Vietnam School Tours

Vietnam School Tours & Student Trips

Educational travel to Vietnam for students, teachers and parents. Create a meaningful Vietnam school vacation with us!

Vietnam School Tours

“A day of traveling will bring a basket full of learning.”

Vietnamese proverb

Our Vietnam School Tours aim at introducing children and students about Vietnam’s history, culture and people, discovering our beautiful nature, and learning valuable life skills which have not been taught at schools. Also, these trips offer them an opportunity to make new friends, interact with local people, and have unforgettable summer trips.

Our mission is to organize a good mix of educational and recreational activities

Are you thinking about how to stave off your kids’ boredom on their summer holiday? Instead of giving your kids an Ipad or send them to extra classes/ private tutoring, why not take this valuable occasion to fill their summer with memorable fun and interesting activities? Contact us now and we will personalize a Vietnam school tour that suits your students’ age, preference and purpose.

How to Arrange a Vietnam School Tour

We understand that it could be a nightmare if you have to plan a student trip abroad for hundreds (or maybe thousands) of people. Let us shoulder your responsibilities and create a valuable Vietnam educational tour for your students.

Vietnam School Tour Packages

Paradise Travel is proud to present our Vietnam School Tour packages which customize suitable destinations and teambuilding activity for foreign students traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our trips aim at not only educating students about history and culture but also providing students with essential soft skills and a chance to meet new friends.

We understand that a meaningful Vietnam educational vacation should offer an opportunity for students to learn about Vietnamese history, immerse in the local culture, interact with local life and engage in other community works. Our packages are at reasonable prices without compromising their high quality.

Visa and Immigration

Apply Visa to Vietnam

Unlike other countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, tourists cannot get a visa directly at Vietnam airport without a letter of visa on arrival which issued and approved by Vietnam Immigration Department.

Paradise Travel can help your students get a pre-approval visa letter within 3 or 5 working days, depending on their nationality. Once all members obtain an approval letter, they can pay stamping fee to get their visa at the arrival airport.

Just provide us with information about Full name, Date of birth, Nationality, Passport Number and Arrival Date of all students on your team on our Visa to Vietnam page, and let us complete the rest!

Private Car Rental in Vietnam

Our Vietnam car rental service offers almost all types of cars for Vietnam school holiday. All cars are well-maintained and equipped with essential amenities like air conditioners and baby seats. Our drivers are all well-trained and have a sound knowledge about traffic rules and regulations to ensure the utmost safety for students, teachers, and parents.

Accommodation Arrangement

Homestay in Mai Chau
Homestay in Vietnam

We make sure all hotels and resorts are of the highest quality for your comfortable stay in Vietnam. If your students want to get an insight into our rural life and more interaction with local people, we can arrange a homestay with many customized experiences such as transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice, and feeding livestock.

Restaurant Reservation

Your Vietnam study tours will not be complete without exploring local cuisine. Let us know your special requirements (allergy, dietary requirements, halal menu, vegetarian, gluten-free menu, and so on). A cooking class or a meal with the locals will be arranged upon your requests.

Why Vietnam School Tours?

Splendid History

Vietnam is widely known through the lenses of the famous Vietnam War. Struggling through a turbulent colonial past with the Chinese, French, and American, our country is proud of our resilience, patriotism and sacrifice for the independence of Mother Land. History will be more interesting for students since they will get access to artifacts, antiques, and interact with some eyewitnesses of our most tumultuous historical period.

Unique Culture

Hanoi Water Puppet
Water Puppet show in Hanoi

Culture represents in every single aspect of a country, from art, architecture, religion to clothing, cuisine and customs. Paradise Travel believes that truly educational experiences on a school holiday to Vietnam include hands-on interaction with the genuine cultural aspects, which means daily activities, cultural habits, and etiquette.

Some cultural activities students can enjoy when traveling to Vietnam:

  • Stay with local peasants to experience life in the countryside
  • See iconic art and cultural museums and attend workshops hosted by experts
  • Watch local fork performances and learn to make crafts from local artisans
  • Learn traditional techniques to row a boat and make fishing nets
  • Become a farmer in one day: learn to transplant seedlings, harvest rice, and feed livestock
  • Vietnam cooking class: Students can learn every process in cooking: how to choose and process the ingredients, how to marinate the meat, how to control the fire and how to sophisticatedly decorate the dish.

Spectacular Landscapes

Endowed with turquoise beaches, magnificent mountains, mysterious jungles, and splendid waterfalls, Vietnam is undoubtedly surreal for nature lovers. On your Vietnam discovery trip, your students will not only enjoy exotic sightseeing but they also can discover off-the-beaten-track regions and explore local life.

Meaningful Activities

Plastic Waste harm environment
Cleaning up activity in Vietnam

There are many benefits for students when engaging in volunteering and teambuilding activities on Vietnam school vacation. Your students can have a chance to support the local community, meet new friends, and develop interpersonal skills. Not to mention, these activities help strengthen their resume and college applications. Here are some activities you can consider:

  • Primary school visits including tour, playing games and exchanging gifts
  • Volunteering: visiting orphanage villages, teaching English for ethnic students, donating books, helping the locals to build school/hospitals, working in an animal rescue center, and cleaning up garbage.
  • Take part in traditional Vietnamese team building games

Highlights on Vietnam School Tours

1. Hanoi

Hanoi - Cyclo Old Quarter

Hanoi, the quaint yet bustling capital city of Vietnam, is definitely a must-go destination on your school holiday in Vietnam. Colonial past, Chinese influence, traditional Red River Delta’s aspect – your students will be stunned at this city’s unique history and culture. Do not miss these places on your school tour in Hanoi:

Old Quarter Area

This is a unique place in Hanoi where houses and streets in traditional architecture are still well preserved and students can, at the same time, appreciate traditional arts and crafts. Some streets of the Old Quarter you should know are Silver Street (Hang Bac), Silk Street (Hang Dao), Sugar Street (Hang Duong) and Leather Street (Hang Da).

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo prison (also known as Hanoi Hilton) was built by the French for political prisoners. For those who want to discover the history of Vietnam War, this prison is a cannot-miss site in Hanoi.

Temple of Literature

This place represents our traditional fondness for learning as well as the diligence, intelligence and hard work of students under feudal era.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

The Ethnology Museum of Vietnam is a cultural museum in Hanoi that focuses on exhibitions of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese revolutionary leader.  Students will have a chance to hear a story of our national hero and his vulgar life.

2. Halong Bay

Halong Bay - 13 Days in Vietnam
Halong Bay

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage in 1994 and 2000, Halong Bay is a surreal landscape with a system of imposing limestone mountains, magnificent grottoes floating on the emerald water, as well as mist-shrouded bays dotted with various fishing villages.

3. Ninh Binh

This province is 100 KM to the south of Hanoi famous with Hoa Lu temple, Tam Coc rice fields, Bich Dong pagoda, Trang An grottoes, Van Long lagoon, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park… In 2016, the KING KONG film was shot there.

4. Mai Chau

Located in the Northern countryside of Vietnam, this is the place for cycling, relaxing and taking part in interesting team-building activities. Stunning rice paddles, unique stilt houses, and peaceful ethnic villages are the main reason for a cycling tour to Mai Chau.

5. Hue

Located on the bank of Perfume River, Hue is well-known with the bustling streets, natural landscape and unique architecture including the perfume river, tombs, pagodas and many temples. Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

6. Da Nang – Hoi An

Da Nang has everything travelers need for an amazing vacation in Vietnam: turquoise beaches (My Khe, Non Nuoc,…), romantic Han River, spectacular Marble Mountains, mesmerizing Hoi An Ancient Town, and interesting Sun World Ba Na Hills Amusement Park.

Hoi An
Hoi An Old Town

Do not forget to visit Hoi An Ancient Town on your Vietnam school vacation. Used to be a major international trading port in the 16th and 17th centuries, this town is a perfect place for your students to explore genuine Vietnamese architecture, enjoy delicious local dishes, and learn to make traditional crafts.

7. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is the most dynamic and bustling city in Vietnam. It is remarkable for the harmonious blending of Vietnamese and Western cultural features. Some must-see attractions in Saigon are:

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral - Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral – Saigon

Built in 1880 by the French, the cathedral is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. It includes two high towers of 55 meters and six bronze bells. All materials were imported from France, including red bricks from Toulouse, giving the cathedral a brilliant color.

Reunification Palace (or Independence Palace)

The former Independence Palace was built in 1973 by a Vietnamese architect called Ngo Viet Thu. Formerly the Norodom Palace, it was then used by the Governors-General of French Indochina. Ngo Dinh Diem used it from 1956 as a presidential palace.

War Remnants Museum (Bao tang Chung tich Chien tranh)

The museum contains a large number of photos and documents relating to war crimes. In particular, there is a large collection dedicated to the effects of Agent Orange: photos of deformed children, bottles containing chemical substances, etc. The museum’s courtyard is filled with tanks and helicopters used during the war.

Cu Chi Tunnels

The network of over 200 km of tunnels was used during the Vietnam War for Viet Cong to hide.  Going down the tunnel, you will be amazed at how interconnected the tunnels were, just like a spider web!

8. Mekong Delta

This region will thrill your students with exotic experiences: shopping at a floating market, picking fruits in an orchard, cycling in a bucolic village, riding boats through capujut forests, and exploring Khmer culture in some ancient pagodas.

Travel Tips for Vietnam School Tours

Packing Tips

Do not go crazy about packing when it comes to a Vietnam educational trip. Minimize footwear, a good pair of walking shoes is a must. Pay attention to Vietnam Seasons since you will experience different weather in different regions. Cotton shirts, jeans, cardigans and other sun protection items will also be needed.

Be Aware of some Vietnam Travel Risks

Travel insurance is a must for any trip abroad since students may be susceptible to food, weather, and local diseases. When students have insurance, teachers and parents can rest assured that if the unfortunate such as lost luggage or health problem does occur, part of the loss will be covered.

Extreme weather, tropical diseases, food poisoning and theft are some Vietnam travel risks you should be aware. It’s a good idea to keep a spare copy of your passports, itineraries and other identification documents. A signed behavior contract will help you make sure that students will remain disciplined without parents.

Overcome Jetlag

Traveling to another country is a rewarding yet tiring experience for students which can affect their physical and mental health. Planning your trip carefully before departure, staying hydrated, eating healthily, and trying to sleep on the plane are some pieces of advice to adapt to a new time zone.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Vietnam Table Manners
Be aware of our traditional customs

Don’t wear shorts, skirts and sleeveless tops when entering a religious site. Wear long pants or dresses, cover your shoulders, remove your hats and leave your shoes at the door.

Vietnamese people dress conservatively and do not reveal too much skin, so make sure you respect our customs.

Tipping is not mandatory in Vietnam. However, a small tip is fine if you are satisfied with the service.

When meeting a new Vietnamese friend, it is not common for giving a kiss or a hug. A smile is fine and you may shake hands. Be polite and always thank the host after the meal if you are invited to attend a Vietnam meal.