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.

Cu Chi tunnels

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.

Why take the kids?

There are so many different and varied things to do on Vietnam family holidays. There is genuinely something for the whole family. Of course the beach will appeal to children, but they will also love kayaking around the islands of Halong Bay, spending the night in remote hilltribe villages, jumping on cyclos (cycle rickshaws) to tour around Hanoi and Saigon, and compelling their parents try snake wine and fried scorpion (we dare you!).

Some of our recommended activities that children of all ages will enjoy on our range of Vietnam family holidays include:

  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

See our Vietnam with Kids blog with photos, which highlights ten of our favourite activities.

Vietnam family holidays activity - learning to make spring rolls

Learning to make spring rolls on a Vietnam family holiday

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, have a look at our sample itineraries Highlights of Vietnam and Northern Vietnam.

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 at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best Vietnam family holidays that will work for you and your children.

Vietnam family holidays - on the beach


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

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