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Share your passion for travel with a family adventure in Vietnam. Cycle alongside the lush paddy fields of Mai Chau, hop on a traditional junk boat and cruise the dramatic landscapes of Halong Bay, or explore the backroads and waterways of the Mekong Delta.


Small group family adventures to Vietnam

Hop aboard a traditional junk boat for an overnight cruise of the dramatic coastline of Halong Bay. Admire the towering limestone islands topped by rainforest. Sea kayak around a floating fishing village and explore a network of caves.

Walk through the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. See the locals doing their lakeside yoga classes and explore the night markets. Try your hand at creating the delicious cuisine for yourself in a traditional cookery lesson in the Mekong Delta. Or experience the busting Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, on a cyclo, and discover a secret weapons bunker used in the Vietnam war.

Experience a family holiday in Vietnam at your own pace. Our family tours in Vietnam range from Relaxed to Full-On but most are somewhere in between. Get off the beaten track with our expert itineraries and local tour leaders, our average small group size is just three to five families.

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Best family destinations in Vietnam

Discover Hoi An
Spend a day in the neighborhoods of Hoi An, an ancient town cut through with canals. Take a photograph at an early morning visit to Hoi An’s fish market. See the wonderfully preserved traditional wooden houses and Chinese temples. The town was once one of the busiest trading posts in South East Asia. Hire bikes and explore the surrounding countryside or take a 20-minute taxi ride to the nearby coast and spend the afternoon on the beach. Just one day of our Vietnam in Depth family tour.

Cruise around Halong Bay
Take an overnight cruise in a traditional junk boat through one of the most visually impressive landscapes in South East Asia on our Discover Vietnam family tour. Admire the dramatic coastline with mountainous islands jutting from the turquoise seas. Take a sea kayak or rowing boat to the nearby fishing village of Vung Vieng  and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the bay scattered with islands and dotted with caves and grottos. Sample fresh seafood and regional dishes at dinner on board before a night spent anchored in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Explore the Mekong Delta 
Cook a Vietnamese meal whilst staying in a traditional homestay in the lush fertile plains of the Mekong Delta. Cycle along the pathways to explore the small villages with stilt houses dotted between this complex network of waterways. The Mekong provides an abundant harvest and you’ll see the produce, including coconuts, fruits, rice and of course fish, in the many floating markets. This experience is included in our Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand Journey family tour.

What to expect on a family tour in Vietnam

When is the best time to go on a family holiday in Vietnam? 
Vietnam is a long, narrow country and from north to south climate conditions vary considerably. Generally, the best time of year to go on a family tour in Vietnam is between October and February when the temperature is cooler and the rainy season is over. A light rain jacket and small umbrella are recommended year round.

How many families travel together on a small group family adventure in Vietnam? 
In general, you will travel with three to five other families on a family adventure in Vietnam. We have found this is the perfect number for meeting new people and getting to the heart of our destinations.
Family cycling in the Mekong Delta region
What age are the children on a family tour in Vietnam?
There is a minimum age limit of seven years for our family tours in Vietnam but the average age of children travelling is 13. If you would like to get an idea of who is travelling on a particular trip, get in touch with our travel specialists and we can share the number and ages of children on your chosen trip so you can find the right fit for your family.

What is the accommodation like on a family holiday in Vietnam?
Depending on the tour, will stay in a mixture of hotels, homestays, junk boats, and overnight trains on your family holiday in Vietnam. Where possible, we make sure that you have at least two nights in the same place so you don’t have to unpack and repack too often. As swimming pools are one of the most important hotel features for families, we always try to find family-friendly hotels with pools. 

What will the food be like on a family tour in Vietnam? 
Vietnamese food is fresh, fragrant, delicious and offered from a range of venues, from food stalls and street kitchens to restaurants serving quality cuisine. Try the staple noodle soup Pho or the Hanoi speciality Bun Cha.