The rich culture of Vietnam will enchant and delight you on this family friendly journey through the highlights of the north and south. The unimaginable beauty of Ha Long Bay shimmers an emerald color against the rising limestone islands while the playful puppet theater brings laughter and legends to light. The palm-fringed riverbanks along the Mekong Delta are picturesque, an image out of a storybook, while the energetic cities of Hanoi and Saigon have encapsulated their diverse pasts and connected...
Hanoi – A Familial Welcome
Welcome to Hanoi, home to the capital of Vietnam and much, much more. You are met at the airport by your local guide and taken by private transfer to your lush accommodation. You are immediately welcomed with kindness and are filled with anticipation for the explorations to come. The scent of ginger root and coriander fills the street. The city has a particular pulse that is both traditional and modern, where skyscrapers and luxury apartments can be seen in the distance but pagodas and temples are never far away. The flavor of the city combines its past and present into a delicate mixture of cultures, from the food to the city’s design. With the afternoon yours to enjoy at your leisure you could stroll through the streets to gain an early appreciation for Hanoi’s vibrancy.
A large stretch of motorbikes is offset by women in conical hats strolling down the street with a large pole resting on their arms, balanced by hanging, circular baskets holding lettuce or spinach. The city boasts a millennium of history, from temples to ancient citadels, where you can sit at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and witness a sample of the North Vietnamese culture in action. Dating back to the 11th century, rising out of the culture of flooded paddy fields and a need for entertainment, villagers would stand waist-deep in the water and let the puppets dance along the surface. Many shows feature the celebrated legend of Hoan Kiem Lake and the giant tortoise, showing you an imaginative world of myth, history, tradition, and the modern city’s connection to its roots.
Hanoi – Finding the Old and New
Ha Long Bay – Set Out for the Bay
Ho Chi Minh City – Bayside to Streetwise
Ho Chi Minh City – Along the Vast Delta
Ho Chi Minh City – Glowing Old and Vibrant New
Ho Chi Minh City – Farewell Friendly Vietnam
- Enjoy the family friendly legends within the traditional water puppet show
- Taste the traditional flavors of Vietnamese cuisine within tremendous restaurants throughout the country
- Cruise through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on an overnight luxury cruise
- Experience the diverse and eclectic history of Hanoi
- Glide down the Mekong Delta on a day tour that highlights the culture of floating markets and sensational landscape of the riverbanks
Your family friendly Vietnam vacation tours begins within the highlights of Vietnam on this custom tailored tour that will show you the excitement of the culture, the beauty of the landscape, and the grandeur of the country’s history. From cruising down the tremendous Mekong Delta to experiencing the celebrated traditions of the water puppet show, you will find the luxury of an overnight cruise within the gorgeous landscape of Ha Long Bay, and will keep the family happy and together traversing the eclectic flavors of Saigon. When the family is together, discovering, laughing, and learning, everyone is happy.
Celebrate the beginning of your family friendly vacation with your arrival in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam and home to the remarkable blend of past and present culture. From the rising skyscrapers to the elegant Hoan Kiem Lake, you will find the aromatics and scenery as vibrant as the people. The following day you will enjoy a guided tour of the city taking you through the history of the One Pillar Pagoda, the traditions of the water puppet show, and will finish the day with the elegant tastes of modern cuisine at La Verticale. Spend the next two days in Ha Long Bay cruising along the remarkable karsts shimmering in the sunlight over the turquoise water. Whether swimming, kayaking, or relaxing on the deck of your luxurious Chinese Junk, everyone will find delight in the cruise through innumerable islands.
From Ha Long Bay you will return to Hanoi for your flight, reaching Saigon in the late afternoon. In the morning you will embark for the Mekong Delta where the Cai Be Princess boat will guide you through the waterway, giving you front row seats to experience the tremendous culture that thrives not only on the riverbanks but along the water as well. Your tour within Saigon takes you through the diverse history of the city, from a time before French colonial powers and up to the present, and is filled with the jovial calls of Chinatown and the graceful colonial architecture of Khoi Street. The fabulous culture, delicious cuisine, and remarkable adventure will not only bring the family closer, but will give you all a lifetime worth of memories.
$1,633 per person (excluding international flights)
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