email: info@true-adventure.co.uk

call: 01730 812742

Brief

Vietnam has it all! Stunning and unspoilt coastline with powdery sand beaches and hidden coves, emerald-green mountains, breath-taking national parks, outstanding cultural interest and fantastic cuisine. With plenty of opportunity to meet the locals, now is the time to visit Vietnam as it’s developing at a fast pace.

Highlights

Explore the riverside city of Ho Chi Minh including the zoo and botanical gardens.

Visit the World Heritage sight of Ha Long Bay and explore the lagoons and limestone outcrops by boat.

Live with local communities in remote hill villages helping community projects.

Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An.

Trek through the spectacular highlands of Sapa or the rainforest around Dalat.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

Call us for more details 01730 812742 or email us at info@true-adventure.co.uk

The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Teams will fly into Hanoi in Vietnam where they will begin to acclimatise to the heat and humidity of south-east Asia. Spending a few days in the bustling capital city, the team can explore the lively old quarter and a variety of market stalls.

Phase 2: Trek

Vietnam is host to dense and lush forest, vast swathes of agricultural land, and towering mountainous terrain. The teams will head west to begin their trek in the hills of Mai Chau. During their trek they will walk through jungle, past rice fields, and will stay in the homestays of different ethnic groups, experiencing the everyday living of the Dao and H’mong people. Your local guides will be able to introduce you to the way of life of the people, as well as explaining the flora and fauna you will see along the way in the nature reserve.

Phase 3: Project

Most teams will be able to trek straight into their project site. Here the teams will spend time with the local community and engage in projects requested by the locals. This could include developing village infrastructure such as building much needed footpaths for the community or brick ovens for families. They will also get the chance to engage with children in the village and practice their basic language skills.

Phase 4: Culture & Review

No trip to Vietnam would be complete without a boat trip to the spectacular Halong Bay! Travel past towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Take an overnight train to the imposing imperial city of Hue, brimming with history on the ancient streets. Travel onwards to the quaint Hoi An, famous for it’s many talented tailors. Here teams could join a cooking lesson or visit My Son temples.

Expedition Grade

Our Vietnam adventure is graded as moderate or level 3. However, some easier and some more challenging days can be expected when trekking giving it an overall level of 2 to 4. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your expedition.

Expedition Type

Adventure

Project

Culture

Expedition Level

Level cover

Easy

Moderate

Hard

Facts

Terrain

Ranges from jungles and rainforests, to lush countryside, mountains and rivers.

Weather

April to October is the summer monsoon with hot, humid weather across the country.

Culture

Culture and civilisation have been influenced by the Chinese, which is reflected in the combined religious beliefs of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

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Here's where to start

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Drop us a line or give us a call

We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
01730 812742

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Let's meet up for a chat

We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.

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Launch the expedition in school

Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.

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Form the team

Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.

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01730 812742
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