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Vietnam Challenge 2017

October 14 - October 25

$3350

Experience amazing Vietnam with ACCF and help save women’s lives.

Our journey begins in Hanoi with its special French colonial character. We will travel deep into the valleys of Mai Chau, where we walk between the traditional stilted villages of the White Thai minority. We will explore towering limestone karst scenery at Ninh Binh by bike and discover at handle bar level this friendly land (with a support vehicle following in case you want backup.)

We journey to Halong Bay enjoying the cruise aboard our well appointed junk. Here we swim and kayak in the turquoise waters of this truly special place. This UNESCO listed area includes some 100s of islands with towering limestone pillars all surrounded by turquoise clear waters. It is these limestone pillars, cragged and hewn by years of erosion into fantastic shapes that have inspired centuries of Vietnamese poetry and paintings.

Our challenge also takes in the inspiring work ACCF are offering in Vietnam and we will visit a hospital, clinics and volunteer on a community project. The funds you raise as part of your participation will screen and treat 75 Vietnamese women for cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. During our adventure, we’ll visit one of the communes accessing this vital service and see a screening camp in progress.

Fast Facts:
Dates: 14 – 25 October 2017
Registration fee: $200
Fundraising target: $1,500 (excludes travel)
Travel Cost: 12 day adventure $3,350 including taxes (can be fundraised)
Flights from Australia to Vietnam & all internal travel are included
Challenge duration: 2 days project work and 1 day of walking in the hill tribe
Accommodation: Quality Hotels and Homestay

Download the trip notes and register here

Highlights include:

  • Take a cruise in the beautiful turquoise waters of Halong Bay
  • Visit the vibrant and bustling city of Hanoi’s with it’s gorgeous French Colonial character
  • Meet the project partners where ACCF is helping to combat cervical cancer in Vietnam.
  • Visit a cervical screening clinic at a Vietnamese commune and see the difference free health screening makes to Vietnamese women.
  • Cycle along a village road to visit Bich Dong Pagoda and take in the breathtaking scenery on a walk through the Hilltribes.

Need more information? Make an enquiry with our travel partner Huma or contact ACCF and talk with Julie Weston or Leisa Ashton.

Can’t make it to Vietnam but want to travel and raise funds for ACCF? The Huma Charity Challenge offers the chance to choose from a range of 15 trips all while raising funds for ACCF. You’ll be travelling with a group of like-minded individuals all raising funds for their chosen charity. Click here for a full list of trips available and more details.

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Start:
October 14
End:
October 25
Cost:
$3350
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Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
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