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Family Holiday in South Vietnam

Family Holiday in South Vietnam

9 Days / 8 Nights

from / to Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Highlights
• 9 days and 8 nights
• Visit the Cu Chi tunnels
• See Wildlife at the Risk Center
• Relax with an Overnight cruise on the Tien Giang River
• Shop at Cai Rang floating market
• Immerse yourself in local life exploring the local villages
This is a 9 day tour to take an adventure and explore and experience this amazing trip with your family visiting the popular attractions of South Vietnam along with its natural wonders and fun filled activities.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival

On arrival into Ho Chi Minh City you will be met and transferred to our hotel by your guide. You will be given the rest of the day to rest and recover and spend at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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

Your adventure will begin with a 1.5 hour drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here you will get to explore the famous underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong against the French and Americans. Here you will be amazed  to learn how soldiers and their families lived, seeing a glimpse of the extensive range of tunnels which were also used as booby traps. After the visiting the tunnels we will stay in Cu Chi and visit the Wildlife Risk centre. Take this opportunity to educate yourself and see some of the diverse animals that Vietnam has to offer. There is plenty of educational information to help you throughout the centre. We will then take our lunch. After lunch we will return to Ho Chi Minh. Once there we will take a tour of Chinatown via truck of Cholon. Walk amongst the quaint markets and shops and see the stunning Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda which is dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. We finishing the day by taking you to a traditional music show in the home of a local family, your family’s participation will be encouraged! We then take you back to your hotel. You will be taken for an exciting BBQ ‘grill your own meal’ for dinner . Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

Today we will travel 2.5 hours to Cai Be by car. Upon our arrival in Cai Be you will board the Bassac on the Tien Giang River where we will leave for Cho Lach. You will given lunch on the upper deck of the Bassac. We will stop to visit Mang Thít, a local village. Here you will also get to see local orchard or rice fields. We then return back to the Bassac a to enjoy a refreshing drink while you watch a stunning sunset over the Mekong. Overnight aboard the Bassac Boat.

Day 4: Cai Rang – Can Tho (B, L, D)

Waking up this morning aboard the Bassac where you will also be treated to breakfast. We will travel to  the floating market in Tra On and heading further on to Can Tho. Once in Can Tho we will leave the Bassac and head to the the Cai Rang floating market by local boat. We will take you to see the nearby arroyos and gardens. As we travel down the floating market there will be many tall poles off which will be hanging fruits and vegetables. See how hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya and pineapple ply their trade. We will then take you back to land to enjoy lunch in Can Tho. After lunch visit the cottage industries, small farms harvesting or planting rice. Also there are hidden temples and meet the friendly locals. You will get the opportunity to see all these by bicycle which will be waiting for you after your boat ride to visit the Cai Rang floating market. A guest house will be waiting for your night’s sleep once we have finished the ride. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 5: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

On completing breakfast, we will take a 4 hour journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Once we reach the city you will be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

On this morning after an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Dalat. Once in Dalat you will be met by your guide and driver. They will take you to your hotel for check-in and give some time to rest before being taken to the Hills of Dalat. Here you enjoy an adventure and action packed afternoon of canyoning. This is a must to activity in Dalat and the highlight of this whole trip for many people. After a exhilirating day we will take you back to your hotel to relax and recover and spend the remainder of the evening as you desire. Overnight in Dalat

Day 7: Dalat – Nha Trang (B, L)    

On this day you and your family will get the opportunity to join others and travel from Dalat to Nha Trang by bike and raft. You will start at Bidoup Nui Ba national park to where you will be transferred to from your hotel. You start by riding past stunning natural views and then jumping into inflatable 2 man kayaks. The kayaks will take you gently downriver reaching our destination in around 30 minutes where we will jump off and enjoy a BBQ lunch in a small local farm. After lunch, we jump back into the kayaks enjoying the amazing mountain and river views as we go by. After 10 km we will reach the finish line when after you will be transferred back to your hotel. Relax and recover back in the hotel and spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 8:  Nha Trang (B)

On this day you will be given a full day to enjoy with your family as you wish. We recommend to visit the beautiful beaches in Nha Trang or take advantage of the many excursions, including village and boat trips. Today is family day! Overnight in Nha Trang.

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

Wake up this morning where you will fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City to catch your connecting onward flight.


Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2015 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 1.338 2.342 491
Hotel Category Superior 1.549 2.758 695
Hotel Category First Class 1.837 3.336 983
Supplement for domestic flights in Vietnam: 244  USD per person *
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (February 2016). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.
* Price-Tip: If you buy the long-haul flights with Vietnam Airlines about us, we can offer the domestic flights in Vietnam in combination with long-haul routes to a less expensive price than above mentioned offer. Should you opt for a different airline or booking flights on their own, the costs listed for the domestic flights are in addition to the prices indicated in the table for the round trip.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• domestic flights (Ho Chi Minh City / Dalat & Nha Trang / Ho Chi Minh City)
• travel insurance • meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Ho Chi Minh City: Signature Saigon *** (Deluxe Room)
Mekong Delta: Bassac Cruise (Cabin)
Can Tho: Ninh Kieu2 Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)
Dalat: Ngoc Lan Hotel *** (Superior Room)
Nha Trang: Asia Paradise *** (Superior Room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Ho Chi Minh City: Grand Hotel Saigon**** (Premium Deluxe Room)
Mekong Delta: Bassac Cruise (Cabin)
Can Tho: Nam Bo Boutique **** (Suite)
Dalat: Dalat Du Parc Hotel **** (Superior Room)
Nha Trang: Michelia Hotel **** (Deluxe Room)
Hotel Category First Class:
Ho Chi Minh City: Renaissance ***** (Deluxe River View Room)
Mekong Delta: Bassac Cruise (Cabin
Can Tho: Victoria Can Tho ****(*) (Deluxe Room)
Dalat: Anamandara Dalat ***** (Bellevue Room)
Nha Trang: Intercontinental Nha Trang ***** (Deluxe Room)

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