National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family

14 days from $6,020 per person*
  • Learn to make lanterns, check out a B-52 bomber, explore caves & more.
  • Kayak and swim in Halong Bay on your own private chartered cruise ship.
  • Marvel at the water puppets and journey into the mountains of Sapa.
  • Enjoy private vehicles, guides and included domestic air and visa costs.
  • Featuring a curated selection of family-friendly hotels.
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Featured in National Geographic Traveler as one of the Top 50 Tours of A Lifetime, Vietnam has something for explorers of all ages. Fine-tuned with a curated selection of family-friendly hotels, this exotic tour showcases the extraordinary people, enticing culture & beauty of Vietnam.

Scope out the shell of a downed B-52 bomber before strolling through the sophisticated French architecture in Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter. Take in the lush mountain views from Sapa’s majestic Silver Waterfall; meet the Zay hill tribes of Ta Van village; set your own pace in serene Halong Bay on a private chartered overnight cruise; cycle among the quaint villages that line the Perfume River and fly kites; explore the Paleozoic-era caves at Phong Nha; learn how to handcraft your own paper lanterns; explore opulent European-inspired Cathedrals in Ho Chi Minh City; and cruise on the Mekong Delta.

This award-winning trip has been carefully designed to keep the kids entertained while engaging the adults with a bounty of authentic cultural experiences. From taking in a traditional water puppet show and boarding a water buffalo cart through traditional villages, to practicing Tai Chi at dawn on Halong Bay, flying kites in Hue and learning the art of Vietnamese cooking, there’s a new activity to embrace or skill to learn at every turn. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Vietnam - Welcome
    • Activity - VIP Immigration Fast Track Meet & Greet with Visa - VIP Fast Track (Single Entry)
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Private Tour - Hanoi City and West Lake Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Water Puppet Show (with Dinner, 3-4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Bat Trang Pottery Village (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Hanoi to Sapa
    Hanoi to Sapa
    • Private Transfer - Hanoi - Sapa [via Lao Cai - 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Silver Waterfall & Heaven's Gate (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Sapa
    Sapa
    • Private Tour - Lao Chai, Tavan & Giang Ta Chai (with Lunch, 7.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Sapa to Hanoi
    Sapa to Hanoi
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Cycling Tour to Muong Hoa Village (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Sapa - Hanoi [via Lao Cai - 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Hanoi to Halong Bay
    Hanoi to Halong Bay
    • Private Transfer - Hanoi - Halong Bay
    • Embarkation
    • Lunch on Board
    • Halong Bay Highlights
    • Activity - Kayak Halong Bay - 1-Night Cruise
    • Cooking Class & Candlelit Dinner
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Halong Bay to Hanoi to Danang to Hoi An
    Halong Bay to Hanoi to Danang to Hoi An
    • Tai Chi Lesson & Traditional Fishing Village
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Brunch on Board
    • Disembarkation
    • Private Transfer - Halong Bay - Hanoi
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Hanoi - Danang [1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Danang - Hoi An [1 hr] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Hoi An
    Hoi An
    • Private Tour - Lantern Making & Cooking Class by Bike (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Bicycle/Guide
  • Day 10 Hoi An to Hue
    Hoi An to Hue
    • Private Transfer - Hoi An - Hue [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Biking to Vida Village & Kite Flying at Ngo Mon Gate (3 hrs) - Bike/Guide
  • Day 11 Hue
    Hue
    • Private Tour - Phong Nha Cave (with Lunch, 10.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 12 Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
    Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City [1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Notre Dame Cathedral & Pagodas of Ho Chi Minh City (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Tour - Vinh Long Mekong Delta (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country. 

Upon arrival to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport you will be welcomed by a hostess holding a sign with your name on it. This hostess will guide you through fast-track security services and, after you obtain a stamp for your Visa and have collected your luggage, will lead the way to your awaiting guide and vehicle.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: La Siesta Hotel & Spa

The La Siesta Hotel is located on old Ma May Street, in easy reach of Hanoi’s evocative Hoan Kiem Lake and major attractions. The peaceful luxurious hotel promises a warm welcome and personal service, and is both modern in style as well as embodies the hidden charm of Hanoi’s old quarter. The Suites have modern and comfortable facilities with seating area, and the Duplex rooms are particularly good for families and groups of friends. Other facilities include a spa, gym, movie room to help you relax even more during your stay. For food lovers experience Vietnam’s authentic cuisine at the Red Bean Restaurant on the ground floor.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanoi
Hanoi
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Skyline of Hanoi capital of Vietnam

Day 2: Hanoi

Hanoi enjoys a rich Imperial history dating back over a millennium, and a surprising diversity of local ethnic groups weave the fabric of the city’s rich tapestry. Start your day on the outskirts of the city with your private driver and English-speaking guide by visiting the Museum of Ethnology. The museum provides an insightful glimpse into the country’s lengthy history, with more than 15,000 photos and 10,000 objects and artifacts depicting a historical perspective of the lives, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 recognized ethnic groups of Vietnam. Drive back into central Hanoi, stopping at the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius. Enjoy a local Vietnamese lunch at Banh Tom Ho Tay, a restaurant famous for its shrimp cakes in the West Lake area.

After lunch, visit Truc Bach Lake, featuring a monument to the late US Senator John McCain, commemorating the spot where he parachuted to safety after his plane was shot down over the lakes. At the nearby Huu Tiep Lake, the wreckage of an American B-52 bomber lies as a memorial to the war. From here, visit Hoa Lo Prison, constructed in 1896 by the French to house Vietnamese political prisoners. Under the French regime, it was known as the Maison Centrale and was an important symbol of colonialist exploitation of the era. The Vietnamese took it over in 1954, and the prison was subsequently used to house prisoners of war from 1964 to 1973, where it came to be known sarcastically as the Hanoi Hilton by American POWs. It is bound to be a moving visit.

Continue to Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda situated on a small island in Hoan Kiem Lake accessible by a classically painted wooden bridge. The view of the city from the pagoda is particularly popular. End your day at a by walking through the iconic Old Quarter. The streets of this district are bustling with scooters, bicycles, cyclos, and cars zipping around pedestrians. The best way to enjoy the charming colonial architecture is to wander with your guide at a leisurely pace and be sure to stop for a cup of Vietnamese coffee or a local snack from one of the many tantalizing street vendors. Your guide and private driver will accompany you back to your hotel, or if you prefer to enjoy dinner at your pace in the Old Quarter and soak up the atmosphere, you can make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Water puppetry has a long and storied tradition in Vietnam, dating back to the 11th century. The puppets are made of lacquered wood, and the shows performed in a waist-deep pool, with an accompanying traditional Vietnamese orchestra. This evening, meet with your driver and English-speaking guide for a night out at the Thang Long Opera Theater for a traditional theatrical performance, followed by a delicious dinner at La Verticale, a restaurant specializing in French-Indochina cuisine. If La Verticale is extremely busy or not available, another restaurant of the same quality will be offered.

Accommodation: La Siesta Hotel & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  West Lake
West Lake
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Water Puppet Show
Water Puppet Show

Day 3: Hanoi

Today you will be taken to the Bat Trang Pottery Village. The famous village is situated approximately 15 kilometers outside of Hanoi, surrounded by fertile farmland. Watch the artisans forming, painting, and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns. 

Accommodation: La Siesta Hotel & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa

Transfer from Hanoi to Sapa via the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway. The travel time is approximately five hours.

You will be picked up from your Sapa hotel by private car for a drive to the Silver Waterfall (best in the rainy season from May to November). Take a short walk to the waterfall where a great view is offered of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests of Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, your guide will explain about this special part of Sapa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car up to Heaven's Gate where you can see Fansipan Mountain, ‘the roof of Indochina’ at the height of 3143 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Silver Waterfall
Silver Waterfall
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sapa
Sapa

Day 5: Sapa

Depart from Sapa and enjoy the magnificent view from your private car on the way to Lao Chai village. Along the way, stop at stalls that serve tea, fruit, and sweets. Arrive at the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the community. Afterwards, walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of trekking through bamboo forests, followed by relaxation beside a waterfall. Continue and explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai. 

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Waterfall
Waterfall

Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi

Depart Sapa by going downhill to the villages. The ride takes you into one of the most beautiful valleys of the area. From Lao Chai you swerve to a dirt trail which sneaks through rice paddy terraces and villages, home to different hill tribes such as Black H'mong and Giay. You will have time to stop by local house as well as enjoy excellent views over huge rice paddy terraces. You will later arrive in Ta Van, where the car will return you to Sapa.

You will be privately transferred from Sapa to Hanoi via the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Approximate travel time is five hours.

Accommodation: La Siesta Hotel & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rice Paddy Fields
Rice Paddy Fields

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Early this morning, head deep into the Vietnamese countryside with your private driver and English-speaking guide for the scenic drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, adjacent to the Gulf of Tonkin. Dotted with scenic limestone karsts, monolithic islands, exciting grottoes waiting to be explored and aquamarine waters, this natural wonder is a must-see for visitors to Northern Vietnam. The transfer is approximately 4 hours. Your guide is happy to make stops along the way to take in the gorgeous scenery.

Welcome on board the Bhaya Legend Cruise!

Check-in at Tuan Chau Marina, and get ready to set sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay. After embarkation, enjoy a welcome cocktail during the Cruise Manager’s safety briefing and itinerary introduction. Boarding time is at approximately 12:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch on board as you head towards Halong Bay’s famous limestone formations. The Bhaya Legend is a private chartered cruise, so there is flexibility in the sailing itinerary.

In the afternoon, visit Thien Canh Son Cave, a fascinating natural cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The natural geological formations of the cave include rocks that resemble a lotus and a baby elephant, and the ceiling sparkles with natural gemstones that resemble hanging lamps.

Afterwards, return to the boat where you can opt to relax on the sundeck or indulge in a massage (Spa can be booked at reception). This is also an opportune time to swim in the azure waters of the bay.

As part of your overnight Halong Bay cruise, free kayak usage is included for your enjoyment, allowing you to set out and explore the bays and rock formations in a more intimate setting. This is a truly beautiful way to discover the natural scenery.

In the late afternoon join in a Masterchef cooking competition with traditional Vietnamese dishes on the sundeck and watch the sunset over the enchanting Halong Bay while cruising to the overnight anchorage spot. The cooking class may be held inside the restaurant if the weather does not permit.

Enjoy a candlelit set-menu Vietnamese dinner on board. After dinner, retire to your cabin for the evening or choose to join the crew for a unique opportunity for squid fishing.

Accommodation: Bhaya Legend Cruise

Legend Halong was created to fulfil the promise of utter comfort and privacy, and stand apart from the numerous cruise operators in the region, taking travelers to the further reaches of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. The range of activities and destinations offered ensures exceptional experiences in this dreamlike seascape of countless untouched islands. With a total of 8 boats, boasting from 1 to 4 cabins each, Legend cruises is especially suited to couples, families and small groups seeking private experiences with superior service.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bhaya Legend Cruise
Bhaya Legend Cruise
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Cartagena Streets

Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee being served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy the dawn on the bay.

After a light breakfast onboard, visit the traditional fishing village of Vung Vieng by traditional row boat or by kayak. This is the least touristy of the four fishing villages in Halong Bay, where you’ll find approximately 50 families living in clusters of houses anchored within the natural protection of the limestone peaks.

Later in the morning return to your boat where brunch will be served on board while the vessel cruises back to the harbour.

Upon arrival to the Tuan Chau Marina in Halong Bay, you'll disembark from the ship.

Meet your private driver and English-speaking guide for a transfer back to Hanoi.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Hanoi with direct service to Danang. Approximate flight time is one hour and 20 minutes.

Enjoy a scenic transfer from Danang to Hoi An with a private vehicle and an English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 40 minutes.

Accommodation: La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa

At La Siesta Hoi An, guests will experience the cultural art of luxury hospitality in Hoi An. Staying at the resort is your chance to relax in a boutique retreat reflecting the essence of Hoi An ancient town’s characteristic style. La Siesta is next to green rice fields and winding village lanes, near the Thu Bon River and a short walk from Hoi An old town. A unique feature bordering the grounds is an ancient neighborhood communal house, dedicated to the 15th century Thanh Ha pottery village founders. Few hotels can boast direct access to ‘their own temple’. Resting within colorful tropical gardens, La Siesta Resort & Spa is split over two wings. The 70-roomed west wing is styled as an expansive, yet fashionably traditional, hotel. The east wing features old town characteristics across eight terraced townhouse villas accommodating 37 strikingly-period classic suites. Food lovers have a choice of traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Red Bean or international fusion at The Temple. And combined with a leading spa, two swimming pools and a garden villa fitness suite invite you to enjoy the best of all Hoi An worlds.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Halong Bay
Halong Bay
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rhine Falls

Day 9: Hoi An

Begin your day with a guided bicycle ride through old streets to the home of a craftsmen. Receive a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of traditional lanterns as well as the process of making them. You will have an opportunity to create your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Next continue to a Hoi An cooking school, where you will learn to cook traditional Vietnamese food, have lunch and relax. For lunch, you will learn to cook traditional Hoi An food. After lunch, you will be shown how to decorate and pack your lantern. The tour ends with a guided ride back to the hotel.

Accommodation: La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vietnamese Lanterns
Vietnamese Lanterns

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue

You will be privately transferred from Hoi An to Hue by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Approximate travel time is three hours and 30 minutes.

The biking tour along the Perfume River starts in the morning. You will have chance to see how the local people live. In the Vy Da village, visitors can enjoy the Hue coffee and learn more about ancient architecture. Later in the afternoon, you will come back to Hue City and take part in a kite flying contest. The person who can fly their kite the highest, wins.

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village

The Pilgrimage Village offers guests the harmony of soothing natural environment and local culture, along with delicious meals, peaceful life of a quiet countryside retreat. The Pilgrimage Village embodies the subtle connection of traditional stylish and modern art concept. Each of the guest rooms are furnished with modern amenities, centered around the guests' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kite Flying
Kite Flying
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hue
Hue

Day 11: Hue

Get an early start to the day for the 200 kilometer drive from Hue to the Son River in Quang Binh province. When you arrive, you’ll take a boat ride to the famed caves at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The park is one of the world's two largest limestone regions. In comparison with 41 other world heritage sites which have karsts, Phong Nha has dissimilar geomorphic, geologic, and biotic conditions. The karsts of Phong Nha can be traced back to Palaeozoic 400 million years ago. This makes Phong Nha the oldest major karst in Asia. Vietnamese and British scientists have surveyed a total of 20 caves with a total length of 70 kilometers so far. Of these surveyed caves, 17 were in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area. Following the narrow underground river, you’ll explore the most impressive Phong Nha cave. Afterwards, return to Dong Hoi for lunch before driving back to Hue.

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cave
Cave

Day 12: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hue Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Hue with direct service to Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate flight time is one hour and 30 minutes.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

The history of Ho Chi Minh City has many layers, telling a tale of decades of external influence from the Chinese and the French. With your private driver and English-speaking guide, start your visit today by exploring Cholon, the city’s Chinatown and widely regarded as the largest one in the world by area. The city used to be known as Saigon-Cholon until Vietnam’s independence from France in 1955. From here continue to the Jade Emperor Pagoda, also known as Phuoc Hai and regarded as one of the most interesting pagodas in the country. Built by the Cantonese community around the turn of the 20th century, it is still busy with worshipers. Filled with smoky incense, the pagoda with its elaborately carved figurines and decorated panels of carved gilt woodwork, is dedicated to Buddhist and Taoist deities. If you only visit one pagoda in the city, this should be the one. Finally, head over to Dong Khoi Area in the center of the city where the French colonial presence can be felt at the Notre Dame Cathedral, a Catholic Basilica commissioned entirely of imported French building materials. End with a visit to the Saigon Central Post Office, a stunning architectural marvel with rich Gothic, Renaissance and French influences.

Accommodation: Caravelle

Centrally located in the midst of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, The Caravelle offers traditional refinement in an ambiance that is welcoming and warm, while offering luxuriously modern living in sophisticated and elegantly understated surroundings. Even the most discerning traveler will find the comfort and service provided to be of the utmost quality. Dine at Restaurant Nineteen or have a drink at Saigon Saigon and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The ever changing vista of Lam Son Square, beautiful city views and those of the Saigon River await you at The Caravelle.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

The mighty Mekong River is the lifeblood of Vietnam and its neighbors. Originating high up in the Tibetan plateau in China, it winds across Southeast Asia for over 2700 miles and reaches its Delta on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The Mekong Delta is a veritable biological treasure trove of unique species found nowhere else, the area is also integral to agricultural production in southern Vietnam. This morning, head into the country side for 62 miles to Cai Be on a scenic journey with your private driver and English-speaking guide. Here you’ll hop in a long-tailed boat to cruise around the floating market, where you’ll find villagers exchanging goods and produce from their canoes. The Catholic cathedral in the background of the floating market makes for a dramatic photo opportunity. Head to the opposite side of the Mekong River to Hoa Binh Phuoc islet, a fascinating maze of shady creeks that are best explored from the comfort of your boat. Stop for a typical Vietnamese lunch at a small local restaurant. After lunch, mingle with the local people and visit a bonsai garden, where you can learn a few tips on caring for these delicate miniature trees. Visit the local rural homes of the region, where families still produce traditional tiles and ceramics and check out the home industries at a rice paper kiln and coconut candy kiln. At the end of the day, settle in for the two-hour transfer back to the city.

Accommodation: Caravelle
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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La Siesta Hotel & Spa : Hanoi

The La Siesta Hotel is located on old Ma May Street, in easy reach of Hanoi’s evocative Hoan Kiem Lake and major attractions. The peaceful luxurious hotel promises a warm welcome and personal service, and is both modern in style as well as embodies the hidden charm of Hanoi’s old quarter. The Suites have modern and comfortable facilities with seating area, and the Duplex rooms are particularly good for families and groups of friends. Other facilities include a spa, gym, movie room to help you relax even more during your stay. For food lovers experience Vietnam’s authentic cuisine at the Red Bean Restaurant on the ground floor.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Siesta Hotel Hanoi
La Siesta Hotel Hanoi

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa : Sapa

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Bhaya Legend Cruise : Halong Bay

Legend Halong was created to fulfil the promise of utter comfort and privacy, and stand apart from the numerous cruise operators in the region, taking travelers to the further reaches of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. The range of activities and destinations offered ensures exceptional experiences in this dreamlike seascape of countless untouched islands. With a total of 8 boats, boasting from 1 to 4 cabins each, Legend cruises is especially suited to couples, families and small groups seeking private experiences with superior service.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bhaya Legend Cruise
Bhaya Legend Cruise

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa : Hoi An

At La Siesta Hoi An, guests will experience the cultural art of luxury hospitality in Hoi An. Staying at the resort is your chance to relax in a boutique retreat reflecting the essence of Hoi An ancient town’s characteristic style. La Siesta is next to green rice fields and winding village lanes, near the Thu Bon River and a short walk from Hoi An old town. A unique feature bordering the grounds is an ancient neighborhood communal house, dedicated to the 15th century Thanh Ha pottery village founders. Few hotels can boast direct access to ‘their own temple’. Resting within colorful tropical gardens, La Siesta Resort & Spa is split over two wings. The 70-roomed west wing is styled as an expansive, yet fashionably traditional, hotel. The east wing features old town characteristics across eight terraced townhouse villas accommodating 37 strikingly-period classic suites. Food lovers have a choice of traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Red Bean or international fusion at The Temple. And combined with a leading spa, two swimming pools and a garden villa fitness suite invite you to enjoy the best of all Hoi An worlds.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa Pool
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa Pool

Pilgrimage Village : Hue

The Pilgrimage Village offers guests the harmony of soothing natural environment and local culture, along with delicious meals, peaceful life of a quiet countryside retreat. The Pilgrimage Village embodies the subtle connection of traditional stylish and modern art concept. Each of the guest rooms are furnished with modern amenities, centered around the guests' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pilgrimage Village
Pilgrimage Village

Caravelle : Ho Chi Minh City

Centrally located in the midst of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping, and entertainment districts, The Caravelle offers traditional refinement in an ambiance that is welcoming and warm, while offering luxuriously modern living in sophisticated and elegantly understated surroundings. Even the most discerning traveler will find the comfort and service provided to be of the utmost quality. Dine at Restaurant Nineteen or have a drink at Saigon Saigon and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The ever changing vista of Lam Son Square, beautiful city views and those of the Saigon River await you at The Caravelle.

National Geographic Award Winning Vietnam For the Family Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caravelle
Caravelle

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Tin T — June 22, 2019 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

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