You no longer have to imagine ancient palaces and temples awash with jungle foliage. This custom tailored tour will take you through the imperial majesty of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. From the quiet charm of Hoan Kiem Lake at the center of Hanoi to the shimmering emerald Buddha in the heart of Bangkok, experience the marvelous stone guards at the tomb of emperor Minh Mang and witness the celebrated splendor of Angkor Wat. You will discover the lavish histories of Southeast Asia’s dynasties...
The Capital of Capitals
The city of Hanoi begins to bustle with life before you have even landed. The mixture of tradition and modernity overflows with grandeur. You are met at the airport by a private transfer who takes you to your hotel where you can settle into luxury while witnessing the sensational combination that Hanoi holds onto so well. Hanoi’s history dates back almost a millennium and can be seen in the pride with which the locals hold on to their treasured pasts in the wake of the modern streets. You see a woman with a conical hat stroll down the walkway. Her bright blue shirt stands against her dark pant and open sandals while a long bar stretches over her shoulder. She is balancing two shallow but wide containers, each filled with produce, from lemon grass to spinach, connected to the poll that rests on her shoulders within the rising reflection of the skyline.
What the Streets Show
A Day by the Bay
The Opulence of Emperors Past
The Once Southern Capital
Within the Carved Earth
Capitals of the Past
Sunrise in the Imperial City
Ancient Cities to Modern Palace
The Grand Palace Overture
A Personal Palace
- Witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the tremendous artistry that remains within Angkor Wat
- Explore the rich labyrinth of tunnels that make up the Cu Chi Tunnel complex
- Discover the separate imperial histories of Southeast Asia, from Hue to Angkor, and the Grand Palace grounds of Bangkok
- Witness the majesty of the natural landscape at Ha Long bay on a day cruise
- Experience the blend of culture between the modern and the traditional along the diverse neighborhoods of Hanoi
- Visit the revered Emerald Buddha image within the lavish gallery of Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok
Your discovery of the imperial cities of Southeast Asia begins with your arrival in the modern capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. The city is charismatic with its mixture of high-rises which connote contemporaneousness while its tree-fringed lake brings a sense of calm and tradition to the stretch of energetic neighborhoods. Tour through Hanoi to discover the history of the city that stretches back over a millennium. Experience the gregarious culture whether within the temples or the aromatic restaurants. The following day you will indulge in a day trip to Ha Long Bay where the limestone islands create a unique and wondrous landscape along the South China Sea.
Transfer to Hue where the imperial past of Vietnam is situated within the Old City. Travel along the Perfume River before visiting the tombs of past emperors, each constructing lavish architecture and artistry to commemorate their rule. Once in Ho Chi Minh City you will witness the commercial center of Vietnam. The streets are filled with an effortless buzz along the Saigon River. You find the range of history within the Reunification Palace and outside of the city at the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Once in Siem Reap, Cambodia you will spend two days traversing the celebrated temples of the Angkor complex, from Ta Prohm to Angkor Wat itself, each temple showcasing the history, grandeur, and dedication of the Khmer empire. Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand, a city known for its endless energy and where you can find the country’s rich history located at the heart of the Chao Phraya River. A tour along the momentous waterway brings you to the Grand Palace complex, filled with opulent architecture and majestic temples. From Bangkok you will be taken to the airport for your return flight home.
$3,007 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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