Vietnam family holidays

If you want colour, history, spectacle, markets, scenery, beaches, sensational food and twenty million motorbikes, a family holiday to Vietnam is the perfect choice. The country is embracing the 21st century but somehow also retains an enchanting sense of mystery and the exotic.

Crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels, near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), if you can fit!

Contrasts are everywhere. Communism still rules but capitalism seems to be thriving as friendly old ladies hawk tropical fruit from lively markets, then pull out a state of the art mobile to touch base with home, and nattily dressed office workers stop by the temple on the way home to burn incense and connect with their ancestors.

Vietnam family holidays activity - learning to make spring rolls

Learning to make spring rolls on a Stubborn Mule Vietnam family holiday – delicious!

Why take the kids?

Some of our favourite things to do with the children on a Vietnam family holiday are:

  1. Touring the streets of old Hanoi by cycle rickshaw
  2. Cycling through paddy fields and small villages
  3. Crawling through the Cu Chi tunnels
  4. Swimming and kayaking from a traditional junk in Halong Bay
  5. Shopping at a night market lit by traditional lanterns
  6. Learning to cook delicious local dishes
  7. Taking a zip-line into a vast cave

There is genuinely something for the whole family. Of course, the beach will appeal to children, but they will also love the chaos of the cities, the activities in the countryside, and the friendly welcome.

See our Vietnam with Kids blog which features some of our favourite family-friendly activities, with photos and more.

Family enjoying the beach in Vietnam whilst on holiday

Family holidays in Vietnam can include time at the beach as well as a wealth of fun activities

Example Vietnam family holidays

All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your family. We always take into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget, and so on. However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in Vietnam, take a look at our sample itineraries Highlights of Vietnam and Northern Vietnam. If you are planning to travel at Christmas, see our Cambodia and South Vietnam itinerary ideas.

You can also check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our Vietnam photo gallery.

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like when you want to travel. Or simply get in touch and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best Vietnam family holidays that will work for you and your children.

Zip-lining on a Vietnam with kids holiday

Zip-line into Phong-Nha Caves


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

01728 752751

Stubborn Mule cartoon