YESD CDPs offer individuals and groups the opportunity to contribute towards the sustainable development of communities in northern Vietnam. At present, YESD has project sites in Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces. We want to make sure that our projects deliver positive long term results. We work together with the community and volunteers to structure an itinerary and formulate outcomes according to everyone’s needs. These projects provide participants with an opportunity to work together with the community, to solve problems, improve team work and make new friends! Please peruse the projects below and get in touch with us for more information.

Our Principles


It is our responsibility to provide exceptional educational travel options that alleviate poverty, respect indigenous culture and protect local environments. In this way we create a win for you, a win for your group and a win for your host community.


We are committed to transparency in all dealings with partner communities, organisations and clients to create trust and success. In this way, we ensure 100% of client donations go directly to the project. There are no management or administrative fees taken from client donations.


Inspiration can change our world. That’s why we offer an innovative range of curriculum themed experiential programs, community-based experiences and development projects that provide visitors with unique and exciting learning opportunities.

The programs we operate

We ensure our innovative range of innovative range of curriculum themed experiential programs make a positive impact on the regions that we operate in. YESD CDPs programs provide numerous opportunities for exploration across the Northern Vietnam and cover at least one of the following categories:
  • Community Development Involvement
  • Service Learning
  • Community Health Education



We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.


We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

Tours that translate

10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.