FROM: USD $1,145

Vietnam Express for Teenagers - 8 days

FAMILY TOUR TO VIETNAM (for children aged 12 years and above): Take your teens on a Southeast Asian adventure and discover the wonders of Vietnam. Enjoy a cyclo ride in Hanoi and cruise around Halong Bay, explore Hue's Imperial Palace, test your farming skills in Tra Que and relax by the pool in Hoi An, all in 8 fun filled days.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Hanoi – ride on a rickshaw through the streets of the city and explore highlights including Ly Thai To Park and the 36 Streets
Hoi An – discover the iconic Japanese Bridge and the Chua Ong Pagoda on our guided tour of the beautiful coastal city
Hue – tour this imperial city to see the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda and the Purple Palace, heavily bombed during the Vietnam War
Halong Bay – spend the night aboard a comfortable Junk Boat and explore the beauty of the bay, including Tien Ong Cave
Tra Que farming experience – tend to the fields, enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside and enjoy a Vietnamese cooking lesson
Hai Van Pass – enjoy breath taking scenery as we travel to Hoi An and stop for a swim at My Khe Beach

Included

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 8
Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide
5 nights 4 star and special class hotels, 1 night deluxe junk boat and 1 overnight sleeper train (Junk boat: private cabin, Sleeper train: basic, 4 berth cabin)
Bicycle ride to Tra Que village, farm experience and cooking demonstration
Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$30-40pp, paid in USD or VND
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$30-40pp, paid in USD or VND

Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi

Saturday. Welcome to Hanoi! On arrival at the airport your family will be transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring as you please - perhaps go for a stroll around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and cross the red bridge to Jade Island. The lake comes alive at weekends when the surrounding roads close and the streets are filled with entertainment and food stalls.
Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2

Junk Boat cruising in Halong Bay

Hanoi - Halong Bay. Today we drive to the picturesque UNESCO-listed Halong Bay. Board a traditional Vietnamese Junk Boat, equipped with comfortable modern luxuries. The bay is dotted with more than 2,000 rugged limestone islets and you’ll marvel at the spectacular surroundings as we sail. We stop to explore the stalactites and stalagmites inside the fascinating Tien Ong Cave, before returning to our boat. This evening there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and a seafood feast, before we settle down to sleep onboard.
Overnight: Halong Bay  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Rickshaw tour of Hanoi

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue. Enjoy an optional Tai Chi class on deck or a traditional massage this morning. We then take to kayaks and visit the floating village of Cua Van. Generations of fishing families have lived here in colourful wooden houses and many villagers barely venture on land.

Later, return to Hanoi and explore Vietnam’s capital on rickshaws. We ride through the maze of streets and see highlights of the city including the Opera House and Ly Thai To Park. The park is dedicated to Emperor Ly Thai To, who founded what would become Hanoi in the year 1010. We’ll then walk through the famous “36 Streets” of the Old Quarter, before boarding the overnight ‘Reunification Express’ train to Hue this evening. Alternatively, the option to fly to Hue is available.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Imperial Hue

On arrival in UNESCO-listed Hue we’ll enjoy a guided tour of this imperial city. See the iconic 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city. Visit the Imperial Purple Palace in the old walled Citadel, which was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War. We also explore the Royal Tombs of Emperor’s Tu Duc and Khai Dinh - both tombs were constructed whilst their respective Emperors still ruled. This evening there is an optional long boat cruise along the Perfume River. Relax and take in your peaceful surroundings as the sun sets around you.
Overnight: Hue  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hai Van Pass to Hoi An

Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An. Today we travel to Hoi An, reached by driving along the beautiful Hai Van Pass coast road - nicknamed the Road of the Ocean Clouds. Stop at My Khe Beach, which famously starred in the movie “Apocalypse Now”. Enjoy a swim here before we continue to Hoi An for a guided tour of the city’s highlights. Explore the picturesque Old Town, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the Chinese Assembly Hall. We also visit the iconic 400-year-old Japanese Bridge.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Tra Que village farming experience

Today we take a bicycle ride into the countryside and visit Tra Que village. Enjoy a hands-on day for all the family as we tend to the fields and learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy your delicious creations in the pretty rural surroundings before we return to Hoi An.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Free time in Hoi An

Today is free to explore Hoi An at leisure. Head to the beach and relax or enjoy some shopping in the bustling city. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the holy Cham site of My Son. The main temple was destroyed during the Vietnam War but much of the site remains intact and is still very impressive. There is also the option to see the site of the infamous My Lai Massacre and the memorial to the innocent victims.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Hoi An

Saturday. Our Vietnamese adventure comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Sunway Hotel, Hanoi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This ambient, boutique hotel combines traditional appeal with modern pleasures. Rooms are furnished in a contemporary fashion with an array of amenities for added comfort. Its restaurant provides a great variety of Vietnamese cuisine and you are welcome to enjoy cocktails and live music in the Jazz Bar or relax in the hotel's health spa.

Bhaya Classic I Junk Boat, Halong Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Junk

This premier cruise boat offers 18 well appointed cabins with en suite amenities. Cabins are contemporary in design, whilst the finer touches have a distinct oriental influence. All cabins feature large windows creating a bright and airy atmosphere as well as scenic views. Facilities and services onboard include a dining room and bar, a sunbathing area on-deck, masseur and small library.

Syrena Junk Boat, Halong Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Junk

A tradition hand crafted boat, the Syrena Junk Boat offers superb en suite air conditioned cabins with comfortable interiors and balconies. The on board Lotus Restaurant serves up a delicious array of Vietnamese and International cuisine. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. Swimming, kayaking and tai chi are all offered on board and movie nights are also very popular.

Mondial Hotel, Hue

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a 5 minute walk from the Ho Chi Minh museum, the Mondial Hotel is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms benefit from spacious interiors, comfortable beds and lots of mod-cons. There is complimentary Wi-Fi for guests, an outdoor pool and onsite spa - perfect for a re laxing massage. As well as the delicious Huong Xuan Restaurant there is also the Lobby Lounge - great for cocktails before dinner!

ÊMM Hotel, Hue

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated in the heart of the former imperial capital, ÊMM Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Hue’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights. Completely renovated in 2016, the guestrooms are generously-sized and complete with modern amenities. The imperial jade and royal purple colour scheme was inspired by ancient Hue itself and guests can take advantage of the mini-gym, pool-side bar and a spacious reading area. Enjoy delicious Vietnamese and international cuisine in the contemporary restaurant after a day of exploring.

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort offers luxury and gracious hospitality in a traditional Vietnamese environment right on the banks of the Thu Bon river with top notch facilities.

Thanh Binh Riverside hotel , Hoi An

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Boasting a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, the Thanh Binh Riverside offers excellent accommodation in a great loacation. Guest rooms benefit from garden or river views and all come full air-conditioned, with stunning hardwood floors and all mod-cons. The onsite restaurant offers a great selection of Vietnamese and International dishes and the town centre is just a mere 200m walk away. Why not grab a cocktail and relax by the pool in the afternoon - a great way to refresh yourself from the Vietnam heat.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Hanoi
Ends
Hoi An
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 1
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