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Bellevue, WA, October 3, 2013—The countries of Indochina—Vietnam and Cambodia—are of special interest to Americans of a “certain age.” But their exotic culture, tropical landscape, fascinating history and exquisite cuisine make them an appealing destination for everyone…especially with a discounted price.
World Spree, sister company of the wildly popular China Spree, has designed a 15-day Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour that takes in all the highlights and starts at only $3,699. Book and pay by October 31 and you’ll get a $400 discount to $3,299. The $3,299 price includes round-trip on Korean Air from San Francisco; all flights, ground transportation and transfers; deluxe hotel accommodations; daily American buffet breakfast; 10 lunches and 6 dinners; comprehensive sightseeing and entrance fees; professional tour escort and guides; taxes and fuel surcharge.
This eye-opening, memorable journey starts in Vietnam’s north, with the historic charms of Hanoi, known for its French colonial elegance and photogenic Old Quarter; takes an overnight cruise on the beautiful Halong Bay with its spectacular limestone outcrops and islets; visits the picturesque town of Hoi An, celebrated for its traditional architecture and lovely nearby beach; and continues to the former imperial capital of Hue for a cyclo-tour history lesson and splendid royal cuisine banquet..
In the south, the tour explores Vietnam’s flourishing commercial heart, Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon, full of reminders of the Vietnam War and the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Saigon is followed by another cruise that takes in the tropical beauties and villages of the Mekong Delta, known as Vietnam’s “rice basket.”
The tour finishes in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, where the big attraction is the magical temples of Angkor—and the renowned Angkor Wat—built when Angkor was the capital of a Khmer kingdom that stretched across much of Southeast Asia. On the way home, Korean Air stops in Seoul and provides a complimentary tour of the Korean capital.
The hotels World Spree has chosen include the famed 5-star Majestic in Saigon, the colonial-style Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, the luxurious Sheraton Hanoi, the historic and charming Saigon Morin in Hue, and the beachfront Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa.
The starting price is available in November, December, February and March. The price rises in the spring and summer and then goes down again in the fall. All prices are cash-only, are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. For more detailed information about the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour, log onto www.worldspree.com and click “Tour Packages,” then “Vietnam.” World Spree’s toll-free telephone number is 1-866-652-5656.
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