May - Sep
Costs & Dates
Welcome to Camp Vietnam! Are you ready to experience the most life-changing journey ever in South East Asia? Created by the award-winning Camp Thailand team, we are a trusted name within the industry with years of experience behind us.
With each member of the team holding travel and South East Asia close to their hearts, here at Camp Vietnam we know what’s important to each one of our applicants. We are there for each and every one of them every step of the way to ensure that everyone gets the best out of their time in Vietnam.
Whether you have previous experience or not, Camp Vietnam is guaranteed to leave you with memories for life and a place in your heart for the people of Vietnam.
Whether it be that you are a teacher looking to do something in your time off or a great addition to your gap year or simply looking for the perfect summer job abroad you have definitely come to the right place.
If a summer of sun, new friends, unbelievable experiences and unforgettable memories is your idea of fun then you need to come to Vietnam! So if you’re looking for the ultimate summer experience, this is it. Get out of Europe! Get out of your comfort zone! Get to Camp Vietnam!
Knocking around Manchester? Don’t forget to pop into our office! We have a Ping Pong table, fussball table and #FreeBiscuits, so come and join us for a game and a cuppa! Also once you’re part of the family you will get good discounts on all of our other fantastic brands, AmeriCamp, Camp South Africa, Camp Canada, AusJob, Camp Cambodia and Invasion!
So come and see what all the hype of Camp Vietnam is about!
Welcome to Camp Vietnam! You will be met and greeted by the Camp Vietnam team at the airport, before heading off with your new friends to check into your accommodation.
That evening you will enjoy a welcome meal and a trip to the famous Ta Hien Pub Street, the perfect way to meet your new friends and immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.
Today let’s explore Hanoi like a Local by a walking and cyclo tour.
To start the trip, we enjoy a city walking tour through some of ‘Hanoi’s 36 Streets otherwise known as the Old Quarter. Since its creation the streets are named following their craftsman products, such as Sugar street, Mattress street, Silver Street, Silk Street etc… so you can see thousands of traditional craftsman shopkeepers scattered along the streets.
We will visit some historical features of ancient Hanoi, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Quan De Temple, get a cyclo to Hoa Lo Prison, then Women Museum. After that get a transfer to a locally famous noodle restaurant which Barack Obama visited and ate at during his time in Vietnam. You will truly get to experience how a 1,000-year-old-historical city kept its authentic life style until today.
On arrival in Lac Village, Mai Chau, you will be staying in a homestay–a traditional stilt house of Thai minority people. Enjoy some free time to relax after the journey. For lunch, you will then have chance to taste some local specialties in traditional stilt house of Thai people. Lac village is situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards. There, you can walk along gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals or rent bicycles to explore the local area. The verdant and rugged mountain scenery, combined with the colourful local population, makes this an unforgettable place to visit.
Sapa is a beautiful rural area in the north-west of the country, it’s rolling landscape composed of terraced-fields cultivated for crops are famous world-wide. Here you will be teaching in the local village schools as well as engaging in lots of fun games with the local children. Another two days will then be spent teaching in the ethnic minority villages in the mountains. These children have little or no access to resources that offer them the chance to learn English or practical skills and really relish the interaction with outsiders.
Free time to explore Sapa and the surrounding landscape. We’ll also be going trekking through the preserved nature trails in the mountains – definitely bring a camera!
You will get on one of the famous Vietnam day buses back to Hanoi from Sapa and we will be spending the night in a hotel where you will be able to chill out and have another explore around the beautiful city of Hanoi.
You will be given the extraordinarily unique opportunity to teach in local pagodas ran by monks. You will teach English, run fun games and activities with the kids. You will even get to meet the monks and be taught Buddhism and Taoism from the higher monks. You will get an immersive opportunity to really integrate with the locals and get the true experience of a new culture that will be a true once in a lifetime experience.
You will travel from Camp down to Ha Long Bay (An UNESCO World Heritage Site) to spend three days and two nights exploring this fantastic area. This globally-popular location, where mountains shoot up from out of the sea is a must see. You will explore caves, enjoy swimming and kayaking as well as trekking on one of the little islands in the water. You will spend two days sleeping on your boat waking up to the beautiful views that surround you.
Today you will have time to relax or buy souvenirs and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Explore the Old Quarter or some local museums. Don’t forget to try some local food or sneak off to Chicken Street. In the evening there will be a dinner arranged for everyone to get together before heading back home or to onward travels. This will be your last chance to soak up the Hanoi nightlife.
This is your final day at Camp Vietnam and we will be arranging a drop off at the international airport for you to get your flights home or to your next destination.
Each intake is 3 weeks long. See prices and dates below:
One Intake: 3 weeks, £849
Two Intakes: 6 weeks, £1499
Three Intakes: 9 weeks, £2149
Application fee - £10 (refundable if unsuccessful)
Deposit - £99
Stage Two Payment - £299
Final Payment - £441
18th May – 8th of June
8th June – 29th June
29th June – 20th July
20th July – 10th August
10th August – 31st August
31st August – 21st September
You should fly in and out from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Vietnamese Dong. £1 = 28,000 VND
Yes, your accommodation will have wifi and most bars and restaurants have it. It’s not always the best connection so if you want reliable wifi we suggest you bring an old unlocked phone so you can get a sim card.
A few people do travel with friends. However, most people who do our programs come alone. You will 100% make lots of friends so either option is fine!
This is a difficult and a common FAQ as it changes from person to person, depending upon your specific budget. Vietnam is a very cheap country and remember, theres a lot included already on the program that you don’t have to pay for. For advice on what to bring please contact the office.
There are some essential vaccinations that everyone should have before they come to Camp Vietnam. These will generally be free under the NHS. There are other vaccinations you can get and you should also be up to date with all your routine jabs. We recommend booking and appointment with your GP at least 6 weeks before your departure as they will be able to give you their professional opinion.
This is a very common question. The choice is yours however we would always suggest a backpack as it makes movement and traveling a lot easier. What happens if the wheels on your case break!……..
Passport: Your passport will be needed in full and valid for at least 6 months after the date of your planned departure. Failure to do so may result in being not permitted entry into Vietnam. Visa: As your stay at Camp Vietnam is longer than 15 days, you will need to apply for a visa at least 3 months before you go to ensure you are granted entry upon arrival. You can apply on the following page: htpps://vietnamvisa.gou.vn Please note: If you are from outside the UK or do not hold a British passport, your visa entry rules may be different. It is down to your discretion to make all necessary visa arrangements.
We can defer your placement acceptance offer to a future intake date that must be initiated within 12 months from your original intake date. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable so you would be best advised to take out a travel insurance policy that will cover this if there is even a slight chance that you will not be coming to Camp Vietnam.
We recommend everyone to take out their own personal health care travel insurance for the duration of their travels. You can do this through our flight partners or through any other travel insurance provider. DBS check – As you will be working with children at Camp Vietnam it is company policy that we conduct our criminal background check at a fee of £45.86. If you are not from the UK then you will need to obtain your countries equivalent and send us a copy via email. If you have any questions regarding this, please call us on 01612223780 or email us at email@example.com
Vietnam is a tropical country, therefore meaning it can often be very hot and humid. It’s also not uncommon for it to have heavy rains in certain seasons. As Camp Vietnam has a very active itinerary, we suggest bring a pair of sturdy shoes and a few changes of all weather clothes that will be suitable in humid climates. We will be sending a full packing list to everyone a couple of months before departure with a much more detailed list of what we thing are the essentials.
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