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.