Volunteering in Hoa Mai Orphanage Center, Can Tho Province

TASS Travel and Siam Express have organized an educational exchange trip. Students have come from Assumption English School, Singapore.

Volunteering in Hoa Mai Orphanage Center, Can Tho Province 

TASS Travel and Siam Express have organized an educational exchange trip. Students have come from Assumption English School, Singapore.

The main activities include

– Teaching English and improve their speaking and listening English skills via pictures, songs and games base on the subject you gonna teach the kids.
– Teaching art and craft.
– Playing games of them and get all of them be involved to your teaching programme.
– Cleaning the floor, toilet,…
– Distributing donation to local unfortunate children …
This journey is inspired by the many sights, sounds, flavours and community involvement activities of Southern Vietnam. It takes us on a journey, not only visiting the fantastic sights but also getting to know the country and its amazing people.
We offer you a unique experience & insight into everyday Vietnamese life and as well the educational activities, an increased sense of belonging to the local community.
Photo – Tran Truong Hai

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

-05 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
-All transfers and transportation at 45 setter bus with air-con in Ho Chi Minh & Mekong
-Local ENGLISH speaking guides
-All entrance fees as program
-Boat trip in Mekong
-Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food)
-Unlimited of mineral water

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES

-Airfares (international and domestic)
-CIP cost
-Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
-Drinks
-Visas to Vietnam
-Mineral water beyond that supplied
-Tips
-Early check in or late check out
-Insurances
-Optional excursions and activities
-Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
-Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
-Peak season surcharges if any
-All not mentioned above

FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1: SINGAPORE Q HO CHI MINH (MOB, DINNER)

Gather at your school, then we transfer to Changi Airport.
Departure for Ho Chi Minh city – Vietnam.
Arrived, local guide pick up at airport and transfer to the town. Short introduce about Ho Chi Minh city and Vietnam on the way to central.
Visit to The War Remnant Museum to learn about Vietnam War and The War’s Crime effected to Vietnam country and Vietnamese people during the years.
Visit to the colonial-styled Post Office, City Hall (People’s Committee House), Opera House and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Check-in hotel.
Debrief.
Lights out.

DAY 02: MEKONG DELTA ECO LIFE EXPERIENCE (B, L, D)

Wake up, wash up and have breakfast at hotel.
You take a beautiful drive to My Tho through the Mekong Delta
Explore Mekong Delta Lifestyle with:
– Cruise aboard a boat through an intricate and bustling maze of waterways and canals, filled with local merchants and traders.
– Then walk along small village road to visit fruit garden (villager’s fruit garden, not the gardens that most of tourist come), spirits distilling house, fish catching by tackle and see the daily life of villagers. The local people will bring you into their rice field and fruit gardens, tell you the way they grow, keep and harvest fruits by season, then they will pick fruit in front of you. After that they will teach you how to pick fruit.
– Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made.
– Enjoy Horse/ or Ox cart ride on countryside roads.
– Beautiful Lunch on island with special deep fired elephan ear fish, rice-paper cake, fresh vegetable and fresh fruit.
Goodbye My Tho, we drive to Can Tho Province, On the way, enjoy the beautiful landscape of green paddy fields stretching towards the horizontal.
Arrived, check in hotel in Can Tho
Dinner and briefing for the day.

DAY 03 CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (OR PHUNG HIEP FLOATING MARKET) IN EARLY MORNING – VISITING A LOCAL ORPHANAGE (B, L, D)

Wake up in early morning, wash up and have breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to the port and take boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market (or Phung Hiep Floating Market) and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels.
From 5.00 AM, the market becomes bustling with activities. Hundred of big and small boats from near and far gather here to trade their fresh produce. Every boat has one bamboo pole attached with sample products to indicate what are being sold.
Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation.
Then will visit Bonsai garden, colonial houses.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden.
Visit Hoa Mai Orphanage in Can Tho Province, spend half a day interact with the kids, playing games, sport and exchange performance/ traditional games before hand over donation and gifts to the kids.
Say goodbye with the kids in orphanage, back to hotel.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Debrief.
Lights out.

DAY 04: CAN THO PROVINCE – HO CHI MINH CITY - ST. THERESA ORPHANAGE (B, L, D)

Wake up, wash up and have breakfast in the hotel.
Check-out rooms and coach trip back to Ho Chi Minh City which take 4.5 to 5 hours from Can Tho Province.
Lunch at restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city
Community Service at St.Theresa Orphanage
Free explore at Ben Thanh Market.
Dinner at local restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
City by night exploration.
Check-in back hotel and briefing for the day.
Light off.

DAY 05: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS AND CU CHI WILDLIFE RESCUE STATION (B, L, D)

Wake up, wash up and have breakfast in the hotel.
Proceed to visit to Cu Chi tunnel – an underground village, which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in the Vietnam War. The tunnels were part of an underground network that zigzagged from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh trail near the Cambodian border to the Saigon River. This underground tunnels become home of the Viet-Cong to flight against the America forces. Many married and started their families here. This place was their home. We will be interviewing our in-house guide through our guide translating their lives here. We will also see the different stations and experience moving in the tight space of its tunnel. We hope to achieve the 100 meter trail.
Lunch at local restaurant in Cu Chi area.
A Passage of Viet Nam – located at Phu Binh Village, An Phu Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive “A Passage of Vietnam”, We observe on-the-spot how craft persons weave tho cam (ethnic brocade fiber), carve wooden logs into wonders and weave rattan into home appliances. A Passage of Vietnam can satisfy your need to know what many of Vietnam’s traditional craft villages are like. The quarter of craft villages at A Passage of Vietnam is quiet, but not boring as craft persons chat amidst the clacking sound of wooden cudgels hitting a chisel caused by a sculptor or a loom used for weaving cloth. Sitting a little far from the sculptor and the weaver are the craftsmen and women in their simple but unique attire making giay gio (poonah paper) and inlaid gold-leaf items, doing the embroidery and the farming. It’s time for our students learning and hands-on activities on Vietnam art and craft.
Coach back to town.
Dinner at restaurant
Back to hotel and debrief
Lights out.

DAY 06: HO CHI MINH CITY– HOMES SWEET HOME (B, MOB)

Breakfast at hotel.
Final briefing and reflection and competition of workbook.
Check-out hotel.
Visit to The Fine Art Museum.
Transfer to Airport for flight back Singapore
Departure for Singapore.

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