16-DAY VIETNAM ADVENTURE SCHOOL TOURS
HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI - MEKONG DELTA - HOI AN - HUE - HANOI - SAPA - HA LONG BAY
Vietnam offers a great mix of culture, history, and natural beauty, and this 16 Day Adventure Tour is our most complete and comprehensive Vietnam tour for students; an ultimate school trip that includes educational sightseeing, history, cultural immersion, community service, and outdoor adventure. Students will travel from South to North Vietnam, with the opportunity to explore the country’s main highlights, from excursions to significant war sites like the Cu Chi Tunnels, to ancient towns and ruins, museums, palaces, pagodas, temples, tombs, and rural communities. This is one of our most well rounded itineraries, where students will see many sides of the country; from the hustle and bustle of city life, to immersing themselves in rural country villages. The community service project on this tour will be painting classrooms at an underprivileged school in the Mekong Delta.
Trip code : VN9T9T
Duration : 17 days
Destination : Vietnam
Travel Dates : As required
- Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Saigon, with excursions to the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Visit a local orphanage in the Mekong Delta, before a homestay in the region
- Community service project: painting classrooms at an underprivileged school
- Discover the traditional beauty of Hoi An
- Visit ruins, museums, palaces, pagodas, and temples across the country
- Cycle through countryside rice paddies
- Ride a bamboo basket along traditional waterways
- Visit and work alongside local communities
- Join farmers in local farming and fishing activities
- Sail along Halong Bay and cruise among thousands of limestone islands
- Kayak among hidden bays and caves in Halong Bay
ADVENTURE: Introduce your group to wilderness adventures, it's people, their culture, and their way of life. Our itineraries include: trekking, kayaking, hiking, home stay or stay in a camp etc.
Ideal for ages 13-21
PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED:
- Good level of fitness
- Strong interest in chosen subject
- Engaging outdoor activities/learning
- Keen to try local cuisine
- Sense of adventure
- Competent swimming ability
COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS
These programs include: building houses, school rooms and kindergartens for communities. Other activities include visiting orphanages, children's hospitals and disability/rehabilitation centres.
DURING THE TOUR:
Our local English speaking tour guide and drivers are highly trained and experienced, with safety being their number one priority. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide any necessary support for your group. We guarantee students to always be located within the same area in hotels.
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.