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VIETNAM ITINERARIES

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

WITH TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

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.

 

 

  • Bicycle rickshaw trip to Ho Chi Minh
  • Visit One Pillar Pagoda and Ethnology Museum
  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Visit Hoan Kiem Lake
  • See an Ionah Show at Galaxy Theatre
  • Spend an afternoon at an artist's home making kites, later fly your kite at the Imperial Citadel
  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda then take a boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Private guided tour of Hue
  • Watch a demonstration of marital arts at Kinh Van An
  • Walking tour of Hoi An
  • Old House of Tan Ky, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Travelers can also visit a local farm where residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’ s burgeoning textile industry.
  • Sail the Thu Bon RIver to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and paint your own Vietnamese theatre mask
  • Half day tour of Tra Que Village
  • Tour Ho Chi Minh City in a tuk tuk
  • Boat trip on Saigon's Canals
  • Take a one hour speed boat ride of the Cu Chi Tunnels while learning about their construction and role in history
  • Visit a Cricket Farm

HIGHLIGHTS FOR

ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS

Special Activity:

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.

 

  • Bicycle rickshaw trip to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh’s stilted house
  • Visit One Pillar Pagoda and Ethnology Museum
  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a private Water Puppet Show
  • Spend an afternoon at an artist's home making kites, later fly your kite at the Imperial Citadel
  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda then take a boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Private guided tour of Hue
  • Watch a 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
  • Half day tour of Tra Que Village
  • 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
  • Visit Hanoi Hilton guided by a former US soldier
  • Bomb Shelter Visit
  • Watch a A O Show (contemporary Vietnamese circus performance) in a 116 year old Opera House

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12

Special Activity:

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.

 

  • Bicycle rickshaw trip
  • One Pillar Pagoda and Ethnology Museum
  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a private Water Puppet Show
  • Spend an afternoon at an artist's home making kites, later fly your kite at the Imperial Citadel
  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda then take a boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Private guided tour of Hue
  • 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
  • Half day tour of Tra Que Village
  • 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 A O Show (contemporary Vietnamese circus performance) in a 116 year old Opera House
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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