How To Plan A Family Holiday In Vietnam?


Vietnam is an excellent family-friendly vacation location, with lots of things to keep everyone occupied. Whether you wish to visit historical places or spend the day resting on the beach, your children will enjoy it just as much as you do! By following our suggestions below and remaining open to new experiences, you can ensure that your family holiday in Vietnam is worth remembering!

Why Spending A Family Holiday In Vietnam?

Vietnam is at the top of many families’ trip wish lists for its excellent value for money. Some of Vietnam’s top activities, tours, and sites are quite affordable, enabling¬†longer vacations. You’ll learn that you may have a relaxing family vacation without breaking the bank.

Vietnam is also renowned for its diverse landscapes, which range from vibrant cities and beautiful beaches to remote¬†mountains. There’s something for everyone, no matter what type of activities you’re searching for.

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Will The Kids Enjoy Vietnam?

Vietnam has such a rich and vibrant culture, from the bustling cities to the rural countryside and beautiful coastline. Kids will love seeing a place that feels totally new and different from home. More than just the sights, though, there are plenty of hands-on activities to keep them entertained throughout the trip.

Food Delights 

Vietnamese cuisine is a big part of the culture in Vietnam, so kids will love exploring all the delicious street food on offer. From spring rolls and noodle soups to fresh tropical fruit, they can try so many new flavors. Cooking classes are also popular, where kids learn to make traditional dishes like pho or banh mi.

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Stunning Beaches

The beaches in Vietnam are stunning, with long stretches of powdery white sand. Hoi An and Nha Trang are especially family-friendly, with calm waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Many resorts have water parks and activities to keep kids occupied for hours.

Outstanding Nature

Inland destinations like Da Lat offer cooler temperatures and opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring lush countryside. Kids will love staying on a rural homestay and learning about farming life. The scenery of rice paddies and villages is like something from a storybook.

Convenient Transportation

When it comes to getting around, Vietnam is very kid-friendly in terms of transportation. Family-sized vehicles are widely available for hire and kids often pay half price or less for admission costs. Vietnamese people also have a real soft spot for children, so they’ll receive lots of positive attention and smiles.¬†


Vietnam might offer joyful experiences for your kids

With so much to see and do tailored for families, Vietnam offers the perfect blend of education and entertainment to keep kids engaged throughout the trip. Its friendly culture and diverse landscapes create lasting memories for the whole family to enjoy.

What To Remember When Planning Your Family Holiday In Vietnam

Decide The Destinations You Want To Visit

What do you actually want to get out of your family trip? Are you going to the beach to unwind? A lively city break? What about history and culture? What are theme parks? All of this is possible in Vietnam, but if you have one core objective, you can arrange the remainder of your time exploring.

One of the most significant factors influencing the trip is the weather. So, for reference, we’ve divided the weather into three parts based on the country’s three major areas.

  • Between December and February, North Vietnam (including Hanoi and Halong Bay) has colder weather and low humidity. From June through August, it can be extremely hot, wet, and humid, and children may suffer from heat exhaustion.
  • Central Vietnam (Da Nang, Hue, and Hoi An) has a tropical climate and is hot almost all year. The dry season lasts from November to April.
  • South Vietnam (home to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta) has two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Again, it is fairly hot all year, with the wet season running from May to November.

Consider The Holiday Duration And Your Budget

Your trip budget is greatly affected by the number of days you’ll spend in Vietnam, as well as the sorts of hotels and activities you’ll partake in.

A 10-day journey can be enough to explore the highlights of the best cities in Vietnam from north to south, including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta. If you have time, you should visit additional places like Ninh Binh, Quang Binh, and Phu Quoc. Also, we frequently encourage customers to spend 5 – 7 days on the beaches in between experiences, so the kids may relax and play.

International flights may account for the majority of your tour costs. Airfares for various itineraries vary significantly, so compare prices before booking. Check with your consultant, he or she may be able to secure a better deal.

For your reference, the costs for a private tour based on a party size of two during the high season are as follows:

  • Touring Vietnam on a medium budget normally costs roughly 200-250 USD per day for one person (including 4- or 5-star accommodations, domestic airfare, attractions, guides, and transportation).
  • With a higher budget of 250-350 USD per day for one person, you can enjoy more comfort. This includes 5-star or plus hotels, flights within Vietnam, attractions, guides, and transfers.
  • A family trip to Vietnam or Southeast Asia for two weeks (two adults with 2-3 children) typically costs 10,000-20,000 USD per family, excluding international flights from/to America or Europe.

Research Where To Stay In Vietnam With Family

There is plenty of family-friendly lodging in Vietnam, ranging from inexpensive hostels and guest homes to luxury hotels. The good news is that most establishments provide large, family-sized rooms, and children may often stay for free in existing bedding.


Pick a suitable accommodation according to your preferences

You can inform our consultants about your requirements and tastes, and we will propose the best hotels and resorts for your family. We have a large network of hotels that allows us to meet all of your requirements.

Simplify The Trip With A Vietnam Family Tour Package

We all know that organizing a trip requires a lot of work, and this is especially true when considering additional people, particularly children. A Vietnam family package may be exactly what you need in this situation.

Here are two packages that you might be interested in:

  • The Vietnam Family Adventure¬†tour is designed to assist you and your family in discovering the country’s hidden charm through a variety of activities.
  • The Vietnam Family Vacation¬†tour is ideal if you’d like extra downtime. Everyone will have the opportunity to take part in amazing activities, enjoy the beaches, and learn more about the local culture.

9 Tips For Family Travel In Vietnam

These tips are just what you need to prepare for a family holiday in Vietnam with kids. Make sure that your entire family has a fantastic time in Southeast Asia’s top tourist destination.

Exchange Your Currency Before Traveling

When traveling with kids, it is best to have local currency on hand before entering the new nation to reduce stress and travel time. To pay for modest amounts of food or to tip for services, be sure to also have smaller notes on hand.

Choose A Travel Agency That Is Experienced On Family Holiday Planning

These agencies understand the dynamics of family travel and can recommend family-friendly destinations and accommodations. They create customized itineraries, handle logistics, and prioritize safety. Overall, they provide a stress-free and enjoyable vacation experience for the entire family.

>> Read More: 10 Best Travel Agencies In Vietnam

Involve Your Kids In The Planning If Possible

Young children will be content to splash around in the pool or play on the beach, but older children might require more stimulation. Ask the teenagers what they want to do to ensure a pleasant trip. Instead of offering them a blank schedule, give them options. For instance, would they rather visit the local market or the floating market?


Kids will love to plan the upcoming trip

To arrange a family holiday in Vietnam, you can occasionally need professional assistance. Working with a tour operator that specializes in kids will make the Vietnam vacation successful, whether you’re searching for a full-service tour or just a half-day tour, to plan a boat tour of the Mekong Delta, cookery classes on Cat Ba Island, or even a Halong Bay cruise.

Bring Some Masks And Hand Sanitizers

Give your children masks, and bring a couple of extras. This is a useful precaution when traveling through Vietnam’s dusty roads. Smog is an issue, especially in large cities. Buy hand sanitizers while you are still in the city if you want to travel to a more remote location because restrooms there might not offer hand soap.

Book Your Accommodations In Advance

Even for families that enjoy adventure, looking for lodging only once you get there can turn out to be disastrous in many ways! This advice is particularly advised for distant regions of Vietnam, such as Sapa’s rural districts, where many homestays require an early warning of visitors. Although it could be challenging to reserve such lodging online, there are many tour companies available to assist!

Be Ready For Lengthy Trips By Car, Bus, Rail, Or Airplane

While parents are typically ready for the flight, don’t forget about long car trips or overnight train excursions. Kids may become bored fast. From large towns, such as Halong Bay or Sapa from Hanoi or Mui Ne or Vung Tau from Saigon, many destinations in Vietnam may only be reached via long trips.

Make transportation arrangements in advance, carry games, books, and power banks with you, and remind the older kids to bring their own entertainment. There will be a few bus stations along the way where you may purchase Vietnamese food and drinks. Make sure to arrive early at the bus or train terminal!

Look For Kid-friendly Vietnamese Food


Make the meal more enjoyable with tasty dishes

Vietnam is known for its delicious food, yet fish sauce and blood pudding could be perhaps too adventurous for most children (and even foreign adults). Start out the children’s meal with some delicious spring rolls, banh khot (little savory pancakes), and of course, pho.

Taking kids to markets is an excellent way to introduce them to local cuisine because the fresh produce on display will pique their interest in trying new dishes.

Always Use Sunscreen

The vast majority of Vietnam experiences a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. Because there is no need to bring bulky winter clothing and keep track of mittens, traveling with children in Vietnam is made easier in part by this. But even in Northern Vietnam, the sun can be intense.

So take plenty of sunscreens and a hat with you when you go to the beach, cruise along Halong Bay, hike up Marble Mountain or take a boat trip on Perfume River.

Ensure Your Flexible Schedule

Vietnam is a country where even the best-laid intentions sometimes fail. Even during the official opening hours, attractions may be closed, traffic backups may develop without warning, and even the streets in the city center may flood during heavy rain. Vietnam will be a fantastic vacation no matter what unexpected obstacles come your way if you have a flexible, positive mindset that will also inspire your children.

Most Importantly, Make Memories

Family vacations are a wonderful way to escape the stress of contemporary life and give your kids the chance to experience new things. Visitors to Vietnam will discover a wide variety of sights and tours, many of which are secure and kid-friendly, thanks to a society that likes kids.

When a family travels together, they make special memories. There are so many places in Vietnam that are suitable for kids of all ages and levels of adventure-seeking.

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Book Your Family Trip With Asia Pioneer Travel

Asia Pioneer Travel has over 14 years of experience in the tourism industry and has established itself as a premier, reputable, tailor-made travel agency in Vietnam and Asia. We constantly pay close attention to and comprehend the demands and preferences of our customers, enabling the creation of excellent holidays. Because our customers deserve the best services, we consistently strive to assure them of complete satisfaction.

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