Explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand on a tour through Indochina

Experience the very best of Indochina on this awesome adventure through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Enjoy a steaming bowl of pho from a street stall in Ho Chi Minh City, relax on a beach in Nha Trang, admire the temples of Angkor and get some insight into everyday Khmer life at a rural homestay. With faded colonial elegance in Hanoi, the rustic charm of Kompong Cham and the urban buzz of Bangkok, there's a lot to dazzle your senses on this exploration through Indochina.

Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Countries
Themes
Explorer
Code
TVRKC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
451kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Sail across stunning Halong Bay
  • Admire ancient royal relics in Hue
  • Slip into tailor-made clothes in picturesque Hoi An
  • Soak up the sun on Nha Trang's sandy beaches
  • Haggle with traders at the grand Russian Market in Phnom Penh
  • Become part of family life in rural Cambodia
  • Be awed by the first sight of the ancient Angkor complex
  • Feast on traditional Thai favourites

Itinerary

Arrive early to explore the chaotic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is an alluring city of contrasts, best discovered on foot. Walk along Hanoi's pagoda-studded lake and perhaps visit some of its rich cultural sights.
With more than 3000 spectacular limestone islands, World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. After an afternoon of cruising among these islands, spend the night in Halong City.
Jump on a bus back to Hanoi and stretch your legs on a walking tour of the historic Old Quarter. Afterwards, catch the overnight sleeper train to Hue.
Explore the beautiful countryside around Hue by bike, take a boat cruise down the majestic Perfume River and discover royal relics. If time permits, meander through the bustling Dong Ba Market and pick up a delicious royal rice cake or three.
Preserved in all its perfection, Hoi An is as charming as it is pretty. Step back in time as you stroll the city’s lantern-lit streets and soak up the ambiance of the colourful markets. Why not take a trip out to beautiful Cua Dai Beach, cycle through lush rice fields or explore the array of art galleries.
Home to picture-perfect beaches, vibrant nightlife, amazing snorkelling and consistently superb weather, Nha Trang dazzles with its myriad delights. Tear yourself away from its sandy shores in time to catch an overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City.
Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s largest city. Wander streets lined with shops and stalls, listen to the chatter of vendors and smell the fragrant aromas of some of the best street food in the country.
Farewell Vietnam and board a public bus bound for Phnom Penh. Learn about Cambodia’s tragic recent history at haunting Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields.
Head out into the countryside and be treated to a rural village homestay. Spend time practising Cambodian language skills with the locals, and revel in the delightful change of pace and the spoils of home cooking.
Hit the beach in one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. While in Sihanoukville, take the opportunity to explore surrounding islands on a boat trip or visit the lush Ream National Park.
Return to Phnom Penh and discover more sights in this beguiling city. Perhaps wander through the bustling market stalls of Psar Thmei or relax with a traditional massage.
Admire the fading French architecture of Kompong Cham. This charming city and surrounds is also the perfect place for a two-wheeled adventure.
Don't miss Cambodia's extraordinary temples of Angkor - just a short ride away from the town of Siem Reap. The sight of these iconic ancient wonders framed against a sunset backdrop has to be seen to be believed.
Cross the border into Thailand and cover the home stretch to Bangkok. Why not relax on a slow-going longtail boat or check out the verdant gardens of the Grand Palace.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Public bus, Train
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (17 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Chambok - Traditional Dancing
  • Halong Bay - Boat cruise
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Siem Reap - 1 day Angkor Pass

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip please see trip notes for further information.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Explore Indochina trips score an average of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.

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