TravelTraveling with Kids in Vietnam: Tips and Tricks That Work

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If you’re looking for a great place to take your family for some fun and relaxation, Vietnam is a great choice. The country has plenty of different places for tourists of all ages to enjoy, from the bustling city streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the peaceful beaches of Mui Ne. There are also many theme parks and natural wonders to explore, making Vietnam an ideal destination for a family vacation.

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Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your trip to Vietnam with your kids:

Choose the right time to travel

The weather in Vietnam can be quite extreme, so it’s important to pick a time of year when the temperatures will be comfortable for your family. The best time to visit Vietnam is between October and April, when the weather is cooler and there is less rainfall.

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Stay in a family-friendly hotel

When you’re traveling with kids, it’s important to find a hotel that caters to families. Look for hotels that offer amenities like kid-friendly pools, babysitting services, and family activities.

Plan your itinerary in advance

Vietnam is a large country with plenty to see and do. To make the most of your trip, it’s important to plan your itinerary in advance and make sure you include activities that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Visit amusement parks

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Vietnam has several amusement parks that are perfect for a family day out. Visit Suoi Tien Theme Park, Dam Sen Water Park, Ba Na Hills or Vinpearl Land to enjoy rides, shows, and games.

Be prepared for culture shock

Vietnam is a very different place from most Western countries, so it’s important to be prepared for culture shock. Be respectful of local customs and traditions, and be patient with language barriers.

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Have a backup plan

With kids, it’s always important to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. Make sure you have a list of emergency contacts and know where the nearest hospital in Vietnam is located.

Take your children shopping malls

In any of the major cities, there are plenty of kid-friendly shopping malls that offer a variety of activities for children. These malls usually have play areas, arcade games, and other entertainment options.

Go on a safari

Vietnam is home to many different species of animals, so a safari can be a great way to see some of the country’s wildlife. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park or Cat Tien National Park to go on a safari and see elephants, tigers, and other animals in their natural habitat.

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Explore the city

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city and offers plenty of activities for families. Visit the War Remnants Museum, take a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, or wander through the Old Quarter to see the city’s colonial architecture.

Relax on the beach

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Vietnam has many beautiful beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun. Popular beaches include Mui Ne, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc.

Whether you’re looking for excitement or relaxation, Vietnam is a great destination for a family vacation. With careful planning and a bit of research, you can make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone in your family.

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Soulie
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Traveling with children is very hard. Having done it a few times, you really have to be prepared and have back up plans for back up plans. You also have to be prepared to cancel your own plans in favor of the child. 

thanhnhan1
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vietzone
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I agree with you on the importance of planning ahead when you’re traveling as a family.

I also think it’s important to keep in mind that you might not have access to all of your usual resources at home, so try to be prepared for the unexpected.

BenjaminNgo
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BenjaminNgo

Hi, I’m a single father of two and I wanted to share some of the tips that work for me when traveling with kids.

1. Bring an iPad or other device with games on it. They can use it in the car or on the airplane to keep themselves entertained.
2. Bring snacks! It’s nice to have something to offer your kids so they don’t get grumpy while waiting in lines or at restaurants.
3. Make sure you have a stroller or carrier for your child. They’ll need somewhere to rest their head when they get tired!

VINAMI
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I have only traveled once with children, not my own, and it was HARD. It was a family trip and there were 5 children ages 10 and under. The amount of times plans got ruined from them was off the charts! I like that you shared this guide but I personally would never travel with anyone under the age of 13 again! 

aodaii
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I may not have children but I know some friends and family who do and have no idea how to travel with their kids! I am going to share this around. Great guide and helpful tick and tips all around. 

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