Peace and Conflict

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                      Peace and Conflict
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                      Peace and Conflict
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                      Peace and Conflict

The Concept

Our South East Asia Peace and Conflict tour focuses on history throughout the region and schools have the opportunity to add on other areas of interest which may complement our recommended itinerary.

With strong curriculum links, students will challenge the misinformation and stereotyped views of developing countries, and begin to develop their views on human rights, cooperation and conflict resolution.

Please note that GET has a child safe protection policy throughout SE Asia. For more information please contact us or visit our website.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – HANOI (D)

Arrive in Hanoi to be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 HANOI (B, D)

Your full day tour takes in the highlights of Hanoi history and culture, and begins with a visit to the Vietnamese Womens Museum, One Pillar Pagoda and the former prison of Hanoi. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Hanoi Citadel and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before returning to your hotel to get ready for dinner.
Tonight’s dinner is at KOTO (Know One Teach One) at the flagship Hanoi restaurant. KOTO is a social enterprise that provides positive change to the lives of street and disadvantaged youth and giving them access to develop their kitchen skills and building self-confidence. Dinner here is a highlight of your trip! Includes a water puppet show this evening.

DAY 3 HANOI (B, D)

After breakfast make the short trip to visit beautiful Dong Kgac village, home to many high ranking Mandarins during the Vietnam War. Your visit begins with a visit and tour of the local market, before arriving at the host family residence for a welcome drink before a bike tour of the village.
Return to the house for your private cooking demonstration, then have a turn at creating your own dishes using your new found cooking skills, and enjoy lunch.
Return to Hanoi and enjoy some leisure time at your teachers discretion before dinner this evening.

DAY 4 HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to HCMC Your guide will greet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. After check-in, visit the Reunification Palace for a guided tour before your guide accompanies you to the War Remnants Museum- a very moving experience for teachers and students alike.
Return to your hotel to freshen up before dinner.

DAY 5 HCMC (B, D)

After breakfast at your hotel your guide will take you to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, returning lunchtime. After finding somewhere for lunch (own expense), enjoy a walking tour of the city this afternoon with your guide visiting the famous Post Office, Opera House and other landmarks made famous during the Vietnam War.
Enjoy some leisure time later this afternoon at your teachers discretion before dinner this evening.
We recommend attending the AO show tonight at the Opera House. It’s a 60 minute show which tells the story of Vietnamese culture through dance and movement. A beautifully choreographed performance, it is a must-see activity in HCMC and all for a cost of around $20 AUD per person.

DAY 6 HCMC - VUNG TAU - HCMC (B, L, D)

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you on your full day trip to Vung Tau. Highlights include the Ba Ria, Long Phuoc Tunnels, Long Tan Cross, the Horseshoe, and the Long Hai Hills. Return to your hotel late that afternoon.

DAY 7 HCMC (B, D)

After breakfast at your hotel, walk to the famous Ben Thanh Market and participate in the discovery challenge tour. This is a great way for students to discover the many interesting sights and sounds of the market, unlike no other market you have even seen. Wandering around this market is an incredible experience for students.
There are lots of great cafes nearby where you can enjoy an iced chocolate or iced coffee, a Vietnamese specialty.
Enjoy some leisure time later this afternoon at your teachers discretion before dinner this evening.

DAY 8 HCMC - SIEM REAP (B, D)

After breakfast catch the morning flight to Siem Reap where your guide will meet you and accompany you to your hotel. After check in, visit the landmine museum and listen to the story of Aki Rawho who disarmed the majority of these landmines alone.
Following your moving encounter with Aki Rawho, visit Banteay Srei with your guide, a 10th century Cambodian Temple. Return to your hotel in time for dinner.

DAY 9 SIEM REAP (B, D)

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to visit the Killing Fields in Wat Thmey. Following this, visit the Angkor National Museum, and learn how artefacts are preserved, collected and resorted in traditional fashion.
This afternoon is possibly the highlight of your trip – A visit to Angkor Temples this afternoon, incredibly spectacular during sunset.
Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

DAY 10 SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH (B, D)

After breakfast, head to the airport for the morning flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After check in, visit the Bophana Centre and watch a propaganda movie from the Khmer Rouge, followed by a detailed discussion on the new found knowledge gained through your experiences this past week. This afternoon there is time for a visit to Tuol Sieng and the Killing Fields, before returning to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 11 PHNOM PENH - HCMC - AUSTRALIA (B)

Check out after breakfast and transfer to Phnom Pehn airport for your short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and connect with your flight back to Australia.

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares
  • 10 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation, twin share
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Private coach travel as required to/from airports and attractions as listed
  • English speaking local guide where listed in the itinerary
  • All Entrance fees and day tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfares as required in the itinerary