VIETNAM & CAMBODIA: A GRAND ADVENTURE WITH BANGKOK, CHIANG MAI & LUANG PRABANG (OVE7)
On this fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. In vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, explore the city on a walking tour and visit the bustling Ben Thanh Market for a chance to hone your bargaining skills! Venture outside the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong. Visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc in Hue and in Hoi An, take a walking tour and meet a local fisherman for a fishing lesson, where you’ll learn how to use a traditional round fishing net, known as a “ro”—a Globus exclusive! Explore Hanoi by cyclo, take a walking tour through the fascinating Old Quarter, and see a performance of the famed Water Puppets. Top off your journey through Vietnam with a cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay.
No tour to Southeast Asia would be complete without time at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Words and photos simply can’t describe these amazing structures. They must be visited in person! Beyond the temples, enjoy some free time to explore this charming town on your own and witness a traditional Apsara dance performance where Khmer culture comes to life—a special experience included by Globus!
In Thailand, you’ll spend time in Bangkok and visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which houses the massive reclining Buddha measuring some 49 feet tall and 151 feet long. Also visit Chiang Mai’s Wat Doi Suthep, a temple at 3,464 feet above sea level that draws Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. In Luang Prabang, take in beautiful views of the city from the top of Mount Phousi. Time on your own gives you the opportunity to witness an almsgiving ceremony, where Buddhist monks walk through the streets to collect alms (offerings of food).
All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling Southeast Asia vacation!
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With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade… we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
NGUYEN THANH PHONG
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
“My name is Phong and I’m passionate about travel, meeting people and learning and sharing different cultures. I received my Tourism Degree from the Saigon Tourist Training School and a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. I promise to take care of you during your stay and share my knowledge of this unique region’s history, local flavor and culture.”
DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING
HO CHI MINH CITY – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market; welcome dinner
DANANG – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit China Beach and the Cham Museum
HOI AN – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cruise on the Thu Bon River; fishing lesson with a local fisherman; walking tour of the city; visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall
HUE – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs of Nguyen Emperors, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, and Royal Tomb of Tu Duc
HANOI – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature, and Hanoi Hilton; take a “cyclo” ride; walking tour in the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
HA LONG BAY – Day cruise on the bay
SIEM REAP – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm; Apsara dance performance
BANGKOK – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha; Host service during your stay
CHIANG MAI – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Wat Phra Singh, Wat Doi Suthep, and Baan Tong Luang; Host service during your stay
LUANG PRABANG – Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Mount Phousi, the National Museum and Wat Xieng Thong; Host service during your stay
Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.