[Upcoming Trip] – Ta Nang Phan Dung Trekking (08-09/12)

Welcome you to our 11th travel – Ta Nang Phan Dung Trekking.

Ta Nang – Phan Dung is one of the most beautiful trekking routes in Southern Vietnam. In this journey, you will find yourself in the middle of windy lush hills with some buffaloes and horses grazing grass. Sometimes, you will go through the pine forest, cross the streams, and observe the amazing waterfall. The most interesting point is that you are gonna set your feet in the intersection of three provinces – Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan and Lam Dong. A lot of fantastic scenery awaits for your cameras. So be prepared!

But first please register yourself in advance. We need your information to proceed booking tickets and doing some preparation for the best and safest experiences for you.

Limited slots and promotion available. Please scroll down for more information.

Schedule:

Fee:

The sooner your payment is, the higher promotion you get 😉

*Vietnamese:

  • 25/11 – 30/11: 2,400,000VND
  • 01/12 – 05/12: 2,600,000VND

Including:

  • Transportation (sleeping bus, shuttle bus, motorbike ride)
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Bottled Water
  • Camping tools (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)
  • Guides and supporters
  • Travel insurance
  • Management fee

*Non-Vietnamese:

  • 25/11 – 30/11: 2,700,000VND ($116)
  • 01/12 – 05/12: 2,900,000VND ($124)

Including:

  • All things mentioned above for Vietnamese
  • English speaking guide
  • Foreigner travel insurance

**Excluding: Other fees out of those above-mentioned things.

Registration deadline: 05/12/2018.
Cancellation Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration, you will receive refund based on the time of your cancellation.

  • 25/11 – 30/11: Refund 60% of the total fee.
  • 01/12 – 04/12: Refund 30% of the total fee.
  • 05/12 – 07/12: No refund.
Registration Process:

Step 1. Register by filling in the form below.

https://goo.gl/forms/fnQPBT9Gghf512Qt1

Registration deadline: 05/12/2018.

Step 2. Complete your payment via:

***Bank Transfer: The information of bank account will be sent to you via email.

***Direct Payment:

Contact Minh Nguyen

  • Phone: 0366725720
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minhvuongainguyen

***Your registration will only be counted after completing your payment.

>>>Let’s take a look at our previous trips:

Thanh An Island (Can Gio) | Giang Dien Waterfall (Dong Nai) | Tay Ninh | Bac Lieu

 

[Event] – Bidoup Trekking 2: Explore the National Park in Lam Dong

Welcome you to our 10th travel – Bidoup Trekking with an absolutely different concept from other trips we have been through together.

This time, Vietnam Track cooperates with Toong Trips (the professional trekking group) is organizing a trekking trip to the Bidoup Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong Province, near Dalat – the well-known destination for travelers. Bidoup Nui Ba National Park is named after the two highest peaks of the Langbiang plateau: Bidoup (2.287m) and Nui Ba (2.167m.) Ranked as one of the five largest national parks in Vietnam. the park is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, a part of which is listed in the Red List

With the total path length of around 28 km, we are gonna go through the large forest with diverse ecosystem, observe the rare species of animals and plants, go through the Klong Klan Village, cross the Da Nhim River, enjoy the fresh air and coolness on the mountain with the nature surrounding and more importantly, we are gonna experience those ups and downs with many awesome friends who come from different countries apart from Vietnam.  

So, let’s pack your backpack and jump on the bus with us! Oh wait… please register yourself first. We need your information to proceed booking tickets and doing some preparation for the best and safest experiences for you. Limited slots and promotion available. Please scroll down for more information. 

Time: 23 – 26/11/2018
Maximum number of participants: 08 people
Schedule:

 

Fee:

The sooner your payment is, the higher promotion you get 😉

  • 16/11 – 19/11: 2,800,000VND ($120)
  • 20/11 – 21/11: 3,000,000VND ($129)

Including:

  • Transportation 
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Water
  • Camping tools (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)
  • Guides and supporters 
  • Travel insurance

**Excluding: Other fees out of those above-mentioned things.

Registration deadline: 21/11/2018.
Cancellation Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration, you will receive refund based on the time of your cancellation.

  • 16/11 – 18/11: Refund 60% of the total fee.
  • 19/11 – 21/11: Refund 30% of the total fee.
  • 22/11 – 23/11: No refund.
Registration Process:

Step 1. Register by filling in the form below.

https://goo.gl/forms/E9z2JCACTlSmqo2M2

Registration deadline: 23/11/2018.

Step 2. Complete your payment via:

***Bank Transfer: The information of bank account will be sent to you via email.

***Direct Payment:

Contact Minh Nguyen

  • Phone: 0366725720
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minhvuongainguyen

***Your registration will only be counted after completing your payment.

>>>Let’s take a look at our previous trips:

Thanh An Island (Can Gio) | Giang Dien Waterfall (Dong Nai) | Tay Ninh | Bac Lieu

[Event] – Binh Thuan Weekend Trip: Flying Without Wings

Welcome you to our 9th travel – Binh Thuan, the province in the South Central Coast Region of Vietnam. This tour was particularly designed by a Binh Thuan local with the aim of offering the most local experiences for participants.

For this time, we are going to enjoy the sea breeze, jump into the cool beach, taste fresh seafood, and play with the sand. Along the way during our trip, especially on the way back to Saigon, the van will drive us along the seashore from Binh Thuan to Ba Ria Vung Tau for us to behold the breathtaking sea scenes. Besides, we will get a chance to visit a local house with dragon fruit garden and tasty local food. 

In this hot weather, should we refresh ourselves in the beach? And with the cool breeze, we’re going to be Flying Without Wings ^^ 

Time: 13th – 14th October 2018
Maximum number of participants: 13 people
Schedule:

Fee:

2,500,000VND ($107.5)

In celebration of Mid Autumn Festival, Vietnam Track would like to send a special gift (worth 200,000VND) to a person who register to join the Binh Thuan Weekend Trip. We can make certain that you will get a very big surprise.

Including:

  • Transportation (16-seated van)
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Drinks and water
  • Hotel
  • Organization fee
  • Travel insurance

**Excluding: Other fees out of those above-mentioned things.

Registration deadline: 07/10/2018.
Cancellation Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration, you will receive refund based on the time of your cancellation.

  • 22/09 – 28/09: Refund 60% of the total fee.
  • 29/09 – 05/10: Refund 30% of the total fee.
  • 06/10 – 13/10: No refund.
Registration Process:

Step 1. Register by filling in the form below.

https://goo.gl/forms/0VfbDoz7g5bnPQ333

Registration deadline: 07/10/2018.

Step 2. Complete your payment via:

***Bank Transfer: The information of bank account will be sent to you via email.

***Direct Payment:

Contact Minh Nguyen

  • Phone: 01666725720
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minhvuongainguyen

***Your registration will only be counted after completing your payment.

>>>Let’s take a look at our previous trips:

Thanh An Island (Can Gio) | Giang Dien Waterfall (Dong Nai) | Tay Ninh | Bac Lieu

White Sand Dunes
Red Sand Dunes
The Beach
Sunrise at the Fishing Village
Posanu Temple
Whale Museum
Point Kê Gà
Dragon Fruit Garden

[Event] – Ben Tre Weekend Trip: Coconut Trip

Welcome you to our 8th travel – Ben Tre, the coconut land in Southern Vietnam. This tour was particularly designed by a Ben Tre local with the aim of offering the most local experiences for participants.

Let’s COCONUT it by:
  • Row boating across small canals in Tiền River (Mekong Delta.)
  • Visit a coconut candy factory and try fresh coconut candies.
  • Visit the remaining constructions of Ông Đạo Dừa – the Coconut Monk.
  • Trying making ‘Bánh Xèo’ by yourself.
  • Experience picking coconuts.

Wait! That’s just a part of the trip, we will also:

  • Sit on horse carriages to observe fruit gardens.
  • Visit the honey bee raising area.
  • Listen to ‘Đờn ca Tài tử – traditional music in Mekong Delta.
  • Catching and grill snakehead fish.
  • Try ‘Chuối đập’ (lit. pounded bananas) – a speciality of Bến Tre
  • Visit Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda, a national historical site, one of the most visited pagodas in Southern Vietnam.
Time: 9th September 2018
Maximum number of participants: 13 people
Schedule:

Fee:

The sooner your payment is, the higher promotion you get 😉

  • 20/08 – 26/08: 850,000VND (36.50USD)
  • 27/08 – 01/09: 950,000VND (40.85USD)

Including:

  • Transportation (16-seated van)*
  • Services: electric carts, horse carriages, and row boating.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks
  • Drinks and water
  • Tour guide fee

*Note: We will transport by the van if there are more than 10 participants. Otherwise, taking a public bus is another option. In that case, your two-way bus tickets will be covered instead.

**Excluding: Other fees out of those above-mentioned things.

Cancellation Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration, you will receive refund based on the time of your cancellation.

  • 20/08 – 26/08: Refund 60% of the total fee.
  • 27/08 – 01/09: Refund 30% of the total fee.
  • 02/09 – 09/09: No refund.
Registration Process:

Step 1. Register by filling in the form below.

https://goo.gl/forms/X7GIUPHDPTtAalUt2

Step 2. Complete your payment via:

***Bank Transfer: The information of bank account will be sent to you via email.

***Direct Payment:

Contact Minh Nguyen

  • Phone: 01666725720
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minhvuongainguyen

***Your registration will only be counted after completing your payment.

Before registration, please read the following terms carefully.

1/ In each trip, there is a main guide who is in charge of planning, arranging everything, contacting people, and guiding during the trip. The guide cooperates with us via the Local Supporters Program. All of the expenses of the guide will be shared among other participants in the trip. That’s why in your fee includes the fee for the guide. The guide of this trip is Nguyen Thi Yen Nhi.

If you agree with the above-mentioned term and feel interested in the trip, register ASAP! First come first served. Please fill in the the form below.

>>>Let’s take a look at our previous trips:

Thanh An Island (Can Gio) | Giang Dien Waterfall (Dong Nai) | Tay Ninh | Bac Lieu

Report Back: Bạc Liêu Inside and Out

On the road with Vietnam Track: Bạc Liêu 27-29 July 2018

It was a typical busy, stuffy night in the city as we waited for our departure to Bạc Liêu at a bus stop near a quiet stadium. The Initial shyness of strangers kept us quiet; trying to forget the problems of the past week and anticipating what was to come. But as soon as the wheels started turning our anxious mood was replaced by the familiar excitement that can only be caused by – travelling.

After several stops on the 5-hour trip to Bạc Liêu, our heads nodding in unison as our 16-seater bus tripped over the uneven joints of the bridges crossing the Mekong, we arrived bleary eyed and hungry at our destination. Minh and Việt (our tour managers for the weekend) got us up and going at 7 am. On the way to our first destination, we picked up our local guide, Vưu Bích Trâm, a local resident who currently studies in Ho Chi Minh City. With her bubbling personality she quickly steered us in the direction of our first stop: breakfast. At a small street side restaurant, we indulged in delicious Duck Curry (Cari Vịt). This was a fitting start to two days that included many surprises, all listed here:

 

  • Nọc Nạng Historical Relic Site
  • Tắc Sậy Church
  • Xiêm Cán Pagoda
  • Bạc Liêu Offshore Wind Farm
  • Cao Văn Lầu Memorial House
  • Hùng Vương Square + Nón Lá Theater
  • Night Market
  • Prince of Bạc Liêu House

A busy schedule indeed. All the places we visited were special in their own right. For example, the century-old Tac Say Church (Nhà Thờ Tắc Sậy) was not only monumental but also captivating in that both Catholics and Buddhists worship at the tomb of Father Francis Xavier Truong Buu Diep (Cha Phanxicô Trương Bửu Diệp), a martyr who protected his parishioners during the French colonial period.

Another destination that fascinated me was the Cao Văn Lầu Memorial House, a well-designed space bringing homage to the famous musician of Bạc Liêu. A combination of traditional buildings and a modern memorial depict the life of Cao Văn Lầu and his contemporaries. The song Dạ Cổ Hoài Lang (Night Drum Beats Cause Longing for Absent Husband), expertly sung by our appointed guide, relays the sadness of the couple’s temporary separation early in marriage. 

On Sunday we visited the House of the Prince of Bạc Liêu, the richest man in the South in the 1930’s. Although the museum was very crowded, we got a good sense of what his life was about. The opulence of the house, constructed with material imported from France to ensure authenticity, is only surpassed by the stories about the family’s excesses in monetary matters.

Fantastic photo opportunities awaited us along the way. At the Xiem Can Temple (Chùa Xiêm Cán) the rich Khmer architecture (mirroring much of the imagery found in Angkor) formed the perfect backdrop for amateur modelling, while the rough isolation of the Bạc Liêu Off-Shore Wind Farm brought out the nature photographer in all of us.

Of course, much of the memories on a trip like this are made during Impromptu, unplanned events that take shape out of the spirit of the moment. Our Saturday Karaoke binge was just such an event. After a long day of sightseeing and eating, and some singing on the way, the group voted for Karaoke as the final event of the day. The scene was set for an explosion of talent and as soon as the beers started flowing the octaves started climbing. A good time was had by all and strangers we were no more.

Our spontaneity continued the next day, when we landed unplanned at a fishing restaurant. Yes, that’s right. Catch your own fish from your “cabana on the pond” or order from the restaurant. As our energy faded and the trip back to TP.HCM loomed, this was the perfect setting to rejuvenate and recuperate. One last stop on our way home was necessary at Soc Trang, where we sampled the delicious local specialty, Bún nước lèo.

And so, at 8 pm on Sunday, twelve travelers who departed as strangers from various countries, returned to Ho Chi Minh City as friends. On the way we learned about each person’s idiosyncrasies, for example, some had a knack for singing, some for modeling and taking photos, while others just love eating and talking. And for each of our needs the trip provided in abundance.

A great Thank You! goes out to my fellow travelers, to Minh and Việt for the organization and to Vưu for being our tour guide.

Make sure you are on the next trip organized by Vietnam Track!

All photos credited to Vietnam Track

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