This trip is intended for student volunteers. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. In South Vietnam, the city lies along the Saigon River, to the north of the Mekong River Delta and about 50 miles from the South China Sea. It is an international tourist destination with a modern look and feel. What the community we support lacks in resources they make up for with ambition. The Vietnamese people are eager to share their culture with you, and learn about yours.


 The cost of the trip covers virtually all in-country experiences, including:

  • Housing and meals
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Coordination
  • Service project materials and coordination
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Dedicated group leader and experienced local guides
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • T-shirt

The fee does not cover airfare, visa expenses, or immunizations (if necessary). With the exception of meals during your free time on the arrival and departure days and any shopping you do, all trip costs are covered from the minute you arrive until the minute you return.

Housing & Meals

Ho Chi Minh City is extremely safe and peaceful. It is very developed, yet has maintained its cultural traditions.  Our housing facility in Ho Chi Minh City is a large guest house with various bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, a major common area with couches and coffee tables, and a large dining hall and kitchen where our groups eat together. It is set in a quiet part of the city outside of downtown, but only a $5 taxi ride to just about every popular part of the city.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1

Depart for Vietnam

Day 2

Late night arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3

Morning: Orientation
Afternoon: Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Day 4

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Home visits with Young Dreamers

Day 5

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Cooking lesson

Day 6

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Soccer with Young Dreamers

Day 7

Morning: Service Projects
Afternoon: US/Vietnam War discussion

Day 8

Excursion to Mekong Delta

Day 9

Morning: Tour of Floating Markets
Afternoon: Return to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 10&11

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Project planning with Young Dreamers

Day 12

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Farewell with Young Dreamers

Day 13

Morning: Service projects
Afternoon: Market visit & departure for airport

Day 14

Arrive home

Preparing to Travel to Vietnam

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Booking Your Flight
What to Bring
Donations & Gifts

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