Begin in Siem Reap, the gateway to the world famous Angkor temples, where you will explore the most important temples including Ta Prohm, Ta Keo and Angkor Thom. At the Angkor Wat, learn all about this famous site with a Khmer scholar. Take a helicopter for a bird view over the Angkor area, and visit the Boeng Mealea temple which is some 40km away. At night, enjoy an exclusive sunset dining experience, as you have your private candlelit diner at a private rice field.
Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s fascinating capital and cultural center. Visit the city’s most famous historical attractions, such as the Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Explore the leafy backstreets lined with stunning French colonial buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. Discover Hanoi’s incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically named after the product it sells such as silk, bamboo and fish. Enjoy a street food tour, sample the best Vietnamese food with your own personal tour guide. At night, experience a motorbike ride and see the backstreets in Hanoi like a local.
Take a seaplane to the scenic Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Cruise among fabulous islands, explore a limestone cave, visit a floating village or go sea kayaking, dine on fresh seafood, and enjoy on-board activities such as squid fishing and tai chi at sunrise.
Continue to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the country’s most beautiful city. Located on the banks of the well-known Perfume River in central Vietnam, Hue is famous for vestiges of its royal past such as the Forbidden Purple City, impressive royal tombs, and beautiful Buddhist temples. Meet with a Gastronomy Artisan at her home for a private hands-on cooking class of traditional Hue cuisine.
Next, drive to the ancient port town of Hoi An. Ride on a buffalo cart to a fishing village, where fishermen are busy with baskets of fish. Take in the best of this centuries-old town while exploring colorful streets and visiting well-preserved historic temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge, the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture and walk through the narrow streets boasting the traditional architect that Hoi An is famous for.
Finally, fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Take a sidecar to wander around the city, learn about the city’s history while visiting the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. From the city center, take your private speed boat and follow the Saigon River to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the hideaway of Vietcong leaders during their resistance war. After all, enjoy a ride on a Vespa scooter to experience the night life in Saigon and sample some delicious street food on the way.