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Family Fun in Vietnam Tour - 10 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-F10

Duration: 10 days

Destination: Hanoi / Pu Luong / Ninh Binh / Ha Long Bay / Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City

US$ 1,149 US$ 895 per person

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With great food, lush scenery and warm, friendly locals, your whole family will fall in love with Vietnam. There is so much to share and experience together within 10 days - the culture, flavors, and highlights of a Vietnamese adventure your family will always remember.

trip highlight

  • Hanoi City Tour and join in Vietnamese family to have dinner with authentic Vietnamese food
  • Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and meet the local people by hiking in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Cruising around the World Heritage Halong Bay for magnificent landscape
  • Get to know more about Hoi An – a city once was the international trading port  
  • Explore Mekong Delta and especially Ben Tre to observe the unique way of life of local people 

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Day 1: Arrival Hanoi

Meal provided: No Meal

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your Vietnam visa, and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.

Stay overnight in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Dinner with Local Family

Meal provided: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning, transfer to the center and visit West Lake, the largest lake of the capital, once named “Foggy Lake” of its misty condition. Its name was changed to “West Lake” in 1573 to avoid the given name of King Le The Tong. Stop at Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De, thus giving it an age of 1,400 years. Have ice cream at West Lake Ice Cream – Kem Ho Tay – right opposite the Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology, a valuable center for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Then continue to the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers, and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Pass by Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake (aka Hoan Kiem Lake) and St Joseph’s Cathedral, a 19th-century neo-Gothic church built with the Notre Dame of Paris in mind. The church is a gathering place for the large Roman Catholic community of Hanoi and is also popular with tourists. Constructed when the French first occupied the city, St. Joseph Cathedral is a striking example of colonial architecture in Hanoi.

Evening, have you ever had any chance to join in Vietnamese family to have dinner with authentic Vietnamese food? If you have not done it before, this is the must thing to do before you leave Vietnam. This is not only about the good food and good time but also where we share and learn from each other’s culture. Welcome to our home in Hanoi! We are a family of 4, parents and two teenagers who speak English well. We will join the meal with the group sharing all my family stories as well as the Vietnamese culture. We are sure to provide a unique experience while they visit our family.

Stay overnight in Hanoi

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Day 3: Hanoi - Pu Luong

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, start the journey from Hanoi to Pu Luong. Stop at Thung Khe Pass for a nice view, relax your legs, drink some tea, and even taste local corn.

You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.
You have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. A glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields and get to know more about the local culture. Walking back to the retreat for a nice dinner. 5 km easy walk – 2,5 hours

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Day 4: Pu Luong – Uoi – Lan Villages - Ninh Binh

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is a common and easy walk around the most beautiful valley of rice terraces in front of the Retreat. We start to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Then we will walk through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque Uoi village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still when you see the panorama view of the village from above.  

Continue walking downhill to a local home, where you can take a rest then take a cycle to go cycling around Lan village. If time permits, we will visit a local family where we can learn about their traditional brocade weaving (not guaranteed). Cycling through the rice paddies and another village to explore more the landscape surrounding. Ride back to the local home, where the car pick-up point. You will be transferred back to the Puluong retreat for lunch.

4km trek combine with 40-minute cycling

Leave Pu Luong for a ride to Ninh Binh ( around 4 hours driving).

Stay overnight in Ninh Binh

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Day 5: Ninh Binh - Tam Coc - Bich Dong – Ha Long

Meal provided: Breakfast

Enjoy an excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong River, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through Tam Coc – the three natural grottos (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.

Then visit Bich Dong pagoda – a cave pagoda – which was built in the 15th century. There are 3 main pagodas here called Chua Ha, Chua Trung, and Chua Thuong. We’ll start a walking tour across a stone bridge and start hiking up the mountains on the stone steps, passing through the dark cave and we’ll find ourselves on top of the mountains with a private view of the surroundings.
Get on the private van to head to Ha Long.

Stay overnight in Ha Long

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Day 6: Ha Long Bay Day Cruise - Fly to Danang - Hoi An

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will board our private junk and begin the cruise in the bay.

Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is one of the world’s outstanding natural wonders, resembling a geographic work of art with thousands of limestone islets soaring dramatically from the clear emerald waters. This densely concentrated zone of kart islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of a traditional junk, complete with bat-winged sails. Gliding through the gin-clear waters of the bay, absorb one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names: Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Chickens (the symbol of Halong Bay). Stopping for the two most beautiful caves named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and Dau Go (Wooden Stakes Cave). Climbing steep stairs to explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise through the fairyland-like landscape.

Then we head back to Ha Long Harbor. Our guide and driver will take you back to Hanoi Airport for your evening flight to Da Nang.

A local driver (no guide) will welcome you to Da Nang Airport and you will be privately transferred to Hoi An.

Stay overnight in Hoi An

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Day 7: Hoi An - Bike Tour to Cam Thanh Tra Que - Ancient Town

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

08h00-8h30: Meet you in the morning at the hotel. Begin cycling to Cam Thanh on the trails to the village. Stop to take some beautiful photos. Arrive at the village of fishermen Van lang-Cam Thanh.

08.30-9.30: Embark on a sampan bamboo basket: rowing competition, practice of fishing technique. Take a little rest in the house of a fisherman with the welcome green tea, a beautiful walk in the village to see the daily activities of fishermen.

9h30-10h30: Continue to the village Tra Que passing through the rice fields, fishponds…A quick stop at the local market – Ba The where local people exchange their self-consumption in the region.

10h30-11h30: Arrive home gardener (Mr Chinh). After a welcome drink, you are delighted to be a real gardener by wearing the clothes of the peasants with a conical hat on the head, a yoke on the shoulder, and a hoe in hand. You seem to be well-equipped as a soldier on the battlefield under the command of a chief gardener! Manual work in the field with skill, and patience (raking, fertilizing, cultivating, and watering soil) gives you different impressions. Back to Mr. Chinh’s home.

11h30-12h00: Relax with a foot massage with medicinal herbs planted in the family garden. It is an effective traditional therapy method that enforces your health.

12h00-14h00: Small practice of cooking the dishes: crispy pancake (meat, shrimp, beansprouts…), spring rolls of Hoi An, Tam Huu, grilled fish in banana leaf… Enjoy the dishes you made.

Coming to Ancient Town, spend the left of the afternoon for a walking tour around this enchanting port town of Hoi an, follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French, and European architecture and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the Tan Ky old house, the local market …

Stay overnight in Hoi An

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Day 8: Hoi An - Bana Hill – HCMC by flight

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Start our trip to Ba Na Hills, a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountain west of the city of Danang. The station, advertised as “the Dalat of Danang province” by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists. A trip by cable car will offer you a chance to admire the panorama of Ba Na Hills, spring stream, Danang City, and Danang coast from your cabin at the height of 1,487 meters above sea level.

During your time on the mountain, enjoy a visit to:

Fantasy Park
: the amusement park reserves countless funs and surprises, which of course involve well-tailored games to keep little kids occupied and delighted all day long.
• The Le Jardin with the relics of the French, such as the force of the French horse, nearly 100-year-old grapefruit trees, and traces of ancient villas. Especially Debay cellar, a wine cellar that was built by the French in 1923, and spent nearly a century, they still retain cellar wild, mysterious, is the work of the French single remaining fairly intact Ba Na.
• Linh Ung Pagoda, located on the peak of Ba Na Mountain at the height of 1.400 meters. You can also feel your interest in a lot of pretty villas, newly built hotels, and bungalows here. Each one has its own flower garden with many types of aristocratic flowers that Frenchmen left during the 50 past years.

Keep taking a nice walk to Golden Bridge. Winding its way around a 150-meter course lined with flowers, a golden bridge shimmers against the Ba Na Hills, supported by a pair of giant hands. The bridge sits 1,400 meters above sea level, an altitude that creates the illusion of a silk strip hiding in the clouds above Da Nang.

Enjoy a buffet lunch in Bana.

Take the cable down and we drive straight to Da Nang Airport for your evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, be welcomed by our guide to transfer to your hotel in the center.

Stay overnight in HCMC

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Day 9: HCMC - My Tho - Ben Tre - HCMC

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we leave Ho Chi Minh behind and head to Vietnam’s rice basket in Mekong Delta.

Arrival, boarding the motorboat at a pier and cruising on the Mekong River. Here, overlooking floating houses where fishes are farmed beneath the house (viewing from the motorboat). Continuing the journey on the river until reaching Unicorn Island, we head to the performance site where Vietnamese traditional music can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit can be tasted.

Afterward, being on a small hand-rowing boat in An Khanh (the main mean of transportation in My Tho  Ben Tre) and slowly cruised through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lives from both sides of the creek can be observed. Before heading to lunch, passing through a bee-keeping farm, and enjoying honey tea, a typical Mekong house can be viewed here. Continue traveling to learn the coconut candies-making process from a workshop. A sample of candies can be tasted. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 10: HCMC City Tour - Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast

Enjoy the sightseeing at Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Hochiminh City.

Continue to visit the Central Post Office which was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a neoclassical architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Today, the building is a tourist attraction.  Right nearby, you can see Notre Dame Cathedral, a magnificent building located in the heart of the city and was established by French colonists. This cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).

Pay a visit to Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of the symbols of Hochiminh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

Depending on your flight, our guide and driver will transfer you to Tan San Nhat Airport to catch the flight back home. 

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Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a traveling party of at least 4 adults, and sharing a room.

However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friend's family or traveler forum members to book this tour with you.

The 'Single supplement' applies to single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.


What's Included:

• 9 nights at centrally located & well-selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel). [ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5-star hotel), and High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request ]
• 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 2 dinner
• Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
• Experienced English-speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
• All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
• Boat trip in Halong Bay and Mekong Delta
• Visa pre-approval letter (complimentary)
• Drinking water & tissue
• Local taxes & Service charge

What's Excluded:

• Domestic flight tickets with airport tax  ( see reference below)
• Visa stamp fee (required upon arrival)
• All drinks and meals do not listed in the itinerary.
• Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
• Insurance, gratuities, and personal expenses.
• Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines' policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines' policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.

  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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    • by Dorita64 from Canada

      Great Family Holiday in Vietnam

      It was family reunion trip and impossible to organize ourselves as we are 8 people from different parts of the world( US, Canada and Korea). However, Mrs. Mai Phi made it happened for us. We booked 10 days private tour in November, booked through Asianwaytravel. Everything was organized perfectly and went so smoothly. It was great the way everything was organized and planned for us. The hotels were clean, comfortable, friendly staffs and the guides were courteous, knowledgeable, always ready to be of assistance. Domestic flights were also comfortable. I would highly recommend Asianway Travel if you want to experience


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