Vietnam: 2 Week August Family Holiday, Tour, Vietnam
14 nights Family Holiday to Vietnam
This 14 night family holiday to Vietnam with the kids is specially planned for our August summer holidays and offers a great mix of culture and family adventure with some beach time in the middle.
This is a suggested itinerary that is tried and tested with other families but can be adapted to each families preferences. All tours are privately guided and tailor made to suit your available time and budget.
Suggested Family Itinerary:
Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 -3
Enjoy Hanoi, a colourful and vibrant city – where Asian old world charm meets modern bustle. Your family will enjoy a private guide with a fun cyclo tour, and includes a show to see the famous water puppets. The ‘stage’ is water on which the puppets dance with the puppeteer standing waist deep!
Day 4 - 5
Off to stunning Halong Bay to board a small junk (5 cabins) for an overnight adventure cruising off the beaten track to see the dramatic natural scenery. Beautiful lagoons, beaches and caves can all be explored, some even by kayak.
At the end of day 5 you embark on overnight train in a private cabin, destination Hue.
Day 6 - 7
Arrive in Hue to see the great ruins, citadel and Imperial city. It is fairly compact and easy to explore but if your family prefers you could visit a nearby national park.
Day 8, 9, 10 and 11
Travel from Hue to Hoi An by car. It is a 3.5 hour journey but the coast road offers plenty to see with stunning views. See the 5 rocky outcrops, where many intriguing legends began, skilled artisans carving statues from the marble and an amazing coastline, especially over the Cloudy Pass.
Now it is time to relax as a family for a few days – enjoy the beach or activity with bikes available or a friendly cooking school for something really different.
Day 12, 13 and 14
Take a short flight to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City where you have a choice of experiences:
Mekong Delta: head for the countryside where you will pass carefully tended, lush rice paddies, board your motorised sampan for a unique experience on the mighty Mekong Delta waterways. Experience the importance of the Delta which is the focus of all daily activity as you travel through a maze of tributaries and fruit plantations. Full day.
Cu Chi tunnelsare where the Viet Cong fought guerrilla warfare in the 1960s and 70s. The tunnels stretch over 125 miles and took nearly 21 years to complete. The pro-North Vietnamese propaganda video from 1967 is shown, offering a different perspective on a war from the pro-American stance.
If you prefer it is not necessary to actually enter the tunnels, but in the forested area that you walk through local guides will demonstrate a number of booby traps and ingenious tactics used by the Viet Cong throughout the war.
We recommend good walking shoes and sun protection for this tour and advise you may get a little dirty! Half day trip.
Waterpark:enjoy a wacky day at a very Asian waterpark
Last minute shopping and flight home.
Expect to Pay
From £2120 per adult and £1765 per child under 12 inclusive of international flights from the UK (usually Malaysian, Thai, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines). Accommodation is based on small and friendly but good value hotels with interconnecting rooms where possible.
This price is based on a tour price of £1180 pp for the adults plus £825 for children under 12 and international flights from the UK estimated at £940 pp
Upgrade to Luxury Family Holiday
Upgrade to Luxury Family Holiday to Vietnam in August and stay at the very best accommodation at each location, all with pool. the itinerary is the same except you can fly between Halong Bay and Hue rather than overnight train which is fun but fairly basic and take a speedboat to the Cu Chi tunnels rather than travel by road!
From £2864 per adult and £2246 per child under 12 inclusive of flights from the UK. This price is based on a tour price of £1924 pp for the adults plus £1456 for children under 12 and international flights as above.
You can of course just upgrade some elements of the trip as we will tailor-make it specifically for you. All have a private guide for your family.
Flights can vary considerably in cost may be more expensive in peak times.
Weather in August
Vietnam is narrow and long, with a sub-tropical climate at the upper tip, a tropical climate in the south.
In August you can expect temperatures of between 26 – 30 degrees in Hanoi in August with a fair bit of rain and humidity!
In contrast the central region stays warm and relatively dry, with 29 degree average temperatures whilst in the South, precipitation rises even more, but the temperatures remain warm.
Typhoons are possible at any time from June to November, so though unlikely to disrupt your tour, you should bear this in mind.