Arrival Hanoi airport, warm welcomed by our guide & driver then transfer to the city. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia.
Orphanage's Visiting In Bavi - Hanoi's Outskirt
The orphanage is located in the Ba Vi district in the northwest of Hanoi about approximately 50km. the center is home to not only orphan children but also the homeless, the elderly, and people with difficult life. There are about 320 people at the center and some children attending the local school. Such a variety of people will give you a real insight into what life can be like for some in Vietnam.
Late afternoon, we will come back Hanoi, and then check in hotel
Full Day Education’s Project In Phu Tho
Morning, have breakfast at hotel before transfer to Thanh Son in Phu Tho province for volunteer program, after two hours and half you will arrive Thanh Son then you will have some activities at school.
You will spend about an hour to visit the junior high school, communicate with local pupils and teach them some English sentences and give them some small gifts. If time permits you can same time to tidy up around school and decorate some pictures on walls and teach them how to welcome the tourists.
Thanh Son (Pho Vang) is a small midland town in the mountainous province of Phu Tho in the North of Vietnam. It is a nice town surrounded by the mountains. There is one secondary school, two junior high schools, and one junior high school for all ethnic children and pupils (grade from 5 to 9), these pupils are selected from the different 21 minorities in the area by the government, and they are brought up here from the grade 5 to 9. They don’t have to pay any school fees because the government has good policy to take care and train the ethnic children with hope to help them to improve their poverty circle and opportunity to change their life by the education.
The local people here are mostly live in the agriculture and take their advantage in growing and producing tea. The standard living of most people is under development. There are some tourist attractions but the government hasn’t invested in advertising and done seriously to attract clients to visit regularly. In the future, they might do because that is demanding of the development. The children here are aware of learning English but they don’t have any condition to practice; they seem never getting any opportunity to communicate with foreigners. With our program, we would like to help children here with English training course, besides, our students will share their knowledge to the local people (in the tourist area) about their fields they ever study and teach them how to do the service business especially how to serve tourists with warm welcome and let them understand about tourist’s demanding with sustainable tourism.
Late afternoon, transfer back Hanoi then check in hotel and free at leisure
Full Day Farmer Tour At Vegetable Village In Outkirt
Today, we will travel out of Hanoi to visit Song Phuong village about an hour. This is the main supply source for fresh vegetable for the city. Here, you will see endless fields growing various kinds of vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, green peas, corn as well as fruits such as oranges, pomelos, papaya and banana. If you love gardening, this is a great opportunity for you to know farm works of Vietnam, for example sowing, watering, fertilizing…Do not hesitate to ask locals about their cultivation technique and learn about their daily life. They will be happy and proud to share all with you.
8:30 Leave Hanoi and drive west to the village. There are many small farms, where most of the produce sold in the city markets is grown. There are vegetable gardens, tropical fruits and very hospitable local people.
9:00 Take a tour round the vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including cauliflower;cabbage; tomato; green peas; Chinese peas; ...;
9:30 Join with a farmer to learn how to work on his field. Depending on the season, the activities will be between raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens, cultivating or harvesting...;
12:00 Lunch with a local family to get the experience on the taste of some local dishes, delicious vegetables, local fruit and Vietnamese tea;
13:30 Leave Song Phuong Vegetable Village to drive back and drop off at your hotel in Hanoi.
Free at leisure until meet our guide then transfer to airport for flight...