Family Holidays in Vietnam
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace
    • See Ninh Binh – one of the 23 best places to travel around the world in 2023
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999
    • Phu Quoc – Pearl Island

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Enjoy scenic, local market, rice terrace and colorful hill tribes area
    • Immerse yourself in local hot spring

  • Immersion in the daily life of mountain ethnic groups and Hiking/Trekking:

    • Hiking through picturesque places, terraced fields, streams, waterfalls and local villages
    • Experience the daily activities of mountain ethnic people
    • Harvesting tropical fruits in Mekong Delta River

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”
    • See local life in Mekong Delta – the “rice bowl” of Vietnam

Itinerary

Day 01: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: No

Welcome to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam and start your tour with us! Meet your driver then transfer to Hanoi center, check in to your hotel at 2:00 pm before exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14:00

Family vacation in Vietnam. International terminate in Hanoi

Family vacation in Vietnam. Noi Bai airport in Hanoi

Family vacation in Vietnam. Exploring beautiful city

Day 02: HANOI – LOCAL SMALL HOT SPRING – HUA TAT (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 170km, ~ 4-hours drive (depending on traffic)

After breakfast, our driver and local guide will pick you up at the hotel to transfer to Hua Tat. On the way, stop at a waterfall hiding in the mountain, a source of water for the paddy fields and people's daily life.

Then transfer to a nearby local hot spring in a community tourist village. The hot spring runs from the mountain with an average temperature of 35°- 40° Celsius. It is embanked to create a pool for people to have a hot bath. Immerse yourself and relax in the warm and fresh water, it is really good for your health.

Afterward, transfer to Hua Tat overnight.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Hot spring in Moc Chau

Family vacation in Vietnam. Hot spring in Moc Chau 2

Family vacation in Vietnam. Hot spring in Moc Chau 3

Day 03: HUA TAT – HIKING VILLAGE – GLASS BRIDGE – MAI CHAU (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 110km, ~ 3-hours drive (depending on traffic)

Hiking: ~ 2-3 hours

After breakfast, hiking through pine forest and H’mong village to enjoy the refreshing and cool air of the highland’s plateau. Following the trail to the top of the hill, you’ll see many different kinds of plantations and animals like goats and buffalo. Towards the end of the trail, you will pass by the villagers’ houses and get a chance to interact with the friendly Hmong villagers.

After hiking, relax with a healthy herbal foot bath at the resort.

Option: If time permits, try making paper at a local H’mong Paper Workshop. Paper making is also a handicraft that has been passed down generation after generation in Hua Tat. The papers here are made for domestic and cultural purposes which you can’t find anywhere else.

At noon, drive to Moc Chau to visit Bach Long Glass Bridge - the world’s longest glass bridge by Guinness World Records and join amusement park here. Bach Long Bridge offers impressive panoramic views of spectacular mountain landscape.

Then transfer to Mai Chau for overnight.

Family vacation in Vietnam.

Family vacation in Vietnam.. Bach long bridge 2

Family vacation in Vietnam. Bach Long bridge 3

Day 04: CYCLING – PU LUONG – HIKING THAI VILLAGE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Hiking/Cycling: ~ 2-3 hours

Enjoy breakfast as you awaken to the tranquil splendor of the mountain. After that, you will start cycling through local villages, see terraces rice fields, mountains and jungle. After checking out the hotel at noon, transfer to Pu Luong across a mountain pass with amazing vistas of the entire valley.

In the afternoon, hike the trails through the valleys along the mountain range of Pu Luong nature reserve. You will walk through picturesque places such as terraced fields, streams, waterfalls, local villages of Thai and Muong ethnic people. The harmony that people have with nature is rare. The great thing here is that tourism has not affected life, which makes everything very real.

Overnight in Pu Luong.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Pu Luong nature view

Family vacation in Vietnam. Pu Luong village

Family vacation in Vietnam. Pu Luong sightseeing

Day 05: PU LUONG – LOCAL WATERFALL – BAMBOO RAFTING – WATER WHEELS – NINH BINH (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 120km, ~ 3-hours drive (depending on traffic)

Have a chance to see scenic drive mountain pass with amazing vistas of the entire valley and paddy fields to a local waterfall in a community tourist village. The road to waterfall will go through a local market (that hosts a fair on Tuesday and Sundays). Go through the market and continue up to our destination. The waterfall offers a lot of different spots to enjoy a swim in natural pools and waterfalls. You can choose to go up the stream by foot, a wonderful and refreshing experience.

In the afternoon, experience bamboo rafting on a local river. You travel like a local fisherman down a river and see local agriculture life on both sides and pass a few bamboo water wheels from up close. See first-hand how water is transported from the river using hand-made bamboo aqueducts.

Then transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Visiting some stream in Pu Luong

Family vacation in Vietnam. The water wheels in Pu Luong

Family vacation in Vietnam. Pu Luong green views

Day 06: MUA CAVE – TAM COC CYCLING – BICH DONG PAGODA (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Cycling: ~ 2 hours

In the morning, depart to visit Mua Cave (Hang Mua), you’ll climb up 500 stone step to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Then cycling around Tam Coc through beautiful rice fields, small rivers, towering limestone cliffs and buffalo’s and goats walking freely over the roads. Visit Bich Dong pagoda and Thai Vi temple not far from Tam Coc.

Bich Dong pagoda exists out of a gate with a bridge and three small pagodas. The entrance to the Bich Dong pagoda in Tam Coc is the highlight for many people visiting this place. The complete area of the pagoda is stunning and tranquil, surrounded by mountains and lakes full of lilies.

Located in the stunning scenery of limestone mountains interleaved with rice fields, lakes, and swamp, Thai Vi Temple has made a fantastic impression on every tourist with its own ancient beauty of architecture and peaceful serene surroundings.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Option: Visit Phat Diem Stone Cathedral - a complex comprising of a lake, a cathedral, a stone church, Phuong Dinh (bell house) and three artificial grottoes. It is one of the most famous and beautiful churches in Vietnam with special architecture: an elegant combination between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Mua caveFamily vacation in Vietnam. Cycling around Tam Coc

Family vacation in Vietnam. Tam Coc Bich Dong

Day 07: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: ~ 200km, ~ 3 hours drive (depending on traffic)

After early breakfast, bidding farewell Ninh Binh to drive to the coastal port of Halong.

The journey takes around four hours with a break to stretch your legs. Upon arrival in Tuan Chau Marina, embark your boat and start cruising. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of almost 2,000 islands and jungle-clad limestone pillars.

After arriving at noon, you will board a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay with an excellent menu of fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner are served on boat.

Overnight on board.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Cruising in Halong Bay

Family vacation in Vietnam. Halong Bay magnificent views

Family vacation in Vietnam. Kayak activity in Halong Bay

Day 08: HALONG – HANOI – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOI AN (B/Br/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best. After tea/coffee and pastries have been served, the boat will continue to cruise quietly through the spectacular limestone formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy this more isolated part of the bay’s spectacular and unique islands. You will return to Halong harbor after a very hearty brunch on board (at 12pm).

Head to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang – a city in Central Vietnam. Arrive in Da Nang airport, meet our driver and guide then head to Hoian Ancient Town, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will discover the Hoi An Ancient Town including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Spend your night in the nostalgic city.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Optional in the evening: Join a lantern-making class then take a boat to drop lanterns on the river to wish good things.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Danang airport

Family vacation in Vietnam. Chinese Temple

Family vacation in Vietnam. Japanese bridge

Day 09: TRA QUE VILLAGE – COOKING CLASS – COCONUT VILLAGE (B/L/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a morning bike ride through the rural scenery of Hoi An to a small vegetable planting village located on the banks of Tra Que Village. Tra Que Village has been infamous for its special aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Join local people in their daily works of planting and watering produce. Here, you can take a cooking class to learn how to cook some local specialties in a tranquil setting. There is nothing better than enjoying your creations for lunch.

Head to the Bay Mau 7 hectares water coconut forest at Cam Thanh Village. Hearing about the past war story before exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hearing of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides. Enjoy Thung Chai basket boat demonstration by our crews.

Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in basket boat racing for fun and learn how to make origami creations from reeds of palm leaves such as grasshoppers, birds, rings, sunglass, bracelets, etc.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Note: Tra Que cooking class is optional

Family vacation in Vietnam. Tra Que village

Family vacation in Vietnam. Tra Que village 2

Family vacation in Vietnam. Tra Que village 3

Day 10: HOI AN – BA NA HILLS – FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Hoi An to visit Bana Hill. We take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station, visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda.

In the late afternoon, transfer to the airport to take flight to Saigon. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - the city used to be considered “the Pearl of the Far East” and start your tour with us! The dynamic Ho Chi Minh City is still called Saigon by the locals. Meet our driver and local guide then transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Ba Na Hill

Family vacation in Vietnam. Linh Ung pagoda

Family vacation in Vietnam. Buddha statue in Linh Ung pagoda

Day 11: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 250km, ~ 5 hours drive (depend on traffic)

Have breakfast at the hotel. The way from Cai Be towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River takes 2.5-hour to drive. Cai Be is a district located in the West of Tien Giang province, it is famous for floating market – a signature of Southeast culture. Travelers will have experience on the Mekong river, visit the floating market on boat, try food on boat, observe resident life, and feel their life live.

Back to Saigon for overnight.

Optional in the evening: Explore Saigon night and food tour by Vespa

Overnight in Saigon.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Cai Be views

Family vacation in Vietnam. Cai Be floating market

Family vacation in Vietnam. Cai Be

Day 12: SAIGON - FLIGHT PHU QUOC BEACH (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Morning transfer to the airport for your short flight to Phu Quoc Island. Located in the Gulf of Thailand just off the coast of Cambodia & Vietnam, the heart-shaped island of Phu Quoc is rapidly becoming one of Vietnam's premier tour destina tions as visitors discover the charms of its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Phu Quoc arrival, the rest of day is at leisure.

Family vacation in Vietnam. Phu Quoc island

Family vacation in Vietnam. Night market in Phu Quoc

Family vacation in Vietnam. Chilling in Phu Quoc island

Day 13 -14: PHU QUOC BEACH (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

These two days are free at your own leisure. Explore its rugged jungle, squeaking white sands and sparkling cobalt waters. Aslo Phu Quoc offers varied options for fishing & diving lovers as sunset fishing, night squid fishing and camping tour Or just have a relaxing & lazy day on beauti ful beach of Phu Quoc Island.

Overnight in Phu Quoc

Family vacation in Vietnam. Phu Quoc island

Family vacation in Vietnam. Relaxing in Phu Quoc island

Day 15: PHU QUOC - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

The morning is at leisure before checking out and transferring to the airport for your onward flight or flight home. 

Family vacation in Vietnam. Relaxing in Phu Quoc island

Family vacation in Vietnam. Beautiful view in Phu QuocFamily vacation in Vietnam. Phu Quoc international terminal

Price

Calendar of Departures:
Departure Date Price
Daily From$1,274.88 CUSTOMIZE TOUR
Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes

Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights), Ecolodge (3 nights), Cruise (1 night)

Transportation

Car, Cruise

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner, 1 Brunch

Activities & Others

  • English-speaking guide as mentioned
  • Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day, 350ml - 500ml/bottle)
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Package 2D1N Halong Bay overnight cruise
  • Boat trip, cycling, hiking, bamboo rafting, local activities, etc
  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
  • Others are not mentioned in the Inclusions
Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal.

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).

The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

 

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

 

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

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