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South Vietnam Family Adventure 9 Days

South Vietnam Family Adventure 9 Days
TOUR INFORMATION
  • Tour Code: AMT-02VNA
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  • Duration: 09 days
  • Departure: Ho Chi Minh 
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​Homestays, canyoning, biking and rafting, our South Vietnam Family Adventure is an entertaining and cultural experience designed to please both adults and younger explorers. We’ve selected family-friendly properties, included a mix of exciting excursions to keep kids amused and thrown in some cultural touring. With our enthusiastic guide accompaning you throughout the 9 days, adults will be able to relax and enjoy this Vietnam family tour.
 

Duration: 9 days 8 nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Dalat - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary in brief: 
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Overnight cruise (B, L, D)
Day 4: Cai Rang - Can Tho (B, L, D)
Day 5: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat (B, L)
Day 7: Dalat - Nha Trang (B, L)
Day 8: Nha Trang (B)
Day 9: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Homestays, canyoning, biking and rafting, our South Vietnam Family Adventure is an entertaining and cultural experience designed to please both adults and younger explorers. We’ve selected family-friendly properties, included a mix of exciting excursions to keep kids amused and thrown in some cultural touring. With our enthusiastic guide accompaning you throughout the 9 days, adults will be able to relax and enjoy this Vietnam family tour.
 
Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating mix of old and new and a great place to start your Vietnam family tour. While in the big city you’ll explore the network of underground tunnels at Cu Chi, zip around the city streets by local truck taxi, try local barbeques and learn about Vietnam’s endangered animals.
 
Then its off to the Mekong Delta for three days in the waterways of the far south. Take an overnight cruise aboard a wooden riverboat and awake early to visit the bustling morning market, a real slice of authentic Delta life. Return to land and cycle along quiet lanes to a homestay on the outskirts of Can Tho. Spending an evening with a local family, learning about their customs and way of life, is sure to be a highlight of your Vietnam family tour.
 
Next you’ll fly to Dalat, the ultimate outdoor playground for a Vietnam family tour. While in the highlands, explore the immense canyons and tumbling waterfalls hidden on the outskirts of Dalat and enjoy the cool mountain air and lush surroundings.
 
To reach Nha Trang, the final stop on your Vietnam family tour, you’ll travel by bike and raft through some of the south’s most beautiful scenery. The downhill ride takes you from the highlands to the coast where you’ll raft on the Cai River to Nha Trang, an exhilerating day in the great outdoors.
 
A day spent relaxing on the sandy beaches of Nha Trang is the perfect conclusion to your South Vietnam family holiday. Whether returning home or continuing with a trip to the north, you will be left with fabulous memories of the people and places of southern Vietnam and an unforgettable family vacation.
 
Note: This tour and all of our vacations can be customized to meet your families needs.
 


DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon and evening are free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L, D)

Ho Chi Minh City has some great activities available for a family holiday- sure to keep both kids and parents entertained. 

Start with a 1.5 hour drive to Cu Chi for exploration of the tunnels (as an optional extra the return journey can be taken by speedboat along the Saigon River). The famous Cu Chi Tunnels consist of an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. You’ll have a chance to crawl through the tunnels, learn about how the soldiers and their families lived and venture through the jungle with your guide. 

After visiting the tunnels drop into the Wildlife at Risk centre where rescued wild animals are rehabilitated. You’ll be taken on a guided tour through the centre where educational displays and information about the country's biodiversity can be seen as well as some of the animals themselves (though no contact with the animals will be made). Enjoy lunch in the Cu Chi area before driving back to the city. 

Return to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon for a special tour of Cholon, the city’s Chinatown district. You’ll travel by xe lam, local trucks with long benches in the back perfect for zipping around the city. During the tour, discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. Here children can light some incense coils that can burn up to 10 days and make a wish at the same time. 

At the end of the day watch a traditional music show in a private home – loved by children as participation is always welcome! Return to your hotel late this afternoon for a chance to relax.  

This evening have dinner at a popular BBQ restaurant for a ‘grill your own meal’. The whole family will join in, preparing their own food in the lively atmosphere. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE - OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B, L, D)

This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2.5-hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be. The brilliant colors and bustling markets of the Mekong Delta will delight kids as well as adults.
 
Arrive in Cai Be at noon, then board the Bassac. A welcome drink will be given on arrival followed by an introduction to the ship and crew. Depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River and enjoy lunch on the upper deck while en route. Rest on the deck while the ship branches into the Cho Lach Canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, past fruit drying facilities and around wooden ship building yards. 

Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thít, where you can appreciate the way of life here in the Delta. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby. 

Back on board the Bassac a complimentary drink will be served, so why not sit back and enjoy the sunset overlooking the Mekong’s magical waterways.
 
Dinner will be served whilst the Bassac cruises the Mang Thit River towards the Bassac’s anchorage for the night, downstream from the little market of Tra On.  Overnight aboard the Basaac Boat. 

Distances and journey time:
HCMC to Cai Be (100km): 2 hours

DAY 4: CAI RANG - CAN THO (B, L, D)

A delicious breakfast will be served from 0630 whilst the boat cruises the Tra On floating market, the boat will then depart towards Can Tho. Upon arrival check out of your cabin and transfer onto a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market the nearby arroyos and gardens. 

Cruise through the floating market which bustles with wholesalers on big boats. Here, during the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The main items sold here are fruit and vegetables and every boat has a long upright pole at its bow from which samples of the goods for sale are hung. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. Return to land and have lunch in Can Tho. 

This afternoon, spend time cycling around the quiet laneways and dirt paths of Can Tho. Biking is the perfect way to discover the countryside with your family. The roads are flat and the sites are amazing: cottage industries, small farms harvesting or planting rice, hidden temples and lots of friendly locals who will come out to greet you. 

Then, transfer to a guest house in Can Tho. This tastefully decorated small guest house is a comfortable place to stay after a long day. Overnight in Can Tho. 

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

DAY 5: CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

After your breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your host family and resume the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. The journey takes 4-hours.

Upon reaching Ho Chi Minh City you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distances and journey time:
HCMC to Can Tho (180km): 4 hours

DAY 6: HO CHI MINH CITY - DA LAT (B, L)

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel for check in and a short rest. 

Then you’ll be picked up and transfer to the hills of Dalat for a fun afternoon of canyoning. Under the watchful eye of an expert guide, you’ll navigate through a canyon and explore spectacular waterfalls. The activity is easy and safe for families and is an unforgettable day in the Dalat countryside. Lunch will be served at the base of a waterfall and there will be a chance to go down some natural waterslides if you want.

Return to the hotel late this afternoon. Dinner and the remainder of this evening are at your leisure. Overnight in Dalat 

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

DAY 7: DA LAT - NHA TRANG (B, L)

Today your family will have a unique opportunity to travel between Dalat and Nha Trang by bike and raft (note this tour is non private).

The journey starts with a short car/van transfer northeast of Dalat to the highlands of Bidoup Nui Ba national park. From here, you’ll hop on your bike for a downhill ride through beautiful scenery. The first section takes you through the hills, past pine forests and farms. A short uphill climb (kids will be assisted) takes you to the top of a pass before a long downhill descent of 28 kilometers takes you to the bottom of the pass and the Cai River.

Trade in your bike for rafts- inflatable 2-man kayaks. The gently flowing waters of the mountain tributaries take you downriver for about 30 minutes. Here, you’ll go ashore at a small farm for a barbeque lunch and rest.

Continue after lunch, encountering a few sets of small rapids as you pass through more beautiful scenery. Having covered around 10 kilometers in total, you’ll reach the take-out point mid-afternoon and transfer the final 40 minutes by car/van to your Nha Trang hotel. The remainder of today and this evening are at your leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang

Distances and journey time:
Dalat to Nha Trang (120km): 2.5 hours

DAY 8: NHA TRANG (B)

Today is free at your leisure to enjoy the beaches of Nha Trang. Several optional (extra) excursions can be arranged such as boat trips, village excursions or cyclo rides. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

DAY 9: NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)

This morning fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City to catch your connecting onward flight.

Distances and journey time:
Routes can change subject to client’s interest.
Sửa nội dung
1. HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
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Payment for a tour is done via bank transfer or by credit card at Paypal or payment by Western Union.

2. CAN I POSTPONE OR CANCEL  MY TRIP? 
All purchases are final and you will need to agree with our term & conditions before confirming your order. In some cases, your booking will be cancelled or postponed for a future day.  However, if you need to cancel within 14 days we may state in our conditions that we will charge cancellation fees. 

3. IF I PURCHASE A PACKAGES, CAN I TRAVEL IN REVERSE DIRECTION?
Yes, our packages are made up on individual travel vouchers, which can be use in any order.  You may want to travel our intineraries in reverse or you may want to complete your package over a number of short trip. 

4. DO YOU OFFER LONGER OR MORE CUSTOMIZE TOUR? 
Yes, you can ask for longer or customize with any tours. If you have any request or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com, our travel experts will help you decides which is best itinerary for you.

5. I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – WILL THEY BE CATERED FOR?
We will try our best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we will pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in local language for those time you are eating away from the group.

6. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY IN MY DESTINATION?
It is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card. In Vietnam, the US Dollars and Euros are more widely accepted than other currencies (off course, out of VN Dong). However, in some cases, at some hotels they can accept your local currency but not very much. 

7.  WHAT STANDARD OF ACCOMMODATION SHOULD I EXPECT? 
The standard of accommodation depends on trip style you have choosen. Find out more

8. WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED HELP WITH MY BOOKING?
If you need any help with your booking please let us know by contacting us as soon as possible at anytime  via:
Email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com
Our phone number: +84-4 3212.3589
Or, hotline: +84 982 45 2222. 
We will make our hardest  to help you with the most comfortable and enjoyable trip.
 
9. WHAT IS AN EXTRA COST?
An extra cost is something you will pay direct to the tour or hotel upon arrival. Or, something is mentioned in NOT INCLUDED.  Most of Amity Smile trips are “All Clusive” meaning no extra fees will need to be paid. 

10. HOW DO I KNOW  MY RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking.  Your reservation is not confirmed until receive this follow up email or fax. 

11. CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY  OF MY GROUP TRIP, EITHER BEFORE OR DURING THE TRIP?
Please make sure that you are happy with your group trip itinerary before booking because we are unable to change them for individual travelers. However, if you and a group of friends, colleagues,…would like your own personally designed itinerary, get in touch with our travel consultants, they can tailor an itinerary just for you.

12.IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ON TOUR, WHO WILL I CONTACT?
When on tour, your tour guide is the first person of contact. We have our own hotline,  so emergency assistance is available 24hours per day. Please see the office contact details listed on your itinerary or on your voucher. 

13. I AM NOT READY TO BOOK RIGHT NOW,  WHAT SHOULD I DO?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this time frame varies by airline.
For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.
For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancellation charges of hotels/resorts.
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TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request 
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

THE TRIP INCLUSIONS:
- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
- Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees for mentioned visits
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary

THE TRIP EXCLUSIONS:
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- International and domestic Flights
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
- Tips, Travel insurance

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