Take a step away from the everyday to experience the unique on this 22-day adventure through Southeast Asia. There is no end to the splendor of natural towering karsts and ancient city complexes. Emerald paddy fields blanket the countryside and historic streets are lined with shimmering paper lanterns. Your time in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam will do more than just show you the local history and culture but will also immerse you in it. From snaking underground tunnels to unparalleled reliefs,...
Vientiane – The Beginning Movement
Welcome to Vientiane, the quiet capital city of Laos. The streets are decorated with remnants of the country’s French Colonial past. You can see antique French mansions lining the wide avenues behind noodle stalls that emanate aromas of fresh garlic and ginger. You can catch the scent of fresh baked baguettes that drift from the many cafes and bakeries in the center of town. Ancient Buddhist temples are scattered through the winding street and the skyline is enhanced by the impressive architecture of the Patuxai Victory Monument.
The large concrete arch resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and is decorated with images of Hindu gods. The five towers atop the main structure are designed in the traditional Laotian style. The tower was built in the mid 20th century. When you stroll through the park the palm trees rustle in the breeze. The four ponds in the courtyard represent a lotus flower. The elegance of the capital is in its quiet beauty by which you have already been charmed.
Vientiane – Along the Capital Streets
Luang Prabang – The Ancient Remains
Sienna Robes and Temple Roofs
Siem Reap – The Power of the Past
Siem Reap – A Continued Marvel
Phnom Penh – The Diamonds of Cambodia
Chau Doc – The River Delta
Chau Doc – The Exceptional Riverside
Ho Chi Minh City – A Morning Market
Ho Chi Minh City – An Energetic Introduction
Ho Chi Minh City – The Subterranean Labyrinth
Hoi An – The Lights of Town
Hoi An – The Days of Temple Elegance
Hue – On the Way to Hue
Hue – The Strength of a Legacy
Hanoi – Imperial Capital to Modern Capital
Hanoi – The Culture of Past and Present
Hanoi – Coming Close to Karsts
Hanoi – The Allure of Sapphire Water
Hanoi – The Familiar Calls of the Day
Hanoi – The Lasting Connection
- Witness the historic temples and mystical monk’s procession in Luang Prabang
- Discover the exceptional size and history of Angkor’s ancient temple complex
- Enjoy an adventurous and enlightening cruise down the famous Mekong River
- Experience the luxurious landscape of Ha Long Bay
- Visit the powerful walls of an imperial citadel and emperors’ artistic tombs in Hue
- Indulge in a meal at a pristine Garden House in Hue
- Stroll through the charming streets of Hoi An that are sure to delight
- Be mesmerized by the mixture of history and modernity in the diverse neighborhoods of Hanoi
- Travel deep into the earth while exploring the exceptional Cu Chi Tunnels
Find the unparalleled history of ancient empires and the entrancing energy of modern cities on this custom tailored tour through Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Witness the intricate reliefs that stretch across the walls of Angkor Wat. Venture underground to traverse the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam. From the elegance of powerful citadels to the delicate devotion seen in the monks’ daily procession in Luang Prabang, you will find character and charm, delight and legend, strength and inspiration in Southeast Asia.
The adventure begins when you arrive in Vientiane, Laos’s capital city. You will spend four days in Laos where you will venture through the quiet French Colonial streets of Vientiane and the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang. The latter is considered to be the best example of and ancient town in all of Southeast Asia. After your time in Laos you will board a flight and be welcomed to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Two full days in the city will allow you to visit the extraordinary magnitude of the Angkor complex, from Angkor Wat to Ta Prohm. From Siem Reap you will transfer to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, a city once called the Pearl of Asia.
Remnants of the city’s beauty remain and you will uncover it all before spending the next three days cruising down the Mekong Delta. Stop in Chau Doc along the way to enjoy the lively and eclectic culture of the riverside town. In Saigon you will spend time touring the French Colonial architecture and the Cu Chi Tunnel system. The following four days will bring you to Central Vietnam. Hoi An is a spectacle of historic charm and culture from around Asia. Hue proudly holds onto its title of an ancient imperial capital city.
Transfer to Hanoi and enjoy the combination of tradition and modern luxury. You will have two days to experience the city before you make your way to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise along the breathtaking scenery. Your last full day in Vietnam is at your leisure for you to indulge in the markets or the scenery, the culture or the theater. In the morning your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your journey home.
$5,143 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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