Vietnam for Traveling Families

Vietnam is perfectly suited for a family adventure and holiday. Children have a natural curiosity and quickly break through cultural and language barriers, particularly in Indochina, where children are revered (and foreign children are treated to endless attention from smitten locals).

Take a journey together from Hanoi to historic Hue and Hoi An, while also visiting the beautiful beaches in Nha Trang, and the modern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City.

On our Vietnam Family Tours, the whole family is certain to be entertained by the people, history, color and culture. What better education is there than the education of discovery?

Common configurations of family travel in Vietnam

Families want to be active on vacation and engage in cultural activities, in addition to age-appropriate sports. Vietnam has already became popular for many families to experience this adventure, and to learn more about what country has to offer.

Halong Bay offers cruises through on of the most scenic Bay’s in the world, kayaking and cruising in Nha Trang with Emperor Cruises, nature walks in Nam Cat Tien or Cuc Phuc Nationals Parks  there are options all over for the intrepid family. The beauty of our tours for families are the flavors of first hand knowledge combined with an authentic, unique, sophisticated and excellent service handled by local travel experts.

Carefully designed to capture the essence, culture or food of the region you visit, allowing you to really get to grips with a particular area, providing a unique experience of the destination, promoting cultural understanding and exchange while allowing ample time for relaxation and exploration on your own. The itineraries for families can be modified to suit your tastes, timeframe, budget, and special interests.

Accommodation preferences 

Thanks to the improving tourism infrastructure, and the increase in accommodation across the country, there is an abundance of hotels, luxury resorts and beach side villas to choose from and to fit your travel budget and preferences. All inclusive resorts and cruises in Vietnam offer a comfortable and convenient way to discover through the large selection of things to do but in the knowledge that when you return to your resting place, dinner is already catered for. Most resorts offer tempting traditional Vietnamese delicacies as well as international cuisine, and offer a good wide range of facilities.

Cruises such as Emperor Cruises Halong Bay ( offers all suites cruises for families, a kids’ club, cinema, and have been built to attract families seeking  all-inclusive experiences, fun with the sun, adjoining rooms, with both indoor and outdoor activities.

Length of stay 

Families tend to stay longer in each destination, typically 3 nights or 5 to 7 nights at the end of the trip, to combine both exploration and relaxation. They prefer to stay in beach resorts with child-friendly facilities, a good choice of restaurants and swimming pools. Multi-generational travel continues to grow and hotels are offering more products with homelike amenities.

This often depends on what they are seeking in terms of  interests (cultural, historical, shopping, beach holiday, a cruise experience on the sea at Halong Bay, or on the river through the Mekong Delta). A fantastic family itinerary would begin in Hanoi, moving south through Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, and finishing in The Mekong Delta which offers easy access to Ho Chi Minh City for the flight back home. This trip can be comfortably completed in 2 weeks, and offers the full scope of the wonders of Vietnam.

What are the top activities for family travel in Vietnam? 

Nha Trang Bay and Halong Bay offer out-of-this-world kayaking experiences, suitable for both first-time paddlers and the serious marine explorer. Unique and remote limestone islands sprout from the sea, making kayaking through the inlets an exploration on its own. Many of these isolated islands feature dramatic sea coves and sheltered, pristine beaches that can only be reached by kayak. Rock climbing for all age groups is also available on The Cat Ba Islands.

Travelers are find Vietnam’s northern highlands a great place to hike, home-stay and trek, and marvel at meeting the minority tribespeople in Sappa. Southern and Central Vietnam offers different things to experience from beach stays to water sports to island hopping. The search for the rarest of travel experiences is taking luxury travellers to some of the most remote, off the beaten track locations on the planet.  However, they can still venture into these uncharted territories in style and comfort. Remote eco-lodges in Vietnam and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular among upscale global travellers (Think luxury tented lodges atop a glacier complete with private helicopter access, personal chef and hot tubs).

Amazing Glass Bottomed Kayaks unique in Vietnam
Amazing Glass Bottomed Kayaks unique in Vietnam
Nha Trang Bay
Nha Trang Bay
Get off the beaten track
Get off the beaten track

Which amenities are most valued?

In terms of luxury stay, most properties are now equipped rooms of an international standard, with plenty of modern facilities for guest to enjoy during their stay. They like beach villas, resorts, eco lodges, kids club, multiple pools and the availability of spacious and varied restaurants. Day time beach options such as kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and beach amenities are also highly sought after.

More multi-generations travel together. Our experiences for families are designed for first time Asia goers, but more specifically for a family traveling to Vietnam for the first time. Through experience, we’ve determined how people imagine Asia and the kind of trip they enjoy on their first visit. As a group of family travelers, we’ve also determined a great daily pace for families traveling with children, and tours that are family friendly.

By minimizing flights, maximizing day tours, and planning in time for naps or time to let the kids burn off energy, you’ll see this tour may be just the right fit for your family’s first Vietnam adventure.

Top beach resort destinations Vietnam

Luxury resorts and high end accommodations are developing year by year with the most popular right now being  Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc Island and Hoi An.

Our Luxury Travel Picks for traveling families to Vietnam: We have culture, nature and outdoor activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Kids and adults will love it. Luxury Travel is internationally recognized for crafting bespoke travel experiences to the world’s most luxurious destinations.

an unforgettable experience
an unforgettable experience
Wonderful Scenery
Wonderful Scenery
Unrivalled Luxury on Emperor Cruises
Unrivalled Luxury on Emperor Cruises

The summer months are for more than simply relaxing, I believe they are a time for extraordinary adventures and unforgettable experiences, as do the majority of our clients. This is why my team and I search Vietnam for the most amazing beach places imaginable, and go that extra mile to find the most memorable ways to experience each location for your families.

Here are 5 must-explore destinations for travel summer 2016 and beyond, carefully selected by Luxury Travel experts, and based on customer feedback: Con Dao: Six Senses Con Dao, Phu Quoc Islands – La Veranda Resort and Spa: Ninh Van Bay: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Nha Trang, Nha Trang : Vinpearl Resort and Spa Nha Trang, Danang : Intercontinental Sun Peninsula Danang Resort.

It is not the exhaustive list,  and you can also consider good properties for family travel such as Banyan Trees Lang Co, Vinpearl Phu Quoc, Furama Danang, The Nam Hai Hoi An or Nam An Retreat, Ana Mandara Hue or Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh.