For a complete Vietnam experience for the family this adventure holiday explores the best and most fun parts of the country. We start with the classic and clever water-puppet show and cyclo ride (a 3-wheeled bicycle taxi) through the maze-like streets of Hanoi's old quarter before driving to the sensational Halong Bay, where we board a traditional Vietnamese junk for a two day cruise around the island limestone towers. Sleeping on board there will be opportunities to explore caves and do some kayaking in this very special scenery. Thereafter we catch the overnight sleeper train to the former French hill-station of Sapa. Along the way we see thatched bamboo huts set in a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies, tended by women in conical hats. On arrival, we walk through bamboo forest and overnight in a homestay with a family from the Giay hill-tribe, joining in with their daily life and rituals.
Homestay with the charming hill-tribes of Sapa & easy walk through rural Vietnam
Cruise Halong Bay in a traditional junk boat on this Vietnam adventure family holiday
Explore the Mekong Delta backwaters, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and relax at a coastal resort
We watch a water-puppet show, make a lantern and learn to cook Vietnamese