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.”

Highlights

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

Travel Team

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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:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
12 nights 3*-4* hotels.
Solos:
This is a family vacation, but single rooms are available for a surcharge.
Meals:
12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner.
Included:
Accommodation, transfers, listed activities, guides, entrance fees.
Overview:
We believe that travel is for everyone. This is a really core principle for us and we passionately believe that where there’s a will there’s a way. We take all ages and all levels of fitness and we do everything possible to ensure that our tours are accessible for everyone, irrespective of physical ability or cognitive conditions. In our experience, there is almost always a way of making a tour suitable for everyone. It’s conceivable that there may be some situations that we can’t accommodate but we haven’t come across them yet!
Limited mobility:
Everything that we do is tailor made so if we have guests with limited mobility, for example, we will tailor the programme to take this into account, and will suggest hotels which will suit. Just let us know what your requirements are and we can talk you through the options
Wheelchair:
In most of our destinations, it is not possible to arrange a special vehicle adapted for wheelchairs, but we are able to arrange a large vehicle which will have ample storage for a wheelchair. Some hotels have wheelchair access; these may be few and far between but we can suggest where these might be possible. Where there is no wheel chair access, but not too many steps, hotel staff are always happy to help with lifting the wheel chair.
Blind/ limited vision:
All of our customers will be traveling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be able to provide necessary assistance to a traveler with limited vision. Information in braille is almost never available but local support can be provided, for example ensuring that porters are available to carry luggage in airports / train stations / hotels so that the travel partner is free to assist the person with limited vision.
Deaf/limited hearing:
As stated above, all of our customers will be traveling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be able to provide necessary assistance to a traveler with limited hearing.
Cognitive conditions:
We have experience in providing appropriate spaces for all travelers, whether this means hotels with access to outdoor space, ground floor rooms, quiet rooms and so on. As all of our customers will be traveling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be also be on hand to provide necessary one on one assistance to a traveler with cognitive conditions as required.
About this Free from food:
If guests have serious dietary issues (or allergies) we will arrange translations into the relevant local language(s) to explain these, and will brief guides to ensure that appropriate food is served.
LGBT:
The staff who are responsible for running our tours will always be LGBT friendly. Many of the destinations in which we operate do not offer equal rights to the LGBT community, and outward displays of affection may be problematic. We will be able to give advice on this on a country by country basis.
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam family vacation

Environment

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.

Community

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.

4 Reviews of Vietnam family vacation

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Reviewed on 08 Jan 2019 by

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


The cruise on Ha Long Bay was a great family activity for everyone.

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


Be prepared for loud parties if you plan on booking over the New Year. Also, it was much colder than we had anticipated.

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


I only felt that one activity (the biking the backstreets and spring roll lesson)directly benefited local people. The other activities were quite touristy and
almost like Disneyland.

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


We all enjoyed the safe and comfort of having a private tour. It was very well managed.

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2017 by

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


The whole vacation was memorable. We very much enjoyed the food tour in Hanoi, the bike rides, the cruise on Halong Bay and the home stay in the natural reserve of Pu Luong.

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


If you are hesitating to go to Vietnam for a family vacation, don't! It is an amazing country. We have been very well looked after from the moment we contacted the travel agency. The guides in the country were very friendly and knowledgeable and always adapted to the needs of our family.

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


Definitely. All our guides and drivers were locals. We spent 3 days in a homestay which benefited the local family. The company chosen for the cruise was environmentally friendly and is following a programme to clean the bay.

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


It was an amazing vacation. I want to start it all again.

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2017 by

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


The whole trip was amazing from beginning to end. Our tour operator were superb.

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




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


Yes boat trip in Halong Bay did its to help local environment and all our visits benefitted local people

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


Excellent we are really inspired to do another trip

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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