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Vietnam Sunflower Trek

16th - 25th October 2014
Deposit: £349
Sponsorship level: £3,100

 

The sunflower trek is a charity challenge to Vietnam that allows you to raise money for your local Hospice.
The diversity and beauty of Vietnam cannot be forgotten. From mountain passes to traditional minority tribes to breathtaking views it is impossible not to fall in love with this country.

For those of you seeking a challenge of a lifetime, Vietnam won't fail to leave an indelible mark on you and will provide you with memories that will last forever!

The following itinerary gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!

Day 1
Depart UK

Day 2
Depending on the flight times there may be an opportunity to explore the historic capital of Hanoi, and all its hustle and bustle, before we head to the hotel for a full trip briefing and an early night!

Day 3 Hanoi Pu Luong (Hang Village)
After breakfast we drive into the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and stop on route to enjoy a scenic lunch in the Mai Chau valley. We then begin our trek to the village of Hang, which is inhabited by indigenous Thai peoples. Tonight we are welcomed into their homes, built on stilts, where we can enjoy a well earned rest, their wonderful hospitality and discover a little more about their lives and culture.
Approx: 3 hours trek

Day 4 Trek to Kho Muong Village
This morning we will have a traditional breakfast before we begin the first big trek. We follow rocky paths through the dense jungle as we find our way to a small local village and settle down for lunch. Continuing through the jungle, we pass several Vietnamese villages until we reach Kho Muong. This village is home to the Muong minority and we will be their guests for the evening.
Approx: 6 hours trek

Day 5 Trek to Hin Village
Todays trekking will be a little more adventurous as we cross rivers and streams and encounter some steep climbs. For most of the morning, we follow the river until you come across an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the forest rangers. As our trek continues we will enter more remote areas, although we are never too far from a local tending their fields! Our home for the evening is another welcoming homestay.
Approx: 6 hours trek

Day 6 Trek to Cao Village Pho Doan Mai Chau Community Project Site
After breakfast we descend a wide valley to the Ma river and follow its gently curving banks until we arrive in the town of Pho Doan, where you will have the opportunity to explore a traditional local market . We continue tracing the banks of the Ma river, passing rice paddies and water mills. We will have lunch in Mai Chau before transferring to our community project site and the local families who will be welcoming us into their homes for the next 2 nights.
Approx: 5 hours trek

Day 7 Community Project
We have a traditional Vietnamese breakfast before we begin our community project. Tonight we enjoy dinner whilst entertained by traditional performances from the villagers beside the bonfires.

Day 8 Community Project
Today we complete our community project and end with a handover ceremony in the afternoon where we will bid farewell to our hospitable guests and local people. We transfer to our hotel for the night before we celebrate all our achievements at a restaurant thats supports local disadvantaged youths.

Day 9 Hanoi Depart for UK
Today is yours to explore Hanoi and everything it has to offer before we head to the airport and fly home

Day 10 Arrive UK
Arrive London

Itinerary is subject to change

Vietnam is one of the world's most fascinating countries - explore it with Skyline Overseas and discover it in the best way possible - on foot!

There are a limited number of places available on our next Vietnam Trek.

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Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)

Is the trip for me?

Yes! People of all ages and from all walks of life take part in this fantastic challenge and what everyone has in common is the desire to do something amazing for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people won't know anyone else on the trip so it's a great opportunity to make new friends!

How fit do I need to be?

Most people will be just like you, however if you want to get the very best out of the trip it's imperative that you train. Once you have reserved your place on the trip we will give you training hints and tips

How much do I have to raise?

3,100

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

349

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! For a nominal registration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

We'll enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Vegetarian diets can be catered for

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required although you will need a good pair of walking boots. We will send you a full packing list when you register

What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?

Your luggage will be carried separately in one of the support vehicles. You'll just need to carry those essentials like water, sun tan lotion and a camera!

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 20 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

2-3* hotels and local homestays

What's included in the cost?

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all food on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online - places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!

Location: Vietnam
Registration Fee: 349
Sponsorship Level: 3,100

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Your Vietnam trek takes place:
16th - 25th October 2014
Book now for a deposit of just: £349
Additional sponsorship to raise: £3,100
Number of days: 10 days(9 nights)
Accommodation: Ranges from western style hotels to basic hostels and farmers' houses: they are basic but clean and extremely friendly.
Temperature: Usually 21-27C at this time of year and can be quite hot and humid.
Whats included: Flights and all interval travel, accommodation, all food on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support.

Choosing Your Charity

We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going to benefit from all of your time and effort.

Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is definitely plenty of choice!

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Weve given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that you havent seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your behalf and arrange everything for you.

Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include: (click on a link to order your free information pack now)

Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Leukaemia Care
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Meningitis Trust
or
Your Local Hospice

With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide which charity to raise money for when you book.

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There are a limited number of places available on our next Vietnam Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.

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"I find myself often thinking very fondly of our wonderful time in Vietnam - the sights, the sounds, the smells as you hike along, past laughing waving children, chickens in the dust, and the soaring impossible hills and wide rice terraces. It has to be the only way to explore a new country - so much more accessible and real than a car or a bus. Don't hesitate - sign up and have the time of your life!" Alastair Craig - Vietnam