2020: Simply Vietnam with Laos & Cambodia (2717)
19 days from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap
With their long histories, interesting cultures, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos offer something for everyone. On this Southeast Asia tour, you'll overnight in Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha National Park, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap. Begin in Luang Prabang, itself a UNESCO Heritage Site, where you'll ascend Mount Phousi for beautiful views of the city and the Mekong River. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see sites, including Luang Prabang's Wat Xieng Thong, a 16th-century temple featuring Buddhist art and architecture; Hanoi's One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hue's Forbidden Purple City, the emperor's residence constructed in 1804; Hoi An's Thien Mu Pagoda; and Phnom Penh's Royal Palace. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you'll get to explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam's gorgeous sights and destinations via the water. Cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world's most amazing scenery. You'll sail by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. In Phong Nha National Park, a boat ride on the Son River takes you to Phong Nha Cave. Enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you'll pass unspoiled countryside. A highlight of this Southeast Asia tour are the spectacular ruins at Angkor, including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Angkor Thom; and 10th-century Banteay Srei Temple, known for its intricate decorations. These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Southeast Asia. Designed for savvy, value-minded travelers, it's a dream vacation!
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2019
- 19 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Luang Prabang||Welcome to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your hotel room is available for a mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Luang Prabang||Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your morning by ascending MOUNT PHOUSI for beautiful views over the city and Mekong River. Then, walk through the historic town center stopping at WAT MAI, famous for its 5-tiered roof built in the traditional style of Luang Prabang. You will also visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM and WAT XIENG THONG, often thought to be the most beautiful wat, or monastery, in the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore further. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Luang Prabang||A full day at your leisure. Perhaps consider an excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls or a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Your Local Host can help with suggestions. (B)|
|Day 4||Hanoi||Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)|
|Day 5||Hanoi||Today's included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city's highlights, including the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and ONE PILLAR PAGODA, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi's famed WATER PUPPETS. (B,D)|
|Day 6||Ha Long Bay||Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam's favorite destinations, and board your DAY CRUISE through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island. (B,L)|
|Day 7||KE BANG NATIONAL PARK||Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of park. (B,D)|
|Day 8||KE BANG NATIONAL PARK||This morning, take a BOAT RIDE on the Son River to PHONG NHA CAVE, famous for its rock formations with names like the 'Lion' and the 'Buddha.' The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Hue||Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY, modeled after Beijing's famed Forbidden CIty. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns. (B)|
|Day 10||Hoi An||Begin today with a visit to pretty THIEN MU PAGODA, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF MINH MANG, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An. (B,L)|
|Day 11||Hoi An||Start today with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely WALKING TOUR through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 12||Ho Chi Minh City||Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions. (B)|
|Day 13||Ho Chi Minh City||Today's sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the REUNIFICATION PALACE and the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, as well as the Chinese district. (B)|
|Day 14||Ho Chi Minh City||Today, visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels. (B)|
|Day 15||Phnom Penh||Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city. (B)|
|Day 16||Siem Reap||Today's sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap. (B)|
|Day 17||Siem Reap||Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King. (B,L)|
|Day 18||Siem Reap||Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. (B)|
|Day 19||Siem Reap||Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel.Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $934. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Luang Prabang/Hanoi; Hanoi/Dong Hoi; Danang/Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh/Siem Reap. Air prices were effective on August 14, 2019, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement: $760 to $895Triple Room Reduction per person:$50 to $65Extra Nights per person in Siem Reap:in single room $86; in twin room $49; in triple room $41Extra Nights per person in Luang Prabang:January-March & October-December 30: in single room $140; in twin room $75; in triple room $64April-September: in single room $102; in twin room $56; in triple room $492021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2020.
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