Vietnam & Cambodia

Featuring Siem Reap, Hanoi, Sa Pa & Ho Chi Minh
October 23 - November 2, 2019

Tour begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia and ends in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

$5,250.00 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$900.00 * Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Hotel transfer service is included with CHT air package

Day 11

Tour ends in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Airport transfer service is included with CHT air package

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Ten Nights Accommodations
  • Roundtrip International Airfare from LAX is included
  • Internal Airfare is included
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Angkor Wat Temple
  • Terrace of the Elephants
  • Tonlé Sap Lake
  • Lotus Textile Workshop
  • Natural Dyeing Workshop
  • Mekong Quilts
  • Overnight Train to Lào Cai
  • Hands-on Fabric Workshop
  • Vietnam & Cambodia School Visits
  • Water Puppet Show
  • Ha Long Bay Day Trip
  • Mekong Delta Day Trip
  • Baggage Handling
  • Twenty-three Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Accommodations

Day 1 – 2     Borie Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 3        Hilton Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 4*         Ratraco Express Overnight Train

Day 5 – 6    Victoria Sapa Resort, Sa Pa, Vietnam

Day 7 – 8     Hilton Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 9 – 10  Caravelle Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

*Single Accommodations Unavailable for Overnight Train

Day 1

Arrive at the Borei Angkor Resort in Siem Reap, your home for two nights, meeting your Tour Manager and traveling companions at our Welcome Dinner. D

Day 2

After breakfast, begin your Cambodian experience with an early morning tour of legendary Angkor Wat temple, the world’s largest religious complex. Then explore Angkor Thom, the last Khmer Kingdom capital, to see the Terrace of the Elephants, and the Bayon Temple, carved with large mysterious smiling faces. Sample delicious Cambodian cuisine at lunch, then shop in the lively Made in Cambodia Market, where craftspeople sell their rosewood carvings, silk scarves, seed necklaces and other treasures. Experience local traditions at dinner with a colorful Khmer cultural show.  B, L, D

Day 3

Drive through the Siem Reap countryside to explore Tonlé Sap Lake, stopping to visit a local school and the Samatoa Lotus Textiles workshop, where you will watch as lotus stems are transformed into luxurious, water-resistant yarns. After, visit Artisans d’Angkor, a fine arts and crafts center dedicated to reviving traditional Khmer craftsmanship and creating jobs for young people in rural areas. The center showcases silk fabrics, silk painting, wood carving, lacquerware, jewelry and more. Tonight, travel to Hanoi where you evening is at leisure. B, L

Day 4

Today, learn fabric dyeing at our natural dye workshop with a textile expert. Marvel at the range of colors created by natural dyes as you work on your own hands-on project. Sample traditional Vietnamese flavors at lunch, then shop at Mekong Quilts before visiting the fabric district in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Following dinner, embark on an overnight train ride to Lào Cai.     B, L, D

Day 5

After breakfast, it’s off to the colorful Sunday market at Bac Ha, where people of the Flower H’mong hill tribe gather to exchange everything from colorful fabrics to buffalo. Enjoy Vietnamese landscapes on the ride to Sapa, your home for two nights.  B, L

Day 6

This morning, walk a path along the mountainside to see the beautiful rice terraces, a sight that will be among your most treasured memories of Vietnam. You’ll learn about the H’mong’s traditional weaving at a hands-on fabric workshop and meet with textile artists as you practice the ancient raw tree dye techniques. Visit a village school before returning to Sapa. B, D

Day 7

On the drive to Hanoi, we’ll stop for photos of the lovely scenery before we arrive at our hotel. Tonight’s highlight is the famous Water Puppet show, an art dating to the 11th century, when villagers stood waist-deep in rice paddies operating puppets on long poles. The show is accompanied by traditional music of drums, horns, wooden bells and bamboo flutes. B, L

Day 8

Today we spend amid the ethereal beauty of Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Site, and a haunting landscape of mist-shrouded limestone pillars emerging from emerald-green waters.   Wind and waves have eroded these towering rock mountains into fantastic shapes crowned with rain forests, and carved grottos into the bay’s many little islands. B, L

Day 9

Traveling to Ho Chi Minh, we visit the immense Vinh Temple, a modern pagoda modeled after an 11th century temple. Next we explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an extensive underground network, the tunnels were used by the Viet Cong as hiding places, supply routes and living quarters. B, L

Day 10

Spend the entire day amid sights and sounds of the Mekong Delta, a vast watery maze of rivers, canals, islands, rice paddies and crisscrossing streams where people live and travel on boats and shop in colorful floating markets. You’ll see mangrove forests, water buffalo, colorful pagodas and tiny waterside villages. Tonight reminisce with your new friends at our Farewell dinner. B, L, D

Day 11

After breakfast, it’s time for last goodbyes en route to the airport and flights home. B

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