Classic Cambodia & Vietnam

20 Days | From Vietnam to Cambodia, discover incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic histories and natural beauty.

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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 architecture of Hanoi. This trip offers places of breathtaking beauty, from the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, to the temples of Cambodia and the wonder of Halong Bay. Add a mix of friendly locals and age-old traditions to ensure the ultimate South East Asian experience.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Cambodia & Vietnam including Cambodia and Vietnam
Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Hanoi, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKKHC
This trip generates 89 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the amazing Angkor archaeological complex in depth with your included three-day pass, so as well as guided tours, you have the option to return and explore at your own pace.
  • Be treated to an overnight stay on a traditional junk sailing boat in Halong Bay – wake up and feel like you’re still in a dream, surrounded by the incredible limestone karsts and turquoise waters of this magical place.
  • You’ll take a culinary journey to discover the mouth-watering, achingly fresh delights of Vietnam. From slurping traditional Bun Bo Hue, to digging into a vegetarian feast at a local nunnery, to enjoying a home-cooked lunch with locals in Ninh Binh – your tastebuds won’t be the same again.
  • Be welcomed into a Cambodian village for a tour of their agricultural surroundings and enjoy sunset drinks with a local family in their stilt house.
  • Visit a restaurant with a difference and enjoy a special lunch at KOTO restaurant – an Intrepid Foundation supported program that teaches disadvantaged youth hospitality skills.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The stories and history shared at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are confronting and many travellers will find them upsetting. This is an important part of Cambodia's recent history that we feel is important for travellers to know. If you would prefer not to join these activities your leader can recommend some optional alternatives. Some further information on visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ekcan be found here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/importance-visiting-cambodia-killing-fields/
  • You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it's hot.
  • While the pace is generally easy, there is some walking involved on this trip, with walking tours in the downtown areas of each city, as well as a walk in the caves at Halong Bay.
  • At the guesthouse in the Mekong Delta, we stay in simpler accommodation than other destinations on the trip. Amenities are shared and may have cold water only.
  • Lunar New Year is an annual festival that runs for several days. 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 locals are travelling around the country. Please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You'll find dates and further information in the "Climate and seasonal information" section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Depending on where you come from, the weather in Vietnam might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. We recommend checking online for what the typical temperatures will be at the time of the year you are looking to travel to see what to expect - this page might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam

Itinerary

Map of Classic Cambodia & Vietnam including Cambodia and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

18 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (17 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Siem Reap - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Temple Blessing
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srei Temple visit
  • Siem Reap - Village visit
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Welcome Dinner
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise with visits to local producers
  • Mekong Delta - Home-cooked lunch
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hue - Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hanoi - KOTO lunch
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda & HCM stilt house
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu
  • Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve Boat Trip
  • Ninh Binh - Home Cooked Lunch
  • Ninh Binh - Thung Nham Ecotourism Zone
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Tour
  • Hanoi - Local water puppet performance
Add on activities
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Khmer traditional massage - USD17
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srey Butterfly Center - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: Boat & Bike with Local Dinner Experience Urban Adventure - USD85
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery - USD77
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND50000
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology - VND40000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 8 (Guesthouse) and Day 18 (Boat) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. 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.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for sightseeing tickets. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
4. 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.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews submitted.
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Emma · Traveled April 2024
A once in a lifetime trip. An incredible journey and I got to see so much in a short space of time. The people are lovely and fun. If u like history this is the tour for you. If not, the food is delicious!!!
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

William · Traveled March 2024
This was a great tour. We saw lots of interesting sites, learned a lot and had great tour leaders.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Susan · Traveled February 2024
Great trip full of culture and history. Our tour leaders were excellent and made sure we had a great time. And our travelling companions were an enjoyable like minded group.
Review submitted 24 Mar 2024

LYNELLE · Traveled February 2024
We are a couple in early 60's & travelled on Intrepid's Comfort style Classic Cambodia & Vietnam 20 day trip. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip - our accomodation was very good overall, couldn't fault anywhere we stayed. Had 2 lovely guides & inclusions were good & things were well organised every day, although sometimes travel times were longer than anticipated due to traffic.
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024

Piali · Traveled February 2024
Review submitted 11 Mar 2024
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