Join us in Vietnam and Cambodia as we visit historic and cultural sites, explore the temples of Angkor Wat, spend a night among the grottoes in Halong Bay, enjoy local street food tours, and more!
When: February 25-March 6, 2021 (includes travel dates)
Where: Vietnam and Cambodia
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2020
We’ll explore the culture and history of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hoi An, and Hanoi, tour the amazing temples of Angkor Wat, cruise through the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, spend the night among the grottoes in Halong Bay, enjoy local street food tours, and more!
Due to the type of travel required for this trip, it’s limited to ages 8 and up.
Ho Chi Minh City tour
Cu Chi tunnels
My Khe Beach
Hoi An* Old Town tour
Hanoi city tour
Old Quarter walking tour
One Pillar Pagodo
Water Puppet performance
Halong Bay* overnight boat cruise
Hoa Lo Prison (“Hanoi Hilton”)
Tonle Sap Lake
Street food tours
*These are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
We’ll use a mix of transportation modes – buses, shuttles, internal flights, and boats. We’ll have to carry our own luggage from buses/planes to/from hotels, so one-bag travel is recommended. (Internal flights from Cambodia to Vietnam and within Vietnam are included in the price*.)
Round-trip airfare to Siem Reap (arriving on February 25, 2021**) and from Hanoi (departing on March 6, 2021) is not included in the price.
*Estimated airfare from Cambodia to Vietnam is included in the price. If the price increases, each family must pay the difference. Internal Vietnam flights are also included, but we won’t be responsible for any price increases.
**Most international flights to Siem Reap are overnight, and depending where you live, may take two days. You’ll likely need to depart on Tuesday or Wednesday to arrive in Siem Reap to start our tour on Thursday, February 25. Don’t purchase airfare until I confirm the trip and provide more details about transfers, tour times, etc.
We’ll stay in multiple hotels as we explore the country. Families of two or three will have one room, and larger families will split into multiple rooms. For example, a family of four would stay in two rooms, with two people in each room. A family of five would stay in two rooms, with two in one room, and three in another. Each room must include an adult throughout the stay. I’ll request nearby rooms for families who need multiple rooms, but it’s not guaranteed.
Rooms for three are harder to come by, so register quickly if you need a triple room.
Passports, Visas, & Insurance
Due to the documentation required for internal flights, all travelers must have passports by September 30, 2020. If you already have a passport, they must be valid for six months at time of travel. Visas are also required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. (I’ll share more information about this after we confirm the trip.)
Travel insurance is required, and proof of insurance must be submitted by September 30, 2020. It must cover personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of $200,000.
Optional coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects is recommended.
Thoroughly research policies to make sure of the reasons you can cancel, and that it covers emergencies and any unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, death of a loved one, and acts of God (natural disasters, etc.). I’ll provide more information about travel insurance after you register.
You must provide proof of your travel insurance by September 30, 2020.
Price and What’s Included
The price is $2,100 per person. This includes your registration fee, hotel for nine nights, breakfast each morning, four group lunches (but not water or other drinks), five group dinners/street food tours (but not water or other drinks), all sites and tours scheduled on our itinerary, transportation during our tour, and group airport transfers (one group arrival, and one group departure). If you don’t arrive in time for the group airport transfers, you’ll be responsible for your own transfers.
Your final price doesn’t include airfare to Cambodia/from Vietnam, sites not listed on our itinerary, meals other than those mentioned above, anything you do or buy on your own, mandatory travel insurance, and tips for our tour manager, local guides, and drivers.
Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy
$1,100 per person is due within 7 days of my email confirmation of your spots. The final balance is due by June 30, 2020.
Please note: Due to contract deadlines and trip/passport requirements, payments are refundable only if I have a family on my waiting list to replace yours on or before August 15, 2020 and a $500 per-person cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds. I can’t make any roster changes or give refunds after August 15, 2020. Your spots are not transferable to others outside of my waiting list.
Please make sure you understand my payment terms before you register and make your deposit and payments. Your signed registration form, waiver, and payment acknowledges your understanding and agreement with my cancellation and refund policy for this trip.
Our trip won’t be confirmed until I receive full payment from all travelers and determine that COVID-19 won’t impact our trip. If it’s not confirmed, you’ll get a full refund of payments made to me. Please wait to purchase non-refundable airfare until I confirm the trip. I have no control over airline refund policies.
I accept checks, bank checks, and bank transfers using the Zelle transfer method (check to see if your bank participates). I don’t accept PayPal, credit cards, or money orders for this trip.
You must list any special needs (food, physical, mental, etc.) on your registration form. I’ll check to see if your needs can be accommodated before you mail payment. (No money will be refunded, and no special accommodations can be made due to allergies or other special needs if you don’t tell me about them when you register.)
- Each person (including children) must be capable of carrying their own luggage.
- Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parents on all tours.
- Children ages 17 and under may not be left in hotel rooms while parents tour.
- Proof of passport and travel insurance will be required by September 30, 2020.
- A cell phone and international data plan for one adult in your party is required for this trip.
Want to go?
- First, please read the FAQs for this trip.
- Make certain you’re committed before registering. Travelers who register for trips without following through will be automatically waitlisted when registering for future trips.
- To register, submit this form.
- If you don’t receive a confirmation with payment information within 3 days, please email me.
- Your deposit will be due within 7 days of receiving my confirmation email.
- I’ll email a confirmation when I receive your payments, and send you periodic trip updates via email.
- And that’s it! Email me if you have any questions.