Trek Vietnam 2019

Are you ready to see Action on Poverty up close? Register your interest now for our six-day trek through Da Bac in northern Vietnam from 16 – 21 March 2019.

Escape the tourist traps on this trek with a difference. Explore fertile valleys, bamboo forests and rice terraces. Stay with locals in traditional stilt houses, where you can sample the local cuisine and culture. And best of all, see our projects in action, including homestays, savings groups and schools.

All tourist activities are community-led to ensure the benefits of tourism go where they should – to locals like Thao and Sanh, who you’ll get to meet on your trip.


  • Trek scenic routes through pristine forests
  • Enjoy kayaking, rafting and swimming on the lake
  • Stay in traditional stilt homestays with local families
  • Sample the traditional cuisine and culture of the Muong people
  • Enjoy live music and dance performances
  • Tour Action on Poverty’s community development projects
  • Visit the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant and the Muong Cultural Space Museum

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“Oh beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. The scenery is beautiful with the mountains and the lake . .  We went swimming, we had marvelous food, the food is delicious . . . and people are so welcoming and friendly. I get lovely smiles and welcoming feeling.” -Rica Weller

“The entertainment was great, the dancing was fantastic, the MC was exceptional. Facilities were very good – spacious, good bed nets, toilets etc. Will come back next year.” -Vivienne Jones

“I’ve enjoyed the trekking, it’s been hard, but it’s been fun and the people we stay with they have made us feel so welcome. It has been a very enjoyable experience so I can only recommend it to other travellers. They would like to come to Vietnam.” -Celia Coote

Community-based Tourism

This trek is part of our Community-based Tourism (CBT) project, ensuring socially and environmentally responsible tourism. CBT allows ethnic minorities in remote and underdeveloped regions of Vietnam, such as the Muong people, to increase their income, reap the socio-economic benefits of tourism, and share their language and culture with others.

Our approach to tourism focuses on the community. Our initiative ensures that benefits generated from tourism stay in the community. This means that your participation helps build a better, sustainable livelihood for locals. When you trek with us, you trek with a purpose.


More info

Bookings opening soon. Please register your interest for this trek or contact us to find out more.

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