Travel Time: 8½+ hours from East & West Coasts (depending on choice of stop-over)
Weather: Tropical – hot and humid year-round. The low tourist seasons, April to June and September to November, are best for travelling throughout most parts of the country, though typhoons are active in the northern areas from October to November. December to March is a beautiful time in Vietnam, particularly the south which has mild weather and dry conditions. Northern parts of Vietnam can be quite cold during this time. July and August are high season for travel. Expect hot, humid temperatures nation-wide and frequent sporadic downpours.
Currency: VND (Vietnamese Dong)
Major destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hoi An & Da Nang
Young people are loved by the Vietnamese, and young foreign children in particular receive truly warm and adoring attention from the locals. Vietnam makes for an interesting and unique cultural experience that the whole family will love.
There are great beaches and coastal towns in Vietnam, notably Da Nang, which are full of family-friendly resorts with children’s programs, playgrounds, pools and games rooms. In Hoi An the whole family will enjoy – exploring the Old Town (bike or wander through the winding streets), the Hoi An Free Tour (a family-friendly bike ride through the surrounding countryside run by volunteer students who want to practice their English!) and visiting the bustling early morning fish and vegetable markets. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with cultural and food experiences galore, will entertain all members of the family for days!
Alluring landscapes, fascinating history and bustling with activity – Vietnam is an enchanting country! It’s a destination for both kids and adults. With attractions that appeal to the whole family – for every age and interest – Vietnam, with something for everyone, has you covered.