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Brief Itinerary
Tour Detailed
Inclusion & Exclusion

01 - Overview

Destination: Ho Chi Minh city – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Hoi An – Danang – Hue – Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Halong bay

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

A Vietnam itinerary, to be customized according to your wishes, offers you valuable experiences with your children that are sure to strengthen the bond between you. An outdoor holiday, hiking, cycling itineraries, all activities are designed to suit the age of the children and the needs of each family.



  • Culture over 1000 years old and delicious gastronomy of Hanoi
  • Unspoilt landscapes of Pu Luong and Tam Coc
  • Karst caves and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay
  • The ancient city of Hue during the Nguyen dynasty
  • Old town, one-time trading port, stunning lanterns of Hoi An
  • Cruise along mangrove-lined riverways or ride a bicycle through coconut groves in Mekong Delta
  • Diverse activities such as: kayaking, rowling boat, walking, cycling, tuktuk.


  • Excellent English-speaking guide
  • High quality travel advisor, guides, driver and 24/7 availability
  • Safe and satisfied travel
  • 286 annual inspection trips

02 - Brief Itinerary

DayDestinationGuide & DriverMeals

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh city arrival



Day 2

Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh city tour

Guide and driver


Day 3

Ho Chi Minh city – Ben Tre – Can Tho

Guide and driver

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Day 4

Can Tho visit – Ho Chi Minh city - flight to Danang – Hoi An

Guide and driver


Day 5

Hoi An – Cam Thanh village – Hoi An city tour

Guide and driver


Day 6

Hoi An free in beach



Day 7

Hoi An – Danang – Hue

Guide and driver


Day 8

Hue visit – Chuon lagoon - Hue

Guide and driver


Day 9

Hue - flight to Hanoi – Hanoi city tour

Guide and driver


Day 10

Hanoi - Thay Pagoda - Duong Lam village

Guide and driver


Day 11

Hanoi – Mai Chau

Guide and driver

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Day 12

Mai Chau – Pu Luong

Guide and driver


Day 13

Pu Luong – Ninh Binh

Guide and driver


Day 14

Ninh Binh – Halong

Guide and driver

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Day 15

Halong – Hanoi departure

Guide and driver

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03 - Tour Detailed

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival

Welcome to Vietnam!

After arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in the city center. Hotel check-in is available from 2pm. The rest of the day is free for relax or for discovering city by yourself. Overnight at a hotel.

Japanese bridge Hoi AnJapanese bridge Hoi An
Mai Chau rice field VietnamMai Chau rice field
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh city tour

After breakfast, we will start by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, constructed between 1877 and 1880 by the French. Taking a few steps from the Cathedral, we will head to the Central Post Office. We will admire its interior with the arched roof and curved windows, reminiscent of early European railway stations. We will then continue to visit the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. After a refreshing lunch, we will head to the Cu Chi Tunnel system built from 1946 to 1968 by local people and soldiers using a variety of simple tools. During the American bombings and attacks, they were turned into underground tunnels which could house up to 10,000 people, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres. We will enter some parts of the underground tunnel to understand the tunnel system better. Return to Saigon. Overnight at a hotel.

Cu Chi tunnelCu Chi tunnel
Ben Thanh marketBen Thanh market
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Ben Tre – Can Tho

After a yummy breakfast, we will leave the hotel at 8am and make our way to Ben Tre Province in the Mekong delta. Upon arrival at Hung Vuong Pier (90km from Saigon), we get on a boat and cruise along the Ben Tre River. The boat will stop at a traditional brick factory for you to explore its imposing ovens.


We will have a short break at a coconut candies workshop, where you will observe how coconut flesh is used and processed. A short tuk-tuk ride on the winding small road of the countryside will take you into the green villages and we will stop at a family braiding mats. The local restaurant will prepare typical dishes of the Mekong delta for your lunch. Following this, we will board a rowing boat to join the maze of canals and return to the landing stage. We will then transfer to Can Tho province. Overnight at the hotel or homestay in Can Tho.

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Boat trip in Ben Tre VietnamBoat trip in Ben Tre
Vietnam coconut kingdom Ben TreCoconut harvest in Ben Tre
Day 4: Can Tho visita – Ho Chi Minh City - flight to Danang – Hoi An

In the morning, we will take an early boat trip to the well-known Cai Rang floating market. The largest in the region, Cai Rang has a variety of boats stuffed with fruit and vegetables which are freshly gathered every day. After exploring the busy market, you will take a walk in Mr. Tu Dung’s orchard to taste fresh local tropical fruits. We will then visit a workshop where you will see how the local (canna indica) vermicelli is made. Continuing, we will visit Binh Thuy’s old house, the site of the 1992 film adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ novel l’Amant. Transfer to Saigon airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An where you will check in and rest.

The vibrant Cai Rang Floating Market in Can ThoVibrant Cai Rang floating Market
Binh Thuy Ancient House a national relic for architect arts VietnamBinh Thuy Ancient House
Day 5: Hoi An – Cam Thanh village – Hoi An city tour

After a delicious breakfast, our guide and driver will take you to the fishing village of Cam Thanh to explore the daily life of the local fishermen. We will get on a boat to cruise downstream on Cua Dai River and drop in on a local fisherman to see how he catches fish by net. Then, we will try paddling in a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat to traverse a tranquil waterway bordered by coconut-palms. Back on the boat, we will enjoy a typical fisherman’s lunch. In the morning, we will take a half-day walking tour of Hoi An ancient town. In this UNESCO-classified world heritage site, we will visit Chua Ong Pagoda (dedicated to “Quan Thanh De Quan” – an ancient Chinese general), the 200-years-old Tan Ky house (with Japanese and Chinese influenced architecture), and the Japanese Covered Bridge (built by the Japanese then living in Hoi An to connect their quarter to that of the Chinese). Overnight at the hotel.

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Visit Thu Bon river Hoi An VietnamThu Bon river in Hoi An
Fantastic experience in the coconut forest VietnamFantastic experience in the coconut forest
Day 6: Hoi An free in beach

Free time for relax in beach.

Cua Dai beach Hoi AnCua Dai beach in Hoi An
White sand beach Hoi AnWhite sand beach Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Hue

You will have the morning free on the beach.

In the afternoon, we will drive to Hue – the last imperial capital of Vietnam. We will have some stopovers to visit the Marble Mountains and Cham Museum in Da Nang city. We will then follow the road crossing the scenic Hai Van Pass (21 km long) enjoying an impressive landscape of verdant mountains and clear blue skies.

We will arrive in Hue, where you will stay overnight at a local hotel.

Mable moutain DanangMarble mountain in Danang
Day 8: Hue city tour – Chuon lagoon

We will transfer to the city center to discover the Complex of the Imperial City, which includes the Meridian Gate, Palace of Supreme Harmony, Royal Theatre, Khon Thai Palace, and The Mieu Palace. Then, we will drive to visit the mausoleum of Tu Duc, the 4th Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. The Tomb comprises 50 monuments arranged asymmetrically and has successfully maintained a perfect harmony between buildings and nature. After a refreshing lunch, we will transfer to Dam Chuon lagoon, making stops to visit a communal house and a small residential house where Ho Chi Minh spent his childhood in Duong No village. Once we arrive at Dam Chuon lagoon, we will board a sampan and learn about the life of fishermen while watching the sunset on the horizon. We will stop at a small floating restaurant to eat freshly caught seafood. We will return to the city center and you will have free time to explore the peaceful streets of Hue. You will stay overnight at a local hotel.

Royal tomb of Minh MangRoyal tomb of Emperor Minh Mang
Chuon LagoonChuon Lagoon - Hue
Day 9: Hue - flight to Hanoi – Hanoi city tour

After a delicious breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up at the airport. Flight to Hanoi. Arrival and check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, you will then visit the Temple of Literature, constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius, which was also used as the first Royal National University of Vietnam. There are 82 stone steles, carried by tortoises, engraved with names, birthdates, and birthplaces of honored doctorates from 1442 to 1779. We will then discover the Old Quarter. It’s time to get lost in the labyrinth of lanes, in which each narrow street once specialized in a specific type of manufacturing or trade. There is no better way of exploring this commercial quarter than on foot to capture all aspects of local daily life: crafts, Buddhism, temples, gastronomy, local markets, traditional tube-houses (a Vietnamese particularity) and medicines. The tour will end with a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword) before watching a traditional water puppet show.

The Temple of Literature a cultural and historical relic VietnamTemple of Literature a cultural and historical relic Vietnam
Hanoi old quarter street VietnamHanoi old quarter street
Day 10: Hanoi - Thay Pagoda - Duong Lam village

Today, you will discover daily life in the local area, ancient pagodas and authentic villages in the suburban of Hanoi. We will travel to the Thay pagoda, which was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong. The pagoda’s abbot monk was Tu Dao Hanh who was well-known for his humility and generosity towards the poor. He was the inventor of the water puppet, which recorded the lives of the rural population.

Then we will visit a craft family making bamboo baskets and dragonflies, butterflies. The family members will show you how to make your own bamboo souvenirs to bring back home.

Afterwards, we will visit the Duong Lam village, a well-known village in Vietnam for its 300-year-old houses, grand communal halls, and pagodas. Two of Vietnam’s kings Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung were from the Duong Lam area. You will enjoy a local delicious lunch with a family of the village. In the afternoon, you will take a bicycle excursion to discover the village’s highlights: old houses, the communal house of Mong Phu, the Mia Pagoda built in iron wood (iroko wood) and the temple of King Ngo Quyen. You will return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Traditional Duong Lam houseTraditional house of Duong Lam village
Mia Pagoda at Duong Lam ancient village VietnamMia Pagoda in Duong Lam village
Day 11: Hanoi – Mai Chau

After breakfast, depart for Mai Chau via the winding and steep passes at Thung Khe, Thung Nhuoi. The landscape slowly changes from the hustle and bustle of the capital, becoming more and more rural, countryside as far as the eye can see, green expanses of rice paddies, all around hills and houses built of bamboo canes and dirt roads. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Pass through the villages of Mai Hich, Lac, Pom Coong, Na Tang, on a bicycle or walking tour. The route passes pristine landscapes of rice paddies and the extraordinary surrounding mountains, and you will meet local inhabitants with the opportunity to visit their homes. Our guide explains the local cultural identity, the unique characteristics of the life of the Thai, Dao or H’Mong ethnic group.

Dinner at the hotel, enjoy a popular music show in the evening. Wine tasting made from fermented rice with typical straws (the ‘Can’). Overnight in a hotel or in a homestay in Mai Chau.

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Mai Chau valley VietnamMai Chau valley
Lac village Mai Chau VietnamLac village in Mai Chau
Day 12: Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve

In the morning, we will drive to Pu Luong. The road leading to Pu Luong Nature Reserve takes you to breathtaking mountain passes and offers fascinating bird’s- eye views of the whole valley. We will reach Pu Luong right in time for a delicious lunch. You will have free time to rest after the long drive or you can choose to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating views and tranquil setting. In the afternoon, we will transfer 12km from the Retreat to the starting place of our walking journey. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Cham River, we will follow the stream and walk across rice fields, from village to village hunting beautiful water wheels. You can approach the wheels to investigate how water is conducted from the river to handmade bamboo aqueducts by simple devices of all sizes. On arriving in Chieng Lau village, we will take a rest and enjoy the peaceful streamside scenery. We will then walk to the main road and take the car back to your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Pu Luong reserve VietnamPu Luong natural reserve
Pu Luong hidden paradise VietnamPu Luong hidden paradise
Day 13: Pu Luong – Ninh Binh

In the morning, we will drive 140km to Tam Coc also known as “Dry Halong Bay”. We will have the chance to pass by some of the most picturesque scenery in Vietnam. You will visit two ancient temples dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang – the founder of the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and Le Dai Hanh – the founder of Early Le Dynasty (980 – 1009).

In the afternoon, you will board a rowing boat for a peaceful navigation along Ngo Dong River and Tam Coc meaning “three caves”. During the boat trip, you will cruise among limestone mountains reflected in the emerald water, between rice fields and through three beautiful limestone caves beautifully decorated with stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes and shapes. We will spend the rest of the day riding a bicycle and getting lost on winding roads passing lotus ponds, temples, and cottages. We will visit Bich Dong pagoda, which hides among the trees on a lush hillside. Overnight at the hotel.

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Local people in Ninh BinhRice planting in Ninh Binh
Dinh Tien Hoang templeDinh Tien Hoang temple
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Halong bay

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the harbour of Ha Long Bay, whose name means ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, already recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Accommodation in the furnished cabin with a splendid view of the bay, welcome drink and an information briefing during your stay on board. An exquisite lunch is served with fresh seafood. Free time to relax before the afternoon’s interesting activities.

Start with an exploration of Luon Cave which is considered as one of the most ideal places in Halong for kayaking or rowing boat. After that, you can visit Titov Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay. Enjoy your special dinner in restaurants with the best view of Halong bay.

Free time to challenge yourself in the night squid fishing or enjoy the tranquility of the night on your boat.

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Kayak in Halong bayKayak in Halong bay
Ha Long bay VietnamHa Long bay
Day 15: Halong bay – Hanoi departure

Wake up early to witness an enchanting sunrise. For those interested, a short Tai Chi lesson on the terrace will refresh your mind and body. In the morning, you can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while admiring the extraordinary landscape.

Your next excursion is a visit to the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay. You can also participate in a cooking class. The chef will show you the tricks of cooking our country’s typical dishes and then enjoy them with brunch.

Disembark from the ship around noon and meet our guide for the transfer to Noi Bai airport. Flight back to your country. End of services.

Thank you for travelling with Asia Viva Travel.

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Surprised cave Ha Long baySurprised cave in Ha Long bay
Halong Bay UNESCO world heritage VietnamHalong Bay

04 - Inclusion & Exclusion

inclusionPrice based on group of 6 people
inclusionAccommodation in the room category indicated in the programme or similar (subject to availability)
inclusion2 Vietnam domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh city – Danang, Hue – Hanoi
inclusionEntrance fees for the sites indicated in programme
inclusionHa Long Bay cruise 2 days 1 night.
inclusionEnglish speaking guide mentioned during the trip except free time.
inclusionPrivate car with air conditioner for all transfers except free moments mentioned: no driver or free time.
inclusionTwo portable bottles of water per person per day
inclusion24/7 customer service with maximum attention and availability
inclusionAll logistical services necessary for the organization of the programme.
exclusionIntercontinental flights from/to your country
exclusionVisa fee (in case you need it)
exclusionMeans of transport not mentioned in the programme
exclusionMeals not mentioned in the programme
exclusionTips for services: local guides, crew members, drivers, porters, ...
exclusionDrinks, telephone, linen, or any personal expenses not mentioned in the " inclusion" section.
exclusionInternational bank transfer commission
City / Province3 Star (Superior)LinkNbr of Nights

Ho Chi Minh

Emm Saigon Hotel 3* - Superior room



Can Tho

Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel 3* - Superior river view room



Hoi An

The Blue Alcove Hotel 3* - Deluxe balcony room




Thanh Lich Hotel 3* - Superior city view room




Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel 3* - Deluxe city view room



Mai Chau

Mai Chau Sky Hotel 3* - Double room



Pu Luong

Pu Luong Natura 3.5* - Deluxe room



Ninh Binh

Le Clos Du Fil 3.5* - Standard room



Ha Long

La Regina Royal Cruise 3* - Noble suite cabin



1178 $/ Pax

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