The ancient history and culture of Southeast Asia is yours to explore on this specially designed tour through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. From the magnificent Angkor temple complex to the extensive paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, the elegant temples of Luang Prabang to the powerful walls of the imperial city of Hue, you will find the unforgettable combination of ancient architecture and modern culture, enticing cuisine and unparalleled countryside. The allure of Southeast Asia is in its past,...
Phnom Penh – A Sitting Pearl
Welcome to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia and a place once called the Pearl of Asia. The Mekong River is alive with fishermen. They cast their nets out in long strides in search of their daily catch. A wide, charming avenue rushes alongside the riverbank. The city holds keys to the country’s contemporary and ancient history. Independence Monument stands like a tower in the city center and was constructed in the late 1950s. The tower rises over 60 feet tall and is modeled after the country’s best-known monument, Angkor Wat. When night begins to sweep across the city the fountain is lit with blue, red, and white floodlights. Settle into the luxury of the Raffles Le Royal Landmark Hotel, a stunning display of Khmer, Art Deco, and French Colonial architecture.
Phnom Penh – The Khmer Trend
Siem Reap – The Majesty of Temples
Siem Reap – The Connected Complex
Siem Reap – The Embodied Lake
Saigon – The Size of Saigon
Saigon – The Spirited Streets
Saigon – The Culture of the River
Hoi An – Small Town Charm
Hoi An – The Flavors of Town
Hue – Passing to the Imperial
Hue – Where the Emperors Stay
Hanoi – The Modern Luxuries of Hanoi
Hanoi – The Past in the Present
Ha Long Bay – A Night on the Bay
Hanoi – The Flavors of the Bay
Luang Prabang – Into the Ancients
Luang Prabang – The Allure of Water Falling
Luang Prabang – Over the River
Luang Prabang – Departure
- Discover the tremendous architecture and artistry of the ancient city of Angkor, home to Angkor Wat
- Visit the fishing villages on Tonle Sap, located at the heart of the lake
- Witness the vibrant culture of the floating markets and tremendous orchards along the Mekong Delta in Vietnam
- Experience the charismatic streets of the ancient merchant city of Hoi An
- Wander through the extensive imperial history of Hue, from the citadel to the emperors’ tombs
- Enjoy the combination of modern luxuries and cultural heritage that exists in Hanoi
- Journey to visit the sensational turquoise waters of the tiered Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos
- Revel in Luang Prabang, the city with the best preserved ancient architecture of Southeast Asia
- Indulge in the flavors of Hoi An on a private culinary tour of the town to find the specific captivating tastes of central Vietnam
- Find the true unfettered beauty of the scenery at Ha Long Bay
The wonder of Southeast Asia runs deep within the histories and cultures of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Your tremendous adventure begins with your arrival in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The contemporary history of the Khmer Rouge is as tangible as the French colonial architecture, and as important as the ancient history of the Khmer Empire. From Phnom Penh you will venture to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. You will have two full days to explore the intricate details of the ancient city.
On your third day in Siem Reap you will venture to Tonle Sap to visit the local fishermen and the unique culture and traditions that have evolved along the lake. Come to Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. The following day you will have a guided tour of the city’s diversity, from its modern architecture to its consistent French Colonial allure. Spend a full day gliding down the Mekong Delta. The orchards are elegant and filled with natural zest. In the afternoon you will visit the one of a kind Cao Dai Temple.
In Hoi An you will spend two days enjoying the quaint streets of the ancient merchant city. The second day will be spent indulging in the flavors of the local market on a guided tour. Journey to Hue, known for the Imperial Citadel and for being a city where ancient emperors constructed massive tombs to ensure their legacies. When you come to Hanoi you will have two full days in the capital city of Vietnam. You can find the culture in the quiet nooks that are well known and celebrated in this otherwise active modern city.
You will have an overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay on a traditional Chinese Junk before returning to Hanoi. Fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang, the ancient imperial city of Laos. The architecture continues to fascinate people in its elegant and traditional design. Outside of the city you will visit the impressive colors of the Kuang Si Waterfall and the mystique of the Pak Ou Caves. On your final day in Laos your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the airport.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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