A little bit about us and the philosophy behind our trips. We’ve had over four years experience bringing groups of International School sto some of the most spectaculaar locations in Northern Vietnam. Our challenge has always been the same; to find areas of natural beauty that are not on the typical tourist itinerary and to find local people that we can work with who share our love of Vietnam’s stunning environment. Developing a viable tourist infrastructure that truly benefits rural communities is an immensely challenging task, and that is why we strive to work with those who encourage sustainable, inclusive and positive models for their communities
The Learning Project grew of a shared background in education, a love of Vietnam, especially its natural environment, and a desire to enable young people to engage with each other and the country they lived in in a way that excited them and helped prepare them for the upcoming challenges in their lives.
This led the company to a focus on activity/challenge based school trips with some of the leading international schools in Ha Noi. Getting teenagers out of their classrooms and comfort zones and challenging them to push themselves individually and, more importantly, work together in team-based challenges, proved to be an immensely rewarding experience for both our company, and our clients. We learnt a lot in those first years, and continue to do so, but the feedback we’ve received and the continued support of our clients confirms that that we’ve been doing something right, and we are very much proud of this.
Our work in this field led us to an association with the Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys which we have been running 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.
One of the great perks of our job is getting out into rural Vietnam and exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes any of us have encountered. Many of the teachers on our trips have likewise been blown away by their surrounding and have regularly bemoaned the fact that they don’t have the opportunity to travel to these places due to time constraints or the sheer inconvenience of trying to organise a trip. This got us thinking about what we could do to give more people the opportunity to get out of the city and into the countryside, while keeping people’s lifestyles and work responsibilities at the forefront of our planning. So, we’ve designed a series of Weekend Getaways, that include an aspect of a physical challenge, such as hiking or cycling, that will allow you to spend some time in a truly spectacular, natural location, promises the highest standard of food and accommodation, and more importantly, enables you to leave Hanoi after work Friday evening and be back Sunday evening, in time to get ready for the upcoming week.
We are currently offering two such weekends but have plans to develop further getaway opportunities over the coming 12 months, so if you are interested please remember to keep an eye on the website for updates.
Of course if you’d like us to arrange a trip outside of the weekend, don’t hesitate to contact us…