Traverse beautiful Cambodia and Vietnam, travelling from Phnom Penh to Hanoi.

From Vietnam to Cambodia, discover incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic histories and natural beauty. Travel to Cambodia and delve into the dramatic Khmer legacy in Phnom Penh and explore the intricate temples of Angkor Wat. Travel to Vietnam and view the country's colourful history on the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and explore the colonial-era among the architecture of Hanoi. This trip offers places of breathtaking beauty, from the beaches of Nha Trang and the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, to the jungles of Cambodia and the wonder of Halong Bay. Add a mix of friendly locals and age-old traditions to ensure the ultimate Indochina experience.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hanoi, Vietnam
Cambodia, Vietnam
Physical rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Wander among the richly decorated temples of Angkor

  • Experience local life on a Mekong homestay

  • Be seduced by the riverside charms of Phnom Penh

  • Cruise among the islands off Nha Trang

  • Sail the mighty Perfume River

  • Spend an evening on the peaceful waters of Halong Bay

Is this trip right for you?

  • The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable, part of Cambodia's recent history we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which can be confronting. Please let your leader know if you do not want to visit these sights.

  • Homestay in the Mekong Delta (1 night) - we spend one night in more basic homestay accommodation. While the homestays we use can vary, be prepared for camp beds with mosquito nets in a dormitory style, with shared facilities. However, most travellers find that this experience with locals is a real highlight

  • Overnight sleeper train (1 night) - Carriages have 4 berth compartment bunk style beds, with basic bedding provided. Shared amenities are located at the end of each carriage. While conditions on board are basic, not only are you able to wake up in a new location, you can also experience travelling like a local

  • Included boat trip from Nha Trang, also riding in a smaller basket boat, and with the opportunity for snorkelling. Let you leader know if you have any concerns about water based activities.

  • Vietnam average temperatures vary greatly between South and North. While there is no best time of year, it's best to check the seasonal patterns on our country information page, to gauge what the weather will be like.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017


18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners


Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Taxi


Homestay (1 night), Hotel (16 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
  • Siem Reap - 2 days with a local guide
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity
  • Mekong Delta - Sightseeing tour including cottage industries
  • Ho Chi Minh City - KOTO breakfast
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Mekong Delta - Floating Market
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Nha Trang - Hon Mun Island swimming and snorkelling
  • Nha Trang - Boat trip including lunch
  • Nha Trang - Row boat tour
  • Hoi An - Ancient town walk and entrance ticket
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Perfume river cruise and Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Royal tomb
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Tour
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise

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Important notes

1. Passport Details: Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 7 (homestay), 9 (Overnight Train), 18 (overnight boat), and day use rooms on Days 9 & 10, where you will be in shared accommodation.

Essential Trip Information

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Our Classic Cambodia & Vietnam trips score an average of 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.

Classic Cambodia & Vietnam, October 2016

Jill and Mark Grummon

Classic Cambodia & Vietnam, October 2016

Brian & Judy Carson