Such precious time of the year when you can switch off from the pressures of daily life and really connect with your beloved ones – family holidays in Vietnam can supply lifelong memories, but to ensure that every member of the family is satisfied, it is important to travel to the perfect destinations. For the best family vacations in Vietnam, without tears, we have gathered a list of great travel destinations offering interesting activities and great tourist attractions to keep everyone happy. Apply for a Vietnamese visa, pack your luggage, and take one of these spectacular trips.
Hanoi capital – a city of history and culture
In one of Vietnam’s oldest city, take a museum tour for an irreverent, amphibious view of our country’s history. Visit Vietnam History Museum to get back into the period from the prehistoric times to the end of the Second World War, before fast-forwarding to the American-Vietnamese War (the Second Indochina War) at the thought-provoking remains of Hoa Lo Prison – a penitentiary ironically known by the American soldiers held captive there.
And there is nothing quite like an afternoon stop for ice cream at Trang Tien Ice Cream, then head to the Hoan Kiem Lake (the Lake of the Returned Sword), where people of all ages take there to exercise, or see the peaceful and graceful city with more than 1,000 years of history from a cycle. In the evening, after a Vietnamese food discovery tour, you should take time for a one-hour Vietnamese traditional performance at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater or the 90-minute Ionah Show – a fascinating journey filled with colors – at the Star Galaxy – Theater & Convention.
Cuc Phuong National Park – an immense green space
Famed for its towering limestone cliffs with the height from 300 meters to 600 meters above sea level, hot springs, jaw-dropping landscape, historical natural remnants, and plethora of wildlife, Cuc Phuong National Park – 100km (62 miles) south of the capital city in Ninh Binh, is simply awesome and perfect for your family holidays to Vietnam. The first and one of the most impressive national parks consecrated in Vietnam is home to an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna including 300 species of birds, 71 species of mammals, 33 reptiles, 16 amphibians, and hundreds of beautiful and strange butterflies accounting for 38% of the national fauna.
Hiking, trekking, swimming, bird watching, and photo taking are just some of the many family activities available in this 85-square-mile national park.
Ho Chi Minh City – a city with plenty of entertainment both modern and traditional
Teeming with breathtaking sites, such as free historical monuments, unique museums, art galleries and boundless green spaces together with plenty of entertainment, both modern and traditional for the little ones, Ho Chi Minh City has an unrivaled allure for families. Nearby, the Mekong Delta is a slice of Southern Vietnamese lifestyle with women in ao ba ba (Vietnamese silk pajamas) and fanciful activities. But if you are not up for Vietnamese history, this Southern Vietnam’s city also hosts a lot of Vietnamese cooking classes that are sure to excite wee ones.
The Mekong Delta – an adventure of a lifetime
If your idea of a perfect Vietnam family vacation is all about relaxing in a luxury resort while your children amuse themselves on the beach, then our family activity holidays in the Mekong Delta may not be for you. However, if you want to have an adventure of a lifetime and get a whole new dimension to Southern Vietnamese experience, then keep on reading! Phu Quoc is all about beachside fun while An Giang – the Mekong Delta’s forgotten province with its site of Vietnam’s Killing Fields provides a slice of Vietnamese history in the 20th century and Can Tho has plenty for the younger generations.
One thing that cannot be missed on any travel to Vietnam is to explore Vietnamese traditional food. And your Mekong Delta tour from hcmc is no exception. Bun mam (vermicelli cooked with fish sauce broth topped with Vietnamese fish cake, shrimp, fish, slices of aubergine, and chopped onions), hu tieu Sa Dec (Sa Dec styled noodle soup), banh canh Ben Tre (Ben Tre styled sliced flour noodles), ca loc nuong (grilled snakehead fish), and banh cong (Vietnamese cake made from green beans mixed with wheat flour, glutinous rice flour, shrimp, and minced pork) or banh bo thot not Chau Doc (Chau Doc’s palm sugar steam rice cake) are some dishes to try. So why not mix and match the adventure, culture, and food tour?
On your family vacations in Vietnam, time should not be wasted waiting for a big group, hopping on and off buses, or negotiating unfamiliar locales. With the hope of giving you these helpful ideas when planning your next trip with your kids in our S-shaped land, we have compiled a list of travel destinations that offer reasonable rates and activities that the whole family can enjoy.