The Experience

On this journey, tour elegant Hanoi, overnight in a luxurious boat on Ha Long Bay, stroll the markets of Ho Chi Minh City, see the breathtaking ruins of Angkor Wat and discover energetic Bangkok. Day 1: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your colonial-style hotel. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Day 2: Hanoi | Asian Grace and Pace Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house, the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and the robust National Museum of Fine Arts. Later, travel by cyclo through the Old Quarter and see a traditional roi nuoc (water puppetry) performance. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi | Meals: B L Day 3: Ha Long Bay | Cua Van Fishing Village Travel to Ha Long Bay to board a luxury junk (boat) your accommodations for the night and sail through this magical bay, enjoying a swim or a guided hike. Later, visit Cua Van, the oldest fishing village in Ha Long Bay, and meet third-generation fishermen. ‘Halong Ginger’ | Meals: B L D Day 4: Ha Long Bay | Art By Nature Greet the sunrise with a tai chi lesson on deck followed by a sail to a limestone grotto. Return overland to Hanoi before flying to Danang, where you are welcomed at a new beachfront resort on Son Tra Peninsula. InterContinental Danang Resort | Meals: B L Day 5: Danang to Hoi An | Silk Trade Visit the lovely traditional town of Hoi An, including the Old House of Tan Ky, the Fujian Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Enter a local home to see how silkworms are raised, and then visit the workshop of a local lantern artist. InterContinental Danang Resort | Meals: B L Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City | Vibrant Saigon Fly to evocative Ho Chi Minh City where you visit Quan Am Pagoda, Binh Tay Market and Cholon, the city,™s Chinatown. InterContinental Asiana Saigon | Meals: B Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City | Cu Chi Tunnels Travel to the countryside to explore the expansive Cu Chi Tunnel network, a key Vietcong resource during the Vietnam War. Later, see the city’s Central Post Office, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Opera House. InterContinental Asiana Saigon | Meals: B L Days 8-10: Siem Reap, Cambodia | Ruins of Angkor Wat Fly to charming Siem Reap, the town nearest to the breathtaking ruins of Angkor Wat. Set off with your guide to explore Bayon Temple, the Elephant and Leper King Terraces, and Ta Prohm temple, which you experience at sunrise before other visitors arrive. Discover the less-visited Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre as well as treasures at the Angkor National Museum. On your last day, watch the sunrise over the main temple of Angkor Wat. Later, visit Tonle Sap Lake to observe its local floating villages. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor | Meals: B (Day 8); B L (Days 9-10) Day 11: Bangkok, Thailand | City of Life Fly to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The remainder of your day is at leisure, with the option to enjoy your complimentary spa credit. The Peninsula Bangkok | Meals: B Day 12: Bangkok | Chao Phraya River Travel by boat through the klongs, an ancient yet still-vital system of canals off the Chao Phraya River. This afternoon, take a tuk-tuk ride around the sprawling grounds of the Grand Palace. Next, visit Wat Pho temple, with its gilded Reclining Buddha and the musical sound of coins dropping into brass offering bowls. The Peninsula Bangkok | Meals: B Day 13: Depart Bangkok Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight. Meals: B

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