I N T R O D U C T I O N
Vietnam is one of the safest and certainly the most interesting destinations in the world — and the perfect place for a family outdoor vacation. Vietnam offers an rich cultural immersion, unique landscapes, a culture far different from the familiar, combined with welcoming, "kid-crazy" locals to create a travel experience that you and your family will never forget. Also consider our two other popular family destinations — Thailand and Myanmar, the former a well-plied tourist destination with unparalleled beachresorts, unique elephant camps, and deep jungle parks, the latter a place that has just opened up from a forty-year slumber.
Vietnam is always a popular choice, now officially on everyone's top three places to visit. But with Myanmar and Laos opening up, ask us for more details if you are undecided what is the best choice for your family's vacation.
If you're a past traveler with Abercrombie & Kent or Butterfield & Robinson traveler, try us in Southeast Asia as many others have. You can expect a similar level of quality but more comprehensive trip and of course, a much better value as many of our past travelers have reported.
Taking it easy
Though we organize "cycling and adventure tours", almost all of our tours offer relaxed and cultural activities with a large focus on the real highlight of the region — the people. The Vietnamese are famously family-oriented and kid-crazy. We will facilitate personal encounters along the way, spontaneous, authentic, and unforgettable whether dropping into a school for an impromptu English lesson taught by Hanoi Family Tour
your children, or meeting with a child musical prodigy in Hanoi who will teach your children how to play the traditional Dan Bau. After all, even though biking, kayaking, and trekking add to the fun, it's the warmness of the people and the unique landscape that make this region of the world a truly special place.
For a glimpse of a trip, have a read at Mario's recent trip diary of his two-week culinary cycling trip with his dad over Spring break to celebrate his 12th birthday.
Our staff is famously kid-friendly and enjoy these family trips most of all. Our family vacations are custom designed, created with your input and our expertise, to make sure the trip taken is enjoyable by everyone. As parents ourselves, we are knowledgeable and can furnish a children's reading list as well as other materials and ideas for activities to interest your child in their unique adventure.
"I want to thank you for enabling our family to have a wonderful, trouble free vacation in a fascinating part of the world. We thoroughly felt well taken care of by very professional, knowledgeable and patient guides. It was a smooth and very interesting trip. I will send you the trip journal that my husband wrote. Thanks again, you were a godsend." ~Claudia D.
Where do I begin?
Whether you'd like to travel the length of the country or explore a particular region, please review our tours schedule to get a better feel for what you and family would like to see and do. Recommendations? In Vietnam, kayaking on Halong Bay and Mcycling in the Mekong Delta are popular short trips. Neighboring Cambodia is a short hop away with an incredible variety of temples. When you're ready, or even if you just have a question, please give us a call and we'll be happy do discuss your plans and interests. We'd also be glad to put you in touch with one of the many families who have traveled with us before for their perspective.
"I've thought of you so many times and sent you"mental" thank yous for all you did to make our trip this past summer such a great success. But that's as far as I ever got! But please know the kids and I had a great time. All our guides were wonderful and the itinerary turned out to be just perfect. All the accommodations were perfect; perfect sizes and locations and such wonderful hospitality." ~ Anne Bettis (2010 family tour of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)
Note: for certain periods of the year, such as December or the lunar new year period in Vietnam or Thailand, hotels and flights may have limited availability two to three months beforehand.