Where the dragons live
Vietnam for school groups
You will visit Vietnam
Vietnam is great for learning about
This is an example of the Vietnam itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight flight to Vietnam
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Historic tour of the city
- War Remnants Museum (optional and only for older students 17+ with parents permission)
- Learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Independence Palace (Reunification Palace)
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Saigon Central Post Office with French-impacted architecture
- Opera House
- Caravelle Hotel – famous US news headquarters during Vietnam war
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City
Chi Chu Tunnels in HCMC Day trip to the famous underground tunnels from the Vietnam war. The site has over 120km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres. After the war against the French, Vietnamese soldiers expanded the tunnels and included effective air filtration systems, which helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet-bombings.
Special event: Ben Thanh Market – Vietnamese students will take us to this excellent market full of locally made souvenirs and teach us how to haggle with the vendors.
Day 4 Mekong Delta
Boat trip to Cai Be floating market, a typical market in Mekong Delta with lunch at a local food stall on An Binh Island.
Day 5 Hoi An
Motorbike tour of the countryside visiting villages and rice paddies
Hoi An night tour comes to life in the evening when the river is lit up with colourful lanterns
Day 6 Hue
Tour of Hue
- Imperial City is an absolute must-do in Hue. This place was previously home to the Vietnam emperors and is being slowly restored to its former glory
- Thien Mu Pagoda – beautiful views overlooking the Perfume River
Day 7 Hanoi
Tour Vietnam’s capital city with a local guide
Free time for shopping
Day 8 Ha Long Bay
Cruise through the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, a beautiful natural wonder. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies.
Day 9 Hanoi
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Country Code for Vietnam +84
American Embassy: (+84) 24 3850 5000 Address: 7 Láng Hạ, Chợ Dừa, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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Essential Travel Information
school trips to Vietnam
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▹ Visa requirements for Vietnam tours
U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam. You can obtain your Vietnam visa at the port of entry (you will need $30-50 USD and one passport-sized photo).
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Vietnam.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
Vietnam operates on 230 volts and uses the same plug as in the US.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Vietnam is 11 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 9am in New York is 8pm on the same day in Vietnam.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Vietnam is Vietnamese dong.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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