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ACIS - Cities of Indochina - Educational tour to Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
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Centuries-old Cambodian temples and cultural touchstones like floating markets and the art of Vietnamese calligraphy provide portals into Indochina’s fabled past.


DAY 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

DAY 2: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok. Meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 3: Bangkok

Discover the city on a guided sightseeing tour, then board a boat for a ride through the canals of Thonburi Klongs. You'll also see the Grand Palace, an impressive example of an ancient Siamese court. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace.

DAY 4: Bangkok

Spend the day today west of Bangkok beginning with the floating market of Damnoen Saduak. After lunch at the Rose Garden resort, you'll attend a Thai village show for an introduction to Thai life. You'll also see the Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest Buddhist pagoda in the world.

DAY 5: Siem Reap

When you have finished breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. After arriving and checking in at the hotel, your tour will bring you to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Inner Royal City, built at the end of the 12th century. Within the walls of Angkor Thom, you'll be able to visit Bayon—the ancient temple grounds—the temple of Phimeanakas and Elephant Terrace. This afternoon, you'll tour the magnificent Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century.

DAY 6: Siem Reap

The temples around the Siem Reap area will continue to astound you. The ones you will visit today were built between the 10th and 13th centuries and are dedicated to Hindu gods or to Buddha. Among those you will see this morning are Kravan, Pre Rup, Mebon Oriental, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. After lunch, you'll continue with Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Finally, climb the temple stairs to see the spectacular sunset from Phnom Bakheng.

DAY 7: Ho Chi Minh City

Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. After lunch, you'll tour Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft center in the center of Siem Reap. Les Chantiers Ecole was founded in 1992 and its aim is to revive the ancient art of Khmer workmanship. You'll also stop by a local market before transferring to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 8: Ho Chi Minh City

After a good night's rest and breakfast at the hotel, tour the amazing complex of underground tunnels used in the Vietnam War at Cu Chi. Then visit the home of expert calligraphy artist Mr. Le Lan to learn about the honored art of Vietnamese calligraphy. This afternoon's sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh includes the War Remnants Museum, former Presidential Palace and Thien Hau Pagoda.

DAY 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, enjoy a boat trip along the Mekong River. Experience the daily life of the people who live and work on the river. A stop at the floating market of Cai Be is included.

DAY 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.

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  • Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups
 
  • Stay cool and hydrated with unlimited drinking water on your bus daily
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  • Tour the amazing complex of underground tunnels used in the Vietnam War at Cu Chi
 
  • Experience the daily life of the people who live and work on the Mekong River during a boat trip
 
  • Explore the floating market of Damnoen Saduak
Educational Trip of Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew

Educational Travel Cambodia

Siem Reap

Educational Travel Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Capitol Building

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the major tenets of Buddhism and Hinduism after visiting the ancient temples near Siem Reap.
  • Students will learn about the current governmental structure in the country they are visiting and analyze why that system may have emerged in that particular place and time.
  • Students will become acquainted with the traditional cultures of the regions they are visiting at various handicraft centers.
 

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