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Published Aug 6, 2022
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Imagine a setting of verdant rice paddies washed in shades of orange and pink as the glowing sun dips below the horizon: the gentle lap of turquoise waters surrounding towering karst islands; brightly clad monks walking barefoot through streets; falling in love with new foods and flavors you've never before tasted. These are just a few experiences you'll enjoy on our fully-guided small group tour through the jewels of Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
 
16 DAYS | 16 max guests
Fall 2022 - 2023 Departures Available
 
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Phnom Penh National Museum
 
 
Day 1-4
 
USA & Phnom Penh
 
Welcome to Cambodia! Tour the city's vibrant sights by Cyclo before exploring the Khmer-style statues and architecture of Wat Phnom, completed in 1317. Pay a respectful visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes then venture to the Champey Academy of Arts, a non-profit training in Cambodian traditional arts.
 
 
 
Angkor Thom Gate
 
 
Day 5-7
 
Siem Reap & Luang Prabang
 
Head to Siem Reap and learn about local life on the emerald shores of Lake Tonle Sap, SE Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Then, step back in time as you admire the ancient, intricately-carved ruins at Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 
 
Pak Ou Caves Buddhas
 
 
Day 8-10
 
Luang Prabang
 
From ancient palaces and ornate temples, explore the spiritual capital of Laos. Cruise the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Get hands-on as you take part in a special Laos Baci Ceremony. Rest, swim, and relax at the picturesque Kuang Si Waterfalls.
 
 
 
Halong Bay
 
 
Day 11-13
 
Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ho Chi Minh City
 
Explore the breadth and depth of Hanoi including temples, the acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum, and a foodie-inspired stroll through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Board your luxury ship for an overnight cruise through Halong Bay complete with cooking classes, beach lounging, Tai Chi lessons, and canoeing at Sang Toi Cave.
 
 
 
Cai Be Floating Market
 
 
Day 14-16
 
Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta & USA
 
Explore the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, including the iconic Saigon Central Post Office, finishing the day with a stunning sunset cruise along the Saigon River. Travel to the Mekong Delta and enjoy a private cruise to the floating markets. Finally, say goodbye to your new friends at a Farewell Dinner before returning to the USA.
 
 
 
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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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