Vietnam & Cambodia with Andrew Zimmerman
One Departure Only | October 4 - 11, 2020
True Vietnam & Cambodia
Savor all sides of the world’s most delicious destinations with a celebrated chef at your side
October 4 - 11, 2020
One departure only with Andrew Zimmerman—and likely to sell out!
8 days, 7 nights
Best of Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh
Chanting monks offer you a blessing as morning mist rises over the jungle. Then you’re stepping over twisting roots, scaling down the ancient, crumbling walls of the world’s greatest temples. This Cambodia dawn is a breathless discovery of ancient cultures—and of yourself. It follows the thrill of sampling Ho Chi Minh City’s best street food, rushing down alleys on the back of a scooter and visiting with families of the Mekong reached by rowboat on narrow backwaters. This is much more than the Vietnam or Cambodia you grew up hearing about. This is the true Vietnam and Cambodia.
Your eight-day exploration of Southeast Asia comes with unforgettable company: award-winning chef and restaurateur Andrew Zimmerman. His zest for local interaction is infectious. You’ll see food and place differently as we skim the highlights and delve deep into cultural hotspots of two boundlessly fascinating destinations.
This adventure is for you if you like to know the story behind every bite of every meal. We’ll eat very, very well, of course, but also sleep in supreme comfort, explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, float the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta, learn the secrets of local home-cooked meals and meet with a royal princess! It’s a journey you’ll never forget.
Traditional street food, the best local dishes, meals prepared by top regional chefs
Street markets and swank cocktail bars, royal palaces, majestic Angkor Wat at sunset
Buddhist shrines, a sunrise blessing by monks, the rituals of ancient civilizations
The people we’ll meet, the amazing food we’ll eat, our journey together with Andrew
3 Reasons to Travel with Andrew Zimmerman
Inventive doesn’t even begin to describe Andrew Zimmerman. The Chicago chef of vintage-turned-contemporary Sepia, and of worldly street food-inspired Proxi, ties culture and taste on every plate. He’s a five-time James Beard finalist and a ten-time Michelin star winner who pushes boundaries while blending cross-continental flavors. Vietnam and Cambodia with Andrew will be the culinary journey of a lifetime.
It's About the Journey
Andrew deftly balanced seasonality, textures and global influence. An avid traveler, his goal is to create dishes whose roots and flavors wander country to country and meld together into authentic and inventive creations.
More Than a Chef
Andrew showcases cuisine to cultivate cultural understanding. Sure, he’s won Iron Chef America and has been featured in countless festivals and foodie events. He’s equally proud of winning Plate Magazine’s 'Humanitarian of the Year Award' and being part of American Chefs Corps.
Ready to Explore
Andrew’s Proxi is a tour of street eats from Mexico to Istanbul to Bangkok. He uses travel to influence what ends up on the menu, and is keen to explore Vietnam and Cambodia for new inspirations.
Myst Dong KhoiHo Chi Minh City
Think “Myst” as in mystery. It’s full-blown luxury in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's historic center. Tropical plants sprout from the windows of its Cubist-style tower set along a wide curve of the river. You enter an industrial lobby, benefitting from iron beams reclaimed for the old shipyards. The Asian-themed restaurant is by a rooftop lap pool, with more city views. The artful, cozy rooms have all the comforts you'd expect.
Raffles Hotel Le RoyalPhnom Penh
This Art Deco masterpiece of Phnom Penh grants you access into different times. It’s been the capital’s 'grand dame' since it opened in 1929. The setting is perfect—a lush, tree-lined boulevard a short way from temples, museums and the riverfront promenade. Rooms are luxurious, with marble bathrooms and some with balconies. Relaxation comes easy at Le Royal—at the spa, the courtyard pool, at the iconic Elephant Bar for afternoon tea.
Shinta ManiSiem Reap
Our Siem Reap base gives the best of both worlds. It’s a contemporary chic resort, filled with artful decors and lush looks out to the tropical gardens and pool. Every room brims in comfort, with modern Khmer artworks and a balcony to sit with a drink. And the hotel is amidst the walkable French Quarter, meaning immediate access to markets, shops and cafes of Siem Reap. Best is the resort’s mindfulness to its community. It contributes to several local social projects, including clinics and a village school.
People Love Modern Adventure’s Vietnam & Cambodia
Book Vietnam & Cambodia with Andrew Zimmerman
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; flight from Saigon to Phnom Penh; visa for travel in Cambodia; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; visa for travel in Vietnam; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at 8:00am on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the The Myst Dong Khoi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). The closest airport is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). We recommend arriving on or before October 3 to ensure you’re at our starting point on time.
Our adventure ends on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Siem Reap. The closest airport is the Siem Reap International Airport (REP), your flight may depart at any time.
What travel documents are needed?
U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa before traveling into Vietnam. It is your responsibility to obtain this required travel document. Modern Adventure does not provide visas for your entry; please visit the Vietnam Visa Page for step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a Vietnamese visa. Additionally a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining beyond the date of your arrival is required. For citizens of other countries, please check with your local Vietnamese embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Guests will also need a visa to enter Cambodia. For Americans and citizens of most countries, your tourist visa is obtainable upon arrival at the Siem Reap International Airport, you’ll need to bring a passport photo. Visas are valid for up to one month stay in Cambodia. Modern Adventure will cover the costs associated with your visa for travel into Cambodia.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $750 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before June 30, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between July 1 and August 4, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after August 5 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (See our Terms and Conditions for full details).