Family travel is one of our passions at Incense Travel, we love to arrange family holidays. There is no better way to explore a country with the ones you love than by embarking on a journey designed for the whole family. While there are so many family friendly destinations to choose from, Vietnam perhaps one of the best options for families in search of history, fun and adventure.
A Vietnam family adventure with Incense Travel showcase why the country is a perfect destination for all ages and interests. Here is what you can expect to find on a tailor-made journey with us, handcrafted with the whole family in mind.
Hanoi – the thousand years old Capital
Once referred to as the Paris of the Orient, Hanoi today is full of charm with colorful decorated restaurants and boutique hotels on green tree-line boulevards. Together with serene lakes and golden colonial-era buildings, Hanoi is said to be one of the most beautiful city in Southeast Asia. Our family holiday in Hanoi highlights the vestiges of its past with temple and the well-known water puppet show, as well as showcase the hustle of the modern-day of Hanoi on a rickshaw. Walking the narrow streets and experience the mouthwatering street food such as Pho, Banh Mi and Chicken Egg Coffee.
Halong Bay – World famous UNESCO Heritage Site
Excursions by boat abound in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, and take in the magnificent views of limestone formations rising out from the emerald sea. Halong Bay is home to some of the serene floating villages and amazing limestone caverns. On a charter boat, families can tread beyond the busy tourist routes to deserted lagoons to enjoy memorable kayaking experiences.
Rice paddy fields in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh is well-known as the land of enchanting rivers and mountains. The province was the capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1010 with 3 dynasties, and also an important military area in different historical periods. With the recent recognition from UNESCO for Trang An as a Heritage Site and being the backdrop of the Hollywood movie – Kong: Skull Island, Ninh Binh tourism is awakening as a bright tourist destination for a family travel. A family travels in Ninh Binh can learn about rice cultivation in Vietnam, take a boat ride along the water irrigation to enjoy the limestone formations referred to as “Halong Bay on land”, or cycling through farming villages.
Sapa – the colors of the mountain hill tribes
Sapa is a well-known mountain town in the northwest of Vietnam, and a charming vestige of the French colonists. The mountains and valleys around Sapa is home to many ethnic minorities such as Black H’mong, Red Dao and Giay People. The mountain is also famous for colorful weekly markets, which are the focal points for ethnic hill tribes to meet friends, exchange goods, eat, and even indulge in some of the locally brewed spirits - which is well known as “ruou ngo” or corn wine.
A family travel to Sapa takes in its panoramic mountain views and the cultural attractions, including family hiking through rice terraces, visiting schools of the hill tribes and interacting with ethnic groups, and joining a market where the locals from their isolated homes hike for miles on mountaintop cornfields to come.
Hoi An – a destination for family with kids
Literally translates as “peaceful meeting place”, Hoi An is a former trading port in the central coast of Vietnam. In the 18th century, the town was considered by Japanese and Chinese merchants to be the best destination for trading in South East Asia. The Japanese believed that the heart of all of Asia, referring to the dragon, lay beneath the earth of Hoi An.
Today Hoi An boasts ancient architectures and colorful riverside settings, it has preserved an incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese tube-houses. The town is also home of the country’s best tailors, boutique souvenir shops and white sandy beaches. Recently, Hoi An is among the World's 15 best Tourism Cities voted by travelers all over the world.
Saigon – the most dynamic city of Vietnam
Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, is the economic heart and the most populous city of Vietnam. The city bustles with forward-looking energy in glittering skyscapes, street vendors, boutique shops and open-air cafés. The city owes much of its form and character to the French colonists, with regimental grid of tamarind-shaded boulevards and European architectures. A sightseeing tour in this dynamic city takes in vestiges of its past, including Reunification Palace (formerly South Vietnam’s presidential palace), the ornate French colonial architecture of the Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, and more.
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