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Alluring Vietnam & the Temples of Angkor with Bangkok & Chiang Mai 2024 - Small Group

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Tour Itinerary

What’s the most important thing to bring on a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia? Your bargaining skills! The art of haggling is a must at the bustling markets of Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City where you can negotiate everything from luxurious silk to brightly painted ceramics to a tasty bowl of pho. The number one rule of thumb—always be willing to walk away. Luckily, there’s so much to walk toward on this extraordinary tour of Southeast Asia, including the fascinating wartime tunnels of Cu Chi, a fishing lesson on the Thu Bon River, and a breezy cyclo ride around the vibrant city of Hanoi. The picturesque pagodas of Hue and Hanoi are just a taste of what’s to come at the mystical temples of Angkor. Inside the “City of the God Kings,” you’ll find the architecturally magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat delightfully much more than you bargained for.Balance the high energy of Bangkok with the calming force of Chiang Mai by adding this extension to your Southeast Asia tour. In Bangkok, you’ll cruise through its famous klongs, visit calming Buddhist temples, and experience its vibrant city life. Then fly to Chiang Mai, where you’ll explore temples and visit an amazing elephant sanctuary to learn about the conservation efforts of orphaned and rescued elephants!

  1. Day 1
    Hello Vietnam Welcome to Hanoi, the nation’s capital and one of Southeast Asia’s most engaging cities, rich in Vietnamese history and full of opportunities to experience the traditional culture. Hotel check-in is available mid-afternoon.

  2. Day 2
    The Streets of Hanoi & Uncle Ho Take a [LF] cyclo ride and walking tour through the Old Quarter. Then, look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. Visit the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda are visits to the One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Lunch is served at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program created to teach local children restaurant skills for stable employment opportunities. You will also visit the ancient Temple of Literature, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university, followed by the infamous Hanoi Hilton (H?a Lò Prison). Join your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

    OLD QUARTER PEDALING The ancient Old Quarter is comprised of 36 streets, which was once the thriving center of the city. The best way to explore this fascinating area is by cyclo (a three-wheeled bicycle taxi) and foot. Here, peddlers trade as they have for centuries and you can find them based on the street name, which reflects their trade - Fish Sauce, Silk, and Bamboo. Along the way, stop for an egg coffee, a Hanoi specialty!

    EXPLORE MORE Consider an outing to see a famed Hanoi water puppet performance. Dating back to the 11th century, water puppetry originated with farmers entertaining their family after the rice harvest.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Peaks, Caves & Bays, Oh My Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on your overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay. This afternoon. visit a pearl farm to learn the process of pearl cultivation before stopping at one of the islands for a swim or stroll. (B,L,D)

    BAY BLAST Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay is dotted with more than 1,600 islands, limestone pillars carved into fanciful shapes by water and coastal erosion. Tunnels, caves, and uniquely shaped outcroppings with creative names can be found on many of the small islets that are sprinkled across the bay. Your overnight cruise explores the caves and is an opportunity to admire the beauty and scale of the many secluded bays.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Peaceful Meeting Place This morning, if you choose, wake up early for a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck before a visit to one of the many caves found in the bay. Explore the caverns and their dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. Disembark the ship later this morning and drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Danang, on Vietnam’s historic central coast. Continue to nearby Hoi An, a cultural fusion and well-preserved trading port. The local cuisine and architecture here reflects the influence which Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and British traders had on Vietnam. (B,L)

    HOTEL ROYAL HOI AN Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River with a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant overlooking the enchanting river, your hotel is a perfect blend of historic charm and modern facilities, with a mix of Vietnamese and Japanese influence.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    HOI AN
    Sail, Tackle & Stroll Cruise on the Thu Bon River and participate in a [LF] fishing lesson. Later, explore historic Hoi An on a walking tour including an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, a Chinese assembly hall, and the famous Japanese covered bridge. For dinner, participate in a cooking class where you will learn about traditional Vietnamese spices and how to prepare Banh Xeo (Vietnamese crispy rice pancake). (B,L,D)

    CAST YOUR NET Join a local fisherman to learn about local fishing methods and learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a “ro.” Afterward, you will have a chance to throw the net yourself and see what you catch!

    PREPARE & SAVOR Participate in a fun cooking class for dinner and learn to make Hoi An specialty dishes including fried spring rolls, grilled fish in banana leaves, and beef salad in a bamboo basket.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Rest & Ride Time at leisure this morning. Depart the hotel and top at China Beach, landing point for U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, and then continue over spectacular Hai Van Pass, considered one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals and the last royal dynasty in Vietnamese history, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious center. (B)

    EXPLORE MORE Spend time at the beach, visit nearby My Son, or explore pottery and wood carving workshops and stores in nearby villages.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Dynastic Hue This morning’s sightseeing provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Along the banks of the Perfume River visit the tombs of the Nguyen Emperors: the Khai Dinh Mausoleum and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. After lunch, a cyclo tour of the city visits the Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city, which is the tallest religious building in Vietnam at seven stories. Continue to the Imperial Citadel built between 1804 and 1833. This heavily fortified structure is still very much the heart of modern-day Hue and despite a checkered history, the fortress remains superbly intact. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    Seeing Saigon Today, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. After some free time, join your travel companions for a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Meandering Streets, Landmarks & Markets A walking tour introduces you to the city’s famous and historic landmarks. The route winds through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Opera House, Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the War Remnants Museum, followed by Ben Thanh Market, the largest and oldest in the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy some free time. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  10. Day 10
    Tunnel Vision Drive through vast expanses of rice paddies to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B)

    EXPLORE MORE The city is booming, and pulses with contagious energy day and night. Sample local food from a street vendor, get a foot massage, or spend more time on Dong Khoi Street. Tonight, be sure to stop at one of several rooftop bars for a drink and magnificent views of the city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with recommendations.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    Captivating Cambodia This morning, board your flight to Siem Reap, your base during your visit to Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular archaeological ruins on Earth! Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Awe-Inspiring Angkor Spend the day exploring the Angkor Temple complex. Begin with a visit to Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire. Stops here include the Bayon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants and Leper King, and the Baphuon complex. After an included lunch, visit the most famous of all the temples, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers more than 81 hectares and is comparable in size to Beijing’s Imperial Palace. (B,L)

    IT’S COMPLEX Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the Temples of Angkor were built around the Khmer interpretations of Indian religious and political beliefs that evolved from Hinduism to Buddhism. The complex architectural grandeur of the temples is arguably unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins. Start your exploration at Angkor Thom to see the Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features more than 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-reliefs. Next stop is, the best preserved and most famous of all the temples, Angkor Wat, dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Featuring five trademark towers and stunning bas-reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia.

    EXPLORE MORE You may consider exploring the temple complex further, a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake to see a floating village, or an exciting performance of Phare, The Cambodian Circus. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  13. Day 13
    Tempting Temples & Study Session This morning, visit Banteay Srei, a unique temple outside the main complex dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This temple was built in the 10th Century on a small scale in red sandstone and boasts exquisitely carved figures. On your return journey, stop at a local school to interact with the children. Then on to Ta Prohm, which has been left relatively untouched and is surrounded by jungle, with tree roots growing over and through the ruins. You’ll be able to experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

    DINNER & DANCE Join your Tour Director and travel companions for a farewell dinner followed by a traditional Apsara dance performance, where the ancient Khmer culture is brought to life by talented dancers, singers, and musicians.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Capital Gains Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, where you’ll spend the next three nights. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Bangkok Bliss Explore Bangkok with our Local Guide. Start the day with a boat ride through the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Next, stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue to the Grand Palace, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Lastly, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  16. Day 16
    Free to Wander Enjoy a full day at your leisure. (B)

    EXPLORE MORE You may consider a visit to Jim Thompson’s House, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak floating market.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  17. Day 17
    Run to the Hills Today, fly to the mountain town of Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North.” (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  18. Day 18
    Take Sanctuary Today, join your Local Guide for a visit to an [LF] elephant sanctuary to learn about and interact with the elephants. Enjoy lunch at the sanctuary before returning to Chiang Mai. (B,L)

    PACHYDERM PARADISE This morning, travel out of the city to visit Elephant Nature Park, established in the 1990’s to provide a sanctuary for rescued and orphaned elephants. You will hear the personal stories of the elephants and see how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Walk with staff and the elephants (no riding) and watch them bathe and play in the river. You’ll also have the chance to feed them and see tree-planting efforts at the park.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  19. Day 19
    Stepping Up Start your guided sightseeing tour at vibrant Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image. Then, explore Wat Doi Suthep, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    EXPLORE MORE Perhaps take in a Khantoke dance show with dinner, participate in a cooking class, or simply explore the night market and absorb the lively atmosphere.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  20. Day 20
    So Long, Farewell Your southeast Asia adventure ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast

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Hanoi: Sheraton Hotel Hanoi
Sitting on the shore of Hanoi's West Lake, the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel has a gorgeous view across the lake. The hotel is only a 10-min drive to the bustling Old Quarter - home to Hanoi's must visit tourist attractions, such as the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Hanoi Opera House and many colorful street vendors. Sample a variety of cuisines in one of the hotels exceptional restaurants. When it's time to recharge the body and mind, stop by the Relaxation Center with its unique outdoor pool and lush garden. All of the guestrooms have a gorgeous view of the West Lake and every room is equipped with the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.
K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road, Tay Ho District
Hanoi , Vietnam
Ha Long Bay: Paradise Elegance
The newest and most luxurious ship sailing on Ha Long Bay. A mix of contemporary design style and traditional Vietnamese building materials create warm and welcoming spaces throughout the ship. Dine in comfort in the spacious Le Marin Restaurant, take in the panoramic views from the sundeck, or go for relaxing spa treatment. Spacious deluxe cabins feature a balcony, air-conditioning, and a large en-suite bathroom.
Hoi An: Hotel Royal Hoi An, Mgallery Collection
Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a perfect blend of historical charm and modernity. Its refined style inspired by Art Nouveau has a delicate touch of Japanese and Vietnamese cultures and offers spectacular views of the river and ancient town. Treat yourself with a visit to the spa, large pool or one of two restaurants and choose from sushi or an array of royal Vietnamese and colonial European dishes after a great day of sightseeing.
39 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho Ward
Hoi An , Vietnam
Hue: Melia Vinpearl Hue
With a prime location in the heart of Hue, The Melia Vinpearl Hue overlooks the charming Huong River and is a great base for exploring all of the city's ancient treasures.
50A Hung Vuong Street
Hue , Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers welcomes you to Vietnam with luxury accommodations, award-winning facilities, and an enviable location. Nestled on the famous Dong Khoi Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's exciting District 1, the hotel is surrounded by vibrant shopping and entertainment destinations, and just a short walk from popular attractions like the Opera House, Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace. Unwind and relax during your stay in one of the stylish rooms, each boasting a Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience Bed and stunning views of the city. Dine at one of the several restaurants, pamper yourself at Aqua Day Spa, make use of the gym, or take a break from the heat in the scenic outdoor pool.
88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
Siem Reap: Borei Angkor Resort & Spa
Aptly named after 'a territory of Angkor' in Cambodian, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is a truly Cambodian hotel set in the heart of Siem Reap with easy access to the Angkor Temple complex and only 5 minutes from Pub Street with shops and restaurants. The hotel features many amenities for a comfortable stay including an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, and bar.
National Road 6, 0369, Bantay
Siem Reap , Cambodia
Bangkok: Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok is centrally located in the popular Sathorn district. It is unique in being the only hotel in Bangkok with its own direct access to the BTS Sky Train system at Surasak Station literally bringing the city to your doorstep. The hotel has three dining options and bar plus many other amenities including gym and a rooftop pool. Superior Sky rooms are equipped with all the amenities for a comfortable stay and offer fantastic views of Bangkok.
33/1 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn
Bangkok , Thailand
Chiang Mai: Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort
This boutique resort has a great location close to the city center and captures the essence of the Lanna people with subtle architectural details and inspiring interior decor.
33 Chang Klan Road
Chiang Mai , Thailand

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