Ho Chi Minh City has some great activities available for a family holiday- sure to keep both kids and parents entertained.
Start with a 1.5 hour drive to Cu Chi for exploration of the tunnels (as an optional extra the return journey can be taken by speedboat along the Saigon River). The famous Cu Chi Tunnels consist of an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. You’ll have a chance to crawl through the tunnels, learn about how the soldiers and their families lived and venture through the jungle with your guide.
After visiting the tunnels drop into the Wildlife at Risk centre where rescued wild animals are rehabilitated. You’ll be taken on a guided tour through the centre where educational displays and information about the country's biodiversity can be seen as well as some of the animals themselves (though no contact with the animals will be made). Enjoy lunch in the Cu Chi area before driving back to the city.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon for a special tour of Cholon, the city’s Chinatown district. During the tour, discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. Here children can light some incense coils that can burn up to 10 days and make a wish at the same time.
At the end of the day watch a traditional music show in a private home – loved by children as participation is always welcome! Return to your hotel late this afternoon for a chance to relax.
This evening have dinner at a popular BBQ restaurant for a ‘grill your own meal’. The whole family will join in, preparing their own food in the lively atmosphere.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner