Vietnam family vacation

“This jam-packed, tailor made vacation to Vietnam takes care of all the whats, wheres and whens, leaving you to focus on the two most important 'f's: family and fun.”


Hanoi | Cycle rickshaw tour | Museum of Ethnology | Hoan Kiem Lake | Halong Bay | Sleeper train to Hue | Guided tour of Citadel at Hue | Markets of Hoi An | Saigon | Cu Chi Tunnels | Beaches at Mui Ne

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Northern Vietnam is beautiful, but hilly, so take this into account for little legs.
Trip type:
Tailor made to your budget and preferences.
Activity level:
12 nights 3*-4* hotels.
This is a family vacation, but single rooms are available for a surcharge.
12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner.
Accommodation, transfers, listed activities, guides, entrance fees.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam family vacation


All of our tours in Vietnam are run in conjunction with a local partner which has been chosen partly because they provide a fantastic service but also because they share our environmental and social goals.
As an example, the more demanding (and longer) treks that we arrange in the north of Vietnam operate with strict environmental guidelines, for example we take all plastic water bottles away from the areas that we pass through rather than leaving them behind to litter host communities. Our trekking guides also ensure that travelers behave in an environmentally responsible manner, for example ensuring that no soap or detergent products are used in local water courses when travelers are refreshing themselves.
Throughout Vietnam we try to use small locally owned hotels that have been built and furnished using local materials.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.


As mentioned above, our partners in Vietnam have been chosen partly because they share our responsible travel ethos. One of the main issues facing tourism in Vietnam involves the exploitation of some hilltribe communities. We have been working closely with our partners to ensure that all of our visits are carefully controlled to ensure that they bring about a positive rather than negative impact on host communities. As an example we try to 'share out' the hosting experience amongst different families where possible, to ensure that tourist revenue is spread evenly within a village and not just concentrated with one family.

We also advise travelers on how to behave appropriately when traveling to rural villages. This also applies more generally on our trips in Vietnam as our programmes are usually escorted by local guides who are on hand to provide local advice on behaviour, for example to ensure that people take off their shoes when visiting temples and tombs.

Reviews of Vietnam family vacation

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking in the hills in North Vetnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for simple accommodation and reasonably hard walking. Although not very long walks, about 15km in a day it can get quite hot and hilly. Wish I was fitter.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, staying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. Always ate in small restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very highly, well planned, great guides and the logistics were perfect.

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