Southeast Asian Odyssey - Vietnam & Cambodia
Dates: March 6–15, 2024
Did you know that Southeast Asia is home to the largest NIU Alumni population outside of Illinois?
Vietnam, like all places, has a complex past. For Americans, it is a place often shrouded in mystery, as thick as the mist that sits on Halong Bay. We have seen it portrayed in our popular culture, in movies like Forrest Gump or Full Metal Jacket, and we have long heard about the upheaval that the Vietnamese conflict brought to our streets, to families of lost soldiers, and to our collective memory.
Before COVID, Vietnam welcomed over 18 million international tourists, its highest number ever. It is the fifth most-visited country in the Asia Pacific region, competing with heavy hitters like Japan and Australia. It is home to thirty-one national parks, and Halong Bay is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Hanoi is consistently ranked as a top-ten city of the world.
In addition to the top-notch cuisine and friendly people, there is the opportunity to visit and pay respect to historical military sites. These include the Hỏa Lò Prison, the Củ Chi tunnels, and the War Remnants Museum.
Staff Host: Andrea Hodgman
Andrea Hodgman is the director of alumni travel for the NIU Foundation. She is responsible for selecting and fulfilling alumni travel trips, which boost engagement and affinity.
$5,695 per person, double occupancy from Chicago. The single-room supplement is $1,190.
Ready to make your reservation? Contact Andrea Hodgman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day by Day Itinerary:
• March 6: Chicago/En route
• March 7: En route (International Date Line; transfer in Taipei)
• March 8: Ho Chi Minh City
• March 9: Ho Chi Minh City
• March 10: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta
• March 11: Siem Reap
• March 12: Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, & Angkor Wat
• March 13: Kampong Phluk/Banteay Srei
• March 14: Siem Reap/Ho Chi Minh City
• March 15: Departure for US
Prepare for your trip with travel insurance. Travel insurance is very important to protect your trip investment. Please review the recorded webinar “Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know for Your Next Trip,” prepared by our partners at USI Insurance Services, for more information on travel insurance.