The best of Cambodia and Vietnam is unveiled on this journey from Phnom Penh to Hanoi. Discover the region's culture and beauty as we visit the stunning ancient temples of Angkor, and be immersed in Vietnam's markets and vibrant streets. Add to the adventure an overnight boat stay on Halong Bay, friendly locals and lots of scrumptious food - the only thing left to do is choose when to go.
Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Cambodia and Vietnam.
By paying homage to ancient Angkor, you will one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi, you will uncover that vibrant mix of the various major influences.
Hoi An and Halong Bay unveil places of eternal beauty that have played their part in Vietnam's history.
The heritage of both Cambodia and Vietnam combines eastern cultures with western influences, resulting in the somewhat eclectic and magical mix that we enjoy today.
The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable part of Cambodia's recent history. You'll visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, which can be confronting and emotional. Please let your leader know if you do not want to visit these sights.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
It’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening. Layers are the best way to tackle this disparity in weather.
This is a fairly fast paced itinerary, covering the main highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam in just under 2 weeks. There is a few days of travelling involved, however we fly in between destinations to maximise your time in each. Be sure to book extra time in Phnom Penh or Hanoi if you want more time to explore these cities.
Included visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Going inside the tunnels is optional, probably best to avoid entering if you are likely to feel claustrophobic!
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 anticipate what the weather will be like.
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 11 (overnight boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews in the last year.
An amazing trip! Just about the perfect time frame. You move quickly, but see everything. The local guides' knowledge is excellent.
Review submitted 06 May 2017
Intrepid Travel's local guides are the best of the best! If you are looking for a trip designed for a traveler rather than a tourist, this is the way to go. You will see and learn more than ever imagined.
Review submitted 03 May 2017