We run our programs at two locations: Da Nang in Central Vietnam and Vi Thanh in Mekong Delta.
Da Nang is located on the central coast of Vietnam and is famous for its lush landscape of world-renowned beaches, jungle-covered mountains, and stunning bridges. Below we have compiled a short list of some of the activities that make central Vietnam the ideal setting to explore during down time.
During the weekday, volunteers will have some free time in the evening and this can be filled up with the following activities:
On the weekends:
VI THANH ( MEKONG DELTA)
Vi Thanh city is a small city with a population of about 60,000 and is the capital of the Hau Giang province. The city is located 40 km from Can Tho International Airport. The city is surrounded by many villages and the landscape is made up of rivers, lakes, and fruit gardens.
On weekends volunteers can stay in Vi Thanh or have a travel weekend. Our onsite staff are happy to help arrange trips for you. There is less staff at the volunteer house during the weekends and meals are only served through Saturday morning, giving volunteers more freedom to explore. However, there is still some staff onsite who can help arrange trips or give advice about local restaurants and activities. Travel activities we recommend are:
o Can Tho City: Can Tho is the capital of Mekong Delta and is one hour away from the volunteer house by car or bus. There you can explore floating markets and the traditional Mekong Delta lifestyle. There are many tours available in this area.
o Phu Quoc Islands: Phu Quoc is an island paradise known for beautiful white sand beaches. Volunteers can take a 1 hour bus ride to Rach Gia Harbor, and from there catch a speed boat to the islands. This area is highly recommended during your stay in southern Vietnam!
o Ho Chi Minh City: Volunteers can spend weekends in the city taking either a 3 hour bus ride or by catching a flight from nearby Can Tho airport. Ho Chi Minh is a large, vibrant Vietnamese city with many activities for volunteers to enjoy. Spend a weekend away shopping in markets, enjoying a wide array of dining options, or visiting cultural & historical landmarks.