The magic of Southeast Asia drifts out of ancient temples and gilded towers. Detailed structures tell tales of Hindu gods. A procession of monks parades down the street in search of alms. An old merchant city sits on the banks of a historic river, displaying the richness of the region. Elephants carry you through the jungle trees in search of more vibrant history and dramatic stories to tell accompanied by your family with every step. Your custom tailored Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia tour for families...
Ho Chi Minh City - Culture Combination
Ho Chi Minh City is a boundless convergence of lights and energy, a swirl of contemporary culture, as Vietnam’s City of Commerce. There is an embracing sense of vitality in the movement of the locals, whether by motorbike or walking. In the whirlwind of modernity, pockets of heritage shine through. Timeless alleys erupt with the aroma of incense emanating from hidden temples. High-rises cast shade over houses with tiled roofs. The rows of Ben Thanh Market teem with vendors selling everything from vegetables to dried fruit, clothing to jewelry. The Jade Emperor Pagoda provides an atmospheric glimpse into the elaborate dedication to Ngoc Hoang, the Jade Emperor.
Your private transfer meets the family at the airport and escorts you to a fabulous hotel located near the heart of the bustling city. The aromas of chilies and coconut oil drift down the streets. Food stalls on the roadside have small tables and chairs set up for passersby, with people lining up to order soup or barbecued chicken skewers. The family has entered a beautiful world, where the past and present cultures of Vietnam seamlessly blend.
Ho Chi Minh City - Calls of the Mekong
Ho Chi Minh City -Inside an Underground City
Hoi An - True Culture of Hoi An
Hoi An - More than Hoi An
Hanoi - Connecting the Cultures
Hanoi - Endless Charm of Hanoi
Luang Prabang - Letting Loose in Laos
Luang Prabang - Endless Surprises of Luang Prabang
Siem Reap - Traditions of Cambodia
Siem Reap - Family at the Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap - Continuing Timelessness
- Enjoy the traditional flavors of Vietnam with the specialized cuisine of the city of Hoi An during a family friendly cooking class
- Relax with a private Tai Chi lesson with a Tai Chi Master on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi
- Learn the traditional techniques of rice farming on an organic rice farm in Laos
- Delight as a family on an elephant excursion around the archaeological park of Angkor
- Witness the charm of the gilded skyline around the ancient Laotian city of Luang Prabang
- Cruise down the Mekong River to experience the culture of river-goers and the enchantment of the riverbanks
- Revel in the stories of the Water Puppet Theater, telling the traditional tales of Vietnamese culture
Your 12-day Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia tour for families will take you through charming, energetic cities and indelible countryside, allowing the whole family to experience the treasured culture and sensational heritage of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. From the banks of the Mekong River to the temples hidden in the caves of the Marble Mountains, splendor is everywhere. See the faces carved in stone, decorating ancient temples as well as the radiant turquoise waterfalls trickling down the countryside. Your luxury family vacations adventure begins with the family’s arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial center of Vietnam.
The following morning, your private guide escorts you to the banks of the Mekong River, where you will spend the day cruising alongside the tremendous culture of the water highway. Your guide meets you in the morning and leads you through the War Remnants Museum and along the meandering network of the Cu Chi Tunnels. In the afternoon, you fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, settling in the comforts of a hotel in nearby Hoi An. After breakfast, the family embarks on a fun and friendly hands-on cooking course to experience the traditional dishes of the region. Later in the day, your guide leads you through the UNESCO World Heritage Old City of Hoi An, followed by a demonstration learning how to make Chinese Lanterns.
The following day is at your leisure to enjoy the fabulous possibilities around Hoi An, from visiting the Marble Mountains outside of Da Nang to kayaking at the beach. Fly to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, followed by an unforgettable performance of Water Puppet Theater. At sunrise, the family will embark on a new and exciting experience, taking a Tai Chi class instructed by a Tai Chi master. Your guide meets you after breakfast and escorts you through the remarkable city of Hanoi, filled with both contemporary and traditional wonders, allowing for an afternoon at your leisure.
Journey to Luang Prabang, the imperial capital of Laos, perpetually an exquisite, tranquil city to visit. Your guide leads you on a half-day tour of the city, pointing out the numerous temples and the stunning Royal Palace Museum. At sunrise, you can witness the famous alms offerings, and venture to the top of Mount Phousi. Visit an organic rice farm, where the farmers plant and cultivate the rice in the traditional countryside manner, and hike through the forest to the paradise of Kuang Si Falls.
The family is ready for Cambodia after a brief flight, taking you to the energetic city of Siem Reap. Spend half the day exploring the breathtaking temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park, followed by an unforgettable elephant excursion, taking you near the temples. If your flight leaves later in the day, you can spend time revisiting the archeological park or strolling through Siem Reap. Before your flight, your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort the family to Siem Reap International Airport for your flight home.
$2,803 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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