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School trips to Vietnam

Your students will uncover Vietnam's rich and tumultuous history and experience its remarkable landscapes, biodiversity and culture on this unforgettable shool trip.

  • Key stage 4 - 16+
  • Dedicated tour guide
  • Year round

Rich history, remarkable landscapes and biodiversity for a cross-curricular trip to Vietnam

Ancient and modern history, a diverse culture and outstanding natural landscapes make Vietnam a great option for a range of subjects, including Geography, History, Politics and cultural discovery. Your students will see the stark contrast between bustling cities that never seem to sleep to rural villages, where smiling locals work the paddy fields in brightly coloured traditional dress. 

To uncover the poignant events of the Vietnam War is integral to understanding this incredible country and it's people. During your tour, students will gain insight into the different influences that have shaped modern Vietnam, French rule, the Vietnam war and the reunification of the country. These influences are reflected in the cafe lined streets to the traditional sizzling street food vendors, the thought-provoking museums and the fascinating network of Cu-Chi Tunnels. 

Our Vietnam school tour starts in Hanoi, the capital city in the north, which offers a fascinating blend of Vietnamese and French culture. From here, travel down the coast to Ho Chi Minh City in the South, formelry Saigon, the best destination for learning about the Vietnam War and its effects on the local people and environment. Highlights along the way include a visit to the magical Halong Bay, the Citadel, The Forbidden Purple city, The Imperial Museum, Ancient Capital Tombs, Marble Mountains, the Cholon Market, Reunification Palace, War Crimes Museum, the Mekong Delta and many more. 

If you are looking to give something back, we also offer community interaction programmes in Mai Chau, which is located in a magnificent valley 150 kms southwest of Hanoi. Mai Chau is home to Thai ethnic minority, who live in remarkable wooden stilt houses. Students can visit inspiring social enterprises and engage in light activities such as a cooking class with the friendly locals, basket-weaving and be fully immersed into village life.

 We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Depart UK 

Day 2

  • Arrive in Hanoi
  • Traditional puppet show

Day 3

  • Transfer from Hanoi
  • Ha Long Bay
  • National Heritage site
  • Boat trip

Day 4

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Temple of Literature
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • Bicycle ride in Hanoi
  • Visit the French Quarter
  • Overnight air-conditioned sleeper train to Hue

Day 5

  • Arrive in Hue
  • Visit the Citadel
  • Forbidden Purple City
  • Imperial Museum
  • Dong Ba markets

Day 6

  • Perfume River cruise
  • Ancient Capital Tombs
  • Thien Mu Pagoda

Day 7

  • Cham Museum
  • Transfer to Danang
  • China Beach
  • Marble Mountains

Day 8

  • Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cholon Market
  • Reunification Palace
  • War Crimes Museum

Day 9

  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Tay Ninh Headquarters

Day 10

  • Mekong Delta
  • Floating river markets
  • Snake farm visit and bonsai gardens

Day 11

  • Transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport
  • Arrive home
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
Hanoi cyclo tour
Hanoi cyclo tour
Ho Chin Minh mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison
Huu Tiep lake
Huu Tiep Lake
Ngoc son temple
Ngoc Son Temple
Temple of literature
Temple of Literature
Water puppets
Water puppet show
Ben Thanh market
Ben Thanh market
War remnants museum
War Remnants Museum
Mangrove reserve boat tour
Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
Floating market
Mekong Delta floating markets
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

At the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will learn about the conditions soldiers lived in during the Vietnam war with a veteran guide accompanying your group. The claustrophobic tunnels were central to strategic operations, including the Tet offensive. The tunnels also acted as supply routes for hospitals and guerilla fighters. Today they are recognised as a testimony to the Vietnamese people’s resilience.

Hanoi cyclo tour

Hanoi cyclo tour

Explore Vietnam’s capital on a cyclo. The ride will take around the oldest part of Hanoi and you’ll notice the 36 streets bearing names such as Rice Street, Silk Street and Paper Street to reflect the historic businesses that used to operate in the area.

Ho Chin Minh mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Visit the structure that houses the remains of the revered former president who led Vietnam’s campaign for independence from colonial rule.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

The Hoa Lo Prison was used by the French to detain political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. After its demolition, the prison gatehouse became a museum. You will learn about the French colonial period and see the guillotine room and the quarters where political prisoners were forced to live.

Huu Tiep lake

Huu Tiep Lake

Take a walk through the charming Ngoc Ha village to visit Huu Tiep Lake, which is the site of wreckage from an American military B-52 plane. The lake and wreckage is a monument to the Vietnam war victims.

Ngoc son temple

Ngoc Son Temple

This is Hanoi's most visited temple and for good reason. It sits on a small island accessible by bridge and is a great sight to see on your school trip to Vietnam.

Temple of literature

Temple of Literature

An ancient collection of courtyards, gardens and architecture built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius. Considered the oldest university in Vietnam, the Temple of Literature dates back nearly one thousand years!

Water puppets

Water puppet show

Experience the art of water puppetry, which is a Vietnamese tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century! Puppeteers make miniature ornate puppets dance on water with the accompaniment of a live band.

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market

Explore the bustling marketplace when you can sample some local produce, grab something tasty for lunch or pick up some souvenirs to take home.

War remnants museum

War Remnants Museum

This museum shows students and uncompromising look at the atrocities of the Vietnam War and the Indochina War. There are many exhibits and artefacts relating to the US military.

Mangrove reserve boat tour

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Hop aboard a small boat for a leisurely glide through the dense mangrove forests, where Viet Cong soldiers hid a guerilla camp during wartime. You can still see the barracks hidden away. If you’re lucky you may also see some of the area’s most famous wildlife - crocodiles, pythons and monkeys!

Floating market

Mekong Delta floating markets

Board a small boat to take a trip navigating the floating markets of the Mekong Delta. Continue cruising along the maze of canals to Vinh Long, stopping at handicraft villages to see local artisans at work.

Our long haul school trips include:

  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Board and lodging  as specified in your itinerary
  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • One free teacher place for every 10 students on the trip
  • 24 hour emergency back-up service
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits
  • Some of our long-haul trips will also include a guide

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits

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