Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand
Visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia to visit a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake and an ancient temple in Angkor Wat, and discover Thailand’s rich history and sacred temples in Bangkok.
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Day 1 Start tour
Day 2 Chào ông Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive late on Day 2 or early on Day 3
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City landmarks
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Ho Chi Minh City guided sightseeing tour
War Remnants Museum visitReunification PalaceSaigon Notre-Dame BasilicaCity Hall
Details: Vietnam War Cu Chi Tunnels visit
Hospitals, latrines, cafeterias, meeting rooms, hallways -- all underground. Anti-colonial forces began digging these tunnels in the 1930’s for resistance maneuvers against the French and Japanese, and continued to expand the 75-mile network during the Vietnam War. To escape American troops, they would stay underground for days or weeks at a time. Frustrated, American soldiers carpet bombed the entire area; large holes show the site of these explosions. Squeeze down the tiny tunnels, now a major tourist attraction.
Details: Ho Chi Minh City guided sightseeing tour
An elegant city built on marshland, the economic center of Vietnam, a metropolis of heavy Soviet architecture and sprawling American-style hotels. Ho Chi Minh City (still often called by its former name of Saigon) comfortably -- and profitably -- combines Vietnam's competing colonial influences. See French symbolism at the Notre Dame Cathedral and City Hall, either of which would look right at home on the Côte d'Azur. The War Remnants Museum looks unflinchingly at the wars with both the French and the Americans, and at the damage inflicted on the country and its residents during the wars. You can almost step back into that time at the Reunification Palace, preserved as it was on the morning of April 30, 1975, when South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam.
Day 4 Mekong Delta
Thoi Son Island visit
Mekong River jungle cruise
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City--Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap
Floating villages visit
View sunset at Angkor Wat
Details: Tonlé Sap Lake cruise
Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, cruise over the shimmering surface of Tonlé Sap Lake to see floating villages and observe the surroundings for rare wildlife; and watch agricultural traditions of harvesting, rice planting and cricket catching.
Details: Phnom Bakheng Hill
Phnom Bakheng is a Hindu and Buddhist temple in the form of a temple mountain. Dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman.
Day 6 Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom visit
Ta Prohm Temple visit
Old Market visit
Details: Angkor Wat guided sightseeing tour
Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC) and is the largest religious monument in the world. It is estimated that it took 30 years for construction to be completed. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.
Details: Bayon Temple visit
The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences. The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.
Day 7 Siem Reap--Bangkok
Travel to Bangkok via Poipet & Aranyaprathet
Day 8 Bangkok landmarks
Bangkok guided sightseeing tour
Grand Palace visitEmerald Buddha visitTemple of DawnWat Pho
Details: Bangkok guided sightseeing tour
Bangkok grew up from rather watery beginnings -- while the original temples and royal palaces were on dry ground, ordinary residences were on bamboo rafts on the river -- into a modern sprawling city. Old secrets and traditions still run deep within the city, however. The sacred Emerald Buddha, for instance, a tiny figure carved from glowing jade and considered to have miraculous powers, is a bit of a clothes horse. Thailand's kings have amassed a full wardrobe for the figure, including gold shawls for the winter and monastic robes for the rainy season. You can peek into his closet in the Grand Palace complex, which is a bit of a dandy itself -- one of the buildings is called "the foreigner with the Thai hat" because of its classical Western design topped by three-tiered Thai tower. A heartier Buddha resides at Wat Po, whose sacred image is 150 feet long (the Buddha's smile alone is 15 feet long). The picturesque spire of the Temple of the Dawn rises across the river. The colorful flower mosaics on the temple were created using bits of pottery donated by local residents.
Details: Chao Phraya River dinner cruise
Thailand's kings used to make annual processions down the Chao Phraya River, surrounded by an elaborate 51-boat entourage. The king's own boat was 150 feet long, carved from a single tree into the shape of a swan and covered with gold and glass mosaics, and required 54 men to row. We can't promise you such luxurious accommodations, but we can guarantee a beautiful ride down Bangkok's main river. Enjoy a Traditional Thai-style buffet dinner along the way. Thailand's celebrated cooking combines fresh vegetables, spicy chilies, sweet coconut milk, and splashes of lemon and lime to create outstanding noodle and rice dishes. Sample some of the best here!
Day 9 Kanchanaburi
Travel to Kanchanaburi via Nakhon Pathom
Kanchanaburi guided sightseeing tour
War Cemetery visitThailand-Burma Railway Centerthe River Kwai bridge
Details: Phra Pathom Chedi visit
Buddhism entered Thailand at Nakhon Pathom, Thailand's oldest town. The Phra Phathom Chedi (a stupa, or type of temple) commemorates the Buddha's stay here, and is therefore one of the most holy temples in the country. Shaped like an inverted bowl, the temple's spire reaches 400 feet into the air.
Details: Kanchanaburi guided sightseeing tour
During World War II, the Japanese invaders forced Allied prisoners of war to build a railway bridge connecting Thailand to Burma. The conditions and treatment of the prisoners were so harsh that thousands died during the project. Allied bombs destroyed the bridge, but a new bridge is still in operation. The history of the project is chronicled at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, and the seven-thousand dead are honored at the War Cemetery.
Day 10 End tour

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    Day 10 Start extension to Hua Hin
    Check into hotel in Hua Hin and start enjoying the beach
    Details: Travel to Khao Luang Cave in Phetchaburi
    Attain true enlightenment. Amid the dramatic stalagmites and stalactites of the Khao Luang Cave sits five golden Buddhas. A hole in the stone above lets sunlight stream in, illuminating the statues and creating an eerie, beautiful sight.
    Details: Khao Wang Palace visit
    Rising almost 300 feet over the surrounding towns, the "hill of temples" offers up temples, palaces, and. The Khao Wang Palace was the summer residence of King Rama IV, and its mix of European and Thai architecture reflects his wide travels and international outlook. He made sure to pass this cosmopolitanism on to his children by bringing in an English governess, a story immortalized by the musical "The King and I."
    Day 11 Hua Hin
    Transfer to Bangkok
    Details: Beach day
    Spend time relaxing in Hua Hin, Thailand's oldest beach resort.
    Day 12 End tour
    Map of Vietnam, Cambodia, & Thailand Educational Tour
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 8 overnight stays (10 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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