12 daysActivity Level
EasyYour family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.
10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
You can read all about the world renowned Vietnamese food scene but nothing comes close to knowing the smells and tastes of the street stalls or fresh bowls of pho until you’re actually there. Explore Vietnam with your taste buds on this family vacation— you’ll be happy you did!
Vespa Street Food Tour
Taste the best street food that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer by cruising around at nighttime to different street stalls on the back of a Vespa!
Experience the Mekong Countryside
Get a firsthand look at the way of life in the Mekong Delta by visiting organic farms, meeting the locals, and biking through the countryside.
Learn to Cook Traditional Vietnamese Food
Pick fresh herbs and spices from a farm, stop by the local market to pick out the best ingredients, and then learn to cook famous Vietnamese dishes.
From meeting and playing with local Vietnamese kids to walking the streets with food a personality to tasting the best snacks, your family will see the best that Hanoi has to offer.
Cruise in Halong Bay
Stay on a ship and venture into one of the most scenic places in the world. You can swim, kayak, and relax on sand beaches to make this an unforgettable family adventure.
Fly to Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Visit Reunification Palace
Explore Reunification Palace, surrounded by a lush garden and filled with antiques and décor from the 1970s. It was here that the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates with two tanks in 1975, which you can still see on the grounds, signifying the end of the Vietnam War.
Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
Walk the streets of Ho Chi Minh City for a perfect introduction to this busy and bustling city. We’ll visit famous colonial sites like the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, and City Hall. There is no better way to get a feel for the city than walking its streets and learning its history!
Explore the Mekong Delta
Explore the jungle of the Mekong Delta, one of the most fertile regions in Vietnam! We’ll explore by boat to visit small workshops, quaint villages, and an organic fruit farm all while meeting the locals who live in the area.
Nighttime Vespa Food Tour
Spend a night doing what many people can only dream of— exploring the food scene of Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a vintage Vespa. We’ll sample snacks at food stalls, have dinner at a traditional bia hoi, and hang out in Vietnamese style coffee shops. This is the perfect family vacation night!
Sunset Basket Boat Cruise
In a traditional basket boat we’ll float through the serene Hoi An countryside, passing by water coconut palm plantations, as the setting sun turns the sky shades of purple, orange, and pink.
Visit Tra Que Organic Village
Walk through the tranquil organic gardens of Tra Que where we’ll pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint. We’ll also visit the local village market to pick up some other local ingredients from star anise and cardamom to sesame rice paper, water spinach, and banana flower.
Red Bridge Cooking School
With fresh and local ingredients, we’ll prepare four traditional and delectable Vietnamese dishes under the guidance of the head chef at the Red Bridge Cooking School. We’ll learn to prepare beef noodle soup (Pho), clay pot fish with fresh dill (Cha Ca), lemongrass shrimp grilled in banana leaves (Tom Nuong La Chuoi), and grilled chicken and banana flower salad (Goi Hoa Chuoi Ga Nuong). Then, we get to eat our delicious creations!
Amazing Race Competition
Split into teams and race around the ancient town of Hoi An looking for different items to be collected and photographed— only the fastest and smartest team will win the grand prize!
Visit My Son Holy Land (Optional)
Explore one of the cultural highlights of Central Vietnam, the sprawling My Son temple complex. Take a step back in time and wander around this UNSECO World Heritage Site dating back to the 4th century!
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnam is a very ethnically diverse country and as we explore the Museum of Ethnology we’ll get a chance to learn about the intricacies and different cultures within Vietnam.
Friends Across Borders
Watch as your kids meet Vietnamese children and their pen pals for a cultural connection! This is one of the most special parts of travel, being able to see kids play Vietnamese games together, do arts and crafts, and become friends despite cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Temple of Literature
Walk the grounds of the Temple of Literature; a complex comprising of five gorgeous courtyards, the country’s first established university, and buildings that preserve the architectural style of several different dynasties.
Street Food Tour
Hit the streets of Hanoi to experience some of the best, most flavorful and mouth-watering cuisine in the world! With the help of a local food expert we’ll stop at a sidewalk café and eat Pho Cuon and several other snacks on our food trail!
Cycle Through Northern Vietnam Countryside
Cycle through the countryside of Northern Vietnam, leaving the busy city streets of Hanoi behind! We’ll pass by small pagodas, temples, and traditional houses that are all quintessentially northern Vietnamese.
Ha Long Bay
Explore Trung Trung Cave
Travel by bus to Cat Ba Island, located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trung Cave measures 300 meters lengthwise through the mountains. Follow a limestone passageway into the cave and marvel at the numerous stalagmites and stalactites created naturally over 2,000 years.
See Da Chong
Proceed to Da Chong islet and see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Pass the islets of Con Vit and marvel at the amazing limestone karst formations rising up out of the sea.
Bike and Explore Viet Hai Village
Transfer to the day boat and visit Viet Hai. Bicycle along the village path and through rainforests and dark tunnels. Pass scenic rice fields, explore an ancient local house made from straw, mud and bamboo, and experience how life is for locals.
Kayaking in Ao Ech
Discover the bay up close in an early morning kayak.
Unfortunately, this is the last dinner we’ll all be having together. At one of the local restaurants in Hanoi we’ll share our favorite parts of our adventure.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
08/03-08/14Sold OutAdult $5190Teen $5190Child $4990Internal Air $250
12/23-01/01Shorter 10 day tripAdult $4890Teen $4890Child $4790Internal Air $250
06/27-07/08Adult $5390Teen $5390Child $5190Internal Air $250
07/29-08/09Adult $5390Teen $5390Child $5190Internal Air $250
12/20-12/28Shorter 10 day tripAdult $4990Teen $4990Child $4790Internal Air $250
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$300 discount for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Additional $1,990 (Summer) / $1,390 (December) for single accommodations
Large Group Discount
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, and bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
Depending on your flight schedule you may return home the following day.
Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
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