VIETNAM FULL MOON FESTIVAL SIGNATURE

Company : International Medical Relief
Location : Vietnam
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)


Many ancient cultures worship the moon in some form, including Buddhism.   There was a full moon, it is believed, on the day of Buddha’s birth and on the day of his enlightenment. This is why you will see, during the Full Moon Festival, the people of Hoi An honoring their ancestors by burning fake...

Your team will focus on acute medical and dental needs and health education. As with every IMR team, your team will provide expert medical care (including labs, wound care, respiratory treatments, hydration, and medications) and classes on hand washing, oral hygiene, purification and storage of drinking water, family planning, safe sexual practices, stretching/pain management and more. You will see families, the elderly, war victims, and vibrant young people. You will fall in love with your patients who will greet you shyly with their warm smiles, a gentle rubbing on your arm and cheek, and hugs and kisses to thank you for caring for them. There is beauty on every corner and in every face you see. The lined faces of the elderly will tell you a story and the hope in the young people will send you home ready to come back to Vietnam to share their passion once again.

 
Your team will focus on acute medical and dental needs and health education. As with every IMR team, your team will provide expert medical care (including labs, wound care, respiratory treatments, hydration, and medications) and classes on hand washing, oral hygiene, purification and storage of drinking water, family planning, safe sexual practices, stretching/pain management and more. You will see families, the elderly, war victims, and vibrant young people. You will fall in love with your patients who will greet you shyly with their warm smiles, a gentle rubbing on your arm and cheek, and hugs and kisses to thank you for caring for them. There is beauty on every corner and in every face you see. The lined faces of the elderly will tell you a story and the hope in the young people will send you home ready to come back to Vietnam to share their passion once again.
 
You have chosen the SIGNATURE TRIP which includes upgraded lodging. Your hotel in Da Nang will be a 5 STAR hotel with all the comforts that has too offer - impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, and all of the amenities. Your hotel, located in the heart of Da Nang is the perfect location for walking to the markets, upscale stores, and the famous Dragon Bridge in the city. Returning here will make the perfect end to your perfect days in clinic! 

In the evenings, you will find that Da Nang has wonderful neighborhoods for you to explore, amazing shopping and even more amazing food.  The crafts will excite your senses and the people will make you feel welcome everywhere you go.

On your days in the rural mountain village of Tra My (where the world's best ginseng is grown), you will stay in comfortable accommodations in the mountains with your team.  You will enjoy the most flavorful foods available in Vietnam, including mì quảng (rice noodles with turmeric and fish or meat), bún chả cá (fish ball noodle soup), bún mắm (seafood gumbo), cánh gà chiên mắm (fried chicken wings in fish sauce), and mít trộn (a salad mixed with jackfruit and pork rind). Don't miss the Pho - soup for breakfast is the only way to start the day - although the strong Vietnamese coffee, sweetened with thick condensed milk, isn't a bad way to start things off either!
 
While the most rewarding aspect of this trip will be caring for Vietnam’s rural residents, the team will also have the opportunity to participate in Vietnam’s famous Full Moon Festival in the ancient port city of Hoi An.  You will also visit the wondrous caves of the Marble Mountains and spend time in the magnificent UNESCO site of My Son Sanctuary.     
 
You have the option to extend your stay to explore more of Vietnam’s culture, wildlife, and scenery.  There are caves, ancient cities, cooking classes and home visits, not to mention the amazing beaches and beach resorts that await your exploration.  All of this can be yours for a few days if you wish! Please contact our preferred travel agency at travel@worldwidenavigators.com to learn more about your options for an extension.  To see a sample extension, click here for a fabulous eco-adventure!!  

Start Dates

March 21-29, 2020

Costs / Benefits

$3,200-$4,100

Requirements

Medical mission trips with IMR provide short-term volunteer opportunities abroad for medical professionals and dental professionals, students, and non-medical volunteers with any level of experience. Our medical and dental clinics provide free healthcare and health education in more than 70 countries in areas where care is limited or difficult to obtain.

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