|Day 1 ||-4 Phnom Penh, Cambodia |
Begin in Cambodia’s capital city, touring the Royal Palace and the Genocide Museum showing the dark days of the Khmer Rouge. Fly to Siem Reap for a two-night stay.
|Day 5 ||The Fabled Temples of Angkor Wat |
Discover the archaeological masterpieces of Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom, which sprawl to twice the size of Manhattan. It includes mysterious Banyon Temple with hundreds of giant smiling stone faces, the fortified city of Angkor Tom, and exotic Ta Prohm, a jungle-bound temple. The day’s highlight is stunning Angkor Wat. Watch the setting sun light its temple walls.
|Day 6 ||&7 Ancient Floating Villages, Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels |
Travel through scenic countryside to Tonle Sap Lake for a boat cruise to the floating villages dotting the lake where you will meet those who live on the water. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) for a two-night stay. View the sophisticated city’s French colonial past and vibrant future on a guided tour which includes time at a crafts market and shopping street. Explore the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast underground maze housing thousands of Viet Cong fighters.
|Day 8 ||& 9 Lovely Hoi An & a Culinary Lesson at a Farming Village |
Fly to Da Nang, a South China Sea port. Stay two nights in picturesque Hoi An, a World Heritage Site. Discover its ancient past on a walking tour through its enchanting Old Quarter. Take a boat trip to an island village where families specialize in traditional woodworking and boat-building.Visit an organic farming village to walk through the fields, and see how traditional farming methods yield organic crops. Enjoy a culinary lesson and a lunch of locally produced food.
|Day 10 ||& 11 The Imperial City of Hue |
Spend two nights in Hue, the lovely former Imperial capital. Tour the city and take a rickshaw ride through the French Quarter. Cruise the beautiful Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, with its seven successive tiers, each dedicated to Buddhist enlightenment.
|Day 12 ||& 13 Halong Bay & Hanoi |
Fly to Hanoi, staying overnight on the banks of Halong Bay. Take a full day cruise through the Bay, one of the most world’s most breathtaking places, a UNESCO Heritage site, and a “New Seven Natural Wonders of the World” with over 3000 islands. Spend three nights in Hanoi.
|Day 14 ||-16 Hanoi |
Tour Vietnam’s vibrant capital which still bears evidence of its French colonial past. Walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, an area of ancient, winding streets where you can find silk, silver or antiques. Tour ancient So Village where life has not changed for hundreds of years.
Fly from Hanoi to Taipei, Taiwan then San Francisco. Return by
motorcoach to San Joaquin County.