Get away from the crowds in one of Vietnam’s most famous destinations
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY FOCUS
Which ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa? Why are terraces built into the sides of the mountains? How do you say ‘hello’ in Hmong language?
The mountain town of Sapa lies at 1500m above sea level in the north west of Vietnam close to the borders with China and Laos. It is home to a great diversity of ethnic minorities who work the land primarily for rice and corn. This trip is designed to give students a real taste of life in the mountains. From exploring Sapa town to learning about a taking part in craft activities and cooking workshops, students will come away with a rich experience of the way of life for the people living there. The trip culminates with a breath-taking cable car ride to the peak of Mount Fansipan at 3,143 metres above sea level. Trips to Sapa include a certain amount of hiking but this can be easily adjusted to suit ages and fitness levels.
All our trips can be adapted or amended to meet the needs and curriculum requirements of students (IB/GSCE or other).
Type: Culture and Hiking
Duration: 8 days
Best months: March to May or September to December
Age/Level: From 12 y/o+ /Grade 6+
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Museum tours
Day 3: Sightseeing in Hanoi then overnight train to Sapa town
Day 4: Hiking and indigo Batik workshop with local Hmong people.
Day 5: Traditional cooking class with Local Tay people.
Day 6: Cable car trip to Fansipan mountain
Day 7: Sightseeing in Sapa town, return to Hanoi
Day 8: Free time and depart
We really got to know each other and our teachers on this trip.
Henry Behr (student), United Nations International School, Hanoi
Ba Vi Trip 2018
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