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Program #15146RJ
21 Days | 20 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Floating fruit stands and silk worms spinning luxurious threads. Rice paper rounds drying in sunlight. Temples and skyscrapers, cobblestones and tributaries. The details of Southeast Asia are intoxicating. Experience it all as local villagers and experts in four countries share Southeast Asia with you, from the capital city of Bangkok to the beauty of Hanoi’s colonial quarters.


Highlights

• Visit a Laotian school and village to learn about the lives of students and residents.
• Cooking classes and local meals introduce the flavors of Southeast Asia, including fish sauce, lemongrass, chili and sticky rice.
• An overnight cruise on Halong Bay introduces one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1-2 miles at a time on uneven terrain; climbing uneven stairs without railings; and standing up to one hour. Hot and humid conditions.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Bangkok (Thailand), 2 nights; fly to Chiang Mai, 3 nights; fly to Luang Prabang (Laos), 4 nights; fly to Siem Reap (Cambodia), 4 nights; fly to Hanoi (Vietnam), 4 nights; coach to Halong Bay, board SS Emeraude, 1 night; coach to Hanoi for departures.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
18 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances
4 Flights during the program
Visas: 2(out of 3 required)

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4.9
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