About our Duke of Edinburgh's International Award trips

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award inspires millions of young people from around the world to challenge themselves in areas they never thought possible.  We have been running Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys since 2015 and as of August 1st 2016 The Learning Project has been a licensed International Trained Activity Provider (ITAP), one of the first in the region and one of only two in Vietnam.  The Adventurous Journey section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award is provided across three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Participants develop an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. It can be on foot, by bicycle, canoe or raft by learning preparation, self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

As a licensed provider of the Adventurous Journey section of the award in Vietnam, we are able to facilitate groups of students and provide them with opportunities to approach each level with different ideas in order to successfully achieve this section of the award.  Our original approach has so far included student teams designing and building their own rafts to explore the largest lake in  the north of Vietnam and using GPS units to plot their way through some beautiful nature reserves on the Vietnamese sides of both the Chinese and Laos borders.   The strong relationships we have forged with local people throughout the country has made such trips possible, arranging permissions, developing maps and making the journey to remote areas of natural beauty in the Vietnamese countryside rarely seen by outsiders accessible, safe and unique.

With training from the Duke of Edinburgh, our team has the ability to work with your group to assist them in designing a route to match their needs, for both practice and assessed Adventurous Journeys

Services for all trips include:

  • Pre trip meetings with teachers to design trips that meet their groups' needs
  • Risk Assessment on all activities/ routes
  • Foreign ITAP trained coordinator accompanying group
  • Bi-lingual Vietnamese Guide with International Tour Guide license accompanying group
  • Logistical team for water drops and emergency evacuation
  • Evacuation plans
  • All bookings for transport, accommodation, meals and activities in-country
  • All permissions for regional access and campsites
  • Equipment for specialist activities where required
  • Assistance with International flights and Vietnam Visas (see http://www.vietnamtourism.com/en/index.php/useful/items/2282 for Vietnam visa exemptions)

Contact Gareth:  gohara@thelearningproject.asia

Adventurous Journey Locations