Overland Vietnam Adventure for Family Hanoi, Viet Nam
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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. Our tour guide waits for you at the airport and transfers to the hotel in downtown Hanoi. Welcome drink and tour briefing in the afternoon (If you come in the afternoon, the tour briefing will be done at dinner time)
In the evening, enjoy a special Water Puppet show and have welcome dinner with local delights. Overnight in Hanoi.
Transfer: 45 minutes
Transportation: AC vehicle
Activities: Tour briefing, Water Puppet Show
Meal: Welcome drink & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi city tour
After breakfast in the hotel, you will take an interesting guided city tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh complex (the mausoleum, the house & garden, and the museum) and One Pillar Pagoda, a unique ancient architecture. After here we move to Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first university dates back to 1070. It is peaceful gardens and pavilions offer a relaxing respite from Hanoi’s busy streets. Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we enjoy a relaxing cyclo tour in the ancient part of Hanoi. Walking down some small and lively street to see busy local market then join locals for green tea or coffee in local café. Overnight in Hanoi
“Cyclo" is three wheeled rickshaws, operated by pedal-power, with a seat attached to the front.
Activities: Full-day city tour
Transportation: AC vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8:30 am. On the way, we will have a short break for refreshment at a handicraft center. Upon arrival in Halong City, we board a wooden boat for a fine seafood lunch and a short cruise to Thien Cung Cave. After exploration of the cave, we board the junk again for a great cruise through an amazing area of limestone islets. We will pass a floating village to reach our overnight spot near Luon Cave, which is a tunnel thrusting through a mountain. Dinner and overnight on the junk.
Transfer Hanoi - Halong: 3.5 hours
Transportation: AC vehicle
Activities: Cruising
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared a cabin

Day 4: Kayaking Halong Bay
After breakfast, we start our kayaking tour in Halong with Van Chai Floating village and then continue paddling to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain. The tunnel is the only entry to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. Lunch on the support boat. After lunch, we paddle to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea channel, to explore its beautiful beaches. Continue paddling to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Halong Bay but much more interesting with lots of secluded beaches. Cruise back to Halong Bay for dinner and overnight on mother-boat.
Activities: 6-hour kayaking
Transportation: Boat, Kayak
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared a cabin

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Breakfast on the Halong cruise and enjoy the sundeck of the junk while she navigates amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back to Halong City. Lunch on the junk before reaching Halong harbor, and back to Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi we will have a stop in Dong Trieu Town for refreshment and visit a ceramic factory. Overnight in Hanoi.
Transfer Halong - Hanoi: 3.5 hours
Transportation: AC vehicle, Junk
Activities: Sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi - biking in Hue
Take the early flight to Hue City, the former capital of Vietnam in 17th, 18th century. Hue has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO thanks to its outstanding cultural and historical values. Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel in Hue. After check-in, we take a short drive to the Imperial City to visit the impressive Royal Palace and other beautiful royal buildings.
Lunch in a local restaurant with local delights. After lunch we embark on a biking tour to the rural area of Hue, passing scenic villages and green rice fields to reach Emperor Minh Mang Tomb, one of the most beautiful Emperor’s tombs in Hue. The tomb is particularly impressive being an extravagant complex of pavilions, temple, courtyards, and lakes. After visiting the Emperor’s tomb we will take a boat trip on the peaceful Perfume River to get back to Hue City. Overnight in Hue.
Activities: Sightseeing, biking 15km, and 1.5-hour river cruise
Transportation: AC vehicle, Boat, Bicycle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue - Hoian walking city tour
Breakfast in the hotel and leave Hue for Hoian. Hoian is a small but beautiful ancient town by the bank of Thu Bon River. The town thrived on trading with the Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish…some hundred years ago. On the way, we will have a short stop at Lang Co beach for refreshing. Upon arrival in Hoian Town, we check in hotel and have lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will take an interesting guided walking tour to see the ancient town of Hoian. We will visit ancient houses, old Chinese communal houses and the lively market of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Activities: Walking tour of Hoi An
Transportation: AC vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An free time
Breakfast in hotel. Today is your free day to do whatever you want. There are some options for you to choose; shopping in the town - Hoi An is the paradise for those who like shopping, going to the beautiful beach of Cua Dai which is only 5 km from the town. Or you could take a short guided biking tour to the beautiful surrounding villages - this is excluded from the tour. Overnight in Hoi An.
Activities: Free time
Transportation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Saigon
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Da Nang for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, we transfer to our hotel in downtown Saigon. The busy city of Saigon used to be the capital of South Vietnam, is the biggest commercial and cultural center of Vietnam. We will have lunch at a local restaurant before taking an interesting city tour of Saigon including the Unification Palace, the Post Office, the Jade Emperor Pagoda and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.
Activities: City tour of Saigon
Transportation: Airplane, AC vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 10: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Breakfast in a hotel before leaving Saigon for an exciting day tour in Mekong Delta. After two hours of driving, we will reach Vinh Long. We take a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to reach a peaceful island on the river. On the island, we will walk through fruit orchards and visit a local family. We will try many different kinds of tropical fruit cultivated on the island, and we will be entertained with songs and music performed by villagers. After here we take a rowed boat trip on small canals, which are shaded by water coconut trees. We visit a coconut candy factory and have lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, we travel further south to Can Tho City. On the way, we will cross a branch of Mekong River on a public ferry. Overnight in Can Tho.
Activity: Sightseeing, River cruise
Transportation: AC vehicle, Boats
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 11: Can Tho - Saigon
Get up early in the morning and take a boat trip on Mekong River to see one of the most lively and colorful floating markets in Southeast Asia. The best time to see the market is around 8 am. Taking boat trip back to Can Tho for breakfast. Leave Can Tho for Saigon with a stop on the way for lunch. We will reach Saigon early afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.
Activities: Visit floating market
Transportation: AC vehicle, Boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon Departure
Breakfast in hotel. Our guide and driver are at your disposal until we transfer you to the airport for your flight home or connect to other adventures in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia or tours in Vietnam with Active Travel Asia.
Activities: Transfer to airport
Transportation: AC vehicle
Meals: Breakfast
Note on client safety
- The maximum weight per kayak is 125kg (275lb) for single and 250kg (550lb) for double. Passengers are requested to inform your weight upon confirmation.
- We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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Since 2006, Active Travel Asia started out as a tour operator in Vietnam delivering a wide selection of adventure tours for global travelers to Indochina. Over the years, Active Travel Asia has become a Southeast Asia’s leading DMC specializing in offering premium all-inclusive adventure tours to Vietnam

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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 100000
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