Vietnam is a lovely country with the world-top beautiful landscapes and colorful cultures. From the North to the South, you will see a lot of interesting and incredible things. It will be undoubtedly such an ideal destination for family travel, especially with your loved kids. But before any trip you need to plan well to make the best of your holiday as well as making sure your kids are safe and have good experiences. 3 most important things you should put in your bucket list for your Vietnam family holidays adventure with kids. This article helps you details.
1. Choose the best time to visit
It is really important to choose the most suitable time to visit Vietnam, especially with your kids. Vietnam is a tropical country with a hot and humid climate. Thus most travelers will choose to visit Vietnam from September to November when it is cool and dry. At this time, the country is also very green and yellow with the rice season.
Vietnam in September – at Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam
2. Pick the best places in your bucket list
Here are the best places in Vietnam for a perfect family holiday with your loved kids:
Hanoi is the 1000-year ancient capital of Vietnam. This is the second biggest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh city. Hanoi possesses itself the impressive beauty of culture, history. Visiting Hanoi, you will let your kids have chance to learn and explore about the history and culture of Vietnam with a lot of popular sites: Temple of Literature, Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi Museum of Ethnology, Ho Chi Minh Complex.
The most outstanding place in Hanoi that you shouldn’t miss is Hanoi Old Quarter. Here you will have the chance to witness Hanoi locals’ daily lives. And don’t forget to take your kids on a Hanoi street food tour to discover all the local and traditional taste of Hanoi.
At night, you can take your kids to Hoan Kiem lake to see the local people wandering around with lots of exciting activities: weekend night market (from Friday to Sunday night), dancing, singing…etc. And if you have time, take you kids to the water puppet theater close to the lake to see the traditional Water Puppet Show, which is very funny and meaningful to the children.
Hanoi Joseph’s Cathedral
Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, Halong Bay is one of the destinations you cannot miss when travelling to Vietnam. Take your kids on a day or 2 days 1 night cruise to visit Halong Bay with breath-taking landscape, formed by thousands of limestone islands and caves.
There are also a lot of interesting activities to do on the trip to Halong such as visiting the Pearl farm, fishing floating villages, kayaking, swimming, or explore the secret cuisines of Vietnam with an interesting cooking class.
Regarded as “inland Halong Bay”, Ninh Binh is well-known not only because of its amazing natural landscape but also the historical value of the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century.
There are a lot of exciting sites and activities for your family to explore in Ninh Binh like Hoa Lu ancient royal palace, Tam coc boat ride and cycling, boating in Trang An Eco System, climbing up the top at Mua cave for a panoramic view of the whole area, or visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda – the biggest buddhist pagoda in Southeast Asia with a lot of GUINNESS records.
Boat ride in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
Hoi An is the center of Middle Vietnam. The charming ancient town of Hoi An beside the Thu Bon river. This UNESCO world heritage site attracts millions of travelers worldwide with its peaceful beauty, colorful culture and historical values.
Taking your kids to Hoi An on your family trip to Vietnam is such a must. Your lovely kids will have the chance to join a local cooking class, visiting the organic vegetable farm to learn about the local work, or wandering around the town with thousands of colorful laterns and learning how to make this tradtional handicraft.
Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as “Saigon”, or the “Pearl of Indochina”, Ho Chi Minh city is now the biggest and most developing city in Vietnam. The destinations offers travelers a lot of incredible experiences from food culture, historical relics to modernized playgrounds.
Ho Chi Minh city, along with Hanoi is the 2 cities that no one can miss when they travel to Vietnam.
Not far from Ho Chi Minh City is the Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta impresses visitors by its unique river life and the local cultures. Going on a boat trip to visit the areas with villages and floating markets would be a fantastic choice when you would like to hide away from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh city.
Boat ride in Mekong Delta river
3. Ask the help of a trusted local travel company to arrange your trip
Last but not least, if this is your first time traveling to Vietnam, asking the help of a local travel company is highly recommended. A trusted local travel company will help to organize your family a good trip and make sure everything is well-connected. Moreover, they will have the expertise in choosing what and where are the best for your kids.
The best way to find a reliable company is browsing carefully on some trusted travel guide books, or some famous travel sites like Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet, Petit Fute…etc