IMPACT: Coastal Wonders of Nha Trang (2 nights)

HCM 304-301
Highlights
  • One of the nicest beaches of Vietnam and its highlights
  • Help local students to protect the environment by collecting rubbish on Nha Trang’s beach
  • Help the nuns and orphans repaint classrooms at a pagoda
  • Chance to interact with Vietnamese students at Nha Trang college of pedagogy
Program Overview
Country: Vietnam
Depart: 02/12/2017 0700
Return: 02/14/2017 1715
Duration: Overnight
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min. 15/ Max. 30

IMPACT Opportunity

Program Fee
$702 (early booking: $662)

Field Work Conflicts
  • GR 330: Urban Geography
  • NR 355: Contemporary Environmental Issues
  • RRM 400: Food and Society
  • PHIL 172 500: Religions of the East
  • HIST 465: Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam
  • ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGT 475: International Business Management
  • NR 370: Coastal Environmental Ecology
  • JTC 430: Advanced Digital Documentary Photography

Beach much? The town of Nha Trang extends the length of a white sandy beach and affords you the opportunity to explore some of Viet Nam’s beautiful coastline and off-shore islands. Many remnants of the ancient Cham civilization of Viet Nam are also found in this area.

Depart for the Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your one-hour flight to Nha Trang. Your first day is involved in many local touching experiences, in the morning visit Long Son Pagoda, the famous Cham Towers at Po Nagar, Xom Bong bridge, in the afternoon, join a group of local students at a nearby beach for an ecological community service project before heading to Nha Trang College of pedagogy and communicate with local students. The next day is a day of the sea, visiting the Oceanographic Institute then followed by a boat trip around Nha Trang islands. Swimming, exploring uninhabited islands and a seafood lunch at a local village are included. Dinner is at local restaurant on one of the islands.

On the last day, the group will have a day with social responsibility by visiting a nearby pagoda where Buddhist nuns run an orphanage for 200 children. SAS voyagers will repaint and decorate some classrooms and then play with the kids or talk with the nuns. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese lunch before heading back to the airport for afternoon flight back to Saigon.

Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Departure transfer Nha Rong Port/Ho Chi Minh City Airport for flight to Nha Trang
  • Meet your guide in Nha Trang then transfer to the city
  • Visit Long Son Pagoda,
  • Transfer to Po Nagar Cham Towers
  • Visit Po Nagar Cham Towers and walking through Xom Bong bridge
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Transfer to hotel and check-in
  • transfer to nearby beach, meet local students and help them to collect rubbish on the beach. After the rubbish collect, students may swim and enjoy the beach
  • Transfer to NHA college of pedagogy for cultural exchange with local students
  • Dinner at local restaurant in the city
  • Overnight at Liberty Central Nha Trang

Day 2

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to visit the Oceanographic Institute
  • Board a full day boat trip around Nha Trang with time for swimming at uninhabited islands, including a local seafood lunch at Con Se Tre islands
  • Return to the hotel
  • Enjoy your free leisure time & dinner tonight is at your own account
  • Overnight at Liberty Central Nha Trang

Day 3

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  • Breakfast at hotel then leisure time
  • Check out hotel, drive to a small pagoda in the country, help the nuns and orphans repaint classrooms inside the pagoda. Play with kids and provide some gifts (if any).
  • Have VN authentic lunch at local restaurant
  • Depart for Cam Ranh Airport for flight to Saigon
  • Arrival in Saigon and transfer to Nha Rong Port

Meals Included

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Special Note

-Casual wear should cover shoulder and knees for pagoda and temple visiting
-Hat, sunscreen, swimsuit is recommended
-Gifts for children are welcome