Vietnam boasts some of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and thrilling cities,
as well as some of the most charming rural village settings that will show your family two very different snapshots of how other families live in this region of the world. The country’s political, cultural and agricultural history is remarkable, and the country offers some very fun ways to discover its heart by both land and water.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Vietnam special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
SPEND AN EVENING AT
AN IONAN SHOW
AT THE GALAXY THEATRE
Regarded by international audiences as “Circus du Solei” in Vietnam. Ionah is Hanoi’s one of a kind entertainment show which features a perfect balance of circus, dance, music and theatrical arts.
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
MARKET TOUR AND PRIVATE
COOKING CLASS IN THE HOME
OF A LOCAL ANTIQUE DEALER
Tour to visit a local market in Hue with your
tour guide to ride over to Tha Om Garden House, one of the city’s most exquisite compounds of traditional Vietnamese homes.
Once there you will join a cooking class where you will learn the step-by-step process of how to make two traditional Vietnamese dishes.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
ENJOY A PRIVATE
WATER PUPPET SHOW IN THE
HOME OF THE ARTIST
One evening experience a private Water Puppet Show at Mr. Phan Thanh Liem’s house. Mr. Liem comes from seven generations of water puppetry artists. This insider moment is valuable for learning about local Hanoian culture and their traditional entertainment art.
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Half day tour to Tra Que Village Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer to Tra Que Village. Your first stop will be at the home of your host Mr. Tuan, who will offer you a welcome drink made with freshly squeezed fruits before you take a guided walk around and learn about the history and customs of this charming village. You will walk through the market and gardens where hundreds of local farmers work their fields using centuries-old traditional methods. You will then return to the home of Mr Tuan, where the real fun begins. If you wish, you will be able to assist some local farmers with their daily duties. You will be given farming instruments and join the farmers in preparing the land for sewing, or crop collection (depending on the season). Along the way your guide will describe the traditional farming methods, such as helping to fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river or watering the land using huge tin cans strapped to your back. You will then take some time to pick some of the vegetables and herbs, and learn how to wrap them to prevent damage. Once you’ve built up an appetite you will then have the chance to try your hand at making the village speciality named “Tam Huu” (spring rolls), using the local herbs and vegetables you’ve just picked, or Xeo Cake (Banh Xeo). You will then sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal which includes your own self-made creations. Please note: this trip can include a bicycle tour if the guests are interested without additional charge, cycling duration/distance depend on guests’ health condition
Ages to Travel
Vietnam is suitable for children of all ages.
Time of Year to Travel | Weather in Vietnam
HOW’S THE WEATHER IN VIETNAM
- North: Dec – Mar: cold weather, occasional typhoon, temperatures average 18oC.
Apr – Aug: hot weather with rain and occasional storms, temperatures average 30oC.
Sep – Nov: cool weather, dry & less rain, temperature average 25oC.
- Centre: Oct – Nov: typhoons and tropical storms, temperature average 26oC
Dec – Feb: cold weather, season cloudy and rainy, temperatures average 22oC
Mar – Apr: warm weather, dry & less rain, temperature average 26oC
May – Sep: hot weather, dry with occasional rain, temperature average 32oC
- South: Nov-Apr: cool weather, constant temperatures through the year: 28oC
May-Oct: hot weather with rain and occasional tropical depression, temperature average 28oC – 32oC
Travel Documents Required
To enter Vietnam, a passport valid for six months, visas and a round trip ticket are required.
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.