Coi village in the middle of the Xuan Son national park, wild and poor. Next to Ban Coi with houses made of palm trees are Ban Lap with poinsettia flowers covering the roads. The Dao and the Muong live together harmoniously within the two villages, although there are differences between their cultures, which can be seen in the type of accessories they wear. Cross cultural marriages are not allowed according to their customs, but they support each other’s life since there are only 2 villages in the middle of the jungle. The most beautiful feature of Coi village is perhaps hundreds of streams of crystal clear water embracing the whole village, then unnamed caves with floors resembling ocean waves. With its simple yet breathtaking beauty, Coi village is a world of strange serenity that city dwellers too often seek. After more than a year of implementing the project, with the great help from the volunteers, V.E.O has step-by- step completed our project through improving communication skill, develop traveling experience as well as marketing Dao ethnic custom and improving the local facility in order to take full advantage of the tourism potential in this wonderful land.
The village nourished by the jungle, caves and thousands of streams
Everything live harmoniously in the middle of nature
Teaching at the jungle, volunteers bring to the children here useful Book workshop and a fun, exciting study atmosphere with a goal to help the children become adaptable with an environment full of visitors. The children grow in the middle of the forest just like Tarzan, they are shy at first but soon we’ll discover sheer childhood happiness in their souls.
Experiencing life in nature and Dao – Muong ethnic culture
Book workshop with the local children
The jungle contains endless mysteries, making VEO’s discovery mission even more thrilling.
Team building: Discover the jungle. The jungle contains endless mysteries, making VEO’s discovery mission even more thrilling.
Planting trees, preserving Xuan Son national forest. Green is the most beautiful color God granted to the forest of Xuan Son, and our mission is to protect this precious gift.
Hire a bicycle and help raise funds for local community development and nature preservation in Xuan Son national forest
Discover the streams, the caves and the waterfalls. Free your soul along the way as you listen to the symphonies of the winds and the streams, and walk on ocean wave shaped stone floors inside the caves. This is a must-have experience when you visit Ban Coi.
A17 Building, Ta Quang Buu street, Hanoi
Morning Activities: Depart to the Lac village, prepare voluntary activities
6:00 – 6:30: Gather at 17 Ta Quang Buu street, Hanoi
6:30 – 11:00: Depart to Coi village.
11:00 – 13:30: Have lunch and prepare for the afternoon activities.
Afternoon Activities: Join
13:00 – 14:00: Gather at the homestay in order to prepare for the tasks.
14:00 – 17:00: Assigned groups will executive their tasks:
+ Marketing group take charge of taking photos, videos of Coi village and team activities
+ Teaching group teaches English, soft skills and environmental protection for the children in the book workshop
+ Logistic group will help the local the improvement of roads, vegetable gardening, agricultural seasonal work.
+ Program group will prepare for the Gala night including cultural exchange with the local, rehearse for the night program.
17:00 – 19:30: Rest, dinner, take shower.
19:30 – 22:00: Gala night, teambuilding, campfire, dancing…
22:00: Sleeps at the home-stays. (Are the renovated houses of the local for serving tourist purpose)
6:30 – 7:00: Wake up, personal hygiene and have breakfast.
7:00 – 11:00: Discover the marble cave, naturally crystal clear lake. Climbing the mountain, visit the waterfall and trekking through the woods.
11:00 – 13:00: Lunch.
12:30 – 13:00: Take a rest, prepare to leave.
13:00 – 17:30: Depart back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi, end of journey.