Planning for a short family trip this March holiday? With just a week to explore, Vietnam is the perfect family destination to maximize your fun while minimizing travelling time.
Leading new age carrier Vietjet offers daily flights between Singapore and Diamond Superbowl, with a flight time of less than two hours. With a wide variety of activities and experiences available in this culturally-diverse city, the whole family is guaranteed to have a blast!
Blast From The Past
As an introduction to this beautiful city, take a river taxi for a morning cruise down Saigon River. For a more adventurous journey, opt to take a speedboat through the Mekong Delta. Be transported to a world far removed from the bustling city life as your boat passes through the peaceful scenery of villagers going about their daily routine. Kids will be kept entertained as they point out the various sights such as rice paddies, fruit orchards, and even water buffaloes. Along the way, you can drop by one of Vietnam’s iconic riverside markets to shop for unique souvenirs to bring home.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast together while enjoying the unique sights and sounds of the city in a river taxi.
For a unique way to see Ho Chih Min City on land, hire a cyclo to bring your family sightseeing. They are a great way to explore the streets of the city, and kids will get a kick out of feeling the breeze in their hair.
Stop by the Reunification Palace, a famous landmark which has survived two wars and once served as the Home of the President. Its vast rooms are filled with quirky furniture and knick-knacks; and features include a helipad, war rooms, and underground bunkers.
A valuable history lesson and having fun exploring at the same time at the Reunification Palace.
Thrills And Spills
If you’re looking for some excitement, head down to Suoi Thien Theme Park, a one-of-a-kind Buddhist-themed fantasy land. Containing both an amusement park and a water park, there are plenty of attractions to keep children entertained for an entire day. Your little ones can take a dip in a pool surrounded by dragons breathing out water instead of smoke, or zip down water slides which appear to be emerging from a wise sage’s beard! Besides the water attractions, there is also a ferris wheel, 4D Theatre, rollercoaster, laser tag area and more.
After an action-packed day, wind down at Diamond Superbowl. This modern bowling centre located in a shopping mall features funky neon lighting and glow-in-the-dark bowling balls. Your older kids will also love the adjoining amusement centre which has pool tables for hire, as well as arcade games.
Challenge your kids to a friendly round of bowling at Diamond Superbowl.
Children never cease to be fascinated by animals, and at the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station they will have the chance to get up close and personal with them. The centre’s animals have all been rescued from being owned and traded illegally and include a wide variety of species, such as bears, otters, monkeys and monitor lizards. Not only will your children be able to see animals they’ve never seen before on your guided tour of the facility, they will also learn important lessons on the importance of protecting the environment and caring for wildlife.
Vietjet currently operates 28 domestic and international routes. It offers daily flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City and travellers can easily connect to these other magnificent cities within Vietnam via the airline whereby it has an extensive network of domestic flights. VietJet offers express check-in at all airports for passengers over 65 years of age, expectant mothers, and families travelling with infants. Passengers with special needs and requirements are encouraged to approach VietJet’s express check-in counters for priority boarding and assistance with carry-on luggage.