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Halong Bay, Angkor Wat & the Best of Southeast Asia

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Cultural Walking Tour

10 DaysStarting at $6,495

Overview

Most tourists never see Halong Bay in the morning. They miss the fishing junks sliding past limestone spires that thrust from the turquoise water. They can't imagine how the scent of fresh coffee hangs in the air as eagles float overhead. It's an extravagant sensory moment possible only because we spend the night on the water…on a luxury junk. And it's just one unique event we'll share with you in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Of course we visit the great cities of Indochina. But we also stop at the simple homestead of a rice farmer…meet the enormous residents of a Laotian elephant preserve…wander the temples of Angkor with an expert guide…and stay in Indochina’s finest hotels and resorts. Along the way, you’ll wind your way through exotic markets, eat truly remarkable local specialties, and experience the traditional cultures you only find if you approach the region like a traveler, rather than a tourist.

Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.”
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Highlights

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• Walk along rice fields, meeting farmers in conical straw hats

• Ride a long-tail boat in the heart of the Mekong Delta

• Dine at one of Saigon's finest French restaurants

• Explore by rickshaw before visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels

• Shop the local market where the wares range from incense to flowers to betel nuts.

• Near Hanoi, walk on a countryside footpath from a pagoda through bamboo groves to visit children and their teacher at a local school 

• Explore Halong Bay, Vietnam’s eighth wonder of the world, with limestone islands that sweep like a dragon’s tail across the emerald green bay

• Learn to make spring rolls during a hands-on cooking instruction.

• Shop for fine ethnic handicrafts in Luang Prabang’s night market

• Participate in a moving ritual as barefoot monks walk silently for their morning alms

• Enter Angkor Wat through a gate known only to the locals

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Map

  • Starting Point:

    Saigon – 9:00 am – Lobby of The Reverie Saigon
  • Ending Point:

    Siem Reap – 12:30 pm – Lobby of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra
Itinerary Map

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won’t be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. Talk with one of our travel experts at 800-200-3887.

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Family Departure

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Internal Air

$895: This tour includes flights between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia for a supplemental cost. (price subject to change)

Why Choose Classic Journeys

We believe in creating authentic connections by immersing you into the history and culture of a people and place. So we find the most well-connected local guides who share their relationships and knowledge with us. And with them, we handcraft walking tours in cinematic settings that allow you to see the world on foot and at eye level.

It’s why Travel + Leisure magazine has named Classic Journeys as the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator multiple times, and the editors of T+L say, "Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe." Here’s what that access means for you every time you travel with us.

  • Experience the world on foot and at eye level. Each day, join your guide on the most cinematic footpaths in the region.
  • Exceptional full-time local guides who become your well-connected friend. Our amazing guides are with you throughout each day of the tour, share their lifelong connections as well as engaging anecdotes about the history and culture of the region.
  • Small groups that provide you unrivaled access. An average of fewer than 10 guests per departure means we can offer you special access to sites like Stonehenge so you experience the stone circle when it’s closed to the general public, a guided visit to Zion Narrows that other companies cannot arrange because of larger group sizes, and vineyard walks with a count and countess in Tuscany.
  • Award-winning hotels are waiting for you at the end of every day. Luxuriate in the finest and most distinctive accommodations in the region you’re exploring, including rainforest lodges, 16th century villas, and award-winning properties that show up on World’s Best and Gold lists.
  • Eat like (and with) the locals. Food is a foolproof way into the hearts, homes and history of the places you visit with us. From gourmet picnics to coveted local restaurants, our meals offer you opportunities to explore native food traditions and fine dining.
  • Handcrafted itineraries with all activities included. With our long-term friendships, we know our walking tour regions more personally than anyone else. So you get thoughtfully curated itineraries that combine explorations of the villages, organic farms, archeological sites and the people who know them best.
  • Sustainable travel that supports the places you’re visiting. We put our local currency into the pockets of the people who live where we travel. It’s your guarantee that you’ll have authentic, up-close experiences on your trip. Best of all, our person-to-person approach helps sustain their ways of life.

Accommodations

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Raffles Grand D’angkor

Rated as one of the world’s best places to stay, the Raffles Grand has been synonymous with Angkor Wat for 75 years. Guest rooms are appointed with Cambodian art and art deco furnishings. The state-of-the-art spa includes a 35-meter lap pool.

Avani Luang Prabang

A handsome and architecturally respectful luxury hotel, offering contemporary elegance in a prime location, just steps from the main street. Reflecting the fascinating fusion of the Laos’ cultural heritage with the current desires of a luxury traveler.

Emperor Cruises Legacy Halong Bay

Enjoy the stunning views of Halong Bay as you cruise in style on a luxury boat. Offering personalized service, spacious cabins with elegant decor, and refined cuisine, savor the unforgettable moments of this enchanting experience.

What’s Included

  • Award-winning boutique hotels and a luxury junk that provide you unlimited access to the people and places, culture and history you came to experience
  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  •  Full-time experienced guides who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
  •  Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip

Above & Beyond Benefits

Invisible Check-In

  • When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.

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