Travel to Laos and Vietnam
The Southeast Asia travel experience is magical, with incredibly friendly people, fascinating cultures and histories, and beautiful, lush tropical landscapes. The French and Chinese influences on the local cultures create an exotic fusion of religion, foods, dress art, and customs. That said, each country in Southeast Asia is unique, from industrious and proud Vietnam, to Cambodia with its ancient temple complexes, to tranquil Laos, with its leisurely way of life and kind, warmhearted people. Rivers dominate the landscape, especially the mighty Mekong which flows from China into Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. The lush green hills of Southeast Asia are home to tribal people who still practice animist religions, and the lower elevations are filled with strikingly graceful and colorful Buddhist temples.