Vietnam Holiday from Australia

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Price from :  $1139

Style : Family Holidays
Duration : 14 days/13 nights
Tour Route : Hanoi-Sapa-Halong Bay-Hue-Hoi An-Saigon-Mekong

The Vietnam Holiday from Australia is a very relaxing trip we have specially designed for the Australian family with kids. We will start from Hanoi city with all of its highlights including the Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Then we will explore many highlights of Vietnam including: Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian Ancient Town, Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong delta. The tour will be running in a slow pace allowing your family to have more time for children to learn and experience great highlights. We do not organize too much in the itinerary, so you will find the balance for activities for parent and kids to make the whole family enjoy wonderful time. Apart from visiting the historical places we also put some programs for children such as visiting zoo, water parks, amusement park, etc. This trip creates a great chance for children as well as parent to experience the culture, wonder, food, lifestyle, friendly ethnic minorities of fascinating Vietnam, and all will find adventure, comfort, interest, relaxation and fun.

 

Highlights:

-       Fun with and enjoy interesting outdoor activities in water parks and amusement parks.

-       Enjoying famous historical places in the all over the country.

-       Seeing the real, living Vietnam and getting close to nature.

-       Having a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water in Ha Long Bay, Hoi An

-       Cruising on the romantic Perfume River to visit best-known religious sites in Hue.

-       Visiting colorful floating markets, rural villages, cottage industries, orchards loaded with exotic fruits in Mekong delta

-       Having clothes, shoes and hats measured in Hoi An

-       Getting excited at Saigon Zoo to see vegetation and animals.

Day 1 (Wed, 09 July): Hanoi Arrival

Your flight lands at Noi Bai International Airport from one of the connecting hubs of Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand. Our private car and tour guide will come and pick you up, transfer to the hotel right in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. We will greet you and brief you of the detailed itinerary before you are free to explore the Old Quarter and start the Vietnam Holiday from Australia. Overnight in Hanoi Tirant Hotel.

 

Day 2 (Thu, 10 July): Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Let your kids explore Vietnam cultural values beginning from Hanoi city. For early risers an early morning visit will be to the Sword Lake. The lake is a hive of activity from 5am as the locals take exercise around the lake, playing badminton, jogging, or practicing Tai Chi. After breakfast, you’ll head back to the centre to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum- stern and bizarre attraction, Museum and Stilt House. Keep going to the One Pillar Pagoda - one of Vietnam's most iconic temples. After lunch, your family will drive to the Museum of Ethnology - a great place to learn about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic-minority peoples. In the afternoon, you and your kids will be very interested in some of Hanoi’s famous ‘street food’ made and served by Vietnamese women in traditional dresses. Spend some hours in the late afternoon by the pool of your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi Tirant Hotel.

 

Day 3 (Fri, 11 July): Hanoi – Train to Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Temple of Literature, an ancient university with row upon row of massive stone turtles inscribed with the names of graduates,  will be the first point. It is the place Hanoi often organizes celebrations to welcome most talented students who pass university entrance exams. Kids will love taking photos of stone turtles. We have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit West Lake theme Park where your kids enjoy unlimited access to all interesting outdoor activities. In the evening, we take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on Victoria Train.

 

Day 4 (Sat, 12 July): Sapa Trekking Tour (Lunch)

Sapa - the Queen of the Mountains with a breathtaking valley, lofty mountains, is the gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and beautiful landscapes. Kids will love the chance to see the real, living Vietnam and get closed to nature. After breakfast, we will drive to one of the most beautiful villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where the Black H'mong and the Dzay people live. Here, your family will enjoy fresh and cool air, fascinating landscape of the imposing mountain ranges. You will discover world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic minorities. Get back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa Victoria Resort.

 

Day 5 (Sun, 13 July): Sapa Ethnic Market Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always a spotlight for any Sapa tour and are the colorful meeting places for hill tribes to sell their products or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, or seeking for lover. In the morning, we will drive to visit one of the weekly markets: Can Cau Market on Saturdays, Bac Ha Market on Sundays. Kids will be not only excited about seeing the colorful traditional customs of ethnic minority groups but also interested in buying some souvenirs for their friends and loved ones. In the late afternoon, we will come back to Lao Cai town to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on Victoria train.

 

Day 6 (Mon, 14 July): Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After picking you up from the train station, we will have a quick shower and breakfast before a shared shuttle bus drives you to Halong Bay - Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any tour of Viet Nam. At noon, we will get onboard a traditional wooden boat, drink and feel the cool and comfortable atmosphere on board while cruising through limestone formations. After a relaxing break, enjoy an excellent seafood lunch. Then we will visit the wonderful Ha Long bay’s famous grottoes and caves. An opportunity for kids to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of the East Sea before lying on the sundeck and view a Halong sunset. Dinner is serviced on board with delicious fresh seafood. Overnight on Calypso boat.

 

Day 7 (Tue, 15 July): Halong Bay - Hanoi & Flight to Hue (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Halong Bay is known as a majestic and mysterious natural wonder. Imagine that around 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin creating a breathtaking beauty. It is a pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures given by the nature. It is absolutely wonderful when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, do some Ta Chi exercises on the sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruises to explore more and more about Halong Bay. All leaves your family with a full sweet memory. Your kids will love taking beautiful photographs and play in the fresh water. Come back to Halong city at around 13PM for the transfer back to Hanoi airport before flying to Hue with Vietnam airlines departing at 20.30PM. Overnight in Camellia Hue hotel.

 

Day 8 (Wed, 16 July): Hue City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Traveling to Hue city is like going back in time. Known as an ancient capital city of many original historical vestiges with more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflecting the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign, Hue city has become major tourist attractions for visitors from all over the world. Between 8.30-9.00AM, our tour starts in Imperial Citadel where the kids can dress up as the Emperor and Empress with new and enjoyable feelings. After that, we will sit on the board cruising on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious sites such as Thien Mu Pagoda and the elaborate and enchanting mausoleum of emperors Khai Dinh – the famous Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. Overnight in Camellia Hue hotel.

 

Day 9 (Wed, 17 July): Hue – Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we will drive to Hoi An -  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle hasn’t changed much over the years. We will drive to pass through the village of Lang Co Beach before crossing over the famous Hai Van Pass to enter Da Nang where we will visit the Cham Museum - the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Then we will take the ocean exit highway to Hoi An. After checking in our hotel, we will have lunch and relax at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit famous attractions including Japanese Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, tailor shops and local pottery shops. Your family will then have long hours by the amazing Cua Dai Beach. Kids will love and play around this pristine beach and it is a charming experience. Walking through the white sand of the beach is awesome. The environment here is very peaceful and relaxing. Overnight in Hoi An Glory and Spa hotel.

 

Day 10 (Thu, 18 July) Hoi An Bicycle Tour (Breakfast)

A free morning is for your family to get lazy a bit in the hotel. Then in the afternoon, we will take a bicycle tour to rural villages across the Thu Bon River. Enjoy the fresh air and peacefulness of the countryside which grows different kinds of vegetables and fruits. We will explore the local life patterns in the villages which often provided supplies to merchants some centuries ago. Kids will love playing with water buffaloes, sleep in rural houses and work in paddy rice fields. Get back to the city to enjoy some shopping in this city, which is often referred to as the shopping haven. Get back to the hotel and stay by the pool, or go to the beach and get laid back. Overnight in Hoi An Glory and Spa hotel.

 

Day 11 (Fri, 19 July): Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

Morning is at your leisure. After lunch on your own, we will transfer your family to the airport for the flight with Vietnam airlines to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver, we will transfer to your hotel in the CBD. Nowhere does one feel the dynamic changes occurring in Vietnam more than in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. This city exists in most people's minds as an exciting, exotic part of the lure of Southeast Asia. Let spend the evening at your own schedule to discover Ho Chi Minh with its magnanimous history and a rich culture. Overnight in Saigon Eden hotel.

 

Day 12 (Sat, 20 July): Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Depart from our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South Vietnam. We will stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam. Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city. In the afternoon, your kids will be interested and excited at Saigon Zoo to see vegetation and animals. There are approximately 130 animal species which are living at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It is worth noting that most of the species is listed in the Redbook of Vietnam and the World. Some valuable and rare animals include Asian Tiger, Golden Cat, Yellow - checked Gibbon, Asian Elephant, etc. Overnight in Saigon Eden hotel.

 

Day 13 (Sun, 21 July): Mekong Delta day trip (breakfast, Lunch)

At approximately 8AM, we will leave Saigon for the town of Cai Be town (80 kms away) in the Mekong Delta to take a private river boat trip on our luxurious Cai Be Princess Cruise. This journey cruises through floating markets, rice fields, fruit plantations and so on along a densely connected network of rivers and canals. An absolutely amazing view of a totally flat, low-lying delta that seems to have no have no boundary will bring you an immense feeling of this region. Get laid back on a luxurious private boat that cruises through canals and rivers. Get back to the city in the late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon Eden Hotel.

 

Day 14 (Mon, 22 July): Ho Chi Minh Departure (Breakfast)

Today we are free at leisure for last minute shopping then check-out around noon and take the flight out of Vietnam.  Relax for some hours in connecting hub before taking the flight back to Australia.

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Indicative price: From 1139 USD/person. 

 

Tour price has included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast
Air-con transportation
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All domestic flights + any train tickets
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Excursion boats and cruise boats
Service Charge & Government Taxes

 

Note

Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. So enquire now to get an instant cost estimate! 

 

Factors Group size Hotel classes Meals Touring itinerary Time of travel
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General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

 

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Email: info@redcranetravel.com

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