Fun Family-Friendly Activities

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Vietnam offers plenty of exciting and enriching activities for adults and kids alike. Here are some fun activities that you can enjoy with your family.

Crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels

Get a glimpse of the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers in the late 1940s at the Cu Chi Tunnels, an elaborate underground network comprising living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Experience thrills and spills at theme parks and waterparks

Enjoy thrilling water slides and rides such as Kamikaze, Love Storm, Twister Space Bowl and Tornado at Dam Sen Water Park in Ho Chi Minh City
Photo: Dam Sen Water Park

 Dam Sen Water Park in Ho Chi Minh City
• Sun World Danang Wonders amusement park in Da Nang
• Vinpearl Land amusement parks in Nha Trang and Phu Quoc Island

Fly homemade kites

• Phu Quoc Island

Watch Hoi An Memories at Hoi An Impression Theme Park to discover how Hoi An has grown in the past 400 years

Boasting a cast of 500 actors and dancers, Hoi An Memories is performed on a 25,000 sqm stage, the biggest outdoor stage in Vietnam
Photo: Hoi An Impression Theme Park

Make handicrafts at traditional handicraft villages

Located on the outskirts of Hanoi in an area rich in clay, Bat Trang is a seven-century-old pottery village that is known for its high-quality ceramics. The village has many shops run by local families.
Photo: Eviva Tour Vietnam

• Bat Trang ceramic village in Hanoi
• Van Phuc silk village in Hanoi

• Tha Ho pottery village in Bac Giang
• Phu Lang Pottery Village in Que Vo district
• Dong Ho painting village in Bac Ninh
• Tay Ho conical hat village in Hue

Learn how to make silk lanterns in Hoi An

Join a lantern-making class when you are in Hoi An and learn how to make your own colourful silk and bamboo lantern
Photo: Hoi An Food Tour

Learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes in a cooking class

Take a cyclo-rickshaw ride

• Through the backstreets of Hanoi
• Through the ancient town of Hoi An

Enjoy a homestay in a traditional village in Pu Luong

Take a boat ride through a cave system in Ninh Binh

Take a river cruise down the Mekong River

Cycle through the backstreets of Hanoi

Go kayaking

• Cai River
• Can Tho River
• Halong Bay
• Lak Lake
• Lan Ha Bay
• Phong Nha Cave

Go on an elephant ride

• Buon Ma Thuot
• Hue

Explore Mekong Delta on bicycles

Take the Sun World Fansipan Legend Cable Car in Sapa

• See the terraced rice fields of Muong Hoa Valley
• Enjoy scenic views of Hoang Lien National Park and Mount Fansipan

Enjoy picturesque views of Mount Fansipan’s highest peak, the “Roof of Indochina”, from the Sun World Fansipan Legend Cable Car, the world’s longest three-rope cable car
Photo: Stephen Nguyen/Hanoi Local Tour

Go trekking in Sapa

Trekking in Sapa is a picturesque experience as it is home to mountains including Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s highest peak, scenic valleys and cascading rice terraces
Photo: South East Asia Backpacker

Go on a farming and fishing eco tour on the Cua Dai River

Shop for toys

• Hanoi – Luong Van Can Street
• Ho Chi Minh City – Le Van Tam Park

Catch a water puppet show

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre’s performances are accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals
Photo: Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

• Hanoi – Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Vietnam Puppet Theatre
• Ho Chi Minh City – Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Thao Dien Village, Vietnam History Museum
• Hoi An – Hoi An Traditional Art Performance Theatre
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Hue – Hue Water Puppet Theatre
• Quang Ninh – Royal International Park, Yen Duc Village