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Meaningful Tours

Cập nhật: 27/6/2014

Join this program, you will not only travel. Come to enjoy great time, experience the daily life, sympathize and share a little part of your life with unlucky people? ...

A) Tourist sites

- Vietnam's capital, Hanoi ranks among the world's most attractive and interesting cities. It was first the capital of Vietnam in 1010, and though the nation's capital moved to Hue under the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802, the city continued to flourish after the French took control in 1888. In 1954, after the French departed, Hanoi was declared Vietnam's capital once again. The remnants of over 1,000 years of history are still visible here, with that of the past few hundred years marvelously preserved. Hanoi now is home to nearly 2 million people. Less vibrant and more reserved than its cousin to the south, Hanoi is a great place to explore on foot. If Ho Chi Minh City is defined by hustle and bustle and people on the go, Hanoi's trademark is green parks and tranquil lakes. The city is divided into districts, many of which take their name from a lake within the district's boundaries. Each district has its own charms.

- Ha Long bay and Cat Ba Island are the two most beautiful seascapes in Viet Nam. Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of 1500 square km. With more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water this area is one of the natural wonders of Vietnam and now a World Heritage listed site. Visitors have constantly marveled at Ha Long Bays? natural beauty. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes created by the wind and the waves that make an excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck. And Cat Ba Island, formerly named ?The Pearl Island?, is the largest one in Ha Long Bay vicinity, with 1354 square km of area. Cat Ba National Park is home to 32 types of mammals and about 2000 species of flora.

- Hoa Lu, 100 km South of Ha Noi, was the capital of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between AD 968 and AD 980. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have remained completely intact through all Vietnam?s wars, and can still be visited today ? an important part of our historical heritage. Tam Coc is also a place of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks, often referred to as Ha Long Bay on land. You will soon see why. The highlight of the trip is taking a local rowboat on the Boi River, floating between the towering limestone outcrops and traveling through three beautiful caves, making for a truly unforgettable experience.

- Perfume pagoda is 75 km South of Hanoi Capital. This is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam and Hosts Perfume festival. All year around, you can enjoy marvelous scenery along the Yen River as well as the historical grandeur of the pagoda complex.

- At the attitude of 1650m, on the side of Hoang Lien Son range - facing the summit in Indochina, SaPa is the common home of several minority tribes such as Black H?Mong, Red Dzao, Dzay,?It is where you find the beauty of nature in valleys, mountains, streams, waterfalls and the warmly welcome of the ethnic people. Come to SaPa to enjoy the scenery and explore daily activities of the tribal people.

Join this program, you will not only travel. Come to enjoy great time, experience the daily life, sympathize and share a little part of your life with unlucky people?

Day 01: In Hanoi
- Welcome at Noi Bai Airport

- Transfer to STA House.

- Welcome dinner at the STA-House or at local restaurant

- Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 02 to 05: Volunteering in Hanoi

Day 02: Orientation in Hanoi and start project
- Project: Community Development, English Teaching to kids and orange agent victims at Thanh Xuan Peace Village (*)

- Dinner

- Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 03: Hanoi

- Breakfast

- AM: 08:15 Visit the Ethnography Museum

- Lunch

- PM: 02:00 working and looking after disabled children at Thanh Xuan Peace Village

- Dinner

- Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 04: Hanoi
- Breakfast

- AM: 08:15 Community Development, helping and playing with orange agent victims at Phuc Tue Center I (**)

- Lunch

- PM: 02:00 Visit Temple of Literature and Woman Museum

- Dinner (Special meal ? Snake meat)

- Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 05: Hanoi
- Breakfast

- AM: 08:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum

- Lunch

- PM: 02:00: Volunteering Work and Teaching English to disabled kids at Phuc Tue Center II

- Dinner

- Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06: Hanoi - Halong Bay

- Noodle breakfast

- AM: 08:00 Pick up at guesthouse to go to Halong Bay

- PM: 12:00: Get on boat to enjoy fantastic of Halong Bay. Have lunch on the boat. Visit Sung Sot cave ? the largest cave of Halong bay. And then go to cruising around Halong Bay to see stone Dog Island, Cat Island, Fighting Cock Island and Ti Top Island, as well as a traditional fishing village.

- Enjoy Vietnamese seafood dinner.

- Spend a quite night on the boat in a cabin suite a Sung Sot Area.

Day 07: Halong Bay ? Cat Ba Island
- AM: breakfast on the boat.

- Check in Hotel and have lunch.

- PM: At 01:30: Volunteering helping disadvantage background families and Orphans Center of Cat Ba Island District (***)

- Overnight on Cat Ba Island.

Day 08: Cat Ba ? Halong ? Hai Duong
- AM: Breakfast

- Get on the bus crossing national park to Gia Luan harbor and then get on the boat to return Halong City. On the way, stop for swimming and taking photo.

- Lunch in restaurant in Halong City.

- PM: Go to Ninh Binh, Arrive in Ninh Binh approx 05:30 pm.

- Dinner at local Restaurant

- Overnight at Ninh Binh Hotel

Day 09: Hai Duong - Hanoi
- Buffet Breakfast

- AM: 08:00: Volunteering work in Social Welfare Center of Hai Duong City (****)

- Lunch at local restaurant

- Pm: 03: 00 leave Hai Duong for Hanoi

- Dinner

- Overnight at Guesthouse in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi - Lao Cai by train

- Noodle Breakfast

- AM: 09:00: Volunteering work in International friendship Village (*****)

- Lunch

- PM: 01:30: still working in IFV

- Dinner

- 08:30 PM: Go to Tran Quy Cap Train Station to get on the night train to Lao Cai (Sapa).

- Sleep on the train in an A/C soft sleeper cabin.

Day 11: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

- AM: Arrive Lao Cai station at 6.00 am, transfer to Sa Pa by bus.

- Breakfast and take a short rest. After that, start trekking with our guide through the most beautiful valley in Sa Pa, named Muong Hoa. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the high mountains, deep valleys, and rice paddies on terraces...

- Lunch

- Visit some villages of the Black H?mong in Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai communes. Then, get to Ta Van, the village of Zay tribe and give gift to children, which located 15 kms away from SA Pa., near the Muong Hoa River. Walk visit tribal village

- Dinner in the village

- Overnight in the house of the Zay people.

Day 12: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa
- Breakfast

- Continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dzao village, and then cross Muong Hoa river, walk up hill to Su Pan (Black H?mong village), located on the side of Den Thang mountain range.

- Lunch

- Visit some tribal families in the village by communicating and understand part of their traditional culture and custom. Go back to Sapa by van.

- Dinner

- Overnight in hotel in Sapa town.

Day 13: Night train back to Hanoi
- Free for relaxing in hotel and exploring Sapa to meet local people and buy crafts.

- Leave Sapa for Lao Cai station at 4.30 pm by bus. Dinner in Lao Cai before getting the night train back to Ha Noi. Sleep on the train in an A/C soft sleeper cabin.

Note: Group minimum is 06 volunteer

Placement inclusive of the followings:

- Accommodation (STA Guest house in Hanoi, hotel based on twin sharing in other places)

- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at local restaurant (except last day)

- Transportation (Mini Bus; Train)

- Joint group tour Halong Bay

- English speaking guide

- All Entrance fees at tourist sites

- Gift for disable and disadvantage children in all Centers

C) Charity Places for volunteer activities

(*) ? Thanh Xuan Peace Village

The Thanh Xuan peace Village was established in 1991 and provides a home and education for 92 children and young people who are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange (their age are between 2 and 22). The aim of the village is to care for these children & help them integrate into society. They are arranged into 4 special classes where they receive primary lessons as well as other vocational training classes where they can learn craft, tailing...guided by the centre?s 38 staff.

The centre was set up with the financial assistance of the International Friedensdorf and the Federal Republic of Germany Government.

(**) ? Phuc Tue Center

The Phuc Tue Center is a member of the Disabled Children Relief Association of Hanoi and was founded on the June 2001. The center is located in the house of its Manager Madame Huong, at 67 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Hanoi, very chose to Truc Bach Lake. Today the centre looks after over 52 handicapped children. Their troubles are varied: Brian traumas, Down syndrome, dioxin, metal illnesses such as autism? The centre?s objective is to offer these children a care that is adapted to their needs, to encourage their development as individual and their integration back into the society. To this end, the Phuc Tue Centre looks after each child in many ways: specific adapted education (learning to read, write and arithmetic but also science and general studies), cognitive training (for example language skills, memory exercise?), psychotherapy, massage? the children are looks after as they would be in a normal school. Monday to Saturday, from 7.30 until 17.00. The staff comprises ten experience teachers. Working with them other specialists in mental illness. One psychiatrist offers consultation once a week, psychologists, university students on work experience and volunteer are also involve.

The daily running of the Centre is based on the principle of ?economic understanding?, while it is supported by the contribution of parent. The cost of sending a child to the Centre depends on their financial situation.

(***) ? Volunteering and helping disadvantage background families and Orphans in Center of Cat Ba Island.

- Visit and help disadvantage families in Cat Ba Island. To do works in their family and encourage their background to overcome in their life.

(****) - Social Welfare Center of Hai Duong City

The Social Welfare Centre was established in 1982 and provides a home and education for 1000 children and young people who are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, disabled children, disadvantage children, dumb and deaf children and orphans (their age are between 8 and 25) in the area. The aim of the centres to care for these children & help them integrate into society. They are arranged into 7 special classes where they receive primary lessons as well as other vocational training classes where they can learn craft, tailing, Electricity, motor repairing? guided by the centre?s 50 staffs.

The centre was set up with the financial assistance of the Social Welfare Centre of the province and Charity Organizations

(****) ? International Friendship Village

The Vietnam Friendship Village (VFV) was established in 1998 and located in Van Canh ? Hoai Duc ? Ha Tay far from Hanoi on the west about 11kms. The VFV is the first kind of the project that enjoys the collective efforts of the war veterans from various countries in the world upon the initiative of Mr. George Mizo, an American Vietnam war veteran. With the effective contribution and co-operation made by veterans of Vietnam and of five other countries, Germany, Japan, France, England and the U.S, the VFV has become the noble symbol of co-operation and reconciliation, friendship and world peace. These veterans have got together to set up the International Committee for the Friendship Village with George as its President through out the initial period until his decease. His spouse, Mrs Rosemarie Hohn Mizo has succeeded this leading role since October 2002. The VFV is under direct management of the central Committee of the veterans Association of Vietnam.

At the bottom of their hearts, George and the initiator have strongly aspired that the VFV is not only a place for treating concrete wounds of direct war victim but also ?a living memorial to what the people of the world can accomplish when they start to work as friend?.

With strong sympathy for this project, the Government and veterans of Vietnam have provided it land, finance, personnel and various favourable conditions. After 54 months of the construction. The Vietnam Friendship Village began to admit its first children and veteran from 18th March 1998. On a rotation basis (2-3 months for veterans and 1-2 years for children: serious case may be longer.) The VFV provides a home and education and look after for 100 children and 50 veterans. At the moment, children?s age is between 5 and 14 who are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. The aim of the VFV is to care, offer free of charge medical treatment, feeding for these children and help them integrate into society. They are arranged into 04 classes (The embroidery class, the class of intelligence deficient children, Training the tailoring class, making artistic flower class and Physical exercise room) where they receive English lessons as well as other classes by the centre?s 38 staff.