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Vietnam & Angkor Wat

15 days
Commemorate the war in Vietnam, peruse its markets and soak up the country’s contemporary culture. Then, cruise amidst the staggering seascapes of Ha Long Bay before heading to Cambodia to wander among Angkor’s astonishing and enduring temples and terraces.

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Maximum tour group size: 30 travelers

Tour Pace: You will walk for about 3.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads, with some hills.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels; 1 night aboard a Ha long Paradise cruise ship

  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 8 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Overnight flight to Vietnam

Board your flight to Hô Chi Minh City.

Hô Chi Minh City 3 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Hô Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam! Transfer to your hotel to settle in.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Hô Chi Minh City

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take in the sights of the largest city in Vietnam on a guided tour.

• Witness Vietnam’s progression from French colony to unified, independent nation as you view Reunification Palace and the General Post Office

• See City Hall, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the War Remnants Museum 

• Stroll along Lê Công Kiêu, a street known for its treasure trove of antiques

Get to know your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 4: Free day in Hô Chi Minh City

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Hô Chi Minh City or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Mekong Delta Cruise $45pp* Details

Journey south to the Mekong Delta town of Cái Bè to board a motorized sampan for a winding introduction to life on the river. Cái Bè is known for its large floating market, where locally grown produce hangs from bamboo poles over the market’s boats. From here, your sampan will traverse the upper tributaries of the river. You’ll pass by numerous fruit plantations and stop for an included lunch, with a sample of tropical fruit, in the shade of a local farmer’s home. Then, rejoin your craft for a leisurely cruise back to Cái Bè. You’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon. Please note: Travel time by road to the Mekong Delta is approximately 3 hours each way.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $55)

Hôi An 2 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Flight to Hôi An

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Hô Chi Minh City or add an excursion.

This afternoon, board a flight to Dà Nang and transfer to your hotel in Hôi An.

Optional Excursion - Cù Chi Tunnels $25pp* Details

At Cù Chi, you’ll visit the vast underground network of tunnels built as a defense against the French and expanded during the Vietnam War. From here, the North Vietnamese waged guerrilla warfare against the South. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous may explore the deeper-level tunnels. Those preferring to remain above ground will have ample opportunity to view excavated areas. Some tunnels are easily accessed by stairs. Your guide will advise you of the length and level of difficulty of each tunnel before entering. Please note: Good walking shoes and sun protection are recommended, as are clothes that can get slightly dirty.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $35)

Day 6: Thu Bôn River cruise & sightseeing tour of Hôi An

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Hôi An on a guided tour, shop its local markets and sample its cuisine.

• Cruise the Thu Bôn River, a highlight of central Vietnam, with a local guide 

• Select ingredients from a local market and try your hand at making authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a cooking class and lunch

• Discover Hôi An’s landmarks, including the Japanese covered bridge and Old Town

Huê 1 night Hotel info

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Huê

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel through the Hài Vân Pass to Huê for a guided tour of this former capital.

• Cruise down the Perfume River, so named due to the amount of heavenly scented flowers that fall into the river each autumn 

• Explore the Thiên Mu Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest religious building

• Visit the walled fortress and palace known as the Imperial City

Hanoi 2 nights Hotel info

Day 8: Flight to Hanoi

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Huê or add an excursion.

This afternoon, board a flight to Hanoi and transfer to your hotel in time for dinner with the group.

Optional Excursion - Tu Dúc & Khài Dinh Tombs $29pp* Details

The hills surrounding Huê are dotted with the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty emperors. You’ll visit the two most impressive tombs, designed in contrasting styles. First, you’ll behold the tomb of Emperor Tu Dúc, resplendent in traditional architecture, paved walkways, resting pavilions overlooking tranquil lotus ponds and a small forest for hunting. The tomb of Emperor Khài Dinh, who is remembered as the “Puppet Emperor” because of his affiliation with the French, exemplifies colonial flair. A glass mosaic frieze dominates this tomb’s interior.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $39)

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Hanoi

  Included meals: Breakfast

A guided tour introduces you to the local highlights.

• Pass Ba Dinh Square, where Hô Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

• View the soaring Hô Chi Minh Museum and  nearby mausoleum

• See the Governor’s Residence 

• Examine the lotus-like One Pillar Pagoda

• Wander through the Temple of Literature, a walled complex dedicated to Confucius

• Admire Hoàn Kiém Lake, a focal point for Hanoi public life

Enjoy a free evening in Hanoi or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Vietnamese Home-Hosted Dinner $35pp* Details

Get a taste of authentic local flavors with a home-hosted dinner at Ms. Nga's house in Hanoi. Listen to her stories of everyday life and enjoy the opportunity to tour her home. Then, dine on regional specialties like Vietnamese vegetable soup, spring rolls, fried fish or chicken, sautéed vegetables and papaya salad. Finish the meal with tea and peanut candy before saying your goodbyes.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $45)

Ha Long Bay 1 night Hotel info

Day 10: Ha Long Bay cruise

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Ha Long Bay and embark on a luxurious overnight cruise. You’ll pass by 3,000 limestone towers, cliffs and arches, as well as local fishing villages.

Siem Reap 3 nights Hotel info

Day 11: Flight to Cambodia

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Disembark your cruise ship this morning and transfer to Hanoi for your flight to Siem Reap.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll experience some of Southeast Asia’s most iconic sites.

• Begin the day by watching the sun rise over the sprawling Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world

• Step inside Angkor Thom, the ruined capital of the Khmer Empire 

• View the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King

Day 13: Ta Prohm, Preah Khan & Tonlé Sap Lake cruise

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue your exploration of Siem Reap with your Tour Director as your guide.

• Visit Ta Prohm, a temple largely reclaimed by the jungle, now well-known as the setting of the “Tomb Raider” movie

• Wander among the ruins of the Preah Khan temple

• Take an afternoon cruise past the floating villages of Tonlé Sap lake

• Tonight, you’ll see a performance of traditional Apsara dance during dinner

Bangkok 1 night Hotel info

Day 14: Flight to Bangkok

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board your flight to Bangkok this morning and enjoy a free afternoon in the city. Later, celebrate your adventures with the group at a farewell dinner.

Day 15: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your early morning flight home or continue your tour in Bangkok.

Add Bangkok $259 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Bangkok—it’s exotic, energetic and downright delicious. Start your Southeast Asian tour early with two nights in the “City of Angels.” Wander through ornate palaces and Buddhist temples; explore the quaint canals and floating markets; and feast on scrumptious, spicy Thai cuisine.

Bangkok 2 nights Hotel info

Day 15: Free day in Bangkok

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Bangkok or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Bangkok Market Visit & Cooking Class $105pp* Details

Pay a visit to a bustling market where your guide will introduce you to a wide variety of fresh produce. Then, step off Bangkok’s busy streets and head over to Baipai, a charming home-style culinary school where you’ll try your hand at preparing traditional Thai recipes. In a relaxed and cozy environment, seasoned local chefs will show you the tricks of the trade as you craft authentic cuisine. Then, enjoy your freshly prepared lunch.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $115)

Day 16: Sightseeing tour of Bangkok

  Included meals: Breakfast

Today, your Tour Director leads a sightseeing tour of Bangkok.

• Explore the sprawling Grand Palace complex, built in 1782 for the king of Siam

• See the city’s vast array of Buddha statues at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Po), and the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) 

• Tour the city’s canals, called klongs, on a speedboat and converted rice barge

Day 17: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your early morning flight home.

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  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
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Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Vietnam, Cambodia (and Thailand on the post-tour extension), U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of your return home. Additionally, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in order to enter Vietnam and Cambodia. The visa for entry into Vietnam must be secured in advance, a Cambodian visa may be purchased upon arrival for $30 USD (two passport-sized photos required). You may choose to obtain your individual visas by applying directly to each country’s consulate or by using a visa provider, such as our partner company, VisaCentral. If you’re not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.  

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.  Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).  Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. Remember that it is preferable not to visit temples or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia. However, some of the diseases known to exist in Vietnam and Cambodia include hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis, diphtheria, dengue, malaria, tetanus, polio, rabies and HIV/AIDS. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. More information on vaccinations and other health precautions can be found via the CDC website.

Cuisine

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the delightful variety of local cuisine. A wide range of international cuisines is available in both Vietnam and Cambodia, but the indigenous cooking styles are among the best in Southeast Asia. The subtle mixing of herbs, spices and market-fresh ingredients makes dining a special culinary experience. The staples in both countries are rice and noodles, accompanied by a variety of dishes that can be eaten in almost any order and seasoned to individual taste. Fresh seafood is abundant, and there are many options for vegetarians.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in Hô Chi Minh City and depart from Bangkok. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach and internal flights. 

Electricity

The electrical current for both Vietnam and Cambodia is 220 volt, 50 cycles. Many sockets will take both two-prong round pins and U.S.-style flat pins; however, it is recommended to bring a universal adaptor. It is a good idea to use a power surge device if using a laptop computer. Adapters may be available in Vietnam and Cambodia; however, it advisable to bring one from home.

Time Zones

Vietnam and Cambodia are seven hours ahead of Greenwich meantime, and 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time. When it’s 9 a.m. in New York, it’s 9 p.m. the same day in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Currency

The official unit of currency in Vietnam is the dong (VND). It is recommended to use VND for most transactions. ATMs are widely available in airports, major cities and towns and issue VND only. United States dollars (USD) can be used in some hotels and restaurants, or for larger purchases; however, other currencies (AUD, GBP, CAN, NZD) will need to be exchanged into the local currency. It is useful to bring a combination of debit and credit cards, as well as some USD cash. If you bring traveler’s checks, it is best to use USD, but these are now becoming harder to cash. It is not possible to exchange dong outside Vietnam. The official unit of currency in Cambodia is the riel (KHR). In Cambodia, USD cash is accepted everywhere, though change may be given in riel. ATMs dispense U.S. dollars and can be found in most major tourist centers. Most hotels and restaurants, shops, taxis, buses and airlines set their prices in U.S. dollars, but small transactions (less than a dollar) are usually done in riel. Change of less than $1 is given in riel. Always carry some small riel for motorcycle taxis, snacks and other small purchases. There is no coinage in Cambodia, only currency notes. Cambodian riel notes come in 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000 and 100,000 denominations, but the distinctive red 500 riel note and the 1000 riel note are the most useful and common. Riel cannot be exchanged outside Cambodia. Cash advances via Mastercard or Visa can be obtained at exchange booths and banks and Siem Reap. Credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted in most mid-range to upmarket hotels, as well as some boutiques and restaurants. If you bring traveler’s checks, it is best to use USD, but these are now becoming harder to cash.

Shopping on Tour

Please note that some excursions may include a stop at a market or specialty store. Go Ahead Tours has no relationship with these vendors and encourages you to research specialty items you’re interested in purchasing abroad before you leave to ensure you’re receiving the best quality.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3 USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6 USD/CAD to $9 USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2 USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 2/27/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best food and housing

I can't say enough about the beautiful housing; comfy beds, outstanding food, salt water pools, balconies. The pace was a bit hectic but there was a lot to see. One day I chose not to do the tour and stayed by the pool to relax which was always an option. The buses were always clean and cool with cold water and wipes on return as the weather was hot which aided in keeping us all comfortable. Tuan our guide in Vietnam was very knowledgable and gentle as all the Vietnam and Cambodia people were. I came out of the experience understanding the Vietnam war with knowledge and compassion for the people. .

 

Hi Daryl! Thank you for your review! We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your accommodations. Our Operations team is careful to select each hotel based on the same criteria: location, comfort, cleanliness and charm. As this is a fast-paced itinerary, we’re glad you took some time for yourself to relax by the pool. Sometimes down time is needed, and as travelers, we totally understand that! We’re so glad that you enjoyed your Tour Director and experienced the kindness of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people. It’s great to know that you came away from this tour with a better understanding of the war and a great compassion for the people. We hope to welcome you on another tour soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | April 05, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 2/27/2016

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Peace in Vietnam

For al of my adult life, when I thought of "Vietnam" the next word to immediately follow was "war." Now all that has changed. The words that follow "Vietnam" now are "peace" and "prosperity." Go Ahead Tours has made that shift possible. Vietnam is a young and vibrant country with traditions steeped in the past. Education is important and technology speeds its young citizens into the 21st century. Their cell service is light years ahead of ours at home. There is an ease of movement throughout the bustling city streets, with family-laden scooters zipping along easily in streams like fishes, always parting gracefully for oncoming and crossing vehicles and pedestrians. People laugh and smile and always meet your eyes. There is color, humor and levity evidenced in even concrete expressions - like the engineering of the Dragon Bridge over the river Han in Da Nang, which lights up and blows smoke and fire out of its nostrils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlLO5JDgYXQ. These people do not resent Americans, but chose to proudly display their country's unity, prosperity and progress. From the sandy, resort-speckled beaches of China Bay to the density of its ancient cities, in Vietnam the peace sign is flashed everywhere. Cambodia is welcoming from the moment you set foot on the tarmac. It reminded me of Hawaii. The people are so beautiful. Buddhas grace every park and public place. People bow in greetings of warmth and respect. I watched a lovely young woman sweep and wash a floor with all the dignity and grace of a queen. The young population is liberal and open to change in a country on the verge of making its mark in the world. If you can feel the sanctity of sacred space and wish to be blessed by the ambiance of walking there at sunrise, don't miss Angkor Wat and the other massive ruins nearby.

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Hi Sandra! Thank you for your outstanding review, in which you highlight the power of travel and its ability to transform our impression of the world around us. We are thrilled this tour was able to change your association with the country of Vietnam from one of war to one of a peace and prosperity. Vietnam is indeed a vibrant country, home to incredibly kind and happy locals. Cambodia is also a warm and welcoming country, and Angkor Wat is surely not to be missed. Again, we are thankful to hear about your experience on tour, and we hope to welcome you on another tour soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | April 04, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 1/23/2016

Number of Past Tours: 9

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Phong was the BEST!

Our trip to Viet Nam was exceptional. For many of us who grew up in the 60s, this was a trip of great healing. Our guide, Phong, showed us his country with great pride and knowledge. He shared his and his family's lives and brought both today and yesterday into sharp focus. He made sure that we interacted with wonderful local people. They were all welcoming and kind. The hotels were really good, the food fresh and delicious. I highly recommend seeing this vibrant country and, if you are lucky, Phong will lead you! This was the 11th trip for the Travel Pals of Cincinnati. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have seen the world together.

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Hi Karen! We are thrilled to hear your experience on tour was exceptional! It sounds like your Tour Director, Phong, was a highlight. Our Tour Directors are well-loved by many of our travelers, and we feel very fortunate to work with them. You’re right that the local people are wonderfully welcoming and kind. We’re so glad you enjoyed the hotels and meals. We wholeheartedly agree with your recommendation to see this beautiful country. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, and we hope to welcome you on tour again soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | February 17, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 1/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: WA

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Parts of Vietnam/Cambodia

I did not know what to expect from this trip but was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much. The two optional excursions I chose to include in Vietnam were both excellent. The Mekong Delta Cruise and the visit to the tombs in Hue were the high points in Ho Chi Minh City and Hue respectively. The overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay was the highlight of Hanoi. The food was great; the accomodations were first rate; the itinerary had a lot of variety. The only downside was the number of flights necessary to do everything we did. I was not as impressed with Angkor Wat as I had expected to be. It is a huge complex and has some beautiful bas reliefs. I'm glad I saw Angkor Wat but I found Machu Picchu in Peru more awesome.

 

Hi Rose! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re glad to hear you were pleasantly surprised by your tour to Vietnam and Angkor Wat. We’re also happy you were pleased with the food, accommodations, and itinerary. Our Operations Team strives to provide the best options for our travelers, and we’re thrilled that you agree. Though the travel time to that part of the world is considerable, it sounds like you’re glad you made the trip. We’re glad you did too! Again, thank you for your thoughtful review, and we hope to welcome you on another tour soon.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | February 17, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/12/2014

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

No regrets!

I hesitated visiting Vietnam because of the Vietnam War era memories! I have never been more pleased to visit a county and have all those hesitations erased! Vietnam is a vibrant, bustling and absolutely beautiful county! The people are very warm and friendly. The culture and foods are so very interesting! I loved the cruise on Halong Bay. I seriously want to return. Cambodia was also extremely interesting and enjoyable. The cuisine was outstanding.

 

Hi Margaret! We’re thrilled to hear you were pleasantly surprised by your tour in Vietnam and Cambodia. You are so right – Vietnam is indeed a vibrant, bustling, and beautiful destination! Between the culture, the food, and the natural beauty, it’s not to be missed. We’re so happy you enjoyed your time on tour, and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience. When you want to return to Vietnam, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-590-1170.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | February 08, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 1/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Beautiful Vietnam, Amazing Angkor Wat

I totally enjoyed my tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. It was an incredible experience to really get to see the beauty of Vietnam, which previously had only negative connotations for me. Now the word Vietnam will forever bring to mind waving rice fields, hard-working people, motorbikes crowding the streets of Saigon but somehow making way for pedestrians, and inviting white beaches. Of course, there are still reminders of the bitter wars with the French and Americans in the Cu Chi tunnel area and the Hanoi Hilton prison, now converted into a fascinating and heart-breaking museum. But everywhere we went the people emphasized that that the past is past, and the country only looks forward to the future. I was also thrilled to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which has been high on my "must-see" list for years. It was amazing, much bigger and grander than I'd even anticipated, ranking right near the Taj Mahal on my list of unforgettable travel memories. Our guide Chung through Vietnam managed to handle our hundreds of questions with ease. And I was very impressed with the first-class hotels throughout the trip. Many of my fellow travelers had been on Go Ahead tours previously, and we found we were all enthusiastic about the value and quality of the tours.

 

Hi Carol! We are so happy you had an incredible experience on tour. Vietnam is a fascinating and beautiful country with a dense history. From the dramatic limestone islands to the terraced rice fields, its natural beauty alone is breathtaking. It’s wonderful you were able to see Angkor Wat, as well. We feel that this historical site should be on everyone’s “must-see” list! We’re glad to know that your Tour Director handled all your questions with ease and generally enhanced your tour experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we hope to see you on tour soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | February 02, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 2/21/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: AZ

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Comprehensive Tour

If you are looking for a comprehensive tour of Vietnam and Angkor Wat, this is the tour for you. The hotels were excellent, good locations and accommodations . The cooking class at the Red Bridge Cooking school was informative and fun. The Mekong Delta cruise was very interesting. Cruising on Ha Long Bay as we spent the night there and visiting the nearby caves was an unexpected fun. The highlight of the tour was the optional dinner in a private home. A real insight into the life of a Hanoi family. The charming town of Hoi An was enjoyable to walk through. Angkor Wat and the temples of Angkor Thom as well, were fascinating. This is a fast paced tour with interesting optional excursions . We extended the trip in Bangkok, and although it was a busy day of touring it was well worth it. The optional cooking class there was sensational at BaiPai Thai Cooking School. This trip provides excellent economic and content value.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 2/21/2015

Number of Past Tours: 15

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Southeast Asia Adventure

Anyone contemplating a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia would be doing themselves a favor by booking this tour. The hotel accommodations were all luxurious and centrally located. It was easy to do things in the evenings that were free. Taxis and tuk tuks were inexpensive and readily available. The meals were very inexpensive and most of the food delicious. Our guides James and Rath were young and took advantage of events that occurred around us by providing us with spontaneous adventures. The trip was fast-paced and included four internal flights. One of the highlights was the cooking class in Hoi An. The chef/instructor could have been a stand-up comedienne he was that funny. The overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay provided a respite and a chance to relax. Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Cruise were worthwhile optionals. Angkor Wat is everything you expect and more. If you have an adventurous spirit, this trip is for you!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/12/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: SK

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

best trip ever

This trip was fantastic at all levels. Everything that could be controlled, i.e. flights, hotels, schedule could not have been better. I would recommend this trip/company to anyone.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/21/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Excellent Tour

This trip was exceptional! The tour directors were knowledgeable and provided great service. We were provided water on a daily basis. Hotels were centrally located; therefore, we were able to walk to stores and restaurants. Most hotels had complimentary WiFi in the rooms. The overnight cruise was fantastic; I could have spent another night on the yacht. The included meals were scrumptious and plentiful! We were able to get our clothes laundered two times from Laundromats in the neighborhood. I wish I had taken fewer clothes because there is less baggage allowance on intra flights. I look forward to using Go Ahead Tours in the future! Cherish the moments!

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