SOUTHERN VIETNAM COMMUNITY PROJECT


Country: Vietnam

City: Ho Chi Minh

Tour Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights


Package Description

Community volunteering in Southern Vietnam and help local centres with the care and activities supporting the children who are HIV+ and children who have disabilities. The centres look after the vulnerable in a daycare centre and residential capacity and help is always needed to give the residents and visitors more one on one care. Individual attention is vital to improve the well-being of the people which is why the projects are seeking the input of volunteers. These groups of vulnerable children are welcome at the centres and not only do they receive meals and basic care they also participate in activities to make their time enjoyable. Come and volunteer with Kaya at one of these centres and bring extra support to local staff with the essential services they provide to the communities.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Ho Chi Minh City 
On arrival at Ho Chi Minh City (HMC), you will be greeted by your guide and driven to your hotel in the city centre. After dropping your luggage off you will visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, two of the must-see sites in HMC.
You will then take a cyclo ride along the tree-lined boulevard of this lively city before sitting in the Golden Theatre to enjoy 45-minute show of the exciting Water puppet. 

You will then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for your first nights stay.

Day 2:

Community Service at Physical Disable Teaching Center. After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will take a 45-minute drive to the Physical Disable Teaching center in Hoc Mon district in the outskirt of Saigon.  The centre was established in 2003 andand has been officially in operation since 2006.  There are over 100 people with physical disability (deaf, mute, blind) learning several jobs such as  garment embroidery, computer training, painting and much more. 

You will participate for 2 days doing community services at the centre and interact with the learners.  During your 2-day Community service at the Physical Disable Teach Centre, you will have the  opportunity  to interact with the learners and assist them in doing some of their daily’s activities such as: prepare lunches for learners with the chefs, painting the fence and gate, gardening and watering the vegetables. You will be divided into different groups in order that the tasks can be rotated from group to group each day. You will enjoy lunch at the Centre and dinner at a restaurant in HMC before heading back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Another Day of Community Service
Today will be another day doing Community service at the Physical Disable Teaching center in Hoc Mon district.  In the late afternoon, you will have some culture exchange activities with the learners such as  singing performance, postcard-drawing etc. After giving gifts to the centre and learners, you will say goodbye to your new friends and head back to the city centre for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4:

Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour 
In the morning, you will take a 50-Km drive out of the city centre to Cu Chi Tunnels – the massive underground system that Vietnamese lived in and fought during the American War. 
It is also considered a highlight in Ho Chi Minh City for student tours. On arrival, you will watch a short introduction video showing the foundation, activities of Cu Chi tunnels before moving to the tunnels and see different traps used in the war.
Later, you can go to the shooting range where you can try to fire real bullets (costs US$1/bullet pay directly at site) or sit down for a Vietnamese tea with local boiled cassava. 
You will return to the city centre for lunch, at  District 5 to visit Cho Lon (China Town) and Thien Hau Pagoda. 

The rest of the day will be free for shopping at the hustling Ben Thanh market with several local items.  You will then head back to your hotel for dinner and your last nights stay in HMC.

Day 5:

Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day City Tour & Departure 
In the morning you will enjoy a half day city tour before your driver arrives to collect you form your hotel to head to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your flight back to the UAE..
 

Includes

Return economy flight 
Return Airport hotel transfers
4 Nights accommodation 
Daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Sight seeing tour 
English Speaking  tour guide
All entrance fee
Fully Comprehensive Group Travel Insurance
All current tax

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