News report | | 24-05-2022 | ±3 minutes reading time

Vietnam is a country of contrasting landscapes, inspiring culture and mouthwatering cuisine. It is also an affordable destination, and - you know what? It is safe for kids. No wonder more and more families are choosing Vietnam as a holiday destination. In this article, you will find some amazing tips to enjoy your family trip to Vietnam. You will also learn how to apply for a Vietnam visa for yourself and your kids.

Some general guidelines for your visit to Vietnam

If you are visiting Vietnam with your children, you should take into account a few tips regarding safety, health, and clothing. For instance: choose hotels with a swimming pool, so the kids can play and refresh at the end of the day, and ask for connecting or -at least - adjoining rooms. Besides shorts, t-shirts, mosquito repellent, bathing suits and trekking sandals, you should also include a light rain jacket: Vietnam has a tropical climate and rain can appear unexpectedly. Be careful when visiting cities: crossing roads can bea dangerous exercise. And don’t bring a buggy for your baby or toddler, the best choice is always a good carrier.

Last, but not least, do not forget to apply for a Vietnam visa for your kid as well. This is because children, regardless of their age, need to have their own passport and visa in order to visit Vietnam.

Top 5 things to do with your kids in Vietnam

A trip with your kids to Vietnam is a great opportunity to spend quality time with them. Let’s have a look at the best activities to do in this country if you are travelling with children.

  • Lantern making in Hoi An. This UNESCO-listed city is famous for its lanterns. There are many lantern-making workshops in Vietnam which are addressed to children. The cost of the workshop is similar to a lamp that you would buy in the market, and your kids will make themselves a souvenir of Vietnam.
  • Watch a water puppet show. This is an absolute must if you are travelling with children to Vietnam. In these traditional shows, the puppeteer uses a water surface as a stage. The best performances for this traditional folk show are held in the Hang Long Water Puppet Theatre, in Hanoi.
  • Visit Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Natural Wonders in 2012,Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Vietnam. There are many tours of Halong Bay available, and all of them offer a good service for a reasonable price.
  • Take a Vietnamese Cooking Lesson. Cooking lessons for children are popular in Vietnam. Kids usually love Vietnamese food, and this is a perfect way for them to learn about how to cook. Normally the lessons start with a visit to the local market, and then each child prepares his or her own dish, normally something not requiring a lot of cooking, like fresh rice paper rolls.
  • Relax at the beach. Vietnam is also famous for it is beautiful beaches. The best way to end your visit to this country is probably to spend some time on a beach resort. Many of them have private beaches, swimming pools and offer free kayaks, as well as snorkel activities.

Don’t forget to apply for your Vietnam visa

In 2017, Vietnam introduced the Vietnam electronic visa, with the aim of slowly eliminating the old visa on arrival. The Vietnam e-visa is granted before departure and all passengers, including children, need to travel with their own visa. Children can apply for their visa individually or together with their parents in a group application. The price for children is the same as for adults.

e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Vietnam visa. e-Visa.ie acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (640.352 VND per visa, via evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.ie, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 640.352 VND in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 24,80 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Vietnam visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.