Family Beach & Bike Vietnam 15 Days

Code: VFB15
Routes: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ha Long - Hoian - HCM City - Mekong
Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
Features: A wonderful package for families to see the highlights of Vietnam with lots of beach time and some easy cycling adventures for the whole family.

Trip Itinerary

Chao Ban! Welcome to Hanoi, we meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. Today is free at your leisure to rest or explore, discovering your own first impressions of Vietnam (depending on what time you arrive). Overnight in Hanoi.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, hotel.

We pick you up at 8:30 AM for a short transfer outside of Hanoi, we have this morning to learn about Hanoi villages’ life, its traditions, customs.


We walk and cycle along the villages, visit local markets, some old houses, their worshipping temples and communal houses. Then, we have a small food demonstration before our lunch at one of the local family’s houses here.


In the afternoon, we catch your van for a short drive to Lien Mac, a beautiful area of immaculately tended vegetables and flowers. Here you hop on the bike again and get a close- up look at the colourful fields and have the chance to chat with some of the local people out caring for their crops.  Stop by a “tofu family” to explore how they make tofu and you can try their fresh products. Bid your farewells, and catch the van back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 4:30 PM. Free to have dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, water, local bike, community development fund, hotel.

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM transferring to Mai Chau on our spectacular drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we get our room to take rest then the lunch is served at a local home.


In the afternoon, we take an easy bike to wander around the villages to visit the ethnic Thai people, get more chance to see their daily life, rice paddies. Ride back before dark.


Free time to have dinner and stay the night.

Driving Distance: 170 km (4 hours).


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, local bike, hotel/eco lodge.

Here, daily life starts early. It is interesting for you to get up at the first sign of daylight, take a short walk to inhale the fresh air as you wish.


Breakfast then free on your own to relax and have lunch before we check out and drive back to Hanoi. Pause to visit the Muong’s culture museum and finish our day at your hotel in Hanoi around 6:30 PM.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch, entrance fee, hotel.

Departure for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van.


Arrive at the port around 1:30 PM. Welcomed on board, you are taken to your cabin before the trip briefing while you cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay and admire the fascinating formations. Enjoy paddling around a Cap La fishing village by kayak. Back to the junk for some relaxing. Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat / junk, all meals, permit.

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape.


At 7:30 AM, you have breakfast in the fresh air on board then take morning cruise to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay with the thousands of islands and islets. Our BBQ lunch is served on beach or boat depend on water level and weather before exploring Thien Canh Son cave. Then some more kayaking to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay. Back to our junk. Take rest on your own cabin or enjoy your relaxing time.


Inclusion: Guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat/junk, all meals, permit.

Take one more chance to enjoy the fresh air and gentle breeze of the Bai Tu Long Bay - a hidden charm in the early morning. Have breakfast on board at 7:30 AM, then take a morning cruise around the magnificent scenery of the Bay to Vung Vieng fishing village. We visit this village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. There is ample time for the 10:30 - 11:00 AM check-out from the cabin while cruising back. Have lunch on the boat as we slowly cruise back to the port. Arrive at around 12:35 - 1:00 PM, we are ashore and hit the road back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:30 PM.


Dinner today is with and by a Hanoian family, where you got the chance to learn about the culture and daily life of Hanoian, and the family tradition. Back to your hotel by around 10:00 PM.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, boat/junk, row boat, all meals, hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and free at your own leisure to relax until we pick you up for noon - flight to Da Nang. Airport pick up upon arrival then transfer to Hoian for about 30’. Check in beach hotel and spend the night here.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel.

At 8.00 AM, we meet at your hotel for a very short transfer to the boat docks, we boat to a fishing village where you see & experience the life of a fisherman here, activities from preparing the fishing tools to go fishing. Followed by a short basket boat row along the village of water coconut before our lunch.


 We then cycle along the country road through the paddy fields of rice, coconut or corn heading to the main town of Hoi An.


Our afternoon is continued with sightseeing to the famous cultural sites around Hoi An,we end our trip at around 5:00 PM at your hotel.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, local bike, local boat & basket, breakfast, lunch, water & snack,hotel.

Today, Free at your own leisure to relax and discover other corners of Hoi An. If you would like to add on other trip like cooking class for your family, please discuss with our travel consultant for more details. Overnight at your hotel.


Inclusion: Hotel, breakfast.

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport in Da Nang for a noon-flight to HCM City. Upon arrival, airport pick up then transfer to your hotel. Check in hotel and stay overnight.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel.

Get started at 8:30 AM from your hotel venturing out to see the real HCM City through the eyes of a local. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, City Hall and Ben Thanh market. Lunch on your own and take rest before riding to the water park for water fun until late afternoon. Back to HCM City center around 6:00 PM. Spend your second night in HCM City.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, hotel.

At 7:30 AM, you depart for Cai Lay (about 2 hour drive) where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a leisurely, two-hour bicycle ride on peaceful country lanes and quiet roads that pass through local villages and along canals. This offers you several stops on the route, seeing seasonal fruits at the tropical plantations such as rambutan, durian, longan, jackfruit, etc., perhaps watching farmers harvesting peanuts, visiting a coconut candy factory, a puffed rice factory, stopping at a market to buy fruit, etc.. We have a great photo opportunity at Cai Be Catholic Church, built in 1929-1932, with its unique steeple atop. We board our boat for a cruise over the mighty Mekong river (about 1.5km wide), past waterfront villages and the Cai Be floating market, pausing for lunch of local specialties on Binh Hoa Phuoc island.


After lunch, we start a short cycling on small paths under the green canopy alongside water, mostly shared with just pedestrians, other local cyclists and scooters, to explore the orchards and daily life of farmers. Crossing Dinh Khao ferry, we are transferred to Cai Ngang where we start two hours riding on immense rice fields, through numerous rural riverside villages, visiting Khmer Pagoda en route. If time permitting, we have a climb up to Can Tho suspension bridge over the mighty Mekong river (Tonle Bassac - Hau Giang river), see panorama sunset view of the mekong. We continue cycling toward Can Tho or transfer by van.


Cycling distance: 30-50km

Level: 2/5

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bike, entrance fee, local boat, water, breakfast & lunch, hotel

The sounds of morning village life might wake you up early. Join your host family in some of their activities like cleaning the house, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast we take a morning boat trip to the chaotic Cai Rang Floating Market and up a quiet canal for more  ruising on winding. Later we are back on the bikes cycling backcountry roads (for about 2 hours) enjoying the beautiful Mekong Delta scenery and meeting the locals (many on bicycle too).After lunch in a local restaurant in Can Tho town, we head back to HCM City.

Trekking Distance: 25 km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bikes, entrance fee, local boat, breakfast & lunch, water, hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Depending on your flight you may have some more time for shopping. Then we transfer you to the airport for your flight home Goodbye, and hope to see you again soon!


Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast.