Family Great Outdoor tour is tailored for your family as a best holiday. Let your children have fun and surprise to learn new things around the world. This tour aims at relaxation and jollity by multiple activities. Moreover, travelers can see the diversity of Vietnam’s landscape and cultures through Saigon modern city, historic city of Hanoi, Charming ancient town of Hoi An. Less but not least, travelers also can spend cheerful time at white sand beaches and witness amazing Ha Long Bay. Excursions to Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and Cuc Phuong National Park are promisingly unforgettable memory. Trip activities include tasting local specialties, playing games, boating, cruising, trekking and cycling.
Saigon is a fast growing city, which is changing day by day and recognized by high buildings and big roads. The ongoing changes in economy have given the city a really cosmopolitan and dynamic character. Upon arrival at Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You are free to stroll around the city.
Our tour starts with a transport ahead to Cholon, a Chinese area in Saigon. A visit at Thien Hau Temple and from here, we enjoy a cyclo ride to lively Binh Tay Market, a commodity store of Mekong delta area in Vietnam. Followed by another visit at a workshop where handicrafts and lacquer wares are made in front of you.
After lunch, we continue to the War Museum and the former Presidential Palace. We will take a walk to major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City including the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and City Hall. Leaving the historical sites, our family can choose to enjoy wonderful ice cream at Fanny’s, a quaint little parlour with a French atmosphere or drink tea at a private and unique area in the European style.
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then depart for Tay Ninh to visit the famous Cao Dai Temple. There you witness a colorful service at noon. After the service you have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you go to Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels are an impressive network of tunnels with a length of over 250 km. This strategic place was used by 15,000 Viet Cong fighters during the war. In the afternoon, you return to Saigon, approximately at 5pm.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Vung Liem. Upon arrival, you will meet our representative and walk to the lodge along countryside path. After just a short walk you will be treated to a welcome drink. Check in and have lunch at lodge’s restaurant.
After a chance to rest, you select bicycles for a cycling tour in the afternoon on quiet village roads passing by a duck farm, green rice paddies, sedge field and small villages. Along the way, you visit one of the dragon fruit plantations and taste it directly at the garden. This is a relaxing time with plenty of chances to capture the picturesque Asian sun set scenes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset before reaching to home of Mr. Cong where you watch how he makes pop rice, shows you the blend of traditional and modern agricultural method that sustains the local village. He will reveal the
secret of making “rice pop”. This unique and nutritious foodstuff will become a gift for locals or children in this idyllic village. Your guide explains how the animals are raised and shows you the way they collect “biogas” to make free and sustainable cooking food. Return to the lodge on your bicycles.
After shower and refresh, you start to walk to neighbor home and enjoy a “poon” lights while traditional musical performance by war veteran artist. Then, experience of traditional torches made of dried coconut leaves to get back restaurant for dinner
You are the chef! A traditional cooking the Vietnamese pancake made. A great learning experience that means you can take a little of Vietnam home with you. Dinner is served at lodge’s restaurant.
After breakfast, loaded boats are already heading to local market and transporting goods such as coconuts from one factory to the other, crossing local ferry (or boat) to beautiful Cao Dai temple. We also had a chance to see these factories. Situated alongside the river, these are small coconut-processing operations. Once the coconut has been shelled, the coconut fibers are removed from the husk to make rope, which in turn is used to weave rugs. You can watch the whole manufacturing process in a short period of time. Most of the work is done by hand at the low cost.
The buyers are mostly foreign companies and mainly to Korea.
Get on boat and ride back to the Lodge for rest and check out, if time permitted, take some activities as to harvest some water coconut leaves and weave them up by you. These leaves are a key building material in the Mekong Delta as they are used to build the walls and roof of the houses. The local people will show you not only how they use these leaves but also how to make the “poon” sticks that illuminated by the first night. And fishing activity if interested. Check out and transfer back to your hotel in Saigon.
Today, we take a flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, our local guide will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Nha Trang. Free at leisure
Suggestion: you and children can enjoy lots of amusing activities (your own expenses) on VinPearl Land such as water sports, merry go round. Or you can enjoy snorkeling or diving.
Free day to enjoy the beach.
Morning flight to Danang. Arriving in Danang, we take another transfer to Hoi An. On the way, we stop over at Marble Mountain.
In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter, visit the Kwan Temple, Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Old House, Japanese Cover Bridge and Historic & Cultural museum in Hoi An. You will stop at a variety of different street stalls and tour guide will explain what food each vendor has to offer, the best way to eat it. Foods on offer can include Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Com Ga, Banh Bao Vac (White Rose Dumplings), rice pancakes, noodles, cakes etc. A great way to experience authentic local Vietnamese cuisine.
One of the great pleasures of any visit to Hoi An is trolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. These simple yet colorful lanterns are both part of Hoi An culture and Hoi An today.
We offer you a tour a traditional Hoi An handicraft village to make some lanterns
In the morning, our local guide will meet you at hotel lobby and will transfer to the home of a craftsman. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape and color of the lantern as well as the many stage of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.
Say goodbye to the handicraft house, transfer to the herb village for lunch. Take relax with fresh atmosphere and back to the hotel.
Free at leisure
Today we take a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, we embark on city tour with Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside) and “House on stilt” at the same area with the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war. End of the day, we will enjoy the famous water puppet show.
Pick-up at your hotel at 7am, then transfer 120 km on a good road to Ninh Binh. Our schedule of today is as followings:
• Visit the Visitor Center, a good place for information about Cuc Phuong.
• The Endangered Primate Rescue Center, where we will see and learn about many different endangered species.
Lunch will be arranged at the Headquarters’ restaurant.
• Drive to Ninh Binh, get on sampan boats through Tam Coc and visiting countryside landscape
• Biking on country road around village
Drive to Ninh Binh for overnight.
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any Vietnam Holidays. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we’ll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires… Our destination is the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.
Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed on board our cruise and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you’ll have relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. You then explore the Surprising Sung Sot cave which still reserves much of the amazing original stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Ha Long Bay.
Wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. You enjoy a morning coffee and watch the world going by in the bay. Sitting on the upper deck and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. Our junk starts cruising back while the brunch will be served.
Check out and arrive at harbor by 12:00 noon, we will drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
It is your own time today. At leisure for relaxation or shopping until your guide come and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.