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School’s out and its time for a family holiday. But where to bring the rugrats where they won’t get into too much trouble… or there aren’t too many dangers? Family friendly travel in Vietnam is becoming an increasingly popular as Vietnam is politically stable, extremely safe, and it’s a country of remarkable value so that big family holidays won’t break the bank.
1. Vietnam is SAFE
‘Safety Vietnam’ is an obvious concern when considering a family holiday in the country. Well the good news is that Vietnam has some of the lowest crime rates in the world! Homicide rates in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are lower than in many Western cities, and although the odd pick-pocket still lurks, serious crimes against tourists is very low. This makes Vietnam with kids a sensible choice, especially as other tourist hotspots are looking increasingly unstable e.g. Thailand or crime is becoming more prevalent e.g. the Philippines.
2.Vietnam is HEALTHY
Vietnam may not have the reputation for health facilities of Korea or Japan, or even Thailand for that matter, but healthcare Vietnam is definitely on the up. The two major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both have excellent international standard hospitals and other large cities, such as HaiPhong (close to Halong Bay), Danang (close to Hoi An and Hue) and Can Tho (in the Mekong Delta) have high quality clinics. Healthcare is constantly improving in Vietnam, which means thatthis part of the article is likely to go out of date quite quickly- but that’s a good thing as things are only getting better. Contact us for more up to date information.
3.Vietnam is CHEAP
Low prices have made Vietnam a popular backpacker destination but it has also made it an excellent mid-range option as well as five star getaway. Mid-range hotels and guesthouses can be half the price of what they are in neighbouring Thailand whch means that travelling to Vietnam with children won’t mean coming back home with no money left!
- Vietnam is FUN
Whether your kids need an opportunity to release all that energy in the great outdoors or they are more the beach-bum kind, Vietnam has the answers. Excellent outdoors activities are available in the mountains in Northerm Vietnam such as hiking and cycling, whereas the southern city of Nha Trang offers a beautiful beach with plenty of family friendly activities. Halong Bay offers both- relax on the beach of one of the many islands before or after climbing to the top for an incredible view that will impress even the most jaded of children!