Duration: 13 Days
What’s the most important thing to bring on a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia? Your bargaining skills! The art of haggling is a must at the bustling markets of Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City where you can negotiate everything from luxurious silk to colourful ceramics to a tasty bowl of pho. The number one rule of thumb—always be willing to walk away. Luckily, there’s so much to walk toward on this colourful tour of Southeast Asia, including the fascinating wartime tunnels of Cu Chi, a fishing lesson on the Thu Bon River, and a breezy city cyclo ride around vibrant Hanoi. The picturesque pagodas of Hue and Hanoi are just a taste of what’s to come at the mystical temples of Angkor. Inside the “City of the God Kings,” you’ll find the architecturally magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat delightfully much more than you bargained for.
Small Group Discoveries Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travellers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted holiday, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small Group Discovery holiday is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
HO CHI MINH CITY Walking tour along Dong Khoi Street past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visits to the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Free time this afternoon before a welcome dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
HO CHI MINH CITY Scenic drive outside of the city to visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Ho Chi Minh City with a dinner cruise on the Saigon River. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
HO CHI MINH CITY Fly to Danang. DANANG Visit China Beach. Drive to Hoi An. HOI AN Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,D)
HOI AN Thu Bon River cruise includes a fishing lesson by a local fisherman. Walking tour includes visits to an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, a Chinese Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
DANANG Visit the Cham Museum. Scenic drive north over Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) en route to Hue. HUE Visit the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. (B,L
HUE Visit to the Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors includes Khai Dinh Mausoleum and the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc. Fly to Hanoi. HANOI Free time this evening. (B)
HANOI Visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the Hanoi Hilton. Cyclo ride through the city. Walking tour through the Old Quarter. Dinner includes a performance by the renowned Hanoi Water Puppets. (B,L,D)
HANOI Scenic drive through the countryside en route to Hon Gai (gateway to Ha Long Bay). HA LONG BAY Afternoon cruise on Ha Long Bay (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the caves and secluded bays. (B,L)
HA LONG BAY Drive to Hanoi and fly to Siem Reap. SIEM REAP Free time this evening. (B
SIEM REAP Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. (B,L)
SIEM REAP Visit Banteay Srai and Ta Prohm Temples. Traditional Khmer Apsara dance performance. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)