Vietnam – from Hanoi to Pu Long!

During the summer break, a group of adventurous Sixth Formers travelled to Vietnam the for expedition of a lifetime, principally focused on trekking in the Sapa valleys and the Pu Long province.  The team spent two acclimatisation days in Hanoi, allowing them to adjust to the climate and the culture, before taking an overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa where they joined up with their trekking guide.  The landscape throughout their trek ranged from mountain jungle to colourful paddy fields and despite the immense heat everyone kept up the pace.  After five days they returned to Hanoi and engaged in some more regular tourist sightseeing before moving south to the Pu Long province for another four days of trekking (this time in a more hilly but equally stunning terrain), as well as visiting the local temples and seeing the limestone caves of Trang An from a Sampan boat tour. A truly unforgettable school trip!