Vietnam with kids - 6 fun activities

Fri, 09 Mar 2018. Last updated Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:25

If you are planning to spend your vacation with family in Vietnam, you should research some fun activities for kids in advance.

You won’t find this information in the highly trumpeted travel guides, thus we found for you some activities that children will love, as endless temples and historical sites will likely bore them to death.

- Take a cyclo-rickshaw ride through the backstreets of Hanoi

It’s worth taking a cyclo for an hour to explore the ancient capital Hanoi. People say that walking is much better, fair enough, however, that might be quite a challenge with toddlers, as the absence of any pavements together with an enormous amount of scooters definitely say that kids need to be kept close. But taking a cyclo-rickshaw will allow you to enjoy the city in a more relaxed way without constantly looking after your children.

- Take a boat ride through a cave system in Ninh Binh

Rowing in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is called “Halong Bay” on the land. Beautiful stony outcrops not unlike those at Ha Long Bay, though a bit smaller in size. The best way to enjoy the scenery is to ride a bicycle or take a boat. Either way, kids will enjoy the activity. If you decide to take a boat you won’t row by yourself, it will be piloted by one of the locals, whose skills are so impressive. You will follow the river as it curls around the mountains and then go straight at the narrow opening at the base of a cliff. A dark cave, through which a local rower will navigate a boat. What can be more exciting than that?

- Visit the Dam Sen Waterpark in Saigon

Dam Sem Waterpark

Of course, a waterpark is not really Vietnamese experience, but it will be such a treat for children. While younger children will love a big toddler pool with animal slides, the older kids will try themselves in taking a turn on the giant rope swings or terrifying steep slides. The waterpark is busy on weekends and during Vietnamese holiday, so try to avoid such time if possible.

- Basket boat ride and crabbing in Hoi An

Hoi-An-bamboo-basket-boats

For many travelers Hoi An is all connected to the ancient houses, faded walls, old streets, antique beauty peaceful atmosphere here. Coming to Hoi An you should try a new type of eco-tourism: Riding a basket boat. It is not only an interesting experience for you, but your kids will be thrilled trying to ride such boat.  Learn how to control a basket boat might be quite challenging at first, almost invariably you will just send yourself in circles, but that is a fun part of it.  The proper technique is to gently wave the paddle back and forth through the water in an arcing motion. This trip can show off the charming lands around the city.

- Vinpearl Safari in Phu Quoc

VinPearl safari Park (2)

Phu Quoc is an ideal resort with sandy beaches, crystal clear water and beautiful sunsets. Perhaps many parents would be worried that such vacation would be boring for their kids, but there are many activities to entertain your precious ones. One of them is Vinpearl Safari and conservation park. It is the first and only open zoo in Vietnam that was built according to international Safari model. Open Zoo nurtures and conserves rare native species and many species of wild animals.

VinPearl safari Park

 Crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu chi tunnels

The tunnel network of Cu Chi became famous during the 1960s for taking control of a big rural area about 40km from HCMC. The tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border. It is one of the most fun activities while in Ho Chi Minh City. Kids will especially enjoy searching the forest floor to find the entrance to the tunnels (almost impossible) and going down into the tunnels as further as you can manage. Adults have to give up quite quickly as hot weather and crawling take its toll, but almost all children will happily continue through the entire length of the tunnel.  The visitors being able to closely observe lions playing in the hay, giraffes cruising across the road, rhinos roaming around and drowning themselves in wet mud or waterbucks suddenly pricking their ears up to the roar from “the Lord of the forest”

In order to get the most out of your trip make sure that you check what the weather will be like when you are traveling to Vietnam. A holiday to Vietnam with kids can be a memorable experience they’ll always remember. 

Popular airports in Vietnam

Dien Bien Phu Airport, Dien Bien Phu (DIN) - VietnamRach Gia Airport, Rach Gia (VKG) - Vietnam
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi (HAN) - VietnamAll Airports, Phu Vinh (PHU) - Vietnam
Phu Quoc Airport, Phu Quoc (PQC) - VietnamCam Ranh Airport, Nha Trang (CXR) - Vietnam
Lien Khuong Airport, Dalat (DLI) - VietnamPhu Bai International Airport, Hue (HUI) - Vietnam
Pleiku Airport, Pleiku (PXU) - VietnamCo Ong Airport, Con Dao (VCS) - Vietnam
Tam Ky Airport, Quang Nam (TMK) - VietnamAll Airports, Phan Rang (PHA) - Vietnam
Ca Mau Airport, Ca Mau (CAH) - VietnamPhu Cat Airport, Qui Nhon (UIH) - Vietnam
Chu Lai Airport, Quang Nam (VCL) - VietnamBan Me Thuot Airport, Ban Me Thuot (BMV) - Vietnam
Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) - VietnamCat Bi International Airport , Haiphong (HPH) - Vietnam
Da Nang International Airport, Da Nang (DAD) - VietnamTra Noc International Airport, Can Tho (VCA) - Vietnam

Popular cities in Vietnam

Ban Me ThuotCa MauNha Trang
Da NangDien Bien PhuDalat
HanoiHaiphongHue
Kon TumPhan RangPhu Vinh
Phu QuocPleikuHo Chi Minh City
Tuy HoaThanh HoaQuang Nam
Qui NhonCan ThoCon Dao
Quang BinhVinhRach Gia
Vung TauVinh LongQuang Ninh

Popular airlines in Vietnam and fly to Vietnam

Mandarin Airlines -> 189 USDJetstar Airways -> 9 USDHawaiian Airlines -> 503 USDJeju Air -> 98 USD
JC International Airlines -> 226 USDChina Airlines -> 175 USDDeutsche Lufthansa <-> 697 USDOman Air -> 380 USD
Royal Brunei Airlines -> 243 USDKuwait Airways -> 657 USDGulf Air -> 494 USDAir New Zealand -> 452 USD
Lanmei Airlines -> 118 USDHong Kong Airlines -> 94 USDThai Lion Air -> 56 USDCambodia Angkor Air -> 55 USD
United Airlines -> 414 USDChina Southern Airlines -> 210 USDTurkish Airlines -> 495 USDThai Airways -> 124 USD

Popular flights to Vietnam

CountryCity
Denmark -> Vietnam 567 USDAarhus
Eritrea -> Vietnam 952 USDAsmara
United States -> Vietnam 515 USDBrownsville, Colorado Springs, Dayton, Kalispell, Lincoln, Pensacola, St George, Salina, Wichita Falls, Twin Falls
New Zealand -> Vietnam 964 USDHokitika, Queenstown
Cambodia -> Vietnam 85 USDSihanoukville
China -> Vietnam 154 USDLhasa, WUXI
Czech Republic -> Vietnam 523 USDPrague
Canada -> Vietnam 605 USDTerrace, Sarnia

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