Drive along the vast Mekong Delta, which stretches over approximately 15,000 square miles. This scenic spot accounts for more than half of Vietnam's rice production and is affectionately known as Vietnam's 'Rice Bowl'. One of his highlights is visiting local eateries to see how traditional sweets and sake are made and then try them yourself. Plus, explore colorful local markets, ride a sampan to a brick factory, visit a fish farm, and many other fascinating activities.
Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and learn about the austere Khmer Rouge regime. Interact with friendly Cambodians at work and play, and explore several villages to meet silk weavers, master silversmiths and local school children.
Other highlights include an oxcart ride through the countryside and a visit to a farm to learn about daily life. You will also participate in a traditional water blessing ceremony performed by a local monk.
On the other side of the Mekong River you can explore the amazing sights 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.
Enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance in enchanting Siem Reap and explore the spectacular Angkor temple complex, whose architectural splendor is perhaps unparalleled among the world's ancient monuments.
See several temples, including the majestic Angkor Wat and the mesmerizing Bayon Face. Researchers now believe that Angkor was 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'll have a better understanding of the river's creatures and the friendly people who depend on it.