Throughout Southeast Asia, stunning Buddhist shrines - ancient and modern - adorn the landscape like jewels and the people of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam wear them with grace. Join us in these remarkable countries and you’ll explore temples that time has forgotten, like Angkor Wat. Cruise on the region's fabled waters like the Mekong River and Halong Bay. Connect with the people where they work and live, and participate in their daily lives through activities such as Tai Chi in the park, a private cooking class with a Vietnamese Chef, and dinner in the home of a local Hanoian.
Thanks to our small group size, you’ll see hidden gems that only locals know about, linger longer at sites, and enjoy greater access to smaller and more enriching venues that reveal the true essence of local culture. Take part in the sacred ancient tradition of Alms-giving to Buddhist monks, join in a special Baci Ceremony, with prayers to bestow good fortune, and trek through the forest atop a gentle giant. This itinerary provides unique cultural features and extensive sightseeing, enhancing your experience and taking you into the very soul of Southeast Asia.