Duration
8 Days
For Kids
Over 12 Years Old
Travel
Multiple Departures in 2019
Destination
Vietnam

Perfect for travelling with teenagers, Vietnam offers a great combination of adventure and excitement for all the family. Explore the backstreets of Hanoi by cyclo, sail through spectacular Halong Bay, experience rural life in Tra Que and enjoy some R&R in Hoi An before visiting the bustling city of Saigon.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Halong Bay  a UNESCO Listed region with thousands of beautiful limestone peaks and islets
  • Airport Transfers and All relevant transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Fully escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
Economy class flight: Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
6 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 and cooking demonstration
Halong Bay Junk boat cruise – opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
Guided sightseeing – Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 9
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide

TRAVEL DATES

2018

  • Dec: 29

2019

  • Jan: 05
  • Feb: 09
  • Mar: 09
  • Apr: 06, 13, 27
  • May: 18
  • Jun: 29
  • Jul: 13
  • Aug: 03, 17
  • Sep: 21, 28
  • Oct: 26
  • Nov 23
  • Dec: 28

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Halong Bay
  • Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue
  • Day 4: Hue
  • Day 5: Hue – Road of the Ocean Clouds – Hoi An
  • Day 6: Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

For full itinerary information  CLICK HERE 


HOTELS

  • Hoi An: Sunway Hotel or The Ann Hotel
  • Halong Bay: Bhaya Classic Junk Boat or Syrena Junk Boat
  • Hue: Mondial Hotel or ÊMM Hotel
  • Hoi An: Thanh Binh Riverside hotel or Vinh Hung Riverside Resort
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Muong Thanh Centre or Northern Hotel

WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: Multiple Departure in 2018 & 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees   
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Family Travel  Booking Guarantee applies. The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Entrance Fees: USD$30-40, paid in USD, Tip for your tour guide. 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$30-40, paid in USD

 


VISA INFORMATION

Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 
A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is this holiday great for kids?

Touring: Escape the typical family holiday and trade it in for an adventure. Each tour has been carefully planned with the family in mind with interesting excursions, comfortable transportation and hotels chosen specifically for their family-friendly facilities. family adventure holidays and tours include a range of cultural and active experiences to tantalise young travellers. 

Destination: Find streets bustling with people, picturesque landscapes, and the aromas of world-famous street food combining to offer something for every visitor to Vietnam. Teens will love the spectacular landscapes, interesting cultures and fab food, but to really get the most out of Vietnam teens must see jaw-dropping Halong Bay. Ho Chi Minh City is another highlight as it provides amazing education and history, as teens explore amazing sights such as the Củ Chi tunnels. This makes for a great history lesson on guerilla warfare, one the kids are sure to remember. If a relaxing stay is more what you have in mind, spend your days strolling the streets of Hue or Hoi An. These fabulous cities make for great exploring with fabulous architecture or head to the beach for a day of relaxation.  With warm and welcoming people, amazing food and a fascinating history Vietnam has something for everyone. 


Why is this tour best for families?

The 8 Day Vietnam for teens tour is great for families. This gives teens a chance to socialise with others their own age and make new friends, while also spending lots of holiday time with the entire family. Parents can relax as the tour guide takes the wheel and handles all the complicated organisational parts of your family holiday. Meaning you can focus on exploring the sights and teach the kids about the different lives and cultures through travel.  Group touring makes for a smooth and hassle-free journey as you take kids to see the UNESCO heritage listed town of Hoi An, cycle to Tra Que village and explore Halong Bay by Junk boat cruise. 

Have more than 2 Children? At Family Travel we accommodate all families – Call us on 1300 404 100 for a personalised quote. 

1

Hanoi

Saturday. Welcome to Hanoi and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you and your family to explore the city, with its picturesque tree-lined avenues, scenic lakes, ancient pagodas and bustling old town, all which are easily accessible by foot.


2

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Take a moment to picture in your mind some two thousand rugged karst islands dappled with lush vegetation seeming to float on top of pristine emerald coloured waters and you have the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. This morning a scenic drive will take us to this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will enjoy a junk boat cruise.

Based on traditional designs, these wonderful vessels combine oriental style with modern luxury. Soak up the panoramic views from the sundeck as the boat gently plies its course, then this afternoon we will visit the spectacular Tien Ong Cave which was recently opened to the public in 2010, with its stunning stalagmites and stalactites.

Later this evening back on board, watch a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before settling down for a sumptuous seafood dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


3

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Early birds can start the day with a relaxing Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage – the perfect way to start the day. Before heading back to port we’ll explore by kayak the Floating Village of Cua Van, which is home to generations of fishing families. Here we’ll see the traditional and colourful floating wooden houses and the locals going about their daily lives.

On our arrival back into Hanoi mid-afternoon we’ll explore the maze of streets known as the ‘36 streets of the old quarter’, named after the numerous guilds that once set up shop on a particular street from silk tailors to silversmiths. Travelling by cyclo (rickshaw), the quintessential mode of transport in Hanoi, we’ll see traditional narrow-front tube houses with the chance to sample some of the local delicacies sold on street stalls from ripe fruits to steaming noodle dishes.

Later this evening there’s a chance to freshen up before boarding the train (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) on the ‘Reunification Express’ railway line to Hue. An option to fly from Hanoi to Hue is also available.

Meals: Breakfast


4

Hue

Upon arrival in Hue we will set out on a guided sightseeing tour of this fascinating imperial city. Once the capital of the Nguyen emperors, the last ruling family of Vietnam, UNESCO-listed Hue is full of palaces, pagodas and temples. Two of the main highlights here are the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city, and the Citadel. Within the walls of the latter is the Imperial Purple Palace – an exact replica of the famed Forbidden City in Beijing, with impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin.

Outside of the city we will visit the Royal Tombs of the erstwhile Nguyen kings, including the extravagant mausoleums of the two emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. In the evening there will be the chance to opt for a peaceful long boat cruise along the Perfume River as the sun sets and the river banks become illuminated by the dark of nightfall.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


5

Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An

Today we will travel on to the laidback riverside town of Hoi An, travelling through the picturesque Hai Van Pass – nicknamed the Road of the Ocean Clouds, with beaches on one side and verdant hills on the other. We will break up our journey with a stop at China Beach, an expansive sandy beach made famous by the film ‘Apocalypse Now’. Here there will be the chance to opt for a swim in its warm waters before continuing our journey south along the coast.

Radiating age-old charm with grand colonial architecture, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most delightful destinations. The Old Town, recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an immaculately preserved example of an Asian trading port with covered bridges, pagodas, temples and merchant houses. The town’s beguiling riverside setting adds to the overall picturesque appeal of Hoi An with women in conical hats rowing their wooden vessels downstream and the glow of red lanterns in the evenings reflected on the water’s iridescent surface. A short walking tour will take us to a bygone era, with a visit to the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, a 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast


6

Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An

Today we will travel on to the laidback riverside town of Hoi An, travelling through the picturesque Hai Van Pass – nicknamed the Road of the Ocean Clouds, with beaches on one side and verdant hills on the other. We will break up our journey with a stop at China Beach, an expansive sandy beach made famous by the film ‘Apocalypse Now’. Here there will be the chance to opt for a swim in its warm waters before continuing our journey south along the coast. 

Radiating age-old charm with grand colonial architecture, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most delightful destinations. The Old Town, recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an immaculately preserved example of an Asian trading port with covered bridges, pagodas, temples and merchant houses. The town’s beguiling riverside setting adds to the overall picturesque appeal of Hoi An with women in conical hats rowing their wooden vessels downstream and the glow of red lanterns in the evenings reflected on the water’s iridescent surface. A short walking tour will take us to a bygone era, with a visit to the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, a 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


7

Hoi An

For a taste of provincial life, today we will take a bicycle ride out of Hoi An to Tra Que village, famed for its traditional farming practises and rural atmosphere. Here enjoy a hands-on day for all the family, tending to the fields and gardens, before taking a lesson in preparation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Later enjoy your culinary masterpiece while soaking up the clean air and country views.

Meals: Breakfast


8

Ho Chi Minh City

Hoi An – Saigon. An early morning flight will take us to Saigon today. Once called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, old and new collide in this modern city as gleaming sky scrapers, glamorous restaurants and designer shops stand side-by-side with colonial era landmarks and post-war remnants. Here we will enjoy a walking tour of the city taking in some of Saigon’s most famous landmarks, including the impressive red-brick Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the central Post Office and the sobering War Remnants Museum. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure – Saigon has plenty of fun to offer all ages!

Meals: Breakfast

9

Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday. This morning is free for you to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing before your departure transfer to the airport in the afternoon. Why not opt for a relaxing foot massage, bargain for goods at Ben Thanh Market or visit the grand Independence Palace. 

Alternatively, those with a bit more time to spare can extend their stay and opt to join us on a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, where there will be the chance to explore a vast network of underground tunnels and hideouts that were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn about booby traps, climb through trap doors, or even test your skills with an AK 47 at the firing range! 

Meals: Breakfast

 

FLIGHT
 
Looking for flights to start your holiday? Family Travel can organise flights to any destination. You can fly to Vietnam from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on Qantas and Jetstar. Vietnam Airways also fly from Sydney and Melbourne. If you are departing from Adelaide you can fly with Jetstar or Malaysian Airways. Scoot and Thai Airways depart from Perth.   

TRANSFER

  • All domestic transfers are included

WEATHER
 
Vietnam has two main seasons; dry season from November to April, and a rainy season from May to October. The dry season also divides into cool and hot seasons. The cool season, which is normally from November to February, is the best time to travel.

VISA 

Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and for a 10% discount.

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


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