• Explore hanoi by cyclo
  • Cruise the peaks in halong bay
  • Shop and relax in hoi an
  • Meet local families in the mekong delta
  • Discover bustling ho chi minh city

Gifted with a staggering abundance of flavourful food, fascinating culture, untouched nature, and disarmingly friendly people, Vietnam has more than earned its rep as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. This fun-focused family trip packs as much of the good stuff into 12 days as humanly possible – including cruising Halong Bay, exploring the Imperial Citadel, museum visits, and even a boat trip to a floating market – yet still offers more than enough time to relax. Don’t forget to pack your smile; you’ll be needing it often here.

Trip Description
Vietnam Family Adventure
Travel Theme
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Vietnam Family Adventure



Catered for all ages. Great interactive cultural experience. Fantastic tour guide. May 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thoroughly enjoyable and educational. Exceeded my expectations. Loved everything about the tour and Vietnam.

Operator G Adventures



The tour guide Thien was great - it was great to take the "hassle" out of travel. We just had to be on time and he sorted everything else out ie travel, explaining what the food was on the menu, where to shop, that the children were happy and well accommodated. April 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I would highly recommend this type of tour to our friends - it was well organised, the hotels were of a high quality and much appreciated. The tour guide and local tour guides were interesting and knowledgeable about there tours. The transportation was also of a high standard. Also the tour guide has a rapport with children and ensured that they were well looked after. The tour also worked well as there were children of all ages - each one of my children made a friend (x3)
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Certainly a good way to travel with family April 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was a great experience and we really enjoyed touring Vietnam....we are already looking at other possible destinations for future family holidays.

Operator G Adventures



The tour was brilliantly put together and run expertly by our CEO Ronnie allowing me to see the highlights of a spectacular country in a relatively short space of time December 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A well organised trip that had loads of brilliant activities in stunning locations , led brillianty by our CEO Ronnie

Operator G Adventures



The guide, Thien. unparalleled in everything he did. If all of your staff are like that then I would tell everyone to go. December 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Life changing.

Operator G Adventures


Day 1 Hanoi

If you have time take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter – a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Hanoi (1B)

Enjoy a guided cyclo tour of the Old Quarter before seeing a Water Puppet Theatre performance. Opt to visit a museum or do some shopping. Included Activities: Hanoi Cyclo Tour Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance

Day 3 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)

Halong Bay cruise, cave visit and island lookout. Seafood lunch and dinner. Included Activities: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Ha Long/Huế (1B, 1L)

After an early lunch on board we head back to Hanoi with time for shopping or further sightseeing until the overnight train to Hue. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00-14.00 hours)

Day 5 Huế (1B)

We arrive in Hue mid morning and take a tour of the Imperial Citadel which also contains the Forbidden Purple City. Afterward, there is free time to explore the city. Consider visiting Tien Mu Pagoda, or exploring the countryside on a motorbike tour. Included Activities: Imperial Citadel Tour

Day 6 Huế/Hoi An (1B)

This morning take a scenic drive to Hoi An. After arriving enjoy free time to explore the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Days 7-8 Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An. Included Activities: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch

Day 9 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

A short flight takes us to Ho Chi Minh City, the sprawling metropolis that once was the capital of South Vietnam and remains the country’s commercial center. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta (1B, 1D)

A boat trip through small villages shows a different side of Vietnamese life. Be amazed at how the locals rely on the Mekong for everything! We spend the night in a small village in the delta—a great chance to interact with the locals. Included Activities: Mekong Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 95km)

Day 11 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Return to Ho Chi Minh City; free afternoon. Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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$ 98 per day
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Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
  • Hoi An Local Living: Mekong Homestay
  • Cyclo tour through Old Quarter (Hanoi)
  • Water puppets show
  • Halong Bay boat trip
  • Citadel tour in Hue
  • Cooking Class in Hoi An
  • City cyclo tour
  • Mekong Delta boat trip
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportTrain, bus, plane, cyclo, boatTrain travel in Vietnam is very basic and train cleanliness is often not a priority for train staff. Sleeper trains normally have 4 seats per compartment, which convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although many people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. At times, passengers of different genders may be required to share a sleeper train berth and/or share a compartment with people not travelling in your group. Simple food is available on the train but many people like to stock up on freshly baked bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure. Water should also be bought before the journey. Train journeys in Vietnam are an experience and allow you to get a real taste of Vietnam.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 20, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (8 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), overnight junk boat (1 nt).
Accommodation for family trips has been chosen to give the best location and facilities for your family. They may vary depending on the location and destination, but designed to give the most comfortable experience while travelling. You and your family will generally be sharing rooms on a twin or triple share basis. These rooms will be either adjoining or located at close proximity to each other. Families will be roomed together and not with other families everywhere we stay. If you have any special hotel requests at the time of booking, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate them.
Start City
End City
Ho Chi Minh City
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 6 years for this trip.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

In some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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