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Bloom Microventures

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76 15, To Ngoc Van, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 164 387 6594
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A great side trip from Hanoi

We spent a wonderful month in Vietnam in October-November 2012, and were privileged both through... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2012
Peterborough, Canada
Totally recommend

A wonderful day and a tremendous organisation trying to make a difference to people's lives. A... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2012
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Bloom Microventures is a non-profit social business (registered UK charity) providing microcredit to entrepreneurs living below the poverty line in developing countries using a unique model that harnesses the power of responsible tourism with microcredit to alleviate poverty.Bloom Microventures offers unique and authentic day tours to the rural countryside of Soc Son, just 40km north of Hanoi, that give you a chance to explore a side of Vietnam very few tourists will ever experience while making a major difference to the lives of local Vietnamese farmers. The tour will include actively engaging in and learning about community development by providing a microloan to a woman we are going to meet, a traditional lunch and a selection of the following activities: learning about and even trying rice and tomato farming, a bicycle ride through the countryside, a walk through the beautiful forests, trying your hand at traditional fishing, visiting the location of a mystical historical legend and exploring a temple complex!
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19 Dec 2016
“Lovely Cultural Experience”
9 Jan 2016
“Must do trip - this is 100% real Vietnam village life”
76 15, To Ngoc Van, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 164 387 6594

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Reviewed 18 December 2012

We spent a wonderful month in Vietnam in October-November 2012, and were privileged both through our travel arrangements and Vietnamese friends to connect with several local people and learn about their culture and daily lives. A highlight was a guided visit from Hanoi to a...More

1  Thank David155008
Reviewed 11 December 2012

A wonderful day and a tremendous organisation trying to make a difference to people's lives. A great way to see some aspects of rural life and meet local people away from tourist zones. The micro loan concept has great potential.

Thank Mickyp100359
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We were looking for a NGO and my friend chanced upon this. We never regretted taking this tour! We joined the Saturday group tour. Upon picked up by the guide, we knew that we are the only two people on the tour as the other...More

Thank JaniceSoh
Reviewed 31 October 2012

It's easy to jump on the regular tourist tours and be sealed in a bus away from "real" people, but it's just as easy to jump on this day tour. Convenient pick-up spots and a small passenger van make it really easy. Not only do...More

Thank worldtraveler1716
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Wow this is an experience that you will remember forever. Not only do you get out of Hanoi to see the real Vietnam but you get to give a little back to people that really need it.

1  Thank ant_greeny
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Brilliant trip. Wonderful guides (both local and ex-pat). A truly genuine experience in rural Vietnam. And to top it off the profit from the trip goes directly into a micro-loan to the people we visited. What an innovative and impactful idea. Great stuff!

Thank Kaj L
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We had a great day on this tour. It was wonderful to get out of the city into the village and to engage with the rural Vietnamese people. It was great to meet the villager who would be receiving the loan and to hear what...More

Thank 23Kristen70
Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

My family and I decided to make some worthy contributions to d people of Vietnam. And this tour answered our prayers...I was hoping for Lain to do d tour but Ly headed the tour this time..we enjoyed d scenery to d village but thought d...More

Thank srisha_11
Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

A grat day, great people and a great use of our money. Loved connecting with normal rural Vietnamese people and understanding how going on this trip gives them a hand up - not just a hand out. Good job Bloom. Keep it up!

Thank jenhammo
Reviewed 29 July 2012

....make it this one - I did! I had one full free day in Hanoi and after trying to differentiate between the multitude of Halong Bay trips on offer, I stumbled on Bloom on tripadvisor. (Lucky in the end as a typhoon cancelled the Halong...More

2  Thank Roxx_ing
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23 December 2015|
Response from BMVV | Property representative |
Hi, Great to hear from you and thank you for your interest in our tour. Our apologies for the late response as for some reason we do not have access to your message until recently. We would love to welcome you to our... More