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Travel around Vietnam as a group

As with everything in life though it pays to be organised. So if you plan on seeing Vietnam on one of our amazing weekend trips and would like to be guaranteed a place please book well in advance of travel.

You can simply add this weekend trip when applying for any programme in Vietnam under ‘Optional Extras’. If you’ve already signed up for one of our volunteer programmes in India and would like to add this weekend trip, then please email us – Please note that places on our weekend trips are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We operate a number of amazing weekend trips every month that allow you to explore the country as a group with your new-found friends. The structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your free time and we have maximised time to provide you with something different and exciting every day.

A local co-ordinator who knows the country inside out, will accompany you throughout the trip. Not only will you get to share all of their knowledge, but the trip will be even more enjoyable and safe.

Ha Long Bay cruise weekend trip

Only £109pp — Includes transport, accommodation, entrance fees, activities and meals

Unsurprisingly, Ha Long Bay is Vietnam's number one most visited attraction and we for one know why! With thousands of towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by rainforest that rise from the emerald waters, the national park is like something out of a movie. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1994, this unique expanse of land has been shaped by more than 500 millions years of tropical downpours and dense jungle growth - offering you a surreal experience like no other.

No trip to Vietnam would be complete without seeing the famous Ha Long Bay, but this weekend trip offers so much more! You will spend your days and night on-board a cruise ship where you will get to enjoy your 360-degree surroundings, taking in many of the 1,600 islets looming above you. We will make several stops around the bay with the chance to go kayaking and watch the sun set on the top deck!

During your weekend cruising around Ha Long Bay you will get to take part in many activities, including:

  • Discovering the depths of Surprising Cave
  • Exploring the bay on kayaks
  • Taking in the panoramic views from Ti Top island
  • Relaxing on the golden sandy beaches
  • Enjoying a sun set party on the top deck
  • Heading out on a fishing excursion
  • Singing to your hearts content with karaoke
  • Watching the sun rise behind one of the many islands
  • Witnessing stones being cultivated at Pearl Farm
  • Learning to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes 

This is your chance to explore Vietnam as a group and to make the most of your free time at the weekend. For a full break down of each day as well as information about start dates, accommodation, meals and transport, please click more details below.

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Sapa trekking & cultural weekend trip

Only £89pp — Includes accommodation, entrance fees, activities and meals

The mountainous region of Sapa comprises of thousands upon thousands of acres of lush vegetation, with terrain that ranges from rolling hills to rice paddies. This unique region is not only believed to be Vietnam's best region for trekking, but it is also famously known for its diverse traditional culture of the many ethnic minorities that call Sapa home.

As you trek through Sapa you will get to see first-hand the diverse terrains and natural beauty that the region offers. You will pass through lush green bamboo forests, walk bare foot through the rice paddies, stop for photos on the rolling hills and explore the traditional villages where you will learn so much along the way. As Sapa becomes even more popular, the main routes have become very commercialised and set up for tourists. This weekend trip will take you through the least crowded routes allowing you to discover the real Sapa and Vietnam.

As we explore the marvellous mountainous area of Sapa, trekking up to 13km per day, you will get to take part in many activities, including:

  • Trekking through Bamboo Forests
  • Swimming under a refreshing waterfall
  • Enjoying the far-reaching mountainous views
  • Taking some iconic photos of the rolling green hills
  • Learning about Batik and Cloth making by local H'Mong
  • Visiting Sa Seng Village to see the daily lives of locals
  • Walking through rice paddies
  • Passing through Su Pan Village

If you love walking and/or want to see a different side to Vietnam, then Sapa will not disappoint. For a full break down of each day as well as information about start dates, accommodation, meals and transport, please click more details below.

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Dubai stopover trip

Only £219pp - Includes return airport transfers, accommodation, guided desert safari and city tour

If you’re flying to the other side of the world, why not break your long journey up with a stopover in Dubai? Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights in this glamorous state that will amaze you in every way. Be in awe of the sheer scale of this powerhouse city as you wander the vast streets surrounded by hundreds of skyscrapers.

Head to the top of the world as you climb up the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world at 828 metres high (additional cost)! Get lost in Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre with over 1200 shops and restaurants and head outside to watch the fantastic water and light show at Dubai Fountain.

Alongside all of the glitz and glamour, Dubai also has historic neighbourhoods, colourful souqs (markets), museums, mosques, beaches and of course the desert!

As part of the trip fee you will get to hop on board a land cruiser and head into the deserts of Dubai! The evening will be spent dune bashing, admiring the sunset, watching traditional dances and enjoying a BBQ under the Arabian stars – something you will never forget!

You will also head off on a 4 hour city tour around all of the major attractions. See the contrast between ‘new’ and ‘old’ Dubai, where you will get to admire the beaches, hotels, viewpoints, museums, mosques and more!

The stopover trip is the perfect blend of structured guided tours and free independent travel. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Dubai at your own pace and with so much on offer there will be many things for you and your new friends to choose from. Spend the day topping up your tan at Jumeirah beach, shopping to your hearts content at Dubai Mall or trying out some of the main adrenaline activities on offer.

For further information about your transfers, accommodation and what to do while there, please click on more details below.

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