Culture week Ho Chi Minh
This action packed culture week in Vietnam combines elements of the country’s contemporary and historical culture to create an immersive and memorable range of experiences. You will visit Ho Chi Minh City, formally known as Saigon, and it’s many historical monuments, and you will learn a great deal about the Vietnam War during visits to war museums as well as the world-renowned Cu Chi tunnel complex.
You will also have the chance to create your own traditional Vietnamese Bamboo Dragons and fans, learn the language from native speakers and cook popular, cultural dishes. This week begins on either Saturday or Sunday when you will meet our coordinator at Ho Chi Minh City airport. From the airport you will be taken to your accommodation where you will get to know your fellow participants
Start Monday with Breakfast before having a morning meeting with the team; after the meeting you will head off for a campus tour, followed by sightseeing in the local area. After lunch you’ll take some Vietnamese language lessons before enjoying a tour of Ho Minh Town. During this tour you will visit the Reunification Palace – also know as Independence Palace, as well as the Opera House and City Hall; you will also visit Notre Dame Cathedral before having a welcome dinner in the evening.
Start Tuesday with breakfast before taking a folding towel art class; after that session you will have lunch, followed by another Vietnamese language and culture class. After that you will visit a traditional market before having dinner in the evening.
Start Wednesday with breakfast followed by a Vietnamese Fan and Bamboo Dragon class. After the class you will visit the local War Museum. After lunch you will take a cooking class and then you will have a chance to try your own products for dinner.
Start with breakfast before visiting the old Viet Cong stronghold – Cu Chi tunnel. After lunch you will have a meeting about the projects on offer, followed by dinner.
Start Friday with breakfast before visiting some of the project sites; have lunch and then visit more project sites in the afternoon. Visit the schedule with dinner.
In their free time, travellers are free to visit the many attractions on offer. Vietnam is a culturally diverse country and Ho Chi Minh City offers countless experience. Enjoy the city and drink in the culture, meet the locals and take your time making this trip as memorable, and fun, as you can.
(Schedule: Evening’s are free, no program activities are scheduled unless mentioned otherwise)
**Please note that activities and schedules can change at any time based on the needs of the project, local conditions and weather conditions **
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx.92 million
Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
Time zone: UTC +7
Vietnam is currently the world’s 13th most populous country and occupies 331,211 square kilometers. Today, although scarred by its past, Vietnam is a fast-growing economy helped by tourism that its interesting history and beautiful sights draw in.
One frequent thing to hear is that it has not yet been subjected to the western influence that Thailand and, to an extent, Cambodia have been. The Vietnamese still tend to prefer their traditional cuisine to the fast food chains that seem to be taking over the world.
Aside from the beautiful countryside of the north, rice fields and beaches, Vietnam is a country that is very much on the move. Roads are being upgraded, new hotels are opening everywhere and its cities are fastly developing.
If you are planning to work & travel in Vietnam there are a number of fulfilling opportunities available from volunteering with children to Hospital Out reach projects. As an experienced gap year travel company we have helped many people enjoy the delights of Vietnam during their gap year so if you are looking for an adventure in South East Asia you should add Vietnam to your shortlist. Few countries in the world can offer such a diverse range of culture, history, natural wonders and excitement.
Vietnam offers ravishing coastlines, emerald-green mountains and dynamic cities. The breathtaking National Parks continue to yield new species and are teaming with exotic wildlife. With outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all. If you are looking for a Volunteer experience in Vietnam have a look at our latest experiences below.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance