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Family Friendly Activities in Ho Chi Minh City – The ultimate family activity guide

Ho Chi Minh City one of the best places to visit in Vietnam, especially when on vacation with family. There is much to do here. There are so many kid-friendly activities and fun experiences to have to make your holiday in Vietnam an unforgettable one. Here are a few.


Traditional Vietnamese water puppet show

If you are staying at one of the hotels in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, find out from the front desk of your hotel about the water puppet show, it's whereabouts and how you can organise transport. They'll make the necessary preparations and then you'll be able to easily make it to the show with your family. There is a lot of folk singing involved with the puppet act. The kids are sure to love the displays. The whole act takes about 1 ½ hours.


Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tour

The tales of age-old wars and remnants of history always seem to fascinate children and adults alike. The Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tour will give you and your family a taste of what life must have been like for those who were part of the Viet Cong. You'd be surprised at how the war is still fresh in the minds of many of the people working at the site. The guide will demonstrate the traps that the Vietnamese laid for the American soldiers, tunnels that were used to travel undercover and stories about how the war was won by the Viet Cong! Certainly, one of the most interesting places to visit in Vietnam.


Mekong Delta Day Tour

This is a day tour where there is much to see, the kids will definitely be excited as well. The tour begins with a ride on a traditional boat across the Mekong River towards the islands. Once you've arrived at your destination is when the activities begin. You'll be taken to a place where they make honey, you'll even be allowed to sample some with a cup of tea. Next, you'll be visiting a place that makes coconut candy for a demo of various flavours. Afterwards, it's a canoe ride through the canals and then a horse cart ride in a village from where you'll have a short walk to lunch and the day goes on.


Traditional Cyclo Tour

If you are staying at a hotel like PARKROYAL Saigon, you can easily book this tour through the tour desk. Make sure you don't get caught to the scammers on the street for a ride on the cyclo. Now, if you are wondering what a cyclo is, it is a traditional mode of transport that is about to go extinct with the traffic problems. The vehicle is driven by peddler power where you sit in front of the rider in a small carriage. If you are travelling to Vietnam, make sure to definitely try this out.


Explore District 1 on foot

One of the best ways to discover the hidden treasures of a city would be to wander the street taking your time to soak in all the views and engrave it into memory. There is so much to see and do, especially at the markets where you can get some souvenirs and try out local street food.