This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made family vacations
What are the main benefits?
A tailor-made vacation is a unique experience designed to match exactly what you’d like to do. For the past 20 years, we’ve specialised in family adventures – so we’re perfectly placed to create a bespoke trip with mum, dad, kids, and maybe even grandparents, in mind. Our dedicated team of specialists has young families, and they’ve travelled with kids in tow – so they know what it’s like and what you’ll need to make your trip flow.
How much does it cost?
A tailor-made family trip doesn’t have to break the bank. We can help you choose the mode of transport, style of accommodation and activities in your itinerary that will perfectly match your budget. Over the years we’ve built our supplier relationships to enable us to get the best possible price for your trip, and gathered a lot of tips and tricks to create a perfectly-balanced journey. Our aim is to deliver authentic travel experiences every time.
How much support is there?
You’ll be accompanied by one of our specially-trained tour leaders during your vacation, who’s there to find that family-friendly restaurant, make the jungle come alive or show you the hidden tunnels at the temple. You’ll be met at the airport on arrival and have your leader’s and our UK office’s full support during your trip, whatever you choose to do.
We think a family tailor-made adventure is the perfect way to enjoy the world in safe hands but with your own stamp of individuality.
Responsible tourism: Vietnam family vacation, private departure
The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups, just your family and friends, traveling on an itinerary planned with your family in mind, by a team of experts in close collaboration with our in-country team of locals who know the area like no others. Throughout the planning process and during the operation of your vacation steps will be taken to ensure negative impacts on the environment and cultures being visited are minimised and positives are maximised.
Traveling on a mixture of transport and utilising public buses and trains where possible, we aim to reduce the carbon footprint of your vacation as much as is practical whilst still giving your family an exciting trip. You’ll take the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue, a great experience and an environmentally sound travel option!
Your tour guide will be on hand throughout your trip to encourage your whole family to take steps to ensure that your journey is as environmentally responsible as possible. They’ll assist with the appropriate disposal of rubbish en route, recycling wherever possible and will encourage you to use refillable water bottles rather than purchasing regular supplies of bottled water. If filters and purifiers aren’t available, they will encourage the purchasing of larger bottles and decanting them to cut down on wastage.
The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. Once discarded a large proportion of these end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments and we believe that their use should be discouraged.
To visit Vietnam with your family is to immerse yourself into a fascinating culture and age old way of life, we aim to help you discover this wonderful country whilst impacting only positively on the communities we visit.
You’ll encounter a number of community initiatives on this vacation including the Children’s Hope in Action Centre in Hoi An. This non-government organisation provides a wide range of services for disadvantaged children in central Vietnam; you’ll see first hand the work being done to support children, their families and their wider communities. You’ll also enjoy breakfast at the KOTO restaurant in Hanoi, a programme set up to train street children hospitality skills, hopefully to enable them to find employment and improve their futures.
Your tour will be designed to direct as much of the revenue from your visit into local economies as possible. You’ll find we use local suppliers as we travel, eating in small, locally owned cafes and restaurants, staying in smaller, friendly hotels over internationally owned chains and (if including a Mekong homestay in your tailormade itinerary) with local hosts who benefit directly from the time we spend with them.
When traveling through South East Asia, we encourage your family to dress conservatively and respect the culture, particularly outside the major cities where more traditional values are dominant. For example, knees and shoulders should be covered particularly when visiting temples and places of religious significance.