Guide Students Through Vietnam’s History, with a School-based Trip

From the bustling, colourful city of Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) and its wartime tunnels, right up to SaPa mountains on the Chinese border, Vietnam is as culturally diverse as it gets.

Millions of travellers set out on Vietnam cultural tours every year, to explore this South-East Asian country. With its biodiversity and environment, religion and politics, it’s a wonderful country to package into a Vietnam study tour. The biggest challenge you’ll have is how to narrow down all the things you can see into a one or two-week Vietnam cultural tour.

We’ll help you with that part.

Vietnam school tour ideas for students

The Vietnam / American War was the longest military commitment in Australia’s history. You can take your students to the Cu Chi tunnel system and visit the Warn Remnants Museum to help them understand what went down in Saigon, back in 1963.

Marvel at the colours and (orderly) chaos of Saigon, Vietnam’s southern city, and witness Buddhist ceremonies, eat $1 street food, learn about the unique Cao Dai religion or visit the charming village industries on the Mekong Delta.

Hoi An, undeniably Vietnam’s most charming town, is approximately half-way up the stretch of coast, just south of Da Nang city. Its colourful market with incredible fashion tailors and local fish stands, the cycling culture, and the ease of Hoi An is a refreshing welcome (in between the big cities).

No trip to Vietnam is complete without immersing yourself in the beauty of Ha Long Bay – dubbed the ‘Jewel in the Crown.’ Sail one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ in a retro-fitted ‘Junk’ and explore the limestone formations, floating fishing villages, and even cycle inland to a local Buddhist community.

Culture buffs cannot miss the tradition of Hanoi’s amazing water puppet theatre. Just imagine, a Vietnamese orchestra playing cultural music using wooden bells, drums, horns, bamboo flutes, and cymbals. This is the kind of arts experience you can enjoy once in the bigger northern Communist city of Hanoi.

A country with a complex history, a colourful culture & all versions of natural beauty

Are you a history teacher covering the Vietnam war this year? A tourism educator exploring Vietnam food and culture? We can tailor a Vietnam school tour specifically for your curriculum and interests.

If you’d like to pair Vietnam with other Asian countries such as Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, or China, your TravelBound itinerary expert can advise on the best way to do this.

Organise a tailor-made itinerary for your class and discover how educational trips can improve student results. There’s a whole new world of teaching out there, waiting to be explored.

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