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13 Days | Explore the old-world charm of Vietnam and Cambodia.

5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia on a 13-day Premium adventure. Uncover the oriental influences of the historic Asian traders, settlers and indigenous people that have made this part of the world a cornerstone for empires and colonies. From navigating the various fusions of east and west in Hoi An, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to cruising the natural UNESCO World Heritage listed wonderland of Halong Bay and exploring war time monuments, and experiencing one of the world’s great archaeological treasures at Angkor, this journey will share the best of these countries’ history, nature and tradition.

Trip overview

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Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Vietnam, Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TVPHC
This trip generates 84.58 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh with your local leaders who will help to uncover the diverse mix of influences and layered histories of each destination.
  • Taste the best of Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine during Exclusive Experiences – dine at a social enterprise aimed at providing vocational and hospitality skills to young workers in Hanoi, and enjoy a privately catered breakfast on the shores of the Srah Srang Lake.
  • Soak up your surroundings during two Feature Stays – an overnight cruise in Halong Bay on a traditional junk-style boat and a 3-night stay at a resort in Siem Reap, offering a tropical oasis escape.
  • Enjoy two days of fully guided temple tours in Siem Reap, with in-depth insights into the history of these extraordinary structures and plenty of time at Angkor Wat, plus an Exclusive Experience morning accompanied by a private photography coach.
  • Gain an understanding of local culture during Exclusive Experiences, including a soul-stirring Hat Xam performance, a visit to a working monastery and a tour of a centuries-old pottery village. 

Is this trip right for you?
  • In 2023, Tet (Lunar New Year) will run from the 21st to the 27th of January. This is a fascinating and rewarding time to see the country, however you do need to be prepared for some businesses to be closed, tourist sites to be very busy and for transport to be packed as many Vietnamese are travelling around the country. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private Minibus, Remork (tuk tuk)

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Halong Bay overnight boat feature stay (1 night), Siem Reap feature stay (3 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Welcome Dinner
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi - Hat Xam performance
  • Halong Bay - Tai Chi
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Pottery Village Experience
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Santuk Silk Farm Tour and Lunch
  • Skun Village Market Stop
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Photography Coach
  • Siem Reap - Lum Orng Khmer Dinner
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srei Temple visit
  • Siem Reap - Private Breakfast at Srah Srong Lake
Add on activities
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD35
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND30000
  • Hoi An - Farm to Table dining experience at Tra Que Village and Mua restaurant - USD84
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Khmer massage - USD17
  • Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip (guide and remork transport included) - USD15
  • Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Cambodian Cook-out - USD52
  • Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Street Food by Night - USD48
  • Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Countryside by Bike - USD67

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (boat) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic and international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for internal flights. 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.
5. Local authorities only permit a limited number of boats to stay overnight in Halong Bay. To ensure all travellers can be accommodated on board available boats, on rare occasions you may stay on a larger boat (with up to 12 cabins) and share your boat with another group. Otherwise, we may swap the activities and destinations of Days 2 and 3 to provide you the best possible experience. The route taken and inclusions on board will remain the same.
6. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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MARILYN · Traveled September 2023
Loved the Premium Vietnam and Cambodia trip. We had great trip leaders and covered all the main sites in this shorter trip by flying regionally where possible. I especially loved the overnight boat cruise in Ha Long Bay and the kayaking as well as Hoi An. Ideally, I’d have loved another night in Hoi An. I may have to go back!
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Amanda · Traveled April 2023
Our small group premium trip with Intrepid allowed us to authentically & responsibly experience Vietnam and Cambodia up close - while enjoying comfortable travel & accommodation. Our tour guides Ashley & Bun were excellent hosts - professional, knowledgeable, organised and both had a great sense of humour! Will definitely travel with Intrepid again!
Review submitted 28 Apr 2023

Barbara · Traveled February 2023
I went on the Vietnam and Cambodia premium tour at the end of February/beginning of March 2023. I highly recommend! The accommodations were lovely, the food tasty, the activities fun and most of all, the tour guides, Tu in Vietnam and Pheap in Cambodia, were amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the tour, but for different reasons. Vietnam was fast paced and exciting, while Cambodia was a little slower and full of culture. I am glad that I did both countries together as one tour - it was very easy to travel to Cambodia and worth it since I came all the way from the USA.
Review submitted 11 Mar 2023

Manimala · Traveled February 2023
I would highly recommend this trip as it provided a good insight and introduction to Vietnam and angkor wat. However as there so much more to Vietnam and Cambodia, you will definitely want to come back to both countries and fo a more in depth trip.
Review submitted 17 Feb 2023

Dzevada · Traveled December 2022
Enjoyed this tour very much
Review submitted 15 Jan 2023
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