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Northern Vietnam with Kids

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Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Starts in/Finishes in: Hanoi/Hanoi
Highlights:

  • See the uniquely northern Vietnamese water puppet performance
  • Sample delicious street foods prepared by the locals
  • Embark on a buffalo card ride through the Bat Trang ceramics village and stop at a small workshop for learning to make your own ceramics
  • Spend a night cruising and kayaking Halong Bay aboard a traditional Junk
  • Have some family time at a Hanoi cookery centre to learn some Vietnamese dishes

Duration: 7 days

Travel Style: Family Vacations
Suitable: Families with small children

TRIP IN DETAILS

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

The morning is at leisure.

The afternoon is accompanied by a Hanoi kids who guides you to the key attraction of Hanoi as your wish, you can include 2 up to 4 site for the afternoon.

Go for a cyclo ride with the kids through the crazy streets of Hanoi. This is one of the thrilling things to do in Hanoi with children. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of this very busy city! Stop for ice cream at one of the shops. Vietnamese ice cream is delicious with interesting fruit flavors. Or try one of the delicious French bakeries for a sweet treat with the kids.

Tour ends with a 50-minute water puppet performance – a popular Vietnamese art form originating from the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.

Note:
Hanoi Kids is a student led organization. They provide free tour guides that will accompany you to the sights. The students get the chance to practice their English and learn about other cultures and you get the inside scoop on Hanoi. As they don’t accept payment you may want to bring a gift from your country for your guide.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

This morning a short drive will take your family to Bat Trang Ceramics making village. Stop at a workshop to learn about the process of making fine ceramics. Then embark on a buffalo card ride through the village to Bat Trang ceramics market with hundreds of stalls where you can purchase small items to bring home as gift. Enjoyed a guided walk through narrow alley in the quaint part of the village is a great way to see how daily life is lived in a Vietnamese village. Stop at a small workshop for learning to make your own ceramics following the traditional way. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in the village, return to the city.

The afternoon will be your own!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

This morning drive 3,5 hours to Halong Bay through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. On arrival, embark on a 24 hour cruise in Halong Bay. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters while enjoying seafood lunch.

Cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay and your first stop will be Vong Vieng floating fishing village where you will disembark and hop on a sampan rowed by the local people through their fishing village. Meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. Then back on board the Paloma to continue the journey towards Halong Bay.

Weather permitting, you may choose to swim, kayak, sunbath on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna.

Enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit. Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.

After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cutler fishing at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi and take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay.

After breakfast you cruise through a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave. Drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave where you disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

Then time to refresh and relax before checking out, followed by a brunch. At 12.00, disembark where your private vehicle will take you to Hanoi, arriving in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

Today is spent at a Hanoi cookery centre where you will learn how to cook Vietnamese foods. The class begins with a visit to nearby market where you will learn how to choose fresh ingredients for your dishes, led by an English speaking chef. Then return to the centre to begin your hand-on cooking lesson.

As for kids, let them join the Kids Club which is a fun way for kids to learn about food and to do some simple cooking. This class allows your kids to roll up their sleeves and explore their creativity in a supervised environment. After the class kids can stay on and have their face painted.

After lunch, your afternoon is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Your time will be free at leisure until being picked up for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:
Transportation: Private vehicle

PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2021

Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat
Accommodation: 6 Nights
  • Pick up and transfer by private vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Five night stay at Silk Path hotel in Hanoi (****city centre) with breakfasts
  • One night accommodation on Paloma Cruise (Deluxe cabin) with full board meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • English speaking guide for touring days and on board
  • Meals as indicated in the programme
  • Cooking Class in Hanoi
  • Pottery making fee & buffalo ride in Bat Trang
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the programme
  • Entry visa to Vietnam
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Travel Insurances
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.

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