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Vietnam Charity Trek

7th-15th March 2015
Deposit: £299
Sponsorship level: £2,000

The diversity and beauty of Vietnam cannot be forgotten. From mountain passes to traditional minoirty 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
Hanoi

Depending on flight times there will be time to explore the historic capital that is Hanoi before trip briefing.

Day 3
Hanoi - Mai Chau valley trek

Transfer to beautiful Hoa Binh Province, located in the mountainous area south east of Hanoi. Short trek passing through many picturesque villages and lush paddy fields to a quaint village, this will be a good start to our challenge!

Day 4
Mai Chau - Ban Te - Bao La - Ban Buoc

Climb to the villages of Na Mo and Na meo, home to white Thai minority people. Hiking on narrow trails alongside a river and across rice terraces, bamboo gardens before arriving in Buoc village.

Day 5
Ban Buoc - Van Mai - Co Luong - Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Trek to the village of Van Mai. Longboat down the majestic Ma River for a picturesque boat journey of approximately 1 hour. Hike to Sai Village. Stay at a ecotourism home-stay.

Day 6
Nature reserve trek

Challenging day on an old disused unpaved French road involving some steep climbs. Round trip to a newly discovered cave protected by the Forest rangers, due to the delicate ecosystem.

Day 7
Pu Luong market trek

Challenging but glorious downhill hike this morning which takes us to the Nature Reserve's only market. Climb to Hin village and our final home-stay of the trip.

Day 8
Pu luong Nature reserve - Hanoi

Early start as we trek along the ridge top of the mountain range and descend into the valley and out of the National Park. Transfer back to hustle and bustle of Hanoi and celebrations!

Day 9
Hanoi

Free to explore Hanoi and everything it has to offer before we head to the airport and our flight home.

Day 10
Hanoi - UK

Arrive London.

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)

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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?

£2,000

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?

£299

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: £299
Sponsorship Level: £2,000

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Your Vietnam trek takes place:
7th-15th March 2015
Book now for a deposit of just: £299
Additional sponsorship to raise: £2,000
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.
What's not included: Due to flucuating fuel costs it may be necessary to pay an extra fuel surcharge. We will confirm this to you in writing as soon as the amount is confirmed. For this trip we estimate the cost to be £170.00
Passport & Visas: A valid ten-year passport is essential for travel in Vietnam and must be valid for at least 6 months after entry. A visa is essential for all nationalities, costing approx �55. Skyline will send your instructions on how and when to apply for your visa approximately 3 months before the trip departs.
Vaccinations: We recommend you are vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Polio. You must have had a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years. Malarial protection is necessary for most areas in Vietnam. The best protection against malaria is to avoid getting bitten, so use plenty of insect repellent and cover up, especially wrists and ankles, in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. You should always contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice.

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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We've 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 haven't 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)

Alzheimer's Society
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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