Day 1: Hanoi arrival
You will be greeted by our guide from Viet Cente tourist (Cambodianprivatetours.com ) at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: City tour of Hanoi
Today you will join a cooking class at a hospitality school for underprivileged children. Many of them were living on the streets of Hanoi and other cities, and their training will eventually help them work in some of Vietnam’s best hotels and restaurants. Next, explore the Old Qquarter by cyclo, navigating its narrow streets and colorful markets. And in the late afternoon, attend a water-puppetry performance – a surefire kid please! The tradition dated back to the 11th century, and many of the puppets are lacquered using a traditional Vietnamese painting technique.
Day 3 Hanoi
Visit to key sites of Hanoi. Firstly, you will visit a mausoleum containing the preserved corpse of Vietnam’s founder, president, Ho Chi Minh, you will learn much about Vietnam hisotry as well as education for your children when our guide talk about Ho chi minh who had devoted whole his life for Vietnamesse people, he is really a great moral example for everyone to follow. After that, you will visit to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long to get great introductions to Vietnam’s prolong history.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where your children will be attracted by colourful ethnic groups of Vietnam and climb up to their traditional houses to discover their life-style and learn much about customs and habits of local people in different areas of Vietnam.
Day 4 Cat Ba Island
Take a two hour drive to a coastal city of Hai Phong to take the hydrofil (50 minutes) to Cat Ba Island, the gateway to Halong Bay, an assemblage of limestone formations in the Tonkin Gulf. Go swimming at beautiful beaches with big waves. At nights, spend some time relaxing on the city’s riverfront promenade. Sit at a waterfront restaurant and watch colourful boats motor out to sea for a night of squid fishing
Day 5 Cat Ba Island for families
Today jammed packed with activities and fun for the whole family. Take a wooden junk and cruise to Lan Ha Bay, a less-traveled part of Halong Bay. Go swimming and see beautiful coral and tropical fish swimming about. Then kayak into a hidden lagoon. All of the kayaks fit two people and child-sized life-vests are available – perfect for adult-child pairings. Then it’s off to Moody Beach, to climb up the limestone cliffs. Our guides regularly work with climbers of all ages, and children tend to be naturals
Day 6 Flight to Hoi An
After a beach-side breakfast, a local tour guide takes you into the island’s lush jungle and start a light hiking. Break through forest canopy to the top of a limestone formation with superb summit views. After snapping a few photos, make your way down to the bus to take a drive back to Hai Phong for lucnh. Later jump back on the speedboat and return to the port, where a private transfer takes you back to the airport to take a flgiht to Danang and then with a private transfer to Hoi An for overnight stay
Day 7 Hoi An
Spend the day getting to know rural Vietnam. Start with a bike ride along rice paddies to the village of Tra Que. Join the farmers in the fields if possible! The roll up your sleeves and plants some vegetables with help from the farmers. There is also a cooking demonstration with a taste test afterwards.
Back in Hoi An and take a short river cruise and meet some local fisherman. You will have a hands-on lesson in river net fishing with the locals. Then the fun begins as you try to paddle a bamboo basket boat. Overnight Hoi An
Day 8 & 9 Hoi An for family tour
Hoi An is famous for its brightly coloured lanterns lighting up the streets. Join a lantern-making workshop, where the kids can create their own. Visit a tailor and have them sew you up a new wardrobe or spend the day relaxing on the beach.
Day 10 Flight to Saigon
Drive to Danang and transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the day exploring Vietnam’s bustling city streets at your leisure! Likely points of interest include Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Or just relax at a street side café or noodle shop. The city, formerly called Saigon, reflects the pulse of a changing Vietnam. Trendy cocktail lounges are found alongside ramshackle noodle stands, and Rolls Royces share the road with hundreds of scooters whizzing past.
Day 11 Cu Chi tunnels
Cruise the Saigon River en route to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network that housed thousands of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. The tunnels also contained supply routes, hospitals and munitions dumps, and figured prominently in the 1968 Tet Offensive. The kids will love crawling through the tunnels and climbing on top of an old bombed out tank! On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, stop at a cricket breeding farm and sample the tasty cricket spring rolls!
Day 12 Saigon departure
End of the 12 day Vietnam family travel package. Transfer to airport for the departure flgiht