Notes about the trip to Vietnam

Flight information (all times are local unless otherwise noted)

Travelling from Washington to Ho Chi Minh City:
    • First leg - Washington Dulles to Seoul Incheon, Korean Air flight 94
      • Depart Washington Dulles Tuesday, January 2, 11:50 am
      • Arrive Seoul Incheon Wednesday, January 3, 4:30 pm (note: 3:30 am Washington time)
    • Second leg - Seoul Incheon to Ho Chi Minh City, Korean Air flight 683
      • Depart Seoul Incheon Wednesday, January 3, 6:10 pm
      • Arrive Ho Chi Minh City Wednesday, January 3, 9:45 pm (note: 11:45 pm Seoul time, 10:45 am Washington time)
Travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Washington:
    • First leg - Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul Incheon, Korean Air flight 684
      • Depart Ho Chi Minh City Friday, January 12, 11:05 pm
      • Arrive Seoul Incheon Saturday, January 13, 5:55 am (note: 3:55 am Ho Chi Minh City time)
    • Second leg - Seoul Incheon to Washington Dulles, Korean Air flight 93
      • Depart Seoul Incheon Saturday, January 13, 10:15 am
      • Arrive Washington Dulles Saturday, January 13, 9:50 am (note: 10:50 pm Seoul time, 8:50 pm Ho Chi Minh City time)
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City:

8A Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Map

Itinerary

Breakfast is provided in the hotel (included) each morning. You are on your own for most lunches and dinners, except for the ones marked "included." This itinerary might be adjusted after the first few days as circumstances warrant. 

Wednesday, January 3
arrive Ho Chi Minh City, late, check in to hotel

Thursday, January 4
9 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: orientation
Lunch: on your own
Afternoon: activities with Vietnamese students
Evening: dinner (included)

Friday, January 5
9 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: recent history of Vietnam
Lunch: on your own
Afternoon: War Remnants Museum and other historical sites
Evening: dinner and other activities on your own with Vietnamese students

Saturday, January 6
9 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: foreign and domestic investment
Lunch: on your own
Early Afternoon: Vietnamese student panel
Free afternoon and evening: dinner on your own

Sunday, January 7
7:30 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: depart for Mekong Delta
Group Lunch (included)
Afternoon: boat trip to visit brick kilns, fish farms, markets
Evening: cooking class and dinner (included)
Spend the night at a villa in the Mekong Delta

Monday, January 8
8 a.m. breakfast (included)
Morning: candy factory, discussion of tourism
Group lunch (included)
Early afternoon: return to Ho Chi Minh City
Free afternoon and evening: dinner on your own

Tuesday, January 9
9 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: environment
Lunch: on your own
Early afternoon: U.S. Consulate
Free afternoon and evening: dinner on your own

Wednesday, January 10
8:30 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning to early afternoon: backpack factory
Group lunch (included)
Free late afternoon: dinner on your own
5:30 p.m. check in for AO show

Thursday, January 11
9 a.m. meet in hotel lobby
Morning: NGO visit
Free afternoon and evening: lunch and dinner on your own

Friday, January 12
Free morning and afternoon: lunch on your own
6 p.m. Gr
oup dinner (included)
Flight home

Summary

Flights
1/02/18: KE 094
1/03/18: KE 683
1/12/18: KE 684
1/13/18: KE 093