VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

15 Days

Itinerary

  • Welcome with a tour guide at Noi Bai airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
  • Orientation meeting and introduction to the trip.
  • In the evening, walk around the vibrant Old Quarter of Hanoi.

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and learn about Vietnam’s history.
  • Hanoi food tour and tasting of famous Vietnamese native food seen on CNN by the late celebrity chef Antony Bourdain and the family restaurant where President Obama had a meal.
  • Enjoy a Cyclo ride through the streets of the Old French Quarter.

  • Visit Peace Village and work in mixed teams of American and Vietnamese groups, engaging in activities with the resident children and creating cross-cultural activities.
  • Participate in empathy mapping and activities designed to encourage innovative solutions to Peace Village sustainability issues.
  • Enjoy a traditional water puppet show in the evening.

  • Fly to Danang.
  • Taste local delicacies at the Ancient House.
  • Explore the historic attractions along the riverside town with stops at the Quang Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and Quang Dong Pagoda.
  • Evening stroll through the enchanting Ancient Town of Hoi An.

  • Experience traditional net fishing with local fishermen.
  • Paddle a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat.
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local family.
  • Optional visit to a local tailor for custom-made clothing or visit a spa.

  • Immerse yourself with local farmers.
  • Reward yourself with a herbal foot massage (Bonus).
  • Learn how to cook local dishes such as Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo, or the local pancake of the people from the middle region.

  • Private transportation from the airport in Da Nang to your hotel with a local guide.
  • Arrive at the hotel and spa in Siem Reap for a relaxing time.
  • Evening visit to the vibrant Pub Street for dinner and exploration.

  • Early arrival and explore the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex, the largest religious monument in the world.
  • Optional visit to Bayon and Ta Prohm (Temples).
  • Enjoy a panoramic sunset view at Phnom Bakheng.

  • Engage in a community service project working with local non-profit organizations.
  • Interact with Cambodian students and participate in cultural exchange activities.
  • Experience an evening traditional dance performance.

  • Start the 3-day visit and experience learning at the Orphanage.
  • Group introduction; icebreaker activities; and tour of the school.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the well at the Orphanage (photos and speeches).
  • Lunch with the students.
  • Conduct Chinese/English language classes for different age groups.

 

  • Students give a Ted Talk-style presentation about how they overcome life obstacles.
  • Renew tables or chairs and paint the class walls. New project to make some new student tables, including farming activities and planting vegetables to support the center.
  • Follow the students to the rice field for sunset and Ox-cart riding.

  • A birthday party for everyone so the children can celebrate their birth.
  • Celebration of the completion of the well.
  • The local villagers give souvenirs to travellers for the memorable time together.

  • Travel to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
  • Optional visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields to learn about Cambodia’s tragic history.
  • Sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River.

  • Explore the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.
  • Visit the National Museum to learn about Khmer art and history.
  • Optional luxury spa for massages (parents).

  • Reflective and farewell breakfast, relax at the hotel and prepare to be transferred to your next impactful destination.

Includes/Excludes

Tour Includes

  • Private transportation as in program.
  • Accomodation on a double sharing room with breakfast.
  • Donation to constructions, materials and workers to build wells.
  • Meals as indicated in program/excluded drinks.
  • Foodie & street food tour in Hanoi & Hoi An.
  • Cyclo Tour in Hanoi.
  • Cam Thanh fishing & Tra Que Village.
  • All sight-seeing and boat fees as in program.
  • Local English speaking guide as mentioned.
  • Domestic airfare Hanoi to Danang & Danang to Sai.
  • Professional service on exchange activities in Cambodia.
  • Ox-cart riding through the rice field sunset in Siem Reap.
  • Sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River.
  • Exchange and volunteer activities in Hanoi & Siem Reap.
  • Complimentary 02 bottle of mineral waters per person per day tour.
  • Compensation to the farmers and fishermen.
  • Fees for the cooking class.
  • Water puppet show fee.

Tour Excludes

  • Tips, alcoholic drinks.
  • Travel insurance of all types.
  • All international airfares and visa.
  • Other services not mentioned.

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