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Vietnam & Cambodia

Nov 17 - Dec 3 2016

Paint your way through the ‘pearl of the orient’ on an incredible two week adventure.  Our tour begins in HoChi Mihn City formerly known as Saigon, is located at the heart of the southern part of Vietnam, between the northern edge of the Mekong Delta and the South Eastern region of volcanic red soil.  Over the past three centuries, Saigon, once praised as the “Pearl of the Orient”, was known as an important trade center for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants.

Our trip continues to Hoi An an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Our final stop in Vietmam is the city of  Hanoi, often referred to as the grand dame of Asia, and finally we head to Cambodia.  The life- support system for the temples of Angkor, Cambodia’s eighth wonder of the world, Siem Reap was always destined for great things, but few people saw them coming this thick and this fast. It has reinvented itself as the epicenter of the new Cambodia, with more guesthouses and hotels than temples, world-class wining dining and spas.

Ha Long Bay

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November 18th to 21st

Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of
Vietnam. Ha Long Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of
various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach.

Hoi An

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November 22nd to 25th

Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the
15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and
foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Ho Chi Minh City

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November 26th to 30th

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is located at the heart of the southern part of Vietnam, between the northern edge of the
Mekong Delta and the South Eastern region of volcanic red soil. Ho Chi Minh City is intertwined
with natural forest, vast plains, long coast and hundreds of rivers and canals.

Siem Reap

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December 1st to 3rd

Back in the 1960’s it was the place to be in Southeast Asia with a steady stream of the rich and famous. The life- support system for the temples of Angkor, Cambodia’s eighth wonder of the world. It has reinvented itself as the epicentre of the new Cambodia, with more guesthouses and hotels than
temples, world-class wining dining and spas.

Guest Artists

Mark Glavina

In 1997, Mark Glavina opened Phoenix Art Workshop, which has been hosting art classes both locally and abroad with his very successful and popular international art excursions. Mark’s passion for cultural travel and location painting for over 10 years is celebrated with the establishment of the Travelling Brush.

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