11-Day Central and Northern Vietnam School Tour
HANOI - DONG NGAC - SA PA - HALONG BAY - DANANG - HOI AN MY SON
This student tour in Vietnam is an 11 day combination of educational sightseeing, community service projects, cultural immersion, and taking in the natural beauty of the country. We focus on Central and Northern Vietnam, in an itinerary that allows students to actively engage with local communities through homestay accommodation and volunteering, hands on learning at famous sites and museums, including My Son Holy Land, and the ancient town of Hanoi, and stay engaged with outdoor adventure, like cycling tours through the country to experience rural life, caving, cooking lessons, and cruising through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay. The community service project for this school trip will include contributions of clothes and toys to local school children in the Northern Highlands, and contributing to school construction.
Trip code : VN01
Duration : 12 days
Destination : Vietnam
Travel Dates : As required
- Stay in the picturesque cities of Hanoi and Hoi An and experience traditional street life
- Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ha Long Bay and My Son
- Stay overnight in Ha Long Bay on-board a cruise ship
- Explore Vietnamese history, war, military and art museums
- Join local fishermen for round net and cast net fishing
- Learn how to paddle the Vietnamese basket boat
- Explore the daily life and culture of the Hilltribe people
- Community service project with less fortunate children of the village
- Join in a fun traditional Vietnamese cooking class (two feature on this itinerary)
- All International Airfares
- Vietnam Visas
- All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle
- All accommodation in 3-Star PLUS Hotels
- Option of Sapa Homestay or Hotel Accommodation
- Services of a dedicated Tour Director
- Professional Driver and English speaking Tour Guide
- Domestic Flights between Hanoi and Danang in Economy cabin
- 2 Nights on Halong Bay Private Cruise
- Hoi An Cooking Class
- Pre-paid tips
- Entrance fees at monument
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Water during the tour
- 9 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 9 Dinners (D)
Please contact us on +61 8 7226-1898 or 1300 739 652 for the price.
Price depends on the below:
- Projects your group would like to participate
- Desired outcome/Learning objectives for students
- Accommodation level
- Travel date
- Group Size
- Duration of the tour
You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival or a visa exemption certificate) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page.
Some travellers with e-visas have reported having to pay a second visa fee on arrival because of differences between their passport and e-visa application. Make sure you correctly enter your details when applying. Print a copy of your application and carry it with you.
If you're planning to stay longer than 30 days or require multiple entries, you'll need to apply for a visa directly from the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam. Complete the visa application form online, then print it and take it to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam. If you arrive in Vietnam with a written approval letter for a visa to be issued on arrival, you'll need to pay the fee in cash, either in US dollar or Vietnamese dong. Check whether you will require a single entry or multiple entry visa.
If your spouse or parent is a national of Vietnam, you can apply for a visa exemption certificate. The certificate is valid for five years and allows multiple entries into Vietnam for up to six months.
If your visa expires or is otherwise no longer valid, you will face delays and fines when leaving.
You cannot change the status of your entry visa (such as tourist visa or spouse visa) to any other visa type (such as a working visa) in-country.
To obtain a visa extension from the Vietnamese immigration authorities (including for overstaying your visa), your passport must have at least six months validity remaining at the time of application.
There are value and quantity restrictions on the import and export of prescription medicines.
And 'addictive medicine' (used for the treatment of addiction). Prescriptions and medicines must be shown to customs.
Vietnam has health screening for all inbound travellers. All foreigners must register their place of residence with the local police within 24 hours of arrival. The Australian Embassy and Consulate-General can't provide translation services to assist with registration.
If you stay at a hotel, confirm you'll be registered as part of the normal check-in process. They'll need your passport details.
Many hotels ask foreigners to leave their passport with hotel staff for registration purposes. It isn't a legal requirement for hotels to retain your passport for the duration of your stay.
If you stay with family, friends or in another private residence, you'll need to register at the local police station, with a translator if needed.
Local hosts need to pre-register foreign guests – if you stay in a private residence, make sure your host has satisfied this legal requirement.
By law, you must use only one passport for your entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam.
Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia. If your passport has less than six months, validity, you could be refused, or may not be permitted to board your flight.
Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Always keep it in a safe place.