If you are travelling to Vietnam with young children then keeping the amount of travelling to a minimum is essential. At the same time it is a shame to simply do a fly and flop as there is so much more to Vietnam than lovely beaches. Our Toddler’s Tour of Vietnam is the perfect three-stop holiday specially designed to ensure good balance.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO HANOI!
Your private driver and English-speaking guide will give you a warm welcome when you land in Hanoi. They will then drive you through the bustling capital to your central hotel in the Old Quarter. where you can relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure. We love La Siesta Hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter – it’s one of our favourite boutique hideaways! (Family suite)
DAY 2 - EXPLORE HANOI LIKE A LOCAL - HALF DAY
This morning you will explore Hanoi like a local; walk down the capital’s winding streets with a private walking, try local street food and have a local whipped coffee in a hidden coffee shop before exploring Hoa Lo Prison where American and French POWs were once held. The morning will finish with an opportunity to sample Bun Cha – a noodle speciality that Hanoi is famous for. The afternoon is free at leisure.
DAY 3 - DRIVE OUT TO NINH BINH AND MARVEL AT THE SCENERY
After breakfast you will set off to Ninh Binh, a beautiful area just 2.5 hours from Hanoi and is known as “inland Halong Bay” so perfect for those who want to see the dramatic karst mountain scenery but without the worries of being overnight on a boat with a toddler. At Tam Coc take a traditional sampan ride along a river in Thung Nham, which is used by farmers in the village nearby to access their paddy fields, to marvel at this unique scenery before checking into the Emerelda Hotel and relaxing (family room).
DAY 4 - LOCAL LIFE AND CAVES
Today you will visit Van Long Nature Reserve where you will have the chance to meet with a local family and observe their traditions and daily life. Depending on the season you will be able to help them with their tasks including fishing or rice harvesting before a spot of lunch. Afterwards, on a rowing boat, you will visit some of the most majestic caves in the area and Van Long flooded area before returning to the hotel.
DAY 5 - FLY TO HOI AN
Today your private driver and guide will take you to Hanoi Airport to take your flight to Hoi An in central Vietnam which is about 1.5 hours long. Upon landing in Vietnam you will be transferred to the Sunrise Resort, which has a fantastic location on the beach and is just three miles away from the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An. With interconnecting rooms and a children’s pool and kids club it’s perfect for young families (2 deluxe rooms).
DAYS 6 - 11 - RELAXING IN HOI AN WITH DAY TRIPS
Enjoy six days on the beach with the beautiful town of Hoi An on your doorstep (the hotel has a shuttle bus into the town). During your six days of relaxing and exploring the town at leisure, we have included two tours. On one day we will take you on a fishing and farming tour where you will have a chance to fish with the locals in a traditional basket boat and cycle through the countryside. On another day you will take a guided walk through Hoi An and have the chance to make your own mini lantern.
DAY 12 - RETURN TO HANOI TO FLY HOME
Today your private driver and guide will drive you to Da Nang to catch your internal flight home (included) in time to catch your international flight home (not included). The day is at leisure until this transfer. Safe travels!