It's a journey full of color and intrigue, both dramatic and tranquil. A quiet sail among the limestone peaks of Halong Bay. Friendly greetings from villagers. Touching Angkor's ethereal ruins with your own hands. Every meal is a metaphor for the complex culture. Temples defy centuries. Smiles bridge oceans. And local guides open doors long closed.
1 Be inspired by our local guides, who bring to life the intertwined cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia | Ride in a bicycle rickshaw through old Hanoi's narrow streets packed with food and flower stalls.
2-4 Cruise and kayak on Halong Bay, with hidden beaches, caves and lagoons | A morning cruise takes us into the bay, where we kayak to a small beachside temple.
5 Explore the imperial city of Hué, with its centuries-old palaces and temples | For a unique look at everyday life, you're welcomed into a traditional home | Venture into the imposing citadel, site of heavy conflict during the Vietnam War.
6-7 Wander the streets of Hoi An, an ancient trading town with gorgeously preserved architecture | Ride a dragon boat up the Perfume River, and walk imperial mausoleums | Get a feel for rural life on Cam Kim Island | Learn the secret to local dishes in a cooking class.
8-10 The remains of Cambodia's ancient Khmer Empire will thrill you with iconic temples, giant carved images and beautiful bas-relief | Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and learn the stories behind the carvings that wrap around the temple.