Vietnam Adventure for Family

Vietnam Adventure for Family

Taking in the main sights of Vietnam, this itinerary also feature places and activities designed especially with children in mind. Starting from Hanoi in the north of Vietnam, where you will explore the capital on a rickshaw and sample Vietnamese food on the streets. Head out to Halong Bay for a three-day cruise on a traditional junk, paddle your kayak to hidden lagoons and beaches.


Continue on to Ninh Binh, a beautiful countryside area to enjoy rural Vietnam. From here you will head on to the central Vietnam, here you will learn about the multi-cultural towns of Hue and Hoi An by taking a martial arts lesson, have fun catching river fish, cycle through the farms outside of Hoi An. In the south, discover the legendary Mekong and the amazing tunnels of Cu Chi before ending the trip in the vibrant city of Saigon.



    Places visited:

  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Ninh Binh
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Cai Be
  • Mekong Delta
  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Itinerary Idea in Detail:
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  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Upon on your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, your tour guide will meet and take you to your hotel on a private car. You will be free to relax the rest of the day, or explore the surround areas at your own. A short walk from your hotel is the Hoan Kiem Lake, where local people enjoy different kinds of exercise in the late afternoon.

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  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B)

    In the morning, explore the city highlights on a rickshaw with your tour guide. Visit Ho Chi Minh complex where the first president of Vietnam lived and passed away in the simple house, the Temple of Literature, known as Vietnam’s first university. In the afternoon, follow your guide walking along the streets in the old quarter and sample the best street foods that Hanoi has to offer.

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  • Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
    Halong Bay   Drive to Halong Bay (3.5 hours)  

    In the morning, your private car and tour guide will pick up at your hotel and drive to Halong City, where you will aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk to cruise the bay. Spend the afternoon cruising through the magnificent limestone islands of Halong Bay, enjoy the sunset from the upper deck of your boat before having a wonderful dinner in the middle of the bay. Overnight on the boat. All meals are included during your stay on the boat.

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  • Day 4: Halong Bay (B, L, D)

    A full day to explore the hidden area of Halong Bay. Start the day practicing some tai chi with the crews and see the beautiful sunrise over the bay this morning. Cruise to the further areas of the bay, see limestone caves and kayak to deserted lagoons and beaches.

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  • Day 5: Halong Bay - Ninh Binh (B, L)
    Ninh Binh   Drive to Ninh Binh (4 hours)  

    After breakfast you wil cruise back to the harbor, where your guide and driver then drive to you Ninh Binh Province. Enjoy a since drive from the coast through the countryside of the Red River Delta. Arrival at your hotel in Ninh Binh in the later afternoon, relax at your own leisure.

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  • Day 6: Cuc Phuong National Park (B, L)

    After breakfast, drive to Cuc Phuong National Park where you will learn about the endemic primates and reptile animals in the Endangered Primate and Turtle Rescue Centers. After lunch, drive to the center of the park and enjoy a 3-hour-hike to the famous thousand years old tree.

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  • Day 7: Cycling & Bamboo Boat Ride in Van Long – Hue (B, L)
    Hue   Drive back to Hanoi (3 hours)   Fly to Hue (1 hour)  

    Today explore the countryside of Ninh Binh on bicycle, follow your tour guide cycling to picturesque villages in the area. In the afternoon, enjoy a bamboo boat ride to see the famous Van Long Nature Reserve where you may be lucky to see some monkey on the limestone mountains. 

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  • Day 8: Martial Art in Hue (B, L)

    Start a Hue city tour with the Imperial City, where you will learn about the once royal power of Vietnam. Take a private dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River, visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda. Enjoy lunch at Duc Son Pagoda. In the afternoon, learn about Vietnamese martial arts with a master.

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  • Day 9: Hue - Hoi An (B)
    Hoi An   Drive to Hoi An (3 hours)  

    Today you will drive to Hoi An, the three and a half hours will pass abundant rice paddy fields and travel over the Hai Van Pass. On a clear day the pass offers spectacular views out to the Lang Co beach and the East Sea. Check in your hotel in Hoi An, where you can spend the afternoon to relax or enjoy a walk around the charms of Hoi An ancient town.

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  • Day 10: Hoi An Fish & Farm (B, L)

    Live a day in Hoi An like the local. Follow your tour guide to Thu Bon river and meet a local fisherman, who will show you the traditional Vietnamese way to catch river fish using nets. Try to catch your own fish and enjoy your lunch on board. In the afternoon you will drive to a family where you will learn about farming works, don a famer dress, put on the “non la” (conical hat) before heading to the fields to experience harrowing, harvesting the rice, and grinding it to rice milk.

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  • Day 11: Hoi An (B)

    Free at your own leisure, you may want to visit some tailor shops in the town.

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  • Day 12: Hoi An Cycle & Paddle (B)

    Today you will cycle to different small traditional villages in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town. The cycling tour today will give you a glimpse of the rural life in the central of Vietnam. In the afternoon, explore Cam Thanh Coco Palm Forest on your kayak, experience the sights of Hoi An from a unique water level perspective. 

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  • Day 13: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon - Can Tho (B, L, D)
    Saigon   Fly to Saigon (1 hour)   Drive to Cai Be (2 hours)  

    Early this morning your guide will take you to Danang airport to take a short flight to Saigon, meet your Saigon guide upon your arrival and head straight out to Cai Be in the Mekong River Delta where you aboard a private sampan cruise to explore the Mekong.


  • Day 14: Cai Be - Saigon (B, L)
    Saigon   Drive back to Saigon (3 hours)  

    Enjoy the morning cruise and visit a floating market along the way, where you will see hundreds of shops on boat and people hanging fruits they want to sell on the top of a bamboo. Back to the boat dock at noon and get transferred back to Saigon by car.

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  • Day 15: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

    Visit the Independent Palace which is Saigon’s iconic building, the War Remnants Museum and the government houses with its vibrant yellow French style. Then your tour guide and driver will take you on a journey to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, you can enter a few of the tunnels if you are comfortable with narrow spaces.

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  • Day 16: Saigon Departure (B)

    Enjoy your breakfast and the last day in Vietnam, your tour guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to Tan Son Nhat airport in time for your onward flight.

PRICE PER GROUP OF 4 PERSONS: 8,772 USD (double occupancy)

All Incense Travel tours are private and depart daily.


Trip cost includes:

  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring with your personal guides and drivers
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Preferred rooms at suggested hotels and boats mentioned in the itinerary based on double occupancy
  • English speaking guides
  • Around-the-clock support during your tour
  • All meals mentioned in the detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with permission fees and entrance tickets


Trip cost DOES NOT include:

  • International airfare
  • Any meals not specified after each itinerary day, beverages at meals
  • Tips or gratuities to tour guides or staff
  • Hotel accommodation pre and post the trip
  • Pre-trip expenses of medical immunisations (if any)
  • Travel insurance, visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Trip Details at-a-Glance

  • Length: 16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis
  • Price: 8,772 USD Per Group of Four (double occupancy)
  • Arrival: Hanoi
  • Departure: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Accommodation: Preferred rooms in suggested hotels and cruises
  • Cruise: Private cabin on a joined boat
  • Activity: Family adventure


  • Fun in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
  • Explore the stunning limestone formations in Halong Bay on a kayak.
  • Enjoy the scenic countryside of Ninh Binh.
  • Try out a martial arts lesion in the imperial Hue city.
  • Learn to fish on the Thu Bon river in Hoi An.
  • Relax on the beach or swimming pool in the charming Hoi An.
  • Drift on the legendary Mekong River.
  • Discover the fascinating tunnels of Cu Chi near Saigon.