New Years 2018 Travel Deals
New Year’s Eve Traditions
New Year’s Eve can call in Vietnamese is "Tet" means is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members. Moreover, in the past, Tet was essential as it provided one of few long breaks during the agricultural year, which was held between the harvesting of the crops and the sowing of the next ones. To make it easier, one can imagine Tet as a combination of Christmas and New Year: every family will get together to have big meals, decorate Tet trees and eat Tet food but to welcome the new year instead of a religious cause.
If you happen to be in Cambodia on New Year’s Eve, then you’re in for a treat, because popular tourist spots will be celebrating with gusto as they welcome in 2018. In true Cambodian fashion, events won’t be announced until the 11th hour, but fear not, because, thankfully, we’re here to steer you in the right direction.
Laos is a country with three distinct New Year celebrations. While international New Year’s Eve on December 31 is becoming more popular, those traveling to Laos in mid-December or April will find themselves immersed in cultural New Year celebrations unique to Southeast Asia.
International New Year’s Eve
While December 31st is not traditionally a big holiday in Laos, Westerners wanting to celebrate will be able to find booze-fueled countdown parties organized by beer companies like Beer Lao and Heineken. In Vientiane, the Cultural Hall parking lot turns into a street festival with lights, DJs and vendors selling food and drink to revelers awaiting the countdown at midnight. Some Western restaurants in Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang will have New Year’s Eve dinner menus, stay open until midnight and include a champagne toast.
International New Year’s Day
While much of the Western world sleeps in on January 1st, hungover from a night of partying, Lao people enjoy day drinking and are more likely to invite their friends and family to their houses to eat, drink and be merry. Bring some fruit and beers along and you’ll certainly be invited to join in the festivities. Be prepared for lots of toasts, food and laughter. Lao people are known to throw a great party for any occasion.
Tips for New Years Travel Deals
These independent vacation packages are perfect for the travelers who want to see it all on their own time, but don’t want to spend hours planning. We make everything convenient, letting you bundle your choice of flights, hotel and even tours and day-trips in one package. Unless otherwise noted, hotels also include daily breakfast -- although you might stay up too late on New Year’s Eve to really take advantage of that on January 1st!
Looking for different cities and dates? It’s easy to use Customize Package to check for holiday packages available and discover your own New Years travel deals. Just click the search box at the top of this page and select your region, your destination of choice (if you have a specific place in mind) and choose December departure dates.
If the dates of your package don’t quite match what you had in mind, just click “Choose Your Own Dates” at the bottom of the list, or call our destination specialist team at 84-916-992-363 for expert assistance -- and no booking fees!
We also offer for traveller who travel from 01-Jan-2018 to 31-Feb-2018 a small gift is discount 15% for all tour start on this date range.
Please use promotion code: "NewYear2018" on our system if you book now and paynow or mention it to our sales in email.
Happy New Years!
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