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Overview

 Highlights


  • Discover the vibrant city of Hanoi and catch a water puppet show
  • Explore the less visited hill tribe regions around Mai Chau on foot
  • Experience a homestay with a local family
  • Stay on a junk boat in Halong Bay where you can swim, kayak or just soak in the glorious sunshine
  • See a traditional dance performance in Mai Chau

Discover the very best of northern Vietnam on this superb Schoolies escape to Vietnam. Take in the sights and sounds of Hanoi, explore a lesser known, more authentic hill tribe walk in the Mai Chau region and no journey to this part of the world is complete without a visit to the natural wonders of the famous Halong Bay. Start your Schoolies adventure by taking in the many highlights of the French colonial chic city of Hanoi, such as the Ho Chi Minh complex, before heading east to the Mai Chau region to gain a fascinating insight into the life of the different ethnic minorities who live in this enchanting part of the world during your amazing walk. Your hill tribe trek will showcase the real Vietnam, from terraced rice paddies to genuine cultural exchanges with local villagers. After your trek, transfer to the World Heritage listed lime stone pinnacles of Halong Bay where you'll stay on a traditional junk boat as you explore the highlights of the regions 3000 limestone islands, caves and grottoes. Here, you can swim, kayak or just chill on the decks under the sun. Your tour concludes with a transfer back to Hanoi where you'll have time for some last minute shopping.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Hanoi

Activities:

Grading:Introductory   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 2

Hanoi City tour, afternoon to Mai Chau (3 hr drive)

Day 3

Mai Chau hill tribe trek - 4 to 5 hrs walking

Day 4

Mai Chau – Ninh Binh

Day 5

Transfer to Halong Bay (approx 3 hr drive)

Day 6

Halong Bay

Day 7

Return to Hanoi

Day 8

Trip concludes


Learning outcomes for students

Joining this World Youth Adventures trip to Vietnam is a unique learning experience, students will come away with the following:
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind,
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions,
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges,
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone',
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we visit are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment,
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers


Grading

Introductory

This Schoolies adventure rated 'adventure touring' level. Although there is no commitment to extended physical activity on this journey we nonetheless want to keep the ‘accent on the active’. We therefore advise that any physical training you complete before undertaking the trip will be to good effect and enhance your travel experience. Remember the fitter you are the more enjoyable your experience will be.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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