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Vietnam Family Soft Adventure 15 days

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Vietnam Family Soft Adventure 15 days

See the sights, join fun activities and learn about the local culture on this family friendly tour over 15 days through out this fascinating country.

Hanoi  •  Halong Bay  •  Hue  •  Hoi An  •  Nha Trang  •  Mekong Delta  •  Saigon
 
  • Itinerary and Tour Map
    Vietnam Family Soft Adventure 15 days

    Day 1 – Arrive Hanoi

    On arrival in Hanoi transfer, with guide, to the Hoa Binh Palace Hotel, for a two night stay.

    Day 2 – Hanoi

    Take a short orientation tour of Hanoi by cyclo. Continue by minivan to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Compound viewed from the outside, the Army Museum and Hanoi Hilton Prison. Balance of the day at leisure. In the evening enjoy a traditional water puppet show, followed by welcome dinner at Koto Restaurant, an Australian funded establishment aimed at helping street kids. (B,D)

    Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong

    A highlight of your visit to Vietnam is sure to be your overnight cruise on Halong Bay. Morning private without-guide transfer to Halong, and on arrival board your wooden red-sail junk for a cruise among the rocky limestone islands in the emerald waters of Halong Bay. Enjoy some kayaking this afternoon. Seafood lunch and dinner are served on board. Stay overnight on the Huong Hai cruise boat, in cabins with en-suite. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue

    Further cruising around the Halong Bay. Disembark at Halong and direct transfer by private transfer,  without guide, to Hanoi for an evening flight to Hue. On arrival in Hue, private guided transfer to the Pilgrimage Village Resort for a stay of two nights. (B)

    Day 5 – Hue

    Tour Minh Mang Mausoleum, the Citadel and the Forbidden City. Balance of the day at leisure.  (B)

    Day 6 – Hue – Hoi An

    Leave the hotel in the morning for a guided drive to Hoi An via the Clouds Pass, stopping at  Lang Co fishing village, China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route. In the afternoon, take a guided walking tour of the old quarter, visiting the market, the old merchant houses, and the Japanese Bridge. Stay three nights in Hoi An at Vinh Hung Resort, or River Beach Resort. (B)

    Day 7 – Hoi An cooking class

    Private without-guide minivan transfer to Hai Café, the meeting point for the Red Bridge Cooking School. Join a cooking class which includes a visit to the market to select fresh produce. Lunch is at the school. Balance of the day at leisure in Hoi An. Own arrangements back to the hotel.  (B,L)

    Day 8 – Hoi An

    Day at leisure in Hoi An.  (B)

    Day 9 – Hoi An – Nha Trang

    Late morning private guided transfer to Danang station for your day train to the coastal resort town of Nha Trang.  On arrival private guided transfer to the Asia Paradise Hotel for a two night stay. (B)

    Day 10 – Nha Trang

    A free day. (B)

    Day 11 – Nha Trang – Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels

    Morning private without-guide transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. On arrival direct transfer, with a guide, to Cu Chi Tunnels.  Visit the incredible underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese guerrilla fighters. Also visit a rice paper making factory at Tan Phu Trung village before the return to Saigon in the afternoon. Stay two nights at the Liberty Central Hotel in Saigon.  (B)

    Day 12 – Dam Sen Water Park

    Morning tour of Saigon to include Notre Dame Cathedral viewed from the outside, the Old Post Office, the former Presidential Palace and the War Museum. Continue with your guide to Dam Sen Water Park, the only water park in Saigon downtown and spend the rest of the day at the park. Park admission fees are included – rides are to be paid direct. (B)

    Day 13 – Saigon to Vinh Long

    Leave the hotel at 6.30 am for a 3-hour private without-guide car drive to Vinh Long. On arrival, meet with your local guide and take a motor boat trip on the Mekong River visiting local businesses producing such things as soy sauce and ceramics, and Van Thanh Temple along the way. Stay overnight at a local home on an island. Accommodation is dormitory style and each bed has mosquito netting. Join your host family for a cooking lesson and prepare dinner together, learning more about their daily life. (B,L,D)

    Day 14 – Vinh Long to Saigon

    Take a sampan ride along An Binh canals. Continue by bicycle on island village roads visiting an ancient house for a Mekong Delta style music performance. Visit also an orchard and/or bonsai garden before travelling by boat to the floating market of Cai Be. Tour the market then return to Saigon by private car transfer, without guide. Stay overnight at the Liberty Central Hotel. (B)

    Day 15 – Depart Saigon
    Time at leisure before transferring, without guide, to the airport for your flight home. (B)

  • Group departure dates and prices

    Tour dates and prices. Valid to 31 Oct 11

    Prices are the total for a family group

    Family group and room types Depart any day.

    2 adults & 1 child * $6038 In a triple hotel room and a twin and single cruise cabin

    2 adults & 2 children * $7499 In 2 twin hotel rooms and 2 twin cruise cabins

    2 adults & 3 children * $8795 In 1 twin & 1 triple hotel rooms and 2 twin & 1 single cruise cabins

    2 adults & 4 children * $9931 In 2 triple hotel rooms and 3 twin cruise cabins

  • Price Includes:

    Three and four star hotels as listed, or similar

    Overnight cruise on Halong Bay in

    en-suite cabins

    Domestic economy class flights in Vietnam including taxes, and fuel surcharges

    All transfers and sightseeing as listed, including entrance fees

    Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and English speaking guides

    Meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

    *  Children – The cost applies to children 2 to 17 years.

    Check with InterAsia for a price for your family.

    Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec10-15Jan11 and 2-9Feb11

    International airfares are not included in the tour price.  Ask InterAsia for the current best value fare with our airline partners SINGAPORE AIRLINES, VIETNAM AIRLINES, THAI AIRWAYS and MALAYSIA AIRLINES.