Vietnam Trek 2018

Vietnam Trek 2018

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We can't wait for you to experience Room to Read in Vietnam with us. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up to join us and be inspired by Room to Read Vietnam today!


Thank you for your interest in Room to Read’s Trek to Vietnam in November 2018! This trek will be an opportunity to travel with your fellow Board Members and Room to Read leadership and will give you an intimate view of the incredible impact you've helped us achieve.

During the visit in Vietnam, you'll have a chance to meet our in-country team and interact closely with the beneficiaries of the Literacy and Girls' Education Program. Included below are details about the trek itinerary, costs and required forms. This site will be updated as details are finalized so be sure to check back frequently. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information. We look forward to traveling with you!

Travel with a purpose. Secure your spots today!

Register by July 13th

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Individuals are not able to participate on a Room to Read trip without signing our Site Visit Participant Agreement, Release and Waiver. Please do so as soon as possible and mail to the attention of Gouri Srinidhi at Room to Read, 465 California St, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA. You can also send the form via email (

By signing this waiver you are acknowledging and agreeing to abide by Room to Read's Child Protection Policy. 

You can access our Liability Waiver here

In order to enter Vietnam, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining. The passport and any other required travel documents are to be presented along with the appropriate visa to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as border station, airport or harbor. To see visa requirements and apply for a visa, please visit the Vietnam government's visa application site, or your country of residence's Vietnam Embassy or Consulate office. For more detailed directions on how to complete your visa application, please click here

We have a tight schedule once we arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Please apply for a Vietnamese visa prior to your travel. 

Requirements for entry into Vietnam differ from country to country, and are subject to change. Always make inquiries before travelling to Vietnam by checking with the appropriate embassy or consulate.

Additionally, we highly encourage US travelers to register with the US Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program by visiting the STEP website.

All trip participants should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks in advance of their departure date. While Room to Read can advise about the risk of certain diseases, such as malaria, in areas where participants will be traveling, the organization cannot make recommendations for specific medications. Participants should ask their doctor for recommendations about malaria pills and other travel medications and immunizations.

Please note that Zika is endemic in Vietnam, and the risk to travelers is unknown but likely lower than in areas where Zika is newly introduced and spreading widely.

For more information on immunizations either recommended or needed for travel to Vietnam, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Room to Read strongly recommends that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure that their regular insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. All participants will be requested to provide insurance information prior to travel.

There are several companies that offer travel insurance. Below, we have listed two that you can contact directly. You can also call your insurance agency to see what is already included in your plan.


Travel Struck


For custom insurance packages our travel partner, Travel Struck, can work with you to ensure that all areas important to you such as trip cancellation/interruption, baggage delays and medical expenses are covered. Packages start around $50 USD per day. Click HERE to learn more!


International SOS 


This company offers membership to a complete network of travel assistance including travel advice, medical assistance overseas, and a global ‘911’ service including emergency medical evacuation. Sign up at least one day in advance of your trip. Membership is generally under $15 per day. Click HERE to learn more!

Below are some external resources that may help you learn more about Vietnam, traveling within the country, and the culture and customs:

Have questions about the trek? Contact:v

Gouri Srinidhi +1.415.849.0044

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