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VIETNAM FAMILY ADVENTURE

12 Days, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (saigon)
VIETNAM FAMILY ADVENTURE

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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 read more...

IS THIS Family TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to introduce your kids to the beauty of our planet
    • Are looking beyond beach resorts and theme parks
    • Are enthusiastic about giving back to the communities you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 11 nights accommodation (Hotels (8 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), overnight junk boat (1 nt)
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Train, bus, plane, cyclo, boat).
  • Internal flight.
  • Cyclo tour through Old Quarter (Hanoi).
  • A market tour, noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An).
  • Water puppets show.
  • Halong Bay boat trip.
  • Citadel tour in Hue.
  • Cooking Class in Hoi An.
  • City cyclo tour.
  • Mekong Delta boat trip
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of for USD135-175 food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi
Day 3 Hanoi/Ha Long
Day 4 Ha Long/Hue
Day 5 Hue
Day 6 Hue/Hoi An
Day 7 Hoi An
Day 8 Hoi An
Day 9 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta
Day 11 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Departures
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 17 Dec '17
  • Thu, 28 Dec '17
  • Sun, 24 Dec '17
  • Thu, 04 Jan '18
  • Sat, 10 Mar '18
  • Wed, 21 Mar '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Wed, 11 Jul '18
  • Sat, 07 Jul '18
  • Wed, 18 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Wed, 25 Jul '18
  • Sat, 21 Jul '18
  • Wed, 01 Aug '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Wed, 26 Sep '18
  • Sun, 16 Dec '18
  • Thu, 27 Dec '18
  • Sun, 23 Dec '18
  • Thu, 03 Jan '19
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
  • Thu, 10 Jan '19
  • Sun, 06 Jan '19
  • Thu, 17 Jan '19
  • Sat, 16 Feb '19
  • Wed, 27 Feb '19
  • Sun, 07 Apr '19
  • Thu, 18 Apr '19
  • Sun, 30 Jun '19
  • Thu, 11 Jul '19
  • Sun, 07 Jul '19
  • Thu, 18 Jul '19
  • Sun, 21 Jul '19
  • Thu, 01 Aug '19
  • Sun, 28 Jul '19
  • Thu, 08 Aug '19
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  • Thu, 15 Aug '19
  • Sun, 11 Aug '19
  • Thu, 22 Aug '19
  • Sun, 15 Dec '19
  • Thu, 26 Dec '19
  • Sun, 22 Dec '19
  • Thu, 02 Jan '20
  • Sun, 29 Dec '19
  • Thu, 09 Jan '20
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Hanoi
  • Ha Long
  • On Board The Train
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Mekong Delta
  • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (saigon) Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Hanoi

    Arrive at any time.

    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.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Hanoi

    Enjoy a guided cyclo tour of the Old Quarter before seeing a Water Puppet Theatre performance.

    Hanoi Cyclo Tour
    Hanoi
    Take a seat on a cyclo for a tour of Hanoi's lively Old Quarter. Let the driver navigate through the bustling streets and start taking some photos or just use the tour to help get familiar with the area.

    Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
    Hanoi
    Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Hanoi/Ha Long

    Halong Bay cruise, cave visit and island lookout. Seafood lunch and dinner.

    Private Vehicle
    Hanoi - Ha Long 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Halong Bay Overnight Cruise
    Ha Long
    Cruise through majestic Ha Long Bay on a traditional wooden junk boat. Enjoy your time afloat eating fresh seafood, kayaking and exploring Sung Sot Cave. Spend a peaceful night anchored in the bay under the stars. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Ha Long/Hue

    Continue on the cruise of Halong Bay to Man's Head Island and Tortoise Island. Visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat. Overnight train to Hue.

    After an early lunch on board we head back to Hanoi with time for shopping or further sightseeing until the overnight train to Hue.

    Private Vehicle
    Ha Long - Hue3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Hanoi - Hue13h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Hue

    Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel.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.

    Imperial Citadel Tour
    Hue
    Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

    Optional Activities
    Tien Mu Pagoda Visit

    Hue
    Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests.

    Motorbike Tour
    Hue
    Hop on the back of a motorbike and let your professional driver take you out into the countryside. Explore rice paddy landscapes and see local villagers at work in the fields. Take in temples, shops, a scenic overlook or two, or, perhaps, an ancient covered bridge - routes can vary on these interesting rides. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Hue/Hoi An

    Travel over the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Optional activities include cooking school, riverboat trip, bike riding, beach, visit the tailors or My Son ruins.

    This morning take a scenic drive to Hoi An. After arriving enjoy free time to explore the city.

    Hoi An Cooking Class - This activity is mentioned in the inclusions of the tour in the PDF as well as on the website, whereas here it is optional, kindly advise.
    Hoi An
    Take a cooking class to learn more about Vietnamese food and its distinct flavours. Tour the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing some popular regional dishes. Enjoy your creations when you're done!

    Private Vehicle
    Hue - Hoi An 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Hoi An Afternoon
    Explore the pagodas, temples, tombs and more than 1,000 old houses of this historic city. If you're in the market for a lantern, this is the place to shop or visit the nearby beaches.

    Optional Activities
    My Son Excursion

    My Son
    Travel approximately 1 hr from Hoi An to arrive at My Son. Tour these partially ruined Hindu temples built between the fourth and 14th centuries - the site is widely accepted as one of the most important Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia. Learn about the architectural style and history of a site that's often compared to Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Burma. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Hoi An

    Enjoy a market tour, noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An.

    Oodles of Noodles Tour with Market Visit
    Hoi An
    This excursion will empower the kitchen youth to lead insider noodle tours in Hoi An. There are currently over 26 types of noodles in this city alone. Visit the market with two students and their trainer. Learn about the ingredients at the market and do a tasting of the different noodles while supporting local women-owned enterprises. We then pick the ingredients and return with our youth guides to the training kitchen where you will learn to cook and prepare noodles from the guides. After, enjoy our noodles for lunch and watch a video for more info about the organization.

    Free Time
    Hoi An Half Day
    Explore the pagodas, temples, tombs and more than 1,000 old houses of this historic city. If you're in the market for a lantern, this is the place to shop or visit the nearby beaches. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Hoi An

    Enjoy a market tour, noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore Hoi An.

    Oodles of Noodles Tour with Market Visit
    Hoi An
    This excursion will empower the kitchen youth to lead insider noodle tours in Hoi An. There are currently over 26 types of noodles in this city alone. Visit the market with two students and their trainer. Learn about the ingredients at the market and do a tasting of the different noodles while supporting local women-owned enterprises. We then pick the ingredients and return with our youth guides to the training kitchen where you will learn to cook and prepare noodles from the guides. After, enjoy our noodles for lunch and watch a video for more info about the organization.

    Free Time
    Hoi An Half Day
    Explore the pagodas, temples, tombs and more than 1,000 old houses of this historic city. If you're in the market for a lantern, this is the place to shop or visit the nearby beaches. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

    Morning flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Cyclo city tour of Central Saigon.

    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.

    Plane
    Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City 1h-1h30m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Take a city tour on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) - a great way to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City. Watch your belongings though - they're easy for people to grab, if you're not careful.

    Optional Activities
    Reunification Palace Visit

    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander the historic halls of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace), a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. This former home of the South Vietnamese president during the Vietnam War became the location of the end of the war when a North Vietnamese tank pushed through the palace gates on April 30, 1975.

    Dam Sen Water Park Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Get away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City at this nearby water park. A lush setting and refreshing water make Dam Sen the perfect place for the whole family to cool off and have some fun-splash around or take a ride down one of the slides.

    Thien Hau Pagoda Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Visit the Thien Hau Pagoda, a beautiful temple in the Chinatown district of Ho Chi Minh City. Learn more about the customs associated with this 19th-century monument - it is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau (the 'Lady of the Sea') who is worshipped in Chinese communities throughout Asia by those who depend on the sea for their livelihoods.

    Giac Vien Pagoda Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Find this hidden pagoda behind some small alleyways - it's a rare treat of a monument that has been spared the over-restoration that has been done to so many temples. Tour the inside of this 18th-century pagoda to see nearly 100 carvings of divine beings.

    Benh Tan Market Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander the bustling aisles of this energetic market known for its abundance of dried and fresh produce, jewelry, textiles, liquor, and tobacco products. Be fancy (and efficient) and have a one-day suit made. Feel free to bargain! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

    Take a boat trip along the Mekong Delta, later enjoy a homestay and traditional dinner with a local family.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta 2h30m 95km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Mekong Homestay
    Get ready for a change of pace in Vietnam's "rice basket". Explore the complex waterways of the Mekong Delta on a boat tour. Afterwards, take a short xe lam (tuk-tuk) ride to a nearby community for a homestay. Relax in a hammock, explore the area by bike, and get to know the local way of life. This evening savour a traditional southern Vietnamese dinner. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City; free afternoon. Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.

    Private Vehicle
    Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City2h30m 95km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time
    Ho Chi Minh City Afternoon
    There are plenty of war-related spots to visit including the Reunification Palace (where the tank that ended the Vietnam War sits), the War Remnants Museum, Ho-Chi-Minh Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. For shopping, head to Dong Kohi Street and Pham Ngu Lao Street, or if you're tired of walking, take a river cruise.

    Optional Activities
    Benh Tan Market Visit

    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander the bustling aisles of this energetic market known for its abundance of dried and fresh produce, jewelry, textiles, liquor, and tobacco products. Be fancy (and efficient) and have a one-day suit made. Feel free to bargain!

    War Remnants Museum Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Visit the War Remnants Museum, a gut-wrenching but worthwhile experience that includes three storeys of exhibits and military hardware. Learn about the devastation that occurred in Saigon during the Vietnam War, a period that greatly contrasts the joy and liveliness of the Vietnamese people today.

    Reunification Palace Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander the historic halls of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace), a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. This former home of the South Vietnamese president during the Vietnam War became the location of the end of the war when a North Vietnamese tank pushed through the palace gates on April 30, 1975. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    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.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of for USD135-175 food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Important Notes

    This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 20 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. 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 passenger.


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