Vietnam Hill Tribe vacation
Hike to meet and live with the remote communities of northern Vietnam sleeping in stilt houses, sharing meals on this unique cultural vacation.
Hanoi guided day tour sleeper train to Lao Cai Sapa stay in ethnic minority villages waterfall hikes volunteer with tree planting or village work Mai Chau Pu Luong cave exploration market visits Hoi An cycling to village outside Hoi An
US $2148 excluding flights
Description of Vietnam Hill Tribe vacation
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1 Reviews of Vietnam Hill Tribe vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 29 Aug 2019 by Helen Evans
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Meeting the local guide in Sapa, and getting to know her a bit. Seeing the amazing local textiles in sapa, and walking in Pu Long.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Go to My Son near Hoi An. Tell local ladies in Sapa, you are 'not shopping' so they dont follow you and then expect you to buy from them, it's mostly Chinease imports any way!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Not really. Home stay may be helped a locsl family.. I went out my way to buy genuine textiles from local ladies, but it was an effort to get the real thing.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Very good, intresting and a good cross section of North Vietnam.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur members of staff visit the destinations from time to time to look for new opportunities to benefit families and communities.
We also provide advance information about the areas and peoples featured in the itinerary with particular emphasis to raise awareness of the need for environmental protection and cultural conservation. To assist in a practical way, we are developing a scheme to persuade clients to make donations to under-funded small-scale projects.
PeopleTo deepen the experience, we encourage travelers to engage in voluntary activities tree-planting, working on on-going projects, helping older school children with their English lessons and so on. Wherever possible, we generate income for people living in poor areas by using local materials, transport, food and guides and paying directly to the individuals concerned rather than intermediaries.
This tour fits our philosophy admirably. Its a means of alleviating poverty, conserving our indigenous culture, protecting the natural environment and, at the same time, providing our customers with an unforgettable vacation.