Travel across the heart of South East Asia through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
Vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia, beguiling Bangkok; this journey covers the very best of South East Asia. 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 South East Asian adventure.
This combination trip includes our most popular itinerary in Cambodia along with one of our favourite new itineraries.
Spend one night exploring the hills and communities of the Da Bac region, with stunning scenery and a local homestay you'll 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
Angkor Wat. Need we say more? As well as a guided tour, you’ll also have a pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap so you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like.
Discover Kampong Luong and the countryside around Battambang with a visit to a floating village and a bike ride around farms and cottage industries.
Get familiar with Khmer cuisine - here’s a sample of what’s in store for your tastebuds: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodian-food-guide/
Have expert advice on hand the whole way with an experienced local leader to help you get the best out of your time in Vietnam & Cambodia, like Channa: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/channa-intrepid-leader-cambodia/
Travel from Vietnam to Thailand, experiencing the contrasts between three of the regions most fascinating countries.
This tour involves one night in a homestay 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.
The stories and history shared at the Killing Fields and S21 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 can be found here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/importance-visiting-cambodia-k...
There are some long travel days by both private and public transport (up to 10 hours on the road), including the days that we cross from Vietnam to Cambodia and Cambodia to Thailand. Your leader and local guides will assist with the border crossings, but plenty of patience is advised.
Some travellers enjoy Siem Reap so much that they decide they want to stay extra days rather than continuing with the group to Bangkok. You are welcome to sign off the trip to enjoy more of Cambodia, however we aren’t able to reimburse any unused services or provide alternate onward travel arrangements.
At times our accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don’t find this a problem however, and are often keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
Because they are neighbours, it’s tempting to compare Vietnam and Cambodia on and things like quality of accommodation. Try to appreciate each destination for its own unique culture and what it has to offer rather than what it lacks or does better from where you have just been.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight 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. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. Please note the single supplement excludes day 3 (homestay), day 5 (overnight boat), day 6 (overnight train) and day 13 (guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation. Day use rooms are also excluded.
Our Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure trips score an average of 4.85 out of 5 based on 20 reviews in the last year.
It is a great way to travel to Asia. Even if you are a single women. I have felt really safe during my trip and got to know the countries we have visited much more than I expected or I think I could of on my own. We went to see places which is probably not available for tourists. Everything was organised for us, so it is a very stressful experience, however with the amount of free time we had, I could still collect my own memories and had the chance to discover by myself.
Review submitted 08 Aug 2018
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