Vietnam & Cambodia 2016
November 19, 2016
Join us for our upcoming adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our adventure begins in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. We will visit Ha Long Bay, which is a short bus journey from Hanoi. The bay is a breathtaking Unesco World Heritage Site where we will overnight on a Junk, explore many of the 2,000 limestone islands and rocks which are covered with wildlife and filled with caves and grottoes as well as visit and paint the many colourful floating villages.
From here we travel to central Vietnam to the beautiful central coast town of Hoi An, which we will call home for a few relaxing days in this historic town with its ancient architecture, including the majestic 400 year old Japanese covered bridge and the vibrant riverside market, and easy access to the beautiful beaches of the south China Sea. Our tour continues south to Ho Chi Minh City (formally Saigon), teeming with markets, sidewalk cafés, massage and acupuncture clinics, centuries-old pagodas, sleek skyscrapers and ramshackle wooden shops. Long before traffic choked the center of the city, Saigon had already been christened the ‘‘Paris of Asia’’ for its wide boulevards lined with stately trees and magnificent French villas.
Our adventure continues in Cambodia with a tour of Angkor Wat, the largest and undoubtedly the most breath-taking of the ancient ruins, which is widely believed to be the largest religious structure in the world. A stunning blend of symmetry and spirituality, and an enduring example of man’s devotion to his gods. Our trip concludes with departure via Phnom Penh en route to Hong Kong and home. Opportunities to lengthen your tour do exist such as extending your stay in Hong Kong; fit in some last minute shopping, visit Aberdeen Harbour, Victoria Peak, or ride the Star ferry to Kowloon to take in the colours and smells of the night markets.