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Maximize your time in Southeast Asia with this immersive Cambodian extension that unveils dazzling Angkor Wat — one of the world’s largest temple complexes. You’ll fly to Siem Reap, the gateway city to this sprawling UNESCO-listed compound, where you’ll discover the former seat of the Khmer kingdom on a two-day exploration. Plus, get a feel for local life with visits to a local dance school and silk farm, and even learn traditional skills such as palm weaving when you interact with local villagers. Don’t miss your chance to discover one of Southeast Asia’s most important temples on this compact extension filled with cultural marvels, both ancient and contemporary.
Fly to Cambodia
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Cambodia.
Cross the International Date Line
You’ll cross the International Date Line today, meaning that you’ll arrive in Cambodia on Day 3.
Arrival in Siem Reap
You’re finally in Cambodia! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a representative will meet you at the airport and assist with the transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimate; tonight, dinner is included at the hotel.
Tour the Angkor Wat complex, and delve into local life with visits to a dance school and silk farm
Embark on a tour of the Angkor complex today, spending half a day meandering through the centuries-old terraces, pathways, and temples of this sprawling complex. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Cultural Discoveries: In the afternoon, get a glimpse into local life during visits to a Cambodian dance school and silk farm. Then, enjoy a traditional Angkor dance performance during a sumptuous buffet dinner. Get your camera ready: What a day for taking photos: You’ll not only get up close and personal with one of the world’s most famous monuments — where you can snap shots of the startlingly well-preserved and intricately carved bas reliefs — you’ll also get to capture the smiling faces and impressive skills of Cambodian dancers.
Explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm
Get a second chance to explore the immense majesty of the Angkor Wat complex today. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom and the Ta Prohm temple, too. Enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own, or head off on an optional Angkor gondola tour, which includes dinner.
Siem Reap village walking tour
Today, travel to a rural village for a guided walking tour that sheds light on local life and will immerse you in the day-to-day goings-on here. Cultural Discovery: You’ll interact with local villagers, learning their traditional skills, such as palm leaf weaving, and more. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, and toast to the expedition discoveries ahead.
Head to Singapore
Today you’ll depart Siem Reap and fly to Singapore, where you’ll join the base program.
Proud capital of Spain’s Catalonia province, Barcelona offers an unrivaled blend of historic treasures, cosmopolitan culture and architectural showpieces, all underlined by a spectacular culinary scene. This is the city of Antoni Gaudí, the Modernism architect whose surreal style changed the cityscape with works like La Sagrada Família Cathedral. This is a famously gracious city where wide, tree-lined boulevards were made for strolling, intimate tapas and wine bars were made for lingering, and richly historic quarters and artistic institutions were made for deep exploring. Immerse yourself in Barcelona and find out what Catalonians are so passionate about.
Exploring Barcelona on your own
After two days in Barcelona on your base tour, you have more time today to follow your own whims in this epic city. If you are looking to admire some of the city’s Modernism structures treasures, head to Passieg de Gràcia, the city’s most beautiful street. Three of the most notable are located in the “Block of Discord,” so named for the ways in which these buildings shattered artistic conventions of their day. The Casa Batllo is Gaudí’s eerily fascinating “House of Bones.” Next door, the gabled Casa Amatller features Renaissance touches; it was designed for a local chocolatier. And the Casa Lleó Morera is one of the city’s best examples of Modernism architecture for its seamless natural and organic motifs.
Ascension to a stunning mountain abbey
Leave the city behind today to visit the astonishing Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. This Benedictine monastery was founded in the 11th century and is still overseen by some 70 monks. Its setting is as inspiring as its basilica, nestled among the crags of a mountain slope in an otherworldly landscape of dome-like rock formations. You will see the revered Black Madonna in the basilica and have ample time to admire the sweeping views of the Catalonian countryside. Back in Barcelona, you might spend your free afternoon among the greenery of Parc de Montjuic, accessible via an aerial tram from the port. Tonight, convene with your expeditioners and toast your discoveries at a festive Farewell Dinner.
Head to the Barcelona airport for you flight back to the U.S.