English Teaching and Community Volunteering at Ba Be 10 days
Around Ba Be Lake are the settlements of ethnic Dao, Tay and Hmong. They are fortunate to enjoy the benefits of beautiful scenery and seemingly idyllic rural lifestyle but it is a hard life and they suffer from poor infrastructure and inadequate education.
The people are resilient and have adapted to a life governed by the immediate needs of their own community, with little input from outsiders.
This is the first scheme to combine a tour of Community Volunteering And English Teaching At Ba Be Lake area with aiding the inhabitants nearby in a practical and meaningful way. Instead of just observing each other from the shore and the tour boat we can bridge the gap between visitors and villagers in a way that will benefit all.
All the projects are initiated only after we have consulted with the communities, at village, town and district level to ensure that each tour brings significant benefit to the schools and communities involved.
Destination: Ba Be National Park, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 10 daysTour itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Orientation, Introduction And Preparatory Visit to Central School
Day 3: First Real Day At School
Day 4: School Janitors Support
Day 5: Up And Away To The Uplands Of Khau Qua – A Remote Primary School
Day 6: The First Point Primary School Up High Land
Day 7: Up on high with the Dao tribes – Na Nghe village
Day 8: The Last Point Primary School Up High Land
Day 9: Trekking Back To Ba Be Lake
Day 10: Ba Be – Hua Ma Cave – Ha Noi
This programme is designed to provide a bridge between the disadvantaged ethnic minorities and foreign visitors through assisting with the teaching of English, practical help with the fabric of the school buildings and with contributions of much needed learning materials. Visitors will be privileged to experience firsthand the lives of the ethnic minorities and the children, their teachers and the schools will benefit from the help provided.
From July to September the climate is usually hot and humid.
from October to June the weather is cooler and more pleasant.
– Vehicle with A/C
Tour Guides, Coordinators
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guides and Coordinators speak excellent English.
They are skilful in group activities and organization and are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and environment.
– 9 breakfasts
– 10 lunches
– 9 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians and other dietary requirements but please request this at time of booking.
– Home stay (9 nights)
Clean and comfortable homestays/ hotels with air-conditioning provided.
Tour price will be calculated by private group and depending on departure date, please contact us to book this trip
Tour price includes
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes
+ Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat…
great variety of flora and fauna, particularly birds and butterflies, and also to local ethnic minorities of the Tay, Red Dao and Hmong people.
We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.
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