Family Luxury Adventure Travel in Vietnam

Vietnam is on the move. Tourists are discovering this beautiful land of green rice paddy fields, perfect beaches, soaring mountains, bustling, exciting cities, and people so welcoming you’ll be thinking of your next Vietnam vacation soon after you arrive.

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Destination Highlights

Active Adventures

Take an overnight boat on the emerald waters of Halong Bay, dubbed the eighth natural wonder of the world. Kayak, swim and take in spectacular vistas all around you.

Spend some time in the capital, Hanoi. Wander the street markets of the Old Quarter, learn some history, taste the amazing food, and experience a city where old and new coexist.

Take a trip up the Mekong Delta. Drift along narrow canals, visit floating markets, go to idyllic Phu Quoc Island and witness every facet of Vietnamese life.


Vietnam has a long and multi layered cultural heritage, though many of its most famous monuments were very badly damaged during the Vietnam War. Still, one can see spectacular pagodas and temples throughout the country, as well as the very impressive mausoleums of the emperors near the city of Hue. Recent history is also fascinating, and one can visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels from the Vietnam War as well as many other evocative war related sights.


Vietnamese food is an absolute delight. Ranging from the famous beef pho soup, to curries, and many kinds of grilled meat dishes, Vietnamese food is one of the most delicious in South East Asia. Vietnamese coffee is also delicious, with condensed milk replacing regular milk.


Vietnam has been described as a country with 17 shades of green, and it is as spectacularly beautiful as it sounds. Halong Bay is world famous for its incredible island dotted bay, while the beaches of the center and south are wonderful, and if you love adventure, exploring the mountains and cave systems is a world class experience.

Extend Your Trip

Cambodia is an obvious add-on to any Vietnam trip. Angkor Wat is a sight equal to the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu, where you will feel like Indiana Jones exploring the jungle! Laos is another wonderful add-on, where the beautiful temple-filled riverside town of Luang Prabang is the star attraction!


  • Take a spectacular luxury train from the north to the south.
  • Spend two nights on a luxury “junk” exploring Halong Bay or the emerald green Mekong Delta.
  • Take a hands-on private cooking class in wonderful Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Hike from village to village in the Sapa or Mai Chau regions, or take a multiday bike ride through the paddy fields and villages of the North.
  • Complete your Vietnam adventure with a side trip to either Angkor Wat in Cambodia or Luang Prabang in Laos.

Vietnam Sample Itinerary

Day 1
On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met and given VIP service through Passport Control. Then you’ll have a private transfer to your hotel in the center of the Old Quarter where local life teems on your doorstep!

Day 2
Today is a full day in the city with one of our fabulous guides. This day will include some of the city’s most iconic sights (including the “Hanoi Hilton” where John McCain was imprisoned and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum), lunch at a VERY local restaurant (only 1 dish, grilled fish is served and you’ll most likely be the only tourists), navigating the wonderfully busy market filled streets of the Old Quarter, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake (the pulse of the city), tasting local coffee, ice cream, and a cyclo tour of different areas! And tonight we’ll go street food walking. A great day!

Days 3
Today you’ll go out to rural Hanoi to the Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of the most beautiful in North Vietnam. Then you will visit the ancient village of Duong Lam. You’ll go biking gently around the village ending up at the home of the village elder for lunch and walk around the village tasting tea and local rice candy.

Days 4-6
Spend two nights and 3 days on a 5-star boat on Halong Bay. You’ll kayak and swim off the boat and from beaches, visit a traditional fishing village, explore caves, have cooking demonstrations and enjoy one of the most spectacular regions in the world. All meals on board the boat are included. It’s one of the loveliest couple of days one can have! Once you disembark, you’ll return to Hanoi for overnight

Days 7-9
Today you’ll head out to the spectacular Mai Chau district. You’ll stay in a luxury lodge while you spend the next two days exploring this emerald green region. Hiking, biking, kayaking, cooking lessons and exploring local markets are just some of the incredible experiences available.

Day 10
Returning to Hanoi, you’ll either connect to your flight back home, or continue your trip to Cambodia or Laos.

Vietnam Travel Tips & FAQ's

What time of year is best for family travel to Vietnam?

Vietnam is great to visit all year round. Winters can be quite chilly in the North but it will still be warm in the south, and even in the rainy season between April and September, much of the central coast remains free of rain.

Is Vietnam a good place for a family vacation?

Amazing! People are so friendly and warm, the cities are fascinating, and the beaches are wonderful.  Food is a highlight!

What can a family do on vacation in Vietnam?

Sleep on a houseboat, crawl through Vietnam-war era tunnels, hike along rice terraces, go biking, snorkel off picture perfect beaches, learn to cook like a gourmet chef, and explore the Indiana Jones-like temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

What is the food like in Vietnam?

Vietnamese food is mouth wateringly good. Rice and noodles are the staples, and Pho is the famous soup which has made Vietnamese food so familiar all over the world.

What are travel accommodations like in Vietnam?

Accommodation ranges from midrange to ultra deluxe. You will find the major international chains as well as beautiful local boutique hotels. Almost all hotels have great swimming pools.

Is family travel to Vietnam expensive?

No. You generally get wonderful value for money at all budget levels.



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