With their long histories, interesting cultures, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos offer something for everyone. On this Southeast Asia tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Luang Prabang. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see sites, including Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace; and Luang Prabang’s Wat Xieng Thong, a 16th-century temple featuring Buddhist art and architecture. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the Cu Chi region, where you’ll get to explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war. </BR></BR>You’ll enjoy seeing gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Take an overnight cruise on Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world’s most amazing scenery. Enjoy a cruise in Hanoi on the Thu Bon River, where you’ll pass unspoiled countryside. In Hue, a boat trip on the Perfume River takes you to Thien Mu Pagoda, built in 1601, and the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, dating to 1840. Learn about life on the Mekong River as you journey on sampans at Cai Be and Cai Rang, bustling floating markets with vendors jostling for space to sell their wares. In Luang Prabang, a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River takes you to Pak Ou Caves, a respected holy site filled with thousands of old Buddha images. </BR></BR>A highlight of this Southeast Asia tour are the spectacular ruins at Angkor, including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Angkor Thom; and 10th-century Banteay Srei Temple, known for its intricate decorations. </BR></BR>These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Southeast Asia. Designed for savvy, value-minded travelers, it’s a dream vacation!
Sightseeing: In Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
HANOI Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi (MD)HA LONG BAY La Vela Classic (MF)HOI AN Essence Hoi An Hotel (SF)HUE Indochine Palace (MF)HO CHI MINH Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel (SF)CAN THO Victoria Resort (SF)PHNOM PENH Sunway Hotel (F)SIEM REAP Angkor Century (F)LUANG PRABANG Santi Resort & Spa (MF)
19 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 10 dinners
Transportation: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring