Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Hearty breakfasts and delicious, authentic, cuisine at local restaurants for lunches and dinners—with meals times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground passageways constructed by the Viet Cong in the 1940's, and used with renewed purpose against the Americans and South Vietnamese beginning in the 1960's. Gain an intimate perspective on the Vietnam War as you learn about the construction of this military network, tales of its use and the attacks against it before climbing down to explore part of the passages firsthand.
The lifeblood of the thriving agricultural community that lines its sides, the Damnoen Saduak canal serves as transportation, irrigation, market stalls and more. Experience the lively sights, sounds and smells of the market, interacting with the locals as they buy and sell produce grown in the surrounding fertile land from hundreds of small rowing boats lining the canal.
Vietnamese calligraphy, once just the venue of the liberated elite, has been growing in popularity and is still used as part of the traditional celebration of special occasions such as the Lunar New Year. Visit the home of one of Vietnam's best-known expert calligraphists, Mr. Le Lan, for a lesson in the history, brush strokes and meanings of the art. Then try your hand at creating your own calming, meditative masterpiece.
Students share some of the most impactful and rewarding moments of their educational tour experience, teachers share the level of quality and care they get from ACIS, and tour managers share a bit of the magic they witness as they facilitate learning and a love of new cultures for ACIS groups across the globe.
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Bangkok. Meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel.
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.
Spend the day today west of Bangkok, first experiencing the incredible
floating market of Damnoen Saduak. After lunch at the Sampran Riverside resort, you'll visit Patom Organic Village where you can take part in a hands-on workshop to learn more about the journey of organic raw materials into Patom food and personal care products. Then tour a local farm where you'll learn more about sustainable and organic farming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $300Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $250Add to Tour