The Journey of Two Cultures tour explores the cultural and historical highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. // © 2013 Pacific Delight Tours
The Journey of Two Cultures program from Pacific Delight Tours explores cultural and historical landmarks in Vietnam and Cambodia. The tour begins in Hanoi, Vietnam, and visits the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Travelers also tour the former “Hanoi Hilton” prison, so-named by American POWs during the Vietnam War, as well as Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
After a traditional wooden boat cruise along the Halong Bay and a visit to Dau Go Cave (Cave of Wonders), travelers fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where they tour the town of Tay Ninh, the Cao Dai Great Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels, a hidden 124-mile-long network of tunnels where soldiers took shelter from bombardments during the war.
Visitors conclude their stay in Ho Chi Minh City with a cruise through the Mekong Delta to Cai Be Floating Market and tours of other classic landmarks before moving on to Siem Reap, Cambodia. While in Cambodia, guests stay at the Sokha Angkor Resort, explore Ta Prohm — an ornate Buddhist temple that dates back to 1186 AD — and visit the floating village of Chong Kneas.
The 11-day tour has departure dates from October to March and is priced from $2,999 per person, including airfare to Hanoi, Vietnam, with prices based on flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco.