South Vietnam Family Adventure – 9 Days

The 9 Days tour in South Vietnam is designed for both adults and younger explorers with entertaining and cultural experience. Let’s enjoy the cultural and relaxation and...

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
Tour route: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Adventure, Landscape, Nature, Culture and History
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)


Day 01: Ho Chi Minh arrival
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - City Tour (B, L, D)
Day 03: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 04: Cai Rang - Can Tho (B, L, D)
Day 05: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 06: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat (B, L)
Day 07: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B, L)
Day 08: Nha Trang (B)
Day 09: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Day 01: 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

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
After breakfast we depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that, we will visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch, we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.
In the afternoon, we will leave Ho Chi Minh for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the "Iron Triangle" or "Iron Land". On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
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.

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Vietnam
Notre Dame Cathedral
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 03: 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.

Day 04: 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.

bassac cruise mekong
mekong floating market

Day 05: 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.

Day 06: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat (B, L)
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Da Lat. 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 Da Lat 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 Da Lat 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 Da Lat

Day 07: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B, L)
Today your family will have a unique opportunity to travel between Da Lat and Nha Trang by bike and raft (note this tour is non private).
The journey starts with a short car/van transfer northeast of Da Lat 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

da lat
nha trang beach

Day 08: 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.

Day 09: 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.
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What is included?

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • 01 nights on boat in Mekong Delta
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water

What is excluded?

  • 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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