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Meandering the Mekong

 

Meandering the Mekong

Highlights:

  • Ascend to the realm of the gods at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat*, a spectacular fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality.
  • Watch artisans create intricate stone and wood carvings, colorful basketry, lacquerware and silk garments in Siem Reap.
  • Learn how a workshop in Cambodia transforms its natural resources such as teas, coffee, cashews, lotus flowers, coconut oil, lemongrass, and Kampot peppers into an array of sustainable products.
  • Float gently by boat along the amazing lake and river system of Tonle Sap and see floating villages up close.
  • Feel the energy of Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon), a sprawling and electrifying metropolis with amazing contrasts. Glitzy restaurants and trendy bars can be seen next to roadside noodle stalls and wooden shops selling fruits and vegetables.
  • Dine on the Bonsai Junk Boat (an authentic Vietnamese vessel) for a memorable, two hour dinner cruise on the Saigon River.
  • Be mystified by Halong Bay* with its emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs.
  • Tour Hanoi’s vibrant food market with a chef, followed by a Vietnamese cooking class. Learn secrets to creating sumptuous Vietnamese cuisine at home.
  • Enjoy a water puppet show, a fantastic art form originating in North Vietnam, but best seen in Hanoi.
  • Visit the enchanting town of Luang Prabang* filled with historic temples and French colonial style buildings.
  • Marvel at the thousands of Buddha statues and relics housed in the Tham Pak Ou Buddha Caves only accessible by boat.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Kuang Si, a stunning multi-tiered waterfall which tumbles over limestone formations into cool and crystal clear turquoise pools.
  • Visit Ban Xang Hai Village, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.

*A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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