cuchi tunnel
8.00 am met our guide at your hotel lobby and depart for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Next is to visit Center of Wild animal conservation. Then, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 1pm.
After lunch, we head back to Ho Chi Minh city and take city tour a half day. We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral that was built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. We will end the trip with last stop at War Remnants Museum.


Day 13: Mekong delta boat trip one day
8:00 AM: Our tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city with a drive to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province 72 km from Ho Chi Minh City (Former Saigon). You will take time to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the most beautiful pagoda of the province with mixture structure of many styles.
Then take a boat trip round 4 beautiful islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. The boat brings you through Vam Xep canal where you will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life.
Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. Visit traditional house at Quoi An village (all make from coconut). See coconut collection set and how locals make handicrafts from trunk and shell, guests can see that they waste nothing, coconut even useful from wedding to funeral.
Enjoy seasonal fruit and listening to traditional music. Take horse cart on village path and stop at Ben Truc orchard, taste honey with tea or Mekong whisky (they have a funny rule for guests to get in). Also, we will visit coconut candy mill (special product of Ben Tre province). Enjoy a fantastic lunch at local restaurant. Then we will take small boat through Vam Chua small canal. Then drive back to Hochiminh for hotel check-in.

Day14: Ho Chi Minh - Vung Tau - Long Tan/Nui Dat
After breakfast, we take 2 hour drive to Long Tan (belongs to Vung Tau city)
Long Tan is deeply etched into ANZAC folklore. In the late afternoon of August 18, 1966, D Company, 6 RAR - despite being heavily outnumbered - fought off a large Viet Cong assault of regimental strength during a grueling three-hour battle.

The first stop on this full-day tour is the former site of Australia's Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SAS Hill). The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4 kilometer radius of the base, therefore the people of Long Tan and Long Phuoc villages were forcibly resettled. Little remains of this military camp today except the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a street in the local village, and the old helipad is now a soccer field.

Afterward, drive past the location of Horseshoe FSB (access is not permitted due to the continued presence of land mines) to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. Visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, a focal point for remembrance, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Like other tunnels systems found in Vietnam the Long Phuoc Tunnels included meeting areas, first aid stations, and fighting pits. We then travel to Ba Ria for lunch, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Then take farewell dinner on cruise while sailing. That would be one of best memories when you think about your Vietnam trip.

Day 15: Hochiminh depart
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for flight home. It is time to say goodbye Vietnam.
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