VIETNAM

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.

Age Related Activities

Children Under 12

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.

 

 

Teen Itineraries

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.

 

Visit a Cricket Farm

Adult Itineraries

Tour to visit a local market in Hue then ride over to Tha Om Garden House, one of the city’s most exquisite compounds of traditional Vietnamese homes. Join a cooking class where you will learn the step-by-step process of how to make two traditional Vietnamese dishes

 

Visit Hanoi Hilton guided by a former US soldier

 

Key Itinerary Content

Travelers will complete a trip planning questionnaire that will allow Global CommUnity, working with their travel advisor, to fully customize their trip according to their family interests.

 

7-DAY ITINERARY

— Bicycle rickshaw trip

One Pillar Pagoda and Ethnology Museum

Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda then take a boat trip along the Perfume River

Demonstration of marital arts at Kinh Van An

Walking tour of Hoi An

—  Sail the Thu Bon RIver to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and paint your own Vietnamese theatre mask

Tour Ho Chi Minh City in a tuk tuk

Take a one hour speed boat ride of the Cu Chi Tunnels while learning about their construction and role in history

Watch a contemporary Vietnamese circus performance in a 116 year old Opera House

Spend an afternoon at an artist's home making kites, later fly your kite at the Imperial Citadel.

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, other meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 4 passengers, double occupancy

Four Star pricing begins at $2,976 per person

Five Star pricing begins at  $4,267per person

 

3-DAY EXTENSION — Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Beach Front Villa

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea.

White sand beach and towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature. The resort presents the reality of the destination, with an architectural style incorporating traditions of Vietnam.

 

Pricing is based on 4 passengers, double occupancy

Prices starting at $1,305

 

 

Half day visit to a local village where you will 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. 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). Sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal which includes your own self-made creations.

TRA QUE VILLAGE

CommUnity Impact

Preparing for Vietnam

— Children under 12 receive a new friend, Van, who comes with a story book  telling what his life is like in Vietnam.

— The whole family will receive recipes, books and movies preparing them for their trip to Vietnam.

— It is recommend that children be at least 3 years of age or older at the time of travel for our trips to Vietnam.

— The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.

— To enter Vietnam, a passport valid for six months, visas and a round trip ticket are required.