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.
VIETNAM COMING SOON
ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH
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. As Ionah is considered as a world-class performance, your journey with Ionah will fill you with excitement awe and wonder as you experience “a real tour” of a stunning world
Itinerary For Families with Teenagers
ITINERARY FOR ADULT ONLY
ENJOY A PRIVATE
Hanoi is not only famous for the 36 streets that make up the Old Quarter but also for the wonderful people who give the city its magical aura. Discover the true Hanoi on a meeting with one of the city’s most famous local artists. Your evening begins with a music exchange with the owners who are both lecturers at Vietnam National Academy of Music. Mr. Nguyen Trong Bang has been the Principal Flute in Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, and has traveled to many countries in Europe and Asia for advanced studies and to perform.
Mrs. Bang, his wife, is a piano teacher in the same National Academy – a truly musical duo! Your hosts invite you to their home for a traditional Vietnamese dinner over
which you will chat and discover more about local culture. After dinner, enjoy a cup of tea whilst being serenaded by your hosts Mr. and Mrs. Bang.
Itinerary for Adult Only Travelers
ITINERARY 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. Mr. Liem's humble four story home is typical for a Hanoian civil servant. He welcomes his guests with hot tea & sweet peanut candyas he shares about Vietnamese water puppetry history. You will enjoy a 30 – 45 minute puppet show with traditional and modern elements performed by Mr. Liem and his assistant. After that, you can try your hand at puppetry and learn how to make a completed puppet!
Itinerary For Families with Children Under 12
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:
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
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.