Where the dragons live

Vietnam for school groups

You will visit Vietnam

Cost:

9 days start from $1795
11 days start from $1995
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $950-$1100

Do you know that...

Vietnam is great for learning about

History
Nature
Architecture
Religion
Philosophy
Art
Entrepreneurship
Agriculture
Music

Folklore
And much more 

Vietnam Itinerary

This is an example of the Vietnam itinerary.

Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.

Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Morning            Arrivals at the airport and hotel

Afternoon         War Remnants Museum to learn about the Vietnam’s recent history at Independence Palace (Reunification Palace) and visit the Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral. At the Saigon Central Post Office, you will immediately be wowed by the French-impacted architecture. Lastly, visit the Opera House

Meals included: lunch, dinner

Day 2
Ho Chi Minh

Morning        Explore

Afternoon     Visit 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Mekong Delta

Morning        Pay a visit to Cai Be floating, a typical market form in Mekong Delta. Have lunch at a local food stall on An Binh Island

Afternoon     Take a traditional rowboat deeper into the countryside

Meals included: breakfast, lunch 

Day 4
Hoi An, Dan Nang

Morning      Go to the peaceful Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, architecture with a bearing classical Chinese style, which is the most typical among others in Hoi An

Afternoon     Visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, a meeting place of Fujian people. Here you will admire the unique architecture as well as magnificent carved sculpture. Explore the Tan Ky ancestral house, the famous bridge in Da Nang, and the beach

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Hue

Morning        Walk 

Afternoon     Free time 

Evening         Free evening

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6
Hanoi

Morning        Visit

Afternoon     Walk 

Evening         Explore

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 
Ha Long Bay

Morning        Visit

Afternoon     Have 

Evening         Drive

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Hanoi

Morning        Explore 

Afternoon     Visit 

Evening         Go

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 9
Hanoi

Departures

Meals included: breakfast 

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Country Code for Vietnam +84

Police 03

American Embassy: (+84) 24 3850 5000 Address: 7 Láng Hạ, Chợ Dừa, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Accommodation

Our hotels and casas are centrally located and we usually place 2 students per room. Teachers are placed in single rooms. We offer discounted or complimentary spots for parents and chaperons.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

What’s not included

Why teachers and students love our educational trips

Low cost

Our prices include everything listed on itinerary, all meals etc.

Rich itinerary

Designed to create more travel experiences customers love.

Centrally located hotels

We stay in 3-4 stars hotels, mostly 2 students per room

Scholarships for students

We offer full or partial scholarships for the students with financial need.

Interaction with locals

Joint activities or dinner discussions with local students, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs.

Teachers and parents travel

Teacher travel for free and parents/chaperons receive 200-300 USD discount.

Essential Travel Information

school trips to Vietnam 

visa requirements, health, currency and more

▹ Visa requirements for Vietnam tours

U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam. You can obtain your Vietnam visa at the port of entry (you will need $30-50 USD and one passport-sized photo).


▹ Health, Vaccinations

✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Vietnam.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.

Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.


▹ Electricity

Vietnam operates on 230 volts and uses the same plug as in the US.


▹ Connectivity, Internet

✔︎ The internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.


▹ Time zones
✔︎ Vietnam is 11 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 9am in New York is 8pm on the same day in Vietnam.


▹ Currency, cash, credit cards

✔︎ The currency in Vietnam is Vietnamese dong.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.

 

▹ Baggage allowance

✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.

 

▹ Tipping

✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

▹ Itinerary

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

 

We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: info@colibriboston.org.

We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions!

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Cost:

9 days start from $1795
11 days start from $1995
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $950-$1100

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