Medicine and Society in Vietnam - Jon Baines Tours

Medicine and Society in Vietnam

8 - 20 Feb 2020
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This tour examines Vietnam’s healthcare and provides insight into its contemporary society. Professional visits include a prestigious teaching hospital in Hanoi, the Kim Long charity clinic, which provides rural health care, the Quang Hop Clinic, which integrates western and eastern medicine, and a meeting with former military doctors. This programmeis balanced by a wide range of cultural visits as well as ample opportunity to experience the beauty and hospitality of Vietnam. Stay in some lovely hotels and resorts and enjoy one of the world’s great cuisines.

There is an extension to the magnificent temples at Angkor Was in Cambodia after the tour. At its peak Angkor is thought to have contained upwards of a million people, making it the largest city in the world at that time, and the temples are one of the architectural marvels of the world.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Michael Crumplin

Michael Crumplin

Michael KH Crumplin is a retired consultant surgeon, educated at Wellington College and the Middlesex Hospital. During his career he was chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He served on the council of the College and was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

After studying the history of surgery for over 45 years, he devotes time to writing, lecturing and supporting students, research workers and the media. His principle purpose is to promote interest in the human cost of war.

He is an honorary curator and archivist at the Royal College of Surgeons and has been treasurer/trustee of the Waterloo Committee, heading up the educational group for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. He is a trustee for the new DCMS-funded education project, the Age of Revolution. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 8 Feb (Sat) Hanoi: Arrive and transfer to the Hotel La Siesta. Cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem Lake past the Hanoi Opera House and the French District. Welcome dinner
  • 9 Feb (Sun) Hanoi: Walking tour of Hanoi’s ’36 Streets’ including Medicine, Silver and Bamboo Streets. Meet with veteran army doctors and hear about their experiences. Dinner at Green Tangerine.
  • 10 Feb (Mon) Hanoi: Continue exploring Hanoi including the Hanoi Opera House, see Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and the One Pillar Pagoda. Lunch at Koto and learn of their work. Visit Bach Mai Hospital
  • 11 Feb (Tues) Hanoi – Halong Bay: Early departure for Halong Bay. Arrive and board the Glory Legend. Cruise through Halong Bay and overnight on the junk
  • 12 Feb (Wed) Halong Bay – Hue: Morning coffee on board and return to port. Visit a water puppet theatre. Fly to Hue and check into the Saigon Morin
  • 13 Feb (Thurs) Hoi An: Visit the Kim Long Charity Clinic. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda to see a service. Cruise back to the hotel by dragon boat along the Perfume River. Dinner at Y Thao
  • 14 Feb (Fri) Hue: Visit the integrated Quang Hop Clinic. Guided tour of Hue Citadel and meet a veteran of the Tet Offensive
  • 15 Feb (Sat) Hue – Hoi An: Take the rrain along spectacular Ocean Pass to Hoi An. Arrive and transfer to La Siesta Hotel. Dinner at Tam Tam
  • 16 Feb (Sun) Hoi An: Walking tour of the old town. At leisure or option of a silk lantern making workshop or a cookery class. Dinner at Secret Garden
  • 17 Feb (Mon) Hoi An: Take boat across Thu Bon River and visit Kim Bong village, artisans’ villages and surrounding countryside. Lunch and foot massage at a local herb and vegetable farm. At leisure
  • 18 Feb (Tues) Hoi An /Ho Chi Minh City: Fly to Saigon and transfer to the hotel. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Drinks on the rooftop bar of the Rex Hotel before dinner at Viet Village
  • 19 Feb (Wed) Saigon: Visit Reunification Palace. At leisure or options to visit the War Remnants Museum or take a culinary tour. Farewell dinner at Indochine
  • 20 Feb (Thurs) Saigon: the tour ends after breakfast. Depart for the airport or the Angkor Wat Extension

Extension to Angkor Wat, Cambodia:

  • 20 Feb (Thurs) Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap: Fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia and transfer to Hotel Lotus Blanc. At leisure until dinner at the Foreign Correspondents Club
  • 21 Feb (Fri) Siem Reap: Sunrise visit to the Bayon and Ta Prohm with packed breakfast on-site.Visit the Angkor Wat complex. At leisure until farewell dinner at Vrioth
  • 22 Feb (Sat) Siem Reap: At leisure until departing for airport for onward flight\

Tour cost

Ground only cost is US $3,538 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)

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