Educational Travel Vietnam

Educational Travel Vietnam

Vietnam Educational Travel – Student Trips – Community Service

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Vung Tau Beach

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights

Description: Travel on a 12 day southern Vietnam educational tour, which is designed for oversea student groups, combining community service with cultural touring around the main sites, discover the wealth of beauty, culture and compassion that this educational and community based tour offersThis student tour gives you the chance to visit Ho Chi Minh city, a dynamic economic city of Vietnam and Cu Chi tunnels, where were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. Continue to explore the Mekong delta river brimming with colorful floating market and get involved in community work in Mekong delta to help and interact with local kids and families. End your educational trip by spending 3 days relaxing at one of the best beach in Vietnam, Vung Tau before going home. This surely will give school students great memories, especially they can experience their “life changing” forever after this trip.


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Your guide will take you on a brief tour offering you your first glimpse of this beautiful city.

 

Saigon Student Travel

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
This morning you will have an introduction to the history of South Vietnam as well as Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. You will then explore the city and its many highlights.

Ho Chi Minh City, the most robust city in Vietnam, is an important center of business, arts and entertainment. It is a city where thousands of motorcycles, rickshaws, cars and buses share the same street and sidewalks are turned into badminton courts. You will have an opportunity to visit both old and new Ho Chi Minh City plus the French Quarter before you head to the market streets, the temples of Cholon and Chinatown.

 

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
Today you will visit the Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels was built in the early 1940s during the war against the French. The tunnels, more than 820,000 feet long and three levels deep, became famous during the Vietnam War when they were used by the Vietcong guerilla troops as a hideout for their surprise attacks on the Americans and the allied troops.

 

Cu Chi Tunnels

 

Day 4: Mekong Delta Homestay (B, L, D)
Today you will travel to the Mekong Delta, one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Vietnam. The Mekong Delta is often referred as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam because the area produces more than half of Vietnam’s rice, thanks to good soil, a great water supply and fantastic weather. You will take a boat ride and explore the Mekong Delta’s canals, orchards, the famous floating market and towns. You will stay overnight at one of the local orchard gardens, or time allowing, arrive to your host community this day.

 

Mekong Community Service

 

Day 5 to Day 8: Mekong Delta – Community Service Project (B, L, D)

This morning you head to your host community. In this small village, families commute via motorbike, bicycle or on foot over narrow dirt paths woven through lush tropical forests, and many community members live in small palm thatched bamboo houses. Although the community makes do with the little means they do have, the same heavy rains that make the region ideal for rice production often render these paths impassable and deteriorate community homes over time.

The community service project is the heart of your program—an excellent way to bond with your new friends through service. Projects will be determined based on the current needs of the community and may include constructing a safe walking bridge over a small river that overflows during the rainy season, rebuilding a community member’s house that has deteriorated over time and with bad weather, or building a cement walkway so community members can walk from place-to-place with ease during the rainy season.

On your first full day in the community you will meet in the morning for an introduction to your project and talk with the local community members who will work with you. You may use bicycles to ride between your host family lodging and the service project site. You will begin your work, as you will each morning in the community, and take a break for lunch. After lunch you will continue your project for a few more hours. The afternoons will be filled with cultural activities that may include playing with the local children, a boat ride on the canal, a bicycle ride along village roads, and traditional cooking lessons with local families.

The entire group will live with one or more local families. This may be in their main house or in a cottage on the family’s property. The number of host families and cottages will be determined by the size of the group. Sharing familial space and practices with members of the host community will not only add significance to the work you will do, but will immerse you into the heart of the Vietnamese culture.

 

Mekong Community Service

 

Day 9: Mekong Delta to Vung Tau (B, L)
Today, after breakfast, you will say goodbye to your host families and head for the beach at Vung Tau, about 125km Southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, there appears Vung Tau City, which is located in Vung Tau peninsula, the curved point of ‘S’ letter (map of Vietnam). This is the border of  the South and the West of Vietland, where you can see the sun on the East Sea, both rising and setting. To most travelers, Vung Tau is most interesting and loved for its extensive beaches. Visitors always prefer sightseeing at Front Beach (Bai Truoc) to go swimming in Back Beach (Bai Sau). On arrival, have lunch. Rest of the day is free for swimming or being at your own activities. Overnight in Vung Tau.

 

Vung Tau Beach

 

Day 10 to Day 12: Vung Tau Beach Free and Easy – Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
You will spend your 2 full days swimming or leisuring at Vung Tau beach before transferring to directly Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight home. End of your Vietnam educational travel.

 

Tour price includes
1/ Accommodation based on 3 star hotels (double occupancy) and homestay with daily breakfast
2/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip
3/ English speaking guide throughout the trip
4/ Meals as mentioned (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
5/ Admission fees
6/ Mineral water and wet tissue

Tour price excludes
1/ International and domestic  flights & taxes
2/ Vietnam visa
3/ All other personal things are non-clearly mentioned in the program (drinks, laundry, etc)
4/ Tips for guide, drivers and hotel’s porters
5/ Travel Insurance
6/ Work Project

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