Tours Of Cambodia And Laos – Our popular introduction to this trio of Southeast Asian countries has been a travel and study favorite for over 20 years. Sail among the stunning limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. Explore the beautiful golden Buddhist temples in the forests of Laos and meet the local villagers along the Mekong River. In Cambodia, visit the huge Angkor complex, a monument to Cambodia’s past and the power of the Khmer Empire.
As we explore the region’s rich culture and natural beauty, we also delve into its turbulent history, recent reforms and current events. Enjoy meetings with non-profit organizations and local universities, as well as specially arranged visits to museums and other attractions.
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Margo Horne discusses the role of women and families in Southeast Asia, the history of traditional medicine, health systems, and the response to the pandemic in each country we visit.
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Begin our epic journey with a comprehensive view of Vietnam – from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi via the beautiful Hai Van Pass. Visit Ha Long Bay where we spend the night floating among the limestone karsts. Spend four nights in sleepy Laos before heading to Cambodia to explore ruined jungle temples. Finish the adventure with an overnight stay in glitzy Bangkok.
From top to bottom, we take care of every detail so you can enjoy a carefree, stress-free trip.
Average January temperatures in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia range from the low 50s (°F) to the high 80s, with humidity above 70%. While all the hotels, ships and buses included in this program are air-conditioned, other traditional means of transport and most of the museums, temples, pagodas and ruins we visited are not.
“The trip was a wonderful combination of intellectual stimulation and cultural enrichment — all within a world-class travel experience. We appreciated each of our guides and the special and unique opportunities to meet local experts.”
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This trip includes seven domestic flights necessary to cover long distances. We travel by air-conditioned coach for most of our tours to each country, the longest being approximately three hours from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay.
We consider this a moderate effort program. Participants must be able to walk unaided for long distances (typically two to three hours) on uneven, unpaved surfaces; narrow stairs up and down; and from high limits in high heat and humidity. In some cases, such as ruins, stairs are uneven or have no handrails. All participants must be physically fit, active and healthy.
The price of your trip includes meals, accommodation, tours and excursions as well as a comprehensive educational program. Read on for a full list of what’s included.
A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to reserve a spot in this program. The final payment is due 120 days before the start of the program. The deposit and any fees are refundable, up to 120 days before the start of the program, a cancellation fee of $500 per person. After this date, refunds will only be possible if the program is sold out and you resell your seats; in this case, a cancellation fee of USD 1000 per person will be charged. Immerse yourself in beautiful Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Travel to the hills of Sapa and visit Halong Bay before heading to charming Hoi An. Visit Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, before discovering the traditions of Laos in Luang Prabang.
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Enjoy a night cruise on the breathtaking Halong Bay, known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands covered in rainforest.
Travel to Laos to discover the beautiful colonial center of Vientiane. Continue the journey north through the beautiful countryside to Vang Vieng. Visit beautiful Luang Prabang and experience the life of a Buddhist monk. Join the locals to watch a game of pétanque and visit Quang Si Waterfalls. Natural pools formed by cascading waterfalls provide the perfect spot for a dip or the perfect backdrop for a relaxing morning in the middle of the jungle. Photo by Craig McBay.
From the moment you arrive in the historic city of Hanoi, Vietnam, you will be truly immersed in the traditions and culture. See two sides of Vietnamese life as we explore the 200-year-old city of Hanoi, where you can sip a cup of tea and chat with a local family. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the stunning hills and rice paddies that surround you as you travel to the beautiful Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa. Photo by Zoe Francis.
Enter the gates of Angkor Temples, Siem Reap. Explore the fortified city of Angkor Thom and, of course, the stunning Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a Khmer cooking class with a local family. Travel to Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, and discover its vibrant floating villages. Explore Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, by rickshaw. Visit the Thorny Fields, a stark reminder of Pol Pot’s regime, and the famous Tuol Sleng with its 21st watch. Photo by Dennis Bunnick.
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Hoi An will seduce you with its charm. Stroll the charming streets, visit a traditional house and take part in an aromatic cooking class. It is compared to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the largest in Vietnam. Explore Ben Tre province in the Mekong region, observe daily life on the banks and stop at a family-run coconut processing plant. The journey continues to Vung Tau, home of the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. Visit the former base of the Nui Dat Task Force, the Long Tan Cross Monument and the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Photo by Dennis Bannick.
Visit a colorful local market before taking a short cruise down the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School on the banks for a delicious and informative cooking class.
Get off the beaten path and discover the best food joints in Saigon. On a Vespa trip, we will taste authentic Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals.
Take a Khmer cooking class with a local family and learn about their food habits and beliefs. We enjoy our creations while having dinner overlooking the lily pond.
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Learn about Buddhist culture, architecture, and temple etiquette during a private guided tour from a former monk or novice.
Join the locals and experience the flavors and traditions of Laos during a game of pétanque and a traditional dinner.
Welcome to Hanoi and Vietnam, a country full of stunning scenery and a fascinating culture that offers a unique blend of East and West. Hanoi is certainly a vibrant city, but it still retains the mystery and charm of centuries past and its French colonial influence with its narrow streets and traditional shops that invite exploration. Many beautiful public spaces, lakes, parks, avenues and monuments give the city elegance and harmony with nature.
On a half-day trip to the village of Long Thuong, home to a community of bronze smiths since the 13th century, we’ll discover another side of Hanoi. Explore the countryside and watch as families make a range of products including incense burners and flower vases.
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Walking along the rice fields, we reach the nearby village of Nom, which has a 200-year history. We will explore narrow cobblestone paths, see ancient houses, and have tea with a local villager. Learn about local life and the traditions that define this community.
This evening we will see the cultural extravaganza “The Quintessence of Tonki”. This look shows the typical elements of Vietnamese culture in a traditional and innovative way. The entire show is performed in water and includes a spectacular light show with water puppets. Local farmers from the Quoc Oai region and their families studied for two years to make the show a reality.
An early start this morning as we discover Hanoi as the city wakes up, a great way to see how the locals start their day. Our tour begins at the photogenic flower market and continues to the old quarter – an interesting network of narrow streets and shops, also known as “36 Streets”. Each street is named after the products traditionally sold there: from textiles and handicrafts to medicine and tombstones. It’s also a great time of day to take a stroll along the magnificent Hoan Kiem Lake, which is coming to life – a popular spot among locals for practicing tai chi exercises in the peaceful half-light to promote health and longevity. We can simply observe these practitioners or join them ourselves. Today’s breakfast includes traditional Vietnamese banh mi, followed by a visit to a local cafe.
Our orientation tour will witness the unique sights of the city and include Long Bien Bridge, St. Joseph Church and Hanoi Grand Opera House. We will then visit the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (exterior only), the beautiful Presidential Palace (exterior only) and the neighboring traditional Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts, where the former Prime Minister lived. From 1954 to 1969. We also see a single-pillared pagoda.