Vietnam and Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
December 5-21, 2013
Immerse yourself in the local culture of South East Asia and discover the spectacular sights, delectable cuisine and rich history of Vietnam and Cambodia, on an unforgettable 16 day journey from Hanoi to Siem Reap. From energetic cities to serene countryside, unique waterways to impressive temples and pagodas, the charm of Vietnam is legendary, as is the hospitality of those who call it home. In the north, the graceful capital of Hanoi, the mountainscapes of Sapa and the glittering beauty of Ha Long Bay await. On the central coast, Hue and Hoi An hold ancient appeal. Down south, bustling markets play out against a contrasting backdrop of French colonial architecture and skyscrapers in Saigon.
In Cambodia, a world of iconic landmarks and ethereal beauty is waiting to be discovered. Once the Paris of the East, Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda have retained their magnificence despite the region’s war-ravaged past. In Siem Reap, it’s easy to lose yourself in ancient history at Angkor Archaeological Pakwhen wandering the many famous temples, scrambling over their stepped walls for a closer look.
Along with exploring new cultures, one of the great joys of travel is the discovery of new cuisines. Those unfamiliar with Vietnamese food are in for a treat, as the national cuisine is flavorful, colorful and extremely healthy. Southern cuisine is the most varied of the three. Rich in vegetables, rice and seafood, it has incorporated French, Cambodian and Thai influences into a style that is distinctively its own. It is generally more heavily seasoned, tropical and spicier yet sweeter than northern food. Being geographically located in the tropical zone, Vietnam is truly a heaven when it comes to fruits.
Double occupancy accommodations; group transfers provided by private a/c coach bus; 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners and a few happy hours; roundtrip train ride between Hanoi and Sapa; overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay; flight from Hanoi to Hue; flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh; flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap; entrance fees per itinerary, and English speaking guides. (Note: travel visas to Vietnam and Cambodia, and gratuities are not included)
Land Package $1875
Round trip airfare $1254; departing from LAX (Group Air Fare)
Individual Airfare may be purchased on your own was well - but contact me for details.
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