Trek Vietnam

Trek Vietnam and take action on poverty, 16 - 21 March 2019.

Escape the tourist traps on this trek with a difference.

By day, explore magnificent mountain ranges, bamboo forests, sparkling lakes, and lush rice paddies. At night, stay with local families, and sample their traditional cuisine and culture. Along the way, you’ll get to visit development projects, and see the difference we’re making in Vietnam.

This trek is part of our Community-based Tourism project, helping ethnic minority groups in Da Bac to set up long-term livelihoods, share their culture, and preserve their natural environment. CBT ensures that all benefits of tourism go where they should – to locals such as Thao, Sanh and Hoan.

Related: 6 Reasons to Visit Da Bac

 

Highlights

  • Challenging trek through scenic forests with spectacular views

  • Kayaking, rafting and swimming on the lake

  • Accommodation in traditional homestays with local families

  • Experience the cuisine and culture of the Dao, Muong and Tay people

  • Enjoy live music and dance performances

  • Visit community development projects in Vietnam

Information Note

Download the Trek Vietnam 2019 Information Note for full itinerary, booking packages, and inclusions. The trek will take place from 16 – 21 March 2019.

 

Booking options

Trek + Gala Package ($860)

Includes seven nights’ accommodation, transfers, meals, porters, guides, and a complimentary ticket to Action on Poverty in Vietnam’s 30th Anniversary Gala on Friday 22 March 2019 (the day after the trek finishes). Book Trek + Gala Package

Trek Package ($800)

Includes six nights’ accommodation, transfers, meals, porters, and guides. Book Trek Package

Bookings close Friday 21 December 2018.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at the time of booking, or you can choose to pay up-front. Book online or contact us using the form below to arrange payment by cheque or EFT.

Fundraising

Fundraising is a fantastic way to share your trekking journey and your passion for the cause with your friends and family. All trekkers are asked to fundraise as part of their adventure. The money you raise will support our life-changing work with poor and vulnerable communities around the world.

Your fundraising target: $2,000

 

Testimonials

“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

“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

“I’ve enjoyed the trekking, it’s been hard, but it’s been fun and the people we stay with 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

 

About Community-based Tourism

This trek is part of our Community-based Tourism (CBT) project in Vietnam, ensuring socially and environmentally responsible tourism. CBT allows ethnic minorities in poor and remote regions of Vietnam 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.

Read more about CBT

Related: Stories from Da Bac

Related: Mr and Mrs Kayak – Paddling towards prosperity

 

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