Last modified (date)26 Nov 2018
Trip titleVietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers
ValidityValidity: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
IntroductionDiscover a different side of a much-loved country on this activity-focused trip through the northern half of Vietnam. Encompassing cycling excursions, guided walking tours, kayaking expeditions and two nights of boating on Halong Bay, this trip is bound to get the blood pumping and the family bonding. Starting in Hanoi, uncover Vietnam's landmark attractions on a city cycling tour, and sit down to... Read more
Physical preparationThese trips are setup to involve and include all the family so no real physical preparation is necessary. The trips all have some degree of physical activity but nothing that is too strenuous. Please check the physical rating on the trip notes and if you need further explanation please contact one of our sales consultants who will provide you with more detailed information.
Joining pointLa Sante Hotel & Spa
Joining point descriptionCentrally located in Ba Dinh district, La Santé Hotel & Spa is with reach many main attractions and landmarks, such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi Old Quarter, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake and Truc Bach Lake.
The hotel has 24-hour customer service, free unlimited wireless internet in every room, evening turn-down service and cable TV. There is a... Read more
Joining point instructionsIf you have pre-booked an airport transfer you will be met on as you exit the Customs Hall by a transfer representative holding a sign with Intrepid Travel and/or your name on it.
If you cannot find your transfer representative, or if your flight is delayed, please call our hotline at +84 903 117 770. Additionally please proceed to the Information Counter, your driver will wait here if you do not ... Read more
Finish pointHoian Rose Garden Hotel
Finish point descriptionThe Hoi An Rose Garden hotel is a short 10 minute bike ride from the old town area or a short drive. The hotel has a swimming pool, free WiFi and a restaurant on site offering a buffet breakfast
Finish point instructionsA taxi from the hotel to the airport will cost approx. 20USD (VND 450000) and take approx 45 minutes.
The closest airport is Danang (DAD)
A departure transfer to the airport is available if arranged at the time of booking. Please advise your flight arrival details at least 15 days prior to trip departure. If you plan to stay longer, this departure transfer can only be offered in conjunction with ... Read more
Group leaderAll Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that ... Read more
SafetyMost visits to Vietnam are trouble free but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Carry a photocopy of the pages from your passport with your personal details and visa for ID, and leave the original document in a safe place.
There has been a reported increase in incidents of personal belongings and bags being snatched, including from people travelling on mo... Read more
Most nationalities are required to obtain tourist visa in advance to travel to Vietnam. When obtaining your visa you should allow 3 weeks for processing with your nearest embassy or consulate, the cost is approximately US$60 to US$100. Please check with your embassy or consulate for further requirements.
Some nationalities are exempt from visas for a stay of a maximum of 15 days, in... Read more
Why we love itExperience the tranquil beauty of rural Vietnam while cycling hrough the lush rice paddies and limestone karsts of Ninh Binh
Is this trip right for youThe weather in Vietnam can be hot and sticky, particularly during the monsoon seasons, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Please be sure to pack sunscreen and a hat, especially for wearing when out kayaking in Halong Bay.
Days 3 & 4 we cover up to 60kms/37 miles on the bike so a good level of fitness is required.
Day 3: Our accommodation for the evening is a local homestay where you and your f... Read more
HealthVaccinations may be required for this trip. Please consult your doctor or a travel health specialist. The choice of vaccinations can depend on a range of issues including the specific destination, the duration of the trip, your personal health and of course what vaccines you have had before.
Routine Background Vaccines: We strongly endorse current public health recommendations that all travellers... Read more
Food and dietary requirementsWhile travelling with us you'll have the opportunity to experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. Special dietary requirements can usually be catered for as long as we are advised in advance.
Money mattersSPENDING MONEY:
When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need. Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so ... Read more
What to takeCLIMATE & CLOTHING:
For the majority of the year, the temperature in Vietnam is normally warm and humid, particularly from Hoi An southward. North of here, it can be cool between late November and March. If travelling at this time it is advisable to bring some some warmer clothing.
A couple of rulesEveryone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Intrepid, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting th... Read more
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Issues on your trip:
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Emergency contactIn the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Cambodia's Office can be reached on Tel: +855 92 555 969 and Vietnam Office can be reached on Tel: +84 903 117 770.
For general enquiries or questions about your booking, please contact your agent or adventure specialist. For further contact details please use the following page:
Vietnam Ops: +84 903 117 770
Responsible travelCULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS:
When you are taking a tour that covers 3 different countries, you will be tempted at times to draw comparisons between them. However, you will get the most of your travel experience if you try to understand and respect each culture and the people living there, regardless of whether you preferred the destination you were in previously. There are some cultural elements that ... Read more
The Intrepid FoundationOrganisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Vietnam include:
* Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation rescues kids in crisis throughout Vietnam.
*Children’s Hope in Action (CHIA) provides essential services to children who are disadvantaged or disabled in central Vietnam.
https://www.theintrepidfou... Read more
Accommodation notesGENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:
Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.
Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in a handful of places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it i... Read more
Transport notesWe believe that the vehicles you use pay an important part in your holiday so where possible we include a wide variety of vehicles from local remorks or tuk tuks in Asia to feluccas on the Nile as well as the ubiquitous air conditioned minibus.
Please provide your exact name (including middle name) as per passport 45 days prior to the departure date for flight tickets to be issu... Read more
Travel insuranceTravel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and th... Read more
Your fellow travellersYou will travel in a group with other like-minded families who may have come from all over the world. We find that the kids of all ages usually bond really well and act as a catalyst for the rest of the group. If you are keen to know the ages of other children on the trip then please ask. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow ... Read more
Itinerary disclaimerOPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be po... Read more
AccommodationHomestay (1 nt),Hotel (5 nts),Overnight boat (2 nts)