On this fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand 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!</BR></BR>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 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 will 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 an overnight cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay. </BR></BR>No visit 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! </BR></BR>In Luang Prabang, visit a local village to see how they make traditional rice paper and 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). In Thailand, 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. Plus, you’ll spend time in Bangkok, where you’ll visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which housed the massive reclining Buddha measuring some 49 feet tall and 151 feet long. </BR></BR>All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling Southeast Asia vacation!
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 dinnerDANANGSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit China Beach and the Cham MuseumHOI AN Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cruise on the Thu Bon River; [LF] fishing lesson with a local fisherman; walking tour of the city; visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hallHUESightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs of Nguyen Emperors, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, and Royal Tomb of Tu DucHANOISightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature, and Hanoi Hilton; [LF] take a “cyclo” ride; walking tour in the Old Quarter; [LF] water puppets performanceHA LONG BAYOvernight cruise on the baySIEM REAP Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm; [LF] Apsara dance performanceLUANG PRABANGSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Wat Visoun, the Royal Palace Museum, and a local village; Host service during your stayCHIANG MAISightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Wat Phra Singh, Wat Doi Suthep, an elephant training camp, and an orchid farm; Host service during your stayBANGKOK 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
American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 7 dinners including a welcome dinner in Ho Chi Minh City and a farewell dinner show in Siem Reap
NOTE: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.