Vietnam, south to north
In just a week you can experience the highlights of Vietnam, from Saigon in the south to charming Hoi An in the centre and Hanoi in the north.
Your Vietnam family holiday stars in the capital Ho Chi Minh City – the former Saigon – a bustling city of 8 million inhabitants and roughly 4 million motorbikes. Visit the markets, eat wonderful street food, explore landmarks such as the colonial Notre Dame cathedral and Gustav Eiffel’s Central Post Office. A highlight of Saigon is the fascinating, and sometimes confronting, War Remnants Museum which tells the story of the American War from the Vietnamese perspective.
Fly to Danang in the centre of the country and spend two days in charming Hoi An, famed for its artisans, tailors and nearby beachside resorts. Continue north, flying to Hanoi where you’ll spend a day exploring including a walking tour of the Old Town, the Museum of Ethnology and see a show at the water puppet theatre. Be sure to visit a bia hai stall for the fresh local beer, and have a steaming bowl of fragrant pho for breakfast. The next day you head to Halong Bay where you’ll board the Glory Legend to sail around this scenic bay.
- Bustling Ho Chi Minh
- Charming Hoi An
- Red Bridge cooking school in Hoi An
- Hanoi’s Old Town
- Pho on the streets of Hanoi
- Cruising in Halong Bay
A family looking for a short holiday in Vietnam that will nevertheless give them a taste of Vietnam in just over a week.
Cool for kids
The Red Bridge cooking school in Hoi An, water puppet show, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, and crossing the sometimes crazy streets.
Need to know
7 days from $5906. All prices are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise and are indicative only. Prices will vary according to time of travel, size of family group, inclusions and exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are for land content only.
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