Indulge in your immersive experience of the exotic and compelling, the tropical and the inspiring during your custom tailored exploration of Vietnam and Bali’s highlights. Discover exquisite flowers and myriads of temples and then float down the famous Mekong River and traverse the meandering Cu Chi Tunnels. The ancient legends blend with contemporary culture, and old streets are accentuated by modern luxuries. From French colonial Cathedrals to white sand beaches, bustling spice markets to coffee...
Saigon – Arrive in Saigon with an Introductory Tour of the Bustling City
Saigon is filled with life that buzzes along the streets as the culture pulsates with forward moving energy. Luxury hotels and high-rises soar above the central walkways and frame trendy boutique stores and traditional markets. Alleyways have a sense of timelessness embellished by the scent of burning incense that emanates from the hidden temples as the city effortlessly blends its past and present in a celebratory collage. Your private transfer will meet you at Tan Son Nhat International Airport upon your arrival to take you along the roadways and walkways that border the banks of the Saigon River, which stretches 140 miles before reaching the South China Sea.
The Fine Arts Museum stands inside a 1920s colonial-era building that is decorated with yellow and white fixtures and embellished with exuberant tiles and stained glass. Sculptures of Buddha and Vishnu carved out of wood and stone date back to as early as the 7th century as the aroma of ground ginger and cardamom linger in the air around Binh Tay Market. The marketplace was originally constructed in the 1880s after the arrival of the French, and food vendors produce enticing bowls of pho, along with seductive barbecue as they fan the flames beneath their grill to tempt passersby with their fantastic food. Your first taste of Saigon will come in the form of the sweet and bitter combination of Vietnamese coffee, which traditionally allows condensed milk to drip slowly into the strong, black brew until turning the coffee creamy, thick, and sweet.
Saigon – Enjoy a Half-Day Tour of Saigon’s Cultural and Colonial Past
Saigon – Relish the Countryside and Architecture on a Mekong River Tour
Nusa Dua – Transfer from Captivating Saigon to Enchanting Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua – Delight in a Full Day Tour of Bali’s Temples and Rice Terraces
Nusa Dua – Discover the Splendors of Bali with the Day at your Leisure
Nusa Dua – Experience a Rafting Excursion and Elephant Safari Park
Nusa Dua – Explore Gunung Kawi Temple, Mount Batur, and a Dance Class
Nusa Dua – Depart for Home
- Discover the unique terraces and shrines of the Taman Ayun temple complex
- Visit the emerald tiers of the iconic Balinese rice terraces at Jatiluwih Valley
- Traverse the infamous and historical Cu Chi Tunnels outside of Saigon, Vietnam
- Enjoy a thrilling half-day rafting excursion down the Ayung River to view hidden waterfalls, limestone cliffs, and captivating jungle terrain
- Immerse yourself in the majestic pools, ponds, and fountains adorning Gunung Kawi Temple
- Learn the specific movements involved in blending myth and history with a dance class recounting the Barong and Keris legend
- Witness the remarkable French colonial structures of Saigon
- Drift down the famous Mekong River outside of Saigon to visit the town of My Tho and wander the walkways of the Vinh Trang Temple complex
- Experience the excitement of meeting Asian elephants up close during your visit to the Elephant Safari Park
Experience beauty and culture, vibrant lifestyle and historical architecture on your 9-day excursion through Vietnam and Bali. Your flight will land at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Saigon, where you will begin your journey. Your private transfer will meet you upon arrival and escort you to a luxurious hotel with contemporary luxury while overlooking historical neighborhoods. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city as your visit the bustling stalls of the Binh Tay Market, a historical marketplace fashioned by the French. The next morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you through an engaging half-day tour of the city beginning with the Reunification Palace and moving onward to the Jade Pagoda and Central Post Office.
In the afternoon, you will venture outside of the city to traverse a portion of the Cu Chi Tunnels, where the Vietcong hid and maneuvered during the Vietnam War. The next day, visit the town of My Tho, located on the banks of the Mekong River. Explore Vinh Trang Pagoda and cruise on a local boat to the various islands on the waterway to experience the culture firsthand. Your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight to Bali, Indonesia. Your flight will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport, and you will make your way to a lavish resort-style hotel that overlooks the beaches of Nusa Dua. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the sandy coastline or visit the famous Water Blow.
Continue as your guide will lead you on a fabulous tour of Bali’s remarkable culture. Begin with the shrines at the Taman Ayun Temple complex, and then traverse the markets and lakeshores around Bedugul Village and then explore the stunning emerald steps of the Jatiluwih rice terraces before returning to Nusa Dua. The next day is at your leisure to discover the island lifestyle as you desire. Bask in the tropical sun on a secluded beach or venture to the Goa Gajah Temple to view the remarkable icons carved into the cliffs.
The following day, you will take to the mountains for a half-day rafting excursion along the Ayung River. In the afternoon, you can continue to the Elephant Safari Park to visit with Asian elephants and enjoy the jungle terrain. Discover the thrills of the jungle with a tour of the Gunung Kawi pools and 11th-century shrines, and then visit the crater lake at Mount Batur and partake in a private dance lesson to learn the particular movements of the traditional Barong and Keris dance. Conclude the next day as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel in Nusa Dua and escort you to the airport for your flight home.
$1,705 per person (excluding international flights)
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