Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
2013 / 2014
14 days from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Step back in history as you explore Cambodia and Vietnam on this amazing cruise vacation. Enjoy a 7-night cruise along the Mekong River, discover the ancient ruins of Angkor, visit some of the countries’ historical treasures, behold spectacular scenery, and learn about different cultures. This is a journey like no other! Cambodia and Vietnam have a long history and on this tour, you’ll see some of the historical sights, including the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam—a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong—and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia—a former high school that housed over 17,000 prisoners. Learn about the culture with a private Apsara dance performance in Siem Reap, a lecture on Buddhism in Udong, an opportunity to partake in a traditional water blessing given by local monks in Kampong Cham, and a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City. A highlight of this tour is a visit to the temples at Angkor in Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See many of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century. Words and photos simply cannot describe these amazing structures. They must be visited in person! Ancient ruins, historic sights, and an opportunity to learn about new cultures, activities, and religions—this cruise vacation has it all!