Discoveries and challenges in Vietnam (ludotour for kids and parents) -14d


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A ludo tour is a programm especially made for a family who want at some point of their trip to discover a country and its people through game, story, activities and pedagogic items especially design and made in regards of the age of the kids .

Parents could decide to join the kids and the tour guide into these ludo activities or spend some time on their own. This programm could be adapted for kids from 4 to 12 years old.

This tour will take you along the most interested localities of Vietnam from the north to the south of the country.


J1 Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome in Vietnam!

Your tour guide will wait for you at the exit door of the airport hall. You will easily recognize him in the middle of the crowd: he will be the one holding a board with your name on. You will then meet your driver and get into his vehicle to hit the road to the millennium capital of Vietnam. Your room in your hotel will be available at your arrival to refresh yourself and take a rest if needed.

Considering your possible jetlag and your fatigue, the program of this first morning will be very flexible. Your tour guide will give your some extra details on the program and will explain to our young adventurers how to use their travel books when you will be ready. He will then take you for a by cyclo in the 36 corporations quarter of the old city.

The afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the very interesting ethnographic museum where the artistic skills of the kids will be solicited. The visit continue outdoor with the minority houses build exactly similar to the original ones that we could spot in the mountains.

Your afternoon will end up with a show of water puppets in the park of the museum or from the Thanh Long theater.  ”

Transportation: Private Vehicle Accommodation:  Hôtel in Hanoi  L Tour Guide

J2 Discover of the millenium capitale and the the sword legend*

“This morning, you will head up to the West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda, then the Quan Thanh Temple and the Temple of Literature. After lunch, a walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake will be the occasion for hearing the legend of the Turtle and the sword and for visiting the temple of the Jade.

The plus for the Kids:  The legend of the turtle and the sword will be slightly adapted in order to challenge the kids in the “”king and knight games””, to make sure that they are fit enough for the rest of the adventure.

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Hôtel in Hanoi


Tour Guide

J3 Meeting with the Pu Luong minorities

You will leave the busy city for the Middle Region of the south West to explore some area of the Muong Khu Massif and Ngoc Luong Reserve.

You will walk on the territory of the Muongs, ethnic Viet cousin and the Thai people who have preserved their ancestral customs, across the rice fields and the forest to the village where a family will wait for you for diner and to host you for the night.

Between us: The lengh of the walk will be planified in regards of the age and the experience of your childrens.  The question game in travel book will help them to spot on the specificities of the local life.   ” Transportation:  Private Vehicle Accomodation:  Guest house BLD Tour Guide

J4 End of your walk and return to Hanoi 

You will walk back to Chieng village passing by a waterfall where you may take a bath. You will come back to your driver after lunch to come back to Hanoi. You will assist tonight to the traditional water puppets show in the famous Thanh Long Theater.

Transportation:  Private Vehicle

Accomodation:  Hôtel in Hanoi


Tour guide

J5 Cruise in Halong Bay

You will take this morning the road to Halong Bay along the red river delta before reaching the Cat Ba island with a ferry.

The family will board on a private junk for a cruise with a night onboard. You will visit the floating village. In the afternoon, you will kayak through a tunnel to reach a lake sourrounded by cliffs that shelter white head and yellow macaques

Transportation:  Private Vehicle

Accommodation:  Private Junk


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J6 Night train to Hue

This morning you will cruise among thousands of sugar loaf shapes. Lunch aboard. Disembarkation at Bai Chay harbor to go back to Hanoi. Back in Hanoi, you will have a free time in the old quarter of Hanoi before your transfer to the station for your night train to Hue.

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Night train (private coach)BLTour guide

J7 The imperial Hue

Your tour guide specialist of the central vietnam will welcome at your arrival by train at the exit of the train station.

You will get to your hotel to take your breakfast and refresh yourself before getting the imperial citadelle. You will embark on a junk that will take you up to the Pagoda of the celestial Old Lady. Later in the afternoon you will get to the hue countryside, in Thanh Toan village and ít cover bridge. It will be a great place to learn how to make kite and to make them fly (if we found a bit of wind).

The plus for the kids:  Today the kids will participate to a treasure hunt that will take them along the visit locations (how convenient…).

Transportation:  Private Vehicle

Accommodation:  Hôtel


Tour Guide

J8 From the imperial city of Hue to the old harbour of Fai Foo

it’s time to move towards south. Thirty minutes after leaving Hue, you will stop by to the Minh Mang museum, the second emperor the Nguyen Dynastie. The construction are not uge compare to some other huge mausoleum but they are well preserved and highly representive of the dynasty. You will resume the road after the visit passing by the cloud pass, where you will take a break to admire the view.

You will be in Hoi An in the late morning. In the afternoon, you will visit few old houses of the ancient harbour and learn how to make the traditionnal lantern of the city to make your personnalize one.

Plus for the kids:  The visit of the old city afternoon will become for the kids a amazing race mixing physical and Thinking skills.  ”

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation:  Hotel in Hoi An


Tour Guide

J9 Hoi An and its surrounding

Excursion by bicycle to the market of Hoi An then to the village of Tra Que for a meeting with the peasants of the surroundings and a course of local cooking. In the afternoon, you will get to a potters village. The kids will have the chance to learn how to make their own pottery. You will take a night train to Tuy Hoa.

Transportation:Private vehicle

Accommodation:  Night Train


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J10 The Hon Mun Marine reserve

A vehicle will wait for your arrival in Nha Trang Train station to take you to a famous dive centre. You will take part to a boat trip to Hon Mun National marine parc. Two stop over coral reef will allow you to spot the local underwater species. You will be free this afternoon to rest on the beach.

Plus for the kids: We will propose your kids to participate to a small survey and contribute to the saving of the natural aquatic life. They will be taught some environmental skills and knowledge relative to the local marine reserve program.   ”

Transportation:Transfer  Accommodation: HotelBL

J11 Sea side break

You will enjoy another day in Nha Trang, enjoying the atmosphere of a Seaside Resort. A Vehicle will take you in the late afternoon to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city where you will spend the night.

Transportation:Transfer  Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh villeBL0

J12 The Mekong delta

Your tour guide will welcome you at your arrival and invite you to take the road to the Mekong delta. You will go to Vinh Long then on the island of An Binh, its many orchards, gardens, pagodas and its daily life that you discover by bike. You will spend your evening and your night in a homestay.

Transportation: Private Vehicle Accommodation: Guest HouseBL

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J13 The craftsmen of Cai Be and the colonial city of Sadec

You will your host to get by the road to Cai Be. You will embark on a small sampan that will take you across the floating market to the locals handcraft maker then to the ancient house of a mandarin. You will continue to the Phu An Hamlet to overview the typical landscape of the Mekong delta. You will then going toward Sadec, a city sometimes called little Venetia for its littles canals. You will visit a bonsai garden, a Cao Dai temple,  a old Chinese house. Your driver will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. You will arrive in the metropolis in the early evening.

Plus for the kids: During the visits, the kids will have to take on the 5 Vietnamese senses challenge that they, after that all these adventures in the country, will certainly complete. Your driver will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. You will arrive there in the early evening.

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


Tour Guide

J14 Visit of Saigon

Ho Chi Minh city, former capital of the south Vietnam, has a really shorter history than the millennium city of Hanoi. At the place of the actual metropolis were on the 17th century only few villages and a small Khmer city. You will get on the Chinese Cho Lon part of the city early enough to overview the exchanges of the locals, before taking the (medicinal ) herbalist street and visiting the pagodas of both the fertility and the sea goddesses. You will then process to the Jade emperor pagoda to finally come back to the first quarter, the colonial recent part of the city to visit the cathedral and the post office.

Plus for the kids: The tour guide will complete with the kids the last pages of their travel book and will solemnly give them the Vietnam Explorer certificate.


You will be then free to enjoy a free afternoon in the city and a room in your hotel until the time of your transfer back to the airport for your international flight.

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Accommodation:  Day Room in Ho Chi Minh Hotel


Tour Guide

Additional information

N. of Travelers

Two, Three, Four, Five or Six, Seven or Eight


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