Boat on the Yen River, harvesting waterlilies in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Family-Friendly Vietnam Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Vietnam

Places Visited

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Ben Tre, Phan Thiet...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Step into a world of water that is presented by Vietnam’s enchanting highlights on this luxurious, 7-day family adventure. Southern Vietnam boasts a collection of geographical phenomena and culture-drenched landmarks across its beautifully diverse landscape. Many of these highlights are aquatic by nature, such as chestnut rivers that cascade over archaic rock formations, curved bays that are bordered by jade, and century-old temples that honor spiritual gods of water. From the open seas to gentle...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a tour of the fabled Thien Hau Temple of Ho Chi Minh City to uncover Vietnam’s fascinating blend of spiritual influences
  • Voyage across the iconic Mekong Delta on a guided speed boat tour to Ben Tre, which is a charming riverside village that is teeming with cultural intrigue
  • Witness a celebrated Water Puppet Show that will share insight into Vietnam’s traditional performing arts while dazzling in its vivid display
  • Hurtle across the sienna sands of Phan Thiet’s Red Sand Dunes on an enthralling sand-boarding expedition
  • Trek through the soothing waters of Fairy Stream to encounter its unique rock formations and coconut palm landscape
  • Soar to the summit of Ta Cu Mountain on a cable-car to reveal the unbridled panoramic spectacles that make up the greater Phan Thiet landscape
  • Wallow in the aquatic allure of the venerated Vinh Hy Bay and enjoy an abundance of water sports for a new perspective of the bay

Detailed Description

Decadent in its contemporary design and elegantly adorned in traditional Vietnamese furnishings, your grand suite in Ho Chi Minh City will embody luxury and charm in addition to providing you with spectacular views of the cityscape. You will call this home for a few nights, and every detail will breathe opulence. From the repose of your room, you will be submerged in the unique atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a guided tour to iconic landmarks. Your first destination will be Thien Hau Temple, and along your way, you will pass by markets brimming with enthusiastic visitors and fragrant street food.

Thien Hau Temple is an elaborately crafted spiritual pagoda that honors the ancient Chinese water goddess, Mazu. The curved roof is colorfully decorated, and intricately carved statues decorate the altar, while burning incense blankets the walkways. A peaceful ambiance will radiate from the temple, and you will delight in the tranquility as you learn more about Vietnam’s ancient customs. You will continue your educational expedition to more significant destinations, which will be selected specifically for their prominent value to the Vietnamese people.

The following day, you will be led out of the city along the Mekong Delta in a private speed boat. You will cruise down narrow canals that are fringed by mighty mangroves and onto the weaving tributaries, where you will explore traditional riverside life. In the modest town of Ben Tre, locals will welcome you with friendly smiles to their charming homes that are located within an intriguing landscape. Beyond witnessing timeless, cultural crafts, you will marvel at the stunning destination while being wowed by the Mekong’s unspoiled majesty.

Your voyage will continue along the coastline toward the humble fishing village of Phan Thiet. Time moves slowly in this endearing town because, in this city, warm-natured locals embrace the few foreigners who travel here. The Red Sand Dunes of Phan Thiet will be a spectacle to behold, and your family will delight in thrilling activities on the rolling slopes. From sand-boarding down the staggering peaks to dune-buggying over the velvety sand, a day on the dunes will provide you with breathtaking adventures and photos. When you wake up the following morning, you will yearn to discover more, and your knowledgeable tour guide will ensure that you do. You will then arrive at the gentle Fairy Stream, which is a chocolate-colored river that showcases stark topographic contrasts on both sides of its gentle stream. Both dune cliffs and luscious greenery embellish the surrounding terrain, creating a unique environmental display that you will adore and appreciate. A short cable-car ride up Ta Cu Mountain will then reveal the sprawling vistas of the greater Phan Thiet from a summit well above the rest.

Your final overnight destination will be Vinh Hy Bay, which is an idyllic crescent headland that is nestled off the beaten path on Vietnam’s coastline. You will venture down to the sea to experience all that it has to offer. There is a wealth of opportunity to experience in this aquatic destination, such as snorkeling, viewing vivid marine life, kayaking alongside forested rock formations, soaring across the water’s surface on a catamaran, and windsurfing. You will continue to Cam Ranh on your final morning, where you will delve into the delightful flavors of Vietnam’s famed cuisine before being whisked away to Ho Chi Minh City for your flight home.

Starting Price

$1,255 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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