Goooooooood morning, Vietnam! Can’t you just hear the late, great Robin Williams exclaiming the famous line? You’ll be saying it, too…when you are enjoying this vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia. You’ll wake up and feel so excited that you’ll surely want to say, "Goooooooood morning, Vietnam!” One reason is because Monograms handles all the vacation details for you, so you just have to sit back and enjoy yourself. On this 12-day adventure, we’ve arranged your hotel accommodations for three nights each in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap and two nights each in Hoi An and Hanoi, as well as private guided sightseeing in each location, breakfast daily, three lunches, one dinner, an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, and transfers to/from your hotels to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights. Plus, in each city, an expert Local Host® is on hand and at your service to ensure your trip runs smoothly, to answer your questions, and to help you put your own personal stamp on your vacation. </BR></BR>In Ho Chi Minh City, you will receive a warm welcome from your Local Host and materials to help familiarize you with the city. Explore Ho Chi Minh City and beyond on private guided excursions, including a walking tour of the city’s historic landmarks, visits to the Reunification Palace and the poignant War Remnants Museum, and a half-day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which were used by the Viet Cong as a hideout during the war. There’s plenty of free time in the afternoons to do as you please. You may like to shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market or sample pho (noodle soup) or che (local dessert) at one of the many open-air restaurants. Your Local Host can make suggestions and help you make your selections.</BR></BR>A short flight whisks you north to Danang, tucked between mountains on one side and the South China Sea on the other. We transfer you to your hotel in nearby Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your private guided tour feature a cruise on Thu Bon River, where you’ll meet local fishermen who will explain their fishing methods and offer a fishing lesson. You’ll even have the chance to throw the traditional round fishing net yourself and see what you catch! Then, join the walking tour that visits an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, the Chinese assembly hall, and the graceful Japanese covered bridge. </BR></BR>On to Hanoi in the far northern section of the country. We set you up with a private guided tour focusing on Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. Visit his mausoleum and the cottage where he lived until his death. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda, one of the country’s most iconic temples; the Ho Chi Minh Museum; the European-style Presidential Palace; and the 11th-century Temple of Literature, home to the Imperial Academy, Vietnam’s first national university. </BR></BR>A private transfer takes you east to the Gulf of Tonkin for an overnight cruise on world-famous Ha Long Bay. Cruise past thousands of limestone pillars and explore the tunnels, caves, beaches, and floating villages dotted across the bay. Attend an onboard Vietnamese cooking demonstration, and do tai chi on the Sun Deck if you’re an early riser. </BR></BR>Finally, fly to Siem Reap in neighboring Cambodia for private guided sightseeing that introduces you to some of the world’s most incredible ancient ruins: the fantastically preserved Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple with its carved face images, the red sandstone Banteay Srei, and untouched Ta Prohm, where trunks and roots of massive trees can be seen growing over, around, and through the ruins. </BR></BR>This Monograms Flavors of Vietnam & Cambodia package delivers a rich overview of two incredible nations. Between the airport transfers, services of your Local Hosts, private guided sightseeing, overnight Ha Long Bay cruise, and private excursion to the Cambodian temple ruins, the only thing you have left to do is get out there and enjoy the journey! Add in all the time and hassles we save you, and you’ll wonder how you ever traveled any other way!

City Highlights

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Meals

American breakfast daily3 lunches1 dinner

Transportation

Private airport transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights; private vehicle transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and back; intra-vacation flights not included

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