History is filled with romance, from the artistry of ancient architecture to the stunning landscapes carved and preserved with time. Witness the serenity of towering ancient temples hidden within lush jungles. Drift along the Mekong River where culture thrives within vibrant floating markets. On this custom tailored tour you will find the charm of small towns and the grandeur of big cities, the connection of tradition and modernity and the intricacies and magnificence of ancient culture. There...
Ho Chi Minh City – Around Lush Banks
Your Vietnam vacation begins in Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon. The city buzzes with an energy that seems all at once chaotic and charming, somehow graceful and planned, where the romance of history fills the streets; local people dressed in white button-down shirts and large conical hats roam through the streets on bicycles, while collections of motorbikes are intermixed within the bustling traffic. The mixture of a millennia of culture within the still-standing French Colonial architecture becomes a delightful experience as you are met at the airport by a private transfer and taken to your accommodation.
The centrally located hotel brings you the ecstasy of the city that whirls with the mixture of past and present, alive with both tradition and modernity. The spacious rooms allow you to you relax in style and comfort with a view of the drifting city below, where the luxuries of personalized service come easily to the staff. The nearness of some of Ho Chi Minh City’s fabulous landmarks, such as the Ben Thanh Market, is a short walk away. The scent of lemon grass and chili unravel throughout the evening and you begin to feel a welcomed comfort within the marvelous romance of someplace new.
Ho Chi Minh City – The Past, Present, and Future
Ho Chi Minh City – Passion Around the Countryside
Mekong Delta – Serene Along the Mekong
Mekong Delta – Taking to the Water and Sky
Phnom Penh – Crossing Through
Phnom Penh – Silver and Royals
Battambang – Regal Pasts and Charm
Battambang – Witnessing the Arts
Siem Reap – The Beautiful Seclusion
Siem Reap – The Temple Lights
Siem Reap – Finding Charismatic Stone
Siem Reap – Finding the Delta’s End
- Visit the incredible temples of the Angkor Wat complex that illuminate an incredible past civilization
- Explore the modernity of Ho Chi Minh City that continues to maintain a connection to its sensational past
- Wander through the famous Cu Chi Tunnels known for their complexity and size
- Enjoy a river cruise down the Mekong Delta to witness the persisting culture that has lived beside the waterway
- Witness the classic capital of Cambodia at Oudong, where the architecture continues to attract and delight visitors
- Experience the charm of Battambang and its surrounding villages and ancient temples
- Discover the remarkable architecture of the Caodaism church, along with the community’s prayers unique to the religion and region of Vietnam
Meet the romance of history on this 13-day tour through Vietnam and Cambodia that will give you the most lush landscapes and most vibrant pasts, from rising temples to sensational art, wondrous waterways to capital cities. Your private guides will show you the splendor of the past, present, and future hidden within the local streets or rising along the hidden churches. Be guided through the vibrant markets and let the sensual colors of the food and the countryside blend in with the soothing comforts of your luxurious hotels.
Your romantic getaway begins with your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. The energetic streets wrap around you and bring effervescence to your first day. Tour through the city’s extravagant history, from the Big Market to the Giac Vien Pagoda. The following day your private guide will lead you to the fantastic Caodaism church, where the splendid architecture is truly one of a kind. Later in the day you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels that wind beneath the countryside as remnants and reminders of modern history.
Once along the Mekong Delta you will notice the grand landscapes set beside the riverbanks, along with the luster of the morning floating market. Your visit to a fruit plantation will be sweet and delicious before settling in Can Tho for the evening. The next day will take you further afield, through the floating markets and onto the sensational views and temples of Sam Mountain, where the glistening landscape mixes with the cavernous temple filled with a treasury dedicated to Buddha. Once aboard the Blue Cruiser you will find yourself over the border of Vietnam and in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Exploring the city on a private tour brings you the elegance of the French colonial architecture and the pleasantly palmed walkway of the riverside colonnade, while the history of the city and the country remains visible. In the morning you will come to Oudong, the once Imperial City of Cambodia where the beauty of the stupas adds to the luster of the surrounding forest it hovers above. In Battambang you will experience the charm of the town that carries itself like a city but feels like a village. The surroundings are filled with splendid temples and a tremendous past not to be missed. Journey through the countryside to make your way to Siem Reap where the famed temples of the Angkor complex shine.
From Angkor Thom to the Terrace of the Elephants and the grand main temple of Angkor Wat, you will discover the worth of unimaginative wonder. The temple of Banteay Srei is filled with such intricate detail that you could find yourself in awe of its coloration and inspired by its artistry. While visiting the remaining temples of Angkor, including the famous Ta Phrom, you will find the elegance of the past mixed with the passion of the architecture, bringing ardor to the day, to your journey, and to one another before venturing homeward.
$3,037 per person (excluding international flights)
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