Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 2019-2020 (For Families)
12 days with Adventures by Disney Rating:
Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (SAIGON)
Chào mùng ban! Upon exiting customs, you are met by an Adventures by Disney representative who escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Park Hyatt Saigon. Located in in central Ho Chi Minh City, this French-colonial style luxury hotel overlooks the elegant Opera House on Lam Son Square.
AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON YOUR OWN IN HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)
Take the afternoon and evening to relax and settle into your hotel, which is within walking distance of such sites as the People's Committee Building, Ben Thanh Market and Reunification Palace. Explore Ho Chi Minh City—still known to locals as Saigon—which is a center for commerce and culture where skyscrapers tower over pagodas. The delicious scent of Vietnam's famous cuisine wafts from tiny food stalls that line the streets swarming with scooters, cars and cabs. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this amazing city that embraces multiple cultural influences. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for dinner recommendations—the city is famous for its food!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to varying arrival times of Adventures by Disney Guests, activities listed in Day 1 are for those Guests who will be arriving early in the day.
Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
BREAKFAST AND ORIENTATION
Meet your fellow Adventurers for a breakfast reception. Next, your Adventure Guides provide a full orientation to your trip, which starts with a cruise on the Mekong River—the most famous river in Vietnam.
MEKONG RIVER DELTA CRUISE
Take a motor coach to the mighty Mekong River. There, board a roofed touring boat that glides past floating markets and small villages. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits as a local guide regales you with stories of life on the waterways. Visit a cottage factory where popped rice bars, coconut candies, and rice papers are made by hand. Discover a fishing village that thrives on the catch of the day. It's another world on the waters of Vietnam!
LUNCH AT MEKONG LODGE
Midway through your excursion, stop for lunch at this charming island restaurant hidden among the mango and durian trees. Enjoy a view of the river as you refresh yourself with a delicious, multi-course meal.
WELCOME DINNER AT EON51
Delight in a fine dinner at EON51, prepared by award-winning chefs and featuring a delicate fusion of global cuisines. Relish unparalleled views of the sprawling city of Ho Chi Minh at this modern, sophisticated restaurant, located on the 51st floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower.
Day 3 - Hoi An, Vietnam
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a day of discovery ahead.
WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM TOUR
Visit the War Remnants Museum and discover artifacts from the American phase of the Vietnam War, including period military equipment, "tiger cages" and photographs. As the museum can be graphic in its depiction of war violence, Adventurers may instead opt to visit only the museum courtyard and check out the vintage military equipment.
CÚ CHI TUNNELS
Take a motor coach to the extraordinary Cú Chi tunnels, which were used by the Viet Cong as their base of operations during the Vietnam War. Learn how this network of incredibly narrow tunnels served as living quarters, hideouts and guerilla strongholds as well as supply routes. Junior Adventurers will especially like exploring the intriguing crawl spaces.
LUNCH EN ROUTE TO THE SAIGON AIRPORT
Enjoy a boxed lunch as you take in the scenery of the beautiful Vietnamese countryside on your way to the Saigon Airport.
FLY TO DA NANG
Board a plane to Da Nang, located along Vietnam's Central Coast. Once you arrive, your Adventure Guides will escort you to your hotel.
CHECK-IN AT THE SUNRISE PREMIUM RESORT HOI AN
As your Adventure Guides check you in, explore this lavish hotel set on the idyllic coastline of Cua Dai Beach.
ADULT DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Dine at your leisure in the main dining room of the Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An and share stories of your adventure with fellow Adventurers.
Day 4 - Hoi An, Vietnam
BREAKFAST AT THE RESORT
Start your day with a tasty breakfast.
PRIVATE HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS
Visit Hoi An's vibrant central market with a chef to learn more about the kinds of regional fresh ingredients you will use for your private cooking class! Learn how to make some of Vietnam's traditional dishes in a hands-on setting at Brother's Café.
LUNCH AT BROTHER'S CAFÉ
Enjoy a delicious lunch outside under white umbrellas and leafy green trees as you gaze out over the peaceful Hoai River.
ANCIENT HOI AN
Join your Adventure Guides for a walk through this historic gem and UNESCO World Heritage Site—the ancient village of Hoi An. Admire the brilliant hues of lantern shops and marvel at the remarkable architecture. Pass ornate temples, well-preserved buildings and lively markets in this town where time seems to stand still.
Learn to make an eye-catching Chinese lantern in a special workshop. And take home your creation as a keepsake of your adventure!
DINNER AND EVENING ON YOUR OWN
Delight in local cuisine served at one of the fine Hoi An restaurants. After dinner, stroll the streets of this charming village, try some freshly brewed bia hoi (beer) at one of the local pubs and perhaps catch some of the street entertainment. At your own expense, you might choose to have clothes custom-made by Hoi An's world-renown tailors! You can have measurements taken while in town and your garments will be delivered the next day.
Day 5 - Hoi An, Vietnam
BREAKFAST AT THE RESORT
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you head off for a day of meditation and exploration.
VISIT TO MARBLE MOUNTAINS
Find your inner peace meditating in the pagoda temples, grottoes and sanctuaries that abound on this cluster of 5 mystical hills. Visit the main cave, which is home to a cham Buddha that sits under a natural shaft of light.
A DAY ON YOUR OWN AT THE RESORT, ON AN EXCURSION OR IN HOI AN
Spend the day at the resort, which offers many exciting activities for an additional fee including kayaking, massages, beach volleyball, bicycling and— for the more adventurous—parasailing. Excursions into the Vietnamese countryside, fishing tours and boat trips are also available. Or return to Hoi An and rent a bicycle for a special self-guided tour around town and beyond!
BBQ DINNER AT THE BEACH
Enjoy a fantastic beachside barbeque at the resort. Feast with your fellow Adventurers as you bask in the twilight on the shoreline of the South China Sea.
Day 6 - Hanoi, Vietnam
BREAKFAST AT THE RESORT
Fuel up on one last buffet breakfast at the resort before your morning flight to the grand dame of Asia and capital of Vietnam—Hanoi!
FLY TO HANOI
Arrive in the exciting city of Hanoi. At one time a French colonial city, Hanoi fuses East and West to create a dynamic metropolis that draws visitors from all over the world. With its friendly people, engaging architecture and rich history, Hanoi is utterly unforgettable!
LUNCH AT KOTO
Choose your meal from an à la carte menu at this non-profit restaurant that's been changing lives in Hanoi for about 15 years. Through its training programs, KOTO—Know One, Teach One—transforms street kids into restaurant professionals, giving them the job skills they need to be successful, productive individuals. Enjoy a hearty lunch at this restaurant that's taking a bite out of poverty.
THANG LONG WATER PUPPETRY THEATRE
Scenes unfold from daily life of old as these adorable puppets dance on the water's surface to live music and singing. Swirling dragons, daring horse riders and demure maidens are only a few of the winsome characters in this special kind of drama that has won the hearts of people from all over the world.
CHECK-IN AT THE SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE
Following the playful puppetry performance, you will be whisked to your next hotel, which is a historical landmark—the Sofitel Legend Metropole. Located near the Hoan Kiem Lake at the heart of the city, this hotel embodies historic French elegance coupled with modern amenities. Sit back as your Adventure Guides take care of your bags and check-in.
DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Choose to dine at any of the restaurants offered by the Sofitel Legend Metropole. Whether you prefer French, Vietnamese or Italian cuisine, you'll find an exquisite meal at one of these distinctive establishments. Select your dish from an à la carte menu—and remember that dinner is on us!
Day 7 - Hanoi, Vietnam
SUNRISE TAI CHI CLASS
Choose to meet with a Tai Chi master in a local park to learn the gentle art of Tai Chi. In a private group lesson before breakfast, experience how this graceful, low impact "meditation in motion" helps reduce stress and improve general health. Adventurers may instead choose to sleep in.
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you set out on the day’s adventure.
TOUR OF HANOI
Hop onboard an electric cart for a "green" tour of ancient Hanoi, which includes the bustling Old Quarter. The tour continues by coach with visits to Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, with VIP access to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
OPTIONAL VISIT TO HOA LO PRISON
Hoa Lo Prison is a memorial museum near the French Quarter in Hanoi, widely known as the "Hanoi Hilton." This one-time prison was first built in the late 1890s by the French colonial government.
THE REST OF THE DAY ON YOUR OWN
Spend the day as you wish in this city that some call the Paris of Asia. Discover the pleasing blend of French and Vietnamese architecture as you journey through the city. At the heart of Hanoi lies peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake, where locals and visitors alike gather to reflect at the shore of its rippling waters. See new sights or revisit ones from your morning tour—this magical metropolis is yours to explore! For lunch and dinner, don't hesitate to ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a place for the perfect family meal.
Day 8 - Luang Prabang, Laos
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Wake up to a leisurely breakfast and get ready for your plane trip ahead.
FLY TO LUANG PRABANG
In the late morning, board a plane to mystical, serene Luang Prabang in Laos, situated at the confluence of 2 rivers and nestled beneath a temple-topped hill.
LUNCH AT THE COCONUT GARDEN
Celebrate your arrival in Laos with a delicious lunch that combines the best in French, Laotian and Western cuisine. Make your selection from the à la carte menu and taste for yourself how the chefs at the Coconut Garden have created new flavors with the region's freshest ingredients.
GUIDED TOUR OF LUANG PRABANG
Enter this UNESCO World Heritage site where the ordinary is extraordinary in this town of ornate Buddhist temples, brightly robed monks and winding pathways. A local guide takes you on an engaging tour of the Royal Palace Museum, as well as such stunning temples as Wat Xiang Thong, Wat Mai and Wat Wisunalat. You might glimpse a monk strolling by in a marigold robe or catch the inviting scent of strong Laotian coffee from a nearby café.
DINNER AND NIGHT MARKET ON YOUR OWN
Take a stroll down the road to the Royal Palace Museum through a night market with an amazing collection of affordable handicrafts including ceramics, antiques, quilts, spices, clothes and much more. Find the perfect souvenir for yourself and gifts for loved ones at this enormous flea market. Plus, discover a delicious meal at one of the Night Market’s scrumptious food stalls where you’ll explore the wonderful flavors of Laos.
Day 9 - Luang Prabang, Laos
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a hearty breakfast when you return from your hike.
"LIVING LAND" RICE FARM & FARM-FRESH LUNCH
Visit an organic community farm and try your hand at any or all of the 13 stages of rice production—from planting to harvesting! Learn ancient methods of growing and reaping rice in an idyllic setting. You can even meet Susan the Buffalo who wears the plow yoke. Come together at the end of the experience and enjoy a farm-fresh lunch where you’ll taste yummy treats made with rice harvested from the farm.
KUANG SI FALLS
This forest paradise is home to waterfalls that tumble down the hillside, with sparkling cascades spilling into turquoise pools. Go ahead—take a dip in the inviting waters! Or just sit at the water's edge and listen to the gentle roar of the falls as butterflies alight nearby. The beauty of this refreshing retreat transports both your spirit and senses.
BEER TASTING AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy sampling some of the legendary beers of Laos before heading into the hotel’s restaurant for dinner.
ADULT DINNER AT BELMOND LA RÉSIDENCE PHOU VAO
Guests dine at their leisure at Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, where French cuisine is delicately enhanced with traditional Lao touches.
JUNIOR ADVENTURERS DINNER AND DISNEY MOVIE NIGHT
Junior Adventurers enjoy a special private dinner. After dinner, they head to the Kids Club for a private viewing of a Disney movie complete with soft drinks and popcorn.
Day 10 - Angkor Wat (Siem Reap), Cambodia
SUNRISE ALMS OFFERING AND HIKE
Rise and greet monks before breakfast! Sit on a cushion with the locals and give the monks an offering of sticky rice procured by your Adventure Guides. Next, choose to hike up the steps of Mount Phousi—the "Holy Mountain." A striking temple beckons you to ascend a beautiful old stairway up the hill. Along the way, pass serene golden Buddha statues, flowers and sticky rice offerings. Once you reach the peak, soak up spectacular, panoramic views of Luang Prabang and the picturesque Nam Khan River.
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Fuel up on a tasty breakfast before you head to the airport for your flight to Cambodia.
FLY TO SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
After breakfast, say goodbye to Laos and board a plane to timeless Cambodia and its fascinating temples. A delicious box lunch will be served onboard during your flight.
SOFITEL ANGKOR PHOKEETHRA
Welcome to your resort, the five-star Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra whose architecture elegantly marries the best of French and Khmer style. Relax as your Adventure Guides handle your luggage and check you in.
Take in the gorgeous Cambodian landscape from your intricately-crafted traditional gondola as you enjoy light refreshments and drinks while drifting down the Siem Reap River. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy, so be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations to round out the day.
DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Siem Reap offers a wide variety of tempting restaurants for adventurous eaters. Find a number of places to dine near the marketplace, featuring the unique cuisine of the region. Or simply consult your Adventure Guides, who are more than happy to suggest a great place to have a family meal. Or you may choose to dine at one of the fine restaurants at the resort.
Day 11 - Angkor Wat (Siem Reap), Cambodia
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Have a hearty buffet breakfast at your resort before you travel to the massive complex of temples known as Angkor Archaeological Park.
ANGKOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK BY TUK-TUK
On a half-day excursion, enjoy surprising stories from a local expert about the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park that rise above the treetops. Begin by exploring famed Angkor Wat—"wat" means temple—when you cross the bridge into an extraordinary world of carved murals and ornate architecture.
Next, you’ll visit many other temples spread through the Cambodian jungle. Emerald grasses sprawl between sites as you continue on to Bayon, where enormous stone faces smile enigmatically from each compass point on the temple. Finish with a visit to Ta Prohm, where thick tree roots seem to melt over the ruined roofs. The exotic scenery dazzles you at every stop in this incredibly magical place!
LUNCH AT THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB
Rest and replenish yourself in this casually elegant restaurant as you dine with your fellow Adventurers. Choose your meal from an à la carte menu of international cuisine.
AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN
Return to the temples with the Angkor Archaeological Park pass provided by Adventures by Disney, or relax at the hotel and take advantage of its many amenities for the afternoon. Your Adventure Guides can recommend other enticing activities to round out the day.
Celebrate the trip of a lifetime at a private poolside gathering. Delight in a multi-course meal with your newfound friends during this last dinner together in Cambodia. Dancers entertain you with their refined, heavenly movements influenced by the asparas—half-women, half-goddesses—depicted on the walls of Angkor Wat temple. At the end of the evening, enjoy a surprise from your Adventure Guides!
Day 12 - Angkor Wat (Siem Reap), Cambodia
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel.
DAY ON YOUR OWN
Before your flight departs, spend the day as you please! Your Angkor Archaeological Park pass admits you back to the temples for further independent exploration—arrive as the sun rises at Angkor Wat for a most extraordinary sight! Or stroll through the streets of Siem Reap. It's your day to do as you wish until you say chumriep leah to this enchanting country.
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TRANSFER TO SIEM REAP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (REP)
Be escorted to the airport for your return flight home.
All This Included
Discover the beauty and magic of Southeast Asia through the splendor of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Filled with history and tradition, these countries offer their own natural beauty, artistic elegance and philosophies of living that permeate everything from their martial arts and religious practices to their delicious regional cuisine.
Ho Chi Minh City: Park Hyatt Saigon
Hoi An: Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
Hanoi: Sofitel Legend Metropole
Luang Prabang: Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao
Siem Reap: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra
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