5 Reasons To Travel Vietnam With Kids – Tips and Tricks to Make Travel fun

Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there are new foods, experiences, and sights, not to mention quality family time. However, a trip to Vietnam for families can feel daunting when considering long packing lists, unpredictable schedules and cranky kids away from their routines. But there are more advantages to travel Vietnam with kids that worth to consider. Let’s explore the reasons you should travel to Vietnam with your kids and tips and trick to make travel fun and exciting for family members of all ages.

1. Exploring Rich Culture of Vietnam with kids

Vietnam has a rich culture and history spanning over 4,000 years. This is most evident in folklore and legends, the traditional folk festivals of each region, cuisine and French colonial architecture… Today, foreign visitors go to Vietnam not only to discover the landscape but to relax and explore the history of Vietnam. It would be a great opportunity for your kids to explore new cultures and new things, thus help them the difference in people and traditions. 

Especially living in a Communist country would be one of the most valuable experience for the whole family. You can also learn about how Buddhism Confucius influence in the Vietnamese and their lifestyle.

Bai Dinh Pagoda

2. Enjoy awesome foods in Vietnam with Kids

Vietnamese cuisine is highly praised by foreign tourists. Everyone from children to the elderly can enjoy Vietnamese food. On the world culinary map, Vietnam has contributed a few delicacies such as Pho (Vietnamese noodles), banh mi (bread), bun cha (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat), nem ran (spring rolls) ….

Pho – Vietnamese Noodles
BUN CHA- Vermicelli & Grilled Chopped meat

Besides, the food street and sidewalk cafes with countless delicacies are among the things that visitors enjoy exploring in Vietnam.

3. Enjoy stunning scenery in Vietnam with Kids

Stretching from North to South, Vietnam has many landscapes that tourists find stunning. On the lists of the most attractive destinations on the planet, there are many destinations in Vietnam.

Sapa, Vietnam

There is Hanoi, the capital of peace, Ha Long Bay, one of the world natural heritage sites of humanity, the world’s largest natural cave at Son Doong, the terraced fields in Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, or some of the planet’s most beautiful beaches stretching from north to south along countless landscapes and other historical sites.

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

4. Digital Detox & Activities for Family in Vietnam

Though it can be challenging to find time to connect regularly as a family in today’s fast-paced world, traveling is not a spectator sport and it creates a family bond like no other.

There are so many things to do in Vietnam that suitable for everyone of a family. Biking through small rural villages and rice fields in Ninh Binh, kayaking and hiking in caves in Ha Long Bay, and trying to be a farmer in one day in Tra Que Village in Hoi An accient Town, or even just laying your back and let your kids plays with sands in the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam are some of the many physical pursuits that kept our active family active. 

Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

5. A lot of eye-opening Life Lessons in Vietnam

There are educational lessons to be learned everywhere in Vietnam. From the biodiversity in the Mekong Delta to the social studies in the north of Vietnam, to the country’s rich and complicated history.

Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Vietnam is still a developing country and despite the remarkable development over 20 years, the rate of extreme poverty accounts for 3% of the population. That means travelling to Vietnam, you can observe the poverty everywhere, especially in the far north mountainous area in Vietnam. You and your kids will learn to share, learn about starvation, empathy, freedom and simplicity.

For example, one day in the market, my kids started to get grossed out by something (either bugs or frogs) that locals were eating. Our guide explained that when people have experienced not having enough to eat, they will eat anything. That was it: My kids didn’t say another word about any of the exotic things that were eaten for the rest of the trip.

Northern, Vietnam

6. Cheap travel with numerous interesting things for exploration in Vietnam

Tourism in Vietnam is not expensive while there are numerous interesting things for exploration. Many foreign newspapers rank Vietnam among the cheapest and most reasonable destinations in the world.

Happy Lifestyle Journal said that with only enough money to rent a 3-star hotel in New York, a traveler can enjoy luxury services at 5 star hotels or luxury resorts in Vietnam.
Even in the cities that are considered to have expensive living costs in Vietnam such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are many inns at affordable rents for visitors.

These top reasons you should visit Vietnam with your kids that can be incorporated into most of our Vietnam family holidays. In order to get the most out of your trip make sure that you check what the best time to go to Vietnam . A holiday to Vietnam with kids can be an experience they’ll never forget but you don’t want to arrive expecting sunshine only to realize that it’s winter time and likely to be cold and wet! 

And if you want a worry-free trip to Vietnam with kids, let explore our best selling tours to Vietnam for family:

Tips to travel fun with your kids

  • Don’t overload your itinerary, but let everyone pick an activity
  • Drop some rules and allow everyone more freedom
  • Be clear about who is responsible for which bag (and then be prepared to carry everything yourself)
  • Don’t change your sleeping setup too drastically, but think about what type of accommodation will best suit your family. Hotel rooms and resorts can be a great deal of fun, but everyone sharing a room can prove to distract at bedtime, and extra costs can mount up quickly if there is a mini bar or room service.
  • Choose the suitable destinations: Some ways to think about your destination:

 – Beach vacations work with children of any age. 

 – Theme parks are best when kids are between the ages of 3 and 12 — children younger than 3 won’t be able to go on most of the rides, and older kids aren’t always interested in theme parks. 

 – Cruises are a good bet for school-age and teenage children because they can be fairly independent and keep busy with a range of activities. 

Here are the top list destinations in Vietnam for family

  • Getting a passport

All children need passports when traveling internationally, even infants.Both parents or guardians must be either be present in person or provide a notarized letter to the parent who is. 

While you are getting a passport for any family members who don’t have one, be sure to check the expiration dates of those you do have. Some countries have rules about how long your passport must be valid for after your trip. 

For the latest information available about the country you’re headed to, including what Vietnam vaccinations you may need, if a visa is required to travel there, and how long your passport needs to be valid for.




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