Drive along the vast Mekong Delta, which spans nearly 15,000 square miles. This scenic region accounts for more than half of Vietnam's rice production, earning it the nickname of the country's 'rice ball'. One of his highlights is visiting a local establishment to see how traditional sweets and sake are made, then tasting it for yourself. Also explore colorful local markets, ride a sampan to visit a brick factory, visit a fish farm and many other fascinating activities.
Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the magnificent Silver Pagoda, and learn about the sober Khmer Rouge regime. Work and play with friendly Cambodian people, explore several villages and meet silk weavers, skilled silversmiths and local school children.
Other highlights include an oxcart ride through the countryside and a visit to a farmer's home to learn about his daily life. You will also participate in a traditional water blessing ceremony performed by a local monk.
Cross the Mekong River and explore the stunning landscapes on land. In Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a sightseeing tour, cooking class and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.
In charming Siem Reap, enjoy traditional Apsara dance performances and explore the magnificent Angkor temple complex, an architectural marvel among the world's ancient monuments.
See several temples, including the majestic Angkor Wat and the enchanting face of Bayon. Researchers now believe that Angkor is the world's largest pre-industrial city, and that the remaining temples are a testament to the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire.
By the end of your trip along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of river life and the friendly people who depend on it.