SMILE TRAIN: JOURNEY OF SMILES TO VIETNAM
OCTOBER 8 – 14, 2023
Elevate Destinations requires that all travelers purchase medical insurance that covers them for $50,000 of medical expenses while in Vietnam, including Covid-related expenses.
Elevate Destinations highly recommends travelers purchase Cancel for Any Reason level of coverage insurance. Please note that all Cancel for Any Reason insurance policies are time sensitive and require purchase within 1 to 21 days of making a payment for your trip. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs and inquire with providers about “cancel for any reason” insurance.
Below are two insurance brokers that Elevate Destinations recommends. However, travelers are welcome to purchase travel insurance from any vendor of their choosing.
- Yonder Insurance
Phone Number: 855-358-6433 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT).
- Travel Insurance Center (Dan Drennen)
Phone Number: 1-402-343-3621
International flights are booked independently by travelers. The main program begins in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, October 8, 2023 and ends on Saturday, October 14, 2023 in Hanoi. Please book your flights based on the following schedule.
- Sunday, October 8, 2023: Arrive into Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) by 4:00 pm
The trip will kick off this evening with a Welcome Dinner around 6:00 pm
- Saturday, October 14, 2023: Depart from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Plan for flight departure time after 7:00 pm
If you would like to arrive early or stay late and would like assistance with your travel arrangements, please contact Yumi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Flight Booking Assistance: Please contact Yumi (email@example.com) if you would like to be connected with a flight booking specialist to assist you with your flight bookings.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps. Please upload your passport to this secure Dropbox Folder.
A visa to visit Vietnam is required for USA Citizens and most nationalities. You can apply for an e-visa which will allow you to have a single entry with the validity of 30 days. Please note however, that you cannot change your arrival port of entry after approval.
Click here to apply for your e-visa. You will need the following to apply:
- Passport-size photo
- Visa fee of $25 USD
If you’d like assistance applying for your visa, we recommend A1 Passport & Visa Services for their excellent customer service. To do so, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are working with Elevate Destinations on your travel arrangements.