VIETNAM SCHOOL TOUR FIELD-TREK
HANOI - SAPA - HALONG BAY - PHONG NHA - DONG HOI
Explore the culture, history and natural beauty of Vietnam on this school trip / Field Trek Tour. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an Amazing Race style challenge through Hanoi, contribute to a community project in Sapa, visit the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, and trek through bamboo forests, deep into underground caves. The community project will involve constructing a home for an impoverished family in the remote Y Linh Ho Village, where students will join local tradesmen in laboring tasks, before staying with a Vietnamese family for an immersive homestay. Students will benefit from cultural immersion, personal development, and active adventures on our Vietnam school tours.
Trip code : SC2371V
Duration : 13 days
Destination : Vietnam
Travel Dates : As required
- Discover city treasures in Hanoi
- Take the mountain train through Sapa for beautiful views of surrounding villages and landscapes
- Trek to the Roof of Indochina’, with spectacular views of Hoang Lien Mountain
- Take part in a community project: change the lives of local villagers by constructing a home
- Homestay with a local Vietnamese family (and assist with cooking dinner)
- Sail through Halong Bay
- Kayak through Phong Nha Cave (the oldest Karst Mountain in Asia), and swim in a secret underground lake
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
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