2009 Vietnamese Hotpot-12 day Vietnam Family Package Tour

2009 Vietnamese Hotpot - 12 days

Our 12-day ‘Vietnamese Hotpot’ is the perfect introduction to Vietnam, and is sure to be a hit with the young and the young at heart. On this unique family journey discover the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, inspirational Halong Bay on an overnight boat, and the tunnels of Cu Chi on your hands and knees! Gain an insight into the lives of local fisherfolk as you learn to navigate a basket boat through a palm-fringed canal near Hoi An, and experience the relaxed lifestyle of the Mekong Delta on an overnight homestay. Great food, friendly people and awesome shopping make for a family holiday to remember.

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Reunification Express,  Hue, Hoi An, Saigon Mekong Delta Homestay.

Departure dates for our Family Small Group Journeys are aimed to fit into worldwide school holiday periods. Booking conditions are generally the same as those for our other Small Group Journeys, but please be aware of the following important terms:

  • The minimum age of participation is five-years old.
  • A family is defined as a minimum of two people – one aged five- to 18-years and one over 18 (in other words no children-only or adult-only bookings). Our normal limit is three children per adult (and vice versa).
  • Triple-share is possible and must be requested at the time of booking. Please be clear whether a double bed plus an extra bed is required or whether three separate beds are preferred.
  • Where separate rooms for children are booked, interconnecting or adjacent rooms will be requested (subject to availability).
  • Child prices only apply to children under the age of 12. Children aged 12- to 17-years must pay the adult price.
  • We do not offer ‘Willing to Share’ or “Deluxe’ options on our Family Small Group Journeys.
  • Maximum number of travellers on these journeys is 16.

We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes; if you would like to travel with us but do not fit these criteria, please contact us.

Trip grading: EASY to MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility. Expect a fair amount of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time. Fly between major destinations with 1 overnight train.

What's included: 8 nights hotel accommodation, 1 overnight train (soft sleeper 4-berth shared), 1 overnight homestay, 1 overnight boat and one domestic flight, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 16 


Not Ready to go Home Yet? Treat the family to a few days at the beach after savouring your ‘Vietnamese Hotpot’. We can arrange the perfect family-friendly property in Mui Ne, a fishing village just four hours drive from Saigon, or a resort in southern Thailand.

Ask our Travellers: "My nine-year-old son said this was the best time of his life. The trip was fun and informative, the food excellent, and we had a brilliant tour leader who made this a worry-free holiday." J. Lewis - UK

Responsible Travel: We are committed to responsible travel and ensuring a sustainable future for the destinations we visit. In the lovely town of Hoi An, we gain an insight into the lives of local fisherman on a fascinating eco-tour. You’ll experience some traditional fishing techniques first-hand and learn all about local environmental protection efforts..

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

click to see map


Departure dates

Full list

  • 03/01/2009 | Closed
  • 03/01/2009 | Closed
  • 03/01/2009 | Request
  • 10/01/2009 | Available
  • 04/04/2009 | Available
  • 11/04/2009 | Available
  • 27/06/2009 | Available
  • 04/07/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 3     - Hanoi & Halong Bay 
  • Days 4 to 5     - Reunification Express & Hue
  • Days 6 to 7     - Hoi An
  • Days 8 to 12   - Saigon & Mekong Delta