Travel across the heart of Indochina through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
Vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia, beguiling Bangkok; this journey covers the very best of Indochina. From the graceful elegance of Hanoi, across the serene beauty of Halong Bay, to the quaint charms of Hoi An and the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, experience ancient customs and delicious cuisine while travelling through the heart of Vietnam. Embark on an exciting tour down the Mekong river to Phnom Penh, and spend several days exploring the enigmatic temples of Angkor Wat. The bright lights of Bangkok are the ideal way to cap off this Indochina Discovery adventure.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
This trip has had a name change for 2018 and was previously published as “Indochina Discovery”
Spend 2 nights exploring the hills and communities of the Da Bac region, with stunning scenery and local homestays get a feel for rural Vietnamese life.
Cruise the sea of the limestone karst studded Halong Bay
Spend a day in Hue, touring the city's sights on a motorbike, cruising down Perfume River and eating lunch at a serene nunnery
Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial
Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's premier sights
See Vietnam and Cambodia through an exciting mix of transport, including motorbike, basket boat, dragon boat, junk boat, bus and train
This tour involves 2 nights in homestays and 1 night in a local guesthouse. Conditions can be basic, with shared bathrooms, cold showers, mixed gender dormitory style rooms. Mosquito nets and linen are provided. This is a great way to get to really know the destination.
One night of this trip is spent on overnight sleeper trains with journeys of up to 12 hours. Although the conditions are basic and you'll be sharing a compartment with four to six people, this is the best way to maximise your time spent at various destinations.
This trip involves a 10km trek in the hills of Da Bac, as well as included city walking tours. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to truly get under the skin of a place.
This trip does involve some long travel days by bus, so be prepared for some driving as you move through three countries. This is, of course, a great chance to take in all the varied scenery and snapshots of rural life.
The weather in Vietnam and Cambodia can be hot and sticky, particularly during the monsoon seasons, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Always carry plenty of water.
1. Please provide full passport details 45 days prior to departure in order to secure Vietnam train tickets.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 & 3 (Homestays), 5 (Overnight Boat), Day 6 (Overnight Train), Day 13 (Guesthouse) and included day use rooms, where accommodation will be shared.
Our Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure trips score an average of 4.84 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
What an experience! Every day was filled with new activities and fun things to do. It is a perfect mix of organized tours and free time. The home stays show you how the people really live. Sampans, tuk tuks, junks, river boats, motorbikes, bikes, bamboo train -- so much variation! A trip of a lifetime.
Review submitted 16 Mar 2018