Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach

Vietnam Family Tour by Train - 20 Days

Vietnam family tour by train is a great educational as well as relaxing experience for families to explore Vietnam from the North to the South. The trip is for 20 days, 19 nights.

 Paradissa travel specialists have meticulously put together the planned visits, the pace of travel, the organized activities and the free time, so that optimized balance is obtained. On the trip we use exclusively kid-friendly hotels of 3-4* with convenient location. Make it a great experience together on an educational and fun-filled family tour of Vietnam.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1 Arrive at Hanoi (with guide, no included meals)
Day2 Hanoi City Tour without water puppet show &cyclo trip (with guide) (B) 0800 A.M
Day3 Hanoi free day (B)
Day4 Hanoi – Halong Bay Junk Cruise (with guide) (B/L/D) 0800 A.M
Day5 Halong Bay – Hanoi (with guide) /Overnight Train for Hue (by train SE3:1930-0830 A.M D+1) (Brunch)
Day6 Arrive at Hue (0830 A.M)/Hue Citadel Tour, Evening River Cruise (with guide) (no included meals)
Day7 Hue Royal Tombs (with guide) (B) 0800 A.M
Day8 Hue – Hoi An (by car)/Hoi An Walking Tour (full day with guide) (B) 0800 A.M
Day9 Hoi An Free day (B)
Day10 Hoi An Free day (B)
Day11 Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang ( SE21: 0955-2036) (transfers with guide) (B)
Day12 Nha Trang Island Full Day Private Tour (with guide) (B/L) 08:30 A.M
Day13 Nha Trang free day (B)
Day14 Nha Trang – Saigon (by train SE7: 0839-1610) (no guide on the train, transfers with guide)
Day15 Morning Tour to the Cu Chi Tunnel/Afternoon City Tour (full day with guide) (B) 08:00 A.M
Day16 Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long - Can Tho (with guide)
Day17 Can Tho – Saigon – Vung Tau (with guide) (B)
Day18 Vung Tau Morning City Tour/Free Afternoon (B)
Day19 Vung Tau – Saigon
Day20 Depart Saigon (Transfer with guide) (B)

A lady rowing a boat on the Mekong River
A lady rowing a boat on the Mekong River

What’s included
English-speaking guide;
Private A/C van for transportation as indicated in the program;
Train tickets for A/C Soft-sleeper (4 sleepers/cabin) on the local train as in the itinerary;
Private cabin on a shared junk cruise on Halong Bay;
Private boat cruises on the Perfume River in Hue and between Cai Be - Vinh Long – Can Tho as in the program;
Accommodation on twin-shared basis as indicated in the program;
Meals as indicated in the program (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner);
All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What’s not included
Insurance of any type;
International airport taxes others than those mentioned in the Inclusions;
Early check-ins and late check-outs except for those mentioned as in the Inclusions;
Drinks or personal expenses such as phone bills, laundry;
Visa arrangements;
Others not specified clearly in the Inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Arrive at Hanoi (with guide, no included meals)
Arriving at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, your family will meet our local team and be transferred to the hotel.
Free time.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day2 Hanoi City Tour without water puppet show &cyclo trip (with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, we’ll tour the 1,000 year old city of Ha Noi and learn more of the historical and cultural aspects of the city; it’s a great educational experience for your family and especially your kids. We’ll visit different highlights of Ha Noi including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Thang Long Hanoi Citadel, the Temple of Literature (1st University of Vietnam).

In the afternoon, we continue our tour to the Tran Quoc Pagoda - Nation founding pagoda, the Quan Thanh temple, the Ngoc Son temple. Enjoy an oriented walking tour in the Old Quarter to your hotel.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day3 Hanoi free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure in Hanoi for your family to catch up with the daily life of Hanoi people.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day4 Hanoi – Halong Bay Junk Cruise (with guide) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Halong Bay with guide and driver. The boat provides a different guide on board, your tour guide stays on the shore. Welcomed on board a wooden junk and start cruising amid the unreal beauty of Halong Bay.
Lunch on board.
Afternoon visit to Sung Sot Cave and Ti Tov Beach.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day5 Halong Bay – Hanoi (with guide) /Overnight Train for Hue (by train SE3:1930-0830 A.M D+1) (Brunch)
Morning visit to Luon Cave and enjoy breakfast on board.
Early lunch before disembarkation at 11:00 A.M
Transfer back to Hanoi.
Free time for dinner.
In the evening, board an overnight train bound for Hue. You’ll be on the train without Paradissa’s staff.
Overnight on board the train.

Day6 Arrive at Hue (0830 A.M)/Hue Citadel Tour, Evening River Cruise (with guide) (no included meals)
Arriving at Hue in the morning, meet our local team and take a transfer to a local cafe for you to breakfast (on your own account).
River cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Move on for a tour of Hue Imperial Citadel and the Dong Ba Market.
Proceed to the hotel for check-in.
Free time.
Evening, enjoy a music boat cruise 1 hour (1930-2030).
Overnight in Hue.

Day7 Hue Royal Tombs (with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We'll head out of the city into the leafy countryside for a visit to the tombs of King Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. We’ll have plenty of time amid the green environment today for your family to get refreshed besides the planned visits.

Afternoon visit to the tomb of King Minh Mang and the Royal Arena.
Overnight in Hue.

Day8 Hue – Hoi An (by car)/Hoi An Walking Tour (full day with guide) (B) 0800 A.M
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Hoi An with sightseeing at the Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass.
Afternoon walking tour of Hoi An Old Town taking in: old merchant houses, a Chinese Congregational Hall, Hoi An Museum, and the famous Japanese covered-bridge.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day9 Hoi An Free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure in Hoi An. Your family can have cozy time in the Old Town or relaxing time on the beach or Paradissa would assist with optional cycling tours to explore the green countryside.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day10 Hoi An Free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day11 Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang ( SE21: 0955-2036) (transfers with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Da Nang Railways Station for the train to Nha Trang. Our team will assist you onto the train but will not travel with you on the journey.
Welcomed by our local team on arrival and transferred to the hotel.
Free time.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day12 Nha Trang Island Full Day Private Tour (with guide) (B/L) 08:30 A.M
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day island boat tour with snorkeling at Hon Mun & Hon Mot. The trip doesn't include glass-bottom boat trip and visit to Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Nha Trang Bay is rated among the most beautiful sea bays in the World and your family will certainly have a fantastic time together.
Lunch on board.
Overnight at Nha Trang.

Day13 Nha Trang free day (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure for your family to self-explore the city or get relaxed on the beach. Optional river tours or cycling tours to the countryside can also be arranged.
Overnight at Nha Trang.

Day14 Nha Trang – Saigon (by train SE7: 0839-1610) (no guide on the train, transfers with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transferred to Nha Trang Railways Station for the day train bound for Saigon. Welcomed by our local team on arrival and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight at Saigon.

Day15 Morning Tour to the Cu Chi Tunnel/Afternoon City Tour (full day with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning tour to the Cu Chi Tunnel.
Afternoon city tour of Saigon: The War Remnants Museum, The Cathedral, The General Post Office, The Municipal Theatre and the Central Market, Binh Tay Market and the China town.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day16 Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long - Can Tho (with guide)
Our team pick you up at the hotel in the morning and we enjoy a trip out into the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat trip with visits to islands on the Mekong where you’ll discover a great deal about local life. In late afternoon, rejoin our car for a transfer to Can Tho, the capital city of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Day17 Can Tho – Saigon – Vung Tau (with guide) (B)
Have a boat trip to visit the most vivid floating market in Vietnam.
Back to the hotel for breakfast. Then we check out and have a transfer to the seaside city of Vung Tau, a famed R&R spot in southern Vietnam. Check into the hotel on arrival and have free time.
Overnight at Vung Tau.

Day18 Vung Tau Morning City Tour/Free Afternoon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Afternoon tour of Vung Tau: The markets,White Villa, French guns, the lighthouse, Jesus statue.
Free time in the afternoon for relaxing time by the seaside.
Overnight at Vung Tau.

Day19 Vung Tau – Saigon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have the morning free.
Transfer back to Saigon in the afternoon. Or alternatively our team could transfer you back to Saigon in the morning and you’ll have easy time in Saigon in the afternoon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day20 Depart Saigon (Transfer with guide) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You have free time until our team come back and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. We trust your family have had a wonderful trip in Vietnam with Paradissa.