Visit a local family home to celebrate Baci ceremony. Dinner including local specialities
Explore Halong Bay and overnight stay in refurbished junk boat
Visit UNESCO world heritage sites including picnic lunch at the Angkor temples
Tour the night markets of Saigon, cafes and local music
Overnight sleeper train experience
Visit tribal homes and markets. Mix and mingle with ethnic tribes.
Great photo opportunities of tribals in their traditional dresses
Enjoy cyclo ride through Hanoi’s local markets
First class & best available Hotels, Junk boat with private bath/ shower
Most meals- many deliciously authentic dining experiences
Smaller Group Camaraderie- maximum 16 participants
Welcome and Farewell dinners accompanied by local music and dance presentation
Accompanying Expert Travel Director-hands on to take care of all services and deliver seamless, magical experiences throughout.
All transfers and sightseeing tours, excursions as per tour itinerary
Services of local English-speaking guide on sightseeing tours & excursions
All entrance fees, guide fees etc.
Bottled water on tours
2021, 2022 & 2024 – Mar. 31 to Apr. 17, 2023– Apr. 1 to 18
18 Days Visiting:VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Hanoi, Halong Bay, Laocai & Sapa. LAOS: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, (ethnic minorities), CAMBODIA: Phnom Penh & Siem Reap.
The allure of Southeast Asia is in the unexpected blend of stunning pagodas and romantic colonial architecture; the colorful cacophony of market streets where silks and silver are sold next to cilantro and roasted fish; the terraced rice fields and timeless villages. Walk the historic streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. For lovers of the great outdoors, there is boat cruises through Halong Bay and along the Mekong River. Board a traditional-style Chinese junk for a cruise on Vietnam’s magnificent Ha Long Bay, discovering the karst landscape by kayak. Explore caves and waterfalls in the jungles surrounding Laos’ beautiful Luang Prabang. In Cambodia Phnom Penh offers then chance to understand the country’s culture and history. No trip would be complete without visiting Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex – it really is one of the wonders of the world. Explore the sprawling temple complexes of the Angkor Empire on an in-depth discovery of the historic sites and countryside of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
ACTC TOURS SPECIAL FEATURES:
Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey is amongst the biggest and colorful celebrations of all festivals. Cambodian practice & celebrate the new year to reinforce their beliefs about heaven, earth, and hell, good and bad karma, which they believed to have inherited from past life. Traditionally, Khmer New Year is celebrated for three days. On these three days, pagodas are decorated with colorful religious flags. Locals wear beautiful traditional dress & prepare food offering for the monks. In the evenings youngsters participate in traditional games, dancing or watch Khmer play.
Baci Ceremony: Baci is a ceremony to celebrate a special event, whether a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. In our case it is celebrated to wish us safe travels. Join a Laotian family at their home in Luang Prabang for a Buddhist Baci ceremony, followed by a dinner of local specialties.
Lamvong Dance: Enjoy beautiful classical and folk dances, and take part in Laos’ social dance “Lamvong” with the local people. Try some local Laotian food such as sticky rice, local canapés & tea.
Spend the night onboard a traditional style wooden junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay, and set out in kayaks to explore secluded lagoons and beaches.
See Angkor’s spectacular temples and enjoy a picnic lunch among the ruins
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