On this fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. It’s a holiday of a lifetime!
As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. In vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, explore the city on a walking tour and visit the bustling Ben Thanh Market for a chance to hone your bargaining skills! Venture outside the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong. Visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc in Hue and in Hoi An, take a walking tour and meet a local fisherman for a fishing lesson, where you’ll learn how to use a traditional round fishing net, known as a “ro”—a Globus exclusive! Explore Hanoi by cyclo, take a walking tour through the fascinating Old Quarter, and see a performance of the famed Water Puppets. Top off your journey through Vietnam with a cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay.
No tour to Southeast Asia would be complete without time at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Words and photos simply can’t describe these amazing structures. They must be visited in person! Beyond the temples, enjoy some free time to explore this charming town on your own and witness a traditional Apsara dance performance where Khmer culture comes to life—a special experience included by Globus!
In Thailand, you’ll spend time in Bangkok and visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which houses the massive reclining Buddha measuring some 49 feet tall and 151 feet long. Also visit Chiang Mai’s Wat Doi Suthep, a temple at 3,464 feet above sea level that draws Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. In Luang Prabang, take in beautiful views of the city from the top of Mount Phousi. Time on your own gives you the opportunity to witness an almsgiving ceremony, where Buddhist monks walk through the streets to collect alms (offerings of food).
All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling Southeast Asia holiday!