Family-Friendly Vietnam Itinerary

12days -> Hanoi -> Halong Bay -> Da Nang -> Hoi An -> Sai Gon -> Cu Chi Tunnel -> Mekong Delta

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Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish. 

Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Cruise Holidays, Beach 

Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking

Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form) 





Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Jeep Tour Hanoi Breakfast, light meal
Day 3 Ninh Binh Full Day Excursion Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Relaxing at Beach Da Nang
Day 7 Than Tai Hot Springs Park Breakfast
Day 8 Bana Hills Full Day - Hoi An Breakfast, Buffet Lunch
Day 9 Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour - Walking Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh Breakfast
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Excursion Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. 

(Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). 


Day 2

Jeep Tour Hanoi

Morning, you are free at leisure until 12.30 start a Jeep Tour to explore Hanoi. 

Afternoon Tour:    12:30 – 17:00

Duration: 4.5 hours

Part 1: Hanoi Highlights: (2 hours) - You will be greeted by the tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby we then ride to Ho Chi Minh Complex to have a quick visit to Ho chi Minh mausoleum – the Mecca of Vietnamese, Ba Dinh square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Residential area and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, we move to Temple Of Literature, a 1000 year-old iconic architecture of Hanoi to learn about Vietnamese long-standing culture and history.

Part 2: Hanoi Hidden Gems: (2,5 hours)

Explore the parts-unknown of Hanoi by riding through the maze of zigzagging backstreet and narrow alleyways and markets. Diving into the rivers of motorbikes and Hanoi street symphony. Traveling with all your senses heightened: Watching, Hearing, Touching, Tasting and smiling. Experiencing the GOOD, the BAD, and the WEIRD of the city as it is what it is. Experiencing different slides of life behind the scene, the hidden part of the iceberg. Meeting people where they live, work, learn and pray. Building personal connections and culture exchanges.


Meals: Breakfast, light meal

Day 3

Ninh Binh Full Day Excursion

07.30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel and start 110km modern Bus-journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short-brake en route.

10.45: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 17th Century.

12.00: Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.

13.30: Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous  caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave,...and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…

15.30: Arrive Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with specious view of the nature.

17.15: Return to our bus and then come back to Ha Noi

19.30: Drop you off at your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 8.00 and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to return to Hanoi for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transferred to hotel for check in. Overnight in Da Nang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Relaxing at Beach Da Nang

My Khe Beach, Da Nang is one of the area’s most popular beaches, swarming with people, restaurants, cafes, and endless opportunities to unwind. The most trafficked part of the beach stretches approximately three kilometres and is known for its lovely white sand and temperate clear water. My Khe’s relaxing atmosphere makes it the perfect place to bring your family. Overnight in Da Nang



Day 7

Than Tai Hot Springs Park

08:15 am: Pick up from your hotel in Danang for the journey to Than Tai Hot Springs Park.

09:30 am: Check in at the water park and begin your visit. Enjoy the mineral bath spa area collectively. This includes exciting activities like:

Participating in games at the line of buoys in the water slide Song Luoi.

Relaxing with sauna bath, Russian sauna, and Massage chairs at Massage Ficus Lake.

12:00 pm: Have lunch and take some time to rest in the restaurant.

13:00 pm: Continue the exploration of the remaining natural places such as Spirit Son Temple, natural stone bathtubs in Vietnam, and tropical fruit gardens including rambutan, fabric, and mango.

Alternatively, you can choose to pamper yourself with treatments like Mud baths, Onsen baths, tea baths, milk baths, wine baths, and lemongrass baths (expenses excluded).

14:00 pm – 14:30 pm: Departure for Da Nang.

15:00 pm – 15:30 pm: Return to your hotel. End of services!

This itinerary offers a balanced mix of adventure, relaxation, cultural exploration, and wellness activities. It's great that there are options for different preferences, whether it's enjoying the water park, exploring natural sites, or indulging in spa treatments. It seems like a wonderful way to spend a day in Da Nang!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Bana Hills Full Day - Hoi An

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

After your breakfats, the guide and car will pick you up from your hotel and tranfer to Ba Na Hills, you will visit the Golden Bridge that has recently gone viral, Le Jardin D’amour (consists of 9 gardens) and Linh Ung pagoda.

Then visit the French Village Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Linh Phong Monastery, Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple & Tru Vu Tea Shop. Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome... Challenge the most popular adventure ride - Alpine Coaster (free ride).

Lunch at the buffet restaurant.  

You can join in the game at Fantasy Park before take the Cable Car to leave Ba Na Hills at 15.30. 

Meet our guide at the meeting point the get on car transfer back to Da Nang to visit local Han Market and browse the stalls of this sprawling compound, seeing fresh produce and dried goods unique to the area. This is also a great place to get a glimpse of local life, watching the shoppers and vendors as they negotiate deals.

After the tour, transfer to Hoi An for check in and overnight at hotel.  

Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch

Day 9

Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour - Walking Tour

After breakfast, transfer to Cam Thanh Village to experience Basket boat cruise. You cannot miss visiting the seven hectare water coconut woods with the unique ecosystem of water coconut trees. This place is a  relic of the film revolutionary base during the war between US army and Hoi An people. Here, you will be welcomed by the local people, they will lead you to visit the creeks in the water coconut woods by basket boats, you will be instructed to fish crabs and you will see the performances of rowing basket boats by the local rowers.

Enjoying lunch at a local restaurant on the riverside.

After lunch, you will discover the Hoi An Ancient Town, the second UNESCO Site of the day, on a guided walking tour. Soak up the historic atmosphere of the former trading port and visit the vibrant local market, the Ancient House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and an 18th-century covered bridge built in Japanese style. Hoi An is also a growing hub of textile manufacture, and you have the option to see where residents tend silkworms and weave fine-quality silk fabric from the cocoons they produce


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Morning at leisure, check out from hotel then transfer to airport for a flight to Sai Gon. On arrival in Sai Gon, meet your driver and be picked up to hotel in Sai Gon.

Overnight in Sai Gon.

Optional Tour: Sai Gon By night by Scooter

This afternoon, our guide and scooter will meet you at your hotel and then take you to start the “Street food tour” on scooter. You will be a pillion passenger, seating behind our driver cum tour guide.Ho Chi Minh city (or Saigon) is a non-sleeping city. While they may not be as bright and shiny as the city is covered by a new coat. It becomes more and more splendid and elegant with twinkle street lights and traffic lines. Why not experience the buzz of Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a Scooter with our Saigon Street Food Tour By Night on Motorbike?

It’s time when night markets have their own character and street food stalls with enormous variety of delicious dishes are popular destinations for locals and tourists. Because Saigon day is just too hot, the cooler night air offers an ideal time to drive around, meet and gather outside and share a meal or a drink under the stars. Do you want to experience “Snail Eating” and “Nhau” (drinking beer) culture? And it’s time for you to taste many other delicious street foods that any foreigner outside Vietnam dreams of. It isn’t a eating tour but a food and culture tour on which you will learn more about Vietnamese authentic cuisine and rich culture as well as unique lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh city.

It’s a big chance to see the best part of Saigon by night, eat street foods, have fun and enjoy the city like a locals? Our Saigon Street Food Tour By Night on Motorbike is the right choice to plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight in Saigon. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Excursion

Pick up you at hotel at 8am. We will then depart for My Tho, where we will take a boat ride along the river. View the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank as we approach the My Tho fishing village – a floating fish farm. Proceed to Tortoise Island and have lunch in the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Next we visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a row boat ride along the creeks. After trekking through the fruit plantation, return to the village. The full day of activity will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Ho Chi Minh and overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh Departure

Have a breakfast at hotel before leaving the city for a tour to Cu Chi Tunnels - a man-made maze with the length of almost 250 kilometers. Also, the tunnels were used to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters in the long period of war. If you are interested in, you can go into the tunnels to discover the harsh living conditions of those whose were used to live there. 

After that, taste the typical boiled tapioca and hot tea before you come back to Saigon, free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight back home. 

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes


All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation at 3,4,5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with twin/ double room 

Tours with local English Speaking Guide/ Other language is available on your request

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)

Airport transfer at destination

Cooking Demonstration


Sunset party/ welcome drink 

Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)


Domestic & International airfare 

Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Travel insurance

Vietnam visa

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single Supplement

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.


Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star

Au Coeur d'Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

La Pandora Cruise

Paradise Cruise

Le Theatre Cruise

Nha Trang


Liberty Central Nha Trang

Intercontinental Nha Trang

Ho Chi Minh

Blue Diamond

Grand Silverland Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Hoi An

Kiman Hotel

Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa

Allegro Hotel

Da Nang

White Sand Hotel

Maximilan Hotel

Sel De Mer Hotel



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