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South Vietnam Family Adventure - 9 Days

Stay with a family in the Mekong Delta, tour Ho Chi Minh City by local trucks, explore canyons in Dalat and enjoy fun in the sun in Nha Trang: this Vietnam family tour has something for everyone.

Far from the normal family vacation, we give you the chance to interact with the locals, discover the outdoors and learn about different cultures as you travel through the south of Vietnam with your enthusiastic guide.

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon and evening are free at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)

Ho Chi Minh City has some great activities available for a family holiday- sure to keep both kids and parents entertained.

Start with a 1.5 hour drive to Cu Chi for exploration of the tunnels (as an optional extra the return journey can be taken by speedboat along the Saigon River). The famous Cu Chi Tunnels consist of an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. You’ll have a chance to crawl through the tunnels, learn about how the soldiers and their families lived and venture through the jungle with your guide.

After visiting the tunnels drop into the Wildlife at Risk centre where rescued wild animals are rehabilitated. You’ll be taken on a guided tour through the centre where educational displays and information about the country's biodiversity can be seen as well as some of the animals themselves (though no contact with the animals will be made). Enjoy lunch in the Cu Chi area before driving back to the city.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon for a special tour of Cholon, the city’s Chinatown district. You’ll travel by xe lam, local trucks with long benches in the back perfect for zipping around the city. During the tour, discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. Here children can light some incense coils that can burn up to 10 days and make a wish at the same time.

At the end of the day watch a traditional music show in a private home – loved by children as participation is always welcome! Return to your hotel late this afternoon for a chance to relax.

This evening have dinner at a popular BBQ restaurant for a ‘grill your own meal’. The whole family will join in, preparing their own food in the lively atmosphere.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Overnight Cruise (B,L,D)

This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2.5-hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be.

The brilliant colors and bustling markets of the Mekong Delta will delight kids as well as adults.

Arrive in Cai Be at noon, then board the Bassac. A welcome drink will be given on arrival followed by an introduction to the ship and crew. Depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River and enjoy lunch on the upper deck while en route. Rest on the deck while the ship branches into the Cho Lach Canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, past fruit drying facilities and around wooden ship building yards.

Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thít, where you can appreciate the way of life here in the Delta. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.

Back on board the Bassac a complimentary drink will be served, so why not sit back and enjoy the sunset overlooking the Mekong’s magical waterways.

Dinner will be served whilst the Bassac cruises the Mang Thit River towards the Bassac’s anchorage for the night, downstream from the little market of Tra On.

Overnight aboard the Basaac Boat.

Distances and journey time:

HCMC to Cai Be (100km): 2 hours

Day 4 - Can Tho (B,L,D)

A delicious breakfast will be served from 0630 whilst the boat cruises the Tra On floating market, the boat will then depart towards Can Tho. Upon arrival check out of your cabin and transfer onto a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market the nearby arroyos and gardens.

Cruise through the floating market which bustles with wholesalers on big boats. Here, during the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The main items sold here are fruit and vegetables and every boat has a long upright pole at its bow from which samples of the goods for sale are hung. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors.

Return to land and have lunch in Can Tho.

This afternoon, spend time cycling around the quiet laneways and dirt paths of Can Tho. Biking is the perfect way to discover the countryside with your family. The roads are flat and the sites are amazing: cottage industries, small farms harvesting or planting rice, hidden temples and lots of friendly locals who will come out to greet you.

After the tour, you will check in at your hotel in Can Tho by the river to relax and enjoy dinner in a colonial style house.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 5 - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After your breakfast, it’s time resume the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. The journey takes 4-hours.

Upon reaching Ho Chi Minh City you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distances and journey time:

HCMC to Can Tho (180km): 4 hours

Day 6 - Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat (B,L)

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel for check in and a short rest.

Then you’ll be picked up and transfer to the hills of Dalat for a fun afternoon of canyoning. Under the watchful eye of an expert guide, you’ll navigate through a canyon and explore spectacular waterfalls. The activity is easy and safe for families and is an unforgettable day in the Dalat countryside. Lunch will be served at the base of a waterfall and there will be a chance to go down some natural waterslides if you want.

Return to the hotel late this afternoon. Dinner and the remainder of this evening are at your leisure.

Overnight in Dalat

Day 7 - Dalat - Nha Trang (B,L)

Today your family will have a unique opportunity to travel between Dalat and Nha Trang by bike and raft (note this tour is non private).

The journey starts with a short car/van transfer northeast of Dalat to the highlands of Bidoup Nui Ba national park. From here, you’ll hop on your bike for a downhill ride through beautiful scenery. The first section takes you through the hills, past pine forests and farms. A short uphill climb (kids will be assisted) takes you to the top of a pass before a long downhill descent of 28 kilometers takes you to the bottom of the pass and the Cai River.

Trade in your bike for rafts- inflatable 2-man kayaks. The gently flowing waters of the mountain tributaries take you downriver for about 30 minutes. Here, you’ll go ashore at a small farm for a barbeque lunch and rest.

Continue after lunch, encountering a few sets of small rapids as you pass through more beautiful scenery. Having covered around 10 kilometers in total, you’ll reach the take-out point mid-afternoon and transfer the final 40 minutes by car/van to your Nha Trang hotel.

The remainder of today and this evening are at your leisure.

Overnight in Nha Trang

Distances and journey time:

Dalat to Nha Trang (120km): 2.5 hours

Day 8 - Nha Trang (B)

Today is free at your leisure to enjoy the beaches of Nha Trang. Several optional (extra) excursions can be arranged such as boat trips, village excursions or cyclo rides.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 9 - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

This morning fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City to catch your connecting onward flight.

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