Houston Outdoor Learning Academy
Vietnam Expedition 2008
This itinerary shows the scope of activities on an HOLA international trip.
March 26: Depart Houston
We depart Houston from Bush Intercontinental Airport at 7:20AM and pick up our Asiana Airlines flight across the Pacific in Los Angeles with a layover in Incheon, Korea.
March 27: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at 11:50PM. Take the bus to the Yellow House Hotel and crash for the rest of the night.
March 28: Ho Chi Minh City
Sleep late day. Tour HCMC with Ahn's family.
March 29: HoChiMinh City
Meet with Saigon HotPot at 8AM to participate in Saigon Maze game show.
Lunch with Saigon HotPot and afternoon tour District 1.
March 30: Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Cu Chi Tunnels.
March 31: Bus from HCMC to Vinh Long.
Go by boat to To Tam Ho's house for dinner and evening campfire.
April 1: Vinh Long.
Breakfast 6:30AM. Bicycle ride through village.
Lunch 12:30. Southern Viet Music. Cock Fight. Muc Dong Pagoda
Go fishing, swim in river, fish cook out for dinner
April 2: Vinh Long
Breakfast 6:00AM, small boat rides, traditional handicrafts, Cai Be floating market.
Bus to DaLat. Check into the Phuong Hanh Hotel in DaLat.
April 3: DaLat
Bus to Nha Trang. Check into Perfume Grass Hotel in Nha Trang.
April 4 : Nha Trang
Day at Nha Trang Beach swimming and surfing. Scuba kids go scuba diving.
April 5: Nha Trang
Tour Nha Trang. Visit Crazy Kim School.
April 6: Bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An
Check into Dai Long Hotel in Hoi An.
April 7: Hoi An
Tour Hoi An
April 8: Hoi An
Tour Hoi An
April 9: Bus from Hoi An to Hue
Check into Halo Hotel in Hue.
April 10: Hue
Tour Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi
April 11: Hanoi
Check into Tung Trang Hotel in Hanoi.
Deliver medical supplies to Vietnam Friendship Village.
April 12: Hanoi
Bus trip to Halong City. Boat cruise in Halong Bay.
April 13: Hanoi
Tour Hanoi. Overnight train to Lao Cai.
April 14: Sapa
Bus from Lao Cai to Sapa.
Check into Mountain View Hotel in Sapa. Tour Sapa.
April 15: Sapa
Tour Cat Cat Village.
April 16: Sapa
April 17: Bus to Lao Cai. Day train to Hanoi.
Departure Dinner in Hanoi.
Depart from Noi Bai International Airport 11:35 PM.
April 18: Layover in Incheon, Korea with city tour. Arrive at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston at 7:46PM.