Duration 3 Weeks
Runs From May - September
Cost From £849 / $1135

About

About

Looking for the ultimate summer camp location? Rather than just visiting Vietnam, we provide the perfect package for you to travel, see, live, volunteer and make a positive impact. Our programme is specifically designed to combine the best elements of travelling to another country; we work hard, party hard and make a positive impact.

Vietnam

Based in South East Asia, Vietnam is a historical country with a fascinating culture for you to immerse yourself in. Known for it's beaches, Buddhist pagodas, Ha Long Bay, cyclos, mountain rice paddies and bustling cities, Vietnam really does have something for everyone. Camp Vietnam is based in the city of Hanoi, with a week long homestay experience in the mountain town of Sapa, famous for beautiful mountains and trekking.

Volunteering

Teaching English in Sapa and Buddhist temples around Hanoi.
The Experience
Unlike most volunteering programmes, we want you to have as much fun as you are making an impact. We combine teaching English in buddhist temples to local children, with some seriously amazing activities. You will get to experience; a trip to the mountain town of Sapa, living with local people in a home stay experience while teaching in nearby villages. We have a cyclo tour around the city of Hanoi, trekking in Vietnam's Northern mountains and the best part... an overnight stay to the famous Unesco World Heritage Site, Halong Bay! Sounds amazing right?
One of the best parts of doing a Camp.co.uk experience is not just the country you visit or the activities you get involved with, it's the people you meet. Camp Vietnam is ran by combining groups of people just like yourself; every single person makes a friend for life and it's amazing to experience all of this together.
FROM £849 / $1135
  • Camp Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Dates: May - September
  • Cost: £849 / $1135
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Welcome to Camp Vietnam! You will be met and greeted by the Camp Vietnam team at the airport, before heading off with your new friends to check into your accommodation.

That evening you will enjoy a welcome meal and a trip to the famous Ta Hien Pub Street, the perfect way to meet your new friends and immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.

Day 2: Old Quarter city walking and cyclo tour.

Today let’s explore Hanoi like a Local by a walking and cyclo tour!

To start the trip, we enjoy a city walking tour through some of ‘Hanoi’s 36 Streets otherwise known as the Old Quarter. Since its creation the streets are named following their craftsman products, such as Sugar street, Mattress street, Silver Street, Silk Street etc… so you can see thousands of traditional craftsman shopkeepers scattered along the streets. We will visit some historical features of ancient Hanoi, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Quan De Temple, get a cyclo to Hoa Lo Prison, then the Womens Museum. After that get a transfer to a locally famous noodle restaurant which Barack Obama visited and ate at during his time in Vietnam; you will truly get to experience how a 1,000-year-old-historical city kept its authentic life style until today.

Day 3 – 5: Mai Chau village!

On arrival in Lac Village, Mai Chau, you will be staying in a homestay–a traditional stilt house of Thai minority people. Enjoy some free time to relax after the journey. For lunch, you will then have chance to taste some local specialties. Lac village is situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards. There, you can walk along gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals or rent bicycles to explore the local area. The verdant and rugged mountain scenery, combined with the colourful local population, makes this an unforgettable place to visit.

Day 5 – 9: Visiting rural villages teaching English and staying in local Pagodas.

You will be given the extraordinarily unique opportunity to teach in local pagodas ran by monks. You will teach English, run fun games and activities with the kids. Additionally, you will even get to meet the monks and be taught Buddhism and Taoism from the higher monks. You will get an immersive opportunity to integrate with the locals and get the true experience of a new culture that will be a true once in a lifetime experience.

Day 9 – 10: Return to Hanoi – Trill Rooftop!

Free time to explore Hanoi and experience the amazing Trill Rooftop Pool Party which is at the top of one of the tallest building in Hanoi. Leave on the evening of the 10th day to travel to Sapa on one of the famous Vietnamese overnight trains!

Day 11 – 16: Sapa Homestay and Trekking Adventure.

Sapa is a beautiful rural area in the north-west of the country, it’s rolling landscape composed of terraced-fields cultivated for crops are famous world-wide. Here you will have the opportunity to teach children in some of the local home stays as well as engaging in lots of fun games with the children; these children have little or no access to resources that offer them the chance to learn English or practical skills and really relish the interaction with outsiders. You will have the opportunity to trek through the picturesque mountains of Sapa, the highest in the whole of Indochina.

Day 17 - 19: Ha Long Bay!

You will travel from Camp down to Ha Long Bay (An UNESCO World Heritage Site) to spend three days and two nights exploring this fantastic area. This globally-popular location, where mountains shoot up from out of the sea is a must see. You will explore caves, enjoy swimming and kayaking in the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay. You will also be exploring Cat Ba island which is home to the Cat Ba Langur Monkey (there are only 50 in the world). You will spend two days sleeping on a luxury mini-cruise boat whilst waking up to the beautiful views of the Bay from your window.

Day 20: Free day Hanoi and farewell dinner.

Today, you will have time to relax or buy souvenirs and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Explore the Old Quarter or some local museums. Don’t forget to try some local food or sneak off to Chicken Street. In the evening, there will be a dinner arranged for everyone to get together before heading back home or to onward travels. This will be your last chance to soak up the Hanoi nightlife.

Day 21: Final Day of Camp Vietnam.

This is your final day at Camp Vietnam and we will be arranging a drop off at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport for you to get your flights home or to your next destination.

What's Included?

  • Airport pick up
  • Full accommodation
  • Transport within Vietnam to all excursions and volunteering
  • Overnight trip to Ha Long Bay
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • Teaching placement
  • Trip to Ba Vi
  • Cyclo tour & kayaking
  • Farewell party
  • A Free Camp Vietnam t shirt
  • TEFL qualification (optional)

Not Included

  • Flights (book with our in-house flight team, Invasion Flights!)
  • DBS criminal background check – £48.86
  • General living expenses (food & drink)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance 
FROM £849 / $1135
  • Camp Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Dates: May - September
  • Cost: £849 / $1135
Apply Now
Download Brochure

FAQ's

  • What airport do I need to fly to?
  • What's the accommodation like?
  • Do many people come on their own?
  • What currency is used?
  • Is there Wi-Fi available?
  • What's the application process?
  • What are the requirements of the programme?
Noi Bai International Airport. Our in-house flight team will be able to help you with this.
You will stay in basic shared accommodation, dormitory style. Each room is single sex and has access to all basic amenities, bathroom, shower, wifi.
The majority of people that join do come by themselves yes, so everyone is in the same boat and you'll make lots of friends.
Vietnamese Dong (VND)
While Wi-Fi is available, please note that it's not high speed wifi and won't always be reliable. If you want reliable Wi-Fi, bring an unlocked phone so you can purchase a sim card with internet.
To join the programme you need to pay a £10 screening fee and complete some screening questions to see if you are eligible. (This is refunded if you do not pass this stage, although the majority of applicants do) You can then secure your spot with a £99 deposit; the remaining balance isn't due until a few months before you start.
18+ Completed TEFL qualification (included in the package, to be completed in the 8 weeks leading up to your placement) DBS check A passion for helping others, making a positive impact and having fun
FROM £849 / $1135
  • Camp Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Dates: May - September
  • Cost: £849 / $1135
Apply Now
Download Brochure

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FROM £849 / $1135
  • Camp Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Dates: May - September
  • Cost: £849 / $1135
Apply Now
Download Brochure
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