Learning the English language is a valuable skill, especially for Vietnamese people that want to participate in tourism in regional areas . Our teaching project gives you the opportunity to teach English and live with a community in one of our locations in northern Vietnam. This project is designed and priced for visitors to stay on a weekly basis. You will help your students to gain confidence and enhance their language ability. This is a fantastic opportunity to travel while helping a local community. You’ll no doubthave an authentic Vietnamese experience living with your hosts and be embraced by the hospitable villagers.

Capacity building

Make a positive impact

Visit a remote village


Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai

A member of YESD will meet you for a Vietnamese lunch. We’ll discuss the project with you and provide you with all the information you need for a great stay in Ta Phin. At night you’ll catch the night train to Lao Cai.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Phin

On arrival in Lao Cai you’ll be taken to Sapa for a local breakfast before continuing on to Ta Phin where you will meet your homestay hosts. You’ll be given a tour of the village and visit the local school. You’ll have time to relax before dinner with your hosts and can enjoy a tasty local meal with some rice wine if you like!

Day 3, 4, 5, 6: Ta Phin

Over the next few days you’ll teach a number of classes throughout the day. You’ll also have time to go on some short treks to some of the beautiful sites in the area.

Day 7: Ta Phin - Hanoi

Today you’ll say farewell to your new friends in Ta Phin and head back to Hanoi by night train.

This is example of what a construction project itinerary may look like. We’ll organise a custom itinerary for your own project.

Included: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, activities & meals mentioned above. Not included: Airfares, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, personal expenses & all other services not clearly mentioned above.



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!

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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.


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“My tour guide was so brilliant, funny, helpful and most importantly, became my best friend during the trip in Sapa. If you are looking for a tour with many new experiences, YESD might be the best choice!”

Nalyia / Trip Advisor